Working Ahead of Need:
Preparing for the Holidays All Year Round
"Necessity never made a good bargain."
My desire to prepare for the holidays often begins with the first sunny day of spring (sometimes sooner) and continues through the sweltering summer months, matures during autumn's golden days, and comes to rest during the season of winter. The only antidote for such a passion is to bring out one of my idea books and record the new concepts that are suggested to me by the garden. In it I organize my thoughts and...while basking in the spring sunshine...assign a theme to my winter holiday (and the family Gift Pantry) for the year."
The excerpt above was taken from: Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons, by Tracey McBride, Published by Bantam Books, NY, NY, 2000.
I love, love, love to give beautifully practical gifts...
as well as physical tokens of good thoughts.
Thus...the creation...in 2000...of our
Frugal Luxuries Good Thoughts Collection TM :
Good Fortune and Prosperity Soup !!!
Confetti soup mix is composed of dried white, black, and pinto beans, mixed with peas and lentils. It's presented in a re~purposed Tapenade jar (from Trader Joe's).
Any plans yet for your Gift Pantry this year?
later this week
I will posting the jar labels for you to download and
more Spring Gift Pantry ideas!
Hope you're all having as much fun as we are!!
Tracey and Family