Friday, July 9, 2010

A tale of 2 packages

Remember this White Berry "Found Treasure"? As much as I loved it, a lovely reader from California saw it and also fell in love. She just had to have it and I knew that it was going off on a fabulous adventure.

Before we dropped it off at the airport for it's flight it was packed lovingly with layer upon layer of bubble wrap, cellophane, cardboard and then even placed on pallets and shrunk wrapped to that. It was a little stressful to see it going on such a long journey, but I was relieved and happy when Kat informed me that it arrived the next day and was going into her office~




Fast forward to today when I checked the mailbox and saw this lovely package waiting for me!


Not only does Kat have the most beautiful writing, but she also designs jewellery (she is also our lovely sponsor EngLady) and she sent me the most darling necklace. I always feel so special when I receive a thank you card, but this just made my whole day.


I wanted to share it on so bad... but keep in mind that I totally suck at the obligatory "self portrait"

Thank you so much Kat! You are such a sweet and thoughtful person, and I really appreciate the thought you put into my special package~

(gotta love camera remotes!)

20 comments:

Renee' said...

Holly i love your blog, your camera is a cannon ? takes great pics.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Daaaang... For a second there I thought you might've found another one to put up for sale : /
Love the pendant and her handwriting is beautiful.

Kate said...

O.M.G. I am in L.O.V.E. with that necklace. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!!! Yes, I'm already shopping in July.

Tina said...

beautiful! you- and the necklace!!

Cindy said...

How warm.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

What a happy story, through to the beauitful ending! I think a lot of us have secretly loved that piece(I've personally always wanted to stumble upon some of those great blue glass powerline toppers), glad someone is able to give it the perfect home...and my what beautiful jewelry she creates! That little necklace is truely a jewel! Thanks for sharing that with us, so I could go check out all her treasures :)

PS- Even if you don't think you have mad skills at the self portrait thing, I thought that pic was really cute and perfectly endearing with your one eye peeking out behind a canted camera! Keep shooting :)

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

PSS- I know I always write too much, but so I meant to add... I always love your hair; you should soo do a tutorial on those cute 'I-just-threw-this-together' braid wrap things, one day! ;)

Loui♥ said...

How thoughtful!
what a beautiful necklace..
and the beginning of a wonderful friendship!!
Lucky you!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Rebecca Timson said...

Ohhhhh, I missed out on that cabinet. Where in the world did you get it from?? And what was it originally used for??? AMAZING!!! The necklace is gorgeous and am loving your blog.
Ta from Australia

Beq

...just beachy in the burbs said...

How sweet and what a beautiful necklace!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Such a gorgeous necklace!!!

Stacey @ Petite de Lis Paperie said...

Such a pretty necklace! It is always so exciting to receive a special package.

Kathy said...

That is a gorgeous self portrait, don't be shy about that you look like a model! This is just a very lovely post.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my goodness, that necklace is gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift! :)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

That was so nice of her - I can't believe what it took to ship that to California!! You must have been so relieved that it got there okay.

XO
Lenore

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Hi Holly! Gotta love those photos...that necklace is gorgeous, and what lovely ways to show it off!

Caren said...

What an awesome story!! And wow, such a lovely thank you gift!

babyjewels said...

I've just discovered your blog. I love your sense of style. May I ask, what is the piece of furniture with all the drawers called? I would love to know what it's original purposes was for...

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I like it even more because my name is Holly too! And her handwriting is perfect! I wonder if there is a handwriting school somewhere! Mine still looks all bubbly like I'm a teenager!

Maran said...

LOVE that cabinet, which I lived closer so I could buy some of your things, but I'm way over in Chicago. Quick question on something random - what is the name of the plant you have sitting on the cabinet? The leaves look sort of like a boxwood...?

 
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