Truly Gifted

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Of course the best wedding gift is the joy of gathering with family and friends in a celebration of love and commitment. But that doesn’t stop me from feeling really excited about the more material gifts we’ve received from our very thoughtful loved ones. Like these sea anemone plates from Global Table. They’re so tiny—just about two by six inches—and you can’t tell from the photo but they have a lovely textured embossing on them.

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I’ve had my eye on a Heidi Caillard guinea hen for years, but never could justify buying one. Thanks to my brilliant little sister for coming through with this beauty in ivory ceramic! Isn’t she so sweet and stylish? The hen and my sister, that is 🙂

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I put this mallet decanter on the registry as my "pie in the sky" gift…it’s an exquisite piece from British glass artisan Michael Ruh, and it’s quite expensive so I wasn’t at all expecting to receive it. You can imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the package! The string detail around the neck and body of the vessel is so stunning and delicate.

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But perhaps our biggest surprise of all came from my Maid of Honour Jessica. She brought us these soapstone vases from her recent trip to Brazil, and I couldn’t love them more. Ancient and organic yet so clean and modern at the same time; if a gift is a reflection of how well someone knows you and your style, then Jess is clearly a mindreader.

Thanks everyone for your gifts—material or otherwise. Your love and support are priceless to us!

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2 Responses to “Truly Gifted”

  1. Mussy Says:

    Wow- what an eclectic and beautiful collection of gifts! I’m sure they will offer a lifetime of pleasure, not to mention their usefulness as conversation starters for all your chi chi dinner parties! LOVE the hen and the pink decanter! Nicely done with the photography too. I was honoured to be your Maid of Honour and I am honoured that you speak so highly of the vases 🙂 I love how you describe them in the caption. What a relief that they survived the trip from Belo Horizonte to Rio De Janeiro to Sao Paulo to Toronto to Vancouver Island to Vancouver to Seattle to San Francisco to Palo Alto in one piece!

  2. Jane Forrester Says:

    What exquisite things. I particularly like the Michael Ruh decanter. A shop I like, rock paper scissors (http://www.thinkrockpaperscissors.com) carries a few of his smaller, slightly more affordable items. I love the colors!

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Truly Gifted

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Of course the best wedding gift is the joy of gathering with family and friends in a celebration of love and commitment. But that doesn’t stop me from feeling really excited about the more material gifts we’ve received from our very thoughtful loved ones. Like these sea anemone plates from Global Table. They’re so tiny—just about two by six inches—and you can’t tell from the photo but they have a lovely textured embossing on them.

Dsc_0195

I’ve had my eye on a Heidi Caillard guinea hen for years, but never could justify buying one. Thanks to my brilliant little sister for coming through with this beauty in ivory ceramic! Isn’t she so sweet and stylish? The hen and my sister, that is 🙂

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I put this mallet decanter on the registry as my "pie in the sky" gift…it’s an exquisite piece from British glass artisan Michael Ruh, and it’s quite expensive so I wasn’t at all expecting to receive it. You can imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the package! The string detail around the neck and body of the vessel is so stunning and delicate.

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But perhaps our biggest surprise of all came from my Maid of Honour Jessica. She brought us these soapstone vases from her recent trip to Brazil, and I couldn’t love them more. Ancient and organic yet so clean and modern at the same time; if a gift is a reflection of how well someone knows you and your style, then Jess is clearly a mindreader.

Thanks everyone for your gifts—material or otherwise. Your love and support are priceless to us!

One Response to “Truly Gifted”

  1. Jane Forrester Says:

    What exquisite things. I particularly like the Michael Ruh decanter. A shop I like, rock paper scissors (http://www.thinkrockpaperscissors.com) carries a few of his smaller, slightly more affordable items. I love the colors!

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