Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birthday gift

I received this beautiful custom wood jewelry box a bit ago for my birthday. Some of you might know that it was my birthday about a week ago. The funny thing is this wasn't my birthday present this year, it was last years present. It all started when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday last year and I couldn't think of anything I really wanted, so we decided to put it on our "list". I guess I should tell you what this infamous list is. Well it started when my mom had planned a trip to New York for my 13th birthday but after moving to California it was canceled. She said she would make it up to me sometime and made a mental note of it. Then, it came to college graduation and the trip to Greece we wanted to go on had to be put on the list because of the job I was offered. In between there have been other miscellaneous gifts put on the list and taken off, but the "list" now resides on our fridge reminding my mom of the trips we need to take. Okay now back to the jewelry box...I've always been envious of my mom's wood jewelry box that had all these compartments and could hold a lot of jewelry, although she still had too much to fit in it. One day I looked at the sad plastic baggie filled with all of my bangles, the gift boxes jewelry came in, old Tiffany's bags that I had stuffed necklaces into and it hit me...I wanted a jewelry box for my birthday!

Now how did I go about finding this amazing jewelry box I wanted...Well I happened to be home in Orange County for 2 weeks before I moved to Houston and it was also during the time of the Sawdust festival, which is an art festival with local Laguna Beach artists. I found nothing. So I searched Etsy and came across a user ScribeSF. He didn't have a jewelry box on his Etsy shop, but I thought I would message him and see if he did any custom work. Sure enough he did! We had many many emails back and forth with details I wanted and sketches he would send. If any of you are in need of anything made out of wood I highly recommend this guy. He was really friendly to work with and priced fairly. Finally a bit ago a huge package arrived and this beauty was inside. It fits my entire jewelry collection with room to spare, which I take as a sign that I need more jewelry! I didn't think pictures could do this justice so here's a little video I made.


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

wow what an awesome birthday present!!!

Diana (double-ganger) said...

I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))

Raya said...

very cute

Maria V @CrashingRed said...

I bought a similar box for my jewellery recently - so useful and helpful to have all pieces in one place, isnt't it?

Hope you're having a lovely weekend darl,

The Little Texan said...

Thanks everyone, I absolutely love it!

Maria, it is so great to have everything organized in one place!

Alexa said...

awesome birthday gift!!!!

Tesa said...

nice blog :)

Dale Janeé said...

I definitely hope I get one of these soon, what a great product & gift


The Little Texan said...

Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!!

Bonnie said...

Awww, what a sweet present! :)
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