Friday, June 24, 2011

My favorite four-letter word starting with the letter F

No, not that one.  Pervs.  Get your minds out of the gutter and let me tell you a story.

A couple weeks back, Mrs. Pain au Chocolat blogged about her bouquet charm fashioned after her Weddingbee icon.  I decided that little chocolately delight was too darned precious for my liking, and I needed one of my own.  I, like every other bride in the history of forever, turned to Etsy to see what options I had for my charm.  I messaged a couple shops whose work seemed impressive, and shortly thereafter, I got a couple replies, but one in particular stood out.  I received this message from Sweet & Savory Trinkets.

I haven't tried to make a snow cone yet, but I am happy to try.  I will try to make one this weekend, and post the pictures here.  If you like it, and I decide to make them for the store, you will get the charm free as a thank you gift for inspiring me to create a new product.
In case you missed it, there was a four-letter word that makes angelic choirs from above sing: FREE.  As in, no cost.  As in, no shipping, no handling, no tax, no nothing.  Just courtesy, generosity, and good will.  I was stunned at this seller's kindness and willingness to go above and beyond to thank me for inspiring her.  As a stupendous cherry on top, her li'l snow cone is totally perfect, and I could not be happier with this turn of events. 

Widdle snow cone

 So rainbow!

A bit of scale

Right now, I'm hoping to affix it to my bouquet for a tiny extra pop of color.  I'm also dorkishly excited about the prospect of using it as a zipper pull on a jacket or wallet or something after the wedding.  People who use wedding blog-inspired clay creations in every day life are cool, right?

Moral of the story: Etsy is a fantastic site, the woman at Savory & Sweet Trinkets is incredibly nice, and never be afraid to ask for a custom item that doesn't appear in the shop -- you just may get it for free!

Did you happen upon any freebies during wedding planning?

(all photos personal unless otherwise noted.)


  1. Jill that's the cutest effing thing EVER.

    - Kate

  2. i love it! that was really sweet of her to give it to you for free :)