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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Little Hostess Gift

You know how I love those little trash to treasure projects! :)
I picked up this little basket at the thrift store for 29 cents.

We went to a small dinner party last Friday night at the home of
some of The Mister's coworkers.  I wanted to see her home and
get to know her a little bit before picking out a little hostess gift.



She made a scrumptious berry cobbler for dessert and said she 
called it Forest Berry Cobbler, just because it sounded
 fancier than simply "berry cobbler". ha ha.
So, that kind of became an ongoing joke through out the evening.
Well, that gave me an idea of what to do to my little basket!



The next day I got out my paints and did this...


A little reminder of the evening and her yummy dessert!


And it was less expensive and more personal than
the traditional bottle of wine, don't you think?
I sent it to work with The Mister yesterday in
a little gift bag along with a thank you note.


50 comments:

  1. Love it! And it will last a log longer than a bottle of wine.

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  2. she must have been thrilled, such a kind thoughtful gift, you have such a good heart Betsy and so talented!

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    1. well, it was a lot of fun to do. I hope she like it. :)

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  3. is absolutely lovely and you know how I love berries, look perfect!:)

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    1. I know...me, too! We had some with our dinner tonight!

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    2. OMY I llove berries always! These look like blackberries I love so much!

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    1. Yes! :) I love it...so much more fun than buying something new!

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  5. Oh what a delightful change. It's just a perfect hostess gift with such a personal touch. You are the best, Betsy!

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  6. It's a wonderful gift and you did a great job. Personal gifts are so much nicer!

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  7. Always creative at your see
    As you go and thank thee
    Sure it is something she'll never forget too
    And not letting things drop at your zoo
    haha getting as bad as the cat
    And the numb tongue he brings up time and time again at his mat haha

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    1. I should send you a can of Raid
      so you can join the numb tongue brigade!

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    2. No thanks
      I'll fend it off with pringle can shooting tanks

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  8. oh wow, your painting came out very vivid betsy, but very beautiful as well...really nice tranformation job on that...and i bet that she loved it....

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  9. I am sure your hostess was pleased as punch with your sweet gift

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  10. Hi Betsy - such incredible talent - your artwork is always lovely .. and the idea for the basket - how great is that - bet your hostess and her forest berries will be remembered for many a year ... cheers Hilary

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    1. well, thanks, hilary....I've always thought you give the hostess a little gift...and it's fun to do!

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  11. Your new friend will likely treasure this gift forever!! Love it, a very thoughful gift.

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    1. thanks, bette!~ hey, it's nice to see you here! :)

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  12. Oh wow - it's a beauty and totally lovely!! I hope she likes it - she has to - it's lovely!! Take care
    x

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  13. Betsy, you are one of the most thoughtful people I know. I love this!!

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  14. You are welcome to come to dinner at our house anytime Betsy. But what, I wonder, would be my little host(ess) gift?

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    1. Now, I would love that! You would get an ale of your choice, dear Alan. :)

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  15. very adorable little basket Betsy! Love the idea of personalizing it to give it meaning!

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  16. What a thoughtful and attractive hostess gift. Lucky her!

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    1. I was glad I picked that little ugly basket up and had it on hand! haha.

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  17. Awww, what a sweetheart you are. (But still a "doll," too, of course!)

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  18. So...next Saturday...my house...we'll do dinner...do you and The Mr like lamb??? My boyfriend and I love it!!!
    Can't wait to see what you bring me, Betsy....
    That is very cool...
    I once took a whole pineapple with a beautiful ribbon as a hostess gift...
    She was Floored....and delighted as well :o)
    Nothing like a personal gift...
    You rock!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yes, we like lamb! :) wouldn't that be fun!
      A whole pineapple is a perfect gift...beautiful, practical and useful! Love that!

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  19. I swear, I think of my mom when I admire your creativity!! Too cute!! xo

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    1. haha...it's in the genes, isn't it? You have it, too!

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  20. Have you ever made a basket?
    This little basket would be very easy to make.
    Now your little painting . . . not so easy!

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    1. haha..now maybe you should make the baskets and I'll do the painting? :)

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  21. What a lovely gift! special and personal - really lovely
    Mary x

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  22. I love this gift you painted betsy is perfect LOL

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