Friday, June 26, 2009

Please Mr Postman!

Have you ever waited in great suspense in the hope that something would soon arrive in the mail!? I have! I just did, infact. My highly anticipated package arrived on Saturday.

Yippee!!!

It all started back in April when I did a blogpost about a certain pink teapot. An artist by the name of Deborah McNutt of The Painted Nest mentioned she would like the teapot. After conversing via comments and emails a private swap ensued. So, off went my tatted teapot to live with Deborah on the other side of the country! I had requested a bird's nest with robin's eggs and a robin in exchange for my teapot and Deborah complied most willingly. I have been so excited about the arrival of this bird's nest.

Well, I have to say, Deborah did not disappoint.
She SPOILED me rotten!

I am about to show you a fabulous package! Hold on to your hats, friends! It's going to be a long one! For your blogging pleasure, I have provided some postman music that I thought would be fitting with the mail theme of this blog post to entertain you. I hope you enjoy the following Beatles video I found on YouTube.


Thank you, cotizados!


Ya know, sometimes I wonder if my postman knows I blog about him sometimes, LOL!


Nah!

Okay, friends, grab a refreshing drink, get comfortable, and crank up the music 'cuz here we go!

~*~

I couldn't wait to see what was inside this box! OMGoodness~
Looky at what was on TOP of the packaging!
A Vintage Workbasket Magazine!!!
It's from January 1957! I collect vintage Workbasket mags! Woo Hoo! Good call, Deborah!
It even has some tatting patterns in it!

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Okay, now, what's underneath this?
Oh, look at this divine tag!


Look at all these little packages and the Robin!


I think the Robin was kind of hungry from being in that box for so long because she flew right over to my angel birdfeeder to get a bite to eat! Can you believe it?

Hee hee, I think she felt much better after filling up on some birdie food.

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One of the little packages had this adorable altered notepad in it.

There is a little vintage rhinestone right on the center of that silk ribbon bow.

It's embellished so beautifully!

Just look at the little acorn fashioned out of a real acorn cap and a green pearlescent bead!
This just so happens to be the cutest notepad EVER!

It also just so happens that I adore acorns, hee hee!

See how it opens up?Cute!


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Okay, next is this lovely mini canvas of

....what else...

but a painted nest!

As luck would have it~it's the perfect size to fit on my mini-easel! Hee hee!

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Ya know what else looks cute on my mini-easel?

The divine tag!

See the little bit of tatting she used to embellish it?

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Another little package held these inside:

The cutest little bird tags EVER!!!

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Next, is this pretty pendant that says TAT on it!

Here's a closeup.

Notice the cute little angel with the crown on it!
I love it because I think that Tatting is the Lace of Angels!


I thought this was the sweetest thing ever. It brought tears to my eyes knowing that she would take the time to make a pendant dedicated to tatting and angels just for me!

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Next are these artistically wrapped packages!
What could be inside?


The littlest package had the three little robin's eggs in them.

Deborah molded these herself out of a porcelain type clay!
So cute! I love robin's eggs!
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The last package to be opened was the larger blue one.
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You will not believe what was inside of it!
This BEAUTIFUL embellished bluebird box!


Here's a view of the front side of the box.
Look at the little birdy charm!
The top of the dangles is a real acorn cap!


When you open it up the inside is just as beatiful as the outside!

At the bottom of the box are three little eggs that have a 3-D like effect. The eggs are handpainted on top a nest of grass! So very pretty and very detailed!
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If you like this bluebird boxes, Deborah is planning on making
a series of them and selling them on her other blog:
The~Bluebird's~Song, so stay tuned!
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Thank you, Deborah! I love the box so much!
I thought it would look adorable in a little vignette
under a glass cloche on one of my bird's nest cake pedestals!


I thought it looked so sweet grouped with the bird tags and TAT charm.
What do you think?
The doily underneath is a vintage linen center doily with a tatted lace edging that I once rescued from an antique store.


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And last, but certainly not least, a little nest lay gently nestled at the very bottom of the box.


Just look at this darling nesty with the robin's eggs and Mother Robin!


I thought it looked sweet atop one of my cake pedestals.


Mother Robin is watching so dutifully over her eggs.


