She truly spoiled me this round. She always does, but oh my - my eyes watered when I opened this package. I won't have adequate adjectives, I know. First was the pretty box, topped by lace and a beautiful angel she purchased at a Vintage Marketplace show in California. Isn't this a lovely presentation?
There was a fabulous scented candle, and this pretty dish and a gorgeous bracelet that she made in one of the many fun classes she takes.
This is the most amazing banner, also from a class. The embellishments are wonderful. Look at that rhinestone and velvet trim! There really are an amazing number and variety of classes in California and all along the West Coast, and I know from taking classes with Terry at French General last year that she has an eye for selecting the perfect embellishments from the options provided in a class.
As if all this weren't enough, she sent the most darling, fabulous and lovely doll! Oh me. This one was from a class with Joanna Perotti. It is just the most perfect little thing.
She tucked in some sweet treats inside a bag she decorated for Valentine's Day. Love it!
As you can imagine, I could go on endlessly about all these lovely things I was so fortunate to receive, but I'll show you what I sent her. It was a rather meager package this time, but overall our exchanges do even out (I hope!)
These little pixie boxes are such fun to make, so I made this one in her favorite colors - black and cream. I tried several trims around the hat, but this bit of vintage mink worked perfectly.
Inside I packed a few vintage bits and embellishments - some lace, ribbon, a tiny pillbox, a few of those crazy rosettes that I am so obsessed with right now.
The little Valentine's banner I made in a recent class was included, too. I made another similar one for myself.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the many pretty things, and that they provided some inspiration. Just click on any photo to see a larger version.
Enjoy your week!