Monday, 15 February 2010

Thank You, Alice

I recently signed up to take part in a swap organized by the very lovely and talented, Alice. Today, after a particularly, um, shall we say stressful, no maybe testing, or even downright awful day at work, I arrived home to find my postman had delivered these beautifully wrapped gifts.

The themes we were to follow were: Home, Vibrant, Scented, Natural and Delicious, and we were to send gifts using our own interpretation of these themes.


Here are my gorgeous gifts unwrapped.

Home: A beautiful homemade booklet with photographs of Alice and her beautiful family
Vibrant: An exquisite handbag made by Alice - I told you she was talented - I can't wait to wear this during the summer, and am so excited to have it.
Scented: Wild flower seeds, to sow around my shed.
Natural: Treats for His Grumpiness made with natural ingredients.
Delicious: Home made chocolate truffles. I know these are delicious as I've eaten several already.

It's strange to think that someone I haven't actually met could know me so well. So thank you once again, Alice for my thoughtful and much appreciated gifts.

31 comments:

Alice said...

yippeee! so nice to see them in their rightful home! I just showed hubby and said "look, they even fit in with your blog colour scheme!" I'm so glad they cheered up your day :-) That was the whole point and enjoy the bag - this was just the kind of thing I envisioned you wearing - I'm glad I was right in my choices :-) And crikey you should see how many chocolates I ate ... hmmmmm xxx

Debs said...

They do look perfect here, don't they?

The truffles are so delicious, and Grumps loves his treats too. My daughter adores the bag, but has been told to stay away from it as it's mine! Ha.

Thanks again. So glad I took part. x

Suzanne Jones said...

What great gifts. And what a lovely idea.

X

Kaye Manro said...

What an interesting thing to do! It sounds like the two of you hit it off so well, with so much in common.

Jan Jones said...

How beautiful is that bag!!!!!!

Now you have to come to the RNA conference - just to carry it into the Gala dinner!

Queenie said...

Not so strange, perhaps, if Alice reads your blog, which it seems she does. But even so, those are fabulous gifts, you lucky thing!

KarenG said...

How nice! Random meaningful gifts--what a lovely concept!

HelenMHunt said...

They look absolutely wonderful, and totally appropriate.

ChrisH said...

Sorry you've had a trying time at work, but good to hear you had something nice to come home to.

Faye said...

What a lovely idea--and surprise to get in the mail when your day was the pits, Debs. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. And someone has been really noticing your likes and dislikes to come up with such good gifts. I'm reminded of a dear aunt who used to give me a big box of individually wrapped gifts at Christmas. Best kind of present ever.

Lane said...

That's lovely and I'm glad His Royal Grumpiness had some yummies too:-)

Melissa Marsh said...

What a neat idea! And a perfect pick-me up for your day!

Serendipity said...

Wow what a brilliant idea - do you suppose it is possible to expand it a little bit? Say, swap lives for a week or two! ;-)

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

What an excellent idea Debb. Alice sent some very thoughtful gifts. Homemade choco truffles...I'm envious.

Heather said...

oh wow, what a fabulous gift!

Flowerpot said...

how wonderful - I feel much cheered onyour behalf!

Anna said...

Lovely! Sounds like they came at the right time...

Liane Spicer said...

What a lovely sight to come home to after one of 'those' days at work. And what a great idea!

Leigh Russell said...

fabyoulous! What lovely gifts. It really cheers me up when people are so thoughtful and generous with their talents and their time.

Shirley Wells said...

What lovely gifts and what a wonderful idea. So glad Grumps enjoyed it too!

Sarah*G* said...

oooh it all looks so pretty. what a lovely idea.

Michelle said...

Beautiful and so thoughtful - soooo nice to receie something so unique and special.
Michelle
x

Debs said...

suzanne - I have to agree with you.

kaye - I know. I couldn't believe how perfect all these gifts were.

jan - I'll definately do that. Now, I have a great excuse to buy a dress that might do the bag justice.

queenie - I'm thrilled with them.

kareng - it's a great concept, I agree.

helen - thanks.

chrish - they couldn't have arrived at a better time. Certainly a great pick me up.

faye - I love that idea and shall try to do the same thing. Very clever.

lane - I know. How clever to remember Himself. He loves them too.

melissa - it was perfectly timed.

serendipity - sounds fun.

andrea - the truffles were heavenly and between my daughter and self they soon disappeared.

heather - lovely.

flowerpot - many thanks, that's so kind.

anna - they certainly did.

liane - it was. Alice is so clever and creative.

leigh - me too. It gave me such a feel-good mood too, especially after such a dire day at work.

shirley - he keeps begging for more. Such a little piglet.

sarah g - doesn't it?

michelle - it really was. Each individual gift was so well thought out.

LilyS said...

What lovely and thoughtful presents!!

The bag is fab! I always find it hard to come across bags that don't all look the same so I love this one.

KarenG said...

Debs,

I find your blog fascinating, so I gave you an award on my blog today!

Karen

Joanne said...

What a comforting way to end a busy day! Okay, especially comforting would be the chocolate truffles :)

Clicked over from KarenG, enjoyed browsing here!

Debs said...

LilyS - I was delighted with this bag. It's so rare to find something so pretty and different from all the others you see around.

kareng - many thanks. I'll go to your blog now and have a look.

joanne - chocolate truffles is definately a favourable way to end the day.

Thanks.

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DJ Kirkby said...

Wow those gifts are gorgeous (i enlarged the photo 'cos I'm nosey). That bag is so PRETTY!

Debs said...

dj kirkby - They are fabulous, aren't they? So well thought out too.

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! Hope work is less trying this week :o)