A little while ago I was lamenting the fact that I had never found any pieces of driftwood on our beach, and my lovely lovely friend Dorthe offered to send me a few pieces. I should have known that Dorthe wouldn't just send a few pieces of driftwood, but I was not prepared for the wonderful package which arrived for me today.
As soon as I saw this gorgeous piece of vintage wallpaper on the top, I just went "ohoh, what has she done?" and my heart went all bumpedibump
Now does this look like just driftwood to you? NO, not to me either
Alright, this is driftwood, but look what she has wound round the pieces, laces, vintage ribbon, stamped ribbon, velvet ribbon beautifully embellished with sparklies -
And so many pieces of the most tactile, smooth pieces of driftwood, omg, the wonderful things I want to do with those pieces -
See this? I would think this has come from an old game. I love the colours, the illustrations, just the feel of these gorgeous old pieces -
And what about these little tags? Aren't they the sweetest? Printed on vellum has given them such a magic quality -
Pretty velvet ribbons in lovely colours and sequin embellishments for me to use in projects -
And the most precious thing, a beautiful handmade tag with a lovely message from Dorthe attached to it -
It now hangs next to the tags which my wonderful blogger friend Diane sent me a while ago -
The shelves they are hanging from are next to my computer desk, so I can see them all the time. I do love being surrounded by bits and pieces from my blogging friends, it makes me feel close to them.
It just makes me smile so much when I think about these gifts, that somebody has gone through all the trouble to put together such a thoughtful package, made something so special, spent so much time, parted with such lovely things, and all just because. I adore this wonderful, generous, genuine woman so much and her friendship is so precious to me. And Dorthe, one day we WILL meet in person and I'll be able to give you a great big hug! All I can do in the meantime is say THANK YOU!