Monday, April 2, 2007

A mailbox full of goodness!!!!

It's never fun to come back from a much needed vacation, but this return home last night was completely different, thanks to my sweet fellow bloggers!

Above and below these words you'll see pictures of the beautifully crafted faux cupcakes, straight from the talented hands of Colleen at Frostings and Sparkles These gorgeous cupcakes are mouthwateringly realistic! I don't know how she does it, but they are wonderful!


And as you can see by the picture below, I was completely spoiled by my wonderful swap partner Melissa. (Check out Melissa's awesome blog ...here) Just look at all the vintage cheer she packed into my box: the enamel pan, the crocheted potholder, the glass butter dish and sweet silver butter knife (I forgot to take of pic of those! I will post one later), the perfect 1940's style pitcher, the gorgeous vintage tablecloth, the sweet strawberry banner and the graphically gorgeous antique egg carton and the red handled spoon... I love everything!!!!! But my favorite item has to be the handmade collage. "She put the kitsch in kitchen". I LOVE it! She is such a talented artist, a really sweet person, and was a fantastic swap partner.

Thanks again to Jenny of Everyday is a Holiday for hosting such a fun swap :-)!



I can't wait to share some pics of our brief vacation with you all. I hope to do so within the next couple of days. I also need to catch up on all of your blogs! I am sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, but now that things have settled here a bit, I plan to sit down with a nice cup of hot cocoa tonight and catch up with everyone. As always, your kind comments here are much appreciated. For those of you who are interested, the Alice doll is now available on my Glitter and Grunge page. Any blog reader that decides to adopt her this month will receive 15% off. Please let me know in your ordering email that you read my blog to get the discount.

15 comments:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What amazing treasures! I really thought the cupcakes were real, and I wondered how she got the frosting from smudging! heehee And those vintage kitchen treasures - scrumptious!!!

Clare said...

I too thought the cupcakes were real before I read your text! Your lovely vintage & kitsch package was full of fantastic delights! Coming home after a break can be rather saddening - but returning to all those lovely goodies more than lifts the spirits!

Ragged Roses said...

What gorgeous presents - cakes and vintage treasures. Lucky you! Looking forward to seeing photos of your holiday too!
Kim x

Marie said...

I just love the cupcakes and I adore the vintage kitchen goodies! You are a very lucky swapper!

ShoezyCakes said...

SO glad you like them :D :D I have to tell you again how amazing your Alice is, seriously drool-worthy!! The swap stuff looks fantastic, I wanted to get in on it, but I was really busy at the time, I am so joining the next one, looks like you got some super stuff!

"Early Bird" said...

I just love getting packages from blog friends...look like you got some great things...how blessed you are!

jenny holiday said...

Ohh Jenny!! First, the cupcakes are so so fun!! Really cute! I wonder if Colleen would do custom colors? : )

Ohh boy Melissa truly put together some fabbb stuff!! Everything is just so so perfect! So happy you both signed up! Thank you!! : )

I hope you had a great time on vacation!! Can't wait for pics!

I owe you a looong email! : )

xoxo Jenny

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

You have such a cute blog. I love all your little characters. I'll be back to visit often!

Naturegirl said...

With a name like the ~polka dot pixie~ from Arizona..I just had to come by and visit as I have a pixie of a grandaughter in Arizona and in the summer I have pixies and fairies that giggle and whisper about my ~secret garden!~ nice stopping by..I see a few of my friends have been here! :)NG

Heidi said...

Great kitchen swap items! That was a fun swap! Also, I though the cupcakes were real too!!! Just like my bunnies I won, I thought at first they were real! There sure is talent out there!

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh... what an amazing artist she is!! WOW, I just have to go check out her out... those cupcakes are to die for!

I'm loving your vintage treasures, you are a lucky girl!
Tiffany

amyelisedesigns said...

Fabulous cupcakes and what great stuff from the Vintage Kitchen Swap too!

Peta said...

Love those cakes, they are divine. And you got fantastic things for your swap, lucky you!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

I didn't comment already?? So glad you like your little goodies!! I'm loving those cupcakes! WOW! xo-Mel

Rosemary said...

Hey sweet girl! I saw the kitschy delights you made for melissa for the swap. I don't suppose you might eventually take orders for some would ya? I love the faces on the little tomato and cherry hangers! They match my teatowels! You are very clever :) Anyway, i need some for my kitchen! Rosemary aka retro-rosie