Sunday, November 3, 2013

warmed up.

I have been meaning to write this post for a long while now. When we moved into the house in June, people were so generous and thoughtful with housewarming gifts. So, I thought I would pass on ideas for great gifts to warm a home. Here we go...(note: this is in no particular order).
  • Planters with your favorite flowers: Molly and Rags brought over these two amazing planters! We needed some bloom and green so bad in the front and they didn't even know it. Molly personally picked and planted everything. 
  • Personalized Stamp: Emmy gave us this stamp which I adore. It was actually our first gift upon moving in and couldn't have been more fitting (here is the original post from May!)
  • Grill Tools: Ben's first and really only priority in the lead-up to moving was to order a grill. Alex and Brittany got us fantastic grill tools that were immediately put to good use. 
  • Salt n' Pepper Shakers: if you are like me and can't get enough of mason and bell jars, it doesn't get much better than miniature jars in the form of salt and pepper shakers! Emily brought these over and we love them. 

  • Turkish Towels: we have a feeling Emmy had some touch on this gift too - Ryan gave them to us and I love them. I love them so much they are in a place where they won't get too much use because I am not ready for that! 

  • Heath anything: Hannah and Jordan gave us this bowl from Heath Ceramics and it is one of the most beautiful things we own. It is so simple and looks great as a center or side piece - just gorgeous. 

  • Guest Book: we have a tried and true tradition to guest books. Grandpolly always had us sign her guest book on visits and my Mom has continued the tradition. It was only appropriate that she gifted us our first guest book on her visit last month. 

  • Funny Gift: Mike brought us this Guest Book for the bathroom. It is to be kept in your bathroom and has funny sections inside for your guests to fill out.

  • Tools: Ben's parents brought us down tools and not only do we love having a full tool wall but it has been the most useful gift to date. For a first time home-owner a tool wall is a must-have. 

  • Vintage Book: Kate and Doug picked us up this vintage Do-it-yourself Manual. It is old school but an encyclopedia of ideas. I love it as a coffee book but also a reference guide. 

  • Bowls, Bowls and more Bowls: I love bowls! They are communal. Not to mention, since the beginning I have been very focused on getting great bowls in our kitchen (see here for a post all about it). Alison got us these bowls that I am in love with and they go perfectly on our shelving! 

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