Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello Presents

I received some seriously amazing gifts this holiday. These two were my absolute favorites and literally brought tears to my eyes. In October, for our 4th anniversary, Josh and I went antiquing all over town and I fell in love with a set of four Portmeirion Botanic Garden Vintage canisters from the 70's. I mean the illustrations are simply stunning, how could I not. The whole set was over $100 and I just couldn't justify spending that much on something I didn't need. Well, I guess a few days after that Josh sneakily went back to the antique store and bought them for me for Christmas and hid them in his car the whole time. I was stunned and swept away. How sweet is that?!
The above two are my favorites. The colors are really lovely and I just adore the butterflies! Here's the whole set.
The other gift that meant the world to me was this set of Penguin clothbound books from my brother in-law. He picked these books out for me without even knowing that some are my favorite books of all time. The graphic covers are just stunning and the books look so pretty lined up together. 
So, did you have a favorite gift? Tell me about it...


  1. I LOVE these books!!

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!

  2. so jealous of the books! I want to slowly collect more of that edition. but so far I only have dicken's christmas carol. My fave present was a pasta maker :D

  3. Andrea- A Christmas Carol is a really great one though! Really, a pasta maker... I'm totally jealous :)