Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Happy Friday, friends! It's that time of year again - it's my Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

Over the last few years, I've found myself getting more and more of my gifts online. The crowds at the malls drive me insane, and only add to stress at this time of year. I love that I can just sit in my PJs and click on a mouse and within minutes, I can purchase my gifts.

This year I've found some really great places for gifts that I want to share with you.

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You can never go wrong with calendars - especially beautiful calendars that you'll want to keep even after the year is through. I LOVE the calendars featuring the whimsical photography over at Alice B Gardens. I love the nostalgic colors and retro images.
Of course, being a fan of all things vintage and retro, I am also loving online vintage stores - a recent find being Wise Apple. Nikki carries such lovely barware, home decor and kitchen items. Her favorite thing about this time of year is all the time spent with family and friends, along with family holiday traditions. Her love for vintage is reflected in her love for family traditions - so even if a family member isn't there for the holidays, they are kept close by carrying beloved family traditions of years gone by.

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The Black Spot Books make these darling book necklaces over at Peg and Awl. Aren't they precious? Peg and Awl has a great range of treasures made from reclaimed materials. From Bathtub Caddies for your friends who like to read in the bath - to lovely chalkboard tablets, they've got something for everyone on your gift list. Another store that has a great range of repurposed materials is Seelamade. I LOVE her quirky ideas for cakestands - repurposing pie tins as cakestands, and I also love her silverware garden markers!

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Petek Design is a Tel Aviv-based store and I LOVE their artistic point of view. They offer fantastic wall art, and I am especially in love with the "spooning" series. A perfect gift for a newly-wed couple, or your parents - so lovely! Another store with a great artistic point of view is Mama's Little Babies. Cheri sells lovely jewelry with a quirky twist. I love that she is able to mix beauty and fun all in the one piece. Her jewelry would make such a lovely and thoughtful gift. Speaking of thoughtful gifts - her husband each year gives her what she considers the best gifts - mainly because they are funny and seemingly unthoughtful, hahahaha - barbells one year, a Joe Montana autographed football helmet another year, American Indian Leggings another year... so funny!

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Nomoi Koru is a great stop for modern, minimalist jewelry. I love statement pieces, and this store has a lot of great ones. The owner, Maarit is in Finland, and you can see that great European vibe in everything she makes. Gorgeous! This time of year, along with making her lovely jewelry, her favorite way to spend the season is with her family. Another great store that shares her family sentiments is Sometimes I Swirl. Sarah owns this whimsical store, packed with swirly, gorgeous artwork. Her work reminds me of nostalgic classroom doodles - but only waaaaay better than anything I ever did! I highly recommend checking out her embroidery hoops - I want one for my apartment! So awesome!

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Uncommon is a great stop for iPhone lovers. They sell awesome iPhone covers in three different styles with a plethora of different artwork, or you can even customize it with your own. Such a great gift - every third person I know has an iPhone, so it's definitely a gift a lot of people on my list will love!
Spunk by CM is pretty much awesome. This Canada-based store is so awesome that this is their second time on my blog - I love these guys! They have a great range of really unique jewelry for the lads and the lassies in your life. I love that they carry for men too, and not just women. A great stop for your holiday shopping!
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Erin Flett is a graphic designer who made her mark on textiles. Her pillows, bags and wall art are all gorgeous and would make such a gorgeous addition to any space. Her favorite gift that she has ever received was a handmade cushion for a vintage bench that her mother made for her out of vintage bark cloth. It sounds like it runs in the family! :)

These generous stores are giving away one of their goodies to a lucky reader! There will be three winners - two randomly picked from the comments, and a third winner from the City of Dionne Facebook page fans. Three prizes each will go to the two comment winners, and the Facebook winner will receive five prizes. I will announce the winner in the first week of the new year. To enter, please leave a comment here telling me which of these goodies you have your eye on, and also connect up with my Facebook page for a chance to win there. Good luck!

139 comments:

Anne said...

Ooh, I love the celtic heart knot necklace.

Colleen Elizabeth said...

Why how lovely! My Christmas shopping starts next week and I am o so excited. I'm enchanted with that brass apple, looks like it came from Narnia itself :)

My Owl Barn said...

I love all your picks but I am biased towards owls so I'll say my favorite is iphone owl case. Thanks you for the giveaway!

Me said...

would love the book necklace. thanks so much!

