Friday, August 10, 2012

My Merry Mailman


The last few items of vacation have been put away and lucky for me they were all mine. While my family came home with new t-shirts, bumper stickers, bracelets and other souvenirs I came home to a box of mail. It was like Christmas morning. Claire was ever so happy to help open each one.


Meri of Imagimeri's Creations sent her blog banner and a few extra tuck ins. Not only does her banner move it tells the story of how she and her creations came to be. Meri mail is truly magic mail. 


Dorothy of Hensrule was so kind to send over some lovely old card catalog cards. I remember flipping through these in college. Man I feel old. Sweet tuck ins too. I will be using these on paper tags.


Erica  of Golden Egg Vintage whom I now know must be my twin because she collects the very same books I would! sold these darling Christmas lots and I couldn't pass it. Beautifully wrapped and this sweet little doll pincushion who now sits on my desk.


Miss Kim of Musings of Kim K., the sweetest lady around, knows me too well. She sent me a just because package on the most perfect day when I was having a come apart (right before we left). A little bonnet, wooden doll in the perfect shade of yellow and the cutest little singer model sewing machine.


Ladies, Claire pulled this out of one of the packages and cannot remember which one. I am remiss to tell you who it was that sent this, I feel horrible. It is gorgeous and I have pressed it and it fits beautifully on Betsy.


Nan of Retired in Alaska has been busy cleaning out her clutter and sent along these Gooseberry Patch books. These have some darling ideas in them.


Sandy of 521 Lake Street simply nailed her blog banner. It looks like it jumped off her blog page. Love the old photo on the front.


In the midst of the mail came a load of fabric I ordered from Kerri of Sew Deerly Loved. I am hoping to delve into this Cotton Floss book and sew up a few of these patterns with the matching Cinderberry fabric.


Also from Kerri, really could you resist these?


I tried and tried to stay away from the October Afternoon fabric...but these were on sale at Sew Mama Sew and I am in heaven. The most vivid colors and soft cotton. Think of the bins I could make with these.


October Afternoon........Christmas




Because I am not busy enough I ordered this from Amazon.

Thank you all so very much for the sweet mail that comes my way. I appreciate the time that each one of you has taken out of your day to put a package in the mail or drop by the blog. I am really blessed.

31 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Looks like you have a lot to keep you busy and have fun!!

Kathy said...

Oh, I adore that little dolly pincushion and I spy a needlebook I haven't seen before. Wonderful treasures!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh what SWEET treats you have there. Okay you have really got to show how you organize all of your finds... Maybe you already have and I just missed it.. :)

Mecky said...

Oh WOW, it really must of been Christmas at your house! How sweet of your friends to send you such wonderful things.

The pictures of the fabric really made me smile!! Love them!!

Kim K. said...

Blogging friends are the most generous friends. Such lovely treasures.

PS. Thought of you today. My mother and I hit 6 different antique stores in between the rain drops. Hugs.

Tammy's in Love said...

The only thing missing was the sound track to White Christmas! Holy Smokes! I am speechless!

donna said...

Renee how great is that to have Christmas in August. You have received some sweet gifts. I am drooling over all the beautiful fabrics.
Hugs
donna

vintage grey said...

What a happy mail day for sure!!! Such goodies!! Love all your new fabrics!! So happy you got some October Afternoon and the Christmas one!! ;) I have yet to cut into mine! Have a great weekend! I am being brave or just crazy and hitting a flea market and estate sale in this heat! Hope it is worth it. xo Heather

chris mckinley said...

Wow!! How wonderful to come home from a great vacation to find such great surprises in the mail!!

chris

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Haaa! Christmas is right! Oh my gosh! Dorothy also sent me one of her little card packages. Lot's of cute little things in there. And isn't Meri's tag amazing?
OK, I am the sender of the apron. And I'm sorry that you probably had to iron the heck out of it.
I.DON'T.IRON...EVER. :)
Erica

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

P.S
Did you know that I have an ACTUAL identical twin sister that has no interest in anything vintage what so ever? She won't even step foot in a thrift store! HaHa!
:)

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Wow, Renee....it must have been like Christmas. Such pretty items.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I think you should take a vacation more often so packages accumulate and it is like a mini Christmas on your return! Fun stuff.

Chenille Cottage said...

It truly was Christmas at your house, Renee! Santa came in grand style with all kinds of goodies and toys! It's clear that you've been a very good girl!
What dear and thoughtful ladies they all are...You've been blessed!
Have a happy weekend and much much fun playing with your pretty new fabrics!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh fun! So many happy things to see! I know what it's like to get more than one package at once and have a helper, too!

I made ONE banner tag for E and that's it! It takes me forever! ♥

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

WOW! You did a very exciting and happy mail day!! :) I also bought a Christmas lot from Erica, so many sweet things inside!! :) xo Holly

ImagiMeri said...

The fabric is absolutely drool worthy! It's so hard for me to stay away from fabric, and here you are showing it all off....hmmmmmmm.

Oh well, it couldn't be in better hands. Now I'll just have to wait to see what you make with all of it....of course it'll be adorable!

Big Hugs,
Meri

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What lovely items you came home to, Renee! Everything is just so pretty; I could have spent a whole afternoon just going through everything again and again. Love your fabrics, too. I just ordered some vintage looking doll fabric {from fabric.com} for a project I am working on for my granddaughter.

Nan said...

Oh my goodness what a lot of sweet things you have here. I love love that yellow fabric with the blue deer on it, looks like the darling Japanese prints I see. I see you found the sender of the red/white apron lol..

Sandy said...

Renee,
There was nothing else in your envelope with my banner???? There was suppose to be....:( The photo on the front are my grandparents and the photo on the back, the little girl between her dad's knees is me! :) I am glad you like it!

Susanna Rooster said...

Love that Christmas fabric! Isn't it Cosmo Cricket's Dear Mr. Claus for Moda?

busymartha said...

You are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends Renee! Everything is stunning. I didn't know October Afternoon had fabric, amazing, love their line of papers!

craftyles said...

Such lovelies! What a nice thing to come home to! I can't wait to see what you whip up with those pretty fabrics!

Into Vintage said...

Wow, Renee! You get the best mail ever -- any of these packages would be lovely but to have them all waiting for you sounds perfect.

Creative Breathing said...

Whew! Spectacular post! Every image filled with all that we love and know that you love as well. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. We smile when you smile! Elizabeth

Corey Moortgat said...

Tee hee- when I came home from our vacation, I had a ton of packages, too- but it was all things I had ordered from Ebay, so I knew what they would be! Didn't make it any less fun though!

Love all your goodies, but I especially adore that pin cushion dolly- so cute!

Barbara said...

Your mailbox really was overflowing with goodness. (And with that swap book - more to come, it seems!)

Patti said...

As usual, I am inspired....and drooling, too!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

what sweetness to come home to! all so cute! ♥ much love

A Vintage Chic said...

What wonderful things to come home to, Renee! Lovely stuff.....

I'm finally home from all our little trips, too...so nice to be able to visit this morning--finally!

Wishing you the most wonderful day, dear friend!

Julie

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh my, I love Meri's banner piece. I still have to make ones for Sandy and Elizabeth. I've been up to my neck filling orders for some custom garlands. I always love to see the treasures you find and recieve.
I use many of the October Afternoon papers in my crafting...the fabric is just as cute as the paper. I can't wait to see what you'll make with it.
xoxo
Joyce