Thursday, January 04, 2007

Gift Sets


I love putting together these little gift sets for special friends and relatives. I buy old vintage china plates and saucers when ever I see one that appeals. It is good to have a small collection, as you can match the colours on them to other elements of the gift. For instance the powder puffs that I have just finished creating, embellished with vintage millinery flowers, looked so pretty with this rose painted plate. I also added a vintage postcard echoing the colours again for another layer to the gift.

Here a baby theme runs through this gift set. It includes the tiny baby powder puff and French postcard.
I have made other variations in the past, such as a pretty saucer acting as a drip tray to a cream church candle, with a box of matches covered in pretty fabric to co-ordinate.
Or a sewing set of cotton thread, needle case (made from vintage fabric of course!) and colourful buttons on a pretty transfer printed tea plate. The fun is matching all the colours to make a cohesive set. They are a welcome gift too, as they show you have taken time to create something special.

(These sets are available on my website at http://www.nostalgia-stonehouse.co.uk/ ) - Sorry, ALL SOLD. Thanks to all who made a purchase.

23 comments:

  1. Nikki you have such an eye for detail, I love it, so pretty and thoughtful.

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  2. SO BEAUTIFUL I LOVE IT ALL!!

    best wishes Ginny

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  3. Niki they are all absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely idea. You are always so inspiring.

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  4. Those are gorgeous! You always inspire me.

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  5. They are lovely Niki, I wish I knew a new mum I could buy one for, I love the baby one!

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  6. Niki,
    Very pretty. How did you make the power puff?
    NANCY JO

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  7. OK THAT WOULD BE POWDER PUFF, EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT BE POWERFUL.
    NANCY JO

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  8. Hi Niki, delightful as always! They must be such fun to put together. I'm sure the person receiving such a lovely gift would be thrilled! Clare x

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  9. YUMMY EYE CANDY! Love these sweet notions and envy the lucky recipients!
    xo,
    Kim

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  10. I just discovered your blog and what a treat. The gift sets are just darling!

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  11. ((((sigh)))
    lovely as always...xx

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  12. Oh my so lovely and original how can one not feel ~special~ recieving one of these gifts!
    Happy New Year to you !

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  13. That was really a great idea. :) I love it!

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  14. Awesomely delicately beautiful
    RaNae

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  15. Soooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!! You have a lot of creativity! I love them!

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  16. Niki, your little gift sets are amazing, great work!

    Oh, I just admired your lovely heart at Sheila's blog! I L O V E it!

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  17. Baby baby sweet baby!!!!
    Your special touch strikes a chord with me.

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  18. Oooo I just love what you have done. You really do have a talented eye and you must be a wonderful friend to have!

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  19. Niki- You are a gifted gift-giver! What a treat those are.

    Jen

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  20. The gift sets are devine and beautifully co-ordinated....so romantic!

    Annabelle~^..^~ xo

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  21. What a lovely idea!!

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  22. ooooh, love your home... colors and designs!
    Love your collections!

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Niki xx