Saturday, January 03, 2009

White Elephants to Love

teatime
The De Chine

This morning, I met some friends from church over at Biggby's for coffee, and this month, it was decided that we should do a "white elephant" gift exchange. The most amazing thing happened though - we all got a gift we loved/needed/could use!! Usually, you bring one thing that you've been kicking around only to get another thing to kick around. It was awesome! I got the above tea press which will go nicely with my nightly tea. I brought a candle with ginger bread men in it that the person who opened it said their granchildren would love. Other people brought lotion, bubble bath, and other things, and everyone was thrilled which just goes to show, one person's junk is another person's treasure.

Ok, I really, really need to go clean now, or get in a serious entropy-reduction mode as one blogger-friend calls it! Why, oh why, am I taking pictures of tea pots?

8 comments:

ispeakbeanish said...

Don't you love white elephants when you come away with such treasures!

ELK said...

hi J ~ i love gift exchanges like that ...even better to get something "good"

MaryAnn Ashley said...

That's a great gift!! It would be good for coffee too:) Bodem has a nice little niche... I should go sit with hubby on the couch now:)

Sister Paula said...

The reason you photograph tea pots is because you are able to appreciate the value in the small stuff and give it the attention that it deserves. Job well done sister!

Jewels said...

Thanks Sister Paula!

Deirdre said...

You can NEVER take too many pictures. And for the tea, homerun! :)

pearlie said...

what a great and fun idea!

Bob said...

What a treasure of a white elephant! Let us know who it works.