Monday, June 16, 2014

Showered with Love

One of my best friends from high school is getting married this summer, and though we live half a state apart she was so sweet to ask me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. 



Her wedding shower was this last weekend, and it was so great to see her! She's one amazing girl--beautiful, smart, hilarious, and so very hard-working. So I thought she deserved a little bridal pampering.


As a gift, I created this breakfast-in-bed basket. I found a cute breakfast tray and gathered some delightful morning delicacies--pecan cinnamon roll pancake mix, salted caramel hot cocoa, and English breakfast tea.


Add a couple of classic white coffee cups and saucers nestled in a plush velvet blanket...


and a few finishing touches...


and we're ready to go!


I'm always on the look out for cute and creative gift ideas for the special women in our lives...are there any you would like to share?

~Nel~  

28 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a clever idea! Who wouldn't love to receive that.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Your gift was lovely Nel.
Its a great idea. I have often done a basket for my eldest son and wife at christmas.. all sorts of goodies.. I think its such a nice personal touch.
love your wooly blanket idea..
Maybe we might get a peek at your bridesmaid dress!
sending love to you all.
val xxx

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Love your thoughtfulness and your creative gift, Nel! Thanks for sharing this idea...who wouldn't like to receive this?!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an honor for you to be asked to be her bridesmaid:) and what a beautifully creative gift!! Have a great Monday Sheri :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And before you know it, both of you will be grandmothers! Enjoy your time with your friend, Nel! Anita

Keri Lou said...

That is such a thoughtful gift idea Nel - I bet she was delighted. I love to find cute crafts and have started a little Pinterest board to document the ones I would like to try http://www.pinterest.com/dolliedaydream/cute-crafts/. I've recently made some cookie mix jars but that's about as far as my talents stretch these days x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a nice gift basket - I love the velvet throw blanket- a beautiful way to wrap your friend in love. xo Karen

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful gift basket. So sweet for the bride to be.

Merlesworld said...

Well thats different a yummy breakfast basket what a good idea.
Merle..........

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nel,

What a kind and thoughtful gift for your friend and she is going to like all the treats.
Enjoy the wedding and being a bridesmaid.
Carolyn

NanaDiana said...

Congrats to your friend. Now I want to get married all over again and invite YOU to my shower. lol Hope you have a great week-xo Diana

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely gift basket you created! It is such an honor to be a bridesmaid, have fun!

Susie Swanson said...

What a great gift and so useful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing them the best. Hugs, xo

Teresa said...

PERFECT!
You couldn't have chosen more perfect items or better idea... beats a Trip around the World every time :).

25 years ago I married. Yep, too soon to know better ahahahah. I had a wonderful wedding. A wonderful ceremony. Thousands of gifts. But if you ask me "what wedding gifts did you have?" the first that comes to my mind - and let me tell you that the Aunt who gave it to me wasn't even on my Auntie Top 10 ;) so I'm not biased - is a basket very much in line of your idea.

Of course not being my favorite Aunt - I'd hop her if she had chosen ME items like you did ;) ahahah - she chose pratical and nosense items: oli, beans, rice, tablecloths, wood spoons, couple of pans, tuna cans... (you get the sense; being a no nonsense Aunt I though her idea was great and so welcome when we arrived home and raided the basket so we could cook a midnight snack)

I hope in Heaven she's indulging in her nonsense area and having a blast doing baskets like your to very fortunate and happy friends who are marrying in their 180 years ahahahah

Well Done, Fairy Nel!

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Deserae said...

What a great gift for such a special friend :o) Everyone needs a little pampering!!!
~Des

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Congratulations to your dear friend. She surely got spoilt with all those little indulgence.

Barbara said...

What a lovely idea! I'm going to steal that. :) She'll be so pleased and surprised.

Christel Kuik said...

Lovely

Red Rose Alley said...

Nel, Dad loved the pecan cinnamon roll pancake mix and all the goodies you got him for father's day. I can't wait to see what they taste like. :~)

It's me said...

Stupid me....I accidentally deleted all the comments with my phone on today's post, would you be so kind to do it again ??..thank you! .. xxx!

Domme ikke.....ik heb per ongeluk alle commentaren met mijn telefoon gewist op rein zijn post,wil je zo vriendelijk zijn het nogmaals te doen....??? dankjewel !!..xxx !

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift Nel.. It looks beautiful.
And to Sheri, thank you so much for wishing Jasper a Happy Birthday.
Wishing you both a beautiful week.
blessings,
Penny

Candy S said...

I love the idea of a basket. One that is created for a specific person with their special tastes in mind. I recently sent a fiend an item she had been looking for and packed the box with tea napkins and lovely embroidered tea cloths. I also included a sweet blue checked summer tablecloth. It felt so good to give something that was appreciated. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your comments. I am your newest follower.... Candy

Imogen said...

Wow this is so exciting. I have always wanted to be a bridesmaid and I truly hope it can happen one day. Congratulations on being given such an honour. Stunning pictures and I wish you and the bride the best in this wonderful experience.

Weekend-Windup said...

It is a wonderful gift for your dear friend. So nice to hear about your friend!

Soniya Gauchan said...

wow its always fun attending friend's marriage
love those gifts
btw do visit my blog, new post is up

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Nel, Gift baskets are a very creative way of giving a gift....you can make them so personal, which you have! I'm sure your friend was thrilled to see all the goodies she received~~~A lovely idea! Blessings~~~Roxie

Marijana said...

Lovely gift! Oh, I love weddings! :)
Mariana