I love how the word "Family" is intertwined into the nest.
Just like these robin's eggs families are precious.
They are fragile and need warmth and protection.
A Family needs to be handled with great care!


Of course, I noticed the bit of tatting tucked
lovingly into the nest! So sweet!

Isn't that precious? Such attention to detail.

Deborah built this nest herself!

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Thank you so much Deb!

I am so touched at all the little tributes to tatting in your art pieces for me.

I love all of my gifts and will treasure them always!
Be sure to stop by The Painted Nest when you get a chance!
~*~

It's such a pleasure to share my birdie treasure with all of you! Thanks for letting me play show-and-tell with you today! It's so nice to receive a lovely, heartfelt, and artistic gift from a talented artist and new friend such as Deborah. You should know that the thing that makes it even more special is that I have some place to share it with fabulous bloggy friends like yourselves! If you've made it this far in the blog post I'd love to hear from you so feel free to comment. I love hearing from my blog buddies ~ new and old alike~ ! Newcomers are always welcome, too, so don't be shy!

Love,


xoxo

108 absolutely fabulous things were said:

talia said...

Wow!! What a fun post to read! The items you received are just wonderful, I have a friend that spoils me rotten too, her packages always make me smile. Can't wait to read what else you've been up to! Your blog puts me to shame! I wish I was as good and as fast as you girl!
hugs from NJ,
talia

Jane Eborall said...

WOW, what a swop 'victim' you were!!! Lucky you.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful treasure box you received! Deborah was blessed to get the beautiful teapot you tatted and she blessed you right back with some of the most amazing work I have ever seen:>) Thank you for sharing your treasures with us:>)

Gina said...

I love ALL of it! The acorn and oak leaf have been favorite motifs ever since I was a child. I used to doodle them all the time. All the pieces are exquisite!

Where DO you put all this stuff you get? If you run out of room...you can send some my way. LOL!

Marie Antionette said...

This was just to good...LOL. What beautiful things she sent you and that box is to die for,then the nest,You were spoiled rotton.But you deserve to be spoiled.XXOO Marie Antionette

Lori said...

what wonderful treats you received...Deborah really spoiled you...the bird's nest really is sweet...and all of the extra goodies are so pretty!!!

Barb said...

I can just imagine the fun you had arranging, photographing and PLAYING with all those pretties! LOL! Aren't we just kids at heart? Thanks for sharing those goodies.

Tatskool said...

wowee!, that was some box of goodies. What a labour of love.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how adorable! All of it! What a great surprise! And I have never heard tatting called the lace of angels, but that is a very good description of it. So neat! I wish my sister could see this.

And that teeny, tiny little acorn charm on that one piece was SO cute. I like acorns, too.

Thanks for sharing this. I felt like I was opening the box with you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dolores said...

Well, I must say, that was some special swap. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

NeereAnDear said...

Wow....

I was filled with excitement with each little package....waiting with anticipation to see what treasures were sent your way

How lucky you are to have a talented friend who has taken the time to make such special gifts for you... each so unique .... I really like her sense of style ....

Enjoy your new gifts... and I must say that angel birdfeeder of yours is way too neat..

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Heather said...

O.M.G.... what absolutely lovely creations! They certainly are eye candy... but of course, your teapot was just as gorgeous!

Florence and Mary said...

Oh wow... I don't usually like the whole birds and nest "thing" but that one is AMAZING!

Victoria xx

Clyde said...

WOW.....WOW......WOW...... What an exchange. The items you received are just so delightful and thoughtful. It must have been a great delight opening this package. Her attention to detail is amazing and your displays are perfect.

the wild raspberry said...

the post may be long but~ wowie....it was sooo worth it!!!
each thing you showed just as wonderful as the last. i love it all.
thanks for sharing...
have a wonderful weekend.
chasity

Margie said...

What an awesome post to read the very first thing this morning. You have a lovely way of telling a story and I enjoyed the read. Deborah did a beautiful job and such talent.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

What a box of treasures! Loved them all. That bird nest is wonderful!

Margie said...

What a lovely read the very first thing this morning. You are one lucky lady to receive this from on very talented lady. I must say you have an awesome talent for telling a story. Thanks for starting my day!

Suzie said...

