Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Idea...

I love the sentiment behind Mother's Day. The other day my hubs and I were shopping and we found the perfect Mother's Day Gifts for our mothers. Several months ago I bought this little beauty for myself. I found it at one of my favorite stores, Crate and Barrel. It's called the "Lucy Vase." It's petite size is perfect to be used as a bud vase. Delicate, embossed vines climb the side of this creamy, white ceramic vase. I just love it and have used it with a splash of greenery or a budding blossom since I purchased it. Both of our mothers have flower gardens and often bring in little snippits of blossoms from their gardens to display. With summer coming it would be perfect to use as a little vase for one of those garden flowers. But wait, there's more goodness...

I'm a little hesitant to reveal just how much this beauty costs, er you think me a big cheapskate. Trust me when I say that our mothers are worth a lot more than this, but I know that they will love and use this little vase as much as I have. Truth is... it costs $5.95! You heard me right. It's the thought that counts, right? I'm hoping that's the case. But wait, the goodness continues...

When you purchase an item at Crate and Barrel, they will package it in a sturdy mailable box with gobs of paper padding -- free of charge. You heard me right. When you check out just let them know that you intend to ship it and they will make that little vase as snug as a bug! (They also ship for a reasonable price, so you could order online.)

Anyway, I just thought I'd pass on this great idea. I think it's a beautiful Mother's Day gift -- not because it's inexpensive or easy to mail, but because it is beautiful and every time your mother looks at it she will remember she is loved!

Ahem... it just occurred to me that I should suggest that totes are nice gifts for Mother's Day presents as well.... (nothing like shooting yourself in the foot!) ;o)

9 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is a great idea! Hmmm....I could see a row of three on my red table........

Becky said...

That's a bargin I think in this economy and they will wrap it and ship it for you. That's a deal! It's not the price tag, it's the thought that counts. I would be delighted if I received a vase like that and think of the giver everytime I used it. The tulips are a sight to behold in the previous post.

MiaKatia said...

Ummm any other ideas? Maybe something you haven't already bought yourself... :)

Kristine said...

Hahaha, I thought you were going to say your totes will make a great Mother's Day gift! I thought of that when you mentioned your sale :P The vase is pretty. It looks so delicate!

Shawn said...

Love the vase---but your totes would travel well also, right? heh, heh.

devri said...

Hmm, she already has a tote, but she is going to Hawaii for a month on Mothers day, I think that is a mothers day present in it own don't ya think..

I know I am mean..

ok I will get her a lei

avagdro said...

Thank you so much Suzanne for sharing.A good idea indeed.Wish you n all a happy Mom's day ahead.

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Carla said...

My mom would be pleased with the bargin, these are perfect, and you put alot of love and thought into something very pretty!!! Great find!

Tins and Treasures said...

Oh, I wish we had a Crate and Barrel here...Take care ~Natalie