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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sweet Surprises And a Winter Wonderland

Well, Imagine my surprise when I received a package in the mail for Sweet Heather and her Sweet Mom, Kitty. Imagine my joy !!! These two sweet ladies sent me the nicest box of goodies, because I was so sick. I love you guys !! Sometimes someone does something so kind for you that it leaves you speechless. Well, I have been left speechless for about two months now by the Angels, I call my friends. I know I didn't deserve one single thing, you see, my cup runneth over a while back, and there is a river flowing now. I am choked up writing this, you just have no idea the effect all of this kindness has had on me. I honestly don't get it. Again, I just say Thank you, Thank You, although those are small words for such kindness. Heather made me this sweet ballerina. Look how pretty she is with her glitter and sweet forget-me-nots.
She made this beautiful tag with my name on it. Vintage paper and seam binding. I love it !! This beautiful pink millinery flower, three vials of glitter from her store. This silver is awesome, You need to get some of this !! Baby pom pom trim, a vintage pearl and rhinestone earring. Old postcards, Mica flakes, tulle, AND..........
Oh My Gosh, look at this wallpaper !!! Pink with Roses !!!! Oh Heather I love everything, Thank you sweet friend !!!!!!!
In the box was this pretty pink tin, That Kitty decorated for me, and she filled it with so much stuff !!!

Vintage Bridal cards, the most beautiful antique lace table round. Roses, and more roses. Vintage rhinestone earrings and buttons and charms. The cutest ballerina embellishments. Pink Ribbon with white polka dots. Labels and wish tickets and the sweetest old matchbox that says La Petite french blue and gold. I mean, One treasure after another. And it was all so carefully put together with me and my taste in mind. You both are so incredibly thought ful. I am truly humbled by you both. THANK YOU !! :)

Well, I actually went Runnin' with my mom yesterday. First time in over a month. I couldn't justify buying one more thing ( you should see my mess of a house right now.) BUT, I really couldn't let these PINK reindeer get away. I mean really, could you ? And I had to have the Santa for a project I am working on.
I put these sweet shadow boxes in my Etsy tonight. I made them almost two months ago, but I am excited and couldn't wait any longer. I am really jumping the gun on Christmas this year, but since I am not into Halloween, I just went straight to the good stuff. So, These are my Winter Wonderland Ice dancers !!! I love these, they started with some old Christmas cards, I think Swiss, or German. I have had these cards for years, I love the softness of them, in the pastel watercolors. I added a ton of glass glitter, and I just love them !!




I have made several more shadow boxes that I will be listing in the next few weeks. Everyone is unique and centered around a vintage card. Well, That is all of my news. :) Again, Thank you Kitty and Heather !!!

25 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

RHEA!! Itisnt even mine and I am overwhelmed with excitement!! Everything is just beautiful! I have been wanting to get some glitter from Heather's store so bad. They are just the sweetest and yuo are so deserving of everything Rhea!! You truly are! I cant wait to see what you create with all those goodies!

RHEA! those shadowboxes are todie for!!!! Why do you tempt me this way! What an awesome concept!! I LOVE them!! You are awesome1

I love ya,
Amy

Pearl Maple said...

Rhea, as always, your creations are stunningly beautiful, thank you for sharing, your work is amazing.

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Rhea, you were truely blessed!!! That Heather and her mom are keepers!!!! How very sweet and wonderful your goodies were! And believe me, you deserve it. God sometime blesses us just because we need to know him in a physical way. He is taking care of you sweetie!!!

I just love your shadow boxes. My grams' made an ornament for me years ago like that and I had been thinking of doing something like it too. Isn't it so special to have someone in your life that has inspired you so?

Love you! Lorena

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhea, What wonderful treasures you received from Heather and Kitty. Gems for a gem!! I know you will make wonderful pretties from those goodies. The shadowboxes are just gorgeous!
HUGS, Celestina

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those Shadowboxes!!!! They are sooooo beautiful and creative!!! I know what you mean about Christmas! I'm already gearing up for it too, lol!

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Dang it Woman! That pink one was just too cute!!! I couldn't resist!!! :)

Miss Rhea said...

Thanks Dara !! :)

Cathy said...

Rhea, Are you my Stocking Partner?

What part of this bunch of goodies are you going to give to ME! Just say the word and I'll send you my address. I LOVE everything, especially the pink reindeer. Too much!

Take care,

Cath

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Rhea!! Oh I am sooo glad you were happy with your little package from my Mom and I!! You forget to mention that you are always the first one with a kind word or deed for others!.....;)

I love those little winter treasures you and your Mom found. They are so sweet. AND I am in LOVE with those shadowboxes!! They are so incredible!!!

xoxo Heather

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- your ballerina/skater diarama/shadow box is SO COOL- just darling and so original.

I agree, you should never turn the change to take pink reindeer home!

...and Heather's silver glitter is the best- and you got some other wonderful goodies from her.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I went straight to Christmas too. Halloween just isn't for me either.

I got some of the silver glitter from Heather (and some of those same wallpapers too). Doesn't she have the best stuff???

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Rhea,
Wow, you are so lucky getting all those goodies from Heather & Kitty! Everything is so beautiful!!
I also love those pink reindeers & don't blame you for just having to buy them!!
And the ballerina shadow boxes are too sweet...love them!
All the best,
Kathy :)

Scrappy Moments said...

Wow , everything is just beautiful, I just love your blog, I'm so happy I visited. I will go check out your Etsy store :) Beautiful work :) Love Pink & Roses and The Shabby Chic look :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Esther Sunday said...

Miss Rhea - I LOVE looking at your stuff. Sorry that I drooled over everything.

Stephanie said...

Oh Rhea, such pretties!!! Kitty & Sweet Heather did such a wonderful job of sending you goodies to love & use!!! You are a lucky gal!

Your snowdancer scenes are soooo beautiful! I know they will do great for you.

So glad you snatched up those little pink reindeer. They needed for you to bring them home. I'd have done the same!! :0)

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sweet Remembrance said...

I covet those shadow boxes...
They are so magical!
Priscilla

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

How wonderful for Heather and Kitty to send you ALL those wonderful goodies. I am so thrilled for you and so glad you got them!!! Your Christmas items are lovely. Those pink reindeer, oh my I have never seen anything like them!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I'm so glad you liked everything Rhea. But, I'm absolutely in love with your winter wonderland ballerinas. Oh how very clever! They're gorgeous. I don't blame you on the pink reindeer. Could not pass those up.

Have a wonderful day,
Kitty

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Oh Rhea, you are just so talented! I love everything you do--tags, cards, and the painted tea set was to-die-for! You amaze me with your talent...
I'm so glad you are feeling better.
Pink hugs, Karen

PS Thank you for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment you left about my new tea pretties!

Whimsy Pink said...

those shadow boxes are just darling! and look at all those goodies!

Charity said...

Wow! I always end up speechless when visiting your site. It seems rude to walk away without sending out a "howdy-do", but I can't think of a thing to say that does justice to your work! :) :) So...once again...WOW!

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Oh My! I LOVE my shadowbox!!!!
It's gorgeous in the pictures and even prettier in real life!!!
Thanks so much!!! :)

*Hugs* Dara

Pinkie Denise said...

I had so much fun visiting. Thank you! I love all your beautiful things
and those little pink reindeer. I couldn't have passed those up either.
You were truly blessed with you swap
how wonderful. Thanks for sharing with me again. Pinkie Denise

Natasha Burns said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeousness everywhere!!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

All so yummy! I HAD some of that wallpaper from Heather and I loved it!!!