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Wrap a box with the newspaper. Add any saying or word cut and pasted on. Use scrap ribbons to tie. Tie scraps of ribbon together for length of ribbon needed. Add a small Xmas ball.

Really Last Minute Wrapping Idea

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Let’s face it, there isn’t a whole lot of time left – maybe a few hours to wrap up your gifts.  I am a great believer in recycling when possible. I take great pains to neatly fold the wrapping paper I’ve carefully removed from holiday packages and re-roll ribbon for another use. I cut Christmas cards into package tags and punch holes in one corner, then put them into a greeting card-size box to be used next year. I don’t think I can remember when I last bought holiday gift tags. The ones that aren’t specifically holiday-ish I save for birthday presents. It isn’t frugality that provokes these actions,
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Nantucket In-town cottage for rent

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Sweet, romantic, designer cottage for two. Minimum 2 nights ($375 per night).  Perfect location just a  block off Main St. In off-season gas burning fireplace makes it  cozy and warm, in season there’s AC. Modern, well-equipped, open floor plan, lvg room/galley ktch/dining/ full bath WD down. Upstairs, charming queen bdr. and 1/2 bath. Private outdoor deck surrounded by gardens. Outdoor shower too! All amenities for a carefree getaway.(new mattress and good bedding a must!) Beach chairs, tote, umbrella, beach towels, etc. Hair blower, iron.



2016 Christmas Plate

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Every Christmas Leslie creates an original découpage plate design. These plates feature an original painting carefully cut by hand, applied to a glass plate and finished with hand marbled paper and sealers. Use for decoration or for serving. Hand washing is recommended.
The plate comes boxed and tied with a red ribbon for gift giving. A card is included with a description of the process and care instructions. Safely packed the cost is $125 plus $12 s&h. To see the entire line of previous year’s plates click on Christmas Plates above.

Order plates by calling us at 508-228-2855

Leslie Linsley’s new book
“Nantucket Cottages & Gardens”
with photographs by Terry Pommett
Hardcover 224 pages 200 photos
$35. at all booksellers (Skyhorse Publishing)
A handmade decoupage box, designed for a new baby with early schoolbook cutouts. It is meant to hold all the things you treasure: a first lock of hair, the hospital bracelet. The box is meant to be interactive as the baby grows; find the bunny under the tree, a flower, the butterfly, etc. The box is lined with navy blue paper dotted with tiny stars. Each box is unique in size and design.

My latest design:
A Wedding Invitation Platter 16×20 inches
All the printed material tells
the story of your wedding and preserves it
under glass. The cutout designs replicate
the flowers at your wedding.
Email Leslie for details to custom order.


Découpage Wedding Invitation Plates

Each plate is customized with color and flowers to order. Your original invitation will be needed.
  • Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery
  • 10 inches in diameter
  • Each découpage plate is handmade by Leslie Linsley
  • All have a hand-painted, gold leaf rim
  • Plates can be used for serving food —wash carefully by hand
  • If you would like to order or have any questions please call Leslie: 508-221-5564
  • $350.00
made on nantucket

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