Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Kelli, at There is No Place Like Home, is hosting Show and Tell Friday...My Show and Tell today is...
...a little china snowman, actually he is a salt shaker, about 4" high. Several years ago, at Christmastime, my daughter, Sarah, and I were visiting our favorite thrift store, Deseret Industries. I happened to see this cute little guy, and oohed and aahed over him. I didn't buy him for myself, because Christmas pennies were tight and I was in the store for other things. However, when Sarah saw my delight, she grabbed him, while trying not to let me see (the eye in the back of my head, which all mothers have, saw her do this). I gave her privacy at the checkout...And guess what was wrapped up nicely under our tree on Christmas Day?..

I love snowmen. I also love white and blue, so this was a perfect gift for me. I retired him from being a salt shaker and now he graces the table next to my bed....a precious reminder of my daughter's sweetness.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

11 comments:

Trish said...

What a very lovely story Elizabeth. And a cute little snowman to boot! This year Christmas pennies are tight here...so I can appreciate that wonderful gift from Sarah...and what it meant.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet, sweet story, Debbi

3 Docs and A Diva said...

I too very touched by the sweet story of your precious daughter.

I soon will have time to write more. I am really running out the door right now to order last minute pictures and to the post office. My home away from home lately! :)
I have some info to tell you about what has been happening:{.

Mrs. Miles said...

AWWWW - he gets the place of honour! I could see him sitting on a piece of mirror with some glittery 'snow' around him too - perhaps a candle, seeing as he's no longer with his 'pepper' partner.

thanks so much

Schotzy said...

Cute snowman! True Christmas is in the heart and the memories we;ve shared.

hip chick said...

I have a snow man that my daughter gave me the same way. I love bringing him out every year.

ceekay said...

Sweet, sweet story. Actually brings tears to my eyes as I remember long ago the same type of child like giving...so precious.

Susie Homemaker said...

What a sweet girl...he is so cute...a gift from the heart!

Blessings,
Susie

Kathy said...

A sweet story, Elizabeth. Cute snowman too!
Kathy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How very sweet. These are the memories that continue to warm our hearts as our children grow...

Kelli said...

What a cute little guy and your daughter was so sweet to get him for you!
~Kelli