May 05, 2010

Drooling and Swooning over a Package

Yesterday I received dear LISA'S swap package. The volcano erruption had caused quite a delay and I had been waiting in great anticipation for a while. After unpacking the gifts I can tell you that it would have been worth waiting even much longer. I'm still totally over the moon and when you see all the treasures you will know why:

I'm so in LOVE with this gorgeous box

Isn't it sweet how LISA had incorporated my blog name on that pocket at the inside of the lid?

My favorite numbers and letters, a lovely tin and great ancestors to adopt

Lisa had spoiled me with one of her stunning bottles

Look at that beautiful glas stopper

and the lovely details

Yummy laces and ribbons had been in the box as well as

some of LISA'S fabulous resin charms

She enclosed scrabble tiles which spell "Julia" and "Vintage" - how thoughtful!

Then there was this pretty photo album page, a sweet card and the wonderful soft pink velvet ribbon. LISA had bought the ribbon when she shopped together with JODIE in Jodie's favorite shop in Louisiana.

After I had taken the pictures I sat in front of the coffee table and looked at all the treasures again and again and again. Can you blame me?

THANK YOU, dear LISA for making me so HAPPY!!!

A lot of you probably know already that Lisa has openend up a wonderful blogshop where you can buy Lisa's beautiful artwork as well as great supplies and lovely inspiration kits. For those of you who don't know her shop yet, please visit her here:

If you would please excuse me now. I'm off to the coffee table to look at the all the goodies again :-).

Have a great day, dear friends near and far!




Sunday Roses said...

...das ist wirklich ein tolles Paket....alles so liebevoll zusammengestellt. Lisa ist eine wirkliche Künstlerin!
Viel Freude damit!
Liebe Grüße

Rika said...

What a wonderful package, enjoy your lovely goodies!

Chani said...

Hast du ein Glück! Eine ganze Kiste voller wunderwunderwunderschöner Sachen! Die hätt ich auch gerne ;) Viel Spass damit!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

WOW, what absolutely beautiful treasures!! Happy creating!


Hearts Turned said...

What perfectly wonderful treasures--definitely worth the wait! Can't wait to see what you create with them...Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Unknown said...

simply stunning treasures from lisa. she is amazingly talented! lucky YOU!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing package.. i would have been drooling myself!!
Lucky girl!

Anonymous said...

Wow, da wäre ich auch ausgeflippt! So viele tolle Sachen von Lisa!! Absolutely gorgeous, Julia! What a wonderful package!! Ganz liebe Grüße, Viola :-)

Sandy said...

Boah Du bist zu beneiden. Was ein Glück Julia. Ich freu mich für Dich. Da bin ich schon gespannt, was Du damit werkeln wirst.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

WOW,what beautiful treasures.
Would love to receive something like that.Enjoy.
Have a wonderful day

Dorthe said...

Liebe Julia,
dass ist ja wie geburtstag oder so wass, so viele liebe und superschöne dinge, hast liebe Lisa dir geschickt.
Guchts du noch dran? hi-hi-
Ich habe immer meine päckschen hier am computertisch für viele tage, vorher es kommt hier-und da-hin.
Wie schön für dich meine freund,mit so eine fantastische wunderbares -swap- .Ihr haben beide dass alles so lieb gemacht.

Es sieht auch schön auss mit deine neue "geschicht" hier Julia

Viele liebe grüsse, und gedanke.

Jessica Rodarte said...

*wow* That is such a beautiful package!

Maija said...

Oh Julia!! What a delightful box of goodies from Lisa!!! Your head must have been ready to explode!!

Claudia said...

I was on Lisa's blog earlier and saw her post. That box is so, so gorgeous! And the treasure trove inside is fabulous. Congratulations!


marie said...

What a wonderful treasure! I can certainly understand why you keep looking at everything ~ I keep looking at it too! It will be fun to see what you create with some of your new treasures. Once you've looked at them to your hearts content of course! : )

Tina said...

