One of my gift giving missions is to try to be always very French and in that context as original as possible.
Recently I found a way that I think perfectly meets my mission criteria and recipients seem to be quite pleased with their cadeaux. The presents are from me to non-French friends of course.
I am now trying to figure out how to do the reverse for my French girlfriends, i.e. “very American” (or Anglo-Saxon, as they might say) and “original.”
About a year ago I discovered small five-by-seven inch embroidered cotton, sometimes sprinkled with sequins and beads, pochettes, as the French call them, in my friend Babette’s boutique. I think of them as tiny makeup bags and fill them accordingly.
The cotton is sturdy, but there is no interior lining to protect against spills.
I bought a dozen or so with a variety of embroidered declarations to have in my gift reserve stash and when an occasion arises, or no occasion, just because, I fill them with a few of my favorite things.
|“Little flirt” or more like “serious tease” according to MRFLIF.|
I put one in Andrea’s Christmas stocking and now she is hooked on the idea. On her recent trip here she found ones she liked and then filled them with some of her favorite things to give to friends.
When, one of these days, my new and improved blog becomes a reality, I’ll do a little giveaway of a few of these for you.
They would work as a casual, fun summer “evening bag” don’t you think?
Aren’t they adorable?