November 05, 2007

Silly Me!
When my son got married recently he and my precious daughter-in-love blessed me with several wonderful gifts. I am such a lucky Mama! Anyway, one of the gifts was beautiful but I didn't quite know what it was. (Me blushing now;o) I thanked them very much and brought it home and asked my family what they thought it was. Since my son had just gotten married I thought it might be a place to store wedding pictures. Maybe a jewelry pouch? Several more ideas came to mind but I had finally settled on it being a place to store photos. I then just laid it aside awaiting for the wedding photos.
This is what is looks like opened up.
One day my son was over and he said to me, "Mom, why aren't you using the gift Ashley picked out for you?" I told him I was waiting on the wedding pictures so I could put them in. He looked at me and started laughing and then said, "Mom, don't you know what it is?" Now I'm feeling really dumb;o) He said, "It's a handkerchief holder!" It all made sense then. When Ashley was looking for something old for the wedding she asked me if I had any ideas. I quickly brought out my hankie collection for her to pick from to carry on her wedding day. I had them stored haphazardly in my dresser drawer. She is such a thoughtful young lady that she had picked out a most wonderful and appropriate gift for her "clueless" mother-in-love! LOL
Some of the hankie collection.
Ashley reads my blog and right about now she is probably laughing! ;o)

17 comments:

Sharon Kay said...

Susan, I love this post and your new daughter-in-law will get a kick out of it.........So glad you now know what to do with the lovely gift you received.................Sharon K

Lallee said...

What a beautiful present!

Belated anniversary wishes on your 25th!

deb said...

Susan ~ how very, very fun... and funny! :) (The same thing happened when I won Tammy Times giveaway, and she sent me a coaster. I thought it was a tissue holder. LOL!)

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful gift. I bet you are an amazing MIL. xoxoxo Clarice

Karen said...

How sweet of her! So very thoughtful! I would feel very special, indeed!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, how pretty! I would love to have one of those (now that I know what it is!! LOL!) Any hints on where to find one??

Katherine

Mrs. C said...

I didn't have a clue what it was either, so don't feel bad! :)

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Kelli said...

What a sweet and thoughtful daughter-in-love you have, Susan! I love your beautiful new spot to store your hankies!

Kelli

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

What a thoughtful, and very lovely, gift!

thehomespunheart said...

How cute - what a thoughtful and creative gift!

Mimi said...

that is a great gift... I didn't know they made such nice handkerchief holders.....it is beautiful and that shows that she really pays attention to people and what they like...
she will be a wonderful daughter-in-law!!
lucky you!!

randi---i have to say said...

I think it is so precious that she picked out such a personal and perfect gift for you! You are blessed!

Mary Isabella said...

What a sweet, thoughtful gift. Blessings Mary

Susan P. said...

Katherine, I believe that Ashley purchased it from Ebay. Hope you are able to find one!!

Mrs. U said...

This is SO beautiful, Susan!!! What a wonderful way to store lovely handkerchiefs!! I'll have to check ebay, too, to see if I can find a similar one!! How pretty!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Julieann said...

That was so cute, Susan!!

The hankie holder is just beautiful!!

Julieann

jusbreathe24 said...

I would never have known what it was either! I was actually looking for a hanky when your gift popped up. Lucky for me, it also had a description with it. ;)