Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I thought of you swap

Hello you lovelies out there,
I guess you must have seen something already of this amazing ' I thought of you' swap that was hosted by my blogging pal Stephenie. I was paired with Kitty of Reflections from the Stone Nest and I couldn't have wished for a better partner. Just look and see, are you seated?

hoi allemaal, enige tijd geleden deed ik mee aan de I thought of you swap, georganiseerd door Stephenie. Kitty van Reflections from the stone nest was mijn partner en ik heb het geweldig getroffen:


Het begon al toen ik de doos opende. Prachtig pastelkleurig vloepapier. Ik vind die zwaluv die dat envelopje vast houdt ook zo leuk .
When I opened the box I was already happy! Look at that tissue paper that isn't available in these pastel colors over here, the swallow and the little envelope, so much lovely details.


En na de eerste laag papier vond ik dit! Geweldig! Zo'n hoed is hier helemaal niet te krijgen, fantastisch.
After removing the first layer of tissues this was revealed and I thought I fainted. A vintage millinery hat...how gorgeous is that? I love it! No plucking here, no way!


Ik kreeg een hele bundel met inkt beschreven boekhoudpapier uit de 19de eeuw, zucht, hier eentje gefotografeerd, als stapel krijg je toch een ander effect.
Next a big role of ledger papers. I only took a photo of one over here, so that you can see how beautiful this is.


En hier wat antieke verendecoraties. Geweldig, de kleur van die struisvogelveren is zo mooi.
Here you can see there is more of that beautiful paper. And two beautiful antique feather decorations. The small piece of vintage wallpaper was the cover of the role.


Ik kreeg ook nog een hele bundel vintage behang, kwijl...
And Kitty sent me a role of vintage wallpaper, which you can see more detailed if you scroll on, as I have used the various pieces as backgrounds to take the next photos.


Dit is zo'n apart kunstwerkje. Het is een hart van gesteven textiel met daarop een klos garen gebonden, met oude kant.
Look at this piece of art. Of course you can click on the photos as always. A heart with a wooden spool of thread tied on with vintage lace. It is even more beautiful in real life.


Dit mooie doosje heeft Kitty zelf gemaakt.
This lovely box was filled with:


En dit zat er allemaal in, ik dacht dat ik flauwviel!
Could you believe that? Just my cup of tea and how incredibly generous of Kitty.
And we are still at the beginning! I was having heart beats when I was unpacking, I think you can imagine that!


We zijn nog maar aan het begin...
A vintage jewel container, how sweet and that ribbon with the millinery flower makes it even sweeter. Just the box would have been great but of course:


Een doos vol met de leukste spulletjes:
Kitty filled it to the brim with the most amazing goodies! Take a c
loser look:


Ik vind alles leuk, maar de bloemen en de speld met de naaibenodigdheden zijn toch favoriet!
Again vintage millinery flowers, I have a supply right now, Kitty knew that these were incredibly difficult to find here. I adore everything, but my favorite is the sewing supplies pin in the middle.


Dit zijn ook grappige dingen, om druppels van kaarsen op te vangen en alles was zo leuk ingepakt!
I don't know how these are called, these are meant to put on a candlelabra to catch the drips of a burning candle. Kitty has packed everything in a gorgeous way. All presents are pieces of art of themselves. I have kept these just like this. It is so beautiful!


Ik krijg ook nooit genoeg van vintage lint. zucht en kwijl.
At this point I was feeling like I had entered a secret treasure room, there was no end, there were still things to unpack...and again stunning things, that are always on my wish list; vintage ribbons; just click the photo to see the three bundles of seam binding, the silk ribbon and the velvet ribbon, with the rhinestone buckle. I cannot still cannot believe this.


Het antieke borduursel en de kraagjes vind ik ook helemaal geweldig.
Don't you love this embroidered piece, the antique collars and the vintage handkerchiefs. Yes handkerchiefs, though you see only one in the photo, the other was used to wipe my tears!