Asiye Ivedi said...

oh they are all so gorgeous! i think i would like the brass apple or the calender... but find it really difficult to choose...

Lauren said...

love the book necklace!

lauren
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http://dailydoseoflauren.tumblr.com

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE that gorgeous squirrel pillow!!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Sey said...

Everything is gorgeous. Good luck to everyone and Merry Christmas Dionne.

Shopping on malls is really exhausting especially now, but for me, I have no choice.

Kelly J. R. said...

I really love the spoon herb markers. Right now I use marker to write on copper stakes but by the end of the growing season, the marker has faded.

I love avoiding the mall by ordering gifts online as well. My husband does too, apparently. Last night he said to me, "Okay, it's time to get down to business. In the next few days there will be numerous packages arriving in the mail. You are not to LOOK at or TOUCH said packages. Understand?" LOL. I get home from work before him and he's afraid the surprises will be ruined.

laura said...

i love the heart necklace!!

Daisy Escobosa said...

Wow these are all really great! I would have to pick either the i phone cases or the necklaces, ahhhh I want it all! haha

Sarah said...

Oh man I would do anything to have those cute yellow tea cups in that calendar. Totally to die for!


- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

emcSquared said...

I love Erin's Squirrel Pillow! I seem to have more squirrels than birds on my patio and always enjoy watching their antics. Thank you for the chance! em9499 at gmail dot com

Taronger said...

I love this charming pillow

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amy b.s. said...

i love that ring!

mel sutton said...

The ring is gorgeous, but I know my kids would adore that squirrel pillow! So hard to choose.

Christina- floresdelsol said...

i love the knot necklace and the knot wall art!!! oh dear that squirrel pillow is do darling too.

May Shum said...

the ring from nomoi korm...heartstoppingly gorgeous!!
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lin3arossa said...

I love the celtic heart ncklace
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Waasabi said...

everything is pretty, but i love the iphone 4 owl case!

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Katarzyna said...

I love the book necklace from peg and owl!

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rosewendy said...

They are all beautiful and intriguing pieces. I am very taken with the French Knot wall art but the Spoon Herb Markers would be my first pick. I love my garden.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

i really love the Green Wall Art, stretched bark cloth on wooden frame, Hand silk screened Print


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Denise said...

The Nomoi Koru ring and brass apple both catch my eye!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

awww I'm in love with those iphone cases! happy weekend, darling! xo

Morphine said...

I love the book necklace!

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BohemianSin said...

I just loveeeeeee the ring from Nomoi Koru. But I also love the necklace and the pillow!

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I like the spoon herb markers! So neat! :)

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Amber said...

Everything is so cute/pretty! I think the silk screen squirrel pillow is my favorite though.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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elaine said...

I really like the French Knot Wall Art and the Celtic Heart Knot Necklace.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Natasha Fatah said...

Thanks for an amazing giveaway!
I love the blue stoned ring - it's absolutely beautiful.

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www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

elaine said...

Liked City Of Dionne on Facebook. Elaine Rosser


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DESPINA said...

I love everything, especially the ring, pillow and Cheri necklace is my fav!!
Amazing shops, visited all of them.
Love,
DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna said...

The Cheri necklace is a dream!!
I also love the beautiful ring, the squirrel pillow, the brass apple -love everything!!!!!!!!

Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

ElfRenee said...

I love the book necklace best!!!

Jenny said...

this is such great giveaway...I relly can't pick one thing that I had my eye on....but, necklace from mama's little babies is sooo cute that I think it's my favorite thing :))

I wish u all best for christmas and new year :) and keep my fingers crossed to get this beautiful necklace :))

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Camille said...

What a great giveaway! Everything is pretty much amazing, but the celtic heart necklace is probably my fave :)
cam22190 at gmail

Danielle said...

I love the Silk-screened Squirrel Pillow by Erin Flett

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simplefragments said...

I love the spoon herb markers!!

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bcbeaveratheart said...

I have my eye on the pillow and spoon herb markers..ohhhh my...soooooo nice!
bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Love, love the calendar.

Merry Christmas, Dionne and Brian.

Fondly,
Glenda

TopHat said...

I love the squirrel pillow!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Shea said...

I love that adorable book necklace and the charming little desk calendar! shealennon(at)gmail(dot)com.

curliecue said...

wow, what great finds! i'll have to keep an eye on your blog for more! the french knot wall art, butterfly necklace, brass apple, alice b calendar and iPhone cases are my top featured items, but all the shops in general are great! thanks for sharing! i'm aka laura lynch lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

Maegan Morin said...

