Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Serendipitous Altruism. . . Wow! Thank you so much Bea! (holee)

Yesterday I came home to a package waiting on my doorstep. . . the contents of the package unfolded the most beautiful treasure box i've ever laid my eyes on! I think you'll agree!

My friend Bea of Bea's Hive made this and I am so grateful I cannot believe the detail and how textile it is! The carefully placed stitches and ribbons. . . silk ribbon embroidery. . . just beautiful! It goes perfectly on my table of treasures, doesn' t it?!

The star tea light candle holder was from my mom as a house warming gift 4 years ago
*the little lamp was an expensive purchase i made to hmm one of those expensive candle home party companies
*little kitty photo holder is from my sister
*tatted doily & little CQ/quilty mouse from Kathy S. (shawkl) isn't the quilty mouse so adorable?!
*little glass mouse was a purchase i made in LBI while on vacation last year
*the photo in the top left corner was me, my mother & sister in law & her sister in law while on that same vacation
*other photo is of Allan & I while at my nephew's 2nd birthday party
*the 4 glass perfume bottles are all i have left of a larger collection i had that mostly shattered during basically being homeless & many moves.
*The lighted primitive 'garland' is from my friend Rae Smile
*The blue crocheted afghan i made while staying at my brother-in-law's when Allan & I were homeless
*the blue/purple glass plant spritzer was a purchase from Acme that i made when we got our apartment 4 years ago
*the small little tea light candle holder was a gift from my friend Sandee when i worked for the March of Dimes - i was a secretary that helped her with work requests and she is the sweetest thing in the world!
*The glass white "stem" was to another tea light 'lamp' but the top fell & shattered, there is a home-made sachet from my friend Jean (jayardi) that was given to me at our annual CoF retreat
*the coaster is from a set of 4 that my mother bought me several years ago
*lastly! the little fox on the right is from my mom & he's sitting on top of a covered mason jar that i throw change in. *The chair was from my mom's aunt's friend who was giving it away, it's a beautiful rocker with a floral print that i take most of my photos in

Look at little quilty mouse from Kathy of shawkl.com!!! Kathy knows how much i love mice & hamsters :) how adorable!? ♥

Thank you again so much! I am surrounded by such beauty, talent & passion for art, all I can do is smile :)


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

So glad I was able to enlarge the picture. That is a very nice grouping of treasures.

TattingChic said...

What a lovely gift! That stitched box is absolutely gorgeous! What a sweetheart of a friend to share with you!

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog, Talia! :)

everythingquilts said...

The box is just gorgeous to say the least. I was feeling petty confident about my block this year until I seen this beautiful work of art. She just has a way of making things looks so elegant and it is just perfect. I know you adore it. It is a very special gift from someone special to someone special. I do love the big blue star, there is just something about I love, and the perfume bottles as well. I'll have to see if I can find you at least one for your collection.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful gifts :)

Marina-Roolen, Russia

Dreary Mouse said...

Hi! I saw that you love mice. :) So do I. I also make them out of felt. If you want to see some mice I've made, I have lots of pictures on my blog. :)

everythingquilts said...

Have you got lost in all those moving boxes? We miss you! I just about finished my tatting piece. It's very special to me for several reason but wanted to say thanks for the kick to really give this a try.