En kijk eens naar alle kaarten, brieven en wat dies meer zij, ik heb zo'n zin om hier mee te gaan knutselen.
I was spoiled so much, but still we haven't reached the end. Look at all the vintage ephemera Kitty sent me. TDF! Look at the calling cards, the vintage postcards, the photos, well see for yourself. I cannot wait to use these!


Kitty heeft veel tijd gestoken in het bij elkaar zoeken van alles, maar ook in het inpakken, het was allemaal prachtig. Misschien kunnen jullie je ook nog laten inspireren. Bedankt Kitty voor alles, ik zal aan je blijven denken, wellicht was dat de bedoeling van Stephenie, die ik ook hartelijk wil danken.
I told you before; Kitty did a gorgeous job packing all these things that I really love. And a package is even better when it's packed well, don't you think? Here are the packages Kitty made me, don't they look wonderful? Even now they are empty.

It might sound like a cliché, but words just cannot express how happy I was and how touched to receive this package. It is all so me, even my husband was amazed that it was so spot on. Thank you Kitty for being so generous and for putting so much time and effort in gathering and packing all these lovelies. To me this is a swap I will never forget and I will be thinking about you, Kitty forever. I guess that is what Stephenie meant when she thought of this I thought of you swap ;-). Thank you Stephenie for hosting this lovely swap!


Thanks for your visit! Hope all is well with you.
xoxo LiLi M.

Bedankt voor je bezoek en tot ziens, xoxo LiLi M.

50 comments:

rochambeau said...

Wow!! You are rich in treasures!! Stephanie & Kitty know what her LiLi likes! Looks like Christmas to me!
Thank you for sharing!

Have fun playing with your new toys too!

xox
Constance

Carol said...

Oh my gosh LiLi how wonderful! That would have been my kind of swap, what a pitty I missed it! I can absolutely imagine your excitement when you opened the parcel from Heather's mom Kitty. I would have been delighted too! She put so much thought in it and send you such treasures. Lucky you!!! I admit I'm jealous. I never owned a millinery hat and think I never will sob sob
Enjoy your treasures!
xox Carola
P.S. My next swap is "Sweet & Sinister" are you in there as well?

Carol said...

I do love that embroidery piece very much.
All beautiful treasures here Lili.
You are very lucky, what a great swap. Have lots of fun with them.
Carol x

Manuela said...

oké,oké we wachten wel 20 weken op een nieuw stukje op je blog.....
Jeetje wat veel spullen!!!! super hé dat iemand dat naar je opstuurd..Ik zie je al zitten,tussen al je spullen op je knutsel/creeer kamer...
heel veel plezier ermee!!!

groetjes...

The French Bear said...

OMG you did get an amazing and wonderful haul of goodies!!!! I can't believe it, and so many beautiful things!!!! Your swap partner was very generous, lucky you!!!!
There is nothing like pretty paper and sparkles to make one feel creative!
Have a happy day!
Hugs,
Margaret B

luckygirlgifts said...

Lucky you. How exciting to get such a fun and thoughtful present.
It must have been like Christmas morning.
Have a super week.
Cari b.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Lili! These are such beautiful objects of art...you always have the finest art and crafts on your blogs...I like you!!!! :) What a lovely life you lead...are you up to the theatre on Saturday? M. Balzac is rehearsing! See you soon, Anita

June said...

I think you were blessed to be paired with Kitty. I think I fainted in the beginning with the beautiful hat. It seemed that there was no end to all the lovelies she sent your way.
Thank you for the lovely words you always send my way, they lift me up.
Hugs,
June

Brigitta said...

Wow!!! Ik ben er helemaal stil van. Wat een prachtig pakket heb jij toegestuurd gekregen!! Geniet er maar lekker van.

Lieve groet,
Brigitta

Lori said...

LiLi, what an amazing parcel of wonderfulness Kitty sent to you!!! so many fun and beautiful things for you to play with...i bet you were so excited opening up all of your treasures...that is one beauty of a hat too...i am with you...i wouldn't dare pluck off of that one...it is too pretty...have fun playing with your new bits and bobs!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! I would have been in tears too! What a wonderful, wonderful gift!

