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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

~free gift wrap idea~

Wine bottle paper bags as wrappings.

From Trader Joe's.

Joe and I visit Trader Joe's when we go to Athens, Georgia and at Thanksgiving I picked up these beautiful bags, free, with bottles of wine. 
Ask for the wine not to be placed in the bags, at the check out counter, and keep the bags flat and pretty. 
The wine at this store is reasonably priced too.

We do not exchange gifts with anyone, or buy gifts for that matter as we are blessed beyond measure, so this is sort of all made up but I had fun doing it.
The tissue is not tissue but that paper that stores (Goodwill in this case) use to wrap breakables. 
We do buy toys for kids that our church directs to two local neighborhoods.

There you have a free gift wrap idea.

You can always put wine in the bag but why do the expected?

Linking with Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday's.

Tidings and Joy


  1. We have a Trader Joe's in St.Louis, I have always enjoyed shopping there. Delightful store. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Very cool! Now if only I had a Trader Joe's nearby I would be in heaven.

    We don't have Trader Joe's around here!
    This is a cute idea though.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I love these bags too! So artful! I think it's time for me to go buy some wine! Beautiful idea. I love the simplicity.

  5. What a wonderful idea, Olive! The bags look terrific.
    No Trader Joe's in these parts, though.....

  6. Great idea and free is always good! I'm no where near a Trader Joe's but I love to go when I visit my daughter. We always get the best stuff. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comments always, without fail, make me laugh!

  7. Buffet style is a great way to dine and your setup is very pretty. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Those are darling! I love Trader Joes! Vanna


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