Monday, July 27, 2015

My Gifted Goodies!

Hello everyone! 
I have a fun post for you today! A couple weeks ago, my friend Tania from Little Vintage Cottage asked me if I would like to participate in a fun little challenge she created. 
Here's what it's called.....


I was super excited she thought of me and it sounded like a lot of fun, so of course I said yes! The way this works is simple, we shopped for items to send to another participant and they are to take the items and do something with them...create something new, repaint, anything they want, or nothing at all if they love the items as is. In a few weeks, we will share what we created! Anywho, you can visit the other participants here:

Tania (our hostess) at Little Vintage Cottage

Kimberley at Seaside Avenue




Cecilia at The B Farm.

Be sure to hop over and visit them too!

Anywho, we were all assigned a person to send to and we received from a different person.  Kimberley from Seaside Avenue sent a box to me and I sent to Kim at Snug Harbor Bay. Check out the treasures I received.

Loved the note card and envelope Kimberley sent with her box of goodies. 


Here is what I received! I am over the moon excited with what she sent me! 


First up is this gold metal tissue box cover. At least that's what I think it was. I think I have an idea for this...but my wheels are still spinning.


These brass pieces are next. I believe they are candle sticks, but I am not entirely sure. They come apart as you can see in the photo. I am still trying to decide what I will do with these beauties.


If I didn't know better, I would say Kim knew me well, but we only "met" after we joined the challenge. Everything she sent me were things I would pick out myself! And she even wrapped the next item in aqua blue tissue paper and sealed it with washi tape! It's like she knows me...lol!


I am in love with this gorgeous fabric she sent, as well as the handkerchief!


This hand mirror is so beautiful! My daughter said it reminded her if Belle's mirror from Beauty and the Beast.



And last, but certainly not least, is this beautiful vanity tray! I have a couple of these already, but not one this size! It is quite large. I have a great idea for it!


So, there you have it....all my treasures to play with. I can't wait to get started! Be sure to keep checking in to see what we all create. And, if you don't already know the other participants, be sure to go check them out too. They have all shared their gifts in a post already, so you can go see what they received. 

Hope you all have a lovely week! Mine promises to be both busy and emotional as I prepare to send my daughter to Europe on Friday. While I have peace about her going and am extremely happy for her to have this opportunity, I will miss her dearly. I pray for safe travels and for her safety  living in a foreign country. The Czech Republic is supposedly one of the safest countries in the world to live in though, and I have faith that all will be well. All the same, if you would remember her in your thoughts and prayers, it would be much appreciated. And, I am going to try to reply to recent comments but I have just been so very busy and have not gotten around to it yet. I do thank each and every one of you who comment though. They always make my day and bring a smile to my heart. 

Until next time.....

 
 

33 comments:

  1. A great group of goodies, Vicky! I can see possibilities in each item. Safe travel prayers for Miranda. I hope she has a delightful time with this opportunity.

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  2. That's a great idea to send things to others to see what they'd do with them. Did you have an idea of what you'd do with the things you sent? I can't wait to see what you do with your treasures....I wouldn't have any idea for upcycling. Your daughter is very fortunate to be able to spend time in a foreign country. Will pray for a safe time for her.

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  3. What fun goodies! You should have fun with those!

    I am praying for safe travels and all for your daughter and peace for you. Enjoy each minute you have with her this week!
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. Hello there dear Vicky...happy Monday!
    Ooh! What a wonderfully fun idea...I am so excited to see what everyone creates! And Kim sent you the loveliest goodies - I especially love the mirror...your daughter is so right - it does look like Belle's mirror...smiles...
    Have fun creating, Vicky! And know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as is Miranda...what a fantastic opportunity for her!
    Lots of love and hugs, always...
    Kelly-Anne

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  5. The Czech Republic is a lovely country. I walked through Prague late at night and was absolutely safe. We have a niece living there too! and she is very happy.

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  6. Hello vicky what a fun idea I know you will create something beautiful. Your daughter will have a lovely journey and memories for a lifetime Hugs Roxy

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  7. I love that fun crafting idea and looking forward to seeing what you create. Have a lovely day and week. Good luck with your daughter.
    Julie xo

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  8. What great things to have received, cannot wait to see what you do with them all! The brass things are indeed candlesticks! I hope that all goes well for your daughter and that she has an amazing time! xx

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  9. Hi Vicky, what fun and a great idea. Happy Creating and a great new week ahead. Best wishes to your daughter and prayers for her on this journey along with you as you see her off.
    Blessings, cm

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  10. Vicky this is such a fun challenge! I can't wait to see what you and everyone else does with their gift boxes. You know I have Miranda in my prayers!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Great ideas and I liked the hand mirror the best. Looking forward to seeing what you do with everything.

