Monday, January 17, 2011

Special Delivery....The Reveal!

Sorry to keep you waiting.....  Here is my beautiful special delivery.

Oh, how I love a beautifully made tag!

My special delivery came with
special instructions.  Remove the tissue
in the center and give it a gentle fluff.

And GORGEOUS nest...
made especially for me by
Vicki of 2 Bags Full.
( were right!)

And just like a sweet bird would do...
tidbits added here and there...
tucked in just so.

Look at these sweet details!

It will live atop one of my
old iron urns so I can give it a
turn every so often to enjoy
all its beauty.

I will continue to study it, inside and out, top and bottom.  It appears to be knitted (or crocheted) then all the goodies added.  I am in awe of its creation and its creator. is more beautiful than I even thought it would be.  I will cherish it and your friendship for years to come!  Many thanks to you again.


I made mention of a vanity I happened across that I picked up for my granddaughter, Taylor's, 4th birthday.  I wish I had taken a BEFORE shot, but here is the finished product.  I delivered it today and am very pleased how much she loves it.

Taylor is truly a princess!!

Once a cream and rose (and worn) painted vanity,
it now wears Taylor's favorite purple.
(Lavender actually to play off the purple
walls in her room.)

I am pretty proud of this letter T.  I hand sketched it while
looking at my computer screen, cut it out,
traced it onto the vanity, then hand painted
it.  I am very pleased with the result.

So....what do you think?  Good stuff is worth the wait, I hope.  "Kindness is more than deeds.  It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch.  It is anything that lifts another person." (unknown)  Vicki....your kindness has lifted me.

Sending blessings to you all for a great rest of the week ahead.  I hope to talk to you again soon.


  1. Hi sweet Carol!! I absolutely LOVE my nest that Vicki created for me...and yours is just as amazing, what a great idea to place it in an urn too!!! I put mine in an old bird cage that I painted cream...they truly are all so beautiful!!! And I love the vanity you painted for your sweet granddaughter, she will love it for so many years to come Carol....I hope you are having a wonderful new year, hugs and love, Dawn

  2. That is so cute and what a sweet friend to send that to you!!!

  3. *Thud* (That's the sound of me fainting from that gorgeous nest.) She doesn't miss a detail, does she? GORGEOUS. Taylor's vanity is beautiful, too! You did a wonderful job. Mind sharing what color lavender you used?


  4. Carol-
    Your photos of the nest are absolutely stunning! Someof the best that I have seen of the nests in their new home!! Thank you so much for giving this little nest such a beautiful place to live - you have made this Mama Knitter very happy!

    The little desk that you created for your little grand daughter is adorable - she is absolutely a precious little girl!!


  5. Just stumbled onto your blog! I love that nest you made with the little eggs! Going to go check out Vicki's blog too! You should link up to my garden party? Cottage Flora Thursday's?xoxo

  6. How lovely! I love the sweet vanity. Congrats on the handpainted initial. It's a bit scary, isn't it? But it's just lovely.

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.


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