Tuesday, January 15, 2013

pretties from Robyn



Looky what Robyn made me for my birthday. You don't suppose it had to do with the subtle hints I was dropping, do you? These delicate handcut birds were waiting to surprise me, tucked inside these gorgeous books:


Have you been lusting after these Penguin Classics like I have? I'm so happy to have these. Sigh. And now I have my own Cranford!

Also included in my pretty packages were these tiny things:



Little handmade soapstone boxes from Brazil. They are so small, and you know how tiny things make me happy. Just large enough to house some mini treasure. I should have put an acorn in the photo for scale. No lack of those in the studio. The smallest box is an inch and three quarters wide.

And something pretty to wear:


A handmade necklace from Brazil. I should be able to tell you the kind of nuts those large green ones are, but I forgot. All I really need to know is that it includes my favorite colors. Plus she sent some stroopwaffels and said I didn't have to share them. And I didn't. (If you don't know about stroopwaffels, that is just fine. More for me.)



And it all came beautifully wrapped in these packages. The wrapping is always a gift in itself. I really hated to open them.

Robyn, I love those fern stickers. Lovely, lovely. In conclusion, you are awesome. But you surely knew that.

12 comments:

  1. Looks like your friend knows you very well... what great gifts! I had to look up stroopwaffels to see what they are. I even watched a video on how to eat them. :) So now I know! Yum!

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    1. There's a video to show the proper way to eat a stroopwaffel? I could be doing it all wrong.

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    2. Yep! Basically, you place it on top of a cup of hot beverage for about 2 minutes until it soaks up some of the steam and gets warm and gooey in the middle. Is that how you eat yours? It also serves the purpose of keeping your beverage warm while you're waiting. :)

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  2. So, so beautiful gifts. Aren't good friends such a blessing?

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  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I miss stroopwaffels...... I can't eat them due to food allergies :o(

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  4. Can I be Robyn's friends too???? :)

    I've been lusting after those books too- I want them all!

    And those tiny stone jars? So amazing. I literally gasped when I saw them. I have one that I got as a kid that I treasure and can't believe I still have it! It's soapstone too, but it's not painted like yours are.

    Yea for goodies from great friends!

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    1. Jessica, I have a photo pinned of the whole set and it is an impossible dream, but I'm glad to have a few of them. I had the same feeling when I saw the tiny jars too!

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  5. They look gorgeous, really enjoy being on your site! Blessings for the rest of the week. Amanda

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    1. Amanda, how sweet! Thanks for visiting, and the same to you for a blessed week.

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  6. Lovely gifts! Might the large green beads be tagua nuts by any chance?

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