Friday, January 29, 2010

Christmas in January… I love it!

As much as we tried, two of my friends just couldn’t get together with me to celebrate Christmas before the end of the year. All the better! With all my decorations packed away and the tree out the door, it was so nice to have yet another celebration! Three ladies with three significant others, eight children, all the responsibilities of momhood… but we finally got together a few days ago for a lovely dinner at a local Italian restaurant. And there were presents!

We all opened our gifts and were totally delighted! I brought my beautiful champagne gift basket home and took photos to share! And I did my best to put everything back very carefully, gathering the cellophane with the elegant silver wired ribbon, so I could take after and before pictures. Yes, after and before pictures.

What more could a girl want? Two bottles of very nice champagne, a magazine entitled “Champagne” (who knew?), a box of divine champagne-infused truffles, an exquisite hand-painted champagne flute, a velvety-black hand towel with glittery silver embroidered snowflakes, an ornament in the form of a miniature champagne bottle and an elegant crystal topped champagne stopper, all swathed in a sparkly black lame’ scarf and presented in a beautiful silver basket!

Thanks, ladies! What a perfectly appropriate gift!


time-worn interiors said...

Never hurts to get a late gift! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!

Donna said...

How lovely! Hey, did you take these pics with your new camera?

Ormolulu said...

. . . "after and before", you are so clever, Patty! FUN, beautiful gift--great friends, ah that's the stuff of life!!

Gotta hit the road to Sand Point . . . .

Keep blogging,


GardenGirl said...

Hey Patty!

Just checking in...hoping this finds you well! I'm going to come see you, we'll talk Spring ;)
Deb @ Garden Party

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Good for you gals! better late than never!
hope to get to the shop soon!

Anonymous said...

it's good..i liked it..
cheap gift basket

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, sorry you had to scroll all the way down to read my "about me" section. I normally think people are wanting to see events, blogs, etc. and make that last. Are you near the Barn House guys? I would love to come out to their shows. My sister lives in Washington and keeps trying to get me to come for a visit but don't have enough time built up to do that with my job and besides what time I do take it's go and do shows. Maybe in 3 years when I retire. I appreciate you stopping in, hope you stop by often, Theresa

Jana said...

I just wanted to say "thanks" for all the nice comments.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Sounds like a fun evening! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the encouraging words!!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

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