Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Gifts from Afar.

I have just received a beautiful gift from Jen of the glorious blog 'The Cottage Nest'.
After I admired the little glitter houses that she posted on her blog at Christmas, she suggested that we could do a swap together and I would send her one of my fairy dolls in exchange.
Well this sumptuously wrapped parcel arrived today....

I actually gasped when I opened the box, because there on the top was the journal that I had also admired on her blog. Jen makes the most exquisite covered journals and I feel so lucky to own this very vintage looking one! Everything was so beautifully wrapped with great attention to detail.
There were also three fabulous interior magazines that I can't wait to read tonight....well I have already had a sneaky peek and they look VERY inspiring.....
And finally the little glitter church and cottage - Such a surprise to receive two! The colours of them are just too perfect....I'm not sure that I can hide them away until next Christmas.....I think I shall display them in one of my cabinets, along with some of my vintage dolls.
Thank you so much for your kindness Jen, I love everything!

20 comments:

  1. Oh you are so lucky Niki, I admire these gorgeous glitter houses and churches too! Jen has send a delightful parcel to you! I already saw the beautiful fairy etc. you have sent to Jen. Swaps are such a wonderful thing to do! A pro po swaps, Anita and I would love to have you into the "Nostalgic Heart Swap" which she is currently hosting. Please have a look over at my blog and then in her's for more information! If such a swap would be to big for you, I wouldn't say no to another one to one swap with you ;-)

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  2. P.S.:I so know what you mean, I couldn't hide them away until next Christmas either lol and that journal and the mags are looking very beautiful and inspiring too.

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  3. Hi Niki, oh you are lucky, what a lovely array of goodies. Those magazines look as though they'll be a good read!

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  5. Niki,
    Isn't life grand? you never know what the day will bring. In this case you had a really good day. What beautiful things, so many creative friends out there, including you.
    NANCY JO

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  6. Niki, lucky you! What a lovely parcel you received!

    Yes, Carol and I would LOVE to have you in our swap!

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  7. Those are beautiful! And, I saw the package that you put together for Jen as well. Also beautiful.

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  8. What a lovely gift to start the day! And I've seen your fairies in your shop - they are truly precious!

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  9. Hi Niki, I am so envious I am absolutely green!!!
    However I was more attracted to Jen's goodies - obviously - but I want to swap too, I want homey magazines from abroad, I want, I want!

    I am taking part in the Nostalgic Heart swap. It will be my first swap. Are you doing it?

    best wishes Ginny

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  10. Niki- I'm so glad it all made it there safe and sound and so happy that you are enjoying your package. I really enjoyed this experience and it's so much fun to see those things pictured in your home. That journal was made specifically for you so I was so happy when you left such a sweet comment about it on my post. Enjoy it all and you MUSTN'T pack away the cottages! I had forgotten to mention that the church plays music. I took the batteries out because I was afraid something might happen to them in transit. Warmly, Jen

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  11. What a great parcel..The churches are lovely. Certainly too good to pack away until next Christmas. If you haven't had Romantic Homes before, Niki..you will love it..!
    It has YOU stamped all over it.
    I never miss an issue.

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  12. Ooooh, what a lovely package to receive in the mail. Have fun! Romantic Homes is one of my most loved magazines. Cindy S.

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  13. What gorgeous things, I don't think I could wait until Christmas to display them either, lucky you.

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  14. What a gorgeous parcel. Lucky you. I remember admiring those little buildings on Jens blog before Christmas too. And the little journal looks beautiful. I already saw the fairy you sent her. Very sweet.

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  15. I know the little houses are supposed to be for Christmas, but it's good to keep something Christmassy around and remind yourself that the spirit of Christmas should live in our hearts all year round.

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  16. Wonderful gifts. Both you and Jen have amazing inspiring blogs!!

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  17. Niki,
    Your gift from afar is just wonderful. It is so special when you receive a treasure from a bloging friend. She also received a special farie....so you are both receivers of wonderful gifts.
    Sharon K

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  18. She did such a lovely job - love that journal! Such talent!

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  19. Gosh, you got some great stuff! I hear that issue of Cottage Living is fantastic!

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  20. Hi Niki,
    Got a new book a few dyas ago, made me think of you. "VICTORIA, FROM HEART AND HAND" Do you have that one? I posted pictures today, Can't stop looking at it. Way to many good ideas.
    NANCY JO

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Niki xx