love thursday:
tokens of love

Like most gals, I love getting gifts.

P’s not the best at giving “real” gifts even on birthdays and holidays, but lucky for both of us, I love gifts the most when they are out of the blue and for no reason at all other than “I was thinking of you” like this seashell:

Seashell, Mi-chelle, get it? on Flickr

Because P remembers that “conchiglia” means “shell” in English…

Seashell…Mi-chelle…get it?

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

28 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday:
tokens of love”
  1. 06.05.2008

    What a sweetie!

    Homebody at Heart’s last blog post..Sea Kayaking, Sea Otters and the Aquarium

    P certainly has his moments, Homebody πŸ™‚

  2. 06.05.2008

    Cool association process he has going on there and I do love the shell too – very, very pretty!

    Jeni Hill Ertmer’s last blog post..Dona Nobis Pacem

    Well Jeni, he was helped a bit the first time around with the word association, but he’s remembered…that’s what counts, right? πŸ˜‰

  3. Happy Love Thursday Michelle!

    P is so sweet and thoughtful.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Clooney, Swinton, Malkovich, McDormand and Pitt all in one movie.

    Thanks! And yes, P definitely gives thoughtful gifts when he gives them πŸ˜‰

  4. Christina

    Mine’s not very good at gifts either.

    P is sweet, I think he deserve a big ol smooch!

    Christina’s last blog post..Doors with character

    Christina, I believe a big ol’ smooch was, indeed, offered πŸ˜‰

  5. Gil

    Nice shell, nice guy! Did you guys eat what was inside?

    Hah, we’re rustic, but we ain’t *that* rustic πŸ˜‰ Actually there was nothing in it by the time he brought it to me (good choice on his part) πŸ˜‰

  6. 06.05.2008

    P should get a big hug for that, so sweet. I love it when a gift comes out of the blue!! Mine is good at gifts, but not good at
    keeping it secret..

    Happy Love Thurday…:-)

    anne’s last blog post..Mosaics with Flickr.

    Yeah P isn’t good at keeping gifts secret…although neither am I. We tend to have very anti-climactic Christmases πŸ˜‰

  7. Joanne at frutto della passione

    Happy Love Thursday, I love it when they make those connections with words in English.
    I remember once – just before our wedding – my guy was impressed by the fact the *wife* rhymed with *life*.

    Now after 12 years, I think he’s having second thoughts πŸ˜†

    Joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..Osso buco di tacchino improvisato

    Huh, wife and life…never noticed myself. Too funny about the second thoughts πŸ˜‰

  8. 06.05.2008

    OMG that is just too precious for words! I’d love something like that more than all the riches in the world. Such a keeper, that P!

    Agreed Nino πŸ™‚

  9. 06.05.2008

    To think that everytime he sees a (Mi) shell, he will associate it with you… This could go on forever !

    Scintilla’s last blog post..Dig away!

    It’s a good thing he’s not near the beach very often, huh?!

  10. Enza

    that is pure romance to me!! Way to go P!!

    Agreed Enza πŸ™‚

  11. Mary

    Those are the best kinds of gifts, the ones that come out of the blue and have some kind of meaning, evening if it is just a “thinking of you” kind of thing like you said. Mine does that too, every once in a while bringnig home a rose, etc. I really think Italian men are more romantic that way.

    Mary’s last blog post..Merletti

    Well at least *ours* certainly are…lucky us πŸ™‚

  12. 06.05.2008


    jennifer’s last blog body

    Thanks Jennifer πŸ™‚ Nice to “see” you!

  13. 06.05.2008

    That is so adorable!!
    Happy Love Thursday!

    LuLu’s last blog post..Sometimes, old habits are the hardest to break

    Same to you LuLu!

  14. Abby

    How beautiful, sweet and thoughtful!

    I think so too, Abby; thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  15. 06.05.2008

    These little exchanges just make me all warm and smiley. πŸ™‚ I’ll just live vicariously through you for now.

