Friday, 1 July 2011

Oh boy, did I get a surprise!

And it all started with just a few tiny little numbers. Price tags, to be precise. Most of you will know Julia of Vintage with Laces, her creations are absolutely to die for, drop dead gorgeous. Well, a little while ago, she showed some vintage price tags on her blogs, and I commented on them and wonderful woman totally out of the blue offered to send me some. Can you see me refusing her offer? Nah, lol, of course not. When I said that they were perfect for Green Paper's vintage glue book course which I am going to do whilst in France, she said that she might have a few more bits that would be good for that................

So, instead of a little envelope with a few little price tags, I received a big package! Oh, and an envelope as well, lol, because she found something else to send me after she had already sent the package. But of course the postal service being what it is, both arrived at the same time. And I was thrilled to bits!

But see for yourselves, because I am going to unwrap it all with you alongside me -

Carefully wrapped little treasures -

One of her beautiful tags -

with my initial! She always adds the most perfect little personal touches -

I was totally overwhelmed when I started unwrapping all the beautiful little parcels -

So many gorgeous paper goodies, perfect for the vintage glue book, just like Julia said -

And these are the little price tags, which started it all -

Aren't they just the cutest little things?

And what was in the little envelope? A real beautiful little treasure, old copper initial stencils, with my initials. both my proper full first name, and the shortened version as well, what a precious gift -

Isn't she just the most wonderful friend a blogger could have? I have said it so many times, but it is true and can't be repeated often enough, bloggy friends are the very best! Thank you so much, Julia!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, toodlepip xxx


Linens Lace and Lattes said...

hi - OMG....I love how your friend displays her lace and trim. What a good friend she is - you are a lucky girl! Have a wonderful weekend.

Debby said...

What a wonderful friend you have.
Now you have to show us what you make with all those goodies.

donna!ee said...

how awesome. i agree with you about creative bloggy friends, they're the best!! :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Julia has shown just so much generosity with her parcel for you Liz. It is full of the most useful and pretty items that you will be able to use in your Green Paper vintage glue book. All those tickets, pictures, fringings and lace - it is all just so gorgeous, not to mention the dear little tag. She is a very
sweet friend too.
Have a great weekend,

sonya said...

Wow!!! She is SO generous! What a wonderful friend she is! Your goodies are fabulous. Each and every one! And her creations are always very beautiful.
I can't wait to see what you do with all these treasures!

Kris said...

She must treasure you :)
What a great gift!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

That is so generous of Julia - isn´t she just the sweetest. What a great package Liz. I´m sure your gluebook will be wonderful.
Love those little price tags too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Tina

Xela said...

Wow was tolle Sachen meine Liebe!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
isn't Julia just the sweetest? She sure knows how to spoil a girl:)
Enjoy all your beautiful treasures!
Can't wait to see your GB pages.
Have a great weekend.

Kasia said...

Oh these gifts are stunning indeed! WOW Isnt she just the sweetest? How generous! :) These are as lovely as the heart of your friend.


craftattack said...

Wow, how fantastic! Enjoy! Valerie

harmony and rosie said...

Such generosity, I'm off to see if she'll be my best friend too !!

Madison said...

Beautiful and very generous.

Madison xxx

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Liz, I'm glad you liked the package and hope you'll have fun putting your glue book together.
Now I have to tell you that our mail lady brought your package this afternoon. YOU ARE TOTOLLY CRAZY, GIRL! Wonderfully crazy though :-).
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs to you,

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Liz you must have been in heaven opening all these lovely treasures, So many perfect things for you, Enjoy playing with all your new toys in your gluebook.
hugs Lynn

Dorthe said...

Hi Liz -oh what a wonderful packet from dear Julia, she is a sweetheart, I love the little collage and the spools with beautiful laces and ribbons-and all the funny little papers- the initials in cobber are gorgeus, I have also been gifted with my own- :)
Have a great evening, Liz.

Bunty said...

The price tags alone are gorgeous! What a great surprise to receive - you lucky thing. Enjoy your goodies.


Suz said...

UNREAL!!! Another place to check out!!!