6.03.2008

Beachys Boudoir Swap

Yesterday I was laying around feeling sorry for myself.....missing the kids something terrible, resting a torn hamstring (that's another story) and trying to stop the beginnings of a summer cold, when the doorbell rang. Now living where I do, if you are not expecting company the only reason for the doorbell to ring is a poor lost soul or the FexEx guy is here. I slowly got up off the sofa and lumbered (yes, I said lumbered:) to the door....peeking out the window. No one, nada, zilch so I opened the door and looked around. Sitting on the side walk was a large package. Why the FedEx guy left it on the sidewalk and not the porch is beyond me. Must have been my mean ol' golden retriever....NOT. I hadn't ordered anything that I could remember, so my curiosity is really up. Go down and get the package and there is the prettiest fairy princess on the mailing address. It's then that I recognize the return name. Gleefully laughing, I ran (I didn't really run...couldn't because of the gimpy leg) back in the house. You see, a couple of weeks ago I signed up for my first ever swap. Beachy, over at Beachys Cape Cod Cupboard is hosting a Vintage Boudoir Swap and I thought, "hey, vintage is right up my alley", so I joined in, never, ever expecting to get the special treats in this package. In Beachy's words this is how she describes this swap. "The Vintage Boudoir Swap can be anything vintagey, boudoir-ish your heart desires! I'll have the participants and their partner email each other with their color scheme, likes and dislikes in decor, etc (ie some prefer lacey things, some don't). So the sky is the limit really, just anything you could decorate your boudoir with! It can be something (or things) made, thrifted, something you may already have you want to pass along". My swap partner is Ann Denise of Whim & Fancy Design, who is a published artist. Her creations from crepe paper are out of this world...literally. So Denise, in answer to your comment made on Beachy's swap update reminder, "Yes, I fell head over heels" in love with it all. Folks, look at what I saw upon opening the box....lots of eye candy and gorgeous color.


Pulling out all this wonderfulness, I found a pretty flower bedecked and tulle wrapped pink box of almond cookies, green kitty grass and liquid sunshine to plant and bring inside for a bit of Spring and sweet metal markers to mark them with and "be still my heart", a bird's nest filled with blue eggs and a blue bejeweled lady bug. There was a happy green paper pocketbook filled with Mamma's tissues and a gorgeous wrapped chocolate bar.


Digging even deeper, I found the most incredible journal Ann-Denise had made. Just feast your eyes on the beautiful book......covered in vintage sheet music, beautiful graphics of birds and butterflies and the most wonderful queenly lady. It was filled with darling bookmarks and tied with gorgeous ribbons, charms and one huge vintage crystal pendant. On my boudoir desk this will sit, just waiting for my aha moments that I need to capture and write down. :)


But wait....there's more. Nestled way down in this wonderful box of goodies was one of her trademark crepe paper creations. The most gorgeous fan for milady to use by her swooning divan. Look at all those hand fashioned flowers tipped with pearls and bling. The fan, fashioned from vintage papers and tipped with more ruffled crepe papers, pink ribbons, tulle and a glittered pink watering can. How divine!!


And to my delight there was the most whimsy of whimsicals......a happy hot pink (my favorite color) and bright green whistle (for whistling for my man-servant) all tied up with happy fun things, key lime pie candy and a fancy "L".



And much to my surprise and amazement still.......all snuggled in it's cocoon of bubble wrap was the most gorgeous crystal candle holder. It looks like an unfolding lily and like it was made from the old vintage multi faceted chandelier crystals. And she included a beautiful seafoam green candle to go with it. This gorgeous item will light my way in the evenings by the pink garden tub.




Ann-Denise, I was blown away by your generosity, thoughtfulness, amazing creativity, fun and gorgeous items. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I only hope I can come close to delighting you and your chic boudoir with the items I have selected. Here is a little sneak peek. HeHe.


Thank you Louise for including me in your delightful swap. Can't wait to do another one. And if any of you have never done a swap I say go for it. It's so much FUN! xoxo Lynn

30 comments :

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

HI lynn!~***~:)~***~
I am so glad you loved all the pretties, especially made and bought just for you and no one else! It was all my pleasure, even though we never met in person I can tell you are a devine soul and It was a treat to have creped for you!
~Hugs & Enjoy~
Ann-Denise

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Holy cow!!! What an amazing box of fun & prettiness! You are quite the lucky puppy!!!!!!!! That had to make you feel a wee tad better!!


M ^..^

Donna Kay said...

Lynn - enjoyed visiting your blog today - the box of goodies is too beautiful - I know you will be swooning over those for days to come.
Bless.....

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Lynn..wow you sure got spoiled...good for you! I adore all the sweet little creations!!
Hugs,
Robin

PAT said...

