14 February 2010

Get a little love

And now the treats I received from Nicole! She sent all sorts of love all the way from Arizona, including her handcrafted masterpiece of a box, painted and decoupaged and covered in vintage ephemera and millinery. What an artist. I wish I had thought to put a tag inside the box I made. I'll remember that for next time. I am in love with that rhinestone buckle.

I knew from the minute I saw the box on my doorstep that I was in for something special. She even made the outside of the package adorable. The wrapping of all the individual bits and bobbles inside was almost too pretty to open. Lots of black and white and red ribbon with vintage buttons and tags.

Inside the box was a host of hand-picked treasures. Nicole even found a romantic embroidered hankie with my initial H.

She also included this tiny framed Be Mine? altered art piece, and a multi-media angel with glittery red wings and a jar of kisses in one hand.

Nicole clearly figured out how much I adore the color black, especially combined with all shades of white and cream. She gifted me several spools of ribbon, a jar of the loveliest old buttons and this pretty black millinery flower.

Thank you so much, Nicole! I so appreciate you taking the time to put together something so heartfelt and specially-tailored just for me. You really are an artist and a kindred spirit. Hope you, Chucklebutt and your kitties have a happy Valentine's day.

To see all the participants in the Amour swap, visit Cathy's blog at http://treasured-heirlooms.blogspot.com/. I can't wait to settle in and peruse them all myself. What a wonderful first swap experience...hope I can do another real soon.


Lisa said...

Super! I know you are so excited to have your new goodies! This has been so much fun! I am off to see what you sent!
Hugs, Lisa

Vera said...

Such lovely, beautiful things! Wow, you must have been just bowled over to receive that package. She really went all out on everything. Love how she embellished the outside of the box!

Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Olivia Paige

Shirl said...

Hello, so nice to meet you! Happy Valentines Day! Wow your gifts that you received are just beautiful! I love seeing the different ways all the heart boxes have been decorated! Enjoy your day of visiting Valentine Amour Swaps, this was so much fun! A big thank you to our sweet hostess Cathy!
Have a Happy Valentines Day.
Blessings to you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Secondhandrose said...

The box you received is really special. Happy Valentine's day.


Karee said...

It looks like you both had fun getting to know each other and finding creative ways to decorate those boxes. Both of them looked so cute!

the sassy beach said...

WOW! What fun this was! I had a blast! Can't wait untill next year to do it again
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
hugs sassy gail www.thesassybeach.com

Meg said...

Great Swap gifts you received! Good Job all around from everyone involved!!!! Meg

Shabby Shan said...

What beautiful goodies you received and sent! This swap has been so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

stephanie said...

Such pretty goodies...It was a fun swap, wasn't it...

Nancy said...

Both of these Posts are just delightful! This has really been a wonderful event. Thanks for sharing both of your Boxes!!


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