Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Thrifty Christmas

Christmas Presents

Sorry I am a bit late in posting these, but I promised that I would share some pictures of the vintage gems I found for Christmas presents, so here they are! I decided to incorporate my thrifty vibe into my wrapping paper and I used old paper bags, because much store bought wrapping paper is not recyclable. I added some pretty bows with some leftover wool from my knitting and beautiful glittery gift tags.

Christmas Presents

For my mother I got an amazing gold brocade dress from Beacon's Closet, as well as some dishes which are the same pattern as her wedding china, such a great find! I also got her a coronation plate because she has quite a collection of them. For my father I got an old copy of The Wrecker. My sister received some beautiful Italian leather shoes and a bow brooch. The only person I didn't manage to thrift a present for was my brother. I ended up getting him the latest Teton Gravity Research ski video, Light The Wick, which still goes to a good cause because it is a small company and their videos are amazing. The only person left to get something for is my sister who lives in Vietnam. I have been racking my brains trying to think of something small that would also be useful and easy for her to travel with. Any ideas?

Christmas Presents

Christmas Presents

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years. Any exciting stories for me?


Tess S. said...

wow such great finds.. I'm sure your family was thrilled!


Stacey Kay said...

OOO I love your wrapping! Very nice!

Stacey Kay
“Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”

A New Decade Has Begun…

oomph. said...

very pretty...i love homemade wrappings. i try to come up with a theme every year...but sometimes it just gets too crazy and i end up buying.

head over heels said...

fab finds and the wrapping is just gorgeous! you've obviously put a lot of thought into what your family would want :) x

Sarah with an "h" said...

What awesome gifts! And I love your wrapping job.


Bad Taste Toast said...

These are amazing presents! Very personal, great finds! Wish i was so talented in thrifting gifts :)

lauren said...

i absolutely love the way you wrapped those gifts. gives me a few inspiring ideas for next year, thank you doll. xo

Louder than Silence said...

What lovely gifts, and I love your wrapping style - I went for brown paper too, with red ribbon for a festive touch :) Sallyx

amanda said...

i love it!!!! great finds. and next year you're gonna wrap all my gifts, k? k.

Dreamy Princess said...

Lovely gifts!(:
I love hoe you wrapped the presents((:

Well, I just thinking about giving your sis a nice sunblock, gps or book ;p
Don't know if they could useful for her.

Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

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