Wow - what a gorgeous box and all those amazing goodies inside. Lucky you Julia. I love everything in it. Thank you so much for sharing.
xo Tina

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia - ich kann dich ja sooo gut verstehen, dass du angesichts dieser Schätze hin und weg bist! Sagenhaft! Ich hab Lisa auch gleich besucht - und sie hat jetzt eine "Followerin" mehr :o)
Ich schick dir ganz liebe Küschelbü, und den Cecil hugserl bitte auch von mir. Ihm (und meinen beiden) gefiele die Idee von regnendem Katzenfutter ganz bestimmt - aber stell dir mal vor, wie es dann überall aussieht! Und wie das in den Haaren klebt! Urg! Ich glaube, da sind mir Schusterbuben DOCH lieber, vielleicht sind ja fesche dabei (ganz im Sinne von "It's raining men, Hallelujah" ;o)) (Ähem, ich hoffe, Herr Rostrose liest das jetzt nicht *ggg*!)
Alles Liebe, Trau.mau

Debbie Demmers said...

Over the moon and back again!!! Just beautiful....awe inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing...debbie

Debby said...

What a gorgeous package. Everyhting looks so beautiful and yummy!!!! Lisa is so darned sweet, love all her goodies and her shop is awesome.
Thanks for sharing, you must be so excited. And to have a bit of Jodie velvet thrown in, awesome.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh my Lisa did a wonderful job with your swap parcel dear Julia, she really spoiled you! All my fave neutral colors!
I love that box she embellished for you so pretty with the special pocket and everything she included, great box shape too! And I especially like that bottle stopper and the resin charms. Lucky you!
I'm looking forward to our summer swap!
xoxo~ Carola

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
nun komme ich aber wirklich gerade ins Schwelgen. Sind das auch traumhafte Dinge von Lisa. Ich kenne ihren Blog auch und bewundere auch schon länger, was sie alles macht. Es ist wirklich eine Wonne, was sie alles für Dich zusammen gestellt hat. Aber Deine schönen Dinge an Lisa können sich ja auch wirlich sehen lassen.
Viele liebe Grüße

Karen said...

Goodness. And you thought I was spoiled? Look at all the handmade goodies! How awesome is that! I don't think we can ever have enough yummy laces, ribbons and trims. NEVER! Especially when I always hoard the good stuff. But I'm learning. I gave some of my hoarding to Jodie in Savannah. I think she liked it . . .
Ok - this is REALLY putting the pressure on me for our swap. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! :)
Thanks for your birthday wishes. I did have a fun day.
Mega hugs from California ~ Karen

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

That Lisa is one special and talented girl. Everything she touches turns to something beautiful. I was just reading her blog and she was telling us what she sent to you.
You are so lucky to be the receiver of such lovely things.


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Julia, what a treasure box!!!!! Lisa did an amazing job filling it with all the things you love ~ you two are so precious! Enjoy playing with your goodies, hugs and love, Dawn

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

What a wonderful package of treasures you received from Lisa.
Would be like Christmas in May ~ how wonderful!
Enjoy all your precious goodies and have a great rest of the week.


Beth A. @ Songbird Hill said...

You are both so very talented and each received beautiful items in your swap. Very nice!

Unknown said...

I'll be going over and over these treasures too Julia. Just absolutely over the top gorgeous.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wow ! Awesome!

Jane said...

Hi Julia,
I would be staring at all of those lovely gifts for hours too. What a wonderful package of are one lucky lady!!
Have fun displaying and creating with all of the goodies.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hel-loooo Julia!

I'm just peeking in now after a few days to see if you are still breathing...are you STILL staring at your beautiful gifts from Lisa??? ;)

She must LOVE you a lot because girl, that stash is better than winning the lottery!!! wooooo hoooo!

