Christmas is Awesome

Monday, December 26, 2011

I don't know about you guys, but I had a wonderful Christmas! Santa was amazing! An Out of Print t-shirt, bookstore gift cards, vintage books with gorgeous covers, a lovely edition of Sense and Sensibility, the Annotated Phantom of the Tollbooth, I'm feeling ridiculously spoiled.

This photo is of a lamp my sister-in-law to be (my brother is getting married in May) made me! She used old book pages and created the coolest library lamp I've ever seen. I saw some examples of that project on Pintrest, but it looks so much better in person.

My sister got me book earrings made by a woman in Italy! They're beautiful and so tiny, I love them. With all that loot I can't help but be grateful, not just for the amazing gifts, but for friends and family members who know me so well. I feel so blessed. My Christmas weekend was filled with fun get togethers, too much food and so many wonderful people. I hope all of you had great holidays as well.

What was your favorite Christmas gift this year?

Photos by moi.


Nymeth said...

What lovely gifts you got! Santa was very generous to me as well. I'm about to put a post together :D

Amanda said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I *love* those earrings! :D

I posted about my favorite gift, handpainted stacking dolls of the members of my favorite band. My husband is awesome. :D

Kristi said...

Those are some really great gifts! The earrings look pretty cool, though I'll admit, I don't have pierced ears. :)

I've seen that Sense and Sensibility edition on several different blogs and it looks beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

After I scheduled this post yesterday, we went to my family's house and a hour later I was puking with the flu. Ugh, at least the first half of the day was great. I spent the rest of it sleeping in bed at home.

I'm glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas though!

Kristi said...

Melissa, I'm sorry to hear you are unwell. I hope you recover quickly!

Brenna said...

Holy amazing lamp! That is seriously awesome. I didn't ask for many books this year but I did get two out of three that I wanted; 11/22/63 and Q: A Novel. Super excited!

BookQuoter said...

Awesome bookish gifts!
Have a great New Year!

Allie said...

I'm sorry you got sick! And I hope you are feeling better now.

I've never read The Phantom Tollbooth. I probably should at some point.

I WANT that lamp! It is beautiful! I'm going to have to figure out how to make one for my very own. :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Nymeth - You hit the Christmas jackpot!

Amanda - Those stacking dolls are so great! Your husband is really creative.

Kristi - Thanks, I'm feeling a bit better now. That S&S edition is even more beautiful in person!

Brenna - There's nothing better than getting a book you've been dying to read.

BookQuoter - Happy New Year to you too!

Allie - I'm back at work and feeling tired, but a bit better. I think you should definitely read The Phantom Tollbooth, it's such a great book! And the lamp is seriously amazing, I love it!

Jenners said...

You got some wonderful gifts!!!

Teacher/Learner said...

Beautiful gifts! My favourite was actually not bookish but a hard-to-find (at least inexpensively) DVD of Charade. Bookishly, I did have a sweet time with Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. Happy New Year :)