Friday, December 23, 2011

A Gift for You

It is impossible to tell you how much joy and contentment you have brought into my life. Truly, you have no idea.

For some time I have been trying to find a way to give every one of you a gift. Not just a gift of words, but something real you can hold in your hand, keep, and I hope treasure because ultimately you will take this gift and make of it what you will.

It is a small DIY project on your end. You know I'm not clever in the DIY department, but this one is a breeze.

Here is what you will need:

1.) One pretty notebook, may I suggest Moleskine. (All the better if your notebook has a ribbon marker.)

2.) Gold Ink (or a marker with gold ink) to write one word on the cover.

3.) A pen you will love to use every day.

I realize you will not have the time to rush out to find your notebook in the next few days. That's of no importance. If you have it for the New Year that would be perfect.

Tomorrow, on Christmas Eve, I will explain your gift in full.

Also, in the next few days I'll announce the winner of the Kusmi Tea giveaway. If you haven't told me you would like to be part of the drawing, now's the time.

After tomorrow, I'm taking a short hiatus en famille. Andrea and Will are playing in Paris today so I have free time. I shall now write your Christmas gift post which you may "open" on Christmas eve.

I wish you joy, love, peace and happiness in all the ways you wish.


helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

The suspense is all wonderful

Thinking of you

Helen xx

Sanda Martel said...

It shall be like opening a gift on a Christmas Eve.. Thanks for the year; it's been wonderful journey.
Sanda Martel

NotesFromAbroad said...

Wishing you Peace, Joy and Happiness this Christmas Season and all the Seasons to come !

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Let me thank you for the joy I receive reading your blog! May you have a wonderful Christmas weekend ...full of joy and surprises!

Also, please enter me in the tea giveaway...somehow, I missed it!!

kathy peck said...

I love your idea, and in fact I do have some time today to stop somewhere and get the diary, gold ink, and pen. I have a strong feeling this is going somewhere wonderful.
I only started reading blogs this year, and I never imagined that such sweetness could come out of it.
You have a special presence that comes through in your writing, your voice is strong.
So glad to have found you, and thank you for sharing yourself with all of us.
I hope you have a spectacular Christmas with your family. Sending love, Kathy

Judy said...

Thank you Tish for the inspiration to be found on your blog...I am so happy I discovered it this year!

:) and please PLEASE enter me in the tea draw!!

Thank you..and Merry Christmas!

Priscilla said...

As it happens, I have a journal that I haven't opened yet. I have gold leaf (from my illumination supplies). There are pens galore, and I'm waiting with bated breath for your instructions...

It would be nice to have a cup of your special tea to enjoy while enjoying the surprise, so please add my name to the drawing.

Merry Christmas

Trish said...

Have the Moleskine, have multiple Lamy Safari fountain pens. No gold ink-will have to wait for a bit to get that. Hmm..looking forward to the surprise... Already left a comment re:the teas.

Northmoon said...

Hope I left a comment re the tea gift. Won't be able to open your Christmas eve post until Boxing Day as I will be away with family also.

Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas. (PS this wish includes dogs too!)

BigLittleWolf said...

I love a good journal! (Have used the same sort for 30 years - can you imagine?)

What I wanted for Christmas and never dreamed I would have... I will indeed! (And pinching myself...)

My sons home (in a few hours), a good man (and French!), and even a delightful stand-in mother, his 83-year old maman. It doesn't get any better than that. (OK. Throw in Louboutins and a book contract and it's better.)

Sending you hugs and wishes for a glorious holiday.


Lorrie said...

This is so intriguing.

Merry Christmas, Tish, and a very Happy and Blessed New Year to you and yours. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you bring to the blogging world. I always come away from reading your blog enlightened, gladdened, or thoughtful.

Russian Chic said...

I would like to be part of the drawing. Thank you.

Jean S said...

Some time ago, I weeded through the blogs I was reading, and got rid of 98% of them.

Yours survived the editorial cut--and with good reason!!

All the best to you and your family for this Noel and the New Year.

SheilaLouise said...

Tish I have enjoyed reading your blog every morning with my latte.... I look forward to it starting my day. Thank you for your funny sense of humor and beautiful pictures. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday with good health and much happiness in the New Year.

Rayna@BrightCopperKettles said...

This is so exciting! Tish, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I'm so happy to have found you in 2011 so that I can start off 2012 just right. Best wishes always!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Best wishes Tish,

Your blog is such a wonderful place to visit, there is always something I take delight in...

I am very curious what it is that you will be revealing.

Happy Holidays,


CC said...


It is YOU that brings joy into my evening. I cannot thank you enough for the lovely posts. I so look forward each evening to your generous words.

Happy Christmas to you and yours.


Elizabeth Eiffel said...

The feeling is mutual Trish. It is impossible to tell you how much joy and contentment you have brought into my life too.

Your Christmas present sounds intriguing - I love DIY!

Warm wishes for Christmas. May it be filled with laughter, love and joy.

Lynda said...

Oh boy, a surprise!! I love surprises, and I know one from you will be utterly delightful. You are such a peach!

Allow me to wish you and your family a Happy, Merry Christmas & Love-filled, Healthy New Year.

tiffany rose said...

Dear Tish - your blog is a gift!

I have notebook, gold ink marker and the pen that almost urges you on ready for Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas and peace, love and joy to you.

déjà pseu said...

Ooh, I can hardly wait! Will gather up the indicated ingredients now...

Carol said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

Your blog brings joy, laughter, inspiration and imagination to our lives. l hope we give you the same in return. Thank you xx

Can't wait to read the Christmas gift post.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your family all the Joy of the Season!!!

I have been a lurker for about 2.5 years and I wish to say thank you. The humour, information, looking at life from a different perspective, and just plain fun is what I received by reading your blog.

Many Thanks

Irene of Sydney

Mrs Making Do said...

It's funny that you have posted this suggestion as my husband has just bought me a new Moleskine notebook for Christmas! I was wondering what to devote it to, now I have an answer. And, I would love to be included in your tea draw please. I really enjoy your blog.

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