Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wonderful Surprises................

There are some things that you expect in the post bills etc........and then some others are just totally gorgeous, unexpected, and most welcome.......
 Like this beautiful bouquet of Eucalyptus pods from Kay ...................






I have been trying so hard to find some of these Wintery stems full of green and white frosty pods (that last and last forever), and thought I would never ever see any in the north west. But a fabulous thing happened and Kay from 'Is this the Right Path' blog who  has a florist called Martin and the Magpie sent me this gorgeous wonderful bunch of powdery pods all wrapped in Darkest rich brown tissue,the box smelling of her flower shop. I had just got in from work to a poorly husband (he has my flu) and was thrilled to see this lovely bunch.... they will look amazing with eucalyptus leaves, and red, berry's, really so festive.
THANK YOU Kay what a lovely treat xxxxx

Now my other parcel... (Adrian said it was like Christmas)now  that had in it some Annie Sloane wax clear and dark to antique my paint work.......I am renovating a dolls house,using Annie Sloane Chalk paints
thought it would be nice to keep my bits and pieces in, like a cupboard but smaller of course...
Phew what an evening...best get some tea cooked before poorly husband turns grumpy xxx ha ha .........




Hope you've had a lovely day too....Happy Thanksgiving xxxxxxx

23 comments:

Jill said...

They are so pretty and what a treat to have them arrive to cheer you both up. The dolls house looks superb and a great idea. Hope the OH feels ok again v.soon.
Jillx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a wonderful suprise the postman bought for you Lynn. Those pods are going to be perfect for Christmas..........and, your dolls house looks wonderful.
When our daughter was about 8, we bought her a dolls house just like yours. She is now 30 and, although she has her own flat, we have the dolls house here. I did decorate it but never painted the outside. I must now get some Annie Sloane paint !!!! XXXX

manon 21 said...

Magnifique Lynn,j'ai la même maison de poupée qui était à ma fille ,elle a aussi besoin de rénovation ,j'arrive le faire avec toi..rires..
hier j'étais dans une belle boutique où j'ai vraiment pensé à toi tout ce que tu aimes.

Amicalement ma chère Amie

Manon

Michelle said...

What lovely surprises... I look forward to seeing how the dolls house turns out. I wish your hubby Adrian better... these winter viruses are horrid, hopefully you'll get them out of the way now and have a healthy winter! ~ Michelle xxx

Purpletreebird said...

That's a very special treat and your doll's house looks lovely!
Jess xx

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Posted pods and doll houses, JOY. I CAN'T wait for the time when I can wonder around my neighborhood and city and gather interesting and beautiful fauna to photograph and create with. Look forward to seeing your finished dolls house! Have a wonderful weekend!

Gail said...

Hello ! thanks for visiting my little blog and your sweet comment. you know, I have never seen eucalyptus flowers or seed heads before !! I love plants and gardens and especially trees ....I would think they smell fantastic too...perfect if you have a husband with a nasty cold/flu. Have a nice weekend. Gail x

Zuzu said...

Oh, these pods are lovely!!! I look forward to hearing what you think of the Annie Sloane paints & waxes. I am thinking about painting my armoire with it.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, Lynn!
Zuzu

Pixie said...

Lovely lovely Eucalyptus pods....i work in a herbalists one afternoon a week and we have eucalyptus leaves in a big jar and we all just love taking the lid of and inhaling the wonderful fresh scent....Pixie x

Salina said...

Oh how I love to recieve a package in the mail.:) Sometimes it can really make my day. :)

flowers on my table said...

Oh what a lovely surprise Lynn, and how kind. I had a lovely parcel today too, a giveaway and it was Jane Packers book 'At Home With Flowers' from 'My Spotty Pony's' blog. Isn't that coincidental! I am about to sit down and enjoy it now. I love your idea of a doll's house cupboard. I never had one as a little girl, perhaps I should get one now? Have fun renovating it. Let's hope you and hubby are feeling better soon. Love Linda x

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Oh wow Lynn how lovely of Kay to send you them,i have just looked outside and our Eucalyptus is covered in what like are going to be flowers is that what they turn into before they flower or after?
The dolls house looks just like mine it is sat waiting for my love to put me two more windows in...some day :)
Right back to my sewing x

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Oh, I do love your posts,looking forward to collecting and finding treasures in nature to use at Kerjacob, this Christmas I will have my lounge.
I am so excited!

Love to you.
Diane.

Country Rabbit said...

really lovely post x my twinny has two big dolls houses and she's been making all the little bedding and outfits for a year now...surprises are lovely x

Hannah said...

What fun things to receive in the post!

Ann Marie said...

mmmmm. those eucalyptus branches are gorgeous.

Madelief said...

Hi Lynn, You received such beautiful presents! I love this sort of branches too.

Hope your husband will feel better soon!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Annie said...

Brilliant idea. Our daughter's dollhouse has been in the garage for so long. I've never been happy about it but now that she has moved out and I have taken over her room, I am going to bring it back in. She will be so surprised to see what I am gong to do with it.

julie said...

what a beautiful, beautiful gift - i can just imagine the smell when u opened the package..xxx

julie said...

what a beautiful, beautiful gift - i can just imagine the smell when u opened the package..xxx

Pia said...

What a wonderful an creative blog I found here!!!!

Wish you an inspiring day!

flowers on my table said...

Hello Lynn, thankyou so much for your lovely comments, you are very kind. I hope you have something lovely planned for the weekend.Lots of love, Linda x

H ennA said...

I´ve missed you too dear friend!

Hugs Anne