Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm Not The Only One Who Does This, Right?

Collect and save crap that you love but have no idea what to do with, that is.  You do this too, right?

Take this package of 1940's wrapping paper.  I found this at a flea a few years ago, may even have been Brimfield.  Paid a couple of dollars for it, love it, but what am I going to do with it?  It is AWESOME!  But it is printed TISSUE paper.  I cannot bring myself to sell it, I cannot bring myself to use it.  So every year I take it out and look at it and think "I really should DO something with this."

Even the label is beautiful!  Sigh, what do think?  I suppose I should scan it and preserve it somehow.   If the copyright expired maybe I can reproduce it?  (Like that will ever happen)  Anyway, I guess this year I at least blogged about it.  You do this too, right?  RIGHT????

11 comments:

  1. You're the one person who reads this blog who I was sure would back me up! Wait, maybe you are simply the one person who reads this blog...

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  2. I read it too!! And yes, I do the same thing ;-)

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  3. Oh, yes I most certainly do and I think I must have passed it along to you. I have that great Dennison Crepe Paper border with Santa on it (actually I have two different designs). I know I am never going to put them up on the wall as they were meant to be shown, but at the same time I love looking at them. I would use them on the table, but then that would mean that I would not use one of my 20 Vintage Christmas Tablecloths (it is hard enough trying to decide which to use each year). Shall I use them for wrapping? I would then cry when someone just ripped them off of the gift. I think I will just put them back into the box for next year! MOM

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  4. Gee, where do I possibly GET this from???? (LOL)

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  5. I'm guilty too. Just ask John. At least some of us get it. Some brilliant person will one day create a social network for those of us who truly appreciate the past...until then, it's every man/gal for his/her self...Oh, and I DO read this fab blog~~don't always comment but I'm keepin' tabs! xo

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  6. If you are a scrap-booker or card maker you could preserve them in that way... I used some really cute tissue paper just today in a framed 12 x 12 layout for the mom of a little boy celebrating his 1st bday. The paper was so cute, we used it in so many ways that was just getting crumpled and tossed but this framed layout is acid free and archival safe so she can cherish it for years to come.

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  7. Sounds like a great idea Tiffany! Of course, I cannot even bring myself to open the package, never mind cut or glue it! LOL! Someday...someday...

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  8. Ha ha!! LOVE reading the banter between you and your mom here in the comments... you come by "it" honestly, huh?! (by "it" - I mean that deep appreciation for vintage and the by-gone goodness of years past... it's a wonderful gift, really.) :)

    This is definitely something I would not be able to part with either. The image of Santa would be wonderful screenprinted onto tea towels or pillows... or a t-shirt. DEFinitely scan it, just in case. :) I love the simplicity of the tag... (I saw someone had scanned old rick-rack/sewing notion packaging and altered them to make the most adorable gift tags -- I can't recall the blog/website, but it was a free download for personal use... trying to "google" it based on my limited memory - and can't find it! urgh...)

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  9. omg... totally hyperventilating here......ok, an exaggeration, but still - I just found those gift tags I was referring to in my previous comments...
    via the How About Orange blog (I got to thinking about it, and figured that's where I saw it, as she finds the most lovely freebies...) http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/04/vintage-trim-gift-tags.html
    via the doe-c-doe blog...
    anywhooo.... have a good one! :)

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  10. Thanks Teresa! I feel like I am always one step behind making all these awesome things other people come up with! LOL! Part of the problem is that I am a slob. When I look at these Martha Stewart perfect craft creations I'm always thinking "where are all the little bits of crap? where are the glue drips? what do you do when it sticks to your fingers?" :-)

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