I am blessed to have some sweet friends
in my life.
One particular family friend
has this amazing beachhouse on a bluff
on the Oregon coast.
They are so generous with this home
loaning it out to friends and family
at no cost.
Whenever I am blessed to use it,
I always repay in the little
way I can with a gift.
The house is decorated in all shades of
blue and touches of red now and then.
There are vintage signal flags and
nautical treasures everywhere.
So I put together this little basket
for the thank you this time....
I ran over to Sur La Table and picked up a beautiful fave
tote of mine from reisenthel. They are the
best hardiest totes ever! I used to sell
them in my boutique and
we would monogram them.
I made this yummy lavender sachet,
added fresh new towels,
a new bathrug to replace a shabby one,
a ship in a bottle I found junkin',
a couple of other fun nautical treasures,
....then tucked in cellophane.
Then I dug into this in my studio....
...and pulled out this...
and formulated a lovely bow of many shades of blue.
I then made this tag,
...tied it to the front with the bow, a note of
appreciation, tucked in a vintage brass whale hook,
and it's done!
I have to say that preparing this is always,
selfishly a treat
for me too!
Enjoy your day!
Please take a minute to pray for Japan.