Create a Welcome Basket for Your Guests

Make Them Feel at Home

Article by Julie Meyer

Photography by Ruth Novella

Originally published in Boise Lifestyle

Some are born with the gifts and talents of a natural hostess. Even if thoughtfulness and effortless charm are not your strengths, anyone can make guests feel relaxed and pampered by putting together a delightful welcome basket. 

Mother-daughter team Alexandra and Rhonda Pollock recently opened a European-inspired boutique, Maison Blue, at 50 North Second St. in Eagle. This old-world-style basket was created by Alexandra and is filled with special items she loves. Putting your personality into your selections adds a personal touch.

“Think about things that you would enjoy receiving, include some meaningful and useful items and you have a winning combination,” Alexandra says.

1. French Linen makeup bags, package of 2 | $40

2. Orange marmalade scented candle in vintage Dundee Marmalade jar | $69

3. Vintage-inspired matches, available in red or white, various sizes | $10

4. The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde | $25

5. Petite bowl, Farmhouse Pottery, handmade in Vermont | $16

6. Solid brass petite scoop | $16

7. Blithe & Bonny, Honey Almond, Hand & Body Lotion $20

8. Blithe & Bonny, Honey Almond, Bee Soap $5

9. Flowers from Wishing Well Botanicals, Blush Roses and White Hydrangeas in Handmade Anniversary Cup by Yarnnakarn Ceramics Studio. $50-cup

10. Belly Basket, white, medium $45 available in various sizes and colors

All items available for purchase at: 

Maison Blue

50 N. 2nd St., Eagle

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