Sunday, December 17, 2006

That Special Little Gift

With the holiday fast approaching next week, I was reminded that I have this new blog and hadn't written a thing. So here I am again! I have been rushing around just like everyone else trying to find that last minute gift or as I call it that "just in case gift". I am always so worried that someone will pop in or someone will bring a friend with them and sure enough, I won't have a gift.
I also love to find the little unusual gifts, the sweet sentiment gifts. The ones I know will touch someone's heart. Those are by far my favorite gifts, both to receive and to give.
I think we get caught up in thinking we have to run to the mall's to find that new and expensive gift when really, something sweet and sentimental will do just fine.
Another one of my favorites, is a wonderful vintage plate filled with homemade baked goods. Nothing says I care about you more than that. Or a beautiful vintage bowl filled with bath and body products, what a sweet presentation, just add some beautiful tissue paper to the bottom of the bowl and you are all set.
Another favorite of mine, is vintage embroidered pillowcase with a lovely sachet and a beautiful teacup. Or those of you that are crafty, find a beautiful teacup and make it into a candle. What sweet and thoughtful gifts these make. Sometimes these gifts are the ones that leave a lasting impression because there was so much thought that went into them.

Whatever the gift you give, just add a special little touch that always makes it so dear and sweet and just from you.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

First Time For Everything

There has to be a first time for everything, and so this is my first entry into my new blog. Keeping up with the times is so important so please bear with me while I update myself as well. I really am excited to be able to send all my guest at Sweet Yesterdays a little message now and again. There are so many times I will add an item to the website and I think to myself, oh I wish I could describe how pretty that would look if only it was shown with a little white linen napkin and vintage silver. So maybe this blog will be the vehicle that will give me the chance to do that. I have collected for years and my collections change rapidly. I guess because I love all things pretty and vintage, so now I collect your you. If there is something you are looking for, please do let me know, and I will be happy to see if I may already have it or I will most certainly keep my eyes open for it. I would also like to wish each of you a very Happy Holiday Season.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

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