A small time ago, I received an e-mail from someone who had happened upon my blog and said they so enjoyed their visit they would like to send something to me. "Don't be surprised if a package arrives on your doorstep from someone you don't know."
Well that day was today when I didn't recognize the name on the return label. This box was just so special, I thought you might like to have the same experience I did as I untied the bow to reveal it's contents.
Me, too! I have never seen anything quite like this. At this point I wanted to close the lid to forever preserve the feeling I had upon opening the lid; but it seemed as though there were things to be seen underneath.
I'm sorry this is a "Large Picture Post", but this is a post needing large pictures! The trims I thought were fabric are actually foil! There are oodles of word cards and playing cards, and button cards. And look at the contents of the candy wrappers. Game pieces and buttons and candle holders and millinery trims. Still there was more!
There was more foil trims and hearts to hang and little pink reindeer pulling a sleigh.
Still deeper down there were Vintage Valentines to find, pristine white doilies, bingo cards and ME paper dolls. Positively you would think there couldn't be more. You are wrong!
Yeeps! I have never before seen in person vintage hexagons. Those little loopy flowers make me want to swoon! And still another layer....
"Oh, Susan, Susan, Susan" my heart is filled with your kindness, and I vow to you on this day to begin collecting bits and bobs to fill a Valentine's box to one day send to someone who might not know me at all.
I hope those who visit here will think about doing this same thing as well. The feeling was quite extraordinary to open such a box.
I have hung your box in my old craft room with the outdated wall paper I so love. I will have quite the story to tell to anyone who inquires about this most special box! Thank you so very much Susan, Elizabeth