I love the Pillow, Blue Ring and the Butterfly Necklace!

Szappanbubi said...

I'm in love with Mama's Little Babies necklace *_*

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Lillea said...

Spoon Herb Markers!

contactlillea at gmail dot com

Aik said...

I love the Butterfly Necklace, Blue Ring and the Squirrel Pillow!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

itin said...

Happy holidays to all! Wow this is a sweet giveaway. I'd love to grab that squirrel pillow.

Facebook follower here: Itin Bique Calvo

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Anonymous said...

love the celtic heart knot necklace
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Karina said...

I love book necklace, it is so cute!
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jakiesmom said...

i love the herb markers
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Kairi said...

I like the ring from nomoi koru.
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Kathy Detweiler said...

I love them all but I especially love the butterfly necklace!
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lindajlue@yahoo.com said...

I like the grey pillow w/wallpaper pattern from erin's etsy shop.

I also added her shop to my fav's

Hilary Claire said...

I really like the book necklace & the calendar w/ the teacups on it. I hope your holidays are fabulous!

Sarah said...
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Anonymous said...

OMG! Could that spooning print be any cuter? I WANT IT!!!!

Thanks for the chance!

Kasey
kasey323adamson1@yahoo.com

Holly Knitlightly said...

I just checked out every single one of these shops & they are all so lovely! Especially Peg & Awl, ahhhh... I want EVERYTHING. The Wood Tub Caddy is AMAZING. Love love love it!

Hannah said...

I would LOVE to win anything from Mama's Little Babies! I love how they're necklaces are all layered. How cute!

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Iamonewithmuchope said...

I like the spoon herb markers!

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Jadey said...

I am in love with that French Knot artwork. It's incredible!

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jhitomi said...

I love the cute squirrel pillow.
Also the celtic knot necklace.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Diana said...

The calendars are beautiful. I am also a new follower of facebook!
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

They are all wonderful! I am in love with the Book Necklace made by Peg and Awl :)

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Too many goodies to decide btw, but if I had to choose just one item it would have to be the vintage brass apple from wise apple.

mary
maryonamonday25@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

I love the butterfly necklace!


Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

MoonRae said...

I'm totally enchanted with the necklace from mama's little babies!!
Thanks & Happy holidays!!!

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Rachel said...

the squirrel pillow is awesome.
I also like the french knot art work

puffpastryshop said...

I really like the spoon herb markers.
puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)

I also liked your FB page.

Cindy said...

I love the squirrel pillow and knot necklace. Oh who am I kidding... I love it all! Many thanks to you and your wonderful sponsors for offering such a generous giveaway. :)

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Bee W Bedard said...

I LOVE the blue ring
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Anita B said...

The Wise Apple's brass apple is just adorable. Perfect for my little house!

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Lulu said...

I like the Book necklace from Peg and Awl and the ring from Nomoi Koru)

I liked City Of Dionne on Facebook as Olesia Flegka
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andrea said...

I love them all!

But especially love the spooning print and brass apple!

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Royce said...

I love the blue ring
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Kaytee said...

I love that book necklace!!!
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

Jus and Kat said...

I like the iPhone 4 cases from Uncommon!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

loving the pillow!! what a fabulous giveaway :)

Kali said...

I love the herb marker spoons from Seelamade.

Ada said...

I adore the celtic know necklace!!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Rebecca said...

Love that ring!

natcs said...
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natcs said...

i love the ring and the necklace! <3 balintnati(at)gmail(dot)com

Tessa K said...

I love love love those beautiful herb spoons! My mom would adore them for her kitchen.

zwotawa said...

I'm a fan of the spoon herb markers.

Caitlin of Spare Bedroom Studio said...

I absolutely adore the french knot wall art from Sometimes I Swirl! ;) ...but I LOVE everything!

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Holly said...

They're all fab. I love the herb markers, the wall art, and the squirrel pillow. They're all great!

Shandra Lenae said...

I love the blue ring for me and the squirrel pillow for my zaney 2 year old!

balanced. said...

I've been wanting one of Sarah's french knot hoops for ages! They are so wonderful!

rach@balancedcrafts.com

L said...

I love "Sometimes I Swirl!" I have been drooling over her hoop art for months.

Cindy said...

