Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Loot- Part I

One of our family holiday traditions is to open gifts from each other (as opposed to Santa) and extended family - aunts, uncles, grandparents - on Christmas Eve. I think I enjoy Christmas Eve even more than Christmas morning.... I love watching my family open their gifts! This year was especially special.

I mentioned an Etsy purchase a while back that was intended for a family member who occasionally peeks in on this space. Well, now that the gift has been given, I can finally share. :)


Back story: I bought the coin as a pendant as a Father's Day gift for my dad 6 years ago. It is a reproduction coin from the treasure ship was minted from the actual silver that was recovered from the wreck. My dad loves Mel Fisher and the story of the Atocha, so I knew he would love to have a piece of that history. Only problem is, he doesn't wear necklaces, so the coin has been hanging on a little shelf in our kitchen for 6 years now. He has mentioned in the past that he would love to have it made into a ring, so...... enter Champlain Jewelry!

Pat is so, so talented! I cannot express how happy I am, and how happy my dad is, with the awesome craftsmanship of this ring! Dad has been wearing it non-stop, and we keep catching him staring at it. :)
Its really well-made and sturdy...I know this ring will last a lifetime and become a family heirloom. Pat was super easy to work with, and the turn-around time was fanastic - especially considering that it was right before the holidays! I highly, highly recommend stoping by his shop and taking a peek - and if you don't see exactly what you're looking for, rest assured that Pat can surely create it for you! :)


Now, I'm off to my friend Lauren's house to exchange gifts (drag out the holidays as long as possible! ;) and maybe eat a little grub. Back with more post-holidays posts later! :)

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