Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sharing my Gifts With You...and Another Sneak Peek

 Back in October, I spent a couple of days enjoying the Halloween Party that was sponsored by  

A Fanciful Twist.  Over 300 blogs!  It was tremendous.
I was so glad to know that over 100 guests stopped by  
The Open Window as I hosted a small get-together as well.

Not long after the party ended, I was contacted by 2 other party hosts telling me I had been chosen to receive lovely gifts that they were giving away.  So I thought I would share those with you today.

The parcel above arrived all the way from Belgium today courtesy of  

Inge Bekaert of Pinkepinke.
The packaging of this lovely vintage button box was beautiful!  The fibers that wrapped these treasures were so vibrant and the photo of the baby holding the word BOO was so appropriate for the time.

 Inside...these lovely vintage buttons sewn on amazing hand-aged cards!  The photo definitely does not do this lot justice!  There was also a spool of black Gutermann thread and a little hand-sewn pouch with an old needle, threaded and attached to the pouch.

Again, the photo cannot tell the story...

I love this little quote, again in relation to the Halloween spirit that we were all

Inge...thank you so kindly for such a soul stirring gift.  It was lovely to see every little nuance you included with this special gift!

I was also the recipient of another beautiful gift that just kept getting better and better as I 'clawed' my way through the box!

This courtesy of  
Komis Couture.

I kept finding scary trinkets and chocolates before I ever got to this masterpiece!

This unbelievable necklace is constructed of bits n pieces of vintage costume jewelry.

Silver and gold, black, copper and pearl...layer upon layer, until you reach...

This beautiful bright yellow rose!  What a focal point!

I hope you will visit the girls from Komis Couture.  They have the most unique blog.  If you love stories, this is one for you to follow.

Thank you so very much for this stunning memento of a fabulous weekend!

Sneak Peek #2

Isn't this sweetYummy...the mystery continues...


Wendy said...

I love those buttons Julie, you lucky lady, what a nice gift and what wrapping, almost too good to open.

Anne Jagger said...

What a lovely idea, and what beautiful gifts from talented crafters. Your sneek peeks look very lovely - can't wait!
Anne x

inge said...

good morning Julie,
I'm glad the "button your eyes box" of Coraline arrived safely from Belgium to your far away home !
The small card with the girl on is a MOO-card with a detail of a Halloween ATC I made past year. Do you know this MOO-compagny ? They make beautiful cards of all sizes.

You are surely a lucky girl recieving a second gift from one of the halloweenparties participants ! Nice necklace they made.

I hope these two gifts find their place in your halloweendecoration next year ! You sure will look nice and scary with the necklace and your buttoned eyes :)

greetings from belgium

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how beautiful! What a gift of treasures!!! I know if anyone appreciates such beautiful goodies - it's you! :) TFS

craftykitten said...

Wow Julie,
what a lucky girl you are. These two gifts are just wonderful. What a pleasure to be able to open such a beautiful gift!
Dawn xx

CelticWoman said...

wow, thanks so much for sharing. Sandi

*Alison* said...

JULIE.. OH MY!!!!!! That necklace was SUPPOSED to go to my house but they got the wrong Address.. so if you could just forward it on to me.. :) that would be GREAT!!! ;).. I am drooling here girl.. HOLY COW.. YOU are sooo LUCKy.. amazing.. :) hugs

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! What beautiful goodies! You're a very lucky girl! Another lovely sneak peek too!
Hugs, ;)

Linda said...

Hi Julie, What lovely surprises, and both so beautifully packaged too, all adds to the fun. Lindax