Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beautiful Things......

I get some of the prettiest stuff in the mail. I call them "surprises". I usually know they are coming but I always am still surprised..Surprised by people's thoughtfulness and how hard they try to make something that I will just love, and I do! I got some great surprises in the mail in the last few days and I just have to share....
First of all, for this months Enchanted Ornament swap, the theme was snails and my partner was my friend and the hostess herself, Valerie...She sent me some of the cutest snail stuff I have ever seen...My two favorites are the snail pincushion and the tea holder with the snail on it...Be sure and click on the picture so you get a close up...Her little tags are so fun.....












Here is the snail package I sent her......












I also got an amazing package from my new friend Karen in the Summer Tote Swap. She doesnt have a blog yet, but will soon...She actually was worried about this bag...I adore it! Bright colors and pockets and zippers....I already have my things in it and used it for the first time today. I love big bags in bright colors...She sent me some candy and nuts from Oregon, some fuzzy pink fabric because she read I like pink ornaments and thought I could use it, (I can, I can) A matching wallet, a dish towel in a bandanna print for the Tumbleweed Trailer and a red white and blue bag she made too...Karen, Olivia has claimed that bag...She adores it, and I couldnt say no! Look at all this stuff!












Thanks again so much Karen, it all is just so special and fun!

Last of all, I won a giveaway at http://hollylovesart.blogspot.com
WHOOPIE!!!!!! I had just recently found her blog and was especially admiring her beautiful art aprons...She uses a lot of pink too which I love, and MERMAIDS! She was celebrating her 300th post...I was thrilled to get an email that I had won.....She had put together a sweet little mermaid package and now it is mine.....yahaha!
The cutest little stuffed Mermaid on a stand and a really soft and pretty needlecase....












Two cute little pins, I have a thing for pins on my denim jacket and I am love with these.....











And a beautiful mermaid canvas that Holly made.....I love the color and the image!












Thank you so much Holly for the beautiful art pieces.....If you havent seen Holly's blog, go look...it is really fun and it has lots of beautiful pictures and ideas....Happy Summer!

14 comments:

Julie Harward said...

That is quite the haul...lucky you..have fun with it all :D

Jenxo said...

what a wonderful blog post. you recieved so many lovely goodies, peoples generosity is wonderful....

like you new blog look too , wonderful..jenxo

joanne lendaro said...

What fun packages!!

Little Messy Missy said...

Great package!!! I love going to the mail box now!!!

Yarni Gras! said...

oh how fun! I love my snails too...I hope your tea wallet comes in handy with your camping trips :-)
As for the others, you got some sweet goodies....I adore the mermaids!

Maria said...

OMG so many wonderful things in your mail box, lucky you.
Your bag from the swap is gorgeous.
I love your new header photo.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Melinda,
Wow you've had a good mail week! I am so thrilled that you love the package I sent! Thanks for the sweet post too! Hope you're having a wonderful week! I have been busy working on prototypes for my next classes and also a new doll... I've moved on from sewing Mermaids and making Marie Antoinette dolls!
Hugs,
Holly

Barb said...

You did get some fun stuff in the mail.....yepeee

Jenny said...

What fun! I would totally send you something but all I seem to be able to make at the moment is a mess.

Sigh.

Kristin said...

Such purdy things!!! I love all of your "surprises!" Thank you too for your sweet comments - they really mean a lot! Oh, and I love your new header! Kristin xo

Jacque. said...

I love getting surprises (even if they're expected) in the mail, too! Always fun to open and find the treasures. Great lot of fun for you here!

Diana Evans said...

holy smokes!!! you sure got some amazing things!!! how wonderful...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, you have received more stuff in the last week than I get in six months. I guess it really pays to join or sign up for contests. And those snail swaps make me almost like snails for a change.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh how fun for you! And, as your usual role of the "giver-of-all-things-great" what a nice thing it is to be on the receiving end, huh? You deserve all this and much, much more!