This year’s anniversary gift was copper.
Pier One Imports was my destination for all things copper-y (colored, at least!).
I chose a copper-colored cork cage to collect all of our wine corks, two coppery coffee mugs for our favorite coffee times together, and three coppery spheres.
The spheres have special meaning.
If you look at one, it is dented all around. That one is my man. A bit banged up and dented by the years. In the back there is one made of broken mosaic pieces. That is me. Broken with sharp edges and lots of facets. (It’s also the only one that is completely round with no flattened base on which to stand, unbeknownst to me when I chose it. We had a laugh over it when trying to decide how to display.)
Who chooses a completely round sphere and expects it not to roll away? We improvised a stand for it.
The final sphere looks like leaves are covering it, representing our life and growth together.
There you have my very G-rated anniversary gifts to my husband. We had a low-key celebration that included Taste of Thai take-out and a movie at home.
Just being together, getting ready to grow through another year.