Copper-y Gifts

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 includedย Taste of Thai take-out and a movie at home.


Just being together, getting ready to grow through another year.

4 thoughts on “Copper-y Gifts

  1. Stephanie Eriksen

    I love your coppery gifts and the intentional meaning behind each one! And I have found that sometimes the best celebrations are the low key ones because it forces you to hunker down into your reality and make a space to celebrate. Love you two!

  2. Davene Grace

    I’m inspired by your creative gifts, and of course the meaning of each. I’ve never paid attention to what gifts are for each anniversary, but I think I’m gonna look up what is for #17. Maybe if I think long enough between now and June, I can come up with something for Jeff that fits it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing these glimpses of your life. Love you bunches!

  3. Julie

    Sometimes you have to hunt or be creative or stretch the meaning, but it makes anniversary gifting fun and meaningful. Too bad I dont have a blog record of years past. I know I got my woven tv cabinet and coffee table for year 9 which was “willow” but its not always big. Some years it’s copper spheres. Thx for reading and being my #1 commentor. Love you!

  4. Davene Grace

    ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my pleasure to read your thoughts!

    I just looked up 17th anniversary, and the traditional gift is shells. Clearly, the appropriate gift would be a beach vacation, just for Jeff and I. Wanna babysit??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Or maybe they mean BULLET SHELLS?

    Nah. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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