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November 26, 2011



What wonderful surprises you include. I especially love the little ice cream spoon and the patterned packing tape is fantastic. great tips.


I am so lucky to be a recipient of your packages!I do appreciate the time and effort you take to make us buyers (blogland friends)feel special.
It's so much fun to open... it's like getting a birthday or Christmas present from you every time :-)
Thanks for your Etsy Package tour.
I have a designated place for your fun little "extras" you throw in. Kind of like finding the Cracker Jacks prizes!****The old ones LOL.

chris mckinley

I was thrilled to receive one of Magpie Ethel's packages. It was so nicely decorated on the outside, that my daughter called me on my way home from work saying, "oh, my gosh mom, you got something special in the mail! And to top it off, the inside wasn't too bad either!!
Best, chris


Yes I know all about the fun things you put inside you boxes! I have them all too. Thank you for taking the time to do this and adding to our enjoyment.

Linda @ A La Carte

I need to add more pizazz to my packages. Good ideas all!

stephanie jacques

I adored your package! I thought is was lovely and kept the reindeer in it and wrapped it gave it to my sister. She LOVED it! You're awesome!


Beautiful crafts, beatifully packaged! I wrap things and include a little thank you but never thought of decorating the outside of the box. Great idea and I'm sure the recipients love it!

Zita - Mlle Magpie

I just got my wonderful reindeer this week and loved your packaging - you made my day!!! p.s. just used the reindeer in a pedestal plate centrepiece with a candle in the middle and my family loved it :)

Carol T.

I received my package from you on Wednesday and as always - it was very colorful and fun to open. I can't bear to put it away just yet - so it is still sitting out in my kitchen. And just so you know, I always display the "little extra" you always include somewhere in my home. I love my santa checking his list and the adorable snowman in the tin mold.



The post office on the receiving end likes your packing and some of the extra's you put on the outside too! They always have cute comments when they hand me my package!

Happy Days to all the people who buy your goodies!!


Oh, yes! Your happy packages make me smile. -I took a photo of the last one after I stopped squealing ;D

Into Vintage

I'm very impressed that all of your shipping stuff resides in two hat boxes! And I *love* that plaid tape. Great ideas here, Ethel.


When I think of you in your vintage glasses, it always makes me smile so of course getting a package with your name on it always brings a smile to my face!


I allways save the bright paper and yes your packages ALLWAYS makes me smile:)

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