Friday, July 8, 2011

Beautiful things and such thoughtfulness ~

I can't help myself.....I absolutely love everything pretty!!!
Of course, you know I love rusty, chippy and old
(plus busted, jacked up, unloved) too but
pretty supplies always make me smile ~

I entered a giveaway a few weeks ago at Junkin' Gypsies and
didn't really win but look what these precious girls,
Jill and Lemay, sent to me anyway!!!!!

A beautiful handmade journal, that has the most gorgeous ephemera
stashed away inside....I love that they used glassine envelopes for several
of the pages ~ they hold sweet images and treasures!

And a precious, wooden treasure box filled with more wonderful goodies!

Look at the gorgeous seam binding wrapped around the tags.....
such thoughtful packaging, don't you think?

Beautiful antique buttons and you know how much I love watch faces!!!

A precious strand of beautiful, old pearls....a sweet pin....and wonderful old coins ~

I love mica flakes and look at this teeny jar they're in!

A couple of small vials filled with buttons and teeny rosebuds ~

Can you see the beautiful image gifts through the glassine envelopes?

Jill and Lemay, thank you SO, SO MUCH!!!!
So many precious gifts you've given me ~
I absolutely love them all dear friends!!!!!

My mom and dad stopped by for a weekend visit a week ago
on the way to my brother's house in NC.
They came back through Atlanta and stayed overnight to
break up their trip back to their home in the North Georgia mountains....
and I just have to show you what they brought me!!!

They visited a mill outlet of some kind on their journey and
found me gobs of wonderful cotton lace ~ just the kind I love too!!!!
They've seen my artwork and I guess remembered my taste :)
I won't tell you the incredible prices they paid for these 'cause you might cry
but I'm just so thankful to them for thinking of me!!!!

My creativity has been a teeny bit stifled this week.
I've been getting Noah ready to go on a summer youth trip to Florida
and it seems the studio keeps getting shoved to the end of the line
but now he's on his way to fun and sun
so maybe I can finish a few projects!!

Oh and did you guess the word of the day?
Why do I overuse certain words??  :)

I hope you have a beautiful Friday my sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Sweetie Dawn,
what wonderful gifts from everywhere.
The cotton laces are so beautiful, and so are all the sweet gifts from the Gypsies, and so lovely packed,- love the box and book .
Thankyou for the beautiful bird image, dearest Dawn.Just had time for a little visit, the little darling is here till sunday :)
Love and hugs,Dorthe

The Old Parsonage said...

Well Dawn

I think that teeny is a great word:) And boy did you "win" even if you really didn't - boyah! What wonderful thoughtfulness indeed!Everything is beautiful without even doing anything with it - can't wait to see what you do do with it.

Enjoy your weekend!

Theresa said...

Wow, you have so many goodies... I have to go back and look again! Lucky girl:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Now, see - I liked the word "gobs" of lace , teeny, and whatnot treasures that have been a feast for my eyes this morning. So many creative adventures ahead for you - and me, now, too, with such inspiration!
Miss Kathy

Vee said...

What attention to detail from Jill and Lemay. It makes me want to try harder in my little craft room! Sweet gifts all.

And when your mama gets it (and your papa is just along for the ride ☺) must feel so validated. Because it doesn't matter if the rest of the world "gets it" if your parents don't. I love that gift of laces. Precious, precious because it represents so much more than lace.

Have a happy kid-free (?) day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Dawn! It looks like you were a winner after all! : ) Love the book and the box. The box gives me an idea to redo the box I was doing for my granddaughter that got kind of messed up. I will have to look for one of these at Michaels and decorate it for her instead.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
You are so cute! I totally didn't even notice you overused the word "teeny" but I am smiling at you right now because I do that all the time ~
What awesome lace!! I would love an outlet like that ~
Ohhhh and beautiful win too!


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Wow! Awesome things!

Lorraine said...

Am popping in for a visit Dawn! What lovely treasures. Yes, your parents certainly do know your taste - love the lace.

Anonymous said...

Aww, I love that little bird :) He reminds me of the ones that come and visit my balcony :D Such a beautiful post :)

Barbara Jean said...

beautiful treasures Dawn.

I love them more than a 'teeny' bit. =)

barbara jean

Sandi said...

BEAUTIFUL treasures Dawn and I love that lace too! You will make beautiful creations with it I know!! At my sons again so your blog popped right up for me! YAY!! :)

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Sweet Dawn!
Yay!!!I am So Happy you Like our Little Treasure Box! Your Support and Encouragement have been so Appreciated by Lemay and I! This is only a Small token of our Gratitude! Thank You Again Sweet Friend!
Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend! I don't know where this Week Went!
Hugs from
Jill and Lemay!

Vicki said...

What sweet treasures! Your parents outdid themselves too!

Theory said...

dawn you need not apologize for putting your family first as it should be, that is setting a great example to other bloggers. so glad you have your mom n dad n what a suprise you got. so happy for you. hugs from me. have a blessed summer enjoy your family you only get one chance. my cousin lost her precious daughter two years ago n that is her prayer for all other families is cherish them while you can.

Cheryl said...

What a lucky & loved person you are!


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