Tuesday, 14 February 2012

paris-here-we-come gift


Yesterday, as I was enjoying my latte before picking up the kids from school I was wondering what to post on Valentine's Day. This day wasn't a big thing in Iceland where I grew up so it has no particular meaning to me. Still, I wanted to post something special, but nothing with hearts or anything like that. Then the postman rang the bell.

He delivered a package from my close friend in Iceland, whom I'm travelling with to Paris in the autumn. It included a black box, which she had written on in silver: "Paris, here we come!" Inside I found this vintage-looking paperweight that put a big smile on my face. It's now sitting on my coffee table and I smile every time I look at it. It's the little things...

For the curious cats out there the paperweight is from Natasha Farina and the map in the background is from The Food of France. And if you are as obsessed with Paris as I am then let me remind you of my travel Paris board on Pinterest.

Yesterday I also received the items for the giveaway I'm preparing so stay tuned and have a wonderful Valentine's Day whether you're celebrating it or not!

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE that paper weight, such a nice friend! :-)

    I hope you have a great day, filled with love (as all days should be)! :-)

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  2. What an absolutely wonderful gift! The small things that make life worth living. I love the paperweight. Wishing you a very beautiful day, Lisa! xo

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  3. I love gifts with a thought! It's so special and wonderful and I can just imagine the sunshine you felt in your heart.
    Happy Valentine's day, darling!

    P.S. Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me the Vogue picture! I have it (of course as I seem to have more or less every editorial...), but I only published a few separate photos from this one. Ada used it too a month or so ago. It's such a beautiful and romantic story.

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  4. Lovely ;o) and a trip to Paris sounds fantastic ,o) enjoy your day Lisa ;o)

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  5. What a thoughtful and lovely gift, the right thing to get in the mood even more. Love your shot from it also, on the page of that book. The waiting for Paris will be worth it, I know for sure. Its as beautiful or even more as your pinterest board.

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  6. Oh and I totally forgot to say yesterday that the new changes on the blog look great!

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  7. What a beautiful gift to receive - you must have had the loveliest surprise to receive a package when the postman arrived :) A trip to Paris to look forward to would keep a smile on your face all day I'm sure! Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day xx

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  8. Valentine's doesn't have much meaning to me either, so it's no big deal that nothing special is going to happen today :) I love the paper-weight. and I'm going to check out your pinterest board right now :)

    xxx

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  9. En fallegt :) Fullkominn íslenskur valentínusar dagur fjarri öllum bleikum rjómahjörtum. Kannski maður taki vinkonu þína sér til fyrirmyndar og nýti daginn fyrir bestu vinkonuna. Ég hef aldrei komið til Paríasr. Langar þangað næst..

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  10. That is SO sweet! And you lucky gals that is going to Paris, I love that city :)

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  11. What a lovely gift! Your friend is so sweet. And what a wonderful trip to look forward to. Enjoy it, Lisa! xoxo

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  12. What a thoughtful gift! A sweet reminder of the trip you're looking forward to.

    Thanks for the non-commercialized Valentine's Day greeting ;-)

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  13. What a thoughtful gift! How sweet, Lisa!

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  14. Very thoughtful. Happy Valentines to you too.

    Patience
    Invitation to participate in Giveaway to win a J-Crew Bracelet and Zara Clutch worth $260:
    J-Crew Bracelet and Zara Clutch Giveaway

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  15. Hef aldrei komið til Parísar.
    Er á listanum yfir staði sem ég bara verð að komast á.

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  16. Lucky You --- both the gift and the trip! I am sooooo jealous! I wanna hear/read all about it when you go...
    Helen:)

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  17. Oh I love it...and yes, I'm one of the curious cats :)
    xxx

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  18. Love this and perfect timing! My husband surprised me this evening with tickets to Belgium and Paris for our Anniversary! This will be my first time. I'm so excited and need help planning! Where to go, what to eat - and what to wear. Your friend is so thoughtful. What a great idea!

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  19. sounds wondreful Lisa! I know ( I think) what Paris means to you and I am sure you are going to enjoy that a lot. Happy for you : )


    ps. it will be great to have somebody later in the years to come to say to eachother with a cunning smile : we will always have Paris ; )

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  20. Oh, Lisa, you really love Paris, I saw your pictures, very nice! Valentine's has no particular meaning for me, either, so I decided not to post anything! But I love the way you turn your Valentine's post into a Parisian one! I am also a fan of Paris ;) Have a nice Wednesday!

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  21. What a lovely little gift, it's always those small gestures that make the biggest impact isn't it? I can't wait to hear about your Parisian adventure! x

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  22. thanks for sharing your pinterest table, i love it

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