Sunday, May 03, 2009

Xen Gifts

Whenever we get out-of-town guests, we take them to Little Italy.  It's one of my favorite things about living in Cleveland.  And my favorite little shop is Xen Gift Gallery - filled with beautiful, beautiful jewelry, bits of art and inspiration, sweet cards, handbags, and lots of other things.  The shop always smells good, there's music playing, AND - anything you buy goes out the door with fabulous packaging.

Today we bought a necklace for Bekah, a fairy and a bouncing hippo for Olivia, and a pair of earrings for me!  Here's our loot:
Here's the box with my earrings:
See the goodies inside?
And here they are - also tied with a ribbon.
There is something so wonderful about buying something that is lovingly packaged and treated like a treasure.  I have two other pairs of earrings from this artist, and they are my favorites - and I have many, many pairs of earrings!

9 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

those are pretty :) lovely packaging they come in. I love visiting stores like that, even just to window shop

Karen Becker said...

Sue, love the pics of your shopping trip! Those earrings are stunning! I also like when they are packaged carefully and sweetly. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you had such a nice visit with Bekah.
Karen Becker

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi Sue, what great finds! SCORE! Fabulous gift wrapping too... Little Italy sounds like a BLAST! You ever meet Clevelandgirlie in person? I bet the two of you would get in a LOT of trouble together.. lol

xoxo, monica :)

p.s. I still list doll forms in my etsy shop, I took a lil break but will be updating it this week. :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Sue,
The Gallery shop sounds like a great place to visit. Love how they wrap the items that you bought. I love that kind of shops.

Carla said...

Wow, great packaging! And pretty ear rings.

JudiA said...

Sigh... that is just delightful. Atmosphere has a HUGE effect on me when I'm shopping - this artist would probably clean me out, LOL. I WANT those earrings.

Serena said...

Those earrings are gorgeous! What a lovely place it must be and I think it's wonderful that they take such pride in their packaging presentation too.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I could lots of time in such interesting shops.

BumbleVee said...

the gift packaging is a gift in itself...how pretty.....