Oh! Oh! Oh! Did a get a HUGE surprise in the post today!! The Postman buzzed me and said "There's a package here for you!" I went down and this is what I saw ...
|Isn't it a pretty package!!|
Wow wowee!! Everyone could tell it was a Valentine! I hurried back so I could see what was inside. It was sooo pretty when I opened the box up! Not only did I have to remove packages plus a smaller heart box to get to the big heart box, but when I saw it at last, it was just beautiful!
|Because there will be sooo many pix, I made little collages.|
|I finally got to the Big Heart!!!|
Ooh, so pink and pretty! When I lifted the lid, goodies, upon goodies, upon goodies!!! As I was pulling items out it seemed like they were never-ending!!
|Some of the goodies-and chocolate!|
Of course when I opened the bag with chocolates in it, I just had to sample!!! Yum!!!
|Look at that beautiful vintage necklace! And the brooch!!|
So many goodies to see! The necklace was such a surprise and not only that, but a beautiful vintage rhinestone heart brooch!!! And can you just glimpse a peek of someone's famous garland???
|A famous Holly garland just for me!!!|
Honestly, by this time, I didn't know if I should laugh in glee or cry in glee!!! A beautiful Holly garland in lovely pinks with red-such pretty buttons all in between. I have admired them so much whenever I saw one on someone's blog pix. And now I have one!! (smiling while doing a little happy-dance) (There is also a pretty white hearts garland to put up or use in crafting!!)
So many pickies - vintage buttons, candle holders, doodads, sparklies, trims held with pretty pink clothespins, cupcake toppers, heart magnets, shiny glass eggs, cute buttons, a pink glass bell, pink glitter, tiny chenille flowers, a pretty pink round picture frame, a large honeycomb snowflake, vintage valentines ... did I forget anything? It was like Valentine-CHRISTMAS!!! I was so excited to see everything. I love my sweet garland which will go up in my craft area, and the beautiful vintage jewelry that I most certainly will wear.
I have to send a huge thank you to Holly for all of these wonderful gifts. I feel so blessed to be able to swap like this with such a wonderful partner as Holly! I hope this will be the beginning of a long friendship for us, even though we are miles apart! And thanks also to our lovely hostess - Erica - for thinking up this absolutely delightful Heart Box Swap!! I also feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful blog circle of generous, talented, creative, and sweet ladies who plan and do these nice things, especially for a newbie like me. I have received a great deal of happiness since I "came on board". I feel like, as we all read the blogs in our lists everyday, that it's almost like we are all in a huge circle, holding hands, as it stretches across this nation and even across the "Big Pond" to unite us in our crafting and creating, and every day lives. It's just wonderful and I'm a happy person for it.
Again, thank you Holly of Cutie Pie Cottage and Erica of Golden Egg Vintage. I am very appreciative!!
Until next time ...