Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Treasure Chest from Canada

After a long day at work and then a swim to decompress, I walk through the door and a box from Canada is addressed to me. I'm thinking, who could be sending me something from Canada?  I haven't purchased anything and I have no relative there.  Well, I see the return address and it is from Langley Girl...the winner of my "A Sea Witch in Paris Giveaway" a few months ago. 

 I'm thinking, why would she be sending me a package and what is inside it.  Well, this sea witch was left speechless.  It was a treasure trove of wonderful things and just because.  Yes, just because she wanted to say hello and thank you for all of the things I had sent her in the Sea Witch in Paris box. 

Like Christmas, I couldn't wait to tear into it.  But I had to take photos so you could enjoy the items as I pulled them out.

 A lovely note saying how much she enjoyed my giveaway box and that she wanted to say hello.  Well, if this is a "hello" I can only imagine what a "How are you doing" is. Nifty paper trunk with New York icons all over it.  I spent many weekend in "the city" as a child so this was like coming home.  Let's open it up and see what is in side, shall we?

Lovely linen handkerchief in aqua blue with pretty embroidered flower, a Langley girl creation just for the sea witch...mermaids, sea stars, she shells and words to dream with.  Oh, and a handmade fortune cookie with a fortune in it.

A pair of magnets which are of sweet birds on a letter cancellation stamp.  Love these.

A huge stack of Eiffel tower tags.  I know my french loving visitors will be sea green with envy over these. So many uses, I think I will give them a Christmas in Paris look and use them as gift tags for Christmas gifts this year.

Lovely framed pendent of a Japanese print with a turquoise scarab charm on a beaded chain.  Flip the pendent over and you have...

another Japanese print of a koi.  Love this side for its fish in a neutral palette.  I will be wearing this to work tomorrow.

Now add bead baggies, mini cards, jewelry elements, post its, diner star envelopes, a lovely hand created thank you note,  and a pretty ribbon and you have treasure falling everywhere.  Speechless, I am speechless by Betty's thoughtfulness and generosity.  All so unexpected and such joy she has delivered to my door.  Thank you Betty, for thinking of me and sending treasure to my door.  More importantly, though, thank you for this marvelous, long distance friendship we have established through blogland.  If it hadn't been for this venue, we would never had met, we would never have visited each others blogs and learned a little bit about each other.  Such amazing friendships are born from simple blogs.  What a ride we are all on.  Sea Witch   


life in red shoes said...

WOW! you really hit the jackpot!

Kathleen said...

It's Karma! Betty is such a lovely person, as you are Witch. There are so many wonderful gals here in blogland. You lucky girl!

Hugs, Kathleen

Tristan Robin said...

how nice! lucky you! ... AND I like the idea of Christmas in Paris tags a lot!

just call me jo said...

It's good mail...it's wonderful. Aren't blog friends terrific! The treasures are so fun. Enjoy and know that you must surely be a good witch to get all that beautiful booty.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Aren't bloggers generous and sweet?

Ana said...

A sweet gift from a sweet friend to a sweet Sea Witch. What a thoughtful and kind gesture. Enjoy all your new treasures my dear friend. Have a fantabulous day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Beach House Living said...

What a thoughtful bounty of little treasures. Enjoy.

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, what a wonderful surprise! I love sending and receiving things to my fellow blogging buddies - makes me feel closer to them. I know you feel the same. What a nice gift from a treasure of a friend. How lovely!

Enjoy your day,
Doris :-)

Debby said...

This is such a kind sweet and beautiful gift to receive. The blog world is amazing.

Bettyann said...

I am so happy that you are enjoying these little gifts. It was so much fun to pack this little suitcase knowing you would be suprised by the contents.It so nice to have friends in blogland. Take care friend..

Madame DeFarge said...

A lovely set of surprises there.