Friday, January 3, 2014

T'was the Season for Giving and Receiving

Just a couple of very lovely gift to share
that I received at the end of 2013
to show you some
wonderful talent from beautiful bloggers.

Firstly this from Dorthe
a very dear woman whose friendship
has blossomed into something very special and dear
to my heart over
the years of blogging.

We are always surrounded by angels

 and it is something quite unique to 

see them become represented through the eyes

of talented people such as the likes of Dorthe -

Isn't her dress in broderie anglais lace so beautiful
and her little stitched shoes?

Snow white hair  with her dress adorned in laces and pearls!

with no detail unfinished.  She truly is a Winter Angel
from the Northern Hemisphere.

She is as adorable as her creator don't you think?
and so many others can testify to this!!!
Heartfelt thanks my dear dear friend
she will live in my studio until
Christmas comes around again.
From another part of the world in North Carolina
came this beautiful  Christmas box from
(Artful Affirmations)

filled to the brim with the most beautiful and surprising gifts

you could imagine. My jaw just dropped!

There is so much giving in the spirit of love

when your bloggy friends really "know" you!
A vintage Christmas Angel collage

a most beautiful linen Christmas stocking also
from the hands of Terri

edged in layers of tattered, worn and stained
vintage laces!
So much love and thought gone into all the little details of
these beautiful creations!

Inside the handmade stocking there were also a number

of little parcels containing all number of things from
a container of paper snowflakes,
seam binding, reels of laces,
a number of linen doilies, a vintage lace collar,

 a magnificent piece of vintage tattered black embroidered
lace, buttons, a medal of Mary and other pieces
to embellish with.

In the box also were some special pieces of French
ephemera as well as some cabinet cards of women
and some of Terri's favorite tea bags of
baked cinnamon apple which, no doubt,
she has shared with all those who follow her
Teacup Tuesday posts.

My heart has been so touched by these amazing treasures
that Terri has keeping her eye out for in
planning this amazing gift!

Now who wouldn't feel blessed to have friends
 like these? I know for sure that I am!
Thank you so very much for showing me so much kindness
I am so very very appreciative!

The very least I could offer is a bouquet of roses

straight from the garden!

Let there be plenty of love to share around everyday
with everyone that you can - it could even be a wonderful
New Year's resolution!

xox Suzy


  1. What beautiful gifts, Suzy! Thanks for sharing. I hope your New Year got off to a wonderful start! XO Sue

  2. OMG, what wonderful roses!!!! Excatly as I love them!
    Hugs and kisses

  3. lovely gifts & such beautiful roses. I've enjoyed catching up here with all your wonderful creations & links to others tho I was sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Wishing you the best 2014 possible. Happy New Year!

  4. What treasures were sent to you from dear friends. They do know you and I know that you will create some beautiful creations with them.

    Your roses are oh so lovely, thank you for sharing them.

    Have a wonderful 2014.


  5. Beautiful gifts from beautiful friends, you are truly blessed, Suzy! Oh, to have roses from the garden, I can only dream as we are blanketed in white.
    enJOY a Happy New Year,

  6. Hi dear Suzy,
    such bbeautiful gifts you received from dear Dorthe and Terry.Enjoy and have a wonderful 2014.TFS.
    Hugs and love,

  7. All the special details of each gift was amazing! From their heart to yours, there is no friend like one who knows your passion.

    Happy New Year Suzy! xo Rhonda

  8. So many beautiful gifts of love. Dorthe's angel is stunning, she always creates such unique pieces and I love the touch of driftwood she added.

  9. You must have one of the most beautiful rose gardens in all the world. These are so tender and lovely. Your gifts are treasures to behold, also. Yet you probably know that I love photos of roses. You did a beautiful arrangement by laying them down like they had just been cut and not put in a vase yet. Beautiful, just beautiful. Happy New Year.