How cool and sweet

The Whispering Poppies said...

Such GORGEOUS and beautiful gifts! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog this morning! =)

Thimbleanna said...

What a great package TattingChic! I LOVE that little acorn idea -- very cool!

Betty said...

I made it ALL the way through because I couldn't miss any of your beautiful little treasures! What a wonderful package of lovely items! Good on Deborah and good on you!

TattingChic said...

Hi Talia, thanks for stopping by. We are both lucky to have such friends to spoil us! This truly was an unexpected surprise to have SO MUCH in the box and the BEAUTY of her work is just amazing to me!

LOL! "Aunty" Jane, you are always such a crack up! ((Hugs)) to you!

Hi Kathleen Grace! Thank you for your very sweet comment! The swap has been a blessing and I've been blessed to be able to share it with so many blog visitors such as yourself!

Hi Gina! The acorn and oak leaf are faves of mine, too! Where do I put it all??? Where DO I put it all, LOL! When I figure that out I will let you know, LOL!

Thank you, Marie Antoinette! I'm glad you think I deserve to be spoiled rotton. It's nice to get spoilt once in a blue moon, LOL!

Thank you, Lori! I'm glad you like all the goodies. Thanks for the comment!

Hi Barb! Yes, we are kids at heart! I think my neighbors think I'm an eccentric because I get packages and then I spend the afternoon in odd positions on my patio trying to get photos, LOL!

Hi Tatskool! That is the impression I got...that it was a labour of Love! These items were definately made with love and you can see that Deboarah really put her heart into it!

Hi Sheila, I am so glad you stopped by! You have probably never heard tatting called "The Lace of Angels" because I'm probably the only one that thinks that, LOL! Those words in the blog post are linked to an earlier blog post that explains how I came to that conclusion when I was 3 years old.

Hi Delores! Thank you for letting me share it with you!

It's so nice to see you "out and about" in blogland, Jo! I'm glad you are feeling better. Thank you for allowing me to share my package opening with you! Oh, yes, the birdfeeder! Isn't it precious? I love angels!

Hi Heather! Thanks, I'm glad you liked all the goodies that Deborah sent to me!

Hi Victoria, thanks for the comment. Isn't that nest cool? I knew she would make me a cool one. She's amazingly talented!

Hi Clyde! "WOW" is exactly what I thought when I got the package! I called her to let her know it had arrived and when I saw how nicely she had packaged everything I told her I had to go take photos of the whole unwrapping process, LOL! I just HAD to share it on my blog!

Hi Chastity, LOL! I am glad you made it through the whole post AND that you enjoyed it. Thank you!

Thank you so much, Margie! I appreciate that you liked the way I told the "story" of unwrapping the package. I love to write and that means a lot to me.

Hi Jeanne! Thank you! I am glad you stopped by so that I could "show" you!

Thanks again, Margie!

Thanks, Suzie!

Hello and Welcome to The Whispering Poppies! Thanks for visiting!

Hi Thimbleanna! Isn't the acorn thing cool? I love the little pearl as the acorn nut part under the acorn cap. I think it makes a cute idea for embellishing for CQ, too!

Well, Betty, I am glad you made it all of the way through the long post! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment, too!

Vinnie said...

Wow!!!!!!!!
Beautiful things.
Absolute treasure.

yarnjourney said...

Everything is so lovely! Deborah is a very talented artist. It is evident that she was thinking about you as she created the treasures. Loved your long post ! It was a wonderful way to start my day.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a fun post! Your treasure trove of goodies is beautiful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU SCORED! I can't say enough about the beauty of each item! You are so lucky! You gave me some good ideas for what I can do with some of the doo-dads I have! Thank you for coming by and thanks for the Beatles! Anita

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness..You hit the jackpot with that box!!! Love your little easel...I have one just like it. teehee. Where did you get that tall cloche??? What a lovely post!! That nest is so charming!! Thank you for sharing all your goodies. Laurie

Tatfully Yours said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tatting Chic, Oh WOW what a wonderful assortment of treasures you received. I just love it all and the pendant is gorgeous. Your post is so enjoyable to read with the build up of what was in each pretty wrapped gift. You sure deserved all the pretties and I am sure your tatted teapot was lovely as well.

