Blogger Get Together

Last year I discovered a blogger named Natalie who is also a very talented clay artist that sells on Etsy. Natalie is the artist behind NS Pottery and creates everything from jewelry to serving dishes and bake wear.    
It all started when I bought this ring from her...

Then an apple baker...

Then on Christmas, I received my next piece; a surprise gift from my sneaky sister-in-law, Sarah!

I love all of them so much, but let me tell you a little bit about the last piece.  I have talked to my sister-in-law about pottery, Etsy, blogging, buying name it, we've talked about it.  

For my Christmas gift this year, Sarah decided to get me something she knew I would like but wasn't expecting.  She contacted Natalie and said she wanted to buy a trinket dish for me and together they came up with a custom order.  Sarah told Natalie that she would like her to include a saying on the dish, which up until now, I had never seen Natalie do!  When I opened the gift I loved it and I asked if it was from Natalie and she said yes.  I then couldn't stop awww-ing and telling her how much I loved it but to be honest, the saying didn't click on where I heard it from.  Sarah said you know the saying?!  With confused eyes I looked at her and she said it's what cousin Michael kept telling you when we went to Chicago.  Somehow I forgot that her cousin Michael kept telling me not to be afraid of success and to take chances when it comes to my business.

{remember how I said my memory isn't the best earlier this week?!}  

If that wasn't enough to melt my heart, she then goes on to say I remember us talking one day about how you were needing to find inspiration and I thought this could be a reminder.

Isn't that a perfect Christmas gift?!  My little dish now sits on my bedside table with a few rings and a little heart shaped rock that husband found last year and gave to me.  I love it!

So today, I am actually getting together with Natalie for lunch!  We have never met in person but actually live very close to each other!

I am very much looking forward to meeting my online friend in real life and talking with someone that is also a blogger and an Etsy shop owner!  

5 friendly comments:

Sarah said...

:) love your nail polish in those pictures, and I just read your last post and laughed out loud in the library at Miley's picture!!

LittleBlueFeather said...

Thanks Sarah! Isn't she such a little diva?!

Jenny Taylor said...

How awesome! Her work is beautiful. And how special of your SIL to come up with that gift. :)

Have fun at lunch!

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

Awww, I love this :)

Bonhomie Jewelry said...

How awesome! I would love the opportunity to meet Natalie in person - her work is awesome and she's a beautiful woman, inside and out!