Ten Year Tin

I was approached by an Australian client who wanted to create a truly memorable surprise gift for his wife for their 10th wedding anniversary.  Tin is the material to mark the ten year anniversary.  However, this antique tin was customized with the ‘hall mark’ that they used before they were married when they used to write to each other.  It was lined with Chiyogama paper.

The tin contained six Irish linen napkins, monogrammed with the initials of each member of his family, complete with stitched napkin tie.   Also a special ‘celebration’ napkin which was hand stitched with his message to his wife, in his handwriting.

I received this lovely response when he presented it to her :

The ‘Grand Opening’ took place during a quiet dinner for two out on the town last night.  

It was quite a moment!  ‘Perfect’ were xxx words once she had wiped her tears away…  She was right, it was perfect.  Nothing could be added or changed to improve it.  All the additional detail, the ol’ tin itself, the Chiyogama paper lining – wow! and the black ribbon ties really do add class and beauty.  The linen napkins are beautiful in themselves and the ‘likeness of hand’ in the wonderfully stitched letter is mind boggling – how do you do that?

It has been so pleasing to watch it all unfold from the initial thought in mind, right through to xxx finally opening the tin and her delightful response last night…  

Thank you so very much for allowing the process to be so simple and harmonious and of course for bringing to life such a beautiful gift.