Monday, March 17, 2014

The Most Precious Wedding Gift

This truly is the most precious wedding gift that my husband and I received from our wedding last summer. This lovely and hand-crafted ceramic dish was a gift from the Maid of Honer - my little sister.


My sister Maddie is a very talented artist in more ways then one. She has worked with about every medium now, but I remember back in the day when she would paint on scraps of wood. She is an amazing painter, cake decorator, sketcher, sculptor, musician, and overall creator. She constantly creates beauty! And I know she could make a career out of it is she chooses to do so.


It is tough to see in this picture, but underneath the crackled glass bottom it says our names and wedding date in the clay! You can kind of make out the 2013 right in the middle. That makes it even more personal and darling.


She actually made this gift in one of her advanced art classes in high school after Matt and I had gotten engaged and long before the wedding. She is good at keeping a secret I guess! If I would have created this beauty I would have been bragging about it to the world as soon as it was done!! She is a humble artist though, which makes her that much more lovable. 


I absolutely adore these white flowers along the edge! She just knows me too well...


There are seven of them too! This is exciting to me because the number seven means perfect and complete (in Biblical meaning). So I really like the number seven. Also it represents the month of July when we were married. 


These pretty flowers also came with the gift...she told me, "There are six, for the number of kids you two want to have." So sweet! :)  But now Matt and I better stick to what we said! Lets hope I like motherhood...


They even have holes that go through there bases so I can string them if I want to! She thought of it all, that wonderful sister of mine. 

Can you see why this is so precious to me? Such a beautiful, personal, one-of-a-kind gift. I love it so much, and I love my beautiful sister that created it!



Blessings,
Olivia



14 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful gift! Your sister is very talented, and I'm sure she'll go far. I love those roses she has sculpted. She could definitely sell those (I'd buy some!) if she chose to. I'm visiting from My Romantic Home's blog. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! She really is :) I'll have to share more of her stuff...and let her know they are retail worthy! :) Have a blessed day!

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  2. Those roses are beautiful !! What a great wedding gift and very thoughtful !!

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    1. Yes, I am lucky to have such a wonderful sister :) Thanks for visiting!

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  3. WOW! That is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe so much talent in such a young artist! Her talent will grow with the years and I would love to see more of her work!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thanks Gigi, I plan on sharing more! :)

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  4. Very beautiful! What lovely gifts from your sister. Thanks for sharing at Sundays at Home!

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    1. Yes, and I LOVE homemade gifts :) Thanks Alice!

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  5. It's beautiful. You are blessed to have each other. I like all the symbols she added. xoxo

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  6. I have featured you this week at Sundays at Home!

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    1. Ohhh YAY!! Thanks Alice...so exciting!

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  7. These are wonderful, thoughtful gifts!! Your sister is so thoughtful...the flowers are beautiful. I'm sure you will be a great mother, but you may want to re~think the number 6!! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Haha yes! That is what my mother tells me all the time... I suppose we will start with one and see how it goes from there. ;)

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