Friday, August 21, 2009

a story for pink saturday

Once upon a summer, there were two bloggers. One liked to tinker while the other liked to sew. After many comments admiring each other's handiwork the bold tinkerer uttered the magical words ...

Would you like to swap some of your hearts for some of my clothespins?

The two friends happily agreed to send each other packages once the busy-ness of the season began to wane. And they did.

Here is what I received today from the very dear and multi-talented Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.


Claudia packaged everything like a dream. Pinks and blues, prettiest papers, and sweet surprises!

~ SIGH ~

Receiving this was a real bright spot in a very worrisome day. My six year-old spent the day at the ER for breathing problems due to an upper respiratory infection. He is fine and home now. Thanks so much also to Sharon for being such a sweetie while I was online and nervous.

I truly adore it all!

I think I shall name the little figure Millie for Mockingbird Hill. What do you think?

And the friends blogged happily ever after ...

Claudia is planning a little swap post of her own. Please tell her Millie sends her love and wishes her a very happy Pink Saturday!


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The Old Parsonage said...

I'm early for PS, but so glad that I'm visiting now. What a great swap from Claudia. I love to visit MBHC and here too.

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful package to get. Really pretty things.

Anonymous said...

Elyse so glad your little boy is doing ok!! Those times certainly are scary for mommies!!

Love the sweet sweets you received from Claudia!!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh don't you just love Claudia! I hope to met her someday when she comes back to CA to visit The Barn Sale in Temecula! She is sure a sweetheart and shared some special things with you Elyse! What treasures! I am sure you sent Claudia a darling package to!!!

Oh Elyse I am so sorry to hear your littlest son was sick and in ER. Sending prayers your way! Bless all your hearts!

Love you,

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Elyse you luck duck! those are such lovely gifts! no wonder you swoon! beautiful package in deed! Happy PS

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

.......swooning here, too....
and look at the fabric in the heart - it matches your blog perfectly!

i just love Claudia, too!

happy saturday...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: I am sending a prayer up for your little guy.

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse!
I am so sorry about your son!! THat must have been so scary, my goodness!! I am so glad he is home and doing better! Poor baby :( It is just the worst when your kids are sick. Sending you AND him big hugs!!

I LOVE your new pretties!!! The heart is just perfect! And the clown Charlotte is too cute for words and arent this vintage boxes the best? Love it all!!

Big Hugs,

Karen said...

Oh Elyse, what sweet post. Isn't it all so fun?
I want to host a swap for Fall. I'm not sure what or when, but I'm thinking about it. I've never done anything like it before. Maybe before the big Christmas MAYHEM? What do you think?
Hmmmmmm . . . the brain cells are overactive tonight!!!!! my last night of vacation. I am ready to go home after one month!!!
have a great weekend!
Karen - some days are diamonds

stefanie said...

wow, sooooooo pretty! glad your baby is doing good, scary.

Claudia said...

Oh, I had such fun swapping with you, Elyse! You are the best and I'm so glad we are blogging friends! Your post is lovely - and I want to say hi to Millie...we miss her here, but know that she will love being in your home!

So glad your little one is better!


Drawn to The Sea said...

What a wonderful goodie bag. Mercy, such a sweet gift. And nice that it came at a time you needed a lift. So glad your son's ok, respiratory issues can be so frightening.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend,
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

Unknown said...

Look at all those fabulous goodies! I love it all...the colors, the frog, the figurine, everthing!
What a fun swap!

Have a great weekend! :)

~TattingChic ♥

Theresa said...

What a wonderful gift from your friend! I am sure your gift to her was just as wonderful as hers was to you:) Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful swap! LOVE IT!

Hope the little one is OK and on the mend.

And YES... countdown to coffeee for sure! Mine head back on the 9/2 - you?


Scrap for Joy said...

A great example of a perfect swap! Both of you are so talented. I'm sure you wer both so happy with your treasures. Glad your little guy is OK.

Lori said...

and here i thought i was a swapping fool...i think you have me beat now Elyse...what a fabulous bounty of swap goodness...i am swooning right along with you...i LOVE that sweet dolly...and the little pillows are just so sweet...

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful package of goodies! So glad to hear that your son is ok! That had to be scary....

Just Me said...

How fun! Yes Millie is a good name! Those treasures are wonderful! Happy PS. Please stop by and visit me!
Hugs and Glitter! Patti

Lisa said...

What a happy little box! I know you are tickled pink!:)


Hello, just leaving you a comment as I've so enjoyed looking around your site and reading your lovely posts. Great pictures too !

