My dear friend Jen has grown the most beautiful garden! For her birthday, I gave her some cookbooks to make some yummy recipes with her vegetables! She is a terrific cook! This Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook has great recipes and beautiful pictures.
I attached a little saying to the hoe and cookbook copied on brown stock paper:
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~Douglas William Jerrold
To the other book, I tied some garden gloves with the ribbon and attached a quote on friendship:
But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859
The letter 'G' for her last name initial was made from a simple wooden letter with moss attached via a glue gun. I wrapped the gifts in burlap, so that she could reuse the 'wrapping paper.' The flowers from my yard added the color that was needed!
I am linking to
Pin It Now!