They say if you love something to set it free. If it comes back, it will always be yours. If it doesn't return, it wasn't meant to be.
As we worked to build this year's Heritage Crates for Mr. Tibbs' Trading Company, there was a specific crate that was love at first plank. As we selected the wood with care for each box, I swooned over Pearl. Secretly, I did not want to let her go. She was beautiful with an almost iridescent quality and quilted grain. A blend of heartwood and sapwood. A truly unique specimen.
While I was sad to hand Pearl over to Mr. Tibbs, I was equally proud that someone would receive such a unique crate. Surely, Pearl would bring joy to someone at Christmastime. This thought replaced regret with happiness.
When I arrived home this evening to begin my holiday break, imagine my delight to not only discover a Christmas Heritage Box had been delivered to our home BUT the crate bearing Christmas treasures was none other than PEARL! Before we even opened the box, it already felt like a Christmas miracle!
Pearl had returned to us - this time carrying treasures from Britain.
We opened the crate and read the detailed letter from Mr. Tibbs who told us all about Christmastime in Britain. The packaging was so beautiful, it almost felt a shame to open all of the gifts. As you can see, I am catching up on the headlines from London circa 1922.
We received British foods beloved in High Times and Low Times, a Traditional food, a Challenge food, and after dinner, we immediately sampled some Joy! Participating in a fun British activity made us feel like kids, again.
If you missed out on the Mr. Tibbs' Christmas Heritage Box this year, be sure to mark your calendars for 2021. Christmas is only 367 days away. The experience is one you won't forget.
Thank you again to Ruthie and Tim at Mr. Tibbs' Trading Company. Not only are they thoughtful and kind, they put a lot of attention and detail into every box. Be sure to check them out and discover yourself!