Friday, October 31

Great Gifts Guest: Denise of

For this special Friday edition of our great gifts series, I'm so excited to share with you Denise of Studio d. Sharp. So glad to have you!

Maybe you recognize d. Sharp's eiffel tower candy containers--widely publicized on the blog scene, I think it can be said that Denise's finely crafted paper pieces are the means to perfect marriage proposal, wedding celebration, Valentine's Day and child's birthday party. A little bit vintage, a little bit Victorian and very much unique, each one of these objets d'art would constitute a gift of love. Plus, Denise has a wonderful line of luxury letterpress wrapping via etsy.

All this and a blog!: Denise also keeps up the warmest, wittiest and aesthetically sharp (no pun!) journal complete with hilarious kid stories (Dispatches from Parenthood--my fave!).

For our series, Denise writes:

The greatest gift I've ever received: One of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received was from my husband on the occasion of my very first mother's day. It is a necklace by Jeanine Payer and I wear it almost daily.

The front has a tiny photograph under glass of a baby with gold leaf wings. The reverse side has a favorite quote from Rumi:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.

{So special! If you haven't read Rumi's poetry, I highly recommend it. This book is one of my favorites as well.}

Becoming parents alters your relationship with your spouse and that first year is full of changes. This quote was a reminder of how important it is to connect with my husband.

{Such a beautiful reflection and sentiment! A gift like this could just melt your heart, couldn't it?}

Thanks, Denise, for sharing with us! Can't wait to see what you create next!

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cindy : quaint said...

such a lovely post. denise is perfect for halloween - she just creates magic. i also love jeanine payer and have two of her bracelets. i must say that your necklace is incredibly beautiful and so perfect for the poet in you! have a lovely weekend, rebecca.

Jeanine Payer Studio said...

Thank you!! I am moved by your comments about what the jewelry means to you and so happy to see a picture of this necklace. I love that baby picture...:)Jeanine P.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Jeanine--we just love your work over here!

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I love Denise's blog, it's one of my absolute favourites.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for inviting me! This was very fun, also excited to have Jeanine comment!