Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jazzed about an unexpected gift

A Tea With Friends reader in Massachusetts, Jenn, recently asked if she could send me a little something she picked up with me in mind. The thoughtfulness behind such a request already meant a lot to me, and then the package arrived bearing this terrific tin with a Teatime CD! I'd heard of these but never actually seen one "live," so I was thrilled with the gift. I was even more thrilled to learn she had come across this in a consignment store, and when she came across a second one got it for me. Now if there's something I love more than getting a gift, it's getting a gift of thrifty origin. Oooh, how I love that!

The CD was brand spanking new, still in the shrink wrap, and when I opened it I was impressed to find that the CD itself looks like you're peering down into a cup of freshly brewed tea. My compliments to the package designer!

And another reason I so love this gift is that I just *adore* all the old jazz greats! Look who's on here: Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Sinatra ... I popped this in my car's CD player and boy, was I in a good mood when I got to work that morning! So if you ever come across one of these CD's, I say, grab it. (And if I ever see more than one in a consignment shop, I'll follow my thoughtful friend's fine example and get one to share!)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a thoughtful gift! That sounds like some great music. I'll be on the look-out for that, Joanie

Linda J. said...

Oh, wow! I love jazz and I love surprise gifts. That's a perfect combo.

Marilyn said...

Oh would I love a gift like this. What a very thoughtful gift. Now I am on the look out.

ChaChaneen said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeet! That is so thoughtful and I lurve the music selection too!

Ginger said...

What a lovely gift. This sounds like a great cd.

Frivolitea said...

What a wonderful gift - and wonderful CD. I, too, will be on the lookout for that one.

parTea lady said...

That was very thoughtful of Jenn. I am fortunate enough to own this Teatime CD with a lot of the old "greats".

thesewingroomandmore said...

Wow, wow and wow. What a great gift, and with "thrifty origins!" I will have to be on the lookout for this!