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.

11 comments:

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 :)