Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lovely Mail

Over the past two weeks I've received some wonderful things in the mail. I thought I would share my goodies with you!

My blog friend Kathryn, from Australia, sent me some beautiful, shabby chic treats! There's a pretty tissue holder ~ perfect for my purse ~ and a key chain that I'll hang on my bulletin board. Left click on this photo to see a close up of the postcard she included. It features her sweet little Matryoshka dolls.

My favorite piece is this pretty wristlet bag ~ I LOVE it!
Everything came packaged in a shabby chic drawstring bag!

Kathryn even included a chenille stuffed bunny for my grandbabies! Charlotte loves the blue ribbon that Kathryn used for the bunny's bow! She also sent me a tiny koala ~ he's clipped to my refrigerator and he reminds me to pray for my new friend, her family and her country. Australia, as I'm sure you know, has had a lot going on lately and they definitely need our thoughts and prayers.

Towards the end of last week I received the goodies I ordered from "The Little Pink Studio" . Cerri has some wonderful treasures for sale. I bought some cute little girl stickers, some silk ribbon and velvet flowers and a little bundle of dotted swiss fabric.

Look at the little button and chocolate bar that she included. They say "Everybody needs a Little Pink" ~ how cute is that!

I did a swap with my blog friend Kimberly ~ she lives in Canada. She sent me bibs for my grandbabies!! I love them and I love her packaging for them! They're called Brown Bag Bibs. Kimberly decorates a bag with matching fabric and presents the bib inside of it. She sent me four ~ two girly bibs for Charlotte and Penelope, a sporty bib for Elijah and a red & white maple leaf print to remind me of my new friend to the north! Look at the little card she included ~ it's a photograph of a chair and some brown bags. I need to make some kind of personalized notes for myself!

Here's Charlotte modeling her bib ~ but it looks like she's eyeing the mermaid bib, which is the one I chose for Penelope. Maybe I'll have them share.

Finally, I received a sweet note from my dear friend Tisha. We go to the same church but have managed to miss seeing each other for a couple weeks. She sent me this just to let me know she was thinking of me. She is a watercolor artist and this little note is a painting of a butterfly bush ~ it's probably growing in her backyard! Bill bought me one of her watercolors for Christmas. It's a nest and it's beautiful. I'll have to try and photograph it so I can show it to you all.

Mail is seldom much fun around here. It's mostly junk mail and bills with a few magazines thrown in to keep it interesting. But the past two weeks have been delightful! Thanks to each of these women for sharing their talents with me! It made me smile!
Charlotte was here while I was taking pictures of all my goodies and she was smiling too!


Goat Creek Grandma said...

What wonderful items to get in the mail. Makes those days almost feel a little bit like Christmas only better because they are unexpected.

Take Care,

Shelley said...

Hi Marie,what lovely things you recieved from your friends..thanks again for the surprise I recieved in my mail from a dear friend(smile). I always love seeing pictures of your precious grands....


CozyCoops Corner said...

Love all your goodies Marie ~ the bibs are adorable and I love that bag! It's so fun to get those kind of packages in the mail! Have a great day !

Kelli said...

Gorgeous goodies! I love that pretty bag!

our shabby cottage said...

What a spoilt lady you have been lately Marie! Charlotte is so cute!