Two dear friends and members of
Marie Antoinette Mail Art
surprised me with MAIL LOVE on my birthday
Is there anything more uplifting than a package at the door??
TWO packages at the door!!!
Totally spoiled was I
after having the balloons,
the flowers from son and DIL,
hand made post card from little bird
along with a new bulletin board, a special box for my 'stuff'
and skully socks
AND lots and lots of e-mail love...
AND phone calls.
I was a pretty happy Birthday Girl
Then the mail arrived.
First there was the box from Melanie
and inside was
Not just any box, but an altered cigar box
(she knows I love cigar boxes!!)
And what a beauty it was!!
When you open it this is under the lid
and inside....fabrics and laces, flowers,
and embellishments galore.
All things that hoarding faeries love
in order to create lovely pieces
Thank you, Melanie for bringing such beauty to my day..big hugs.
The second box was from Terri
I was perplexed
because she had already sent me
this lovely fabric piece earlier
inside the latest swap we had
over at Marie Antoinette Mail Art
with a note for a Happy Birthday....
So when I opened the tissue paper and found this!
I was speechless.
for a nano second
then I think I said something like:
"Oh myyyyyyyy goooodddnnnessssss!!!!"
because Miss Terri had sent me
ANOTHER of the Limoges, two handled cups
telling me that now I could have tea with my daughter!
How precious is that??
Oh I love these tea cups.
The first one I won during our Halloween Gala
online at our group
What fun we had.
And now, I have the twin!!
But that was not all!!
No, inside was a most stunning pouch
hand crafted by Terri
her special work I would recognize anywhere.
And inside was this amazing necklace she made for me.
With Topaz stones that are my birthstone.......
We are both Scorpios
Here is the close up of the gorgeous Bee
which has special meaning as I am quite smitten
with the amazing characteristics of the bee
AND as Queen Bee of Marie Antoinette Mail Art group........
Terri, Melanie, and Rhonda are my three 'Helper Bees'
and that is how I often refer to them......
the darling helper bees
and darling they are as I could not possibly manage an online group without them
And this necklace fits beautifully.
It is perfect in every way
and the first time I wore it I received
so many compliments and questions about where I got it.
It is a fun story to tell.
Thank you, Terri, for adding such beauty to my special day.
And that is the story of MAILLOVE
What a wonderful birthday I had.