Last month, four friends and I went to a Gift-Gathering Party for the school’s Gala. It was a “grandma’s” party for women only.
We weren’t told very much except to bring a gift from our group that would be part of the silent auction at the Gala … and to wear black. Hmmm. An intriguing instruction.
Seated are Cheryl and Candy, great, long-time friends of mine. We went to high school together. Behind them are two newer friends — Belinda, the best next-door-neighbor ever, and Barb, my very favorite golfing buddy. She and I met through our mutual friend, Candy. Now that Candy is retired too, we’re hoping she will join us in our golf hobby.
Our gift box for the fundraiser. “Tea for Two”
That’s a gift certificate to The Peony Tea House, which was the inspiration for our gift box.
The green tin is Harney’s Peppermint tea. If you like tea and haven’t tried Harney’s, I recommend it. The little pink flowered dishes are to hold the tea bags. The old-looking ecru lace in the bottom is really an inexpensive table topper that made a nice backdrop for the tea items.
The two handkerchiefs in the corner are from the bunch I have collected over the years. I don’t know if they are really old or not, but I thought they went well with the colors in the box, so we stuck them in.
The decorative strawberries were on sale after Christmas (for 70% off!) and add some color. And those are wonderful Nonni’s chocolate biscotti’s stuck in that cup.
The box has a matching lid.
And, did you notice this?
I finally found a use for some of my 20 yards of red tulle! We used it to pack in on top of the set so that it wouldn’t move around when being transported. Perfect! I love that the tulle I love has finally had a chance to “shine.”
Tomorrow I’ll tell about the party itself.