Monday, September 7, 2009

FRIENDSHIP GIFTS FOR SEPTEMBER

I'm relaxing today...sippin' some Apple Cinnamon Tea that I mixed together and browsing through this sweet book "The Art of Giving."

Gift-giving is a year-round event at my house and each month I make sure to have a "Friendship Gift" ready to give to friends who visit me or gifts to give as a last-minute hostess gift...just showing a little Southern Hospitality y'all.

In September, I'll be giving out Miss Janice's Apple Cinnamon Tea. I'm very happy with the flavor of this tea. I chose Twinings loose black tea, added some chopped dried apples and ground cinnamon, and voila...it is delightful! The mix is placed inside a small Mason Jar, with a sage toile cover and sage ribbon bow...inexpensive, but a kind gesture!

My September "Friendship Gifts"...


This is a wonderful time of year! I'm soooo ready for Fall . I can almost taste and smell the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbuck's, warm pumpkin bread with a cup of coffee, homemade pumpkin pie with cool whip, the decadent pumpkin cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, and the wonderful smell of my pumpkin candle. So exciting...and it's just around the corner:)

Thank you so much for visiting with me today...Stop back again real soon--I'm gonna have an exciting giveaway...maybe this week!

21 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Miss Janice - this sounds so good -- I love spice tea in the fall! Do you have a certain "recipe" for this? I was just wondering the other day what was going to be your Fall Friendship gift -- I always look forward to those as good ideas. It's delightful that you share your wonderful hostess tips.

Gracie Beth said...

I love tea, that is such a lovely gift. I am also obsessed with all things pumpkin flavored, but it has been much too warm for me to be in the mood to consume these goodies!

Tracy said...

Miss Janice, your tea sounds yummy and that rooster tea set is to die for!!! I just love your blog. I am so glad I found you.
Tracy

short southern momma said...

What nice gifts!! I love the way you decorated the mason jars! = )

Her Preppiness said...

Sounds so yummy!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

I LOVE your friendship gift idea. It would be so nice to send someone who has come to visit off with a little something. Thanks for the great idea!

bj said...

uMMM...your tea sounds so wonderful. And, now, I am STARVING for some Pumpkin Bread, chock full of pecans....*sigh.....

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Those are beautiful gifts and the tea sounds yummy. I am ready for smells and tastes of fall too!
Valerie

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

The tea sounds delightful. I so enjoy a cup of hot tea on a cool day. And now I am craving all things pumpkin.

Hattie said...

Miss Janice,
Your fall friendship gift sounds absolutely delicious. Like someone else who commented, I was wondering if you have a certain "recipe" for this? If so, I would so appreciate it. You inspire all of us out here, Miss Janice.
Thanking you in advance,
Miss Hattie

tardevil said...

Just love the way you do-da everything up! Especially the photo at the top. Hope you're doing well. Wed. is my big day. Please keep me/us in your prayers!

Miss Janice said...

Y'all...the recipe for this tea blend is very simple. I used Twinings black loose tea, added chopped dried apples, and a dash of cinammon for each jar. Smells heavenly and tastes wonderful!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What a sweet idea...truly worthy of a southern belle. The tea sounds delicious. Have a great week!

QueenBeeSwain said...

You are just a dear!

kHm

Jenifer Helton said...

The pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks! Yummmmmmmmm... it just adds to fall.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

What beautiful packaging for what a am sure is a wonderful tea! And I agree, I am ready for fall!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Such lovely gifts for this month Miss Janice. I adore your rooster tea kettle and tea cup, just too cute!

Lady Katherine said...

I have not hear I Swannee, since I was a young girl! What memories it brings back of Mother! Love the tea! Great idea, I love to have a jar! Wish I was coming to visit!

Kara said...

You constantly remind me to "mind my manners", be good and give well...love those gift jars

Boy I sure do miss you!!!!!!

Gotta try that tea and can't wait for Starbucks punkin' ANYTHING!

Moments of Grace said...

Miss Janice,

I have just recently discovered your wonderful blog and have been enjoying it immensely.
I have two grandsons, ages 7 and 6.
I am constantly receiving compliments on their behavior and manners when we are out together. My daughter and I work very hard to make sure they learn how to conduct themselves in social situations as well as at home. Are they always right? Of course not. However, they make me proud for their efforts at their young ages.
Thank you for a lovely blog and your gracious writing.
Blessings to you today.

In Grace,
Marie

Whosyergurl said...

Oh, Miss Janice, I jus loves me some punkin everything, too! I love pumpkin spice donuts (similar to apple donuts) and you can only get them in the fall...they aren't on the shelf yet...but I'm a watchin'!
Hugs,
Cheryl in IN
WHOSYERGURL