To say I'm jealous is an UNDERSTATEMENT, (haha) but I'm so happy because I had fun shopping with her for you!!!!

hmmmm, let me get back to the drawing room to see if I can "compete" with Miss Lisa...I have big shoes to fill in the giveaway area!!!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, drop the top and hit the fleas!!!!! (markets, that is!)


Lynne Moncrieff said...

A package created with such love and attention. How very special. Waiting in anticipation to see your creations from this bounty. Lynne M

Alexandra said...

Wow da hätte ich mich auch gefreut, das ist wirklich ein schönes Päckchen. Schönes Wochenende wünsch ich dir. l.G. Alexandra

marie said...

Hi Julia ~ I'm so glad you got to enter my giveaway! Good luck to you ~ it's such a pretty book!

Gracefully Vintage said...

I love this- your header is so beautiful- i love the box you recieved -you lucky girl- all of your ideas your finds- so inspiring- just became a follower- look forward to more..

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am not jealous, I am not jealous...what words could I possibly write that would describe how wonderful this treasure trove is....I love it all!!!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, how wonderful! You are so lucky! I am drooling!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful package! And a beautiful blog!

Debrina said...

Hi Julia - thanks so much for stopping on by and saying hi! It was very nice reading all about these amazing, gorgeous goodies! I starting drooling as soon as I saw the first picture. How lovely!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

What an incredible bunch of goodies, I love them all! Just the stuff that makes me drool!

Les Cotrions said...

Ohhh lucky Julie! Thay's a truly box of treasures! Each detail is so well made and sophisticated! I understand you're so excited!
Enjoy your deserved gifts!

Anneke said...

such a gorgeous box you got with all these beautiful vintage stuff in it.
it is a little treasure to have in your livingroom

Anonymous said...

Julia! this package is filled to the brim with gorgeousness! What a fun treasure to have received! you are fortunate! i, on the other hand, am jealous! lol

so beautiful! enjoy such a precious gift!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Lori said...

Julia, your goodies from Lisa are amazing...i love the sepia tones of must have been so excited when you opened this gorgeous bounty of wonderfulness!!!

Melony Bradley said...

wow- would love to get one these

Sugar Lump Studios said...

wowsers! you are so lucky...what a gorgeous package filled with wonderful treasures! I bet it was like Christmas! :)

Unknown said...

Oh wonder of wonderful boxes to receive such wonderful treasures I love this so much. No wonder you were in awh of it all. I will have to go to her shop thanx for sharing (going very green here)

Love Dawn xx

Holly Loves Art said...

Hello! WOW your swap box is ahhhh-mazing. What a treat! You have such a gorgeous blog. So happy I found you.

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, wunderschöne Sachen hast du bekommen, Julia. Da könnte man glatt ein bißchen neidisch werden ;-) Ich bin schon ganz gespannt was du mit all den "goodies" machen wirst!
Liebe Grüße, Gaby

Rostrose said...

Hihi: So ein Gewächshaus bringt man immer unter - nämlich indem man es "um schöne Dinge herum" stellt (soll heißen, man steckt dekorative Sachen, die sowieso herumstehen, einfach hinein *ggg* - "Trick 17!" ;o))
Drückebü und Hugserle an dich und den süßen Cecil!!!
(Kicher, heut hab ich eine besonders nette "word verification": SUMBINE ... das klingt doch richtig frühlingshaft nach summenden Bienen. Leider ist es HIER dzt. zu kalt und bäh dafür!)

Vintage Market Place said...

What a lucky girl you are!
This is the most amazing package I have ever laid eyes on. I would believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. I would be like you and just sit looking at it everyday.
Peeking just to make sure it is real and still there.
Have fun with all of your treasures

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a lucky girl! I love this box sweet Lisa sent you..filled with the most wonderful treasures! I know your heart about stopped when opening this package! Have a wonderful week~ ann

Pamela Kellogg said...

Oh Julia, everything is so beautiful! I so much enjoy your blog and your photos are just lovely!

CukiMuki said...

I have started to feel love in all vintage items, and that suitcase is soo sweet.