Monday, 4 October 2010

The Kindness of Bloggers

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!

Toodlepip xxx


Dorthe said...

Oh sweet Liz, you made a beautifull post out of my humble gifts,--I`m so happy , they arrived safe, and that you likes them, dear friend.
I`m still not much good--so you hear later from me,again,-
Big hug back-Dorthe

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely lady she must be.

marble rose said...

Can we all be friends with Dorthe please - come on share the love!!!! What a fabulous surprise! I still say the best forms of kindness are the randoms acts.


(ooh my word verification is BLESSED - indeed you are!

Createology said...

I too follow Dorthe and find her to be a wonderful and super talented lovely lady. Your treasures are fabulous and surprises are the very best! Happy creating...

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Now Liz hun, that is what I call a thoughtful gift!!! Such pretties!! warms your heart that someone took the time and effort to send such a lovely package!
Annie x

VintageVicki said...

Wow :)

You're right Bloggers are wonderful. Have 'met' so many lovely people since I've been blogging.

Andi's English Attic said...

what a beautiful package. I had fun looking at it so can imagine the fun you had unwrapping it. Lovely. xx

Lyn said...

Oh lucky you how nice to receive all those goodies, isn't blogland wonderful!

Sarah said...

Oh lucky you! Still you do deserve such wonderful things as you too are super kind and generous. We all know how you will treasure all these gifts which is always nice. Enjoy feeling the softness of the wood and oogling over the pretties.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
ooooh, what a wonderful package from sweet Dorthe!Everything is just beautiful - isn't it wonderful to have such caring friends? Enjoy and thanks for sharing your treasures.
Have a great week.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I can feel your excitement, Liz! Dorthe is such a sweetie, isn't she? She has sent you such lovely treasures and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create with them.
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Hugs to you,

Serenata said...

Wonderful driftwood, isn't the feel of it so great? Jus sent me a piece last year from a beach I used to frequently visit when younger and I love it. It sits on my dresser so I can touch it or look at it everytime I walk past.

The tags are great, but what about the sheet music that they are displayed on? Oh more of that please.

Debbie said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful friend... and vice-versa!
Everything is just so beautiful and your friend put so much thought into making it a very special parcel full of beautiful gifts... JUST FOR YOU!


Xela said...

Liz da hast du ja wunderschöne Sachen bekommen. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag. Hugs Alexandra

Kelly said...

What pretty gifts! I'm sure she is confident you can make something even more beautiful out of them

Wipso said...

What a gorgeous gift to receive. I can't wait to see what you will do with it all. Please share it with us.
A x

Debra said...

My favorites are the velvet ribbons and the little game pieces. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Lucky you!

Yitte said...

What a sweet gift from Dorthe. Looking forward to the beautiful creations you will make with it.


Anonymous said...

I think you and Dorthe are kindred spirits, Liz. She knows a good heart when she sees it. :-)
Hugs, Diane

harmony and rosie said...

Lucky you - I always say that when I visit your blog - it's so unfair xx