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