Thursday, April 29, 2010

Petticoats & Parasols

Once upon a time, a shy young girl woke up and found herself living in a dream…

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Beauty was everywhere she turned…

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Sweet delicacies of the finest kind were laid out for all to enjoy…

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Graciously prepared by the angel with the biggest heart, Rosalyn-Sue.

Rosalyn-Sue

A pile of presents awaited each girl who wished for one…

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And she made posie princess boxes in return…

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And an exquisite feast was laid out alongside beautiful peach concoctions to be shared among all the travelers.

Suddenly, another beautiful angel appeared to welcome her to this fine place…

Jenn-and-Cassandra Jennnifer Hayslip & Cassandra VanCuren

And an awe inspiring speech about the strength and creativity of women commenced…

Jo-Speaking Jo Packham

New friendships were formed…

Karen-and-Jodie Karen DeCapite & Jodie LeJeune

And old ones renewed…

Jo-Tiffany-Amada Jo Packham, Tiffany Kirchner Dixon, & Amada Lebel

Which kept the scary ghosts at bay…

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In the morning, a splendid breakfast was enjoyed by all before they continued on our journey of delights.

Beautiful treasures were found…

Cassandra-with-Nest Cassandra VanCuren

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And the young girl was entertained by a sweet baby boy and his shiny marble…

Coe-Polk Coe Polk

In the midst of incredible scenery…

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And then pirates invaded their party!  Stealing the heart of one of their own…

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And trying to make off with the Little Bluebird…

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But Marvin came to the rescue…

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And they were whisked away to a delightful bakery, filled with Southern Belles in their finest and beautiful trinkets to be had…

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Cassandras-Table

The sky filled with clouds the next morning, and refreshing rain poured down from the skies, brining showers of creativity and talent…

Craft-Day

Beauty was everywhere…

Craft-Table

And gifts of knowledge were bestowed upon them…

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It was hard to leave this beautiful place of sharing, friendship, and creativity…

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But the shy young girl made such wonderful friendships during her stay, she knew she would live happily ever after.

 

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Miss Rhea’s Easter Basket Swap Reveal!!

This Easter, I feel so incredibly blessed.  I am so thankful for my friends and family, my new part time job, especially in this economy, the beautiful weather we are having here…  I only wish I could do more to give back!

I love to participate in swaps, as you well know, and today I get to show you the beautiful Easter Baskets I have received!  Are you ready for the picture show?!

FromDeb1 This basket is from Deb!  Isn’t it sweet with the felt egg and gorgeous chenille?  I just love the fabric baskets!

FromDeb2 A perfectly pink felt egg!

FromDebA sweet little flower patterned bunny, a gorgeous vintage Easter postcard, the most adorable bunny and chick figurine, a cute pink bunny cupcake topper, lovely bunny stamp, and a blue bunny ornament!!  Note:  There was also a box of chocolates, but um… they couldn’t be photographed as they hopped into my mouth as soon as they were spied! :)

Thank you so much, Deb, for your beautiful basket and all these delightful treats!!! :D

FromPam  This Easter basket and gifts are from Pam!  She included a sweet bunny, chocolate bunny, and chick figurine, a beautiful handmade cross, a pretty flower bookmark, pink, white and black paper flowers, and beautiful photo cards of photographs she has taken!  They’re just stunning!

FromPam1 A close up of the flowers on the basket handle- aren’t they gorgeous?!?!  I just love them…

FromPam2 And look!!!  A beautiful flower encrusted egg!!!  I am seriously loving this egg!

Thank you so much, Pam, for making such a beautiful swap for me!!

Lastly, I won Shell’s giveaway for one of the extra Easter baskets that she made!

FromShelly Such beautiful details!!!  Let’s have a closer look…

FromShelly2 I am in love with gingham!!  How’d she know :)  And look at those dainty butterflies!

FromShelly1 They’ve laid tiny butterfly eggs as rhinestones on the handle! :)

FromShelly3 As if that wasn’t enough, the basket came with two cute as can be vintage postcards- one finished with sparkling silver glitter!  And candies!!!  Yummmmm.  Which I have been Good, and haven’t eaten yet!!  lol :) 

Thank you so much, Shell, for this generous giveaway gift!!!

I just love Easter, Spring, and the promise of new and renewed life…  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these beautiful gifts- which I’ll keep out all year round!!!  :)  Thank you for visiting me today and I hope that your Easter is blessed with love and joy!