    Christina Arbini’s last blog post..I Survived “The Strangers”

    Happy to share Christina πŸ™‚

  16. 06.05.2008

    My D is the same way, Michelle. In fact, for our first Christmas together after we were married, he gave me a shoebag! (And I don’t have many shoes to begin with).

    But he IS good at little gestures and gifts like P provided. Especially gift/gestures. And that lets me know he’s thinking about me.

    He’s told me he has trouble with the other type of gift because he wants it to be perfect. πŸ˜‰

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday – Surprise Salad

    Yeah P definitely has perfectionist tendencies too…I can see that being an obstacle. At least with these things, he knows I’ll love them πŸ™‚ Lucky you then, too!

  17. 06.05.2008


    So adorable. Cute and very thoughtful. e vero…it IS the thought that counts πŸ™‚

    My MΓ©lange’s last blog post..The Great Squirrel Rescue

    Agreed Robin πŸ™‚

  18. Luigi

    now, just hope he doesn’t flood your house by changing the course of a local ruSCELLo (very small river) in your honour πŸ™‚

    Very true Luigi. I also wouldn’t appreciate a miSCELa of benzina and oil, but that’s only b/c I’d have nothing to put it in πŸ˜‰

  19. 06.05.2008

    When they come from the heart, then they are priceless. How lovely!!

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..Flickr Windows

    Yes, yes, from the heart! I knew you’d understand πŸ˜‰

  20. 06.05.2008

    So the shell is nice and kind of romantic but personally I prefer the mushrooms! Lucky you.

    amanda’s last blog post..Sopranome

    Yes the mushrooms are *much* more practical (and tasty) πŸ˜‰

  21. 06.06.2008

    What a sweet post! The seashell was such a romantic and thoughtful present. I’m a sucker for romance. LOL!

    P.S. I surfed in via BlogHer. What a wonderful blog you’ve got. I’ve got lots of catching up to do on the rest of your posts!

    C’s last blog post..A Neat Little Gem

    So glad you found me C! Hope to see lots more of you around here πŸ™‚

  22. That is sweet and I agree that unexpected gifts are the best kind and so thoughtful.
    Happy Love Thursday to you.
    ps hope you didn’t think I was being a stinker about the mushrooms but oh I couldn’t resist to say how much I don’t like them.

    collette~all over the map’s last blog post..words that resonate

    Oh not at all on the mushrooms! All opinions are welcome here at πŸ˜‰

  23. 06.06.2008

    That is sweet. Much sweeter and more creative than the typical gift — although those are nice on occasion, too!

    Susan’s last blog post..History happens, no matter what happens

    Hey we take what we can get around here Susan πŸ˜‰

  24. 06.06.2008

    How sweet! My name is Michelle, too, and my mom always used to sing the “She sells seashells by the seashore” tongue twister to me. πŸ˜‰

    Michelle Potter’s last blog post..Project (41/365): Daddy!

    So cute Michelle! Thanks for coming by πŸ™‚

  25. 06.06.2008

    Awww – sweet. Happy Love Thursday!

    Same to you Shalet!

  26. 06.06.2008

    Awwww, So cute!!

    Marie’s last blog post..GRILLED VEGETABLE POLENTA TART

    Thanks Marie πŸ™‚

  27. 06.06.2008

    He must be a saint. Now you have him speaking in puns.

    Now you have to teach him the she sells seashells thing…

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Made in America: chicken and mushroom quesadillas

    Well at least he humors me. Good idea on the seashells thing…maybe I’ll try that when my mom’s here πŸ™‚

  28. Aww. How sweet. Here’s a joke for you.

    Costume party and P walks into the room with you piggybacked.

    “What are you supposed to be?” someone asks.

    “I’m P,” he says, “and this is “Mi-shell.” πŸ˜›

    Wandering Chopsticks’s last blog post..Mango Chicken

    Hah!!!!!!!! LOVE it!!!!!!!

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