That's our elf, JJ, sittin' pretty on a pile of cinnamon-scented pinecones in the middle of my Nora Fleming salad bowl. Nora Fleming, you say? Tell me more. If you are seeking a gift for a woman who loves to entertain and collect, a woman with a soft spot for cute stuff, consider Nora Fleming serving pieces. All the pieces are simple and cream colored with a little beaded detail. There's a little hole in each (I should have photographed this) where you can stick an adorable mini--like the woody wagon with tree on top featured above--to suit the occasion. Having made it known that I am a woman who likes to entertain and collect, I have received some Nora Fleming pieces (platters, bowl, napkin holder, cheese board) and minis over the past five years. I have also treated myself to some more minis now and again. They are so cute that it's hard not to.
See what's I'm talking about? So stinking cute.
Fun, fun, fun.
Where to find Nora Fleming platters and minis? I'm lucky because the best gift shop here in Pleasantville (Uptown Shop, Elmhurst, IL) sells them. I believe they are also available at Von Maur. Nora Fleming lives in a neighboring suburb, I think, and must be a generous lady as I have also seen Nora Fleming gift collections on auction for good causes (one of which I won -- woo hoo!).
I totally get it that this kind of thing is a "me me me!!!" for some and an "eyeroll" for others. Some like the idea of basics that can be jazzed up. Others are not at all tempted by more stuff. We all like what we like and do what we do. I'm just sharing this gift idea in case you need something to add to your own Christmas list or need inspiration for someone you love. I seem to have aged out of the wedding shower circuit and didn't know about Nora Fleming back when I was on it, but for the "me me me!!! I love cute stuff" bride, I think a basic platter and a couple minis would make a great gift.