Monday, October 4, 2010

Vintage Monday...sweet treat idea...

I often love to make gifts of the many little vintage treasures that I find....and I like to package them in a fun way!

Three of my quilting friends and I had a day put aside to applique together....and I wanted to give each of them a sweet treat to remember our day together.

I thought I would show you what I did. I didn't have time to make tags like I usually do...so instead I looked inside my studio cupboards to see what I could use in a pinch....and my eyes rested upon this pink ticket roll...yes, I picked it up at a thrift shop!


I grabbed some pink tule and cellophane....



I filled a little vintage creamer with salt water taffy (one of my favorites)....and wrapped it up.
I tied a tag on
that read..."you're the cream of the crop!"


I did the same with this depression glass sugar bowl....and the tag read...
"you are as sweet as sugar!"...


And did the same for a vintage crystal sugar bowl. These also make fun take-homes after a luncheon and the ticket could also be used as a place card!
I often adopt single sugar and creamers that have been abandoned by thier mates...I can easily find them for 50 cents each....they make adorable pieces on the breakfast, luncheon or dinner table. They can hold jams, syrups, salad dressings, salsa, dip and even after dinner mints!
I hope I have inspired you to find many uses for abandoned vintage items and to look at single sugars and creamers in a new way!
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11 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Those are so pretty, Lori. I always just loved those tickets :-).

wanda said...

I love this idea Lori. It's absolutely adorable. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I envite the girls over.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great idea Lori! I often come across orphan sugar and creamers in thrift stores.

Nedra said...

You always come up with the cutest ideas! I just want to follow you around with a note pad and pencil and write down ideas as they come out of your brain.

Sherri said...

Such fun ideas, Lori...as always...seriously...you could write the cutest book full of so many of your ideas!

a little bit biased said...

Such a cute idea, Lori! I love the wrapping you did on it with the tule and the tickets - it really completes the look!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so cute. Of course you'd think of this idea. You are so creative. I'm so glad you're my friend because if you weren't I'd be so super sad not to know you.

Darlene said...

You provide inspiration on a very regular basis, Miss Lori. Adorable idea - that's for sharing.

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun idea Lori -- thanks for the inspiration!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lori, I think we shop alike. I love picking up odd pieces. Love your sayings and tickets. Sweet Idea!

Elizabeth said...

Lori, love your gift idea for friends. Very inspirational.

By the way, this is the first time I've had my speakers on when reading your blog. Your musical choice is very soothing to my scattered brain.

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