Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lovely giving!

I love to browse thrift stores, consignment shops, and antique stores. Anyone?
One thing that always catches my attention is any item that could be used as a unique gift package topper.

A beautiful, large silk flower.
A lovely piece of vintage ribbon or lace.
Vintage Postcards.

You get the gist.
And honestly, when I find such items at the right price, they're less expensive than the ridiculous cost of bows sold in the stores.
Plus, my items are one-of-a-kind, Chabby Chic unique.
Frankly, I just find the whole wrapping experience to be more fun when I have some special little trinket to use in place of a routine bow.

I have one such item that I've held onto for quite some time now.
In part, it's because I haven't attended a baby shower in eons.
But it's also because, well, I really love this item and have had a difficult time parting with it. I think when you see it (and picture it topping a beautifully wrapped gift for a baby boy), you'll understand my fondess for it.

See? Didn't I tell you? ;)
Aren't these the cutest little pair of baby blue felt infant shoes with embroidered flowers that you have ever seen? I certainly think so.
I picked these up for (get this) a QUARTER, y'all.
Twenty-five cents for all that gift wrapping loveliness.

Okay, so. I encourage you, if you don't already do this, to keep your eyes open for lovely little items that you too could use as unique gift toppers. I really think you'll enjoy wrapping (and presenting) your gifts all the more when you do.

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:7

Live wise in Him!


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  1. i'd have never thought to use shoes as a gift topper! i do wish i had that creative gene!

  2. Oh, how cute! This is a lovely idea! I'll be on the lookout next time I'm at the Salvation Army store.

    :0) Brandi

  3. Hi Toni. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you through GMG.
    I love gift toppers. They make the gift wrap look so special. Those sure are cute little shoes.


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