Saturday, March 14, 2009


I'm sharing some of this week's surprises with you since they so nicely fit into the "Pink" Saturday category!!

I received the above beautifully wrapped gift in the mail from my dear PRH Sis Vickie of Visuals by Vickie & thought it odd since I had recently placed an order with her & already had received it. I was also especially excited since it came delightfully wrapped and was made by my sweet friend Celeste of La Rea Rose! Please ignore the ripped paper, as I started tearing before I remembered to grab the camera!! Shows how excited I was, huh?!?

This adorable int'l. coffee tin container was what was inside. Celeste adds her signature handpainted roses & birdies, & delicate lace trim to transform these into adorable little storage containers like this at her wonderful etsy shop here. And I had seen several sell that I wasn't quick enough to get in her etsy I need to figure out how Vic knew I was wanting one!!! This one is just perfect, as it reminds me of Vic & me ~ she's the cute blonde, I'm the brunette!

Just perfect for PINK SATURDAY!!!
Earlier I had ordered a sweet little sterling silver teapot necklace from sweet Vickie, & it arrived in the most glorious of packages!!!

Vic always pays great attention to detail in her packaging & presenting of items ~ I should know as we've been swap partners before & I can attest to the fact that the packaging is always given as much thought as the actual gift!!

Isn't it amazing how she presented the necklace attached to a vintage hankie on a soft bed of Easter grass in this beautiful box?!?!

Oh, I just about died when I saw it!

Sterling Silver Victorian dangle drop, sterling figaro chain, & the most precious little teapot made using a beautiful porcelain rose bead!!

She also included this pretty PINK roses chintz porcelain teabag holder that I will use next to my kitchen sink to hold my rings when I do dishes.

Vic also has some beautiful new postcards with her logo on them with the most awesome scene ~ again perfect for PINK Saturday. If you have a few minutes you really must stop by her website here & check her items out. She has a keen eye for the unique & unusual & has wonderful items, everything from angels, figurines, vintage china, jewelry, Victorian items, & some terrific new candles that I'm just dying to try!

We had a family dinner tonight & I wore my new teapot necklace & everyone just raved about it!! Thanks so much Vic & Celeste for making this be such a happy PINK week for me!
I love seeing everyone's pinkness!! Please visit our sweet hostess, Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to visit more Pink Saturday participants!

PINK Saturday Hugs,


HiHo said...

nothing better than getting something in the mail...unless it's wrapped and pretty!
happy pink

Dru said...

Very pretty - Happy Pink Saturday

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Gift Wrapping for me is extremely important! Presentation is everything. I really enjoyed your beautiful packages! Love them!

~ Gabriela ~

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday Stephanie!
Love those pinks! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.


Susan said...

Beautiful pinks! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Jennifer said...

Steph,The box Vickie sent you is adorable!The rest of the pics wont load for me but I can just imagine how beautiful they are.Hugs! Love You,Jen

Happy Pink Sat

Connie said...

Love Bunny still can't get used to "everything is a blog" in this house including his "words"!!! LOL LOL Yep, he lives with a manic blogger. Even meals and opening gifts!

Love ya and smooches for mum,

Margie said...

What lovely *pink* things! The little teapot necklace is so adorable! It came so beautifully packaged, I'm afraid I would have been tempted to leave it in the box to admire that way! tee hee! I would have eventually broke down to wear it though, it's so sweet!

Have a lovely *pink* day!

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, Happy Pink Saturday. Wow what a sweet gift from Vickie made by Celeste. How pretty, Celeste makes the most beautiful things! THat little teapot necklace from Vickie is stunning. I'll have to go back and visit her website again, I've not been there for awhile. That crochet hankie is beautiful too and the box it was in.
Love You, SHirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Vintage To Chic said...

Good Morning Lucky Lady, They are beautiful.
Hope you have a great week.

EnglishCottageRose said...

Stephanie, You hit pay dirt and have a wonderful friend to thank for it. Lovely is the word that comes to mind, just lovely. Happy Pink Saturday and please note that the name I use to sign off with is not my Pink Sat. name. I can't find a way to change it, Char

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I really enjoyed them!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie.

Your gift is very lovely as is the sweet necklace you purchased. I love it when you order or receive something that has been so beautifully makes for a wonderful "pink" feeling inside.


Beverly said...

Stephanie, all of these things are so lovely. What a special mail week you had. I know you are enjoying everything.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,
Hope my pink sister in Texas has been well. I love your teapot necklace with the rose. It was made all the more beautiful with the presentation. Always a pleasure to stop by & see your blog.
Pink hugs
Vicki Pink Pearl Girl

Chandy said...

Wow, such pink beauties! Happy Saturday!

Amy said...

What a great surprise.. Lovely!

Shelia said...

Beautiful pinkness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What lovely pinks! I just love teapots!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful gift to receive! Happy Pink Saturday!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely pink pics! Thanks for sharing!
*** Happy Pink Saturday ***

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh you lucky girl Steph! Vickie is such A SWEETIE! Celeste's work is just amazing!I love that tin!! And the necklace is gorgeous! I love those postcards for Vickie's shoppe are beautiful! I want one :) I will have to order something from her very soon! She has so many pretty things :)

Love ya sweetie!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
What a gorgeous tea pot necklace from Vickie. I bet it is beautiful on you and what a great idea for the tea bag holder to hold rings by the sink.
Glad you like your little cafe tin that Vickie made a gift for you. She is such a dear heart!!
Enjoyed your pinkness!

Love ya, Celestina Marie

Angela said...

I just love the little teapot necklace!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Rebecca said...

Stopping by to say hello...

Always inspired when I visit your place, dear Stephanie. for my weary, very tired of late, eyes! :)

Blessings to you...I feel so much better now.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy PS! pretty presentation!.. love those pinkies..

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Gorgeous packages. Great inspiration. Happy Pink Saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

Wow! Her packaging is beautiful, almost as good as the actual gift. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm off to her etsy shop. Hope your Pink Saturday was a good one! ~ Robyn

Light and Voices said...

The teapot necklace is simply adorable! My personal favorite is the tea bag holder that you use for your rings when you do the dishes. Cool idea!
Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday.

Alison Gibbs said...

It is aays such fun to see your Pink Saturday posts.
So much eye candy

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Steph!
Just stopping by really quick before heading to take boys to school... hope everyone is healthy & blessed!!
Of course, I love all your pretties!
Have a wonderful week!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow!!!! You have some beautiful treasures....I love the teapot necklace sooooo pretty and that hand make treasure box...just sure had a great day!!!!!!
Mo :-)
I like your new header.....

vickie said...

Thank you dear Steph, for your wonderful comments and compliments! I'm glad you are enjoying your necklace and the sweet container box from Celeste!

Lori said...

So how my Texas hon doing? Love the necklace and tin! Boy if my family room ever warms up, horrible room to heat in Indiana, I have some crafting to do! I never thought of decorating a tin before and boy do I have tons, literally including holiday ones well over one hundred. At one time when my kitchen was in red I had tins ever where and now there tucked away! I have sen such neat ideas lately! So been keepin busy? I'm so surprised you used dble. stick tape on the ribbon, it was so smooth! I need to email you after this I have a dilema with something I so want to do for Noelle! Later,Love,Lori

Joy said...

That little teabag holder is divine, Stephanie!

The Rose Room said...

I love Celeste's work, that box is so stunning! Rachaelxo

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I've turned my blog off...don't think I've blocked you, okay? I may return soon :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful gifts!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh What sweet goodies you got! Just had to come by and check up on ya and see what ya been up to!