Thank you for sharing your joy in a box. Your mailman sure brings you the best packages!!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Betzie said...

OH MY...just wonderful gifts and treasures to keep forever. Nothing like getting a box full of love and artwork! Thanks for sharing!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Vinnie!

Thanks, Yarnjourney! Yes, I agree it was evident she put a lot of thoughtfulness into her gifts. Each piece was made with love and I could tell!

Thanks for letting me share them with you, Grizzly Mountain Arts!

Hi Anita! I'm so glad you got some ideas from Deb's work. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Laurie! Hit the jackpot is right! Yes, we are like little "mini-easel twinseys", LOL! I got the tall cloches at Nordie's Anniversary Sale! They went on clearance!

Thank you, Tatfully yours! I'm glad you like the gifts.

Thank you, Celestina Marie. I'm glad you liked the post. It was long and I'm glad you stayed with me, LOL! You're so sweet and it's so nice to share it with my sweet bloggy friends!

Hi Betzie, I like that...yes, I would definately say that it was a box full of love! Thank you!

Fete et Fleur said...

WOW! What eye candy!! It's all too wonderful. BTW I love your pink teapot too!!

Nancy

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

To all of Sweet Tatting Chic Friends~~~Tatting is something I've loved from a child,but I don't know how to tat:( and when I saw TC's little teapot I just knew I had to own it!! I didn't know if she sold her work or not but I thought I'd ask~~you have not because you ask not~~~so she was gracious enough to offer a swap!! Now Honey that just blessed my little ol socks off!!!I mean it~!!Art for Art~~~LOVE IT~!!!! BUT THE BEST GIFT IS THE ONE SHE GAVE ME IN BECOMING MY FRIEND~~~I LOVE MY PINK TEAPOT AND I'LL TREASURE IT ALWAYS BUT HER FRIENDSHIP GOES WITH ME FOREVER!!! I know how much time goes into tatting and making even a small piece,and I can tell TC puts her love in what she does also. So the love goes back and forth~ebbs and flows~~we just have to know when to respond and then be willing to trustand who knows maybe you'll get a pink teapot.We all have a gift to give~just give it! Thank-you all for all of your sweet comments and I give all glory to the one who gave me the hands to create~Jesus!!~~~~TC IS A REAL GEM AND I TREASURE HER FRIENDSHIP JUST AS, ALL OF YOU~~YOU ALL ARE A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE !!!Bless you All, Deborah

Ladytats said...

Absolutely wonderful TattingChic, you really got a lot of goodies, and your tatting is wonderful too, so each of you got the best of the deal.
have a great weekend.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Oh good heavens! I am overwhelmed with all the special little details, you could just look all day and still find something new!

...and girl...don't you get something in the mail like everyday???

Jen B said...

Amazing! What a lucky gal you are : )
Love all your birdie treasures, especially the nest painting and the nest. Beautiful!

Elyse said...

OMG! GASP! everything is BEAUTIFUL! i love the altered notepad and gosh, everything else. i will be sure to check her links.

one of the very amazing aspects of blogging is receiving little goodies in the mail like this. all wrapped up with so much care. i once received some crocheted towels from maryjane (beehive cottage), just out of the blue, and just burst into tears when i opened the package. it's all so kind.

i'm happy you had all of these fun and pretty packages to enjoy, made just for you. how special!

xo

TattingChic said...

Hi Nancy, it's always a pleasure to have you stop by! Thank you for your sweet comment about the eye-candy and the teapot I tatted.

Hi Deborah. Thank you very much for your very sweet and heartfelt outpouring of bloggy love! I am glad that I have had the opportunity to create a friendship with you, too!

Thank you, Ladytats! That is sweet of you to say that we both got the best end, although I do think that I got the best end of the deal, LOL!

Hi Lady Shuttlemaker! I'm glad you like the post! I feel the same way each time I look at her work! I can't show enough angles and photos to really capture the beauty of her art!

Thank you, Jen! I'm glad you like the things that Deb sent. I love the nest and painting, too!

Elyse, I SO know what you mean about the gifts being wrapped up with so much care and artistically! It's just something very special that we have here in blog-land!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh My!! Yep, I'll have to agree that you have been totally spoiled in the most loving way. What an amazing surprise! My mom always says "When you open your hand to give, your hand is opened to recieve." And that is you!
Patricia :o)

Beckie Holso said...

