March 12, 2011

Silver Sunday Alligator...

Welcome to another Silver Sunday
hosted by Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal.

I have a new treasure that I'd like to share with you today. It was a thank you gift from The New Guy (Rich) who joined the Wild Hogs II ride this year. Rich handed a beautifully wrapped box to me when he arrived and said that it was a "thank you" (in advance) for "putting up with him" while he was here.

I don't think I told you at the time, but these men were no trouble at all. I'd make a meal and they'd all clear the table and do the dishes. They made their own beds on the mornings after sleeping in our home, and the day they each left, the beds were stripped and the bedding was put into my laundry room. They were wonderful house guests, who - with or without their wives - are welcome here any time they please.

My brother-in-law always gets my bike detailed to show his appreciation for me letting him use it. I recently received a beautiful live plant arrangement and chocolate from Eric to show his appreciation for joining the group, so I received lots of special treatment from all these kind-hearted gentlemen.
I opened Rich's gift to find this treasure inside. It's a Mariposa Brilliante® napkin holder, with a heavy, little alligator reclining on top of these summery napkins. It's actually a weight to keep the napkins from blowing away. I think it's an elegant solution to dining outside when there's a slight breeze. Isn't the little alligator cute?

Thank you, Rich and Deb. I love your thoughtful and useful gift. It's sitting where I can see it every day...even when I'm not using it. Can't wait until Handsome and I see you again and I can thank you in person.
Thanks also to our Silver Sunday hostess, Beth. Be sure to click on this link to visit the other participants in her Silver Sunday Party. I'm off to read the other Silver Sunday posts now. I hope you have a perfect day. See you next month!

P.S. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead an hour this morning! Happy Daylight Savings Time.

13 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

gail said...

Hello :) I love your gift. That is just adorable.


Sarah said...

Your gift is both adorable and practical. Looks like an appropriate gift for a Florida home. ;-)
~ Sarah

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Pretty Lady,

That is such an awesome gift, and so practical as I'm sure it's windy out there near the ocean. I've missed chatting with you, but so much has been going on and now I'm getting ready for my bloggers luncheon in April. Take care friend.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Donna...

Ahhh...your silver napkin holder and alligator are just adorable, my friend! That little alligator has such character...what a fun piece to add to your table! How very sweet of your friend! Wow...I'm impressed! Sounds like all of your house guests were a great bunch to host!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty silver with us for Silver Sunday!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Gypsy Fish said...

What a sweet gift....he's really very cute. Have a great Silver Sunday!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun gift! Aren't thoughtful house guests just the BEST!?

Suzann said...

That is really cute!!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Dear Donna,

That is adorable and what a neat gift. Now, I will have to get one...


The Vintage Attic said...

How cute and thoughtful is that..


Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
Your napkin holder is a great gift...and the alligator, so adorable. I can't wait till we can get outside to sit on our patio.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

Johanna said...

what a sweet gift is this little box with the silver alligator. I think they enjoyed it very much to be your guest. What did you said to them: "See you later, alligator"???
Greetings, Johanna

Susanne said...

Very cute, very thoughtful, love the bamboo.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Too cute!


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