Friday, 11 September 2009

a DECADE of lurve

Me and my partner/boyfriend /live-in-lover
call him what you will have been together now
for a whole DECADE
"wow" i thought "i should get him a really good present"
well i couldn't think of anything he'd want or need
to be honest it's hard enough to think of something to buy him
for birthdays and christmas

so i decided to make him a decorated jar
containing little treasures from our holidays
over the last ten years

i just can't help myself when walking along a beach
but to look at the pebbles and shells and sea glass
i've always got little treasures in my pockets!

i have been taking little envelopes to put my treasures in
when we go away so that i know exactly where they came from
so i decided to label all the little pebbles
so although Kos was not my favourite holiday
it does have my favourite label!

i also decorated this tiny glass bauble
to dangle from the cork lid
at the moment the glue is still wet {it is on the inside}
so you can't really see this at it's best!
i glued tiny snippets from vintage dictionaries
with decade and love explained to the inside
swirled a bit of glue around and added
some sand from Kos and then some red glitter.

i cut a disc of thick red felt for the bottom of the jar
and then piled up the little rocks
i finished the jar off with a vintage cloth tape-measure bow &
a heart button
I decorated the lid with a heart torn from another vintage dicionary page, the two parts of a broken button screwed into the cork
and our initials
there are more photo's on my flickr feed
with little snippets of story for each pebble!

then i worried about whether he would like it or not
which is always the way when i make presents

he said it was sweet.

{he accidently bought me a GIANT bag}


Jessica Rodarte said...

That is really sweet. So much significant than something store bought.

Sam Gillespie said...

that's really lovely vV! Happy decade x

Bigbluebed said...

is lovely and is so special with all the thought and love that went into it.

Suzanne Vaughan said...

How lovely and thoughtful. Congrats on reaching 10 years. My h and I had our 10th wedding anniversary lst month - 21 years together!

gtlady said...

What a truely lovely idea, he is a lucky man!

Jenny S said...

Oh that is so lovely, its a perfect gift. I am smitten with your little labels

Kaz Hall said...

what a lovely personal gift, hopr he enjoys the memories


Izabela said...
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Izabela said...

congratulations on your 10 years, and the present... this is so lovely! fantastic idea... our treasuries are always lost somewhere - I need to do something like that :)

Kitschy Coo said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You made such a nice, thoughtful present for him... I hope he was suitably appreciative!!

JuanitaTortilla said...

Awh... What a thoughtful gift eh?!

Laurie said...

What a wonderful gift! A decade is quite the accomplishment

bombamagagna said...

wow! great idea ;D