Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Always include a Tag!

That’s a reminder to myself.
I LOVE tags!
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(this is the arrangement I ended up with, for now)
I’ve been blessed to receive some beautiful tags through blogging.
In fact, that’s how I got to know one of my blog sisters, Marcia at Living the Wonders of Love.
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She loves to makes tags and she loves to share them.
I have tags I’ve gotten with orders from Etsy, like these from Stephanie (when she had her shop open and I ordered a pretty pillow from her).
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Tags that I’ve bought on Etsy for holiday décor or to include with gifts. And lots of friendship tags. If you see one you’ve given me ‘shout it out’ in the comments, please!
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I always have this Spring cloth tag on top of my basket from Kim at Valley Primitive Stitches. Just look at my beautiful collection of tags!
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So I played around with an arrangement on the tray in the library and just when I thought it looked nice, I realized I needed a bookmark. So out came my collection of tags.
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It was more fun deciding on the tag and I can change them out according to my ‘mood’.
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Packages aren’t quite complete without a pretty tag.
Don’t you agree?
I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

51 comments:

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Diane!
I love your tags! What a nice collection you have!And that tray......gorgeous! I love the colors!!!! You have a very nice arrangement there!!!
xo
Linda

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, love your table display and the tags are all gorgeous. Really makes it special to receive these pretties. I have many from blog friends too and since I collect book markers, they remind me of my sweet friends with every one I use in a book. Love your tray.
Visiting from Roses of Inspiration!!
Hugs, CM

Diane said...

You know I like tags! ;)

ann said...

Tag, you're it. Love the tags. They have become quite the thing these days and you have a fine collection, nicely displayed. Love it.

Mimi said...

I have a thing for tags, too. They just add a little something special to a gift and like you, I save them for years. I love the warm colors of your arrangement--very pretty!

Susie said...

Diane, When tags are that pretty, they are little works of art...to be treasured and kept. I liked all of them too. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda H said...

Lovely tags! And of course I was trying to read all the book titles... :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a pretty collection of tags. I have some from swaps and Etsy buys also. I need to gather them up and display them! Lots of good books to read I see!
hugs,
Linda

Vee said...

Tags are big! I love the beautiful ones I have gathered from sweet bloggers. I have a challenging time making my own!

Christine said...

You have a wonderful collection of tags! I really love the bicycle tag and Kim's stitched one! The coral is a perfect color match for the tray!
Have a great day!

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful collection!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my! Your pictures and arrangements are works of art....yummy to look at and I love the tags. I used to belong to 'Wednesday Stampers'.....I was sad they closed that down. It was so much fun to have a 'reason'....to get my glue sticks and stamps and go to town. In time, things 'collage' seemed to get more and more high tech....with machines and cams etc. Oh well, memories are ok....just not very satisfying. I have loved your post...what a beauty! You inspire me =), Maggie

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

You have the most delightful collection of tags, and they speak to my own heart. Love love love them!!! I think we should make a book of tags wouldn't that be cute, LOL.

And my very first subscriber freebie went out this week, a page of photography gift tags inspired by my garden.

Jen

Pamela Gordon said...

There are some gorgeous gift tags out there and I usually save them too. I've never though of showing of a collection though. Have a good week. Hugs. Pam

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your collection of tags and how you have displayed them. I have some from blogging friends too.
hugs,
~Cindy

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Those are SOOO much fun. You "might" have another little "tag" that looks suspiciously like a bookmark coming your way, too!;>) xo Diana

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Diane,
So nice to see your beautiful tray again - I love your vignette! Your tag collection is wonderful and what a great idea to use them as bookmarks! Hope your week is going well. Hugs xo Karen

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

No matter how nice the gift, the wrapping and tag make it even better!
Blessings,
Cindy

Debby Ray said...

I love these sweet arrangements of tags, Diane. I received some from Stephanie that are so beautiful...too beautiful to hide. I have put several in books to use as bookmarks and some are just laying like yours are. I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday!

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice tag collection. And they do make great bookmarks! Hope you're having a lovely day, Diane.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh yes, tags are a must! Diane, you've got such a beautiful collection, and I love the way use them!

Hugs,
Nancy

Sam I Am...... said...

