Tuesday, November 27, 2007

That's A Wrap



Well, I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet, so I don't have any presents to wrap, but if I did, here's the perfect wrapping inspiration.


OK, this lady really knows how to wrap a present! Have you ever seen this book? It's by Carolyne Roehm, and it's a true feast for the eyes. Her gifts are so beautifully wrapped that whatever is inside is almost superfluous.










I was lucky enough to stumble across a copy of Presentations at TJMaxx, but you can find it here. If you like what you see, you also might want to subscribe to her email newsletter. Total eye candy! Her other books, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, and A Passion for Parties, are also totally wonderful. Here are a few pics from Presentations for inspiration.






















I wish I could come up with anything half as beautiful!



24 comments:

  1. I'll take an 1/8th of her talent and be happy! Goodness are those gorgeous! I signed up for her email. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Now all I have to do is buy the gifts....

    Love,
    Julie

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  2. Think I must order that book today. Hubby and I have decided our adult children have been just too hard to buy for the past couple years. So, we are going the gift certificate route and I have been looking for some inspiration on packaging them so that they still feel they are opening "gifts". That book just might just have the solution.

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  3. ooohhh... they are beautiful! But I think I love the chair (with the lions) even more! TJMaxx is so much fun to brouse through.. so is Marshalls. I have yet to buy a single present. Every year I aspire to having Christmas 'all wrapped up' early, but alas, it'll have to wait 'til next year. (pardon the pun..)
    :) Abbie

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  4. Beautiful! I love the chair too!
    Thanks for sharing--I will be on the lookout for that book.

    Annie

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  5. Oh, good grief...these are just beautiful. My mother was really good at wrapping gifts. With 10 grandkids, 6 grownups, and numerous friends to wrap for, by the time I get them all wrapped, my room looks like it's been hit by the A Bomb, the tape is stretched across the room and then some, my hair is standing on ends, my eyes blood-shot and I only have one nerve left and it's REAL easy to step on it!!
    Hahaha
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!
    hugs, bj

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  6. Oh Wow what beautiful wrappings! I wish I could do half as good as that. I enjoy wrapping gifts, you can get so creative. Great ideas!
    And thanks Mary for the good ideas you left on my blog for making Christmas time a bit easier. I DO love sending Christmas cards though and probably will continue to do that even though it's so time consuming.
    Well, I'm off to shop for some gifts today and maybe some pretty wrapping paper too!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  7. Those are stunning packages. Thanks for sharing.
    Nan

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  8. ooohhh... they are beautiful! I wish I have a talent for "wrapping". I have to admit I'm not good at it; usually have someone else do that for me :)

    You have a blessed day, Mary.

    Cielo

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  9. I love the white paper and then having the ribbons, etc as the frilly part of the wrapping. It really stands out that way! Of course, I'm lucky to get the corners neat on my packages ;-)

    God bless,
    Sallie

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  10. My sister and I were the official "wrappers" in our house growing up, but that pretty much involved curling ribbon and not much more. For years I have been all about the wired ribbon from CostCo, but this year I have designs on something ... more ... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Wow! What a stunning way to wrap a present. It would almost be a shame to unwrap the gift (almost...hehehe). I had to laugh at BJ's comment, that is just how I am too! lol Will have to check out this book though, thanks Mary!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  12. That was a great post. I would love to have all my gifts wrapped that way.I have to travel and it all gets smushed so bad. Hate that.

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  13. I've been wanting that book! I've been known for spending more on the wrapping than on the actual gift! I'm going to go sign up for her newsletter!

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  14. I had to come back and say thank you for sharing her website! It is so beautiful!

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  15. Gorgeous! Prettier than what is inside!
    I try to do a few special wraps each year but wish I had the talent and time and oompf to do everything this way!

    Thank you for always having such wonderful ideas!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  16. Very Pretty, I'm heading over to see her website!

    Just found your blog, clicking bookmark so I will return!

    Nice to meet you!

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  17. Mary,

    What a stunning book. Have you ever seen her book on Autumn? It is to die for, all the flower arrangements. Just gorgeous. Think I will sign up for her newsletter as well.
    Thanks,
    Janet

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  18. Oh, yes Carolyne has very elegant creative ideas, always. I must look at my TJ Maxx for her books since I have found great books there. Thanks for sharing. Her web site is very lovely also.

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  19. Looks like a fabulous book!
    Now, I'm off the check out her website.

    ~elaine~

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  20. I do believe that presentation is key...after all it's only the thought that's inside!! I wish I could wrap all my gifts to look like the ones on those pages!
    Love,
    Robin

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  21. Oh Mary, I have and love that book too! I also posted about it a while ago. And I am planning on doing a little feature about gift wrapping too! Thanks for visiting my open house!

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  22. Love your couch that the book is resting on!~Rosemary

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