March 23, 2010

Turquoise Tuesday Party #3 and Compliments

How do you accept compliments? Do you say "thank you?" Or do you give some kind of explanation about what they are complimenting you on?

Here is my Turquoise item for this week's party and a story to go along with it:

This ring was purchased last year at Forever 21 for less than $5.00 . I love that place for fun gifts and cheap economical jewelry finds. My faux-turquoise ring is bold and lovely and hey, ya can't beat the price.

Last summer, I wore it to an engagement party where a woman I did not know complimented me on it. I immediately said, "You are not gonna believe this. It was less than $5.00."

I immediately hated that I had just said that. Why did I feel the need to tell this stranger how much my ring cost? Why couldn't I just be graceful and say "thank you?"

How do you accept compliments?

And what items or turquoise-themed projects do you want to brag about so we can all compliment you on!!



12 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

Hiya, I found your blog through the comments in Chelsea's.

I do the same thing, but I am famous for rarely paying the full price for anything, and I am quite proud if I get very nice things for cheap!

Sometimes, I do just say thank you and let the person think it's V expensive though!

koralee said...

Oh man...I sound just like you...I would do the same thing. Next time when something like this happens to me I am going to think twice. Have a great great day and I do love your ring. xoxoxo

holly goes lightly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I love your name, I'm a single nester too. I wasn't always, but have to admit I much prefer no longer compromising on wall color and fabric choices. (Is that a horrible thing to say?)

pam @ Becolorful said...

I do the same thing. Self deprecating comments about myself seem to be my style. I don't know why that is. Do I think they will like me better if I appear humble? Jeeze. I obviously have issues. :) Thank you is probably the best response.

Struggler said...

Mmm, I know very well that the theory of accepting compliments is to smile beautifully and say thankful, but I'm like you, I tend to forget and launch into some kind of modest put-me-down. :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl you are singing my song! I do the same exact thing...I can't help it! I think everyone is like me and is proud of a deal of a deal! Love the ring too! Be blessed. Cindy

Atticmag said...

Visiting from Timeless Tuesday link-up. What a great photo of the ring. The color is gorgeous. Bargain hunters are always proud of their scores!! Makes sense to want to tell the world ;) Great blog name.
Jane T @ atticmag.

Lanie Ree said...

Hmm, I am so bad at that. Compliments leave me feeling awkward, and I love to fill awkward silences with even more awkward rambling...

Linda said...

Yes...I do the same thing about telling people what a great deal I got...I guess I have a BIG mouth:) Luv the ring...it's so PRETTY! Thanks for coming to my PARTY!

Blessings,
Linda

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Ugh, I do the same thing if someone compliments me! I immediately blurt out where I got the item and sometimes how much I paid for it. Why?!?

Dreams of Perfection said...

I do the same thing!! I can't control my dang mouth. at. all. But I'm going to try and say just Thank You.

Nicole said...

I am the same way too. I cant just take a comnpliment, I have to brag about the price and something else that I got cheap as well. Then I get a weird look, sometimes I just need to say thank you and thats all.

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