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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage Inspired Seed Packets


I've always loved the look of seed packets, and especially those that remind me of vintage seed catalogs. Not only do Botanical Interests seeds fit that bill, they also have some wonderful mixes that make things easy, like their hummingbird or bees mixes (which are also oversized). And believe me, EASY is good!



Why not add one to a simple gift to up the cheer factor?












Take the vintage inspiration one step further, and pop a few seed packets into an old McCoy pot or pitcher. McCoy has such wonderful colors, and you can find them with dings for not much money.




Be sure to open your seed envelopes with care so you can save and enjoy them long after planting season is over. Who wouldn't love a "just because" gift like this?








I'm hoping this brings us a little cheer today!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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14 comments:

Susie said...

This is a beautiful idea for a gift!! I love the McCoy pitcher idea as well. Thank-you for sharing!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love this idea AND I have a white McCoy pitcher like yours. Beautiful photos!!!

Cat & Cricket said...

What a great idea and fabulous gift!
Smiles~
C

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Jacqueline!
What a sweet idea! As a child our neighbor had loads of 4 o'clocks in their front gardens and i do remember how they opened . . . or was it closed . . . around 4:00! Think I'll give them a try this year!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Lynn

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It is so nice to see that someone else appreciates seed packets...I always try to think of something interesting to do with them and here you have this great idea!(-:

sissie said...

Yes, your post brings a great deal of cheer to me today! I love the delicate and pretty flowers on the packaging and the containers.

hugs
Sissie

Debra@Common Ground said...

So pretty, I love the idea of the "mix". an instant beautiful flower box. I'm itchin' to get some put out!!
xoxo,
Debra

Bella said...

Hi JQ,
Beautiful packets!Are you taking up gardening or passing them off to the gardener? I remember my Grandmother (in your neck of the woods) loving four o clocks, I guess we don't have the heat to make them happy here. Love the bee mix!!
I realized I never answered your watery window question... it's just a road and gravel median, my windows have old wavy glass, makes for a circus fun house view at times, it can be scarey at night!
Hugs,
Bella

Vintage Gal said...

Those seed packets are just adorable ~ I LOVE those. Now I must find some ;-)

Magpies and Magnolias said...

Great minds think alike! I just bought some lovely seed packets today because they were so bright and cheery. I was wondering what I might do with them and this is a great idea!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Beautiful! I love the softness of these photos. And of course, love the McCoy pottery. Great post!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

The artwork on those seed packets is beautiful. I was thinking that they could be used in some sort of project. Still thinking.......

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh, the Sweet fragrance of 4 O'clocks.... I would love to have seeds like that, Love Your McCoy! Hope you'll get a chance to stop on by, Have a great weekend
Cheryl

Sherry said...

Oh, I love the old vintage seed catalogs and your seed packets. Very wonderful to cheer you up. Love it with the McCoy pitcher. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

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