Wow! That nest is to die for... I can see why you were so excited to receive it. And those other gifties are fabulous too - you are so spoiled =)

Chrisy said...

oh my what a fabulous swap...and you display everything so beautifully! Please come on over for a visit to my mad tea party for fun, games and giveaways!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Well, the tatted teapot you sent Deborah was beautiful, so it isn't surprising she wanted to shower you with gifts. I believe you must be soaking! So many pretty things! The bird, eggs and nest are especially neat!

I also want to compliment you on your restraint in opening those packages, it made your post a lot of fun to read! I would have been in a frenzy with bits of paper whirling around my head!

Thanks for sharing the excitement,
Ann

Joanne Kennedy said...

You sure did get some darling things! I love the picture of the little bird eating your bird seed. So cute!

How sweet she putting bits of tatting in the nest and on the other items. She really did put lots of thought behind the items she sent you.

Very nice.
Hugs
Joanne

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOVED this post and the surprise element. I couldnt wait to see it all. and it was all so fabulous! How lucky are you!!!!Fabulous work by a creative artist!

LiLi M. said...

Deborah sure spoiled you. What a fun and inspiring swap! Thanks for sharing!

Susanne said...

I really enjoy coming looking at all the boxes etc. the postman brings you containing all the different and lovely stuff. I think you deserve it all being such a great blogger.

Linda said...

You sure were spoiled, what a lovely package, I love it all.
Best wishes.
Linda

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Patricia. That is a really sweet thing to say. That is a nice saying that your Mom had.

Hi Beckie! Glad you like the nest! Thanks for visiting!

Hi there, Chrisy! I am glad that you stopped by. I enjoyed your tea-party very much!

Yes, Ann, I am still drying off, LOL! The restraint part was not easy! I just realized that when I saw how much care she had put into wrapping the gifts that I had to show it all!

Thanks, Joanne! I'm glad you liked the photo of the bird "eating" the birdseed, LOL! Thanks for visiting.

Hi, Leigh! I'm so glad you liked the post and the lovely work of Deborah McNutt! Thanks!

Thank you, Lili M! So glad you came by so that I could share with you!

Awww...Susanne, you are very kind. Thank you. I appreciate your very sweet comment.

Thank you, Linda! Glad you liked it.

Rinna Pitsiunelma said...

Amazing treasure chest disguised as a cardboard postbox :)
Everything is stunning, but the little bird tags are maybe the cutest. Maybe they could be worn as jewelry too?

Charlene said...

Wow! Amazingly well shared show and tell, and what an awesome artist she is!!

rochambeau said...

All Tatalicious! And that green pearl acorn!!
WOW
Thanks for dropping by VV's fashion show!

xox
Constance

Sabii Wabii said...

I love the necklace! the nest is pretty darn cute also. Wish the birds out here nested like that!

KathrynAntyr said...

What an amazing box of loveliness. You lucky girl! Enjoy it all. Thanks for sharing it with us all as I loved seeing them.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful package to receive! A great swap!
Thanks for visiting my tea party today! I loved meeting you.
Sarah :)

Brooke said...

ooo mail is the best, especially when they are as beautiful as those treasures! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

kayellen said...

Lots of pretties on your blog:)

Thanks for stopping by my Disney Tea Party!!
We live 40 minutes away from the park and my family has passes so we head down quite often for dinner)and a few rides!

Have a wonderful tea weekend!!!

Nice to meet you!

Smiles,
kayellen

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Oh, I just love goody packages like that! What fun! Thank you for documenting it for us.

Coastal Sisters said...

What a wonderful package full of treasures!

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit :)

LuLu~*

TattingChic said...

Yes, Rinna I guess that WAS a treasure chest disguised as a cardboard box! Hee hee! I like that!

Hi Charlene! She IS quite the artist, isn't she? Amazing!

Very cute, Constance; "Tatalicious". That is a good word to describe it. I'm glad you came by so I could show you!

LOL! Sabii Wabii, I wish the birds out here nested like that, too!

Hi Kathryn Antyr. I'm so glad that you came over to visit so I could share with you.

