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Thursday, October 3, 2013

brown paper packages tied up with string...

....brown paper packages tied up with string...
these are a few of my favorite things.
You have no idea how that went over and over in my head when we were in Salzburg in August. 

And here I am now wrapping some little gifts and I think I have decided, it really is the little things after all...like fragments of an old song, or a wisp of a sweet memory, that are the best...

The best, like a perfectly wrapped little gift. Simple in brown paper and butcher's twine...

 ...little sprigs of the last of the lavender tucked inside.
(My paper and twine come from my pal Jo Packham's Create-ologie site)

 
And while I know everyone calls it "butcher's twine" these days...
I remember the fancy bakery on Hillside Avenue and watching the shop girls wrap and wrap those white paper boxes in this red and white twine from a ginormous role....and while I can't go back in time and get those black and white cookies, but I sure can think of them as I finish this project....

xxoo Jen

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