Thursday, 21 May 2009

A very merry "Un Birthday" to me!!

This morning I had a lovely surprise before I went to work. The postman arrived with a parcel for me. I had taken part in Mel's first ever swap and it was my first ever swap too. I was worried that I hadn't put the right kind of things/enough/decent quality items into the parcel I had sent to Becki (who will be appearing in my sidebar when the PC behaves!!!), and when her parcel arrived my heart sank. I said to my hubby that Becki would certainly be disapointed with the parcel I had sent, because her gifts were totally out of this world!! (turns out she was delighted with them - phew!!!) I was utterly thrilled to bits. I felt as if the sender had known me for many years - and not for less than a week by blog!! The theme of the swap had been Roses, and the box was wrapped in this sumptious paper.


I did remember to take photographs before I tore into it!! The box contained Cath Kidston toiletries, a fabulous heart, a great mug (how did you know that the handle had broken off my work mug last week?), a cute little tin - great for pins, a sweet pottery pomander, napkins,and a vintage postcard (how did you know that I have collected postcards since I was 8 years old??!!!). I was so giddy!! Then just as I was clearing away the wrappings, I discovered the best gift of all - a fantastic vintage embroidered table cloth!! I will use it all summer. Many many thanks Becki - you are so generous and you have really made my day. This swapping malarkey could become an addiction - its better than a birthday!!




13 comments:

lesley said...

I think this is a lovely idea Diane, and so personal. I swop foodie things with a friend in the States, it feels like Christmas when they arrive....always a kid at heart! thanks for sharing...

lesley said...

p.s. i still fancy James LOL ..shhh

Melanie said...

Lovely swap gifts. xxxx

noelle said...

How wonderful. I have never done a swap,perhaps i ought to start. What lovely things you received. I forgot to say earlier that the gallery i told you about is open wed-sun 12-4 cheers have a good holiday x x:)

Tabiboo said...

It's a great feeling isn't it! The smallest gesture that means the world especially on the right day.

Here's to blog swapping like you I am absolutely addicted!!

take care,

Nina x

ps. thank you so much for your lovely words. Nx

bekimarie said...

I'm so pleased you're happy with your gifts. I've really enjoyed this swap and yes they can become addictive lol!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Julia said...

Oh Diane what a lovely thing to receive! Id have been over-the-moon with delight myself!!

Swaps are a nice idea arent they? I did an art print swap once with another artist, which was nice!!

Have a smashing bank hol, love Julia xxx

Lisa said...

What a wonderfully generous parcel of rosiness.
Hope you enjoy them all.
Lisa

Rosie said...

What pretty things to receive in the post:) Have a great weekend:)

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Diane, that looks like a lovely rosy bunch of gifts. Was your swap partner from the UK or the USA? I only ask as I follow a few blogs from the US and it seems to be quite a popular thing to participate in over there. Thankyou for sharing your gifts and have a wonderful weekend.

noelle said...

ah Diane, great to have you back. Hope you had a lovely holiday. There were some lovely sunsets while you were here. Friday nights was lovely,i was working ,but in this job we drive around to peoples houses, so i pass Porthmeor most nights just about the right time! Sorry you got lost!!!!:) speak soon , look forward to your photos, i'm presuming you took lots! see ya.

summerfete said...

Hi Dianne
I think we must have been ships in the night!
Actually we were in st ives four days before the bank holiday, so maybe not the same week.

We generally prefer to be in the far field on the left. If we were there at the same time you wouldnt have missed our red and white van!

How strange!

Clare

Pom Pom said...

How wonderful! What a display of happy stuff!