If I could recommend anything to give a good friend or a wife or a sister I would recommend two of my favorite things. One is a design book and the other is a Christmas CD.
This is one of my favorite quotes from the book.
"To express the things of the spirit in visible form" It's my belief that our spirits are most
honestly expressed not by sofas, curtains, and carpets, but by the stack of favorite mysteries and gardening books on a side table, flowers on the windowsill, or porcelains displayed in the dining room. These "telling details" - our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks- say the most about who we
are. They are as honest as a diary." Charlotte Moss