Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brown paper packages.....

Sunday evening, we picked up two packages that the postman left with our neighbors over the weekend while we were gone. One of these packages was a surprise from a very sweet blogging friend Mary. If you have never seen Mary's blog AcrossThePond, do go and enjoy her beautiful home, front porch and garden.

As I pulled the package out of the padded envelope, I found a beautiful box wrapped in white tissue paper. I just love Pre~Raphaelite paintings so to me this box is itself a real gift.

The back of the box is also very beautiful but when I lifted off the pretty ribbon saying 'imagine, wonder & dream'...

I found the box was personalized with the letter 'H' and filled so prettily that I almost did not want to take things out to look closer. But curiousity would get the better of me so look I did!

In the floral tissue paper I found a gift which was a vintage eyeglass case. And laying next to it was an adorable card...

It instructed me to 'Open & Read' almost like Alice in Wonderland. This is the cutest idea Mary and I have never seen it before. I will save this to hang on a sewing Christmas tree in my quilt studio.

Inside the eyeglass case was a pair of vintage eyeglasses. I collect them and love adding this pair to my little collection. These are so fun as they are a very strong perscription and have bifocals in them. Who were they made for I wonder? Eyeglasses are great fun to use when decorating.

I thank you my dear friend from the very bottom of my heart! I will treasure these and think of you often when I see them. I think of you often anyway Mary!

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."

~ Aristotle ~


Melissa said...


How beautiful and precious your gifts are.

And, yes indeed. Birds do have rubber feet (giggle).


Jeanne said...

Heidi, Thank you for visiting my posts when I have been too busy to visit. I really appreciate your sweet comments as well. I am back on track now.

I love Mary and her posts very much. Her gift to you was so sweet and I enjoyed reading your post about it.

I am hoping to meet her while in Raleigh next week.

Take Care, Jeanne

Linda said...

What wonderful treasures and a sweet addition to your collection.

Such a cute note on the spool...I'm going to keep this idea in my project box.

Have a nice day and I'll be visiting Mary's blog soon. Hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

What a great package. I know how much you love old glasses. They look very good with your hornbook.
The spool is a cute idea.
Love you, Mom
Carolien is back, yeah

Rhondi said...

Dear Heidi
What a beautiful and thoughtful present from Mary. Mary is a sweetheart and you are too!
Hugs, Rhondi

Elizabethd said...

Isnt that just lovely!
Mary is so sweet, and I love my visits to her blog.

Wild Rose said...

Such a cute gift Heidi. Isn't it a lovely surprise to receive such packages?

Marie x

Mary said...

So happy it arrived safely and you are pleased.
Will answer your sweet e-mail soon Heidi - busy days around here!
Hugs - Mary.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Some very wonderful treasures in the mail. The packaging is beautiful.

Hugs - Karen

Carolien said...

What a lovely and precious gifts! Hope you will enjoy them.

Hugs, Carolien