Wednesday, April 29, 2009

copper and wool

Our 7th anniversary is coming up in a couple weeks (I can't believe it's been 7 years!).  We have always stuck with giving traditional gifts, first anniversary is paper, second is cotton, etc (whole list here) and I love it.  My favorite was the fourth, fruit and flowers.  Steven gave me a dogwood tree and I gave him a service berry tree.  (The service berry is blooming right now!)  

But this year the traditional gift is copper or wool and I am stumped.  Spring has sprung so wool is unappealing, and the only things I can think of that are copper are pennies (even though they aren't really copper anymore) and plumbing. (image here)
 
If I decided to think of copper as a color,  I could get him a Japanese Maple (image here), but we don't really have a place for one in the yard.  
Or I could get him a Pomeranian puppy!  But I'm pretty sure Steven would kill me because two dogs is enough, and I'm pretty sure he's not a Pomeranian kind of guy. (image here)  

If anyone has any ideas, help! 

7 comments:

Good-Grace said...

...but Pom's are soooo cute!! :)

I think it's neat that you guys do the "traditional" gifts. Now you have me creatively thinking about a Copper or Wool gift... hmmmm. (And Happy Anniversary - early!)

abigail said...

I hope I think of something good!
thanks!

P. said...

I love the Japanese maple idea - I have a few on my tiny balcony - they grow well in containers!

abigail said...

I think we might have space for one in a container, good idea!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

aww, i have a pomeranian (my first 'small' dog), and she's the light of my life! her little happy face is a delight each day!
xox

Courtney said...

Copper or Wool... that is a bit of a challenge (especially since it's spring!) I don't know that I have any great ideas off the top of my head, but I will let you know if I think of any!

abigail said...

I know! it's a tough one. I've only got 10 days left and I am still at a loss. I hope that Steven is as confused as I am because I'll feel bad if he comes up with something brilliant and I end up getting him an orange sweater!