I have said that August is my birthday month. Well this must be proof. When I opened the brown shipping box Mr. C told me these are my gifts he got me. Hmmm...I don't think so!
I happened to know this box came from the uber generous Celestina Marie. Please visit her site http://larearose.blogspot.com/ if you aren't familiar with her blog or her beautiful designs.
Needless to say Mr. C was simply hoping I would give him credit as he is not good about celebrating birthdays or holidays. I am totally fine with this as he is very thoughtful and generous throughout the year when least expected.
As for the goodies inside this box! Look at the dreamy pink French inspired paper, the pink silk petals, the soft pink tulle ribbon and the details on the boxes. I was giddy like a little princess on her birthday getting ready to open these beautiful presents.
This feminine gorgeous bottle complete with pink glittered roses and stopper. Swoon...
This adorable little birdhouse ornament handpainted by Celestina Marie herself both back and front.
Now my photos are out of order however this was an unexpected item she included. A small very heavy handpainted paperweight book. The tole painted roses are exquisite.
And completely over the moon swooning on this piece. My very own pink with rhinestone bling Eiffel Tower. It is also a bank and I can put my money in it to take a trip to Paris...Do they make $1000 bills as this bank is tiny and I will need a lot of money? :o)
Oh dear...my photos are so out of order however I am very comfortable using blogger as my excuse since I am not familiar with the new version. I think I am lucky any of my photos actually got onto this post.
This is the trio of lovelies that Celestina Marie actually offered as a give to celebrate her 38th wedding anniversary. Go figure...our good fortune due to her good fortune. I am still convinced that bloggers are the truly most generous giving souls on this planet.
This spoon is probably my very favorite of her pieces. I had been coveting these on her etsy shoppe waiting for just the right moment to acquire one. I am truly blessed as now I do have my very own spoon and it is even more exquisite in person. I do have some gifts in mind that I shall need to purchase for and these are perfect. I hope you take a very close look at her shoppe to see what you might fall in love with.
Thank you so very much Celestina Marie. I feel so fortunate to be able to share you as my blogger friend. When I went back to your profile and read your credentials I completely understand how you would be chosen to visit the White House and create ornaments for one of the annual Christmas trees. Your work is truly special and I am so proud to be the lucky recipient of your generosity.
I will be thanking you properly very soon my dear.
Happy weekend to all and may you enjoy this end of summer to its fullest...Labor Day is just ahead...