Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Petite Paris Box Swap

I participated in the Petite Paris Box Swap, and wanted to show you what I sent my partners.I made the Eiffel Tower and covered it with Vintage Glass Glitter.....I put it on top of a box that was covered with floral paper, that I added glitter accents to. I put a glass knob on the end for easy opening, and put vintage crepe paper on the bottom of the box.
I filled it with some fun hand stamped ribbon, lace, a crown picture frame, some note cards, Paris scrabble tiles and a vintage flower.
I also included some sweet cookies that were from our local French Bakery. I hope that they enjoy the goodies. I will post the amazing boxes I rec'd tomorrow.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Something Old, Something New

What a wonderful swap I was in this month. The Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue swap.....hosted by Linda at a Swap for all Seasons.My partner was the super talented Kelley of Teacup Mosaics. If you haven't seen her blog, drop by today and say Hi. You will be happy that you did. Just look at all of the wonderful goodies I received. (I didn't get pictures of the beautiful box all packed with rose petals, and beautiful shred. I was just too excited to open everything(!!

The sweetest tote bag with my blog logo on it. Is this adorable, or what?? I took it on vacation, and used it to tote my book to the beach. I LOVE it!!
We were supposed to include a vintage wedding photo. If you look closely, you will see that I am the Bride, My hubby is the groom, and other family members are in the wedding party. What wonders photo shop will do!! Kelley was afraid I would think it was creepy, but I loved it!! I put it on our piano with all of my other family photos, and am waiting for someone to notice!!
Something New?? This adorable little heart shaped box. I collect little boxes, and this is the perfect addition to add!!
Something Old, Something Blue?? Look at these amazing tea cups and saucers. They are beyond beautiful. The beautiful images on the china is fabulous. They will be displayed in my living room. Love Them!!
Kelley even painted the box that she sent them in gold!!! Wow, she didn't miss a single detail. She also sent a wonderful decorating book that she "borrowed" from her mom. I have it next to my bed, and am scouring it for ideas!!
Thank you so much Kelley, you cheered up my whole month, blogging friends are the best.
XXoo Valarie

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm Home!!

We are home from our trip to California. I thought I would share some funny photos that my Grandson took of me and Hubby.

I am getting my camera charged so I can share some photos of the wonderful gifts I rec'd from swaps and friends.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, June 18, 2010

San Diego

We are ending our trip in San Diego. Maison would love to spend every waking moment on the beach collecting shells. This is my kind of day.

Unfortunately someone dumped water on my Kindle at the hotel in Disneyland (little hands move too quickly for Grandma)....and now it isn't working! I didn't bring any actual books, because I had loaded all of the new ones I wanted to read onto the Kindle. I guess I will just sit and stare at the ocean....sounds nice, huh?
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


How Beautiful are these faces??
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, June 14, 2010

Disneyland.....Day 1

We are in Disneyland with our 3 Grandkids.......we are having so much fun. Here are a few of my favorite pictures (so far)!!

I can't wait to share with you the pictures from a swap I was in. Kelley spoiled me...see you soon.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie