Wednesday, August 31, 2011

an engagement present for my one true love...




i am blessed with wonderful friends. the kind that you want to go 'through life' with. the kind that don't care if you are a little neurotic or your house is messy and the kind that you can imagine going on family holidays with when you decide that you are ready for kids (at the same time of course).

...and on the weekend two of them had an engagement party. i wanted to get them something lovely. something that they could use to go on dates and enjoy the sunshine in their life and their weekends.

after weeks of thinking about this and months of collecting here are some of the goodies that i included in their 'vintage love picnic basket'. a floral tablecloth, napkins, handmade drawstring bag to store all that mismatched cutlery (let me tell you - it is hard to find nice forks!) and a fabulous little vintage thermos flask.

my husband would remind me often throughout this collection process that 'boys don't like stuff like this' - in my defense, i kept the colour scheme fairly manly... not a pink floral in sight :)!!

9 comments:

  1. that is the loveliest present ever Kel!
    gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!
    x

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  2. Kel you are such a sweet heart! it is a wonderful engagement present. I am so impressed!!

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  3. i second kylie's comment. just gorgeous. perfect amount of prettiness and manliness. love! ps. will i see you at rummage? i won't be selling but i'll be popping by. xx

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  4. I would be absolutely "tickled" if I received an engagement present like that. I inherited my Nana's picnic set which is in the cutest turquoise and hot pink floral suitcase and a matching thermos. It is the beez kneez. Your present came straight from the heart! x

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  5. This is so thoughtful and I love the idea.

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  6. What a gorgeous and thoughtful present Kel! I am sure they will love it :)

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  7. Ps. Will post your book asap xx

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  8. What a great idea! I don't think the guys really expect to get anything remotly guy-y at their wedding or engagement do they? Noone buys lawnmowers or chainsaws for wedding presents. That's why they invented fathers day, he he he.

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