Chicago Blogger Network




Blogs to Love

ABCD Design
At Home with Kim Vallee
Celebrations at Home

The Daily Basics
Everyday Celebrating
The Gracious Girl
Housewife Bliss
Hostess with the Mostess
It's in the Details
The Party Bluprints Blog
Pepper Design Blog
Thoughtfully Simple
Unchained Kitchen


Entries in gift ideas (1)


Guest Blogger: A Unique Gift Idea!

 Today's post was written by Stephanie, the PR/Design intern for SecondCitySoiree.com! Follow Stephanie on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bellewsc



When I was growing up, I found more use out of the bubble wrap that carefully protected the Waterford Crystal then the champagne flute itself. Catching my gaze as I eyed my sister’s presents, my mother would always reassure me that one day I would come to appreciate the flutes. For every occasion since I was thirteen my Godmother, Aunt Rosemarie, has given me a champagne flute. Too young to use them, the flutes remained in their boxes gathering dust.

 It wasn’t until I turned 21 that I finally realized the immense uniqueness of the gifts. My love for entertaining and the desire to show off the champagne flutes resulted in a ladies cocktail party at my home. Hours before my guests arrived, I carefully unwrapped and washed the untouched stem wear. I was seeing the crystal with new eyes, gently running my fingers over the modern pattern, “Carina,” that Rosemarie had picked out so many years before. I was finally feeling the impact of the special tradition shared between my Godmother and me. With a full set of 12 flutes, I was able to serve champagne to my friends in my very own Waterford Crystal stem wear at a mere age of 21. It was a remarkable feeling that I only have Rosemarie to thank for.

As I begin to pack up my belongings and prepare to move out of my parent’s house and into my first apartment, I can’t help but imagine the beauty and sophistication the flutes will bring to my new home.  I hope that one day I will be able to give the gift of a Waterford Crystal champagne flute to someone knowing the bliss it brings first hand.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...