Fall Thank You or Hostess Gift

I mentioned in today’s Thankfulness post how wonderful our neighbor is. One of the many great things about her is that she looks after our cats when we travel. Since we are overprotective pet-parents, it is very important that our girls are safe and looked after when we’re away. Being the kind of woman that she is, she will not let us pay her. We’ve tried gift cards to get it past her, and she tried to give it back. :-) So now we try to find a special gift from wherever it is we’re traveling to as our way of thanking her.

This week we were in Missouri visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. And one of the special items that this particular part of Missouri is known for is the handmade Walnut wood bowls. They are beautiful and will last a very long time.

But I can’t just give a bowl.

So I grabbed some seasonal fruit (those cute little Smarties tangerines) and wrapped it in a bow, and voila!

Here is an angle where you can see the bowl a little bit better.

This would make a really nice hostess gift as well. This particular combo works for fall, but you could obviously swap it up with any fruit, veggies from your garden – whatever is local and fresh would be wonderful.

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  1. Wendy says:

    Just beautiful, Karie! That is such a thoughtful thing she does, and your gift to her is awesome!

  2. This is a great idea…simple and stylish! I am just stopping by from Debbiedoos Newbie party and ill definitely be following! Check out my blog http://www.mendezmanor.com!

    • Girl Going Country says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Nicole! I’m enjoying checking out your blog as well (you have a beautiful home!) and will be following and catching up with you there, too.

  3. Lynn says:

    Stopping by for a visit from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop to tell you that I think this is a great idea for a hostess gift. Love that you filled the bowl with fruit and the bow makes it look really festive. I have a really cute little mouse shaped cheese knife I got to give as a gift, but I keep giving something else instead because it doesn’t seem like enough, but now you’ve got me thinking if I just gave it tied to a nice block of cheese with a pretty ribbon….

    • Girl Going Country says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Lynn! A nice block of cheese would be PERFECT to go with that cheese knife!

      Look forward to following you on your blog, too. One day, I hope to have chickens! :-)

  4. This is a great gift for anytime! I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party! http://www.accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com
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    • Girl Going Country says:

      Thank you! The best part was how thankful my neighbor was to receive it. And thank you for the invite to your linky party! I’ll definitely head over to do that!

  5. Simple and beautiful! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick recently posted..Coccidiosis: What Backyard Chicken Keepers Should Know

  6. Susie @Bowdabra says:

    Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your neat gift idea in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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