Monday, August 18, 2014

Sharing a Gift


A sweet package arrived from Downeast on Saturday. It was such a pretty little package that I thought I'd share. Abby always pays attention to the details, which made opening this such a joy. Abby says that she used an idea from Esther at Eastern Shoregirl. I couldn't find Esther unless *Here's Esther and this is her Gift Wrap folder at Pinterest. Lots of fun ideas there!


~such pretty paper~


~if I had a dollhouse, this would become art on the wall~

~pretty homemade card made by Abby's friend~

~sweet key fobs~

Thanks, Abby
Thank you for your comments on the homemade noodle post! I have so many suggestions and even recipes. Since something is up with receiving comments at my email account, I decided to thank everyone there. You were so sweet.

And thank you for your prayers and good wishes for my daughter. I have not yet heard how she's feeling today, but will keep you updated.
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38 comments:

  1. What a nice surprise, such pretty things from Abby!

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  2. How lovely! The key fobs are adorable. The packaging makes everything even more fun :>)

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  3. Please do keep us updated on your daughter. That was a fairly sleepless night for all of you. Is it just berries with seeds or can she eat blueberries? Silly question, I know.

    Many years ago a cousin sent a gift packaged in a sack that she'd stitched around with a decorative stitch. I've tried it several times, but I can't seem to keep decorative stitches on track.

    Those special wrappings are often so meaningful that they are treasured as much as the gift. I'm in awe of the time and patience taken to create beautiful packages.

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  4. What a lovely bunch of goodies...a wonderful surprise for you! They are all so delicate and vintage looking. I love your idea about using the little scalloped seal as wall art on a doll house...sounds just like something I would think of! Have a wonderful day :)

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  5. Such a delightful package and so thoughtful. Hope your daughter is improving and I hope you have a nice day. Mildred

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  6. What a fun package to receive and open. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  7. Love the package! Did she wrap with waxed deli wrap - it looks so nice. I love the idea of using the little pictures in a doll house (one of my life time goals to make).

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    1. Little glassine bags. As for the outer envelope...just a waxed envelope with ends removed and stitching added. It still had the sticky closure.

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  8. The packaging is a gift all on its own! What a fun surprise.

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  9. Vee, you make this look so lovely. I'm glad you enjoyed the gift enough to share with your readers. The packages were wrapped with scrapbook paper, I have lots of 12x12 sheets and use it whenever I can to wrap with. The brown waxed paper packages are actually unbleached natural waxed paper bags which are used for sandwiches, etc. They could be found in any natural food store. Thanks my friend for sharing. Love Abby

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  10. Yes, that was the correct pinterest board for Esther. Here's her blog. http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/

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  11. Such lovely packaging and sweet surprises!!

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  12. Such attentiveness to wrapping makes the gifts inside doubly enjoyable. Lovely!

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  13. How special! I'm always amazed at the packaging from our blog buddies. I want to tear into things....but it's all so pretty when it arrives. It's so much fun to get things we love and enjoy! And I hope your daughter continues to feel better. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  14. A lovely and pretty gift, Vee. The key fobs are sweet!

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  15. Surprises in the mail are always exciting and the wrapping and gifts are very nice. I don't receive all my comments in my email anymore either - hope it's just a temp glitch.

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  16. What a fantastic gift package! That should have brightened your day. I bought some materials recently to make some key fobs. Let's see if I get any of the project done before the end of the year, however. Ha!

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  17. What a lovely gift package. Sure to make anyone smile. : )

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  18. Love that pretty package. I keep thinking I'll buy some pretty paper and make pretty packages and it seems I head straight for the gift bags and tissue paper. I am such a lazy, good for nothing soul....:)

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  19. What a sweet package! It makes me think I need to take a little more time with my packaging efforts. I tend to do everything last minute and in a hurry and the end result looks like it, too!

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  20. what a beautiful package , its always a treat to be given something so well planned, the gift and the wrappings!

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  21. What a sweet gift, beautifully packaged. Such kindness! The blogging community is full of nice people!

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  22. Oh how pretty. You and others have such wonderful ideas. ----I have a dollhouse and I have taken a postage stamp of Elvis and Marylin Monroe and use them as pictures on the wall of the house. Hobby Lobby sells miniture frames. Silly, I know..

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  23. I am not sure who Abby is but she sure sent your some very pretty things,

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  24. A lovely and thoughtful gift from Abby. There are so many kind people in this blogging community and it always warms my heart to see this in action.

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  25. Those are lovely. I want the tiny butterflies. (hint, hint ... ha ha)
    Didn't hear about your daughter! I will pray because God knows all our situations and cares.
    Be blessed. ~:)

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  26. I like pretty things and nick nacks.
    Merle..........

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  27. Someone loves you! A sweet gift! It's such fun when a gift includes several levels of opening. Or something like that. I enjoyed your vintage kitchen tools. I've worn out my masher and need another one as I use it often.

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  28. Such lovely items from the sweet Abby - she is precious! Enjoy your pretty goodies, dear Vee.

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  29. Oh Vee, in all my busyness I missed the post about your dear girl! I am so sorry to hear about the kidney stones. Tim has had them several times, and I have a friend who gets them very badly - she has to have laser treatments etc, to deal with them! So not fair that she cannot enjoy the beautiful berries! Boo!

    You have delightful friends. I also wanted to say that I liked the shaving mug and tea cup you use for measuring out flour and sugar! I love pretty things used in practical ways!

    Rest up.

    Deanna

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  30. Have you found out yet who "Esther" is and if she is the folder on pinterest? That's the kind of thing that I would just have to find out.

    I love the notion of using old gift tags as pictures in a doll house. We actually do have one here. It currently lives in the attic because we're a bit overrun here. Someday I'm going to bring it back down, or else it will live with a granddaughter, which will be even better, yes?"

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    1. Yes, Abby filled me in (and all of us in a comment above). You can find the link in the first paragraph. Yes, that is Esther's folder on Pinterest.

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  31. Such beautiful packaging! How lovely and thoughtful.

    Vee, I missed your post about your daughter. I hope she is feeling better! Ouch! Our neighbor is going through the same thing.

    Yes, fall is in the air.......at least in the morning time.

    xx

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  32. Surprises in the mail are always lovely! I have a key fob similar to those and love it! Hope your daughter is feeling better. xo

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  33. How lovely for you Vee except that the photos will not load!!

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