Wonderful gifts! What a great package to receive when you are feelin' bad or anytime!!

Pat

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Lynn! Such fabulousness! Everything is GORGEOUS! I am so happy you ladies enjoyed this swap!!! The journal is stunning... it ALL is stunning!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful box of pure beauty and delight. It seems it was just what you needed to brighten your day.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Lynne!! That is one of the most beautiful swaps I have seen!!! Just gorgeous! Such pretty and happy colors! I lOVE that fan!!!!! You deserve it all Lynne!

I hope your hamstring is doing better!

Hugs,
Amy

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow! This package must have really made your day. These treasures are just gorgeous and so full of color and charm. Looks to me like you had an angel delivery yesterday. Beautiful swap, there are always great things going on at Louise's place. Karen

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love the colors of your swap goodies....What a nice array of things. I will be shipping mine off this weekend. I entered 2 swaps so I have been racking my brain to find just the right things.
I am sorry you are under the weather. Pop over to my blog... There is a sexy guy just waiting to make your day.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Lynn, I just love all your goodies...they're so...I don't know...girly? Love it, I say! But hey, I once saw a UPS guy actually throw a package up over a porch rail from the walkway...gave him a piece of my mind, which explains a lot
hugs
Sandi

Christine said...

Lynn,
I'm so sorry you have been feeling under the weather. And to have a sore leg on top of it all, that's the pits.

What a fun box of delightful pretties to open and make you forget, for a few moments at least, all of your aches and pains.

I think I love the whistle the best and would probably get the most use out of that.

xoxo!

Lisa said...

Oh Lynn, you hit the jack pot on this swap! What a wonderful group of treasures you received. Always such a nice treat to receive things when you least expect it and need it most.

Please take care of yourself, may take a while for you to be back to your old self, lots of gentle stretches, ice/heat, and rest. At least you have a distraction while recovering now.

Dana said...

YOU lucky duck!! What a treasure trove. I am crazy about the man-servant whistle and the amazing candle holder. I hope that little surprise package helped chase away the blues, the pain and the sniffles. Enjoy!!!

Sad lonely Child said...

what a sweet box for one Sweet Lady!! thank you for stopping by!! and thanks for your very kind wordfs!!

Brenda said...

Girl I know that had to make you feel better. Im sorry you were down.

Lynne Laura said...

Lynn,

What wonderful goodies you got in your swap...simply gorgeous!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Dana Jones said...

oh how fun! What a box of goodies to get you past the torn hamstring. Thank you for sharing the pics with us.

Linda said...

Hi Lynn, goodness, I had some catching up to do.
Your trip looks and sounds like it was great fun. Boo is just a cutie pie...I love her thinking spot.
I'll be putting this book on my wish list...what a honor to be a contributer.
Love all the pretties in your swap package, especially the journal and fan. Love the peek at her goodies too. Cheers to you too:)...Hugs, Linda

Diana Lyn said...

Oh Lynn, Lucky girl you! How wonderful, don't you just love it when you get a neat surprise! What beautiful treasures all of them! Stop by for tea sometime! LOL Man servant! I have to use that one! XO Diana Lyn

Donna Lynn said...

Boy oh boy Lynn, you needed that right at that very moment! I love it when that happens! How fun...

Your so blessed, the box is just loaded with wonders! The book was my favorite, the vintage crystal got my heart racing! :)

Hope you'll stop by for a visit, I am off to Franklin TN tomorrow for 7 days, I will try and post from the trip in a couple days!
XO,
DL

Classics and Country said...

What wonderful treasures! What a great blog you have.

The Other Side of Me said...

WOW, Lynn! What a wonderful collection of goodies. These swaps are so great! Enjoy all of your new gifts. I especially like the man-servant whistle!
Have a great weekend.
Tammy

Cathy said...

Lynn, What a great swap package. I just love swaps. I haven't blogged too much lately so I missed this one, as usual.

I try to join in as many as possible because they are so much fun and the girls are sooooo generous. The excitement of opening up a box filled to the brim with goodies is my idea of a GREAT DAY.

You raked in like a bandit

xo
Cath

Amber said...

What a treat to receive a box full of goodies...and on a day when you needed it most!

Hope your leg is healing well...

My boudoir is full of dirty clothes on the floor and dust bunnies right now! :-)

M.KATE said...

What beautiful treasure!! I'll do a swap with you anytime:)

Happy weekend :0

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Hope today finds you on the mend -- and enjoying that incredible box of goodies!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Now that is a fabulous package surely to brighten your day(and even make you not think about injury!!) Congrats also on the book...we are looking forward to it!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Tara said...

Wow, Lynn, good for you!

Classics and Country said...

Love all your goodies! That compostion book is so darling! I love the detail on it.

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