The Story Of A Little Blue Box

posted on: November 28, 2012

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I was never that kid who hunted around for the house wanting a peek at Christmas presents before the big day.  Despite my control freak tendencies, I like the anticipation of opening and unwrapping a gift and being completely surprised!  This is why I freaked out last week while I was frantically tearing our bedroom apart in search of something to wear.  I was determined to find and borrow a men's plaid shirt to layer under a sweater.  Adam's closet had no such thing, and so, I resorted to the drawers.  I opened the bottom drawer first in some sort of twisted logic and there, staring back at me was a ball of navy blue silk fabric with orange polka dots.  I knew what it was a blouse pour moi and slammed the drawer shut.  Adam had told me that he'd gone shopping for me in London and I felt so guilty that I'd seen the purchase.  I changed my outfit plans and pretended like nothing happened.

As an admittedly bad liar, I was sure to practise my "OMG I loooove it!" reaction for the day of my birthday.  The day of, I was doing some work in my p.j.'s on the couch when Adam told me to close my eyes because it was time to open my gifts.  When I was allowed to open my eyes again, he had his arm extended out with a card.  I opened it, and closed it immediately as I was too emotional, "I'll read this later," I told him.  He then handed me part one of the gift, which was a pair of coasters.  They're an adorable his and hers set and really thoughtful, since I hate our current coasters and bash them on a daily basis.  He then reached to grab part two of the gift, which I immediately prepared myself for.  Sure enough, there were those familiar polka dots and I did my best ooh-ing and ahh-ing act.  He seemed to buy it and just when I was about to get up and go try it on, he stopped me for an unexpected third gift.  Tucked behind him, I caught a glimpse of a very distinct shade of blue.  It couldn't be...could it?

Opened Tiffany & Co. Box

I've never received anything so extravagant   I thought that the "big" gift this year was a silk blouse from England.  I mean, we'd started off with coasters, people!  That's not exactly a warm up for Tiffany's.  Adam had barely even shown me the box and I began to cry.  I was upset that he'd done something so kind, and that I was wearing pajamas.  "I would have gotten dressed first if I'd known," I told him, "It just doesn't feel right opening Tiffany & Co. in my pajamas."  It was a good 5 minutes before I even opened the box (well, I HAD to instagram a photo of the box before opening), which contained a beautiful pair of Silver Elsa Peretti Colour By The Yard earrings.   Turns out he'd purchased more than one item for me on his travels across the pond!

Silver Elsa Peretti Colour By The Yard with tsavorites 

My very first Tiffany's!

silver Elsa Peretti Colour By The Yard with tsavorites from Tiffany & Co.

Thank you so much Adam, I feel so undeserving and absolutely spoiled!

P.S. I forgot to tell you that Adam saw right through my "acting" and asked me afterwards if I'd known about any of my gifts.  I didn't even try to cover it up, had to confess that I'd accidentally seen the blouse.  He said he knew it based on my reaction.  Might have to ask Santa for some acting lessons this year...

23 comments:

  1. So beautiful - and what a thoughtful, lovely gift! You've got a pretty sweet guy!

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  2. Aw so sweet! I'm just going to go browse the Tiffany website now and dream about the next time I can buy a present for myself. I'll do it sans credit card in my presence. The earrings are gorgeous too.

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  3. aww so cute! Very pretty!
    <3 Kastles

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  4. I got my first “little blue box” last year for my birthday. It was a gorgeous silver infinity necklace!

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  5. Aw, this is such a cute story and I LOVE, LOVE the earrings. There is nothing like receiving a Tiffany's box, best feeling ever!! I have a similar story, which I'll have to tell you when I see you next! ;)

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  6. Aw, yay! You are very much deserving, my lovely friend - and Adam knows just how lucky he is, clearly ;) I can't wait to see you sporting these beauties!
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. Awe. That's so sweet and thoughtful of him.

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  8. SUCH a sweet story! every girl deserves a little blue box! x

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  9. what a swell story Alicia! Adam worked his magic on this one, those earrings are beautiful treasures with timeless appeal. from coasters to Tiffany's - nothing better than that!! swooning away over here. ♥

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  10. What a sweet story!
    I gather you eventually told him you had found the blouse? haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  11. That is so cool, beautiful earings, who doesn't dream of finding little blue box as a preasent.

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

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  12. Awww its so exciting to receive those type of surprises.

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  13. omg i am jalous.. I hopoe to find that box too!
    great story!

    loves Nina

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  14. Great story! Adam did a great job with your gift..they're gorgeous! :)
    xo
    www.piesandpearls.com

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  15. Wow what a great man you have...my boyfriend never has any idea what to get me, ahha!

    www.yourstrulyblog.com

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  16. Ah, too funny... I hate spoiling surprises for myself yet I always inevitably do. Glad Adam pulled a fast one on you this time though, those earrings are gorgeous!

    xo, alison*elle

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  17. Haha its difficult to lie to people who know you best smh ... Those are absolutely gorgeous!


    xo
    Maggie
    http://magz725.blogspot.com

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  18. So beautiful and so thoughtful!!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  19. The first Tiffany box is always the best. It's so perfect! Love the earrings -- Adam has great taste!

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  20. Such gorgeous and thoughtful gifts! You're a lucky girl ;)

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  21. hahaha those are gorgeous! A little blue box is always such a treat! New Fan and Follower here! Hope you can stop by GlamourMash sometime! Have an amazing weekend!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  22. Alicia its very cool story :) and I just love those earrings by Tiffany. I was going through a Vinyasa Yoga Blog and just happened to saw link at the end of the article so at the end really enjoyed your story :)

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