Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Flowers-Fragrant Flowers And Butterflies

The beautiful ladies of Diane James Home have teamed up with my favorite illustrator, Patricia van Essche of pve design, to create a fragrant new candle. With packaging as beautiful as this, just a little embellishment and its ready for a ride in Santa's sleigh!
Calligrapher extraordinaire, Bernard Maisner, customized his butterfly bookmarks for my book club friends! They fluttered arrived today from Bergdorf Goodman, pacakged perfectly.....thanks Joseph!!

Each one is hand painted and unique....alighting soon on the pages of a best seller!

What are your favorite gifts for friends this year?
images: ppt, bernard maisner


Debby said...

I agree the packaging is gorgeous! Happy Friday, Elizabeth! xo

The Buzz said...

What a thoughtful and lovely idea - a personalized bookmark for the book club ladies! Elizabeth, you are the image of grace and elegance! Happy weekend.

pve design said...

You inspire me to raise my bar, light my candle, read that book, calligraphy my bookmarks, and be a better, kinder, more graceful lady.
Yes, indeed, you are the image of grace and elegance!
Thanks for tooting your horn about moi!

Purple Flowers said...

A lovely idea about the candles and bookmarks - so beautiful!

I am giving a few of my dear friends some chocolate from Mast Brothers, a book about Paris, plush bath towels and homemade cookies.

pretty pink tulips said...

Purple Flowers - so funny.....I rec'd some Mast Brothers chocolate last night from a friend. There's only half a bar of Fleur de Sel left! :) I had never seen it before so I'm paying attention since it's name has come my way twice in 24 hours!!!

Your gifts sound lovely!

quintessence said...

Just love the Diane James/pve packaging - such an elegant sensory gift. And you know how much I love the Maisner products - my calligraphed bookmarks (and place cards) are coming next week!


the candles are gorgeous love their soft elegant packaging!

Alexis said...

LOVE it all...the packaging is amazing and those Sleigh Bell tags are darling. What a fun gift to give...and GET :)

Mona Thompson said...

What a fabulous idea from a very talented group of ladies!!

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

wow so beautiful! They would make such a lovely gift! :)


p.s. I have a little giveaway over at

Ann said...

Oh candles and bookmarks... I love them so much as they are so much a part of my life.

I gave each of my son's teachers a lovely handmade bookmarks this year and a very stylish mugs to all my friends are we all love coffee and hot choco:)

Stitchfork said...

I would end up sitting there staring and sighing over the beautiful calligraphy bookmark and not reading a page!
Have a merry, merry weekend Elizabeth! xo Cathy
ps...loving all the monograms in your new header!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Okay, after seeing Sue's post and yours, I NEED to check out Diane James in person. I also need to get up to NY to visit you, Lisa and Sue, three of my fabulous blog friends! XX!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

The candle is delightful... the bookmarks lovely. What thoughtful gifts.

Adding you to the blogroll! About time!


Sheila said...

how pretty, i love the butterflies fluttering into your home!!
everything is so pretty.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Oh my goodness- Diane James, PVE, BG, & Maisner? Elizabeth... these are some of the most gorgeous things all in one post. It's too much, really. :)

I must get my hands on one of those candles... you know, gotta support the home {blogging} team!!

xoxo- lauren

Cashon&Co said...

That is the BEST idea. I am going to have to forward it to my friends who are in book clubs. beautiful.

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