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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Unexpected Gifts Are . . .

Wonderful. 
We couldn't agree more and last week we received these from a very unexpected place — a small local thrift store, Lucky Dog
This thrift store is the fundraising headquarters for the non-profit, Tails to Freedom, Inc., which promotes animals through education and financial assistance. As former pet owners we appreciate those goals. 
Like others, we've donated and shopped here and also contributed paper goods (toilet tissue, paper towels) cleaning supplies and financial support. In a small shop, those "necessary" items are most appreciated. 


Lucky Dog is within walking distance of our apartment. We visit often and showed photos of our "snowmen" display; seen here.  Our "gift" included selected "snowman" items: drink stirrers, gift boxes, figurines, candle holders, and a card. We're thankful for all and some snowmen displayed the past two years will be donated. 

BIG  hint: never let folks know about a themed display or you too may be "gifted" with more of the same. Last year, neighbors and friends also gifted us with snowmen.

We might change the theme next year and not share with anyone.

8 comments:

Sandra said...

had to laugh on the gifting thing. I bought several owls that I really loved and ever after everything I got was owl themed and most of it I did not like. same thing when I started collecting oil lamps. antique oil lamps, OLD ones... the gifts were not old, not antique and not something I wanted. Bob had to build shelves to hold 40 of them. when we moved I got rid of all but 5, and I still have them, and put out the word...

Emma Springfield said...

It just goes to show that goodness begets goodness.

William Kendall said...

I do like the displays!

Lady Jane said...

Hi, wanted to pop over and wish you a very happy new year. hubs starts a new round of radiation again, this time pretty heavy doses over a shorter span of time. I really love visiting you guys and wishing you the very best in the upcoming year. Hugs, LJ

Ginnie said...

A bunch of cute things and helping a good cause. You can't beat that.

Connie said...

Aw, that was a sweet gift and gesture on their part.

Lynn said...

What a wonderful place - and neat that it's so close to your home.

I had a couple of folk art angels and I was gifted with some rather cutesy angels after that - I've managed to stop that now.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The snowman display is so cute! I don't always feel that I have to put them away with the Christmas decorations- they're more a winter theme...

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