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Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Lieve hemel, hier zijn geen woorden voor! Wat een geweldig pakket heb je gekregen! Helemaal over de top te gek. Die hoed, het papier, al die collage spulletjes, de glimmerdingen. Jij hebt echt het lot uit de loterij getroffen. Maar het zij je van harte gegund, jij bent tenslotte zelf ook een swapkoningin!

corry said...

Wat ben jij ontzettend verwend zeg! Prachtig al die spullen en zo met zorg ingepakt. Ik ben helemaal weg van die oude behangstukken. Veel plezier, jij kan weer wat uurtjes vooruit!

Brocante Prulletjes said...

sjeetje, kan me voorstellen dat je op het puntje van je stoel zat tijdens het uitpakken van dit festijn, ongeloveloos joh wat een kunstschatten ! Daar word ik gewoon een beetje hebberig van LOL
geniet er van !Je zo gegund

lia said...

Wat fijn dat je zo verwend bent. En ook nog eens helemaal naar je zin. Wat zul je genoten hebben met het uitpakken. Heel wat oohhh's en ahhh's gelaten denk ik. Nou heb je nog wel tijd om te bloggen toch, of ga je meteen op de creatieve toer.

Veel plezier ervan
groetjes Lia

LW said...

What a beautiful treasure trove.
This is what I call a goose bump gift…
You know the ones that makes you smile and smile and smile…


You can tell that this was a thought of you box because this was so Lili…
Enjoy all your delightful things and hold onto that happy feeling…

Louise

Florence and Mary said...

OH WOW, your swap partner certainly thought of you!

Victoria xx

Elyse said...

awww, lili, wasn't this swap just THE BEST? i think we all felt so special and really thought of.

kitty assembled such wonderful goodies for you. i know you will enjoy them. aren't those little "wish" tickets so cute? i love those little things.

enjoy, sweetie!!!

xo

barbara said...

What a great box of goodies! You really hit the jackpot with those swap partners.

Marina Capano said...

OMG! ALL are so cute!

xoxo

Marina Capano said...

OMG! ALL are so cute!

xoxo

The Rose Room said...

Oh LiLi!!! Better than Christmas!!!! Rachaelxo

Beth Leintz said...

Holy smokes- my heart is racing just looking at all those treasures. That hat is fabuluous and so is the ledger paper- the handwriting is just beautiful- and the redwork WOW! Do you have a project (or projects) in mind for all your pretties?

rosabeer said...

Wow hier zijn gewoon geen woorden voor. Meestal weet ik er wel een heel verhaal van te breien maar alles is gewoon geweldig. (komt ook door een beetje tijdgebrek ik heb heel wat posts in te halen...lol). Heb je niet de neiging om het weer terug te doen in de doos en het steeds weer overnieuw uit te pakken en te bekijken ???? Groetjes en geniet ervan, ik ben natuurlijk heel benieuwd naar wat je er allemaal mee gaat doen. Niet onderduiken in je atelier en niets van je laten horen/zien hoor.
groetjes en veel knutselplezier.

jojo-caramel said...

Oh my ! Beautiful ! I love the embroidery piece very much ! everything is beautiful ! Wonderful swap !!!

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natalea said...

that very well may be the best swap package I've ever seen anyone receive! what a load of gorgeous stuff! Kitty did an amazing job- how generous!!
xo natalea

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Lili,

Oh, I am so very happy you loved the swap goodies. It was so much fun putting it together for you. I will be putting my pictures out of all the sweet things you sent me very very soon. I'm a bit behind, but the pictures are coming. Can't wait to see what you do with some of these supplies! Have a perfectly wonderful day!

Kitty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing and generous swapper you had! I sadly quit doing swap because the last three I participated in unforutnately resulted in me waiting for a package that never came. This gives me hope. :)

The candle/tablecloth holders are called bobeches. (BOW Besh is)

Gabriela said...

Hello Lili,

You certainly got beautiful goodies?
What are you planning to make with all those supplies?



