VALENTINE GIFTS FROM GERMANY....
I’m back from our little holiday. We had a wonderful time and I took lots of pictures which I will show in my next posting, but first I must devote this post to my dear friend Carol (Boxwood Cottage) and say a big thank you for the wonderful surprises she has sent me.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Carol had made two gorgeously crafted paper hearts which she posted pictures of on her blog and invited her readers to leave a note for her if they would like the chance to win one. Having been a long time admirer of Carol’s exquisite creations, I, together with many others left our names in ‘hope’. Didn’t I have a big surprise when the day arrived for Carol to make the draw for the lucky winners and I discovered I was one of them, together with Joanne who owns the http://acupofkindness.blogspot.com/. Just before we went away Carol said she’s packed the heart up and it was winging its way from Germany to Wales.
Another surprise came when not one, but two packages arrived, both envelopes beautifully decorated with a Valentine theme. Thank you dear Carol, it has been such a thrill to open the parcels and discover that not only had you sent me the prized Valentine heart, but other gorgeous goodies so prettily wrapped too. First there was the Home and Garden magazine and although I can’t read the articles, it is so beautifully illustrated that it is a joy to simply look at the pictures. However, I do have the advantage that Uli, my German sister in law is moving to Wales in a months time, and when she does, we can share the joy of the magazine when Uli translates it for me, in the meantime, it is especially gorgeous to look at and be inspired.
Even more joy was in store when I opened the contents of the second envelope! A much appreciated little letter from Carol, sheets of lovely Victorian German scraps (I love them), a box of beautiful rose cards (our favourite flowers), a packet of poppy seeds collected from her garden which I shall plant in my friendship garden and not least, the divine paper heart, so exquisitely crafted and decorated on both sides and I have to say, it looks even more stunning in real life.
Thank you dear Carol for all the lovely gifts and especially the heart, it’s wonderful to own one of your hand crafted creations, I shall treasure it always.
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