Doni, I am ever so happy to call you a friend and will continue to enjoy our little banter that we have going on between the miles,
chatting about new vintage finds and our love for lace.
You and I would cause an earthquake if we were to go lace shopping together ! lol
Thankyou so much for spoiling me rotten with soooo many beautiful things in our swap.
The pile kept getting bigger and bigger.
The postman even laughed as I ran like a crazy woman from across the street when I saw the box under his arm !
I have never checked the letter box so many times a day ever !
So who would like to see what I received
in our swap ?
Lace, lace and more lace !
I have plans for these little bottles when pansy season begins.
I can just see them on my kitchen window sill full of pretty blooms !
Everything was wrapped up in pink and blue.
There were doilies that I opened that were full of pretty buttons and another that was full of lacy splendour.
and then I lifted this pretty out of the big cardboard box of friendship.
I could hardly wait to see what was inside !
'Pretty maids all in a row'
and then it got even better when I unwrapped this soft, squishy bundle of joy.
A sweet heart made with my friend's own hands.
Trimmed with vintage lace and crowned with a stunning diamante button.
A gift from the heart speaks volumes.
No store bought gift can ever compare.
I will treasure it always Doni !
and then as I picked up my paper frenzy mess off the floor these little tags fell in my lap.
Perfect for my scrap booking or my floristry portfolio (I have just realised that I haven't shared that with you yet !)
I love a pretty bow
especially a pretty silk one.
Of course it was in just the perfect shade of peachy pink !
and then last out of the box came this floral box FULL of wonder
wait for it........
When I lifted the lid I was squealing in delight and didn't know what to look at first. I never expected in a million years so receive so many glorious gifts. I was so touched by Doni's generosity and I have smiled every day since receiving it.
Well they were still in their original plastic bag and had never been worn and were a beautiful sunny yellow colour.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE !
Little yellow envelopes appeared with bits and bobs in them.
Buttons, lace and a little vintage book on calf raising. A sweet piece of the country from where Doni lives. I loved that !
So who would like to see my new buttons ?
and I can't forget these pretty little flowers !
My parcel of friendship in it's entirety
Doni and I are both running a story on our lace swap this week.
Join her for her weekly blog post featuring her lovely collections followed by a linky party for all to join !
You will find Doni's blog FAITH, GRACE, CRAFTS full of beauty and inspiration. Join her for Pearls and Lace Thursday this week and see for yourself.
Doni is not only a fellow creative soul and kindred spirit but also a really lovely lady.
Thanks again my friend xo