Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's Been a Long Time

I'm back!
Today I am inspired and ready to share something fun. (At least, I think so).

I really love old paper.  The fonts, the graphics, the feel of the paper.  Even the yellowing and musty smell make me happy (as long as I take by antihistamine).  

Maybe it's because my dad was a printer.  The things we create from home with our computers and printers, well, he would have been blown away.  Thankfully old style printing is not a thing of the past.  I so appreciate those who are carrying on the art of letterpress and such.  Anyway, I am watching my appreciation grow lately and am always seeking how to incorporate this stuff into my life. 

One thing I am embracing these days is vintage gift wrap.  I love the look, it costs so much less, and there's the whole save a tree, recycle thing.  It's a win-win for me.  My thrifting adventures have led me to some awesome vintage gift wrap.  Take a gander at these beauties.

shower umbrellas

pink brides

kids in jalopies

classic sliver
Next, my thoughts move to storage.  I am a bull-in-the-china-shop kinda gal, so I wanted some kind of box to protect the paper from getting crumpled.  It dawned on the that this paper comes in folded squares, much the size of a record album.  Hmmm. What about boxed record sets?

I bought a couple of those and they are great, but today's find was even better.  A record album in book form.  Plus it's classic white and discolored with a great font... (all just wonderful).

I am so excited.  I can use the sleeves for my paper, close it up and put it on my bookshelf.  All my pretty paper is safe and sound and easily accessible.  

There is room for my vintage greeting cards and gift tags too!  So pretty and so fun.  

Bonus!  I scored this piece of awesome vintage paperness.  I am loving it!

I am happy.

Now what to do with the old records?

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