Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's a Trapp!


Gift-giving is an art.  Good gift-givers are usually talented and artistic, but most importantly they are good listeners. They are focused.   They observe. They think.  They're not lazy. They're not stingy.
I've been blessed to have a few of these people in my life. Every time I opened one of their gifts, I was amazed.  One such gift was from a man who sent us a beautiful large basket filled with all sorts of classy gifts, including a Trapp candle set. For those unfamiliar with Trapp, they offer such unique fragrances as Orange Vanilla, Mediterranean Fig, Sugared Fruit, Wild Current, Orange Clove and Black Pepper!    I just kept thinking that he cared. He really cared.  
Have you had someone in your life who is a good gift-giver? Are you one?  Using these old salvaged numbers to remember or mark an important date to the one you're giving the gift to would be appreciated, don't you think?



Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I have a dear friend who gave me a huge box of pink Depression pieces one year for Christmas. Most of the pieces had a flea bite or two on them, but they were cheap; and she knew I would love them. Her husband thought she was nuts! But a true friend knows what to give.

Andrea said...

You have an award on arise 2 write.
Blessings, andrea

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I aspire to be a good gift giver! Sometimes I hit the mark and others...not so much! Always room for improvement and I will remember these Trapp Candles!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

My hubby is a great gift-giver! I just posted about his Christmas gift giving here >>> http://camelliacottagediary.blogspot.com

Pondside said...

My daughter and son are thoughtful gift givers. I'll often open a book or a treat that I thought no one knew I'd like - it's lovely. On the other hand, I has a MIL who seemed to be in a contest with herself to find the most inappropriate gift - a red plaid maternity top on Christmas (I wasn't expecting!|), an electric sausage stuffer (??!!!)...we just had to laugh!

Janean said...

ooooh, Pondside, a maternity top when you're not expecting?? glad you have the grace to laugh.

PamperingBeki said...

Aren't their candles sooooo good?!

Feelings said...

Wonderful images. I love the numbers...

Hope you are getting some christmas spirit.

Wish you a great end of this week.


Rosie said...

I purchased my favorite Trapp "flavor" just tonight...Guava/Mango #12. MMmmmmm! Smells like summertime!

gin said...

those kind of gifts are the best. On your previous post about those aluminum vintage colored glasses: well, I have a set of the tumblers, pitcher, and ice cream bowls. I love love love them. I found them at an antique store years ago. I had to have them because my grandma had a set and I loved drinking out of them. The beverage would be sold cold and so good. I hope you get a set for Christmas.

Draffin Bears said...

I think it is lovely to both give and receive gifts. My husband and kids always give something thoughtful.
The candles and the numbers are lovely.

I hope that your Christmas shopping is going well and have a great weekend

bernie said...

Hi Janean,

Thanks for visiting my blog! You're right about giving away a piece of our heart (when we give away something we've made that meant a lot of us crafters) - that's a lovely way of seeing it. I shall always remember that!
Happy Holidays!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Janean, so good to hear from you. I'm so glad you found your way over to the Bible Study, and for leaving a comment.
Well, you had me with the Trapp candles, (love them) but I'm telling you all those numbers just sent me over the top... so cool!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Janean!

Yes, many great gift givers! My sweet sister Nancy was incredible with gifts, things you didn't know you wanted until you opened it and gasped with excitement.
I try to fit the gift to the person and make it something they might not buy for themselves, something pampering, something extra fro the ordinary.

Happy holidays! hugs, Sherry