Friday, December 2, 2011

Early Christmas for Me

Every year, about a month or two before Christmas, hubby always asks me the same question..."What do you want for Christmas?"  Over the years we have come to realize that we really don't need anything since we usually just buy what we need when we need it.  And we've also learned that it's better to get each other something we know the other wants, and have totally stopped buying gifts that are surprises, only to end up not being something not wanted.

So our ritual is to tell each other what we would like and we usually then go ahead and get it.  We don't wait for the official date to exchange our gifts.  This year, I knew a few months in advance what I wanted.  I usually don't desire jewelry, especially since I'm at home on a full-time basis and I don't wear jewelry at home.  But this year I wanted jewelry.  My friend, Martha, has a silver ring that I had been admiring for quite a while.  I asked her about it and she told me she had a jewelry artist friend who made it.  She gave me the information on her friend and I contacted her about making me a similar ring.

Jamie Santellano was a pleasure to work with and quickly made me a ring in the size I needed.  I love it and find I want to wear it all the time, even at home.

I had it made to wear on my right hand, middle finger, but have you ever tried to take a photo with your left hand?  Just. Can't. Be. Done!  But of course, now I remembered that I purchased a wireless remote for my camera...duh!

I also had this ridiculously cute kitty pendant "favorited" on Etsy.  And one day, hubby saw it on my computer screen and declared I must have that.  So needless to say, I didn't argue.

This cute silver pendant was purchased from Etsy seller Mark Poulin.  And Mark's photos of these bright silver objects are totally better than what I did.  He's got more cute jewelry too and I may just have to innocently leave images of those on my computer screen in the future.

Hope you had a great week!


  1. I love both of these. The ring is so simple yet stunning.

  2. I am a sucker for silver jewelry and love both of these. I have a great silver cat pin that reminds me of your necklace.

  3. I looooooove that ring! I bought myself a new ring while in London. Chris and I don't exchange gifts either. This year I got a cool glass mosaic window and he's getting new waders for hunting. Lingerie days are over I guess! lol!

  4. Such beauty in simplicity! I love that ring!

  5. Terri, my husband and I also find it hard to know what to buy each other: we don't need much.

    I love the ring and also must go over and check etsy. There are so many beautiful (and affordable) items on sale there.

    The silver pendant is really fantastic: you will have to go out somewhere to wear these beautiful items.

  6. Artly Elegant!! I love your bEAUtiful ring!!!!

  7. Very pretty Terri. The cat is you for sure. DH and I do the same as you. I am playing with my iPad Which is my Christmas present. I just this minute set it up for wireless...looks like it's working, yeah!

  8. very nice! I love that cat pendent - very cute!

  9. My Hubby and I do the same thing for giftgiving to the point that I get a 'cart' going and when done adding to it...I give 'Santa' a shout out and he completes the transaction! (grin) Our only rule is...we don't open or play with our gifts 'til' the 25th! It's really hard waiting for my embellisher and he can barely wait for his Kindle!

  10. GREAT choices for you. Love them both!

    auntie jude


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