So, I know there's a line somewhere between "eco-chic" and "cheap and tacky," and I aim to find it.
This is what you get when you realize you have 5 minutes to wrap a sizable wedding shower gift, you have no wrapping paper or tape or ribbons (unless you want to go climb into the garage attic), and you spy scattered possibilities: a pile of newspapers waiting to be recycled, your glue stick and some an old sheet from the thrift store. The flowers out of the garden are an attempt to nudge toward "chic" and away from "tacky." 'Cause fresh flowers can't be tacky.
The piece you can't see is that the card is custom-made, too--out of the same old sheet. God bless the person who figured out that you can run cardstock through your sewing machine and use it to attach fabric. So easy, and so stylish.
At least one person at the shower said it was "so Anthropologie." I think that's good.
[As a side note, while hanging clothes on my line today, I gave a little prayer of thanks that I live in my, um, diverse and disadvantaged neighborhood. Hanging clotheslines violates no CC&R's. Neither does planting your front yard in vegetables. I love this place. Except for the children's party across the street that has been playing Mexican Chipmunks music all afternoon. I didn't know the Chipmunks sang in Spanish. But boy, do they. They cover all kinds of music you might have liked before this afternoon, if you lived on my street.]