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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Not long after Christmas, Margaret from Nanny Goats in Panties asked if anyone would be interested in having a white elephant gift exchange to pass on a gift you had no use for. Now everyone gets something they don't want or need and I was no exception! I was happy to jump on this fun little bandwagon! I just hope the person whose name I had, received her gift in time for today's party!!! It's coming via UP Postal Service and it was mailed at the end of the week! I swear! I just didn't count on the Martin Luther King holiday to mess up the delivery.


The other day as I pulled into my driveway, I saw a box sitting by my front door. I had ordered a few things that were being delivered, but I could not think of what this could be! When I saw it was a UPS package from Canada, I remembered about the gift exchange!!! YAY!!! (then, OH CRAP!! I need to mail mine!)


I was excited to open it up and see what it was! Inside the box was a gift bag with a tag from Nicky at We Work For Cheese !! Their blog is written by several people.  I'm guessing this gift came from Nicky, who is a girl.  The gift exchange just seems like a girl thing to do!  If I'm wrong, my apologies!  I wish I had read the labeling on the box more closely because I don't know where in Canada it originated.


Anyway on to my gift.


I ripped open the box and found this gift bag inside.




Oh!  There are 4 items inside the bag!  All carefully wrapped in paper to keep them from breaking.  I take one out and unwrapped and it's a....... hmmmm... what IS this pretty thing??  It's about  4 inches high and about 2 inches in diameter.  All 4 items are identical.  The painted design is definitely Oriental in nature ( can we say Oriental now?)  I'm guessing they're Japanese.  Are they sake cups?  Little bud vases?   Okay, take a look at these and tell me what you think.  I think they're sake cups.  




Ya know?  I've never had sake.  I just might have to remedy that!


Thank you, Nicky (or Mike) at We Work For Cheese!!!  I love them!!!

25 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Whatever they are, they are very cute!!!!

Facing50Blog.com said...

They are either sake cups or giant egg cups for use with goose eggs - they are very pretty though.
What a nice surprise.

Babs-beetle said...

I have no idea what they are, but I expect you'll find out before the day's out. They are are pretty.

Mellodee said...

I have no clue what they are....which makes them a perfect White Elephant!! The best White Elephant gifts are the things you stare at and mutter, "What the heck IS this??!!"

Rachele said...

4 inches seems a little tall for a sake cup, they're usually half that size...at least here in the US, lol. But definitely try sake. It's yummy and tons of fun. Maybe they're for tea? Let's see what Nicky has to say...

Run DMT said...

I've never had sake either. I would use them as bamboo planters and re-gift them once more. ;-)

Jen said...

Nicky and the We Work For Cheese gang is located in Even More Canada which is just north of the East Coast of the US. I have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out Canada so that is how I know. I'm really surprised Nicky didn't send Cheese in a Can.

Mel said...

Nice Tea cups..er, or orchid planters!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sake glasses? I would have guess they were a bunch of toothbrush holders, but what do I know :-)

Regardless, they're a perfect White Elephant.

Cheers, jj

Margaret (Nanny Goats) said...

Yes, we need to hear from Nicky to find out what they are, but I agree with your Sake guess. And you got a NICE white elephant gift!

slommler said...

Sake sounds like the perfect thing to use them for! I have never tried it either. Now is as good a time as ever!
Good luck
Enjoy
Hugs
SueAnn

Jenny said...

You could plant tiny succulent plants in them. Cute.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

HUGE shotglasses?

So, would anyone be offended if they thought the gift was crap? I mean, afterall, the purpose is to regift something they don't want or need. LOL.

I'll go ahead and say it... send them off to Goodwill.

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love the bamboo images on the cups.

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darsden said...

Does a can coke fit inside. Looks like fancy can holders...LOL Pretty through!

Nicky said...

Hello Joanie! Merry White Elephant to you! They are pretty, aren't they? As for what they are, well, I'm not really sure. As pretty as I thought they were, they were too big for sake (even for me!) and too small for tea, or flowers. So they sat in a cupboard forEVER just waiting for someone to find a purpose for them. I hope you can :-)

As for where in Canada I am located, Jen is absolutely right. I live in Even More Canada which is just south of the Arctic and just north of the largest snowbank in Vermont. I'm from Montreal :-)

P.S. I love your banner!

Thomas said...

Okay, so! I'm a participant in the exchange, as well, and it just so happened that I sent a gift TO Nicky in Canada.

A couple of comments:

1. I love Canada. I will never forgive my parents for not being Canadian.

2. After seeing what an alsome gift you got, I feel mildly guilty that I might have disappointed Nicky.

3. Your blog is terrific. Keep up the good work.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Oooh, I would totally use them as little vases. Even though I suspect you are right about them being sake cups. I love them!

Yaya' s Home said...

You know, if they were mine, I know exactly what I would use 'em for an' I'll bet no one else has thought of this. 'Course, I imagine the person who created 'em would be surprised by my choice.

If they were mine, my grandies would have so much fun at one of their tea parties. That looks like the perfect gift for a child's tea party, don'tcha' think? Soooooo Cute.

~ Yaya

Ina in Alaska said...

They are for sure sake cups. And warm sake is really good! they are lovely. One person's trash is another's treasure. You could align them along a table with a flower in each too. Very cute! xoxo

Eileen said...

Tea cups, though you certainly can drink sake out them them but then you may be passed out for a while...that's a lot of sake.
Kinda cute..

lisleman said...

you could always use them for target practice. I bet hot chocolate would well in them.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I think they are so pretty whatever they are. I agree that little succulants would look nice in them.
Hope you enjoy them.

cardiogirl said...

Those are HUGE sake glasses. I think Nicky is trying to get you drunk.