I'm in love with the good life from long ago. I love stiff old paper and leaky pens and wax seals. I adore gold leaf and soft fur. There is a piece of my heart that jumps at cabbage rose fabric and houndstooth wool. Part of this affinity for beauty lends itself to making a presentation of a present. It's a small way to make something beautiful without spending a lot. I feel like a beautifully wrapped gift can express the care you took to share something with someone.
I'm weak in the knees for beautiful gift wrap. I love it thick and heavy with deep creases when you fold it. If you add velvet or glitter, I love it more. If you combine Marie Antoinette, I love it best!
Below is a graphic reprint to look like embroidery in a very similar pattern to Marie Antoinette's fabric in her bedroom in Versailles. I love the vibrant aubergine, yellow, pink, and teal. I hope to have it made into curtains for my dining room. Hooray! But for a much, much cheaper price I ordered it as gift wrap.
It will come to me in a sheet about 3 feet long, with a repeat pattern like this:
The faux embroidered design was a concept by Bonnie Phantasm and she has a shop on Zazzle and Cafepress where you can get everything from a trucker cap (um, no) to a queen size duvet.
A large sheet of the pattern is below:
A close up to see the 'embroidered' effect:
The original fabric looks like this (images courtesy of Google):
|Sophia Coppola film, Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst (filmed at Versailles)|
I seriously am so excited to get peacock feathers, velvet ribbon and bust out some glitter. Look out Christmas!
Have a great day,