So, now are you ready to see the closet I received in the swap??

Are you??

Well, hold on tight

because this is so amazing you may just fall down!!

This is what I saw when I opened the box from Debi

beautiful blue tulle with a vintage enamel and rhinestone pin!

After carefully unwrapping,

I truly gasped

and just stared...

to take it all in

See those little door handles??
look closely..
they are like old fashioned glass knobs..more rhinestones?

And look at the paper roses and bead stems and tulle
and a golden crown with more rhinestones!!

And I didn't even OPEN it yet!!

O.K...are you ready???????? won't believe it...

I promise you............

HAVE YOU EVER??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
are you sitting there with eyes wide and mouth open?

Look at the lace dress - handmade!

Do you see the little hat boxes??? handmade!

Do you see the little embroidery hoop with the letter 'M'??
yes...she made and embroidered that teeny thing that is maybe an inch!!

The perfume bottles...made from beads!
Do you not love that little portrait of Louis?
Too darling

paper roses in a vase

little box and bowl with gems
and are those tiny shoes THE MOST PRECOUS OF ALL??
yes, handmade, teeny versions of paper shoes we made a few months back.

Portrait of Marie
and a parasol....

hand fan, necklaces...yes, yes, and yes

even a little journal

This was the most fabulous swap.
Everyone put their whole heart into their pieces
and it showed.

Thank you, thank you,Debi, and your mister

who actually found the two wooden
boxes for her and put them together and cut the little shelves!!!

He's a 'keeper'!

I feel so very, very lucky.

Go on over to Debi's blog and tell her Rella sent you

and see even better photos of this magnificent closet.


peggy gatto said...

An unbelievable treasure! What love and artistry went into this special swap!!!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

beautiful Nita

debi said...

Oh Rella, I got such a kick out of reading your post!

I'm so happy that you like your closet. I've been stopping to stare at mine every time I walk through the livingroom.

It was definitely a sweet swap!

Lori said...

oh, my!!! that is stunning...Debi really outdid herself...all of the little details are so beautiful...what a lovely thing to own:)

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Rella!!! That is just stunning!! Look at all those tiny little details! Debi did such a fabulous job creating this piece! Thank you so much for sharing it! :)

La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely amazing detail! just lovely!! xoxo

Claudia said...

Oh, that Debi is so talented! Simply stunning - inside and out. Wow.


Debby said...

GULP!!! Rella, your closet piece from Debi is so amazing. Oh you lucky girl! Words can't describe the beauty of this. I know you will treasure this piece.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I just saw the pictures on Terri's site, too. That is truly one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen. And to get it as a swap is more than amazing!

I am just dazzled at the things that come out of that swap group...incredible!


Romeo said...

Okay so "she" is amazed and wowed with your beautiful closet. I too think it's fantastic. But you know what else I'm thinking?

Yep, that's right Debi is a cat. Read that again, it will still say, "Debi is a cat".


Because to make those little paper shoes and work with all that detail, she would have to have paws. Hands would have been too big and clumsy. So see? Debi has to be a cat.

Hey wait, does Debi have a cat?!?! Ah, mystery solved, yes?


Romeo and "her"

Ineke van den Akker said...


Terri said...

That is totally amazing!!!
Debi is such an artist!
I am so thrilled for you that you received this from her.