Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Surprises in the Mail!

I just love it when the postman delivers me a package that I wasn't even expecting to receive! And that is exactly what happened recently! My dear friend Bertie at Aunt May's Cottage knows how much I adore GONE WITH THE WIND items, so look what she sent me!!!

2 gorgeous Bradford Exchange GWTW Collectors Plates from the Costuming of a Legend: Dressing Gone with the Wind!! And generous Miss Bertie wasn't about to forget my daughter who is getting married in November ~ she also tucked in the neatest book called Bride's Little Book of Cakes and Toasts by the editors of Brides Magazine!

I think they look great with my little GWTW ornament figurines wearing the same costumes!

The amazing Walter Plunkett was the costume designer for the movie & his sketches are inset in small cameo ovals on each 22K gold rimmed plate.

The first one "The Green Sprigged Dress" is of Scarlett O'Hara in her barbeque dress that she wore to Twelve Oaks. I've placed my small Franklin Mint figurine & my Hallmark ornament beside this plate.

Next is "The Red Dress" that Scarlett wore to Ashley's birthday party. Wasn't she a vixen in this one? Vivien Leigh was a real beauty. I've placed my Dave Grossman figurine & another Hallmark ornament next to this plate.

Bertie is a true blue friend & has a wonderful new blog called Aunt May's Cottage & a fantastic website, too, so please go visit her & tell her hello! She offers the most incredible items for your romantic home & has very interesting information on the Victorian era. I can attest to her superb craftsmanship in all she makes!

I've gotten many items from her that will be incorporated into my daughter's wedding, so a little closer to the wedding date, I'll post pictures of those!

And yes, Lori, very soon I'll be posting pics of the rest of my GONE WITH THE WIND collection!



Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh look at that gorgeous red dress!!! Don't you wish you could have one like that...AND be able to wear it??? lol


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my! Bertie is just the sweetest person! You must have been so excited to open these beautiful treasures! How exciting!! We are so lucky to be part of such a wonderful, loving and supportive group of women! I love the plates and I love Gone With The Wind! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved it!


Miss Rhea said...

I have a Miss Scarlet Madame Alexander doll that I got for my birthday when I was a kid ! Oh Rhett Butler, they sure dont make them like YOU anymore ! lol. Bertie IS a sweetie !!

Natasha Burns said...

How lovely of Bertie to do that! I bet you are tickled pink!

Cherub*Kisses said...

Well, I do declare!!
What a sweet sweet lady :o) Gone With the Wind is a favorite of mine too!
Have a great day Steph!!!

Bertie said...

Steph! What a wonderful way to wake up this morning! Those plates look AWESOME in your home with your collection. I'm so glad I saw them before they were snatched up. They are just perfect with those little figurines.

GWTW still remains my favorite movie of all time! Thanks so much for brightening my day.

Connie said...

Miss Bertie is a sweetheart; we all KNOW that! And what a treat to receive your favorite items in the mail. WOW! A real treat. I love your sweet blog, Lucy, my friend!! Hah

Kari said...

Ahhhh...Gone With the Wind. Love that stuff!


Steph, those plate are just lovely. What a sweet friend you have. I always adored that "barbecue" dress (however did they fit into them) and that hat. I don't think they ate much of the barbecue. She truly was beautiful, wasn't she.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Lori said...

Stephanie, I guess know is the best time as ever to shock your pants offor shorts, excuse the pun! I HAVE NEVER SEEN GONE WITH THE WIND! Honest, and I am embarassed to say so. Now before half of blog world hyperventilates I will go get one at the library and return this weekend with my review! I do love the costumes alot! And if you get stumped in an area for the wedding for ideas just give a jingle! Love, Lori

Ele at A Bit of Pink Heaven said...

Hey I have Rhett and Scarlett Madame Alexander dolls too! Scarlett was the first Madame Alexander doll I received. Bertie is such a sweetheart and her website is soooo pretty.

vickie said...

Hi Steph, now you need those "Scarlet and Rhett" dolls I told you about, for your wonderful collection!!!Love that red dress.
Bertie what a wonderful surprise for Stephanie. I love your website too.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...


Your new Gone with the Wind goodies are wonderful! How sweet of Bertie to do that. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding of your daughter!

Have a wonderful day!

Michele said...

How nice to receive something in the mail that is just so special. What a dear friend Bertie is.
I love your collection, you'll have to show us more.