Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fabulous Gift Idea



I was reading some of my old Romantic Homes magazines and I came across an idea to share with you. If you keep your old Romantic Homes, check out the June 2005 issue. I've used this idea a few times and I received accolades for my creativity!

You can create an easy hostess gift with just three items. You will need a tea towel or linen towel, a bouquet of flowers, and some pretty ribbon. Wrap the flowers in the towel and tie it with the ribbon.



Here's another variation. You can use a men's necktie and add pearls for a sophisticated look.



I usually have tea towels on hand to give as gifts. Sometimes I give the tea towel bouquets as hostess gifts. I gave one when I was invited to a BBQ. The hostess always has plenty of food on hand so I thought it would be better to bring flowers
than food.

If you use a printed towel, keep the flowers simple.



I think I'll use this one as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving. Some autumnal flowers
will look lovely in this towel.



I also like to use some humorous towels for my bouquets. I think this one might apply to me!



I know this one definitely applies to me!

If any of you make a bouquet, let me know I'd love to see how it turns out.

8 comments:

icandy... said...

You know,, I have just about every past issue of Romantic Homes... isn't that funny? (along with Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion and Victoria) Remember Victoria mag.? I think it's back in publication...at least that's what I've heard. Anyway, yes, I do hoard those wonderful issues. Thank you for reminding me! I really like your variations, too!

Hugs,
Christina :)

Chatelaine said...

Christina,

I have all my old Victoria's too! And I subscribed to the new Victoria. It's pretty good.

Michelle said...

Am loving these ideas! Gosh, I don't think I have an issue of Romantic Homes in 2005. Thanks for putting the idea up for all of us to see. :) I did survive the day..it only got up to 107 (ONLY, HA). I went out for the evening by the docks and it was hard walking without getting all hot and sweaty real quick. Lol! Glad I have air conditioning inside and I certainly drank a lot! :) I bet it gets humid in New England when it gets this hot.

xoxo

Michelle

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi there. I wish I had every back issue of Romatic Homes. I only discovered here in Australia just over a year ago.. It was this magazine that lead me to my first blog read...The Tea Towel is a good idea. I often wrap any present that way and maybe tie of with string. The last couple of towels are cute.. x Julie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's a great idea for a hostess gift or even a new neighbor welcome...Thanks!
~Patti

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely ideas!

You must have plenty of storage for those magazines!

xoxo
Jane

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Great ideas! I don't think I've ever bought a copy of that magazine. I'll have to check it out now.

salmagundi said...

I love all of my magazines; and when there is nothing new to read, I dig them out. Love this idea - somehow I had missed that. Sally

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