Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Alexandra Day Part Deux

Judging by your comments yesterday, you quite liked the goodies Alexandra sent me, yes? Alright, so that is somewhat of an understatement, lol, just kidding. You LOVED it all! You can imagine how I felt. But, as I said that was only part of it. Because she couldn't fit everything she wanted to send into the bag, there was also the treasure outside the bag! I am just going to shut up now, and let you see the photos. You'll be gobsmacked. Promise.

Look at it, all this !!!

Of course you want to see everything properly, don't you? Here goes. A gorgeous Eiffel tower heart with a proper Eiffel tower charm -
It just so happens that one of the guest bedrooms in the cottage is done in blue, so guess where this is going to live? Yep, you got it.

A piece of THE most beautiful sea green embroidered silk. I wish I could capture the colour and sheen properly, but its so difficult -
Then there was this intriguing little package -

and inside? This -

Isn't that just exquisite?

What about this beautifully wrapped little something?

A sweet little tag with some original ephemera and the sweetest little trim, and inside -
I think I might frame these, because they are so pretty.

And yes, there is still more, unbelievable, I know. This little package felt as light as a feather and I was so intrigued as to what could possibly be in it. Well, feathers was a possibility, lol. But instead of feathers there were these -

Tiny sparkly diamante jewels. I didn't dare breathe in case I huffed some off the table. I found an old pill box of mine, stashed away since my student days in the early 70s, and put the beautiful diamante in there for the time being.

A sweet little music sheet envelope filled with religious medals-

The prettiest pink lace -

Another fab envelope -

With -

A PARIS bag, woohoo -

with -

This one is soooooooo beautiful, so delicate -

And another pile of amazing ephemera -

They all seem to be church records, like birth/baptism records, wedding bans etc. Marvellous.


I am planning on making a wall hanging for the French cottage with some of the beautiful pieces Alexandra has gifted me with. But that will take a lot of planning, because I want to do those beautiful things justice. So don't expect anything in the very near future, lol.

Now I am off to try and find ribbons for my tag for the Tag Tuesday challenge over at Kard Krazy .

Toodlepip xxx


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

OOOOOOhhhhhhhhh,what can I say!
Just GORGEOUS.Liz you are one lucky
Lady!! Enjoy all your tresures and have a wonderful evening.

Sarah said...

Oh me oh my!! Love it all and no wonder you do. Those little sparkly diamantes are so precious and those are the sweetest flowers ever. Oh lucky lucky you! Have fun making a wall hanging with those treasures.

Bunty said...

OMG, what a fabulous swap! You lucky girl, you - so many gorgeous goodies. I would love to be involved in such a beautiful swap with such a generous partner. Enjoy your goodies.

The Other Barbara D! :)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

oh that´s a wonderful swap Liz. everything is so pretty. Love that sea green fabric. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing swap.
xo Tina

Jenevieve said...

What a gorgeous swap to receive! So many lovely things! :) x

marigold jam said...

Wow again! France must be empty now so what a good job some of it will be returning to your place in France!


Dorthe said...

Hi sweet friend,
another wonderfull day,with all your gorgeus things, unpacked.There truly is lots of fantastic beautifull items here, and lots to play with in the future.
Have a happy evening, dear Liz.

Createology said...

Absolutely amazing all of the wonderful treasures she has gifted you. I do believe you will do them all justice in your most creative way. Happy week to you...

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz, WOW I visited both posts and everything is wonderful. I love it all. You sure received the most wonderful gifts. Every detail is there for you to design a gorgeous wall in your cottage. I know it will be beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. Always so nice to see you. Happy Holidays to you and best wishes from Texas!

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Magic Moonlight said...

Thank you! I appreciate you visiting, and leaving such a sweet comment. ;),have a nice weekend! Blanca.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

All these goodies are just wonderful too, Liz! It will be great to see what you will create with them. Have fun making plans and working on that special wall hanging!
Have a lovely day!

Juanita Tortilla said...

Oh my I just WANT to run my fingers along that embroidered silk to feel all those bumps and curves.

Green thumb said...

..sorry Liz..but did Mr Postie deliver with a lorry all these fabulous goodies?!

Xela said...

Liz meine Liebe du hast wunderschöne Fotos gemacht. Danke :)
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend.