Thursday, December 17, 2009

Surcies – Part Two

In a previous post, I shared with you my love for Surcies, and so many of you enjoyed learning about this whimsical phrase for “an unexpected surprise”.  In fact, a few of you shared fun factoids about the origin of the word.  There is a thought it came from the French -  “un souci” – to worry or to care.  In other words, like the old Hallmark commercial, “You care enough to send the very best”.  Toss in a little southern accent, from the South Carolina low country, and you’ve got a phrase to share, along with a charmin’ anecdote!

As promised, I’m going to share a few more Surcies before the challenge of time has me off and running in further preparation for family Christmas visits.  I’ve got a few more of my own gifts to gather and wrap!

634-Rainboot-Adult_a_zoomEven if the weather outside is frightful, these rain boots from Dylan’s Candy Bar, NYC, would make you want to tromp through rain, sleet and snow!

651-Ice%20Cream%20Dream_a_zoom Are you thinking, “How on earth could ice cream be a Surcie wish list item?”  Take a closer look, it’s really a sugar scrub with extra goodies to soften tired winter skin.  Also from Dylan’s Candy Bar, NYC.

il_430xN_109703910For the sophisticate in your life - From Etsy – JaLasChic – Pearly Petal Earrings.  (You won’t believe the price!)  Last day to order is the December 18th for Christmas delivery!

641092 For the members of your coffee club – this ornament from Sur La Table would be the perfect exchange for a cup of espresso.

873436_mul_bEven if the recipient of these measuring spoons isn’t a a huge fan of baking, they’ll be tempted to pull these out and channel their inner kitchen goddess.  Anthropologie

My favorite present of all?  True quality time with family and friends . . . all wrapped up in a big hug!

Sending special Surcie wishes your way! - Wanda


Norbridge Antiques said...

However did you find these treasures? I'd love to receive any one of these treasures as a surcie, an unexpected surprise.

Interior Concepts by Wanda said...

I have had fun searching for things which might be a little different. It must be the designer in me which believes even the smallest thing can offer us an experience of luxury.

Anne Lubner Designs said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing - just reading about them is a wonderful Surcie!

Robert Petril said...

LOVE the cappucino machine ornament!!