Thursday, October 11, 2007

Looky Looky At What Lori Sent!

Looky Looky At What Lori Sent!

Girls, anytime you get a package that looks THIS PRETTY, you just KNOW it is gonna be heavenly, no matter what is inside!
My dear friend Lori from Pink Faded Roses sent me this surprise package in the mail ~ well not exactly a surprise as she had been "teasing" me for weeks about "something" that she was putting together for me! But I couldn't pull it out of her as to what it was going to be.
Boy, she really knows how to pack a lot of goodies into a box! There were little dress & shoe notepads, wedding graphics, glittery bows with little pink butterflies........
....cherubs, wallie roses, the cutest tiny pink clothespin.....Even silk rose petals scattered throughout the box!
Gorgeously wrapped presents.....
I wish she could have seen how my hands were shaking as I carefully opened each individual present. I giggled, I cried, I squealed with delight!
Lori knows I have a passion for anything GONE WITH THE WIND, so she often posts little snippets of trivia or pics from the movie or from that time period for me in her wonderful blog.
She surprised me with a wonderful Scarlett O'Hara figurine that I had never seen before. Hmmmm, I feel another new collection coming on!!
Look at the actual photograph of Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh on the front inset of Scarlett's gown. Isn't this just too beautiful for words?!?!

Lori, Scarlett is sitting in a place of honor at the base of my staircase. I pass by her millions of times a day, & everytime I do, I SMILE & think of you!!
Now THIS is what made me cry. My daughter is getting married in just a few weeks & of course Lori & I talk lots of wedding talk, so she made this precious wedding cake box just for me. It says Daughter's Wedding Day, is glittered, has a beautiful heart charm, millinery flowers, pink satin cording, some beautiful button adornments that had belonged to Lori's dear mother & tiny gold rings, & sheet music, & lovely pink roses! Lori really poured her heart into making this special treat & luckily this one will last forever & never give me any extra calories!!
Inside is a beautiful white rose, more awesome wedding graphics, & more pretty pink roses. What else would you expect from the Pink Faded Roses girl?
This is just exquisite & I'm so proud of it. I will treasure it always. Maybe we should all twist Lori's arm into making some of these to sell on etsy or eBay. She would definitely get some customers as her work is impeccable!
Look at the frilly pleated lace base & the lace "Icing" swags and the sweet satin roses all over it!

Thanks so much Lori for such a sweet remembrance & for always being there for me. I feel so blessed to count you among my dearest of friends & always look forward to hearing from you & reading your amazing blog!

Love & Hugs,



Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a precious friend you have...what delightful things she sent to you !
Thanks for sharing them with us...


Sharon said...

Step what a wonderful surprise you received. The wedding cake box is magnificent and yes she should make them for sale.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bliss wedding cake box from Lori!!! How surprised and thrilled you must have been when you opened it. Everything in your package was gorgeous!

vickie said...

Oh Steph, what wonderful presents!
Everything is just beautiful, I know you will treasure them always.

Dolly said...

Ohhh Steph I can feel the love!!!!
Lori did an amazing job creating the perfect mommy of the bride cake!
Its simply stunning!
I have goosebumps!

You lucky girl....everything is wonderful!

Luvs ya, Dolly

celestina marie said...

Steph, WOW! what beautiful treasures from Lori. That cake box is really an amazing piece. I love everything. It must have felt like Christmas for you.
HUGS, Celestina

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

GORGEOUS STEPH! Isnt Lori the sweetest person? She just goes all out!! I have been telling her for so long to sell on eBay and Etsy! She would do wonderful! What a beautiful keepsake to remind you of this fun, wonderful, happy time in you and your daughter's life! You deserve it all!

Love ya,

Natasha Burns said...

How utterly fabulous!!!! You are so lucky, how sweet is Lori!!!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Stephanie, what a beautiful parcel of beautiful gifts. The wedding cake box, how lovely, you can keep all your daughters wedding momento's in it. But Scarlett, I am green as in her gown, with envy! Gorgeous - xo

Bertie said...

Shoot! I published my comment on the wrong post. Sorry!

Aunt May's Cottage

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful gift! Lori is such a sweet lady!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Stephanie!
Nothing like a box in the mail like this to help one to feel better!!! She really knows how to put a gift together! THOUGHTFUL! The best ingredient of all, and she topped t off with loads of talent : )
I am glad that you feel better!


Hiya Steph,

How lucky are we to have such a sweet and thoughtful friend like Lori. She is amazing sending you all those beautiful things. AND THAT CAKE !!! WOWEEEE it is sooo gorgeous. Lets get her to make some and sell them DEFINATELY.
I bet it felt like Christmas when you saw that parcel!

Luv Shann xo

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Stephanie, you must have thought all your Christmases had come at once!! What a delight, I would have spent all day unpacking that parcel

Alison Gibbs said...

Stephanie, what wonderful gifts from Lori. Love the wedding cake box and everything else.

Scrappy Moments said...

Love The Cake Box, What Beautiful Treasures ~ Love Your Blog, Everything is so beautiful..



Hi Stephanie, back again, finally. Wow, did Lori ever do herself proud with all those goodies. How lucky you are. They are just too gorgeous. Pop on over to my bloc & have a peep at all the stuff I got from Shannon's Cotton & Candy swap.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Ali said...

As I wander through blogland it is moments like this, that i realise how many friendships have blossomed out of such a gathering. what a treasured friendship hon, you are very blessed.ox Ali