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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May Day Swaps

A decorating group I belong to decided to have a May Day swap. We all love roses and decorating our homes and there is much talent in this group of women! Anyway, my partner sent me the items picture below. She has truly out done herself! I was astounded opening the box!! So let's go look............

First of all this little box. Shirl covered it in a pink and white toile - just gorgeous! Then she added gimp, lace, roses, ribbon and pearls. Stunning.

Now you see the top of the box.

This is the inside of the box - more roses paper.

The "box" came in a big box and inside the BIG box was this: chocolate chip chunk cookies, white chocolate with flakes of coconut and teas.

Every chickadee needs tags, sheet music, darling little note papers, cards with velvet ribbon, lace and embroidered ribbon.

Then, oh my, look at the sachet of ribbon embroidery on its front, a bag of lavender and a pink shimmery bag.

Ephemera, vintage cards, lovely note paper, pretty prints to hang.

A scrap of lovely roses fabric.

Ribbons - blue ribbon, pink ribbon and pretty polka dot ribbon on a small spool, blue rick rack, pink ribbon with hearts, pink crepe paper and embroidery floss!

Two little vintage ballerinas and a tag with a porcelain rose on it. Oooooh my!!

A bouquet of little spring posies.

Little note cards and a darling little hang tag.

A teddy bear card, some lovely papers with women on them and some with cherubs and fairies on them.

Some more little note cards with blue and yellow and another cute hang tag with another porcelain rose. I'm sooooo impressed!

And then this little card of buttons......looking like little pink sparkly diamonds.

Okay, I'm off to finish off the cookies and white coconut chocolate. Trust me, it won't last long!! LOL

I am so honored to know this lady - Shirl. She is a sweetheart and more than generous with her talent. Thank you, my sweet friend!