12.04.2007

Mother Knows Best

It’s possible that I was a slightly odd child, as my ultimate fantasy at Christmas was that all the wrapping paper under the tree match. You can imagine that my mother was a bit perplexed by me…

Now that I’m an adult and buying my own wrapping paper, one of the first things I do at the beginning of the season is buy multiple rolls of the same pattern. I spend a lot of time picking the paper each year and use lots of different ribbon to dress things up.

For me this would be an ideal combo.

So, in the grand tradition of getting back everything you dished to your parents in spades, of course Audrey wants nothing more than for every single gift to be wrapped in a different kind of paper...ideally, the most sparkly, santa-ish, green and red paper possible.

Maybe something like this could be a compromise…but somehow I doubt it.


You know my mother is totally loving this.

All images via Martha.

6 comments:

Jane said...

Good luck Joslyn! Once kids get the whole Christmas thing, your ideas are pushed to the back burner for a long, long, time! I bet Bryan is loving your paper choice though!

Joslyn said...

I hear ya Jane!
And yes, the faux bois paper was a nod to my sweet husband...who doesn't really care how i decorate for christmas ;-)

Laura said...

Joslyn, I have always been matchy with this too. I also bought the faux bois paper in multiple rolls, and decided to combine it with a snakeskin print wrap I bought last year at Ikea, and silver and gold metallic solid wraps, with deep turquoise ribbon!

Joslyn said...

oh that sounds amazing Laura!

Jane said...

i am currently working on my wrapping plan 2007 where everything matches, so i am with you 100%. i went with newsprint, baker's twine, and cute little clips to hold the tags ....

Joslyn said...

jane that sounds so pretty...i love baker's twine!