Christmas Surprise – Or Why It Makes Sense To Marry A Man With All Kinds Of Skills

My husband indulges my love for all things orange (i.e. Hermès), but not only as one would expect. Remember this?

Now he has been at it again.

So we have that box…


Let’s open it!


See that elegant tissue paper? 😉


It is a scarf ring in the shape of a stirrup.


M made it out of chromium cobalt molybdenum, a metal usually used for dental work. He made a wax model himself and then proceeded to cast it in metal.


Here is my lovely stirrup on Hermès Parures de Maharaja 90cm silk twill.
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?



That’s why I can highly recommend a man with technical skills. You never know what he uses them for…


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58 Responses to Christmas Surprise – Or Why It Makes Sense To Marry A Man With All Kinds Of Skills

  1. Sandra says:

    He can now have a third job… 🙂

  2. annielill says:

    OMG…..What a knockout piece…really beautiful!

  3. Mary says:

    Wow, what a lovely husband you have!!

  4. johanob2014 says:

    Very very nice,Birgit!Yup,he’s a keeper!It’s good to have other skills in this economy…lol!Seriously:what a thoughtful,fantastic gift.Love that scarf!!And now you have a piece of M (or made by M!),to wear close to your heart.Cheeky stirrup design!Hehe!(as a theatre nurse,it’s part of the furniture at work…lol!!)

  5. Jane EP says:

    That took my breath away! Stunning.

  6. Ana says:

    So beautiful! The man loves you,B!And the ring looks amazing paired with that incredible scarf.Hermes have such an array of stunning patterns,I always end up staring longingly at their shop window.But I still love perfume more than I do silk.For now☺

  7. Tara says:

    I really didn’t think the contents could live up to that box but WOW.

    Just perfect, B.

  8. Sabine says:

    That’s amazing! Well done that husband.

  9. Darilyn says:

    Love it!

  10. Georgy says:

    OMG, it’s gorgeous! As I said to him ages ago, I would marry him right away, if he were rich and a little bit more handsome:-)

  11. lucasai says:

    Very nice and original gift, definitely made with love

  12. poodle says:

    Good looking AND talented too! That is so sweet of him to have made that. You’ve got a good one there. No wonder Portia is in love with him. 😉

  13. What a wonderful, handmade gift. Enjoy, dear B 🙂

  14. Sun Mi says:

    How gorgeous! (and ashamedly, I had no idea such things existed – but it makes perfect sense). What a lovely and thoughtful gift. You’ve got yourself a keeper!

  15. Nemo says:

    What a wonderful funny and thoughtful gift! Your husband has alot of talents!

  16. anitathepianist says:

    Your husband certainly has good taste and a special talent for pleasing his wife. The gift is lovely and will be perfect with all your scarves..Merci à Hermès.

  17. Suzanne says:

    Your husband is pure genius, Birgit. That is a beautiful scarf ring and you photographed it exquisitely with your Hermes scarf. I have a feeling that if a Mercure store was opened at a Faux Bourg location in Vienna, it might give the venerated boutique at 24 Faubourg a run for its money!!

    Way to go, Dr. O! 🙂

  18. SallyM says:

    Ha! Now I understand the idea of a scarf ring 🙂 What a couple of beauties. I love the idea that one can accent an already fantastic looking accessory – and arrange a scarf so differently. I’ve always been more of a “wooly” scarf wearer, but the idea of such elegance has got my fingers itching to go surfing ….
    And kudos to The Husband – what talent and thoughtfulness.

  19. hajusuuri says:

    Wowee! What a nice surprise – a gift made lovingly. As many have said, M’s a keeper and you’re a perfect match for each other.

  20. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Congratulations on that lovely gift and on that special husband! 🙂
    Does he want to open a business making scarf rings? I bet he’ll be very successful!

  21. Lavanya says:

    What a beautiful and thoughtful gift and that scarf looks gorgeous with it! Dr O is very talented and I’m loving this ingenious use of his technical skills..:)

  22. Undina says:

    I’m beyond being impressed. It’s one of the best gifts I can think of. And thank you for sharing it with us: it is inspiring.

    A side note: I should probably learn how to wear scarves – even if without such wonderful accessories.

  23. Vanessa says:

    Well, this is Love!

  24. Farouche says:

    What a treasure! My scarf collection is very jealous 🙂 .

  25. What an amazing gift from the Husband – polar opposite of going shopping in a desperate fashion on Christmas eve. Aren’t creative surgeons the best!

  26. Vanessa says:

    That is metal fabricating (once the key industry round these parts) at its finest! Did he test out the finished thing with actual scarves?

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