Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hostess Gift Found!

Thank you so much for helping me with my hostess gift emergency! All of you had such wonderful ideas that I started a file with all of your suggestions so the next time I have a hostess gift to buy I will be more than prepared!

After reading all of your suggestions, I visited my favorite local gift shop, Plain Jane Designs, to pick up a wine stopper. My plan was to pair it with cute napkins or cute wine charms. However, the beautiful wine stoppers they once had were sold out. I had no idea what to do because I didn't have time to visit another store looking for wine stoppers. I wandered around the store aimlessly not knowing where to turn next when the owner, Jane, stepped in to help. I told her my situation, and she put together the cutest hostess gift for me!

The gift included a small pewter platter, a matching pewter spreader, and a jar of specialty jam. Attached to the gift was a recipe to make with the jam. Here are a few pictures! Sorry for the poor quality. I was snapping pictures of the gift as my husband was dragging me out the door to leave for the party.






The party was so much fun! We drank wine, sampled cheeses, and even made some new friends!

By the way, sorry for missing my Monday post. I got home late Monday night. I had a fun girl's night out! I will tell you all about it tomorrow! It involved trying on expensive jewelry! What a way to spend an evening!!!!

17 comments:

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my gosh, that turned out so great! I love it! Hostess gifts can be really tough... love this idea!

Lexilooo said...

adorable!

Preppy 101 said...

So, so darling!!

Happy Dash said...

Oh, I love it! I'm sure she did too :)

AVONLadyinSC said...

Very cute idea, I might have to "borrow" it when visiting people over the holidays.

Jules said...

What a thoughtful and useful gift! I'm sure that they loved it. I'm glad you had a nice time at the party :)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

That is the cutest hostess gift! Sometimes it pays to get help at the store!

Cannot wait to hear about the jewelry party!

MissJody said...

A-Dor-Able!!!!!!!

Kim said...

That is so adorable!! What a great hostess gift, and really original!!

Rachel H. said...

Great idea for a gift!! I love Plain Jane's! One of my favorite places! :)

Southern Belle said...

That turned out great! We were invited to a wine and cheese party next month by a couple we are friends with. I am thinking about getting them a wine stopper and some wine charms as well. What do you think? Or should, I go with something else??

Gwen said...

Such a wonderful gift!!! I'm sure she loves it!!! XOXO

Lindsey said...

They look fabulous!!

Mrs. Potts said...

Cute gift! I love stuff like that. We have a store here in Charlotte where I go for cute gifts.

Kristin said...

What a lovely gift! I would most def love to have received that.

Katiebell said...

Weird! I just posted about Plain Jane's too! I love their silver trays.

The Blushing Hostess said...

Good choice! Plain Jane, I will check them out, never heard of them before, thank you for the tip!