I'm a girl so of course I'm a sucker for jewelry. I'd pick the book necklace. Cindyhinckley at msn.

Anonymous said...

Love the French Knot Wall Hanging! I am just learning how to do embroidery and the french knot never seems to look very good. The book necklace was neat also. brent1950@sbcglobal.net

Karla said...

I love the french knot wall art
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Anonymous said...

I think I might just have to get something from the sometimes i swirl store. Beautiful items! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Sharon said...

that pillow is fantastic!

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Jrsygurl4life said...

I'm loving the herb markers, book necklace, and the brass apple :) By the way, your food pics make me drool, lol.

derry said...

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Amdierm said...

These are all new to me...and adorable! But I'm totally in love with the silk screen print pillo!

Samantha Oh said...

i got my eyes on the squirrel pillow!
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Vanessa said...

I love the book necklace! it fits me a lot lol cause I always read like crazy. (:

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faithspage said...

Love the iPhone case, the knot necklace, the pillow...

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O. said...

I could lose myself in the ring from Nomoi Koru as easily as I could get lost in the sea. Stunning.

Anonymous said...

like the celtic heart necklace
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Marija said...

Everything is gorgeous, but I am particularly fond of that silk screened squirrel pillow from Erin Flett. Such a fun accent piece!

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April said...

the iphone cases!!! yes!!! the knot necklace is pretty cool too, as is that pillow...
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Kat of EmKatCreations said...

I'm torn between the butterfly necklace and the celtic knots!

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J Dee said...

I love Erin Flett's grey circle pillow and SpunkbyCM's Citrine Nugget Wire Wrapped necklace.

Beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Juliana said...

I have my eye on a few of the goodies ;)
I love the spooning picture, so funny!
I also love the iPhone cases!!

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jone said...

This is a better-quality article as they all are. I make fun of been wonder wide this an eye to some beat now. It’s great to receive this info. You are fair and balanced.

hofken said...

I have my eye on Uncommon's iPhone covers

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Jess said...

Love the spoon herb markers - my goal for next year is to try growing some herbs so those would be perfect.
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Sarah said...

I would love the squirrel pillow or the knotted necklace!!

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Ladytink_534 said...

So pretty! I like the ring

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Melissa said...

I just adore the squirrel pillow. Reminds me of the squirrels that run across the top of our fence!

♥ MISSABEGAILA♥ said...

I want the ring. :)
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Jacqueline said...

the ring from nomoi karu is my favorite jmmccarr@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I would love to win the squirrel pillow. It'd look so cute in my porch.

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CathyH said...

Everything is wonderful. I love the spoon herb markers, what a great idea and I collect old spoons!
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Lyudmila said...

I pick the ring
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Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Ooh, I definitely have my eye on the spoon herb markers!

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kooshy123456 said...

Oh I definitely would like the book key chain! It is adorable!

Robin said...

love the squirrel pillow
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Francivusk said...

The squirrel pillow. OMG THE SQUIRREL PILLOW! I LOVE SQUIRRELS! Sometimes I really wish I had one, but then I realize it would be sad living in a cage and not in the woods. :(

Francesca
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M'ris said...

omigosh, that squirrel pillow.

Gale said...

I LOVE the celtic knot necklace!

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Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage said...

I really love ALL of your selections - what great taste you have :D

I would really love to have the spoon garden markers and would send you pics of them from my own garden.

Laurie
laruble@lycos.com

Julia W. said...

Two-way tie for me...loving the ring and the French knot wall art!

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rabkina said...

oh! i love the squirrel pillow))
and the butterfly necklace is so good)))))

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Modern Buttercup said...

So many great items! I love the book necklace- I'm a bookworm, so this would be a cute thing to have! :)

Irrelephant said...

That french knot wall piece is really
beautiful

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Jeca Creations said...

I love the squirrel pillow!

Sarah B. said...

That squirrel pillow is calling my name!

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sarah said...

The iphone covers from uncommon!

Wehaf said...

Definitely the squirrel pillow!

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Jessica said...

I love the squirrel pillow and brass apple
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Alice said...

I love love love the butterfly necklace, the amazing Nomoi Koru ring and the iPhone case. So lovely to find stylish different gifts that aren't mass produced! You certainly have an eye for beautiful things!!

Helen said...

I have my eye on the calendar, or the apple, or that beautiful necklace! I love them all :) What lovely picks!