Saturday, November 5, 2011

A lovely {ruffly} gift to myself

A while back Jeanne Oliver Designs was having a little sale on some items. 

This is what I bought:

{ruffled messenger bag--source: Jeanne Oliver}

It turns out, it's even cuter in person. The attention to detail is amazing, including the charming lining.

This is how the package came.  So beautiful, I almost didn't want to open it.

It was so cute I went back {to the website}.  I really shouldn't have. But I did.  Unfortunately for those interested, the ruffled messenger bag was sold out but she still had the Sadie.

And again, it's even cuter in person.  I love the vintage floral pattern and colors--kind of reminds me of vintage sheets, which I am currently loving and collecting--and the ruffly flower.

The package came just as beautiful--topped with old book pages and vintage looking tags--talk about primping a package!  This got me thinking, do people get as excited as I did when they get my packages?  I didn't really need to ask the question, I already know the answer.
This has inspired me to spend a little more time when packaging items from my etsy shop.   I think it makes a huge difference when something is wrapped so beautifully--somehow it makes the gift inside even better.  So I vow to do better. Although it won't look exactly like this,

it will be wrapped beautifully enough to give as a gift.

Also, I'm working on adding some new items to my etsy shop, along with some handmade items {remember my vintage sheet love?  that may or may not have something to do with it}.  I am really excited about them and hope they will turn out as great as I envision them.  I'm hoping to get my shop updated by the end of next week, I'll let you know when I do.

keep primping,


  1. Oh that is so VERY adorable... I am a happy owner of her Camera Bag... Jeanne was so very Sweet to email and let me know that they were back in stock... I snatched one up Immediately... and it is LOVELY :)

  2. The package is very important! Yes! I'll have my booth at a craft show and will be using paper bags, and you make me realize I didn't decorated yet! I'll use some Lavender and dry flowers with burlap....
    Enjoy your own gift!!

  3. Oh how I love that ruffly bag! I'm so glad that you got one. Yes, packaging is very important and I love it when I receive something I've ordered and it's wrapped special.


  4. This is totally cute!! Ans when I won your giveaway, you had the package wrapped just as darling!! Thanks, Michele!


  5. Ohhh that totally inspires me to wrap better!! I am vowing to do that starting Monday ~
    Sooo sweet!!

  6. How cute!!! Love the detail, thanks for sharing.

  7. SO freaking cute!! I love the colors.