Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Finally Here! Rosette Swap Reveal

(and White Wednesday, too!!!)


TODAY IS THE DAY!

The day so many of us have been waiting for!

The day when all of us
rosette addicts show off
our special treasures we have received
from our partners!

I received my package on
August 18th, right on time.
Earlier that day my daughter
called me at work 
and let me know that a package
had arrived for me!

I nearly SCREAMED with excitement!
(I'm sure my co-workers are grateful that I did not!)

I could hardly wait to get home!

And when I arrived,
there it sat...

a small package...

(and you KNOW what they say about small packages!)

...just for me
from my Rosette Swap friend!

I slowly opened the package so that 
I could savor every moment!

There was a sweet card inside

As I read it my heart began to beat even quicker
at the mention of
"VINTAGE LACE"
and
"RE-PURPOSED VINTAGE EARRINGS!"

Next, I pulled out of the package
a little bundle wrapped in tissue paper.
I opened it slowly....

to find this treasure box!
Just look at the intricate detailed carving
and the beautiful metal accents!
The surface is so smooth!
I just sat there, running my fingers 
over the engraving,
and wondering what treasures awaited!

Inside the box was this sweet little bag
and when I lifted it up out of the box,

I gasped!

My daughter gasped!

"OH, WHAT IS IT?!?!"


THESE BEAUTIES!!!!


Aren't they gorgeous?
I tried them on immediately,
and fell in love!


I've worn them twice already,
and have gotten numerous compliments!


Many have asked if I made them...
and I just smile, and say,

"No, my friend, Sylvia in Florida, made them for me!"

Thank you, Sylvia!
From the bottom of my heart!

To see more exchanged Rosette treasures
be sure to stop by Jill's place at 

And to see what I made for my swap party friend,
visit Mercedes' blog!
She makes some really cool 
wishing wands!
Go check them out!

Here's a couple pics of what I made for Mercedes:
(teabag rosette - yes, there is a teabag wrapped up in there!)
Thank you, Jill, for hosting such a fun swap!
My first, but definitely NOT my last!

Also linking up to White Wednesday
over at Faded Charm!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Lori

16 comments:

Linda K. said...

Oh what beautiful earrings!

Linda

peggy aplSEEDS said...

love it! both the earrings and the box!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

I ♥ the earrings! What a great idea!!! This was such a fun swap!

Toodles.
Renee ♥

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh what a treasure!!! Adore your new earings! This was such a fun swap, and it's sooo much fun to see what everyone made:)
xo, Rosemary

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh what beautiful earrings, this has been such a fun swap party. It's also my first time to participate in a swap party, I'm with you it won't be my last! hugs~~~ Daphne

mercedes said...

Lori - what gorgeous earrings! You must feel such joy when you wear them... not to mention how beautiful you feel! Thanks again for all my goodies! :)mercedes

Sylvia said...

Lori, I am so glad you like the earrings, I had so much fun making them. Happy Rosette swap day...

Sylvia

Rebecca said...

You received some wonderful gifts-how fun is that!!!!

Kim said...

Love the box and the earrings...beautiful! xoxo

Caleen said...

What a beautiful box and such beautiful earrings. You will enjoy those! This was a fun swap! Have a great day!

Jill said...

The earrings are lovely as was the package you sent off! All just wonderful!

TinyBear said...

Hi Lori

Love all those beautiful rosettes.

pssst: pop over to my blog - you´re the winner of my gieaway :D
xo Tina

Virginia said...

Love the earrings and box...
Beautiful!
Blessings,
Virginia

JoAnne said...

Hi Lori,
Love the earrings! I just came from Mercedes' blog and she says this was your first swap ever. You picked a good one! Love what you made for her.
xoJoAnne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Earrings!! so fantastic and unusual. I bet you will get tons of compliments soon to come. :)

Diane said...

Oh!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!!
What fun this must have been.
Hugs, Diane