Friday, November 10, 2017

Special Christmas Gift Giving

For many years, I have used a method of gathering together a few select Christmas gifts to share with friends old and new.

There is nothing comparable to giving something to a friend that was part of my life.

I have been a thrifter and explorer for a very long time- as was my mother and now my girls- and so these treasures from my special collections are perfect to share with a friend.

In handing it to them, I have often said 'this belonged to my mother'.

And so that gift completes some sort of circle in my heart.

Whether it is a piece of milk glass from my beloved collection, 


or a hammered aluminum bowl from the fifties that was my mother's- or later mine :) the feeling is the same.

It makes me smile every time- and it always brings a smile to their faces as well.

My weakness for silverplate, and the collection that has resulted, provides a way I can share my love for its beauty with someone else.

Doing this at Christmas is especially beautiful.

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It is the tenth of the month, and I am honored to be part of Ten on the Tenth!
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16 comments:

Tammy Lagaly said...

Laura,
I love this idea. Priceless!

Stacey said...

This is so incredibly sweet especially understanding the heart behind the idea. Your friends love the gifts you give...I'm quite sure of that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A wonderful tradition!

Katie Clooney said...

I hear you... I have a silver plated addiction as well. Enjoy your weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Great idea. I have been 'gifting' stuff for quite a while now...but have SO MUCH MORE to do. Love your pictures- xo Diana

taylorlisa said...

Over the last several years I have begun to find "new/old" gifts in various places from various places I shop. I think it's so much more meaningful and thoughtful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim said...

I think that gifting items like this is wonderful. It makes for a much more personal present.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

How thoughtful, Laura - I'm sure your friends appreciate your loving gesture of friendship! Am I ready for Christmas? Not even close!!!! Yikes....it will be here before we know it, for sure!

Simply LKJ said...

Love this. I need to pick out a few special pieces for friends when we finish going through my MIL's home. I love the idea of passing them along and giving them new life.

Eilis said...

What a lovely and sentimental way to give. Years ago, I was given a gold bracelet that my great aunt had given a family friend many years before. It was so thoughtful of her to pass it on to me.

Jeanie said...

I have done this too, Laura, and it's always so appreciated -- especially (though less commonly now) when the recipient is someone who knew my mom or dad. It helps keep them alive in the eyes of someone else. I love the pieces you shared. Lucky recipients!

Theresa said...

The best gifts are the ones passed down:) Enjoy your day dear Laura, HUGS!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm sure your friends appreciate and love your thoughtful gifts. So much more meaningful than a purchased, new item!

Lea said...

What a lovely idea and such a treasure to receive. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Mansfield said...

I need to start doing this. Lovely idea.

Linda said...

I would love to be the recipient of these types of gifts. I went to a birthday party, invited by my friend. She ordered us to bring no presents. However, she gave us all something that belonged to her. I was so honored because I was the only person not related to her.

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