Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wrapping up Christmas

I finally found the paper I've been looking for to wrap my Christmas gifts in this year. I know it's not really traditional, but it is some of my favorite colors...and see the quilt it's lying on? That's my inspiration piece for my decorating color scheme this Christmas. It was a birthday gift from my BFFAE (best friend forever and ever) Melissa. It lives on the back of the cream colored leather sofa we bought from Melissa and Eddie a few years ago! How's that for serendipity?

The lighter color paper is called "kraft paper" on the label, but it's not at all stiff like a lot of kraft paper is. And the green is actually a sage color. The gold ribbon is a satin ribbon, and I'll be adding in red and green satin ribbon to go with the straw colored raffia and the red raffia. I'll be sure to show you a picture of the finished product after I get something wrapped.

And the best part? I already had the raffia and the paper was only $2 or $3 each roll-it's the first time I've had to buy wrapping paper in a while!!

Remember, anything you do today to prepare for Christmas is that much less you have to do in December!

Will YOU be ready?

Merry, Merry,



  1. Oh, I love the paper and the colors!!

  2. Hi there...so nice to meet you and thanks for your sweet comments on my tablescape...I do love dishes. I'm anxious to see your pkgs. all wrapped up in such wonderful colors
    which makes it all the more interesting! ;-) Bo

  3. OMGoodnes Cathy you're quilt would go great with the comforter I just put on my bed earlier. I love the paper too.

  4. I love the colors! I'm using light blue, pink and brown with cranberry and sage as accents - non traditional but it all works.

  5. Goodness, your blog gets me excited about Christmas! I haven;t even thought of wrapping yet! So your husband is Lynn. Do you ahve any funny stories about that. We sure do. Many times we are being introduced and the folks say "hi, Lynn" to me and when they get to Lynn they dont know what to say, ...Carolyn? Of course, "Lynn" and "Carolyn" go well together. But I have to admit sometimes he gets female mail that is much more interesting than the female mail I get. Go figure!

  6. Hi Cathy! I love all of this! I've got to get started on Christmas! Can't wait to see your packages all ready for under the tree.
    Thanks for coming to visit me.
    Be a sweetie,

  7. Great point. I love the colors of the paper you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Good morning Cathy, thanks so much for the heads up on the other site...I can't wait to go over there and check it out! Thanks for the sweet comments all the time too, you made my day!


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I love to cook, decorate, entertain and plan the holidays. I'm wife to one handsome man and mom to three handsome boys, I love God, my family and my country. I'm the one at the small town parade waving the American flag!! Almost all the holidays are celebrated at our house, and we like it that way!!