Thursday, December 18, 2008


Just one week ago while visiting one of my favorite blogs Shabby Scraps, I read Tiffany's enjoyable post Shabby Scraps Shame. Scrolling down I saw a small bottle filled with glitter, beads and a small pink bottle brush tree; its cork cap covered in glass glitter; the bottle tied with a pink satin ribbon with letters spelling out wish. I GASPed. I’d never seen anything like it and immediately emailed to see if it was for sale. It was!

Feeling guilty about buying myself a treat during the holiday season I got up the nerve to ask Tiffany (Shabby Scraps Boutique) if she would be interested in a swap, and if she wasn’t I would put the bottle on my Christmas list. I was thrilled when Tiffany agreed and even more excited just days later when my package arrived. Thank you, Tiffany for all of the wonderful treats! Everything was packaged so beautifully. I had to take lots of photos to share ...

Tiffany sent many surprise treats all tied with ribbons and garland. Look at the card she made!

As adults we don't often get surprised with a box full of sparkly treats. How much fun to find all of this. I began to "play" immediately ...

I tied the letters to some twine and displayed my card. I love how the roughness of twine can offset things from getting too-too girly (in my home).

Why yes, that is another Bonne Maman jar filled with candy canes (beside a Vlasic pickle jar!).

I tied ribbon to the snowflake and hung it up to add a little sparkle.

And of course the beautiful jar. So seemingly simple yet so creative, inspired and special. Thank you so much Tiffany. I will treasure all of this always! (I hope you receive your package soon!) xo


Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse! I love what you did with everything, and I am so glad you enjoyed your bottle and goodies, it was so fun to swap with you! Merry Christmas~
xoxo, tiffany

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wow! Love all of the wonderful glittery Christmas delights! Hope you have a Christmas filled with sparkle.

Cathy said...


I also saw this beautiful jar and gasped. I am so happy you own it now! A perfect holiday treasure.

Thank you for posting this lovely.

xo Cath

Lori said...

Elyse, i am so glad that you popped over to visit me...because now i have found you and your adorable place in blogland...i added you to my sidebar and reader, thanks for adding me also {i added you as "cottage", i hope that is correct, if not let me know}...what a sweet swap you got from Tiffany, the little bottle is darling sweet!!! i scrolled down and read a bit of your blog, your creations are really cute, i love your colors and how you see things...i will be back...have a Merry Christmas!!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet Elyse! I am doing the happy dance for the wonderful award you have bestowed upon me! I have admired that award of yours! Thank you so mcuh for your kindness! Your blog is so uplifting to me and I enjoy my visits. You are clever, sweet and kind!

Thanks Bunches Elyse!


Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Awww , how sweet Elyse!

There's something about the word "wish" , that brings out the "little girl at the top of the stairs feeling" :)

Its that hopeful "wish" to believe in a loving , faithful Season! As Christmas always is and somehow keeps reminding us...

what a sweet gift! Happy Holidays Hun, xox ~ Cynthia !

Unknown said...

What a lovely post! I love all those photos. SO fun and wintry and festive! :)

Amy C said...

adorable things and you can never go wrong with sparkle

Glitter & Bliss said...

Good morning!! I just wanted to say thanks again for the award. I posted about your wonderful blog today. I put my new award on my sidebar, and it looks soooo cute. I love the smoke coming out of the chimney.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elyse, that is such a dainty little wish jar! What a delightful treat for yourself and all of the sparkly goodies are extra special, too.

Becky said...

Tiffany is wonderful! I had such a good time talking to her at Silver Bella, she was one of my favorite people there.

I bought a cute jar from her too! I'm on vacation now, but am looking forward to it being there when I get home.


A girl has to have some sparkle in her life! Always. That is soooo cute. Those jars feel like your looking into a magical little wonder land to me and I love all the little extra surprises she sent you, that card is beautiful and the dishes that you have are so pretty, wanna swap those?? PLEASE, LOL.

Wendy said...

I love that little jar! It is so sweet. What a fun swap!! (And even us grown-up girls need a little sparkle now and then!)

Wendy said...

Okay, I know I just left a comment, but I've had a chance to look through a bunch more entries and just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and will be adding it to my daily reads...thanks for the inspiration.

luckygirlgifts said...

That was sooo smart, I just bought one. I also wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I truly appreciated them.
Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Wow some wonderful are a special girl. They all look darling in your home. You have a very sweet blog!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Elyse; I really love the jar with the sweet tree inside. It is really a sweet piece. How sweet of her to swap with you. I just love that about blogging friends, each is so willing to help or swap or what ever it may be. I just love it.

Merry Christmas


VA Boutique said...

Oooohhh a wonderfully glittery Christmas!
Everything looks wonderful.
Merry Christmas to you.

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Just stopping by to say Happy Holidays! Everything here looks so sparkly, I love it! Hope you have a great holiday!
~Angela :-)

Barbara Jean said...

Good choice on that wish jar. It is adorable!
Off to check out the rest of your site.
Barbara Jean