Today I am sharing with you a most wonderful
exchange I have recently had with my
dear friend, Marie, from
and I'm sure that this post will certainly inspire you too!!!
This is the first thing that jumped out at me when I opened
this parcel from Marie -
How very true!
Look at how beautifully Marie presented her
swap with me!
Marie has a special way of presenting her gifts
to friends! So much thought has gone
into this wrapping.
This was what I found inside!
Oh my!!! Aren't these women looking so strong
determined and powerful?
Perhaps a little sad!
Don't you always wonder about their lives?
So elegantly dressed with their lace collars
That piece of jewellery has been so beautifully altered
by Marie too!
and look at the dear little felted lace heart!
It really must have been a huge deal
to dress up for these photo
The quality of the printed cards is so strong -
they were meant to last lifetimes
and they probably will!
(in the right hands that is!!!)
They deserve to be kept in a special place
don't you think?
and I will share that special place
further along in this post.
Along with these cards also came a stunning
tag made by Marie also in her own special
and these napkins - with a bird theme - of course!
This is what Marie received from me from Australia -
- a packet full of vintage laces and a few other little bits and bobs
that I thought Marie might just love to include in
her gorgeous creations!
Now for some antique and vintage lace pieces
A girl can never have enough of this stuff
and often we think they are much to treasured to use
but it is these pieces which make our creations so very special!
and so appreciated
because of the many hours that have
gone into the lacemaking!
Some of these pieces include laced edged collars.
Such fine netted lace!
As I have a small collection of vintage post cards
and a some original cabinet cards
I thought it might be time for me to
honour these women and give
a home in this album
which I can just reach out for
when I need to find just that inspirational image.
So receiving this very beautiful package from Marie
was just the prompt I needed.
So thank you dear friend for sharing in this most rewarding
swap. I will always have the memories filed
in my heart and in my new album
to remember the lovely friend
that you are!
I will be linking this post to Blissful Whites Wednesday
with Becky at www.timewashed.com and to
Thank you to all my new followers and to everyone
who takes the time to leave a thoughtful
comment - you are really appreciated
so much by me ♥♥♥