Because I pride myself on giving thoughtful gifts, I get super excited when I receive a gift and it is obvious the person saw the gift and immediately thought of me. It is unquestionably a rewarding feeling for both the giver and the receiver.
A few weeks ago my former employer, fellow interior designer, and good friend Elizabeth Bauer sent me a text out of the blue that she had bought me a gift. It was not my birthday, nor Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other gift giving holiday so I was even more surprised and excited....a gift for no reason, yipee!
While antique shopping, she came across an antique brass William and Mary trivet, and seeing as I have the same initials, she bought it for me. What an incredibly thoughtful act and gift!
I love it for many reasons....
- The thoughtful gesture it represents
- It is my initials, thus unique to me
- It is antique
- It is brass (which I am obsessed with these days)
- It doubles as a decorative object on my counter top
- When guests see it on my countertop, they will assume that (a.) I cook and (b.)I am probably a serious chef to own a monogramed trivet (*which I am not!)
Thank you again Liz for such a special gift. I will cherish it forever! ;)