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 few 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 lil’ snow cone is totally perfect, and I could not be happier with this turn of events.


Image via Savory & Sweet Trinkets


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!

Did you happen upon any freebies during wedding planning?

(all photos personal unless otherwise noted.)


Mrs. Snow Cone

Pittsburgh/Johnstown, PA
Wedding Date:
August 2011
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  1. Member
    Miss MamaBee 32 posts, Newbee @ 5:44 pm

    OMG I LOVE THAT!!! That is even more awesome that it was free. What a sweet lady!

  2. Member
    alvina 807 posts, Busy bee @ 6:43 pm

    It’s SOOOO CUTE!!!

  3. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:53 pm

    Your etsy seller did a knock-out job with your charm! Mmmm, snow cone. It looks so real and tasty, you’ve got me craving one. I hadn’t figured out a post-wedding use for my charm but like your suggestions!

  4. macarons Bee
    macarons 241 posts, Helper bee @ 9:05 pm

    Love it! Even better that it was free!

  5. balletflat Bee
    balletflat 852 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 pm


    I’ve been meaning to totally show you this, which is from a jewelry designer here in NOLA, and this post reminded me of it:

    Haha…I love finding bees’ monikers in jewelry. 🙂

  6. ostrich Bee
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:40 am

    omg omg omg.
    i want this charm….so much. BEST MONIKER CHARM EVER.
    the end.

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 7:15 am

    That is too adorable.

  8. tartlet Bee
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:14 pm

    Cute!!! And so cool that you inspired a new product!

  9. trailmix Bee
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:07 pm

    This is so cute!!!!!

  10. Member
    Miss Hearty 101 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:29 pm

    I’ve gotten no freebies, but after seeing charm after charm appear in these weddingbee blog posts, I hope every weddingbee blogger gets one for their bouquet. It’s such a lovely tradition Etsy has made possible for every bride.

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