~ Gabriela ~

Stephenie said...

See I told you, you would love all the pretties from Kitty.. I just love it all and she really did Think of You!!!! I also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining my swap.. I had so much fun and I hope you did to.
Stephenie

Christine Edwards said...

What an amazing package you received! I can't get over all of the beautiful things you got. Lucky you!

Uninvoked said...

Wow, what a special gift! They must be very fond of you, to spoil you so. ^^

Alison Gibbs said...

What gorgeous gifts Kitty sent to you. Such a wonderful girl to be partnered with. She certainly sent you so many treasures
Alison

oma leentje said...

pfffffffffben gewoon jaloers mens wat een pracht . Heerlijk ik zie je al zitten met alles om je heen. Nou hier kan je nog heel wat plezier aan beleven. mmmmmmmm verrukkelijk gewoon....liefs leni(oma leentje)

rochambeau said...

Hi LiLi,
Dropping by to say~
Hope you will get photoshop elements.
YOU will adore it~ when you finally get it!!

xox
Constance

Sleep well~~~~~

Twa said...

Zoo hee! Mijn mond valt ervan open! Wat een spullen!! Echt super veel en helemaal jou stijl. Nou meid, heel veel plezier ermee, jij kan weer lekker aan de gang.

Catharina Maria said...

OHHHHHHHHHH wat is dit een gaaf pakket LiLi Hier loop je niet een dag met je hoofd in de wolken van maar kan je de rest van het jaar mee vooruit !
Kom hier beslist nog wel een paar keer naar kijken ,erg leuk !
Lieve groet Rini

linnea-maria said...

The feeling is beyond words i can imagine! A heavy parcel with beauty. This is marvellous!!! Have a wonderful weekend and a lot of pleasure with this gift. Hugs /linnea-maria

bluemuf said...

Hi Lili, all I can say is WOW...

what a lovely package of treasures and what fun you are going to have using these in your artwork. Everything is just beautiful.

Hugs Karen

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Ohh....wat heerlijk! Hier kom je de winter wel door denk ik! Ik ben ook begonnen met swappen, maar niet zo groots hoor. Eerst eens wat bladzijden uit kinderboeken, daar na met een souvenir sleutelhanger... En voor de sinterklaas een pakje voor iemand in Nederland! Daar kan ik mij dus ook heerlijk op uitleven!! Je hebt volgens mij echt het lot uit de loterij gekregen hoor! Wat een heerlijks.. (ik krijg er wel inspiratie van!)

Kathy2eggs said...

I'm with you...your lovely treasures are so wonderfully wrapped. Your hat is exquisite as well as all the other items. I have a buckle just like yours, and I treasure it. One day we will have to do a private swap, as I have many items I know you would love.
Can't wait to see what you do with all of these incredible jewels.

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jeanette said...

ik sluit achter aan de rij, wat een eind zeg, geen idee of je m`n bericht wel leest want ik sta wel heel erg achteraan:-) maar ehh....wat een geweldige spullen heb jij mogen ontvangen zeg, echt helemaal jij en jij kan ook echt alles gebruiken, ik vind dat hoedje en al die sierraden zo tof!! heb je al een speciale kamer bijv la brocantiek 2 voor al je spulletjes?

geweldig zijn soms die mailtjes van vreemden hè? ennhh..die lavastenen met mos, volgens mij gewoon niet omkijken dan groeit het vanzelf, tocH??

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lili, this was such a fun swap. I am so happy to hear that you loved your package. I got to see it all in person and was ooohing and aaaahing over it all.

I also got to see the beautiful things you sent to my Mom... what a wonderful package you put together as well. I enjoyed seeing the little bits from your country.

xoxo Heather

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Kitty is every bit as delightful as her daughter, you had a good swap partner!

Sandy Michelle said...

I laughed so hard when you said you wiped your tears onto the hankies! I can just imagine how fast your heart must have been beating as you opened package after package! You won the jack pot on this one! Stephenie thought of everything!

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