Thank so much for sharing them and I hope you have a fab weekend (well, the rest of it anyway...)!

Best wishes to you

Beatrice, Bea, Bibi--That's me! said...

Great package! I love the story and the pictures and you new little friend is so darling. Happy PS!

VA Boutique said...

Aaahh such a sweet tale & such lovelies.
Hope your little one is feeling better now.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your package!

~ Gabriela ~

Lisa said...

Oh Elyse!! I love Claudia too! You got a fabulous gift!!! Hearts??? I see tons of really great stuff!!! Can't wait to see what you sent her. I'm sure it is as great as you always send the best stuff!!!
Hugs, Lisa

ps love my new pencil can!! It matches my pink one!! Now I just need a desk to put them on! I can put it in storage with all my other furniture!! hehehe

Beth said...

Millie is a perfect name. I'm sure she will be happy in her new home.
Hope your son is doing better.

Leslie said...

Oh, those are true treasures! Happy Pink Saturday!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm so glad your son is okay, Elyse! How scary! Your gift is just lovely. She is indeed the sweetest gal.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sweetie~ What darling things Claudia sent you. So glad your pumpkin is home safe & sound!Have a restful weekend.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely package to receive. Thanks for sharing your treasure trove with us. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Elyse. What a wonderful package from Claudia. She is such a wonderful person. I would cherish that box forever, and Millie I love. That is the perfect name for her. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday. Sorry to hear about the problems with your son. That is no fun, been there done that years ago. Take care. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Claudia you a crafty girl! and Elyse your goodies are amazing too.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Completely swooning over those little pillows. And so glad your little guy's okay!


Unknown said...

Elyse, I want to thank you so much for your comment on my blog post today. It meant so much to me!! You are truly one of my favorite bloggers and I am so happy to know you!!

Unknown said...

What beautiful pink things you get. Todas son muy hermosas, que gran trabajo el de Claudia.
Happy Pink Saturday.

fairiemoon said...

What yummy treats! I hope your son is feeling better. Those ER trips can take quite a toll!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Erin :)

Natasha Burns said...

oh what a lovely package! I love the idea of calling her Millie :)
glad to hear your son is ok now, what a scare for you

shabby*vintage*dreams said...

WOW!! what a gorgeous load of goodies!! You lucky thing!

Cottage Flair said...

What a wonderful package of goodies. So beautifully put together. Glad to hear your son is okay.

Anonymous said...

That must have been exciting to open and find all those lovely treasures...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I JUST put up a New Post...
Have a great day,

debi said...

Oooooh! What a pretty swap gift. So many pretties....swoon!

I hope your son is okay. What a scary thing to have happen.
Hugs, Debi

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What lovely treasures to cherish. Claudia is very thoughtful. Thank you for following us. You have such a beautiful blog! Twyla

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I am getting to you a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday. Seems like the day just got away from me.

The sun was out in the afternoon and all day today, so with all the rain we've had, I went outside to play.

As always, it is a pleasure to come here to see what you are sharing and what you've been up to during the week. Thanks so much for making my weekend all ♥Pink and Pretty♥

LiLi M. said...

Good to hear that your son is doing well again, what a relief! That swap package is so sweet! I think Millie is the perfect name for that beautiful doll!

KatCollects said...

I love the little hearts she made you. What sweet surprises you received. I am glad your little guy is doing better.

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Elyse!

Claudia is a miracle worker--what beautiful basket!
I just love her!

Thanks for sharing your friendship!

love, kelee

ps. stop by for the $100 Hobby Lobby giveaway!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Elise,
I like your fairy tale post. What a pretty swap filled with so many treasures.
Sorry to hear about your son, but hope everything is okay now.

♥ Rebecca

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I went to look at Claudia's blog. It looks like she loved the pretty treats you sent her too.
♥ Rebecca

Unknown said...

That is the cutest little pink fairy tale! Sweet stuff for sure! You lucky girl you!


Stephenie said...

What a pretty package..It's filled with wonderful little treasures.. What a cute little story to.. Hope all is well..


What pretty swaps!! Your a lucky girl (; I loved Jennifers new cottage, I couldn't stop looking at it, LOL, it's exactly the direction I was going for the bunkhouse that I have so it was good inspiration for me! Thanks for the visit.

LaurieStar said...

Hi Elyse - I didn't read this until now. I'm so sorry about your son. Is he still doing okay? I hope all is well. That's scary.
I love your swap items! I love those hearts! :)