Monday, November 05, 2012

happy happy mail: vintage supplies from Papier Valise

There is an amazing store, called Papier Valise. Janice finds the most amazing vintage items. I recently treated myself to a shopping spree there, and this is what happened when my beautiful, happy mail arrived.

It was a small box, neatly wrapped in lightly lined kraft paper. The corners were crisp.

Inside, there were words en francais. The words were about beautiful things like buttons, paper, ribbon, and flowers. 

The insides were wrapped in white tissue paper. I believe some of the best things come wrapped in white tissue paper. Or maybe white tissue paper is just the best wrapping.

The things inside were beautiful. 

There were metallic things. Metal numbers, and metal letters. Vintage pins, and lovely sequins in the shades of shiny. A pile of keys. And festive foil.

And there were things made of paper. Labels from things that were meant to be eaten, and from things that were meant to be taken, from things that were meant not to be taken, and from things that were yet to be labelled. 

Some of the things have a feeling of spookiness, and will be perfect for Hallowe'en.

If you have never been to Papier Valise before, get comfy and settle in for a lovely browse. 


Margareta Carlsson said...

Oh wow, beautiful things, indeed! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Some seriously fun stuff in there! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the link, Ashley!

Madeline said...

Ooooo...can't wait to see what you do with those goodies. Love all the odd labels. Kaopectate...those were the days before Immodium!

molly said...

i LOOOOOOOOOOVE papaer valise, and janice herself, love. but i've always tried to keep it a secret cuz i don't want to miss out on all the juiciness! (i got those vanilla ball top straight pins, too!)

laura said...

Lots of fun goodies in there. Enjoy

Fleursbydesign said...

Looks like some cool vintage stuff there :)

kL said...

you really stocked up
love pV
and can't wait to see what you do with all of this ;)