Hi Sarah! I loved your tea party! Thanks for visiting my blog in return that is very sweet of you.

Hi Brooke, thank YOU for coming by today. I enjoyed your tea party, too!

Hi Kayellen! I'm glad you came by, too! I enjoyed your photos of your tea party at DIZZY~land! You are talented at taking photos.

Hi Karla! I had to share the unwrapping fun with my blog buddies like you!

Thank you, Lulu~*
I'm so glad you stopped by! I enjoyed your tea party as well!

Linda said...

What a wonderful box of treasures...each piece is so pretty and the nest is to live for....gifts from one talented lady to another....hugs, Linda

Heather said...

Sigh... this is what the world needs more of ;-)

Couture de Papier said...

Om gosh these are darling!
Hi I am sorry I missed HPS.I came down with a sore throat and upset tummy today after my morning walk on the beach.. very cool,damp,muggie eck! and foggy on the water today,like a cold swamp?!
I have to have a hystercomy for a cyst? wish I had female friends in 3d world to talk about all this?!
LOL Denise

Kat said...

Treasure! I love getting mail. When I was pregnant all I drew/painted were nests. That box and the nest are divine, and the acorn-pearl is such a sweet idea. Thanks for visiting my tea party.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

What a beautiful gift you have received from your swap friend.
I love the little Robin, nest and eggs.

have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Karen Valentine said...

Isn't Deborah just FABULOUS!!! She is so sweet and kind and generous. Thankyou so much for coming by and having tea with me. Your lovely comments made my day!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cottage Way of Life said...

Reading that post, it felt like I was opening up the wonderful package and discovering all the treasures inside. You are, indeed, spoiled! :-)

Ms. Lucy said...

HI there:) You have a splendid blog- it's gorgeous! I just dropped by to thank you for commenting on my blog (Enchanted by Josephine) and for entering my giveaway. It was great fun and I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great weekend:)
Lucy

Martha said...

Dear TattingChic,
I've lost my address book, so I'm writing you here to thank you again for starting the discussion of the SSSR. It was exactly what I needed for a project I was starting to think of at the time. See my blog for a picture.

And Wow! what treasures you have gotten in the mail, each bit lovelier than the last.
--Martha

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! You did get spoiled, You must have deserved it! what wonderful treasures!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

You are a lucky girl! Its like christmas at your house..What a treasure trove of beautiful gifts!

Hoping you have a beautiful Sunday!
Jo-Anne Coletti

TattingChic said...

Hi Linda! I love that..."the nest is to live for"...I love the positive twist you put on that saying. I don't like the original saying.

Good point, Heather! We could use more gifts of art and friendship in this ol' world!

Hi Denise. I am sorry you are so sick! (((HUGS))) to you!

Kat, that is so cute and sweet that you drew and painted nests when you were pregnant! So sweet, I love it.

Hi Carolyn! Welcome back from Fiji! So glad you came to visit. Thank you for the nice comment.

Hi Karen! Yes, Deborah is just FABULOUS! She's very generous and I'm glad she reciprocated my tatting with such beautiful creations of her own. They are treasures!

Hee hee, Cottage Way of Life! Yes, I am spoiled today!

Hi Lucy! Thank you for your sweet comment. I am glad you came over to visit after I came to your fun tea party!

Hi Martha, I hope you've gotten my email to you by now. I'll try to find that email thread.

Thank you, She's Sew Pretty! Oh, I don't know if I deserved it or not. Deborah's gifts are a reflection of her!

Thank you, Jo-Anne Coletti! I appreciate your stopping by and commenting! I'll let you know how my Sunday is tomorrow! You must be on the opposite side of the planet where it's Sunday right now! Isn't the internet amazing! It's Sunday for you and you're talking to me where it's Saturday...woo hoo!

javajune said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my tea party. I don't know if you remember me but I had the blog musings with mya. I left blogging for a short while and then strted a new blog for my writing and photography. I've been meaning to put a message and link on my old blog. So nice to see you again and your gifts are so wonderful.
xo-mya or jj

LW said...

Wow! What fabulous gifts…
All are treasures indeed..

Thanks for stopping for tea…

Louise

SpiritMama said...

