Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Judy, Judy, Judy!"


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I have hung your box in my old craft room with the outdated wall paper I so love.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

44 comments:

Sandy said...

You so deserve this! And Susan has your number! Everything screamed "Elizabeth". I am glad you were able to take all of this in, and realize how wonderful your blog makes people feel...:):)

I got your Valentine(s)...yours is still in the works...:) Sandy

E said...

wow what a collection of goodies !! The box alone makes the heart go pitter patter :) What a lovely gift xo E

ileyssilver said...

This is such an inspiring and sweet box.I so want to lift this idea. Love your blog.

Nan said...

Oh this is so wonderful what an exceptional gift this is filled with things we all would love.

VintageBettys said...

That is special! Elizabeth has a secret pal:) Look at all of those goodies!!!!! What a memory!...my grandmother use to make scrapbooks out of old magazines , cards...etc and make then she would tell a story on each page about the picture she put on that page. After she completed the book she would the send them to the childrens orphanages for them to enjoy! I can image their faces when they recieved them!... my Grandmom Orde...she was the sweetest grandmom ever * she was also an orphan...she lost her mother when she was 5 due to the german measles! Michele and I also like to follow her tradition...it is a wonderful feeling to give :)
I went to the post office to mail your package but I was too late....they were closed..I don't think they are open Monday....so I promise it will be out on Tuesday...

VintageBettys said...

Yes...Elizabeth... your Blog is number one!!!! Don't ever leave us....we love you :)

chris mckinley said...

A special box for a special creative person! What a wonderful suggestion to pay it forward by filling a box of lovelies!

Chris

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That Valentine box sure went to the right person! Awesome goodies for an Awesome person!
Warmly,
deb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a lovely gift, Elizabeth! You got some great goodies there!

Patti said...

Your box is so lovely - and filled to the brim with sweetness - just like YOU, Sweet Elizabeth. I am so glad you felt loved and hugged by your new friend, Susan.

Patti said...

Your box is so lovely - and filled to the brim with sweetness - just like YOU, Sweet Elizabeth. I am so glad you felt loved and hugged by your new friend, Susan.

Kim K. said...

You admirer knows you so very well. What a fabulous collection of treasures. You are so very deserving of everything inside this precious box.

Celestial Charms said...

I so love those random acts of kindness. Beautiful box and the treasures inside are priceless. You truly do inspire so many people, and it is nice to see such thoughtfulness make it's way to your doorstep. Enjoy.
Maureen

Tammy's in Love said...

I'm in awe...an amazing amount in that thin box! Happy day Valentine!

HollyC said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely box of goodies. I can see future projects coming out of this box of happiness. Thank you so much for sharing each step of opening it with us. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was like we were right there leaning over your shoulder. Judy is a very special person. Have a wonderful night, Holly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful surprise and you so deserve it, sweet E. You do so much for so many! What a sweetheart you both are!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Truly a box of things to love and super that she nestled it in the little candy wrappers. Those foil trims and the little fawn....that would have made my day right there! Super, super sweet surprise treat!

Cindy said...

What a lovely gift! So many cute things that scream your name:)

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a truly thoughtful gift! Not only are the contents eye-candy, the way Susan packaged her darling Valentine heart box was a joy to view as well. Oh, so happy for you to be the recipient of such a fabulous surprise!

Grace said...

What a beautiful box filled with treasures! No wonder you wanted to close the lid and feel the specialness you felt when you first opened it. Beatiful. I can not wait to see what you make with every piece of your treasure. Grace

rgcarr said...

What a wonderful box to receive. Everything in it was just perfect. I enjoy your stories and art so much I am glad someone sent you something you love. What a great surprise!

donna said...

WOW! What a great box of goodies. How exciting.
Hugs
donna

Blessed Serendipity said...

What gorgeous vintage treasures and everything is so elegantly displayed within the heart box. I bet it was such a delight to discover each and every sweet gift. What a nice present.

Danielle

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Isn't that amazing? What a wonderful surprise. So many fun goodies. They just know those beautiful pieces were meant for you.
Karen

Pieceful Bits said...

Yippee!!! I'm so glad you received a surprise box of goodies. Susan picked the right person for these treasures. Love that vintage hexagon quilt pieces. (~~)

AshTreeCottage said...

What treasures!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

GardenofDaisies said...

What a sweet friend you have! The design on the valentine box makes me think of the beautiful painted cupboard in your craft room.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What a beautiful gift, you have great friends! :) x

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

what a special box, thank you for all of the photos. The hexies are devine!

Susan Clayton said...

Thank you for sharing. What a thoughtful gift. You obviously touch the heart of a special person.

Simply Shelley said...

What a sweet thing to do and to receive...have fun with all your lovely little treasures...blessings

Simply Shelley said...

And may God bless the giver :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

How sweet! The front of the box reminds me of your hutch! ♥

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

See that? You make other people happy just by blogging and they bless you in return. It's what makes the world go 'round!

craftyles said...

How wonderful! What a treasure box. You really deserve a nice surprise like this. I'm sure you'll enjoy every bit of this in your crafting days ahead!

SnakeCharms said...

You are so lucky!

SnakeCharms said...

You are so lucky!

Jemma said...

Elizabeth, what a delightful, upbeat, happy and lovely post with the most wonderful pictures! What a treat!!
Jemma

Debby said...

How sweet are all these goodies....how did they ever fit in that box. You are deserving of all of them. You are so giving yourself. Enjoy every morsel.

Mary Ellen said...

It is most amazing and comforting to see the kindness and thoughtfulness of others! What a beautiful gift filled with so much happiness and bright futures for fun projects!

Thank you for the reminder to be on the lookout to brighten someones day!

bee blessed
mary

vintage grey said...

Such beautiful and sweet gifts!! How wonderful to receive such treasures!! xo Heather

Sandy said...

E,
Whoops, I am not in your ornament swap...but I did get your wonderful Valentine...your will be there shortly! :) Sandy

Ina said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! The world is filled with kind people in every nook and cranny of every neighborhood. Sometimes, they need to be coaxed out. ;p

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