  10. My dear ,dear Suzy,
    thank you for the beautiful words, you are a very dear and close friend, and I treasure our writings back and forth, and am happy you loved my little gifts.
    And dear Terri, send you so many wonderful things, what an overflood of laces and beautiful things to create with. I so love her angel hanger, it is beautiful, as is the stocking, too .
    You are loved ,my sweet friend, not only by me, but by so many other dear friends.
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

  11. Such wonderful gifts you have received made with love for you in mind. The attention to detail on both Dorthe and Terri's gifts is amazing. Each tiny gift is given for you to use in your own work, laces, ribbons even a tea bag to use whilst you work. They really are treasures. The roses from your garden are just exquisite. Happy New Year Suzy.

  12. What a beautiful post. All of the lovely items are true works of love. There are so many gracious people in blogland. Thanks for sharing the lovely designs.

    Hoping our temps rise a little now a -10, that our 35mph winds dissipate,and that the lovely blowing snow finds a spot to land. Preparing for -30 tonight! hoping we have electricity though it all
    Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year.

  13. Such wonderful gifts made with love from your dear friends...I could gaze at them for hours...the roses are Beautiful...Have a happy weekend... Hugs May x x

  14. Beautiful gifts for a beautiful person from amazing bloggy friends, it doesn't get much better than that, does it? Both Dorthe and Terri have exquisite taste and they obviously know you so well, their gifts are so perfect for you. You are much loved, my friend! xxx

  15. Hello Suzy,
    Dorthe's gifts for you are so lovely! The angle is just so very sweet! Everything she makes is made beautifully with love.
    Thank you for your kind words about my gifts to you sweetie. I am so glad you are enjoying them.
    Your roses are stunning. I wish I could breathe in their rosey fragrance.
    Happy New Year! A year full of creating!

  16. Belated New Year Wishes to you Suzy
    I was going to write ... beautiful gifts for a beautiful woman then I spied Liz' words! It is however true. Your sweet friends showered you with kindness because of the beauty in your own heart.
    They are the most stunning of creations and also the goodies for you to display so artfully or create with.

  17. What beautiful treasures and gifts! Happy New Year! XO

  18. Suzy, your gifts are truly amazing as well as the friends who give and receive! Dorthe's angel is oh so gorgeous down to the sweetest details and the stunning card she made, and Terri's box filled with vintage treasures and the homeade stocking are just so incredible, my head is spinning with all this gorgeousness! You are blessed!

  19. Such beautiful gifts Suzy! And your roses are so lovely that I can almost smell them from here...

  20. coucou
    quel plaisir d'ouvrir un si
    beau colis
    tout semble si merveilleux
    j'aime beaucoup les petits oeufs
    d'oiseaux ♥♥♥
    à bientôt
    edith (iris)

  21. Quite magical gifts from your friends, dear Suzy! That shows how popular you are:-)

    Thank you for your nice comment and your congratulations. I have thrown your name into the big lottery pot.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and smile

  22. My heart is racing at the rate of knots and skipping beats at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Beautiful gifts from two very kind and generous friends.
    You are blessed dear Suzy.

    May all your dreams be fulfilled in 2014
    HUGS and love
    Shane XOX

  23. all is luscious and so vintage pretty. Those roses are gorgeous. I think in will buy some of that tea too.

  24. Ohhhh to be able to enjoy fresh cut roses-- snow and freezing temps here!

    All your gifts are so beautiful Suzy-- each and everyone a treasure. Dorthe's winter angel is simply stunning-- I have 3 of her beautiful angels and they are so very special to me.

    I'm sure you must be enjoying your beautiful summer--


  25. Such lovely gifts! Can tell you are loved!

  26. Amazing treasures that I know for certain will be put to good use. Your friends know what you like!!

  27. Your lovely gifts from Dorthe Dear and Terri Teatime are just perfect for you and your vintage lacy style. Gifts made from the heart are the very best kind. Happy New Year Blessings Dear...

  28. You are Dearly Loved sweet Suzy!
    Beautiful gifts form lovely ladies!
    Hugs Lynn


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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