Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Few Lasting Keepsakes
I love to make gifts that will have a lasting impression on the recipient. My niece wanted to give a special gift to her best friend & didn't want to give that standard 'mall' gift. So she asked her Aunt Hope for a little help....I think we came up with a very special gift for her very special bestie. Sydney was really happy to give this special gift & Claire felt over-joyed.
After my niece's brilliant idea.... along came Sydney's mother....my sister & LOVED her idea. She ditched the traditional 'mall' gift & decided on giving ornaments to her friends as well. They were getting married & what better way to celebrate this union. A silver soldered ornament of the two love birds. I adored this military photo and added this cool vintage adornment to the bottom of the ornament. I thought it added so much. I just love how the vintage grey velvet brought out the richness of his uniform.
And this simple photo just needed a little vintage rhinestone to balance off the shape. I think it gives just the right amount of sparkle. On the backs of these ornaments I commemorate the special event. It makes for a lovely keepsake. A collection of these ornaments adorns my banister at the holiday time & it is my most cherished holiday collection. They hang from red seam binding from evergreen garland & it just makes for the most sentimental, sweet keepsake. I add a couple of favorite photos from the year. I hope your day is filled with loveliness & inspiring things today. Blessings.