Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Brown paper packages tied up with string... These are a few of my favorites things. No matter what you buy in Japan... They always come wrapped and tied in the most inviting paper, ribbons, tags and boxes...It's such a bonus for the shopper.

When I left this summer, I bought  twelve ,  $3.00 glass angels as a small momento  for the ladies in my doll making classes.

" For you", the salesclerk asked ...No I replied " presento".
I continued to look around, while she  finished my order.  Within 10 minutes , the little clerk shuffled  up to me with a shopping bag... Oh MY GOODNESS... I was so pleased , yet embarrassed.

 Each angel had been  placed into a tiny box,  wrapped  in pink floral paper, tied with a bow and sealed  with a golden sticker.  Now that's service with a smile !!!

Yesterday I was rustling through my papers in efforts to find just the right background for a couple of geisha images....Well...I found it in  decorative paper bags that I had bought in Miyajima.

The sepia bags depicted images of Japanese life, so they fit perfectly into the ATC  Geisha theme.  I quess the lesson here is to .... Never underestimate,   ZaaArt of keeping and collecting papers.  My two ATC's " Little Sparrow" and "Blossom Geisha" settled nicely into the paperbag scene and proudly wear the tags of being recycled works of art.


Sussie said...

Thank you Roslind for participating in my BlogCandy!
Unfortunately you are not the winner this time, but keep your eyes open: I´ll be having a Christmas Candy later :)

You have a beautiful blog, I´ll have a closer look on all your beautiful things later this week.
I wish you a happy and creative week!
Susan, Sweden

Anonymous said...

Hi Roslind,
Gosh, that is wonderful that you know how to play the autoharp.
Yes, there are books and even videos on youtube. I imagine there are online classes as well.
I play piano and guitar, but have regressed so much because it has been so long.
I just want to do it all! lol
Thank you for your encouragment.
Hugs, Darlenexo

Zaa said...

Hey Susan...I'm enjoying your blog and I'm so glad that it's in English too.

Thanks for the visit.

Zaa said...

Thanks Darlene...I do have some books in storage when I come across them , I'll let you know... basically it loving the instrument and experiementing with the strumming techniques...Good Luck and thanks for the visit, my friend.

Sandy Ang said...

What beautiful oriental images on your ATCs.
Love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

Zaa said...

Thanks for the visit and the invite Sandy...I will checkout your site..Please do come again.