Every year Tom and I tell each other that we will give hand made gifts for Christmas. Most years we just can't find the time.
This year I put in a order with my favorite wood worker, (that'd be him), for wood crates with a vintage feel to them, with metal or leather handles.
Being the fantastic man and wood worker that he is, he said "I think I have some wood I can use", asked me for my measurements, and headed off to his magical wood shop.
In about an hour he was back. With a crate made exactly to my specifications. A few days later he made a trip to our neighbors forge, pounded out some hardware, and voila! We had crates.
Next we filled them with wonderful goodies of the hand made and mass produced kind:
Tom's Pilsner and Plum Wine, my pin cushions and sachets, a little doo dad from me - one of my ornaments, a set of mini jars, or a bead bud vase. Add some himalayan salt, some chocolate covered espresso beans, some candies, cookies and tea, and blam! some awesome gifts.
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