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  12. Looks like a fun challenge. I've never seen one like this. You received some nice items and I'm sure you will doing something fun and interesting with them.

    I will be so happy to say a prayer for Miranda...and you all.

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  13. Hi Vicky, Sounds like a fun exchange, and you have received some great items to re-purpose or use as is. The mirror is awesome! And I have a vanity tray just like that. I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Have a great week!

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  14. What a great bunch of goodies you received Vicky. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Love that vanity tray!

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  15. What a great collection you received Vicky! Good luck with the challenge, and of course, your trip. I know it will be exciting!

    xxx

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  16. I think I misread your post Vicky. I thought you were going with her initially but I see that's not the caee. Everything is going to be fine, and I know you'll be planning a visit soon too.

    xxx

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  17. What a fun little give away you did. I love all of your treasuresurvival and they are so you! I'll have to pop over and check out the other blogs. I will certainly be praying for your daughter, what a great experience for her! I'll also be praying for you, it's always tough on the mama's....
    I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Amy

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    1. I don't know why that read treasures survival. It should have said treasures and they are so you....Silly smart phone!

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    2. I don't know why that read treasures survival. It should have said treasures and they are so you....Silly smart phone!

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  18. What a fun little give away you did. I love all of your treasuresurvival and they are so you! I'll have to pop over and check out the other blogs. I will certainly be praying for your daughter, what a great experience for her! I'll also be praying for you, it's always tough on the mama's....
    I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Amy

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  19. What a fun swap!

    I just received me gift from an Instagram swap and I was thrilled with everything I got. It's so fun to get a package in the mail.

    Miranda will be fine and the experience will be fantastic.

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  20. What a fun challenge! Can't wait to see what you all do with your treasures. Will pray safe travels for your daughter and a comforted heart for you this week!

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  21. I'm glad you got your goodies so you can get started! I was just about to ask you if you'd gotten them yet! I love everything she sent you and I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

    Miranda is a lucky girl to have an opportunity like this and such a loving a supportive mother!

    Tania

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  22. Hi Vicky!
    Yes, we share a love of washi tape! ;) And vintage loveliness! ;)
    So happy that the 2 mirror pieces arrived in one piece! I thought that was a tissue box cover as well.
    Can't wait to see what you create!
    Enjoy the rest of the week with your daughter and Tania is right she's very lucky for the opportunity and to have a mom like you!

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  23. What a fun idea! I can imagine this could be a bit challenging as well but it all looks so fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

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  24. What a fun idea! I can imagine this could be a bit challenging as well but it all looks so fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

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  25. What a fun idea! I can imagine this could be a bit challenging as well but it all looks so fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

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  26. It looks like a fun challenge. Can't wait to see what you'll do!

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  27. Hi Vicky, What a fun swap and create idea. Love it and I love all the goodies you received to work with You are going to enjoy the process and I look forward to seeing what you create with your treasures.
    Prayers for your daughter as she leaves tomorrow. I know your heart will miss her greatly, but sending her off in God's hands will give you some comfort. Have a wonderful day and blessings to you!
    cm

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  28. Hi Vicky :)

    I just know you're going to have fun with your projects.

    Don't worry about commenting right now. You've got enough on your plate!

    I'll say a prayer for you and your daughter.

    (((hugs)))

    rue

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  29. So many lovely things but I am sure you'll work some of your magic on them and make them even more spectacular! Looking forward to the results and finished products!

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  30. Good morning, sweet friend! I hope this comment finds you well....I am sure you are busy, busy, busy getting ready for the school year. It's hard to believe many of the teachers here are back at school and the kiddos will begin classes in 2 weeks. Where did the summer go???

    Your swap is simply fabulous! My, what a fun and creative idea. I can't wait to see what you do with your new lovelies as I know you will do something amazing - you always do :)

    Have a blessed week, sweet friend. Love and hugs to you!

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  31. Here you go again! You amaze me over and over, Vicky! I look forward to seeing what you do with all these treasures, especially the vanity tray. :)

    My prayers continue to be with you and your family as your daughter begins a new chapter of her life. The Lord will be with each one of you.

    Bless you ~ Debbie

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