Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Surprise in the mail

On the weekend, I received a surprise in the mail. My friend Esther of Mes illusions baroques sent me a little package filled with goodies and treasures. I'm sure you all know Esther - if not, hurry over to her blog - she is such an extremely talented girl and you will be amazed!!

Well, Esther is a girl after my heart - she just knew I was going to miss going to the flea market and sent me some goodies she found at a flea market in France. Look those beautiful antique (around 1900) glasses!

These wonderful little match boxes from the fifties - one of them is still full of matches!

An art tag, one of her gorgeous beaded rings (with my initial!) and she sent me some of the angels she has altered!!!

Look at this altered tin - amazing!

And this is what is inside!

She sent me a little bundle of lavender from her garden - I wish I could share the delightful perfume with you.

A specialty of Provence - lavender syrup. I can't wait to try this in a glas of sparkling wine...

Thank you, Esther, for your kind and generous spirit!

Sorry about the not so great photos - it is extremely overcast and rainy and I just can't get any decent photos taken.

17 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hello
How wonderful your package was! Nice to have friends living in France... of course you can pop over anytime, one of my favorite places but Germany is spectacular especially at Christmas!
Blessings
Rebecca

SummersStudio said...

What a beautiful surprise. It's just perfect to brighten up a gloomy winter day. Esther is such a sweet soul.

Narrative jewelry said...

So wonderful treasures Renate ! May i come and have a glass of sparkling wine added to some lavender syrup with you, maybe in the lovely vintage glasses ?

sherry ♥ lee said...

A true treasure trove from one treasure hunter to another!

TesoriTrovati said...

That Esther is the most awesome dear friend. How nice of her to send you such an unexpected treat. Great finds and it is like she knows exactly what you will love. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

lilylovekin said...

I love getting presents in the mail, what a treat. I've never heard of lavender syrup it sounds great. What a treat.

Judy said...

What a wonderful surprise for you! She is a dear that Esther! Enjoy all your new treasures!

Esther said...

héhéhé!! Rena!! you've forgot to say that You always send me gorgeous treasures!! and are a very sweet and générous friend!! enjoy!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

it's great having friends that are full of surprises...

sharon said...

You hit the jackpot Renate!! We are sooo lucky to know the lovely and generous Esther!! We are all so lucky to know each other!!
Enjoy those gifts!!

diane said...

Renate~what a beautiful surprise! Surely deserved.....

Cindy said...

Renata, what a wonderful surprise from the extremely generous Esther. The package is packed full of gorgeous things...I loved looking at the pictures of all the goodies. Her altered tins are so cool!! I've never seen anything like them.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You deserve all of the pleasures she sent. You are a gift. Blessings.

Diane said...

WOW! You are one lucky girl to have a friend like that. You got some wonderful things...love them all! Hugs, Diane

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita!!!

You most certainly are a lucky girl!! What wonderful treasures dear Esthernita sent!! I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

What a great pot of goodies! Esther is so sweet!

Laura said...

What a lovely surprise for you! Esther must be as sweet as she is talented to send you such a wonderful treasure trove of delights.