Thursday, January 28, 2010

Presenting Pretty

As I have mentioned here often, I LOVE getting packages in the mail. Who doesn't?

Who doesn't love the idea of a wrapped parcel that has crossed miles of land and possibly sea to get to you? And I love it even more when the contents inside are pretty little things that take me to another world.

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A recent package that I received took me all the way to Japan. I opened it up in excitement, and inside were lovely tastes and treats from my lovely blog friend Photojoy.

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The Japanese sure how to make a pretty package! Look at the prettiness and detail that goes into their packaging for crackers. I am always impressed by the charm of Japanese packaging. She included a basket she'd made, along with adorable Japanese seals and candies. Everything really was a feast for the eyes!

What was inside one of the prettiest packages you've ever received?

PS. For those of you who haven't and would like to - please vote for City of Dionne here, you have until tomorrow evening.

30 comments:

Hannah said...

Mmm...the package just looks delicious. Love the paper.

I haven't ever really received a package, sadly enough, so I don't really have a prettiest one. :(

Hannah

Federica said...

I truly love all your fantastic posts darling!

Jodi Kendall said...

Wow- beautiful packaging!! I love how you edit the images - Do you use Photoshop?

Let's see... last package I received was a camera strap that my dear friend made for me. I love it. She actually has an Etsy shop, for anyone who likes homemade goods (www.homemadegrits.blogspot.com).

smrithi rao said...

the crackers looks so very delicious
:)
http://2cupsofteaandacoffee.blogspot.com/

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love getting mail or maybe its just the fact its a surprise present. :) I can't remember the last time I got a really fun package in the mail- its all bills. HAHA

Meg said...

my best friend from back home sent me a package for canada day that included canadian flag nail stickers. we had a tradition of putting the cheap stickers on our nails to celebrate, and it was so sweet of her to send me some even though we couldn't be together that canada day!

AMKreations said...

You are making me hungry!!! =)

LBB said...

OOh lovely! I agree, the Japanese do have such neat packaging - sweet little details!

Jaime said...

Such pretty packaging... Japanese details are lovely.

Rebecca said...

i've been receiving fun packages full of little baby socks, hats, and jammies...makes the waiting so fun!

Lovely Scribbles said...

How fun, Dionne! Pretty packages really are the best, and yours is lovely! My best friend moved a few hours away, but she always sends me the best packages with my favorite candy, lotions, and always a pretty card with Bible verses. Getting packages always makes my day. :)

Tali Schiffer said...

Well, one of the nicer packages I've received was actually from you Dionne, with your pretty illustrations, and all the little add-ons you've put in it :)

Sarah said...

It's amazing how far a little thought in packaging can really take something. Beautiful!

K said...

I recently ordered a vintage dress off of ebay, and while it turned out to be ugly, the packaging was fabulous! It was tied up inside with a red ribbon and a white flower in the middle.

Linz said...

when i went to japan, i wanted to just buy cookies for my friends *because* of the packaging. when you go to korean stationery stores and ask them to wrap up your gifts, they do it so prettily. there is just a huge concentration on pretty wrapping in both korea and japan.

Sarah Mina said...

It's not very original, but Tiffany's little blue boxes always have the best gifts inside! My bf got me a great pearl necklace from there last year for my 25th birthday and I love it!

Phoenix said...

I find that most of the things I buy from Etsy always come in the most beautiful packaging! It's almost as if the packaging was part of the gift itself - love that idea!

Tender Branson said...

I love the look of the crackers, never seen anything like them. J-Fur would've loved the package, she is a Japanese culture freak.

photojoy said...

Yes, I voted for City of Dionne. What fun!

And thanks very much for writing about my package. Oh I love all those pictures you took and editted. Next time I should learn pretty wrapping for myself and make friends more excited like the way you always do.

Nicole Marie said...

somehow the packaging makes the gift!

Torie Jayne said...

Such pretty packaging, and those sweets are adorable! Have a sweet day!

Heather said...

Oh how I love Japanese sweets!!!!!! They're so much better than anything here.

I'm pretty sure the most awesome thing I've gotten in a package was your last summer swap. The blanket Meg made for Ricky is perfect! He loves to play with his toys on it. :)

Piggy said...

Wow.. those packages look AMAZING! Great polaroid photos! Japanese are famous for their packaging!

For me, I just got some supplies that I bought from Japan too! Needless to say, they are stunningly packed. Got some prints from Emily (Blackapple) too. Love her packaging too.

Tamara Nicole said...

Ooooh I LOVE nice packaging! I try to wrap my goodies from my Etsy store in cute red/white polka dot tissue and ribbon, etc. Kind of makes it liek a fun present:-)

P.S. thanks for including me in your treasury!!!

Gaia said...

Thanks for your words at Meghan post!
Love you !
Have a terrific weekend!

Kotori said...

I love reading Photojoy's blog - each time I visit I feel like I've made a trip to Japan!

Carissa said...

those crackers look amazing! and that packaging is lovely.

I always love getting things in the mail from Etsians because they are (almost) always wrapped up so prettily! I sent out my giveaway prizes the other day and took great care wrapping them up and while they turned out very nice, if I do say so myself, it definitely gave me an even deeper appreciation for when I received gorgeously wrapped packages-- it takes a lot of time and effort! :)

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous package! And what's inside ain't bad either! The Japanese have a knack for presenting everything so beautifully; have you ever been to Takashamaya in NYC? Love that store. In the basement they have their tea room and tea and goodies for sale. I could spend hours in there. And the rest of the floors will take time too- each floor is lovely.

Mo said...

how adorable !!!! i thought we were not supposed to send food to the US ! i voted for you !

Maki said...

Aw I grew up on those - eating with my mom or grandma or my sisiter. I still eat rice crackers - my favorite!!!!! Funny thing is my daughters love it too - no wonder why they're 1/2 Japanese:)

Beautiful post Dionne!