Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Can You Spell Spoiled!?

R-O-T-T-E-N!


That's my new name! I opened the mailbox yesterday and found all of these goodies inside!

But this photo doesn't do my goodies justice.. Check this CUTE ornament out!




Courtney, from The Cajun Hillbilly Housewife, made this for me. She was my first swap partner in the Year of Enchantment Swap. Each month, you have a different theme and a different partner, as well as a couple of challenges. This month's theme was acorns or pine cones. Miss Courtney free-styled this ornament. Do you see how cute and perfect these acorns are? I love it!


This ornament was not alone in the box. This cute pair of sparkly earrings were included...







These came out of Courtney's yard. With a dose of glitter glue, they are just adorable. And, in case ya'll didn't know, Raleigh, NC is the City of Oaks. Every New Year's Eve, they drop the giant acorn to count down the New Year. If it is ever warm enough for me to go, I will wear these earrings. However, I can't wait to wear them just to drive the squirrels crazy!


And in the words of Willie Mays, "That's not all!" To celebrate Valentine's Day next month, Courtney made this beautiful pin...



So you can see the detail involved, here is a close up of the rose...



Courtney, I believe we need a tutorial on how to make this pretty flower!


And yet again, we channel Willie Mays, "And that's still not all!" Three CD's filled with vintage pictures, gift tags, labels, and so much more were in the box! I can't wait to settle down and play with these!


Thank you so much! I love them! Now, I'm going to copy you and find a small Christmas tree that I can leave in my dining room all year and add each ornament throughout the year.


And as if all of this wasn't enough, a necklace I ordered from Gio from Decorator to the Stars was also in my mailbox. Have a look...


The flattened silver spoon says "I always have junk in my trunk." The old skeleton key adds to the vintage charm of the necklace! I knew I had to have this when I saw it on her blog. I love the tinkling sound it makes when the key and spoon clink together. Again, the necklace was not alone in the package! It was accompanied by a quilted bag of lavender. It smells wonderful and is destined for my drawer full of sexy flannel pj's...well, at least they'll smell sexy! Thanks, Gio!

8 comments:

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Wow what a great treat- it sure beats just opening your mail box up to find yet again another bill! Happy Day!

gin said...

what a great day you had! that's so fun to get two packages in one day!!

Barbara said...

Wowwee!! Aren't you the lucky girl!! How do I get on that list? Those are really fun and special presents!!
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Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

Vintage Christine said...

OMG--is that the kind of stuff people send in a swap? All I'd be able to send would be a nibbled-on-by-Ed-the-Squirrel acorn and a clod of dirt! Your swap partner is seriously artistic and you are one lucky receiver-ette. Oh, and I DO love that necklace and fear that a trip to her website might be in my future.

LemonyRenee' said...

Lovely things! You travel in good circles!

Jenny S said...

Love the spoon! I just got letter presses to try this with some of my spoons!!

Melinda Cornish said...

there is nothing wrong with a little junk in the trunk....cute necklace!

bad penny said...

what fabulous treasures - I have NEVER seen acorn earrings before !!!