December 01, 2008

Gifties

I'm just dying to share some studio pictures with y'all, you know in the interest of getting back to decorating talk, even though my heart is all about creating right now. Sadly, we have been having cloudy days. Well, actually I love cloudy days but they're not conducive to pretty pictures. So today seems like the perfect day to share with you some recent gifties I have received.


This banner above and this beautiful journal below were both given to me from my best buddy, Cammy. Y'all she has so much talent. She doesn't know it. She's so modest which just makes her that much more likable, but she's amazing. She has a gift and I was so happy to be on the receiving end of it. I was totally embarrassed about the gift I gave her when we were at Silver Bella. I feel like my skills have already improved dramatically though and I vow to make it up to her next year!

She was also sweet enough to give me a hand towel with my favorite quote on it and some lemon soap because she knows I am a lemon fanatic. Isn't it lovely to have friends that pay that much attention to you?

This was a gift from my new, soon to have a blog, friend Kelli. Don't you l-o-v-e it? Look at her attention to detail! I'm pretty sure Kelli has more patience in her pinkie than I have in my whole body. I adore her work and love that she was so kind to gift me with this when she had never even spoken to me before our weekend in Omaha. Of course, now we are forever friends and I'm not saying that this gorgeous gift didn't have a little something to do with that. I adore surprises and presents. I'm not gonna lie.
Speaking of surprises, I've been remiss in not mentioning that I was so happy to receive a call from the owner of one of my favorite local shops, A Corner Cottage, about the time I was getting ready for Silver Bella. She knew I was in the market for a crinoline and she picked one up for me and refused to let me pay her for it. How sweet was that? I took it apart and put it back together and paired it with a crinoline that Cammy had to give me just the right amount of pouf for our Prom Night. Thanks Peggy, you're the best!

And speaking of gifties. I really think it's okay to get them for yourself occasionally if it makes you happy. Especially if you have a birthday coming up and you usually get the short end of the birthday stick because your birthday is only 5 measly days before Christmas and maybe you have a little chip on your shoulder about it but not really because at almost 38 you are too old for that nonsense anyway but you have to keep repeating that to yourself to try to make it really true. So anyway... I treated myself to this lovely bird necklace and can I just tell you that it is so awesomely cute? I got it from this awesome lady on Etsy and I promise I'm going back for another one. Maybe around Valentine's Day because I usually get the short end of the Vday stick because my husband thinks it's a made up holiday and no card company is going to make him celebrate love if he's not good and ready and doesn't he already do that on any given day anyway so why do I have to worry about such nonsense, especially since I'm an almost 38 year old girl...

17 comments:

  1. beautiful gifts and Cammy is talented!!! My favorite is the banner.

    I know what you mean about the short end of a stick, my birthday is on Valentine's Day and I know what you mean!! When I got married, my husband assured me that June 14th would be Valentine's Day and February 14th would be my birthday, that happened once. So, I bought a flower and gift store!!!:-) Now, I have to remember to bring some home one day. :-) Happy Day!!!

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  2. Everything in this post is so yummy! Isn't it great to have friends like that?! Such sweet souls! I love the necklace.

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  3. OOOh. What wonderful gifts! And the necklace is so sweet. I must click over to that etsy shop. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. what beautiful precious & priceless gifts!!

    ps-just read your beloved coat post..too cute...did you find it yet?
    best wishes for a safe pink coat aquirement--is that a word?

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  5. Isn't it fun to have such wonderful friends like that? Inspiration always..what a beautiful necklace. And if I forget later, I will mention it now, "happy birthday!"....

    Cheers!

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  6. I have been eyeing that necklace for a while now - it looks so great on you! Your package is going in the mail tomorrow - sorry for the delay -things have been nuts around here!

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  7. Hey there! my computer is taken apart at the moment and saw that you left a message, but couldn't email. so here is my answer. :-) The thank you for visiting me! :-) The only other fashion blog I check and it isn't really a fashion blog, but she periodically puts stuff on there I love is the elementsofstyleblog.com but I did notice, if you go to the blog of the fabulousfloridamommy she has some favorites you may like. Anyway, hoping you are having a brilliant day, and I am going to go check out the blog you recommended as I know it is going to be fabulous! Any word on that coat yet? I have been watching for you. :-)

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  8. Everything is just beautiful, but the banner is especially charming! What a great friend.

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  9. Aren't you just the absolute sweetest thing!! Thanks so much for the kind words.
    love ya.

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  10. Those are great gifts! I love the necklace!

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  11. cute, cute, cute! I want to thank you for you kind comments.

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  12. My name is Kristin and I am an etsy addict. Just thought I would share. I love all of Cammy's treasures. Seeing both of your sets of pictures and silver bella projects makes me dream of going one day. Happy Almost Birthday

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  13. Love that necklace, Jenn! I am all about gifting myself! In fact, I just gifted myself w/ an Anneliese necklace...just because! One of the great things about being a hair shy of 40 is that I don't need a reason to do anything I wanna do anymore! wheeeeeeeeee!

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