What a fabulous swap!!!

Veronica said...

WOw, wow wow wow wow okay first off that is just amazing. Second wow wow wow simply isn't enough. OH MY GOSH. and I love the way you are displaying them and taking the pictures. WOW WOW WOW you are so lucky but then your tatting is amazing too!!!
hugs V

bluemuf said...

What beautiful treasures she sent you. I took a peek at your gorgeous pink teapot. It is magnificent. I so admire beautiful tatting. It is the one needle art I could not learn.

thank you for visiting my little tea party and have a Magical day

Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I declare, I felt like I was right there opening that box with you. How fun! And I love all the goodness she sent you. xo Lynn

Anne Fannie said...

Oh my, what a box filled with the best goodies I have ever seen! I love that bird nest and those tags!
~Ann

SY said...

You are both very talented ladies. Beautiful, thoughtful gift TattingChic!

Rose Charles said...

oh wow, what lovely swap items!

I bet you are so pleased!

Rose XXX

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Absolutely delightful gifts. WOW! What a treat. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your visit is greatly appreciated. Sending you fairy wishes for a magical day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

TattingChic said...

OMGosh! Hiya Mya! Yes, I remember your other blog. You posted the cutest pictures of your baby with fairy wings on! She's walking now, I see in your new blog. Thank you for saying hello. I enjoyed your Tea Party post! I will add your new blog to my google reader.

Hello Louise! Thank YOU for tea yesterday! I am glad you popped in to say hello!

Thank you, SpiritMama!

Ha ha! Thank you so very WOW wow WoW MUCH, Veronica! You are very sweet and I am very glad that you liked the post. Thanks for sharing that enthusiastic comment with me!

Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping in after I popped over for tea yesterday! I'm glad you took the time to check out the tatting!

Lynn, thanks for visiting. Thanks for being "right there" with me while I opened the box, LOL!

Hi Ann! Oh, your comment is so sweet, thank you! I believe they are the best goodies I've ever seen, too!

Thank you for stopping by, Sy! It's always nice to be paid a visit from you!

Hi Rose! Yes, I am very pleased. It was a beautiful swap!

Thank you, Kitty Kellie. I appreciate the good wishes!

Robin said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the Mad Tea Party. I am so fascinated by tatting. I actually bought an old, red, plastic tatting shuttle (is that what it's called?) recently, but have no earthly idea where to begin. You blog is beautiful - i'll be back! hugs, robin

Dean Grey said...

TattingChic!

First off, I love the idea of an art swap! Sounds like fun!

Deborah totally delivered her end of the deal and then some.

Such amazing attention to detail not to mention all that time it took to wrap everything up. She literally gave you a handful of gifts instead of just the one.

I recommend you sending her a (handmade) thank you note via mail. She was being way too generous and I think it would make her day. It's the least you could do.

Thanks for sharing your new gifts with us!!

-Dean

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful things! Lovely!

Diana Evans said...

holy moly!!! this is one magic filled package!!! wow!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, I was excited for you just reading your post and seeing the pictures. I so love the craft community. They are a lovely giving bunch for sure.

Charli and me said...

What wonderful gifts. Congratulations! Everything is so pretty. Your blog is beautiful.

Jenn said...

WOW!!! such fabulous treats!! I am especially in love with your darling pendant:):) xox...jenn

turquoise cro said...

Everything is soOOOoooOo SWEET! I especially love the lil robin eggs, the bluebird box and the birdie tags~~~TWEET TWEET!!!

The Decorated House said...

Such fabulous treasures!
Donna

*SHeRRy B* said...

WOW! Why cant I EVER get mail like that!
Thank you for visiting with me!

TattingChic said...

Hi Robin, thanks for coming by! I enjoyed your tea party yesterday! That is really cool that you bought a red plastic tatting shuttle! I learned to tat on a red plastic tatting shuttle! I suggest going to www.handyhandstatting.com and purchasing the book "Learn To Tat" by Janette Baker. It comes with a free instructional DVD and is at a very affordable price. Good luck and come back to visit often!

