When you are feeling lonely
Or even feeling blue,
You only have to hold this gift
And know I am thinking of you.
You never can unwrap it,
Please leave the ribbon tied.
Just hold the box within you hands
It is filled with my love inside.
I have always tried to wrap my presents with a special wrap so that the package is nicer than the gift and one gets two presents in one. This year I am using cigar boxes that my daughter gave me from her collections. The one that has a red sheer bows actually a box that I get my bead containers in. It turned out so beautiful and I won't be too disappointed if some of them do not sell. My only problem is that they still have a cigar smell and I am not sure if that will offend anyone with a sensitive nose. But it is a good use for those beautiful boxes that are just laying around.
These lovely pin cushions were tea cups from my Mom and were not being used any where else. I left the message from my Mother in the bottom of the cup for someone to find in the years to come. It says that the cup was given to her by her friend in 1944 and it belonged to her great grandma during the turn of the century. Both of the cups are made of very fine china. The second cup is much smaller but makes a lovely, dainty statement on a desk. I just love their look. I used a stamp on the top to age them and soften the look. Dawn even made pin cushions out of old silver sugar bowls but I do not have any of those lying around....
Here is another "Fairy Jar" that I think is wonderful. ( I get so emotionally attached to the things I create) I made her wings from flowers from My wedding bouquet. They are so soft and feminine. I found some silver trays and have loved decorating them and they so lend to the Holiday scene. I left them tarnished to make them "feel" used and loved. I love all the trays but this NOEL tray really speaks to the holiday spirit.
I found this cute teddy bear and wanted to dress her for the upcoming holiday! Miss Priss is not as cute as Dawn's from The Feathered Nest.blogspot.com but my grand daughters both want her. Again another beautiful idea from Dawn. I have loved these fairy jars and think they will be so cute for a mantel at Christmas plus can be used all year long. There is a cute poem attached I have made and sold numerous Christmas ornaments for the tree. I even keep a few for myself or for quick gifts when friends drop in. I particularly like the "Santa's Magic Key" I got the idea from the Internet and I think it is such a good idea for those children that can not figure out how Santa gets into the house to leave their gifts. You may use any of these ideas, as we go along in developing my inventory to sell at my open house then these jewels will go to the Carriage House in Winder, GA.
I have been busy busy busy with Christmas gifts. I have soooo many ideas from the Feathered Nest Blog site. Please check her out!!! You must must check it out. This little shoe has been with me since 1984 and I have saved it to find something to do with it. Dawn Edmonson gave me this delicious idea that I absolutely Love. What a precious gift to give a new baby or just for someone who loves Victorian, as I do.