November 6, 2008

Drink me

I love how these bottles are wrapped with the burlap and velvet ribbon, so pretty. I think it would be the perfect hostess gift. Around this time of year I like to have a few extra bottles of wine on hand to bring with me if I'm headed to a friend's for dinner or it's just so crazy I can't seem to remember to stop by the store.

Is there any special tricks that you have up your sleeve to keep the holidays running smoothly? If so please share because I could use all of the help I can get.

{image via Country Living}


amber {daisy chain} said...

omg, that is a great idea - and burlap is super cheap.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I love that idea. I was already thinking I was going to wrap all my gifts in kraft paper and this burlap is a great look for wine. I'm sure I'll be gifting it a lot of bottles this year.

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

I love that! Wonder if it's glued on?

citysage said...

Ooh I love these! They have such a rough, organic, homespun appeal. And the orange velvet ribbon adds a great touch of warm glamour.

One thing that I find really helpful is to bake up huge batches of your favourite cookie dough, then measure out scoops onto a baking sheet, freeze them, and once frozen pop the balls of dough into a ziplock bag. Keep them in the freezer until you need a quick bunch of cookies hot from the oven---you can bake them straight from the freezer, they take just a few minutes longer than if they weren't frozen.

They're great for taking to parties or if you realize you need a speedy gift for someone at the office, etc.

I also love to keep simple, elegant gift wrapping supplies on hand: tissue paper in solid colored metallics such as gold and copper, and a big roll of ivory grosgrain ribbon. It's a look that's not associated with a particular religion, and just conveys the warmth of the season.

the sweet life with olives said...

so cool... much better than an ugly 'bottle bag' and obviously more chic and loving than a nude bottle. Makes me want to drink! ;-)

Sarah Danielle said...

This is a wonderful idea!!

Aartee said...

What a cute gift idea!

simply seleta said...

My trick is doing all decoration while the kids are in school. But I reserve decorating the tree for us together as a family. They love doing that!

Another holiday touch that's lovely is taking spheres of grapevine and wrapping them with white lights that are on brown cords. A grouping of three different sizes can be popped on top of armoire
or shelves and really adds a level of texture and surprise.