I know I bought some plain old vanilla style tags that I was going to decorate but I can't find them anywhere. If I buy more though they will show up! I love your collection. What a pretty vignette too!

Dewena said...

I am so behind the time, never thought about tags very much but will keep my eyes peeled now! It is such a nice touch and it's like books and tags were meant to go together!

Mildred said...

A lovely tray with tags and bookmarks. They are all precious. I even see one that is stitched!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh my, I love all your pretty tags but the primitive one stole my heart.Blessings Francine.

Shug said...

I agree with you Diane. A tag completes things! You have some great ones and I sure like how you choose to display them. Thanks for sharing...
shug

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You have quite a collection going. I agree, they really make everything more special. Thanks for sharing Diane at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Debbie said...

I agree...I love tags, too. I keep all of the ones I receive on packages. Your tray is very pretty. I like your arrangement with the book, and tag you are using for a mark.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Debbie
xo

My thrift store addiction said...

Love your pretty tags! Blessings, Cecilia

Maggie Ann said...

Yes, I too love the 'Anne of Green Gables' movies and the Avonlea tv shows....and how! lol. I only have seen the Ladies Detective Series just once from the library. I'll have to order that again, thanks for mentioning it. And don't you love all the 'Leave it to Beavers' and 'Father knows Best' and Lucy! Lucy goes to Japan is a great movie of hers I watched on youtube. We just finished watching the last of 'Larkrise to Candleford' tonight...oh it was good =)

handmade by amalia said...

What a great collection. I'm picking the Eiffel Tower tag as my favorite.
Amalia
xo

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosas etiquetas, bss

Sara D.B. said...

Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring post, Diane!
The tags of your collection are lovely and you have photographed them in a very beautiful way. I got many ideas from your post.
Have a blessed day!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

What a lovely collection, Diane! Worthy of display! And a great idea, too! I didn't know Stephanie sold things on Etsy at one time. Cool!

Conniecrafter said...

You have a wonderful collection of tags going there. I will have to say my favorite was the stitched tag, I never thought of that, I have stitched on cards before but never a tag!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

So many pretty tags - love them!

Crystal Grandeur said...


Thank you for stopping by. Love your blogs name Lavender Dreams. Your posts are beautiful. India is surrounded by sea all three sides and you get shells in all sizes and even collect them in beach sand. We live near the coast. Love your pretty tags. Love and hugs Sujatha..:)

eileeninmd said...

Diane, what a nice collection of tags. Using a tag is a great idea for a bookmark. They are all so pretty. Have a happy day!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a pretty display! I am off to see your bear now!

Happy@Home said...

I've long admired the beautiful tags I see around blogland. Although I've never tried making them because I wasn't sure what to do with them once made. Now I know :).

Red Rose Alley said...

You mentioned two lovely blog friends on here that I love; Marcia makes the most amazing tags, and Stephanie, she's like an angel. I bought a pillow from her too. I have that same Eiffel Tower tag from Marcia. She made several for Nel's wedding shower and I will forever be grateful for that.

Your tags are so pretty, Diane. And Yes, they're wonderful to put on gifts! Have a great week.

~Sheri

Carla from The River said...

I love tags too. :-) So much fun. I have some fun ones with quotes on them.
I love your collection.
Carla

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have a wonderful assortment of delightful tags! Love how you have them displayed and I love the pretty tray.

A Joyful Cottage said...

You have a great collection of tags, Diane. I like the way you've made them part of your decor. Very nice. xo ~ Nancy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome tags Diane!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I definitely agree, sweet friend :) I love tags and they always add such beautiful charm to anything.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. You know I LOVE having you at the party. Hugs and blessings!

Kim Orcutt said...

I love your tag collection! Lots of pretty tags :) Thanks so much for mentioning me in your post!
Kim

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely; I have a tag collection, too, mostly from bloggers. In fact, I recognize a couple of yours. What a great idea to "spotlight" one, and then change it out.

Terra said...

What beautiful tags and you found just the right one to use as a bookmark.

Scrappy quilter said...

Lovely tags!!

Arlene said...

I am trying to go back and see the posts I missed while on vacay! I love tags as well Diane.