Thursday, 24 December 2015

Exotic Packaging: Lindt & Sprüngli Father Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody!

It's hard to get the silver paper off a chocolate Father Christmas without a little damage. But I always enjoy seeing the packaging flattened out. Even when I was small you'd find me smoothing out my sweetie wrappers.

And here is Father Christmas himself. He has a bell around his waist (just like the Lindt Easter bunny has a bell around his neck). And don't you think the design looks very different in 3D? I can't work out quite why, but he does look different.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Paper Bags: Royal Academy of Arts - The Great Japan Exhibition

This is the very first paper bag I saved because I liked the design.
Unfortunately it sat in a pile of papers for years and got sadly faded.
But it is a wonderful bag.
The Great Japan Exhibition was in 1981 - 1982

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Exotic Packaging: Crabtree & Evelyn Lily Bath & Shower Gel

I bought this bath gel recently because I love Lily of the Valley.
It was only when I got home that I realised the illustration shows Lily of the Valley
but the product is called Lily.
The fragrance is in fact Lily of the Valley.
If you look very carefully you can just see part of the design is stamped into the cardboard.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Exotic Packaging: Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley Bath Oil

I have three glass Lily of the Valley bath oil bottles from Penhaligon's. 
The first two I bought had pretty sand blasted designs but sadly it seems that 
Penhaligon's don't produce these any longer.
Equally sadly, I seem to have run out of bath oil.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Paper Bags: Chateau de Chillon

The Chateau de Chillon is on Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and we have visited several times.
In 2012 we walked along the lakeside on a boiling hot summer day.
And then caught a paddle steamer called La Suisse to Vevey to get the train back to the car.
I remember the year because it was during the London Olympics.
We sat in the cool of an old fashioned station café waiting for our train and
watching something like rhythmic gymnastics on Swiss TV.
Our postcards came in this bag. I'm afraid it's plastic. But the design is nice.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Exotic Packaging: Farrow & Humphreys English Glycerine Soap Cranberry and Spice

Cranberry and Spice, cinnamon and clove flavoured soap for Christmas. Probably in the 1980s.

I have a feeling this soap was probably a stocking filler.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Paper Bags: San Marco Venezia

In 2010 the Chef and I went to Venice and it snowed. 
It was frightfully cold and the tourists stayed away in their droves. 
Luckily we bought hot water bottles and avoided frostbite.
We wandered in and out of the Doge's Palace and San Marco with no queues anywhere.
And our postcards came in this little bag.