Saturday, August 8, 2009

debi thought of me

Recently I took part in the I Thought of You swap hosted by Stephenie at Just a Little Bit Pink. The premise of this organized exchange was to buy things that made you think of your assigned swap partner. Stephenie advised that we tell our partners what colors we like, what items we collect, and to gather inspiration from our partner's blog. I was thrilled when Debi and I were paired-up because it was GASP at first sight when I saw her blog, Life in My Studio. Debi and I share similar favorite colors and collections and I knew that shopping for her would be like shopping for myself -- only more fun -- and it was!

Today my package from Debi arrived! {You may click-to-enlarge any photo}

The parcels (sounds cuter than "packages," doesn't it?) were wrapped so sweetly.

So very Marie!

Ooh la la!

Debi enclosed the prettiest card with the nicest note.


This prettiest box filled and topped with millinery flowers in my favorite colors is especially meaningful because in one of the first posts of Debi's I read, she used this decorative paper in a project and I went bananas over it. She gave me the product info and I ordered some at once.

I blogged about swooning over these at Brimfield.

Gosh, months ago I blogged about a photo of bottles oxidized over time to a lavender hue, and wanting to begin a collection. I have one now!

Vintage wallpaper in pretty florals

A stack of beautiful fabric squares, a glass flower frog, a full box of vintage clothespins and China plates!

As I began to put my new treasures into piles, the trims and toppers from once-wrapped parcels looked so lovely that I had to do something with them ... immediately!

Well, no, I didn't use them to embellish a gown ...

I prettied-up a lampshade. {Kind of like children playing with the empty boxes on holidays!}

THANK YOU so very much to Debi for thinking of me and assembling the most delightful box of beautiful treasures! Thank you also to Stephenie for organizing this brilliant swap!

Blogging has touched my life in so many heartfelt, creative, generous and wonderful ways. For this I thank and am thankful for all of my blogging friends.



blushing rose said...

What a generous parcel with gorgeous gifts. Lucky you! Enjoy! Particularly love I love the creativeness of that card.
TTFN ~Marydon

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

Sweet Elyse, I know you won't sleep tonight because you will be up playing and creating with all your darling goodies from Debi! Look what you already have done with the lamp shade! I have never seen such a gernerous, sweet and thought out package of sweetness in a swap! I am sure without a doubt, you did the same for her!

Love you dear!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

such pretties you got!! love those bottles:) what a cute idea for your lampshade ♥

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Elyse.. I dont think i can stop gasping! hehehe.. so many beautiful pretties to drool.. looks like someone is on cloud 9.. hehehehe have a great weekend!

Sandi said...

AMAZING parcel of goodies! You are very fortunate! Enjoy all your treasures~

icandy... said...

Hello there, Elyse!!

How have you been lately? You must be overcome with joy after receiving that fabulous parcel! They are such sweet and beautiful treasures...and they were packaged so tenderly, enjoy them all~ I just know you will put the rest to very good use!

Happy almost Sunday! :)


Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Elyse thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. Looks like you were very spoilt with all those treasures and I will have to pop over to have a look at your Etsy store too. Take care Carol

debi said...

Elyse, I'm soooo glad you are enjoying your gift. You are such a fun person to shop for.
And I can't get over your creativity! I LOVE the lampshade! You cute and clever girl!
Hugs, Debi

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my goooosh, goodness gracious. Now thats a parcel! What a lovely gift.Enjoy every little bit of it.

Unknown said...

Just look at all those gorgeous goodies!! WOW Elyse! You hit the jackpot! And each and every thing is just perfect for you! I love the lampshade too :) I just love pretty packaging :) The wrapping is a gift in itself!

Love ya,

Rebecca Nelson said...

I just don't know ANYTHING about these swaps. I feel sooooooooooooo dumb!

Help Me, Ronda! Oops...Elyse! xoxox


LiLi M. said...

Ohhh you were spoiled rotten! I love everything too, but the most important thing is; You did! Have a lovely Sunday!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous swap to be a part of! I love it! Debi did a beautiful job as a swap partner. That card is amazing! I love those big wooden bobbins with the way she used them to hold trims held with the pretty glass top pin! Oh, I have always wanted some lovely old Lavender hued bottles, too! Lucky you!!! :)

Theresa said...

