If you have read this blog for more than a minute you may or may not have heard about our handmade Christmas gifts.
It’s all a little over the top.
Or my brother carved the thistlewood logo into the top of a wine barrel.
Or the time my sister made an entire family tree out of the pages of our lives.
I know it’s not Christmas.
I understand Mother’s Day is knocking at the door.
But I had to bring it up in conversation because this week a present showed up at my front door that made me dance and sing and twirl and shout with joy and literally do pirouettes in my kitchen from someone who I want to invite to join our family.
I think you are my long-lost sister.
Can I adopt you?
Let me start at the beginning.
This year I launched a book called the DIY (Decorate It Yourself) planner. It’s all about sassy decorating and how to pick out a rug and how high to hang your chandelier and how to pick out the perfect paint color for your laundry room.
Adrienne was my launch manager for the book. She is amazing and incredible and has more organization in one finger than I have in my entire self. She helped me launch the book and make it a best seller and made me laugh and filled my heart with joy and for that I was already her biggest fan.
But the story doesn’t end there.
In the planner on page 52 there’s a drawing of one of my favorite chandeliers on this planet. It’s made up of wood beads and hung in the front entry at the farmhouse. When we moved back to Texas and left the chandelier behind, I waved a tearful goodbye and told it to stay amazing and I thought I’d never see it again.
Until these showed up at my door.
A pair of tiny little wood bead chandelier earrings.
CAN YOU EVEN?
Adrienne and her sister MADE THESE EARRINGS FOR ME.
They are tiny little replicas of the wood bead chandelier that used to hang in my entryway.
The very same.
The tiny beads separating one bead from another.
The wood frame.
The wire holding the chandelier together.
That’s not EVEN THE BEST PART.
Are you ready?
Are you sitting down?
You might think that these are mild-mannered chandeliers, just hanging around with their wood bead selves.
But when the party gets started?
THEY LIGHT UP.
I know, right?
Just a wood bead party ready to get started.
Here’s me yesterday wearing the earrings.
Aren’t they perfect?
Aren’t they one-of-a-kind.
Thank you my wonderful, amazing, incredible, awesome earring sender friend, Adrienne.
Thank you for getting me.
Thank you for celebrating the book.
Thank you for filling my heart with joy.
But most of all thank you for sending me a little piece of the farmhouse…
….to the heart of Texas. 🙂
PS Adrienne, can you make it this Christmas?
PPS Adrienne’s sister who created these earrings has an etsy shop.
You can check it out here.