Gift for Elodie

August 11th, 2012

Oji Masanori arrived last night with a collection of beautiful and thoughtful gifts for Elodie.

Takahashi Hidetoshi made the beautiful plate, bowl and mini Kami mug.

We have always admired Oji’s children’s glass.

The red lacquer baby spoon is an item that Oji bought when his son was a baby.

Yes, before you say it, we realize young children are especially reckless with stuff but it is an important learning opportunity. These items will be used under supervision until she is old enough to control her motor skills and appreciate the specialness of these pieces. This is such a wonderful set that Elodie can enjoy for years. And we’re coming on five months and the introduction of cereal very soon. Perfect timing!

If the items themselves weren’t enough, the wooden pieces have been stamped with Elodie-chan. Kawaii!

Domo arigato Oji Masanori and Takahashi Hidetoshi!

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  1. Simply beautiful!


    11 Aug 12 at 3:40 pm

  2. This is heart warming and a such a wonderful gift. Thanks for having Yuki and I at the exhibition.


    11 Aug 12 at 9:06 pm

  3. !!!!! – lucky girl


    11 Aug 12 at 9:12 pm

  4. Our son (22 mo) eats from porecelain tableware that i made (so it is very dear to me). He never once dropped the plate. He is allowed to drink from sturdy glass (otherwose I am afraid he would bite into it). If something falls it is really an accident. He is very cautious with things. It really depends on your kid, and I also think it is good to teach them to be careful with things, and not just give them plastic stuff, so they can throw that around. Love your wooden set!


    12 Aug 12 at 12:58 am

  5. Fenke, Marie-Claire and Andrea – thank you for sharing your experiences! This is what we believe too, but so many people always tell us that “kids destroy everything” so I had to brace ourselves for the onslaught. It is good to hear that small children can be taught to be careful, and that they too enjoy using special pieces more than plastic. I believe Elodie will treat these pieces with care.

    John & Juli

    15 Aug 12 at 3:49 pm

  6. five months already?! wow! :)

    that set looks absolutely gorgeous…and how sweet is it to have her name stamped on them!


    12 Aug 12 at 1:43 am

  7. What a wonderful gift! My own soon to be 2 year old has some special vintage pieces handed down to her from her grandmother, and there hasn’t been any damage done. These are made to be appreciated, not locked away! Elodie is a lucky girl


    12 Aug 12 at 7:47 am

  8. wow!! These are such beautiful gifts! Oji is so thoughtful! I hope his show went well today and I hope you guys are having a great time up north! xo


    13 Aug 12 at 2:41 pm

  9. These are ADORABLE. What an amazing keepsake. As mother to an 18 month old little girl in Vancouver, I am letting you know that I have always fed my daughter with the cutlery and ceramic plates we use ourselves, and she has never had a problem, never broken a thing. I can tell she loves eating on the good stuff, like we do! Who wants to eat with plastic anyways? :)


    14 Aug 12 at 10:51 pm

  10. how wonderfully thoughtful and kind. something to cherish – not only the gesture, but the actual gifts too.

    marlette compion-venter

    15 Aug 12 at 8:26 am

  11. Elodie-chan!!!! Totemo kawaii!!!!!


    15 Aug 12 at 2:36 pm

  12. Chiming in that of course Elodie can use and appreciate these beautiful things. My children (now ages 2 and 4) have used porcelain and glass and we have had only one mishap (which was a genuine accident, not recklessness, and could happen to anyone). I think dinnerware with a little bit of heft is actually easier for them to manipulate without flipping over/spilling. I can tell these will be cherished items for her whole life! What a beautiful present.


    20 Aug 12 at 12:47 pm

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