I got a little ahead of myself this year. I had not even started to consider what to do for Christmas gift wrap when I began to think of how to decorate for New Year’s eve in France. I have long been a fan of the best quality double face satin you can buy, which is called “Swiss Satin” as it is made in Switzerland. I used to buy this at Bon Marche in Paris, but you can find all shades of the rainbow at Michael Levine’s in downtown Los Angeles ($50 minimum for shipping), surely at MJ’s in NYC and other stores. The best brand is Morex; if you buy it by the yard at retail, it’s $1.50 for this 1 1/2 inch ribbon; if you buy a spool of 27 yards it is less than $1 per yard. I bought a spool of red which is already gone, as well as a spool of this color, which is called Lilac; I love it so much and especially how well it goes with creamy 19thC French linens. Many thanks to Sande Chase of A Gift Wrapped Life for the mention on this; surely everyone knows Sande but if not, you will find wonderful gift inspiration through her…
There are other colors which compliment, don’t you love this fuchsia satin on the Point a la Ligne tapers from Paris~
I tucked in a trio of bouquet garni…surely the scent of thyme will welcome the recipient, Sande, in this case~
the entire set was enveloped in fuchsia tulle….in lieu of paper, for reuse, for re-gift, for whatever….my sniff test is, would I love to receive this gift, you bet I would!
I am getting ready for our English dinner tomorrow eve; apple crisp in the oven, table being set…the Holidays are upon us, hooray!