Sunday, 29 March 2015

Mail at the Cottage

It is always such an occasion when the yellow post office car arrives outside our gate. We get very little mail at our cottage in France. No junk mail, hurrah, just the English mail our son forwards to us regularly and the occasional much loved little package from a bloggy friend. 

The first piece of mail to arrive at the cottage after our arrival was indeed such a package :-), a birthday gift from my sweet bloggy friend Marie of Lost Bird Studio

This sweetly decorated little bag...

contained these two little packages, beautifully wrapped - 

Oh my, just look at those gorgeous dangly bits, teasingly poking out of the wrap -

This is the most beautiful soldered charm I have seen Marie create, I really love the image she used and the soldering is so beautifully done -

She also sent me something to play with, some enamel tags, yay! -

I think I may use that beautiful charm to make an assemblage necklace with. I have some rosary chain bits and some rather lovely beads........

And because it kind of fits in with the photos of the beautiful religious charm and because it is Sunday, I thought I'd also post a photograph of a beautiful statue of Christ outside a home in Luzy, the closest town to us where we have a couple of supermarkets and a regular Friday farmers market -

Have a wonderful Sunday, toodlepip xxx


angie said...

such beautiful pictures !!! I wish you a nice Sunday !!! everything from love angie

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz,
what a most beautiful charm from our dear Marie,-it is so wonderfully soldered, and the charms Marie added are all so lovely, she is a master in soldering and creating amazing pieces.
The enamel tags are wonderful,too- Liz, I`m sure you will create something beautiful with them-
How lucky you are to be able to see that Christ statue on your tour to town ,it is beautiful!!
Sending you sunday hugs dear friend.
Dorthe, xx

thel day said...

What beautiful mail to receive. It is so well created. Thanks for sharing the Jesus statue on this Palm Sunday. Have a Blessed day. xo

Analia Cristina said...

Very beautiful and sweet idea!

Rhonda said...

I am always in awe of Marie's talents.
Lovely statue of Jesus, Liz.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A sweet lovely post. Love the Blessed Mother image made up so special. Thanks for sharing an special Sunday photo. I love other countries style in most all things.

Betsy said...

Marie made you such a gorgeous charm! I love the Rose Effect in the soldering, such creativity that girl has! I have a few things I am making a necklace out of similar to this! The pictures of the Statue of the Savior are so beautiful... it takes my breath away! The contrast of the red ivy and the green ivy is so gorgeous, and you KNOW I always love images of the Savior. Thanks so much for sharing them all!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh you did receive a most gorgeous charm of the Madonna created by dear Marie. She is so gifted in these creations and you are so blessed to receive one from her dear friend. Yes I can see it hanging from a vintage rosary strand of beads too!

Such an amazing statue of Our Saviour in Luzy on such an old building and surrounded by that most amazing red colored vine.
You are so very fortunate to have all of this old architecture and shrines so close to your home.

Enjoy and cherish this beautiful gift dear friend,
Charmed love!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Liz a belated Happy Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day, these gifts are so lovely and beautifully made.