Thursday, January 22, 2009


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Hello there every one; I hope you are all having a great evening.  OK  I have had my goodie box for a week, but wanted to wait to show every one until my Sweet Partner had received hers, and she posted about yesterday. My Valentine partner was Michele from Treasures Teacups & Tumbling Rose Cottage.  

Michele sent me such a wonderful box of beautiful things. They were all wrapped to sweet  she took such care to pick each thing out just for ME!  How luck I felt when I opened the box.  Now if you have not been to her blog you really should. I  so enjoy reading her posts about her family life, her decorating style is so wonderful.  She does posts on  Tea and what you fix with it.  I have mad such a great friend in her, Michele has a very kind heart, and it shines through in her Blog. So go and visit her and read some of her amazing post, and great photos you won't be disappointed.

Ok now on to the gifts..................................

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Don't you just love how she wrapped each lovely gift......

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Sorry this is a little blurry, but it is the most beautiful pin, she made this one, I just love wearing pins I have quite a collection.

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I adore this Vintage looking Heart, I have it hanging on my Teacup Shelf, on a peg it looks so pretty there. Like it belongs there.....

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I also collect old Hankies, and she sent me this sweet  blue and white one, with some tags and  a very sweet note she wrote me..

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Also in the box was two kinds of tea and a very Lovely  tall Teacup, which I have used a lot, Love the teas..  I am a Tea nut the green ribbon has gold letters saying Tea all around it, how cute is that.

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Now inside this gorgeous box which she made, were two rose floating candles, and two floating heart candles.  Guess when I am going to use this babies.......   that's right  Valentine's Day... an that is all I am going to let you know.......   sorry.  lol

I have the pretty pink box sitting on my side table in the dinning room, looks so pretty there.

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And last but by no means least, this packet of beautiful rose napkins. I just love them, I have a great use for them,  I have a tray that I use when I make my Tea, and it is really not very pretty, so I am going to use some of these napkins to decoupage on it, then do a good seal so it will last. I can't wait to get started on it, I will do a before and after for you all. 

Quilt Projects 011  And this is what they all look like together. Is it not just the most  beautiful  collection, for the Vintage Valentine Swap. I so love it all.   Michele  I thank you so much for the gifts and the time  you took to make and pick out each one for me.  I am so honored to have met you and now I have a great new Friend .  You know that it is not just the gifts from Swaps that I sign up for, but the I get the most out of giving to some one , and then the best part is getting to Meet a new Friend.  It is a wonderful way to get to meet someone you have not met yet and their blog. I am getting so many blogs on my Favorites that it takes me so long to visit you all, but I do try to get to you all. 

I also want to Thank  Heidi from foxgloves  fabric and folly.  She has done such great job on Hosting the Swaps, this is her  third one, and I  have joined for her fourth one. So you should stop by and check it out, and join in the fun. At the top of my blog is a tag of the swap and then go check it out at Heidi's blog to see what it is all about.  You will love it and her blog............

Well I  had better stop now, this is getting real long...  Gosh I hope you all are still reading this, and did not give up before the    I want to Thank you all for your visits and the kind comments you left me, I hope you enjoyed reading my post and my photos until next time.....   God Bless;




Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Alaura! Lucky you ~ what beautiful swap goodies!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Connie said...

Just beautiful, sweetpea! Isn't it exciting to get something in the mail you've been anticipating???? Wooohoooo......

Lola Enchanted said...

you lucky lucky girl!!!

kathy said...

such a sweet swap - I too love tea cups and pots and tea itself - very lovely - have a great weekend - Kathy - ga

A Romantic Porch said...

That is so wonderful...such beautiful gifts. I will have to find her blog. I've never met her. xo rachel

Shelia said...

Morning, Alaura! What great goodies you've received! Congratulations, dear one.
Thanks for liking my rug.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Alaura! Wow, what a great selection of gifts, all soooo pretty! She is one talented lady, I'm going to check her blog out! Thanks for your comment on my pantry redo! No hubby didn't notice until I pointed it out to him; he said "Oh I did see red paint in there, what color was it before?" Hugh! Men!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, jeannette

Cathy said...


You are one lucky girl. Look at all those yummy treats you received in that Swap.

They look delicious!

xo Cath

Carrie said...

Wow you lucky girl you got some great things. I would love your recipe for pecan pie my email is thanks!

KatCollects said...

Beautiful pink swap items. Happy Pink Saturday.

TattingChic said...

Those are some lovely gifts you got from your partner! How sweet! How fun for you!