August 12, 2009

Two Gifts - For No Reason At All.

Recently I have received two gifts that made me happy.

One was a gift from me to myself. Last week, while my mom was in town, I had an opportunity to go an a wild shopping spree, something I have not done for a long time. My mother and I are very similar when it comes to purchasing; we both enjoy it immensely and never walk away from anything we like. We both share an avid interest in fashion, perfumes and makeup and can spend hours in a cosmetic store. This time was no exception.

I stumbled upon a new fragrance and immediately found the scent extremely appealing. The perfume was just right, in every aspect. I have not had that experience since I found my favorite perfume of all, "Light Blue" from D&G, about 5 years ago. This one is now a very close second. With such an endearing name, "Funny" from Moschino is the best gift I have given myself recently.

The next gift came in a wonderfully wrapped package with Irish stamps all over it. And a very neat handwriting. It contained an incredibly beautiful necklace of colourful stones and beads, handmade and exclusive.

The best gifts are gifts given for no reason at all.

19 comments:

Gal Friday said...

The two "gifts" seem even to go together-visually!
These both seem light-hearted(what a great name for a perfume!)and even better--they are perfect for YOU. :-)

steviewren said...

It's 'funny' how a couple of little things can make a girl feel so pretty and lovable.

bryna said...

love that moschino bottle. so pretty!

MelRoXx said...

Lovely! You certianly know what a good gift is!

Claus said...

Beautiful necklace!
Sounds like a nice perfume also...what a great treat!

Sumandebray said...

Gift season has invaded your life all of a sudden... Good for you! Selecting a gift for oneself (not impulsive buying) is probably the toughest thing to choose. The wish list is usually so long!!!
You know for once I thought you would open that gift and discover that you have received another bottle of the same perfum.
Njoy the gifts

Poetikat said...

That's a gorgeous necklace! sometimes you just have to treat yourself, right? My favourite perfume is "Ma Griffe". I also like "Lamb".

Kat

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

What special gifts! Both are lovely!

Myussop said...

Wow! they both are beautiful. The necklace has a ring of happiness to it and funny I could smell the perfume :)))
I'm happy you treat yourself well.

Betsy said...

You just have to smile when you are putting on a perfume named "Funny"! :)

Love the necklace...that Irishman is a keeper!

Jill said...

HELLO!
I am back, JUST in time to see the beautiful necklace! YEAH! And a new fragrance as well...wonderful.

Denise said...

OMG D&G? light blue! that's my perfume since 2002. Wow i love it. I haven't switched to any yet since.

those gifts are amazing. Have a fun day! You deserve it.

Protege said...

=Tina,
that is exactly what I thought too.;) Thank you so much for your always kind comments.;)
xo

=stevie,
great choice of words.;)) And so true.;)xo

=bryna,
thank you and thank you for stopping by.;)

=MelRoXx,
thank you so much.;))

=Claus,
the perfume is indeed lovely, always love your comments.;)
xo

=Sumandebray,
so true, how to choose from everything we wish for, right? Well, in case the other gift was the same perfume, it would have not been so bad.;) Even more of the lovely fragrance.;))

=Kat,
thank you.;) I am not familiar with those fragrances, but I bet they smell great.;) xo

=Donna,
thank you so much.;))
xo

=Mahmud,
great to have you back again.;)) And thank you for that lovely comment.;)

=Betsy,
yes indeed, the name says it all.;)) Always love when you stop by.;))xo

=Jill,
thank you, I hope you had a great vacation, so glad you are back.;)) xo

=Denise,
so glad you share my love for "Light Blue", I agree, I am completely addicted to it.;))xo

Cottage Garden said...

Wonderful gifts, particularly the beautiful necklace ...
x

sprinkles said...

"The best gifts are gifts given for no reason at all."

So true and some of the ones I got for no reason at all are the ones I treasure the most.

Protege said...

=Jeanne,
thank you so much, the Irishman will be happy to hear that.;)
xo

=sprinkles,
glad to hear you share the same sentiment;) Thank you so much for stopping by again.;)
xo

Jacki said...

Wow, those are beautiful! I don't remember when I received a gift "just because." Usually they are to celebrate an occasion.

Then again, Emma always colors me pictures, so I guess that counts, doesn't it?

Jacki said...

I LOVE that necklace! It's beautiful.

I miss being able to wear perfumes. I have extremely bad reactions to fragrances, unfortunately. It wasn't always that way, but after Emma was born I suddenly couldn't wear them or use perfumed lotions.

Protege said...

=Jacki,
the Irishman will be happy to hear that his gift is a hit.;))
Sorry about your perfume allergy, that is awful. I simply can not imagine not being able to wear a fragrance...