It was a feast for the eyes. We roamed the aisles enjoying it all - sculpture, cachepots and teapots, lamps, tiles, bowls and serving dishes, ornaments and jewelry. Everywhere I looked there was something to admire and tempt me. (Oh, how that green serving platter called my name!) But I resisted, focusing instead on finding a hostess gift for an upcoming holiday party.
When I saw these cat bowls, I knew I'd found the gift. Our hostess has two cats and just adopted a black and white kitten who now rules her home. Her kitties will be dining fashionably with these cute bowls, but she easily could use them for breakfast cereal instead!
Uh-oh. I didn't have a box to wrap them in, nor a sturdy gift bag. There was no tissue paper, nor any packing peanuts. Time to improvise.
|A cardboard cake disc wrapped with gift paper made a strong base|
|and candy cushioned the bowls for stacking|
|a bit of cellophane and ribbon held things together|
|..and a hand painted tag finished the job|
Off to the party......