Friday, 12 February 2010

The Perfect Gift


The perfect gift? Oh my goodness, today's theme really seemed quite difficult at first. You see, I am a hoarder and collector of all sorts of weird and wonderful things. Which makes it both easy and difficult. I am very easy to please because I love so many things, which makes it easy, but, because I collect so many different things, I would be impossible to chose one kind of collection over another, which makes it rather difficult. See?

There are all the usual Valentine's gifts of course. Beautiful diamonds and pearls
Hmm, I have never coveted real jewels, I would be far too scared of losing them or having them stolen. I prefer old Victorian/Edwardian/Art Deco paste.

Flowers are quite lovely, sure,
but I hate the fact that the prices are hiked up so ridiculously for Valentine's Day, so that a no no for me as well.

Chocolates, yummy, yes
but is it worth putting on 4 pounds or going on a diet for a month? Nope.

Romantic dinner for two?
yes, that would be great, because I do love good food, but it would mean leaving our doggies at home, and Hector would pine for me.......


Ah now, indulging me in my latest hobbies with packs of wonderful ephemera and bits and pieces, now that would come pretty close to being a darned fine gift

Or, a completed piece of fabulous artwork in the style which I really admire at the moment, like this wonderful piece by Wil from the jawdroppingly gorgeous blog Vintage Wil
That would come pretty close to being a top notch gift.

But, the bestest and most perfect gift from my darling husband to me is

TIME!!!

Yep, time is the most precious and most perfect gift he gives me, and not just on Valentine's Day. All those precious hours when he accompanies me to boot fairs, vide greniers, French charity shops, when he would really rather be doing just about anything else. Time first thing in the morning when he takes the dogs out for a walk and lets me sleep on. Time when he makes me so many cups of tea. All the time he doesn't mind me spending doing my own stuff, messing around with new hobbies, hours on the computer, crocheting, cuddling doggies, rather than doing what any normal housewife would do, like cleaning, errmmm. For me, there is no more perfect present than the time he gives me. Soppy, or what, lol? So, on Sunday morning, we will stroll arm in arm through a couple of boot fairs, and he will carry whatever I find ( most likely just books for reading, nothing exciting ), and then he'll take me home and make me a lovely cup of tea. Bliss. And cook Sunday dinner. Bless.
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11 comments:

Kate said...

Aaah bless, would he mind if I came along too?

xx

Sarah said...

Awe he's a right love isn't he? You hold on tight to him, there aren't many men who'd put up with such outings. And ones that make cuppas all day are worth their weight in gold! Have a love-ly day tomorrow Lizzie!!

Quiltnbee said...

Perfect! =-)

Andi's English Attic said...

Erm...there are men out there that actually do those things for their wives? I've been married nearly 22 years and I can't say I've experienced any of that. I think I'll print out this post and show it to my husband (you don't mind, do you? You'd be kind of like a proxy therapist!).

Kissed by an Angel said...

What gorgeous gifts!!! I always get a card!!!!
xxxx

CraftyHelen said...

You are so right. Our little darlings are (almost) 5, 6 and 7, so time spent together doing things that we want to do is very very precious. The last time we went out on our own was our wedding anniversary - 2008!xx

Michela said...

What a sweet post! happy Valentine's day! xxxxx

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

MY DEAR, YOU HAVE THE GIFT THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY! THE BEST OF ALL!

WHEN I SPEND TIME IN ENGLAND, I USUALLY GO TO THE MOORS OR ANY PLACE WHERE THERE IS SHEEP AND COLLECT THE WOOL THAT THEY LEAVE ON BUSHES, FENCES, ETC. AFTER IT IS WASHED, IT CAN BE FELTED,...SO YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN LITTLE BIRD EGGS LIKE I DID JUST BY WETTING LITTLE BITS OF WOOL WITH HOT SUDSY WATER AND ROLLING IT IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND TILL IT STICKS TOGETHER. I EITHER SPRINKLLE THE WET EGGS WITH INSTANT COFFEE OR PALE BLUE WATER COLOR PAINT. THERE YOU GO, ANOTHER PROJECT!

CHEERS, JUDY

Melanie said...

Hi there
I love your blog, andI have been reading it for an age now, it is fabulous! I hope you do not mind but I have added it to my blogroll on my new site. :)
Love Melanie

Dorthe said...

Such a lovely post, you are lucky with a husbond like that,
well I love the necklace too.....
the flowers and the chokolate,,,
but the tour, the tea, and the dinner, sound like heaven to me.

xo Dorthe

*Ulrike* said...

I agree with time. Time for the grandkids which these days I think they appreciate more, and time for family. I love the fact that my hubby brings me a cup of tea every morning before I get up. Yes time is definitely a hands down winner!