Thursday, July 22, 2010

Holiday Swap Items from Leo Furtado!

Katerina'sHoliday Swap Items from Leo Furtado

I participated in Katerina's Holiday Swap and was the lucky recipient of this fabulous, sumptious summer feast from Leo Furtado in Brazil! I was literally blown away by the details of the beautiful fruits, lovely translucent bottles of 'spirits', the ice bucket, mouth-watering, refreshing and lovely mixed drinks in various containers with accents of sliced fruit, rims of salt and foam!
And just look at these beautiful gelatin's, the grapes, the flowers! I could not believe my great fortune! I will have to create a special habitat for this wonderful treasure!


If you look closely in the overhead shot, there is a sweet little violet on the table! And underneath, more treasures of kegs, tulips, a crate of drinks and more goodies. And included in this veritable feast for the eyes and the palette, are enough jars of mayo, honey, jams and bottles for Joanna to have some in her house! Thank you, Leo!

And if that wasn't enough, the wonderful Kat Hazelton of Kat the Hat fame, featured my little witch's cottage on her blog today! So, it's been a wonderful day for me! Thank you to Kat for showing my little witch's house!

41 comments:

The Old Maid said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Catherine said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I saw that GORGEOUS table I was blown away by it!!! You are so very lucky to have won something so very beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS! It certianly merits a scene or vignette all of its own. I am still drooling over his amazing work and talent.

Catherine said...

OOPS! Please forgive me! I got so excited over the table I forgot to congratulate you on your witch house. It is just wonderful! I am sure you were very honored to see it featured on her blog/site.

Glenda said...

Wow!!! It's incredible!!

I went over to Kat's blog to drool over your lovely witch house! hehehe

Merry Jingle said...

I want it! It's just FABULOUS!!!! You lucky girl :D And your witch house looks really nice :)

Ana Anselmo said...

I am a great fan of Leo Furtado, he is a fabulous artist!!! and you are a very lucky girl!

Debbie said...

What a fabulous Swap. The table Leo has made is magnificent and I Love your Witches Cottage. xxx

Norma said...

That is just totally incredible - I'm coming to your house for dinner!!! (And staying until all this food is eaten so I may be there a while!!). Leo is definately a mini food artist.

Congrats on the interest in your witch house too!

Deb said...

Unbelievable!!!!

Susan said...

Woh! Awesome gift, I'm practically speechless and that's next to impossible. So happy for you.

dale said...

My what a feast! You must have had such a wonderful time opening all of this up.

It all looks so fabulous! Nice there is so much for your daughter to share in as well. :)

miniature wonderland said...

oh my God they're so gorgeous!! and looks edible too!! i'm craving for those gelatin,looks so yummyyy :):):)

~christina

Patty said...

Jody, I saw that on his blog!!!! IT IS SO FANTASTIC!!!!!! There is so much detail. How lucky you are!!!! Everything is wonderful!!!

Sans! said...

This is the most elaborate piece in the whole swap :). I love Leo's work! Always been a fan. You are very lucky, Jody.

Going to check out your witch cottage :)

Leo Furtado said...

Olá Jody!!
Agora estou mais tranquilo por ter chegado e que voce tenha gostado. Foi realmente uma grande oportunidade este intercâmbio promovido pela Caterina!
Agradeço também os comentários de todos (realmente fico feliz em ter conseguido enviar um pequeno pedaço do Brasil!!!).
Vamos aguardar o próximo.

Pubdoll said...

Wow, such opulence and beauty! Leo Furtado is a fantastic artist and this table is absolutely stunning, you are a lucky girl!

And congratulations on being featured on Kat's blog! It's so very nice when others like our work enough to put it on their blog :-)

CWPoppets said...

Oh, Jody this table is absolutely stunning.
And your funny little cottage deserves to be featured!
Christine

Flora said...

Wonderful gifts from Leo Furtado (a eminence of miniature food!). Your cottage is very funny: I find irresistible the bones strewn in the cupboard :-)
Mini hugs, flora

Tallulah Belle said...

Wow what a generous swap....this is amazing.

Oiseau deNim said...

It's a rich and amazing swap gift.
:)

Oiseau

miniacollection said...

It is really wonderful.
Geneviève

Kathi said...

I am SO jealous! Leo's creations are such a treasure! Congratulations!
This is so beautiful!!!

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Congratulations!
I am off to see your witch house.
Hope you are having a great week.

Johanna Järvenpää said...

OMG! That table is amazing!!! So beautiful and it looks so real.

The Visionary Butterfly said...

That is beyond amazing and very real :)

Caroline said...

Wow...lucky girl. Congrats on the witch house, I'll have to go check it out.

Josje said...

Wow, beautiful swap!

miniaturista said...

Explendida mesa, no falta nada.
Un abrazo
Maite

miniaturist59 said...

Wow!!!! Now that is one GORGEOUS spread!!!!!

Katie said...

So...... Everything OK? Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you.... Hope all is well!! Hugs!
Katie

Marys Miniatures said...

Unbelievable buffet table. It so filled that my eyes just kept looking closely and kept finding new things. I love it !! keep the pictures coming and have a great day.

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Obrenski said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love it!!

miniaturista said...

Eres una afortunada, precioso regalo
FELICES FIESTAS
Maite

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cockerina said...

Hello Jodi! how are you? okay? I went to say hello ...
I feel your absence in the blogosphere :((
I hope you are all well at home!
a big hug!
Caterina

http://creoergosum-christine.blogspot.com said...

really fantastic.I began since 2 monthes to makeminiature, my blog is very young too. How do you make your botranslucent things, as bottles ou glasses ?
creoergosum-christine.blogspot.com
ans one mor time your work is amazing, j'adore...
chris

Miniatures by Natalia said...

WOW! That is incredible gift! Congratulations! Natalia

Craftland said...

Lucky woman. Wonderful.
Hugs from Craftland

pussman said...

Waw! Can I take part in the festivities??

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Wow! You are so lucky! Congratulations on getting beautiful gifts from Leo - a fantastic mini master!