Wednesday, 23 March 2011

You want to unwrap this package with me?

You all know the feeling when the postman hands you a package, the excitement, the giddiness, the looking forward to unwrapping a little treasure. Well, I am going to share the excitement with you, tehehe. As I said yesterday, I knew this package was on its way to me, sent by my wonderful friend Dorthe from the Den Lille Lade blog. If you know Dorthe and the beautiful things she create, then you will understand why I was so excited. She is such a kind person, and the wonderful woman remembered my birthday! So, ready to start unpacking? Here goes -

When I opened the box I saw that whatever gift lay inside was protected by a layer of vintage dress pattern paper

Once that was lifted out carefully, I found this -

Have you ever seen a prettier envelope? And inside that gorgeous envelope was this card -

Just look at the thoughtful little details -

And then there was an OOOOOOOHHH moment, I found a little package underneath the envelope, wrapped in a music sheet -

with the prettiest tag handmade by Dorthe -

OMG, inside the package was ...........................

one of Dorthe's amazing mermaids!!! -

She is so adorable and I can't wait to take her to the cottage in France, where she is going to live amongst the sea shells in the bathroom.

You'd think that would be quite enough to make any birthday girl a very happy bunny, I certainly thought so, but there was something else in the box, another beautifully wrapped package -

I was really speechless when I unwrapped the gift inside, I honestly couldn't believe that she would send me...............

SWOON!!! Look at this most exquisitely made angel! You really have to see one of Dorthe's angels in real life to appreciate the fantastic workmanship and the amazing details. Photos are nothing compared to seeing the real thing

The details really are quite astonishing, aren't they?

And here are my two beauties together -

I am so lucky to have such a generous, thoughtful, dear friend in Dorthe. I am sure most of you gals already know her, but if you don't you really really want to visit her blog.

And to you, Dorthe, I am sending the biggest thank you hug for these gifts, which I will treasure always.

Toodlepip, xxx


Jeanie Callaghan said...

Lucky you! Dorthe is quite an artist.

Pink Princess said...

BEAUTIFUL gifts, all of them. Love the Angel doll ( I collect angels ) and the rest is so lovely. Enjoy :)

Greets from Marian

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure you will enjoy those lovely gifts!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday. These treasures are breathtaking and so very special. But is Dorthe!

Anonymous said...

Dorthe has magic fingers, doesn't she, Liz. And a big heart! Aren't we blessed to know her!

Hugs and kisses,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I can understand your excitement, Liz. Packages from our sweet friend Dorthe always contain the most wonderful gifts. They are not only gorgeous pieces of artwork but also come right from her beautiful heart. I love the creations she had sent you. Enjoy having them in your homes!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lizzie!!! Hopefully you had a wonderful and sunny day.

Big birthday HUGS :-),

cri-cri said...

wow ... I don´t find words for such a gift ...I´ll visit her blog because she has such a talent ...great women at that point !!

suziqu's thread works said...

Happy Happy Birthday Liz!
You have been truely blessed by the hands of a most wonderful creative and heartfelt artist, Dorthe, in receiving such a gorgeous package of tags and dolls. These are gifts to treasure forever!
Birthday Hugs, Suzy

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Happy Birthday,dear Liz!
Ohhhhh,what a gorgeous package from sweet Dorthe.I saw the teaser
but had no clue who the lucky Lady was:)Enjoy your beautiful treasures
and thanks for letting us unwrap
the package with you.
Have a wonderful day.

Robin said...

Happy Birthday Liz! Your package from Dorthe is full of beautiful creations made by her loving hands, she is such a sweetie. Have a wonderful day.


Dorthe said...

Dear Liz, thankyou so much for this beautifull photo-trail of my gifts- and your dear words to me,-
I`m totally blushing with all those sweet things said about me,here-from all this lovely people.
You are one of my precius friends .

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz, What a wonderful gift package from such an amazing artist. Happy Birthday to you. I know you felt special with those wonderful treasures.
Have a great weekend and sending birthday hugs to you.
XO Celestina Marie

Vicki said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Liz!! What a beautiful gift from Dorthe. Thanks for sharing with us. It was so fun to open with you.

Home and Heart said...

Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS!!! How sweet!!