Wow! What a gorgeous, thoughtful and extremely sweet parcel you received in your swap! I would have passed our with all that beauty:) Have a blessed day!

Lori said...

ooooooh Elyse...Stephenie really chose the perfect partner for you...Debi sent you things that just scream "Elyse"...everything is so pretty and sweet...i love her pretty packaging too, that always makes opening up the goodies so much more fun...i know you are just giddy with all of your new the lampshade...eeeeeeeeeeps!!!

Claudia said...

Oh.My.Goodness. Wow! You will be tinkering with these lovelies for a long while! Congratulations, sweet Elyse!

koralee said...

How lovely...I am amazed at the detail in the so pretty...your heart must have been fluttering as you saw those beautiful things...lucky girl!!! So happy to read your sweet blog. Will be back for sure!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Well, you hit the jackpot, didn't you? All those little "parcels" looks so cute, and such eye candy it's making ME swoon too!

Its So Very Cheri said...

What wonderful gifts. I want the little ballerina girl.

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Its So Very Cheri

Stephenie said...

You are right, Debi really sent you some beautiful treasures..What a pretty package... I'm really glad you enjoyed the swap..I thank you for joining...Hope all is well..

cottage farm villa said...

oh yes, parcels does sound sweeter than packages ! :) you are a very lucky girl to get all those gorgeous little goodies in the mail...have fun!

ps. your photos on your blog recently have been just lovely!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

What a perfectly pretty swap!! it looks like a treasure. I know you must love every bit of it!!
♥ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Everything was packed beautifully! She really did thought of you :-) Very sweet I should say. I know you'll be making lots of pretty things out of these. Just seeing the lampshade with those trims from the gifts makes you really think - yup, she is gonna make really really pretty things :-)


fairiemoon said...

OOOOOooooo! Treasures! What fun! I especially liked the little bit of Disney humor! HA!

Erin :)

Pearl said...

What beauty we create we humans. I love it all. Especially the card.

Rue said...

Good morning Elyse :)

What a gorgeous swap! Everything is so sweet, but those bottles are absolutely precious :)


{oc cottage} said...

Christmas...AGAIN! WOW! The awesomeocity of all the froo foos is off the Richter Scale of cuteness!

m ^..^

Cottage Flair said...

Oh my gosh. That has to be one of the most beautiful packages of goodies I have ever seen! You are one lucky lady! Great creations too!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Mercy, what a pretty sight. She adorned everything so beautifully, & gifted you with pretties to use as your own adornments. Sweet, sweet pinkness.

Martha's Favorites said...

Just love the gifts you got from the swap. They look so pretty. Thank you for visiting my blog, I have been a regular of yours for a while. Your blog is well worth the trip! Thanks, Martha

WandarArt.Stitch said...

Hi ,
Your art. work is Beautifull!!!

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness!! I am so jealous of you and Debi right now!! I saw both your swap goodies and I am still drooling, my laptop is starting to fizz and spark!! You both did such a wonderful job!! Enjoy your goodies!!

Gypsy Fish said...

Be still my vintage your stash!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Elyse, you deserve the Queen of Swaps title! You give and receive the PRETTIEST gifts! The packaging is as fabulous as the contents. I had no idea swaps could be so wonderful until I saw your blog and those with whom you swap! Wish you could sit with me on my vintage blue chairs, sip coffee with me, meet my neighbors and browse through magazines with me. If you're like me, there would be little sitting and lots of creating once we were inspired by the magazines!

HiHo said...

wow,wow,wow you lucky girl.your shade looks fab. I always like visiting. heidi

Laurie said...

What a great swap idea, and your treasures are so beautiful!

luckygirlgifts said...


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Elyse... what a gorgeous package you receieved from Debi. You can tell she chose them and wrapped them each so carefully. This was such a fun swap and it is so much fun to see what everyone has given and received.

xoxo Heather

Anonymous said...

Wow gorgeous packages and wonderful treasures! And such pretty colors! Love the bottles and that card she made is just beautiful. Lucky you!