A Very KMART Christmas

Every year in October – I know not which exact week – could be the first week but definitely before Halloween – the major chain stores reveal their Christmas theming, decorations, wrapping papers and embellishments. The moment it is out, I am there. This week, I was in full KMART mode. KMART Australia has done […]

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Seven Christmas Wrapping Trends You Need To Know

It appears there is no official dictionary definition for a person who is obsessed with Christmas but there are plenty of unofficial descriptors and my favorite is yulephile. I suspect I am a yulephile which means I’m well into serious preparations for my Christmas styling, theming and wrapping. Early September is the perfect time for […]

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Going to the Source

If there is one thing that I like nearly as much as gift wrapping, it is talking about gift wrapping with specialist gift wrappers. And so it was that I found myself on New York’s Upper West Side talking all things wrapping with the lovely Melissa from Paper Source. Melissa has gift wrapping cred. She […]

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Graphite Gift Wrap in its Element

Earlier this year my daughter chose a graphite coloured paper as the signature gift wrapping paper for her new Brisbane Retail Store. I was very dubious to say the least. I was worried that it would be a little too dour and that it would not be suitable for a wide enough range of recipients. […]

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Ribbon Roll Out

This early October Ribbon Roll Out features open weave metallics, a few thoughts on matte curling ribbon and great value extra wide ribbon finds. Open Weave Metallics Lead the Way Metallics are on a roll ( pun intended) in ribbons this Christmas and open weave metallics are leading the way. I love Lumi in antique […]

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Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps

Well it seems that there are many of us who love buying gifts and absolutely appreciate receiving them but who maybe, just maybe (judging by the response to my blog Five Fab Last Minute Gift Wraps) leave wrapping them to the last minute. This definitely calls for Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps – wraps […]

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Five Fab Last Minute Christmas Wraps

We’ve all been there….Christmas Day fast approaching, gifts still to wrap, shops well and truly closed and alas…you run out of wrapping paper. What do you do? Or, to be more precise, what do you do that looks rather fabulous? After much trial and a great deal of error, I am pleased to announce my […]

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Faux Bois

If we Southern hemisphere wrappers edited out every skerrick of Christmas paper, trim, ribbon or tag with a wintery Northern Hemisphere theme, we would be seriously limiting our options. I have long moved past any problem with snowy, cold and frozen patterns when it is 36 degrees Celsius outside and it seems some what churlish to return […]

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Black and White About This

My favourite stand out trend for Christmas 2016 is the simplicity and clean lines of black and white. Yes… I love other looks but it’s the monochromatic black and white that I have chosen for my family Christmas along with accents of pine, twine and cork. In the process I have learned a lot (who ever said […]

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Wrapping Paper Wrap up

I could talk about Christmas wrapping paper all year round. Not all people share that same fascination. Certainly my husband doesn’t. But now  we are post Halloween, post Melbourne Cup, post Year 12 exams, post Thanksgiving (not an Aussie thing but you can’t avoid all that Pilgrimness, turkeyness and feasting online) and post Black Friday (which […]

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