Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Gift

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 Happy Holidays blog friends. I know I've been seriously MIA, but there's just been no way around it. All sorts of things (and not necessarily bad ones) have popped up that needed my attention. Something had to give. Anyway, seeing as this is the holiday season and all. Let me tell you about a few great gifts I've gotten...

We're all familiar with the saying "Tis better to give than to receive". Bull Pucky! Don't believe the hype. Receiving is great fun. I participated in a gift swap among other bloggers this year and the rules were that 4-5 gifts were to be given. One had to be handmade and the others had to be second hand. My swap partner was Tami V. of Thrift Shop Commando. She sent me all sorts of fabulous stuff. I especially adore the purse and the fur trimmed leather gloves. Thanks Tami! If you like vintage stuff and images from the 1950's, 60's and 70's, then make it a point to stop by Tami's.

This next give came completely out of the blue. Jean of Dross Into Gold emailed me to let me know she had a pair of Franco Sarto burgundy booties she thought I might like. I swear on the Girl Scouts honor that just that very day, I had been wishing for a pair burgundy booties. What a gift. Thank you Jean. You're one of the most thoughtful bloggers I know.

Some of the gifts we receive aren't wrapped nor are they purchased; things like the gift of time. Well, did you know you can also be given the gift of  s  p  a  c  e? Yep it's true. Earlier this year, my husband called me while I was out and about. He told me he had a surprise for me. When I got home, he walked me into our my closet. The small space where his clothes used to hang was empty. He had moved his meager clothing collection to the coat closet so that I could have the entire walk-in closet to myself. I feel selfish just just talking about it. Needless to say, the space was completely filled in about two days. It was a wonderful gift and I think about it every day I go in there. Thank you My Love.

I hope you've all gotten some lovely gifts this year and not necessarily new ones or the ones you get at Christmas or on birthdays because the truly great ones are unexpected and given with love and thoughtfulness.  Yes, tis a great thing to receive!
Happy Holidays.