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Monday, January 2, 2012

A gift for Kathy....

Hello, ladies...
I just wanted to share a cool gift idea that worked out really well for one of our gifts to our daughter*in*law, KATHY.

 A lot of my bloggy friends know that my son, DAVID KEITH,
and his sweetie, KATHY, own a large and beautiful
GRAPE VINEYARD out here in West Texas.


Sometimes, during the summer, I do a photo shoot of this pretty vineyard.
 THIS is one of my favorite photos of a luncheon in the vineyard....
it looks like a painting to me.
THANKFULLY, it looked like a painting to FIFI FLOWERS, too 
and she painted it.    "THANK YOU, FIFI."
I had it framed and gave it to son and daughter in law that following Christmas.
They were thrilled.....
Wanting to give her something for this CHRISTMAS to carry out the 
VINEYARD THEME that she has going in her lovely home,
I came up with the following....
 I bought a large FILLABLE, glass lamp and
filled it almost full with WINE CORKS...
I like a little of the clear glass showing for contrast....
I bought a large box of incredible wine corks off of EBAY...
a super place to get all you might want of corks for use in so many awesome crafts.





I found the perfect shade  at
TARGET....

and since it would be hard to  WRAP to go under the Christmas tree,
I just
tied a big RED PLAID BOW
around the shade.....
and sit it under the tree.

It made an awesome looking lamp and one that will 
be the topic of conversation around their home for awhile , I am sure.
Probably along the lines of "did ya'll drink ALL THAT WINE?" ...hahaaha
I just hope she doesn't say, "Noooo, my mother*in*law did....."
I love ya, Kathy girl.
.....hope everyone has a FABULOUS day.
LOVE, bj

Joining in the fun with:
TEA TIME WITH THE LADY...she is kind enuf to allow coffee, wine,  in place of tea

49 comments:

Kathleen said...

What a great gift, I am sure she loved it!

Kathleen Grace said...

And here I thought you were talking about me! lol! What a darling lamp, lucky daughter in law:>)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats terrific.. I love it and I know your Kathy does.
may I ask where you found the glass lamp.

thanks

Pondside said...

That painting is lovely - what a fabulous gift! You must be a very popular mother-in-law!

Barbara F. said...

It must be absolutely bloomin' wonderful to have you as a mother-in-law (in your case, mother-in-love!). Very cool lamp. That painting is pretty cool too! xo

Really Rainey said...

Hi BJ!
That lamp is beautiful! What a great idea! I bet she loved it! Their vineyard is gorgeous!

Rainey @ The Project Table

laurie said...

now thats a beauty, also a beautiful painting!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very pretty! I love your photos of the vineyard.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would love to visit their vineyard sometime when I am in Texas! Love the painting from your photograph (That Fifi is so talented). The lamp with the wine corks is really clever. I have a collection of corks and I know some day I'll figure out something to do with them. hugs, Linda

Vee said...

What a cute parting line! You are a very clever and thoughtful gifter. Someone who really goes the extra mile. I really like both last year's and the year before's gifts.

Suzie said...

we have a large glass container in which we keep our corks. We often have people say, "oh my, did you drink all that wine?" to which my husband responds, "yes, but not in one night."

Shug said...

I did not know that they had the vineyard....since we are in the nursery business, my hubby would love to know the name of their place. He is always interested in knowing those that grow grapes of any kind...
Great idea Bj..

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great MIL you are BJ, that lamp is awesome!! Beautiful painting too. Martina

Marydon said...

Love the photo & how Fifi captured the beauty of it. The lamp is just fabulous of an idea & I love the bow.

Between your deelish meals & grand gifts, you are going to have a lot of us wanting to be a relative.

Have a fabulous week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great idea for her gift. Love the idea of the corks in the lamp.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a lovely photo you found in the vineyard and what a lovely painting it made, not to mention a most lovely gift!
Can you tell that I'm in a lovely mood? :)

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful gift. I bet she just loved it!!! xo Diana

Designs By Pinky said...

