Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red, White and Vintage Birthday!

It's my girlfriends birthday today and we are all meeting at Sizzler for her luncheon. She loves red, white and white vintage. Can't just do anything, it has to be special. Here is what I came up with for her present...

 I found this cute white wire kitchen basket at Walmart and added the red gingham ribbon around the edge.

 I found these wonderful absorbent, very soft kitchen towels also at Walmart and then machine embroidered the kitchen designs on them. I embroidered 4 towels two each of each design, I just mirrored them.

 She loves cute jars and Atomic Fireballs! I found the jar at Walmart and filled it with red fireballs and decorated it with red and white polkadot ribbon

 It wouldn't be the same without something vintage in the basket. This was probably the most time consuming visiting the thrift stores for something vintage, white and for the kitchen. I am pleased that I was able to find this white ironstone milk jug! It looks vintage to me. I like it, so in it goes. I did tie a ribbon around the handle.

Here it is all finished and ready to go.

This is picture of the card I put in it. She loves cats! She has 5 of them and the her latest baby looks just like the tabby in this picture. 
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  1. Red and white is my favorite too--I want to reach through the screen and snag this for myself :)
    Love the redwork on the tea towels!

  2. That is one fantastic gift basket! Should I tell you when my birthday is? LOL!

  3. I think we should be friends, so you can give me thoughtful gifts like this too :) But seriously, I love it!

  4. This is one of the most lovely and thoughtful gifts I've ever much more personal than a giftcard. I'm sure your friend was thrilled and that kitty card is so cute(love it since I'm a cat lover too!). You are a truly special friend!!!