A gift from C. Wonder | How About Orange

November 19, 2013

A gift from C. Wonder


As a kid I always hoped the mailman would bring what we referred to as a Wonderful Surprise: something unexpected and delightful that comes out of nowhere. Our mailbox on the farm was at the end of a long driveway, and Mum or I would trek down and open the box. Of course it usually contained junk mail; Wonderful Surprises are rare and elusive, as everyone knows. But the other day I got one!

Now if you want to get technical, it wasn't 100% a surprise. I was aware that some unknown thing was coming, but then I forgot about it. C. Wonder, a retailer I remembered seeing on an episode of The Pitch, had emailed days before and offered to send a gift. Very mysterious. I love mysteries, and if their name is C. Wonder, it could possibly be a Wonderful Surprise.

Yes. It was a box inside a box containing a handmade paper ornament containing... cashmere penguin gloves. Hee, so cute! (Update: the colored fingertips work on touch screens; nifty!)

I looked up C. Wonder's website to find out what else they offer. Apparently they sell happy things.


A selection: Fox sweater, zebra plates, gold ikat plates, zigzag mug, dotted bowl, chevron gloves, bow buckle belt, and orange throw (didn't see that one on my quest for orange blankies). They do lots of monogramming for personalized gifts, too. Browse here!

15 comments:

Grandma G said...

Aww, lucky you!! A Wonderful Surprise! Hmm... the last one I got didn't come in the mail. It came via FedEx, but that counts, too, right? In my book it does, anyway. Oh, and hey... it was from you. :) Thanks again! I should be able to try it out tomorrow. (Yes, I've been saving it just for that special occasion!) ;)

I love Wonderful Surprises!!

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

FedEx definitely counts. And I hope the shipment due to arrive at your place tomorrow is nice! Tell me when you get it!

Grandma G said...

Will do! And if it's not nice... ??? ;)

Jessica Jones said...

I don't know! What if it's hideous!?! Aaaaaah!

Grandma G said...

It might be hideous only in my opinion... or yours. How will we know for sure? I'm the only one who'll get to see it before it goes under the cutter....

Jessica Jones said...

If YOU think it's hideous, that's probably a good sign that I will like it.

Grandma G said...

True. So if I like it, we're in trouble, huh?

Jessica Jones said...

Possibly. Hee hee!

Dama K said...

Oh it comes with touch-screen able fingers. Do they do anything really?
(you two are so cute chatting on the comments! my mom used to call me to dinner on messenger when I was still living with my parents)

Jessica Jones said...

Dama, I didn't even realize those green tips were for using screens--I thought they were just a quirky, fun design. After reading about the chevron gloves, you're right, they're for touch screens! I'll test them on my iPad.

**Runs downstairs. Runs back up**

YES. They totally work. I can't swipe the screen with the white fingers, but the green ones let me do anything I want. THANK YOU for noticing this or I never would have!

Raspberry said...

I just moved 20 minutes outside of Riverhead, NY. The outlets there are to die for. And C. Wonder has a store there! Score!

Anonymous said...

so do we get to see the ornament???

Jessica Jones said...

It arrived a little smooshed so I didn't post a picture. But it was a silver paper bulb made basically like this.

Ms. M said...

Another awesome site for shopping! My wallet needs a break though :)

ciaosunshine said...

How cute : )

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