Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vintage Valentine Swap

Today the mailman brought me the most wonderful box of goodies from Denise, my swap partner in Heidi's Vintage Valentine Swap. It couldn't be more perfect and I couldn't be more pleased!

Denise is a master of presentation and packaging! She had everything arranged just as you see it in the picture above and still managed to package it so not only was nothing broken, nothing was out of place! I knew I loved it before I even took it out of the box.
A closer look - those are bath truffles inside that adorable little bowl. The silver heart is heavy - just right to use for a small paperweight - and so lovely! There's a tin of pink hot chocolate in the center - I love that! And a jar of specialty shop pomegranate jelly, which I will admit to tasting right away - Yummy! I'll add it to my list of favorite jellies. (Seriously Denise, how did you know I was a big fan of jelly?) Don't forget to check out the beautiful ceramic dish that's holding all these wonderful goodies! What's that on the other side you ask? Let me show you!
It's heart shaped, softly scented rose soap tucked inside one of the prettiest little boxes I've ever seen! I'm sure I'll find a use for the box.

And last, but certainly not least, look at this beautiful mug! I told my husband, who doesn't drink coffee, tea or hot chocolate, that I wanted a new mug. He totally didn't understand as I have several mugs and can only use one at a time after all. A new mug is like getting your haircut. A pretty new mug, like the one above, is like like getting the perfect haircut! You just can't help but smile!

Thank you Denise, for such an awesome gift! I'll swap with you anytime! A big thank you to Heidi for hosting amazing swaps and introducing me to such lovely people.


Anonymous said...

OH my goodness!!! YOu totally struck gold (or shall I say RED) with this swap Terri! Loving ALL that you received. Very cool gifts, indeed. Also, that mug is just so pretty I KNOW that your cuppa is going to taste so much better in that pretty cup!

Heidi Ann said...

Terri, What a lovely, lovely box!!!!!.....You deserve it! :)....Heidi XO

Anonymous said...

Beautimous! Dang, I KNEW I should have joined that swap! You got some great stuff, chicky.