Great idea, BJ! I bet she loved it! Great shade too. I LOVE the painting also! XO, Pinky

doodles n daydreams said...

you are so creative Bj, what gorgeous gifts.
Blessings,
Diana

Theresa said...

Great gift and mighty creative! Love using wine corks... I buy mine too:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Lovely lamp! Very creative idea for her home decor!
Hope you have a great week, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie said...

That is such a great idea! I love the way the photo turned out turned into a painting, and I really love that lamp too.

I just love themed gifts. They're my favorite kind.

mississippi artist said...

You sure give thoughtful gifts! I love the idea of taking a meaningful photograph and painting it!And the lamp is just perfect too!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Alas, we have no more Ruby Tuesday. It was such a surprise as there was not 'hint' of it going down. I'm bummed. But viewing your vineyard photos brightened my morning.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Please come on over to RUBY TUESDAY 2 and leave your link!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Gorgeous! I've been looking for one and even asked for one for Christmas but didn't get one:( Kathy has one terrific mother-in-law, I bet she was really surprised! Lucky girl!
♥Rondell

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

I remember the Vineyard!

And ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a gift you assembled!

YOU-ARE-SO-TALENTED! AND-YOU-HAVE-SUCH-A-LIVELY-MIND, TO-THINK-UP-SUCH-GOODIES!!!

Just wonnnnnnnnnnnnnderful...

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is
than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring."

- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Madeline's Album said...

Your photos of the vineyard are wonderful. The lamp is just out of this world. You are so clever with coming up with something different. I know your daughter-in- law loved it. have a blessed day. Madeline

kitty said...

What a wonderful, special gift! Your photos are gorgeous, too...and that painting...Wow!!!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful gift; I know she loved it....
I think you might get the Mother in Love award of the year....You can tell there is sweet love in your family....

When I looked at your profile picture I was shocked because it looks so much like mine.....take a look.....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I am fortunate to have a couple of Fifi paintings and I love them. Your gift painting is fabulous.

Love the lamp too. What a wonderful idea!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful gift you made! I think that is so fitting for them. I love the picture you took of the table in the vineyard. It really does look like a painting.

Linda Chapman said...

Such beautiful photos!!
I love this post!
You have the BEST ideas!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The painting is fabulous! Fifi is so talented! Happy new year my friend! ♥

Rita said...

You are a genious; she must have been thrilled. I know it is the thought that counts, but I can see a lot of love there. Wish I could go visit.
Rita

Chandy said...

Great gift idea! Happy New Year!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

BJ....I'm not sure you know but MMT set up a new meme...called Ruby Tuesday2...she left you a link just below my first comment.

Oh happy day.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Both gifts are so unique and beautiful, BJ. I love giving out-of-the-ordinary gifts, don't you? I'm sure Kathy loved them both. ;)

Thanks so much for supporting me by joining Time Travel Thursday each week. I look forward to having you join the fun this year, as well. Hope you and yours have a very Happy - and healthy - New Year!

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Dena said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Wishing you the very best in the new year BJ!!

Hugs,
Dena

Whimsey Creations said...

Great idea for the lamp! I'm sure she was thrilled with it. Lucky girl!

Sarah said...

You are a thoughtful gift giver, BJ. Both of these gifts are fabulous. I know they were appreciated and will be treasured. ~ Sarah

Ralph said...

I remember the vineyard rubies! The warm days of summer are behind us, yet wit these views - it wall be sunny, warm and without drought soon. Gotta get through winter first...

Bluebell Woods said...

I love that watercolour of the wine. Awesome. I am your newest follower
Janice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a super idea. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great idea! I'm sure they just loved it! The Fifi painting is wonderful. I have one of our "oldest" beagle and was just thinking I should have her do one of the puppy to hang with it!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Great gift idea! Happy Friday! ☺

Shay said...

That lamp is one of the coolest things I've ever seen ...I LOVE that idea !

Katie said...

what a fun idea!

thea said...

That lamp is really cool! I bet your daughter-in-law just loved it.