so, this past summer, in an odd twist of something (fate? coincidence?), both sets of grandparents were in Italy at the same time. I think there may have been a few phone calls between them but they sadly never managed to meet up. Probably too busy shopping for granddaughters 🙂
Em’s favorite present from Italy is a little Pinocchio toy that hangs from a light switch that we never use. You pull the string and the arms move up and down. She thinks it is so funny! MY favorite of her Italian gifts is a GORGEOUS lace E from my mother in law.
This is how we got it. It looks great and sits on one of the edges in our green house window. I have no idea how that became its home, but that is where it has sat…
But I was in Michael’s* the other day and I saw this frame
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it and that it would house the E. I mean how perfect is that? and the pink paper next to it – the background to be.
WOW, right? I love it!!
Em and I talked it over and decided it should go with her other E.
And now I present, Em’s name/initial wall (yes, now the name looks crooked, I will get on that eventually)
I love the way it looks up there, and I love that it hangs from a ribbon.
So, D (not husband, mother in law D), thank you again for the gorgeous E. She might prefer Pinocchio now, but I know Em will treasure this E always.
*After how many trips to Good Will, the habitat Restore and the Salvation Army store, trying to fine a really cool frame to upcycle, I ended up buying it after all. I call that irony.