Hi Dean, thank you for visiting. Yes, Deborah was extremely generous with her end of the bargain. I think felt really bad about my waiting for her nest that she felt like she wanted to add some extras. I did my best to let her know it was okay and I am a patient person. While it wasn't at all necessary it sure was appreciated. I have already considered sending her a little something in return. Tatting takes very long to do so something else that may seem like a lot is about the same in proportion to the time it takes to tat something...although, it is very obvious that Deb put a lot of painstakingly detailed effort into each one of these beautiful gifts!

Thank you, Lavendar Dreamer!

Thank you for letting me share that magic with you, Diana! So glad you came by.

Hi Lisa! I couldn't agree more! The crafting/blogging community is a warm bunch of ladies!

Thank you, Charli and me! I'm so glad you came to visit my blog. Thanks for saying hello, too!

Hi Jenn, thanks! What a sweet comment. I love that pendant Deborah made, too!

Hi Turquoise Cro! Your comment was very Tweet! HEE hee!

Hi Donna! THanks for stopping by! Welcome!

Hi Sherry! You need to join an online swap, girlfriend! You will definately get fabulous mail that way! It's give n' take!

Beach Vintage said...

I love the bird gift tags. Congratulations on these fabulous gifts.Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment. xx

KatCollects said...

What a beautiful swap, I love all the sweet things she made for you. I hope you have a beautiful week.
Kathy

abeachcottage.com said...

oh wow, just surfed on in here and couldn't stop looking!

how much would I love to receive that? a lot!

Tracy said...

OMG!! What a splendid box of treats...such spoiling as I've not seen before--LOL! LOVE everthings, each little thing is soooo enchanting. Can't wait to go see those links. And the Beatles...be still my heart! I know what you'll be doing this week--playing with you new gifties ;o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

i cant sew said...

each of those gifts are the most beautiful things i have ever seen. you are so very lucky.
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Shabbyfufu said...

WOW.....what fabulous gifts and well deserved I might add! Thanks for letting me know about the problem in viewing my blog, but I have looked and can't figure out what it might be??? I have a techie geek coming today to work on our computers, so maybe he will know? Enjoy your week, and the gorgeous gifts! ~xoxo~ Janet

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So many cute things! I just love birds.

TattingChic said...

Thanks Beach Vintage! Aren't those bird tags adorable? I appreciate your visit and comment.

Hi Kathy, thanks for visiting! Glad you like all the sweet thiings that Deb made.

Hello "A Beach Cottage". Yes, I'm sure many would love to receive a gift like this. Deborah makes lovely things and I am very lucky!

Hi Tracy! Your enthusiasm is charming. Thank you for your sweet comment. I am enjoying my gifties! ((Hugs)) back to you!!

Hi there, "I can't sew". Thank you. Yes, I do consider myself very lucky, thank you!

Hi Janet! Thanks for stopping by! I wouldn't have said anything if it was happening everywhere I went, (cuz then it's MY computer), but when it only happens at a certain place then I try to tell the person. I love your blog and like to visit there. I hope your technie guy figures it out.

Hi Ele, I'm so glad you stopped by! I actually thought of you and your recent "Tweet Swap" when I was preparing this post!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Wow-what great treasures! You lucked out with all of that loot! I love the little bird-it is so cute. It looks like you had fun with everything:).

Blessings,

Kim

Farm Chick Paula said...

Okay.... here I am a week late for this post and # 104 on the comment list! Jeez! (That's what I get for being late! LOL)
What gorgeous treasures.... you are very blessed to have so many people who love you, Tatting Chic!

TattingChic said...

Hi Kim, aren't they treasures? That is a good word for it. I do feel lucky and I did have fun photographing everything!

Hi Paula! I am so glad you stopped by! Whether you have comment #1 or #104 I am glad you came by to say hello! Thank you!

peggysue said...

That is beautiful! What a treasure you received. Glad I found your blog. I used to tat a long time ago, haven't picked up a shuttle in years.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

First of all, thanks for the video! Too wonderful! The only word I can say about the rest of the post is WOW! She is a generous soul and I am so glad she chose to share with you! Twyla

TattingChic said...

Hi Peggy Sue! Thanks for visiting! That is totally cool that you used to tat! Thanks for sharing that.

Hi Twyla! I'm glad you enjoyed the video! Thanks for visiting. Yes, Deborah is a very generous soul. Thank you for being happy for me.