Saturday, April 01, 2017

Clever gift wrapping

Jilda and I drove a few hours north this evening to attend a wedding shower for the daughter of our good friends Wes and Deidra Laird.

The event was at a home on Lake Guntersville. We arrived and said our hellos as the sun went down. Stepping out to the deck, I shot a few pictures of the evening light on the water.

The gift we took was bath and hand towels. Jilda tried to figure out how to wrap them but they package looked wonky and we didn't have a box big enough. She never has a wrapping emergency because she can always think of something clever.

She anticipated the problem and picked up an old fashioned foot tub. Rolling the towels tight, she managed to get them arranged in the foot tub and the gift looked great. Had I been clever, I would have snapped a picture of it, but alas I didn't.

We stayed a while and munched on finger food before saying our goodbyes. We had a long drive home on unfamiliar roads but the drive was eventless which was a good thing.


  1. That is a glorious photo of evening light.
    Yay for Jilda. My wrapping is often woeful.

  2. What on earth is a foot tub? I could guess, but might be well off the mark.


  3. Great thinking on the packaging ! I'm never clever like that. Great picture too. Glad you captured a magical moment in time.

  4. Clever! Foot tubs are a nice necessity to have. Great thinking Jilda.

  5. Beautiful photo. You were sure able to enjoy glorious weather.

  6. I wish you had taken a picture of the gift. It is a good idea. A favorite gift for me to give is a bottle of wine or sparkling water, bubble bath, a large scented candle, and a good book. Attractive cellophane wrapping makes a nice package.

  7. Have to admit, I had to consult Amazon to see what a 'foot tub' looks like. So clever, thinking outside the box!

  8. The foot tub was a great idea. I have a small foot tub but it would be only big enough to put a few facecloths in it. Your foot tub must have been a fair size.
    Nice photo.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. My daughter is clever about wrapping gifts. It's an artistry.


  10. Yep, Jilda B Smart! Good one. I like thinking outside the box (to a tub!)
    Such a restful picture.

  11. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Gorgeous picture (better than a foot tub)!!

  12. This picture is so calming. It's so nice that you both attended a wedding shower...I hate showers especially when they are all women. The talk is mindless usually, I really don't care what she all received and I hate the shower games.


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