Thursday, November 26, 2009

A very special surprise in the mail today....

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This little envelope package arrived today from Viola, a dear blog friend who I first met on Flickr more than 3 years ago. She'd mentioned that she'd dropped something in the mail for me. No reason. We weren't trading. She just HAS the biggest heart and is so giving. It's hard to believe she stuffed so many beautiful elements in one little envelope.
Antique ecru lace, and beautiful tatted lace, floral appliques in rich golden hues and a very fine crocheted doilie in a soft ivory tone. PLUS a funky selection of various vintage German book pages. But, the dearest are the two beautiful artist trading cards she made with her hand-dyed cheese cloths and fabrics in varying shades of emerald and soft greens.

Viola has two blogs, Saray-Viola and Shabby Chic Inspired each always packed full of talent and creativity.   She has a natural talent for shabby chic and I am always left wanting more.  She can take the tackiest looking flea market purchase and turn it into a collector's item.  And her beautiful pillows made from vintage cloths would fly out of a shop, if she ever decided to sell any of them.

Thank you Viola!  

5 comments:

Marilyn said...

Lucky you!! You're right, her art is amazing. I just looked at her Saray Viola and the mixed media purse is exquisite!!

Terri Kahrs said...

How gorgeous!!! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you, Trudi, for introducing me to another artist's wonderful work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Are these ever nice! Lucky you....

Viola said...

You`re welcome, Trudi! :o)

❦TattingChic said...

Those are beautiful machine made and crocheted laces! Just lovely works of art! You are so lucky to have gotten a beautiful gift like that!