We don’t really do presents around here…It’s not that we don’t love each other and care about each other, it’s just a hassle. No Mother’s Day…No birthday…no Christmas really either. For some people, they would gasp and think we’re crazy but honestly, we all love it. We love not having the pressure of HAVING to buy something because the calendar dictates that we should. Trust me, come January when we aren’t looking at a credit card debt, we especially love it.
Instead we buy things when we find them…something here or there often thrifted. These are my favorite gifts ever. The calendar didn’t tell anyone to buy it…it was completely by choice.
One of the last times Kayla was home she brought me this… It’s an old fashion wooden stitching basket. I had been keeping an eye open for one.
I need to shine it up with some scratch remover and give it a good dose of orange oil but it will be wonderful. It was a $3 find and that made me happy too. I love when the kids find something that I like AND didn’t gouge into their money to get it.
The inside is really nice too.
A few days after Kayla brought me that, Kalissa brought me this. She was thrifting at our favorite store and saw this.
I had trouble getting a picture as the glass reflected. This is a piece that was done with quilling. I did some years ago as a teenager and loved doing it. This picture is so pretty. It will go in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
It too is something I would have bought had I been thrifting.
Both of these gifts from the kids means so much more to me than anything they could have store bought for me….anything that would have cost a hundred times more. These little make my heart happy…I love “just because” gifts.