*Mr. Tiramisu, here’s where you stop reading!*
For Christmas last year, I bought an old map that shows the part of Annapolis that Mr. Tiramisu and I live in and framed it for him. I purchased the map really inexpensively from the U.S. Geological Survey website. I thought it would be a neat gift since Mr. Tiramisu is into sailing and also happens to love maps. I think it’s a guy thing, but anyway he went nuts over the gift.
So when I saw vintage map cufflinks posted on the Etsy Wedding blog a while back, I knew I had found a perfect wedding gift for my groom. The designer, Anne Holman, makes custom cufflinks and pendants (which could make very cool bridesmaids gifts too) out of vintage maps.
The sample shown in her shop is a map of Boothbay, Maine so I took that as a good sign as well! I emailed Anne and she got back to me right away with a couple of options of maps of our wedding location. I was so picky about the exact placement of the circle, wanting it in just the perfect spot, and she was quick to reply to my multiple emails.
Here’s the map I decided on:
They arrived quickly in the mail and they are just perfect. From a distance they just appear to be nice sterling silver cufflinks with a blue inset, and when you get close up you can see the map. I think it is such a cool detail that Mr. Tiramisu will be able to get some use out of, have a fun way to remember our wedding day, and I hope he loves them as much as he loved the Annapolis map.