Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jazzing up that plate of holiday cookies for gift-giving

We've all exchanged a plateful of cookies at the holidays with a neighbor or friend. Often the cookies are placed on a colorful paper plate and covered with plastic wrap.

I have a suggestion that's a cut above your typical cookie-laden paper plate. Swap out that paper plate for a nice holiday plate.

Black Friday has reached our local thrift shops. Yesterday, two of my kids and I headed out to find a few things. While at the thrift shop, looky what I found! A stack of 4 beautiful holiday plates!


These will be lovely, filled with home-baked cookies and tied with a silver ribbon. Our Value Village still had many holiday plates, bowls and trays. They will be snapped up in another week or two.

But the idea to use a nice plate, for your cookie gifts, will still be a possibility. Many people I know use all white dishware. Plain white dishes are found in abundance at second hand stores, for about a dollar per piece, sometimes less. And plain white also happens to be a nice base for an assortment of holiday cookies.

Just an alternative to your usual holiday paper plate for cookie exchanges.


8 comments:

  1. That will make a lovely gift to give to someone for the holidays, Lili. You could pick up similar items at yard sales throughout the year. We often run across a table dedicated to only Christmas items at yard sales.

    We've been decluttering here this week and went through our Christmas decorations. A couple had broken over the past year and we gave away our big tree last year, so it was something that needed doing. I even gave away some things to my nieces were here visiting this week.

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    1. Hi Belinda,
      It sounds like you've been very busy with family around!
      Yes, I, too, often see a lot of Christmas-y items at yard sales. My problem is our yard sale season is mostly summer, and I never think ahead enough to pick up Christmas items then. I'll try harder this next summer, though!

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  2. That's a great idea. And those are really tasteful plates too. I'm definitely going to keep a look out for festive plates, but I suspect it will be hard to match yours!

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      keeping my fingers crossed that your special shopping spots will have something festive!

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  3. Great idea! I'm going to look for holiday plates on my next trip to the thrift store!

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      I had seen some holiday items at a different thrift store 2 weeks ago, but just didn't pay attention (was on a mission that day to find my daughter some jeans). Then seeing more holiday dishes at another thrift store, yesterday, and I realized that now was the time to buy, if I really wanted them. Good luck finding something you like!

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  4. Beautiful plates and your recipient will feel very special indeed.

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    1. Hi Lois,
      sometimes it surprises me that someone would just give these away. But you know better than most, "one person's trash is another's treasure". And these are a treasure. I can hardly wait to bake cookies to fill them and tie up with a silver ribbon.

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