Friday, May 27, 2011

The Gift of Thrift: Silver Spoons

When we threw a "V" themed party for Veli's birthday recently, I challenged guests to bring a fun gift that started with the letter "V. " They took the request seriously, and did not disappoint with their imaginative and generous presents. There were bottles of vodka, vino and Veuve Cliquot, as well as several lovely vases and scented votives. Why, someone even brought a Vidalia onion, whereas another offered a container of Vaseline and a VCR!
Then there was a mysterious Baronet box that arrived in the mail in an unassuming envelope. You see, my dear friend Eleanor in Washington, D.C., lost her mother Virginia last year and Eleanor has been sifting through many years of her possessions.

Eleanor told me that she was having a hard time coming up "V" -themed gift and was starting to stress out until she opened a drawer and these silver spoons literally popped out. Engraved with a "V" for Virginia, it was like Eleanor's mother herself had just offered the perfect gift.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

2 comments:

  1. What a very special gift! The silver spoons are so beautiful.

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  2. So creative. You throw the funnest theme parties and give the best gifts! You keep inspiring me to be more creative with what I reuse and re-purpose! :)

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