Although she sometimes asks for gift suggestions, this one was a complete surprise: a set of 12 Fiesta ornaments.
I have a lot of Fiesta in the kitchen--mixed with other brightly colored dishes from Pottery Barn and Kohls. They're a perfect choice for our kitchen, which has glass-fronted top cabinets from an old butler's pantry.
I also have a few vintage pieces in another cabinet:
So her guess that I would love the ornaments was right on. We immediately strung them on some red cord I had left over from last Christmas and hung them on the little tree I keep on the kitchen table. I dropped one as I was unwrapping it from one of those awful clamshell packs, but it survived the crash to the floor, so I still have my even dozen:
With grilling Santa standing guard, it's the perfect addition to our 1930s kitchen.
Thanks, Christine, you are a great gift chooser!