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!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Busy Summer and Gifts from Mercedes!

Busy Summer and Gifts from Mercedes!

Every summer is the same. I think I will have more time with Joanna not in school and the routine a bit more relaxed for mini's and other things. But as you see above, summer is hay season on our small farm. I am in the John Deere farthest away square baling while DH is on the John Deere nearest raking. And this week, I am working daily during our annual Carolina Shop Hop at the quilt shop. So I have hardly had time to even check in with everyone or update my blog and just got my holiday swap items in the mail to Alicia for Cockerina's holiday swap today.

But, Joanna and I recently received some fabulous shabby chic swap items from Mercedes (while she patiently waits for me to get around to reciprocating!). Mercedes, thank you and our items are almost ready to send your way. I am having to protect the candy we bought for Liberty from my oldest two, Maggie and Ben!
This little doll and pillows may have to go in my long-awaited log cabin.
Part of these will go in Joanna's house and part in my garden center.

Probably the most special was this little coffee table with sewing goodies Mercedes made especially for me! I was near tears at opening it! Now I've got to get back in the mini groove to get Mercedes' things in the mail to her!