Wednesday, December 1, 2010



In my world it does!

My ADORABLE daughter and two of my Grandsons
came to visit for Thanksgiving.

We had decided, as a family, to scale back
 gift giving and be more creative in the process.
They furnished the tree and decorations

Our two ADORABLE daughters got together
to prepare special gifts for Bob and me.
Since Illinois daughter was the one visiting, 
 she was designated to put together this display.
The gifts and tree are set up in our bedroom
The two hatched and executed the gifts together.

In a silver bowl are twelve envelopes for Bob.

On the tree are twelve notes 
with hints about twelve gifts for me.
I was told that my gifts have a theme.
We will have to see where this leads.
Like we don't have an idea!

 Per instructions we open one card/gift each day.

The GOOD NEWS! We get to start,  DECEMBER 1st.

Early this morning Bob awakened, tore open the window and threw up the sash! OOPs! Wrong story.

Anyhoo, we were pushing, shoving and running at breakneck speed to our beautiful display.

Bob got his opened first, a scratch off lottery card.
 Quick,  get a coin. Scratch, scratch, scratch. 
Alas, not a winner. 
But he is a winner! It appears he will have eleven more chances plus that BIG gift bag in the back.

Now, it's my turn. Let's read the note.
Yes! I'm gonna read the note!

"On the first day of December 
Table Scraps presents to you...
Something special for 
the birthday of your maker..."
                                                                          Kim and Hollie

 Beautiful gift bag says snow. Wow, look at all 
that snow falling out. Real cute, missy! 

Oh, Oh, I can feel it, let me get it open!
You girls!  These are the salt and pepper shakers I have been trying to steal errr get Tennessee daughter to give me forever and a day. You see they match something I already have. That was sooooo sweet. I love you both with all my heart.
Cracker Barrel - Lebanon, Tn
GEE, we can't wait for tomorrrow.
I hope you will follow us through this neat experience that our ADORABLE daughters have put together for us.
I won't burden you with a daily post but I will be sharing every couple of days.

Please leave a comment. Remember they are like
Christmas Gifts.


Debbie said...

That sounds like so much fun Ginger. What thoughtful kids you have....I can't wait either!

Jacqueline said...

First let me say that the tree is gorgeous and how fun to have it in your bedroom. You have wonderful kids, tell them I would like to adopt them!!! Next, I would like to steal those cute salt and pepper shakers too. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. How fun. What a wonderful idea to do for someone to make their holiday extra special.

Linda said...

OH this looks like so much fun...and such a special family time! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your VERY sweet comments!

Robin said...

HA! How fun. Love the tinsel tree!

too Blessed to Stress said...

AWESOME idea! sounds liek something my mom has done in the past for us when we are away for long periods of time, we have something to open everyday. What a lovely family you have!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Farah Muzaffar said...

Its true fun Ginger, I believe daughters are the most loving thing on the earth....
Wish you a memorable and full of happiness on Christmas

mississippi artist said...

Oh, how much fun is this! A surprise every day.How thoughtful of your daughters.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun idea, I'm sure you're excited! And since the theme is table items... can't wait to see what you get:@)

kimberly said...

I hope yo have as much fun opening the gifts as we had selecting and wrapping them for you and papa. Good luck with the next round of gifts. Love ya!


Deb S. said...

Those shakers are so cute! You have very wonderful and thoughtful daughters! Oh yeah, and creative. I can tell from your post that the time and effort on their part is your true gift. Your pride really shows through! WONDERFUL!!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady, I love your tinsel tree in your bedroom with the Blue and Silver Ornaments just Beautiful ~~~ My tablescapes has the same colors ~~~ come see.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What darling, thoughtful daughters you have, to dream up such a delightful treat for you and your husband! I know you'll start each day with a smile!

very merry vintage style said...

What a beautiful story and wonderful daughters! It takes a lot of time to prepare a beautiful and meaningful gift like that! How fun for you! Thanks for linking up to my party!

Laura Wilkerson said...

What a cute idea! You're all gonna have lots of with this!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

What sweet & thoughtful daughters you have.
This will be fun to watch... : )

we three dogs and me said...

What a clever idea. May try that. Your tree is very pretty My favorite colors. Have a happy 12 day holiday

g.suzie said...

Ok,that is so nice. . .I'm thinking you have done a great job training up those kids!!!
Love the S&P shakers really fun!
Happy Holidays!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How fun and what sweet daughters you have. Oh please post every day (or every other if you must) so we can join in the fun with you!


Mary said...

What fun~ adorable S&Ps! I hope one of those 11 remaining chances scratch off a winning number :-)

linda said...

what sweet Daughters this is so much fun i love the first gift already .cant wait to see the rest this is just so thoughtful:)hugs Linda

The Homemaker said...

That is so sweet of your daughters! You raised them up very well :) Can’t wait what they have in store for you for the 12 Days of Christmas. Can you please keep us updated?

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Ginger you are a lucky lady to have such wonderful daughters and how much fun is this! I am excited to see every gift whoo hoo can't wait!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a sweet sweet post and I know your girls had so much fun doing this for you! Yes, blogland is full of wonderful personalities and I'm so glad you're in here with the rest of us!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I hope you update daily or at least every few days to see what they come up with next.

My mind is just racing with ways to copy and apply this idea. This was just perfect for Inspiration Thursday. Again, I just love it.

Vanessa said...

I LOVE this post! This is such a wonderful idea and your daughters must have had so much fun coming up with and carrying this out! This was the perfect thing to link up to the Inspiration Friday Party and I can't wait to see what other surprises await you! :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet silver tree and trimmed with little hints of presents! Love it!! Thank you so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and following along! :)

Gillian Layne said...

Such an adorable, clever idea!

Rettabug said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful way of giving all month long!!! Bless your daughters!! I think its great.

If you ever tire of those S&P shakers, just send 'em my KNOW they'll work in my Christmas kitchen. LOL

the cape on the corner said...

what a wonderful tree of silvers and blues, i just love it. and what wonderful family you have to make such a treat for you-you must be full of anticipation for the next day and the next! can't wait to see what else you receive!

thank you so much for coming by the cape on the corner, and for your sweet comment and holiday wishes. right back at ya! i can't wait to look through your other posts, i am sure they are as fun as this!

xinex said...

Oh how fun, Ginger! Your daughters are so thoughtful and so creative! Love the S & P set, so cute!...Christine

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh my gosh! This is so great...half the fun of it all is just in the anticipation of the next gift. What special children you have :)

Miss Merry said...

So special. A thoughtful celebration instead of a commercial one! What a marvelous family!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Ginger,
It's nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kindness. I appreciate it. You're always welcome anytime sweet friend.

What a wonderful idea for the gifts. Your new shackers are adorable and cheerful too. The bags all look so pretty!

Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What wonderful daughters you have girl...I also have 3 daughters and 7 grands and 8 Great grands just maybe I'm older than you ha ha!! Loved reading all your back posts...I was by here when you first started blogging and became a follower at that time...Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy said...

How sweet! I love the silver tree and the great idea your girls had! Thanks for sharing and also for visiting me...please pop back in soon..

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow! This is like Christmas every day for the whole month! Love this idea! I bet they had so much fun putting it together. I loved the image of you guys pushing and shoving and running to start opening them. :)

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