Friday, October 20, 2006

From One Rose Lover to Another....

Today I wanted to share with you this package that arrived at my door this morning. It was from Carol at the gorgeous blog http://carolsgarden.blogspot.com/ We had arranged our own private swap and called it a 'nostalgic roses and magazine swap'! Everything was beautifully presented, bound with pink ribbons and decorated tags with personal messages and a hand made greetings card.
Carol had also made this stunning collage herself and it featured old fashioned roses and nostalgic images. I shall hang this above my dressing table, as I love it's romantic look.

There were three German Interior magazines. I am looking forward to settling down this evening to look through them for inspiration. I think there will be some fantastic Christmas ideas in them.

Carol had also kindly included some Victorian garden magazine images, some Cath Kidston rose printed paper napkins and a rose scented sachet that had infused the whole parcel!

Thank you so very much Carol, your kindness and care is very much appreciated. I LOVE everything!

14 comments:

  1. Your roses may have faded in the garden Niki, but you appear to have enough here to see you through until spring !!

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  2. oh, you got such lovely things in the mail! I love those roses too. :) And the vintage frames looks so beautiful.

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  3. wow, now that is a very thoughtful and beautiful parcel. Lucky girl!

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  4. Oh Niki you took such beautiful pictures of the collage and the other rose swaps things and I'm so glad that you like everything! It was a real pleasure to swap with you!:D

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  5. How nice to receive such a thoughtful package. I have never done a swap before but it sounds like so much fun.

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  6. Beautiful! interesting too, to have magazines from Germany, I love to see how similar, or not, things are in different countries.
    Penny.

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  7. It’s all lovely and only wish I could be in England to find all these gorgeous treasures from the past. Thanks for sharing your vintage hunts, Niki.

    Annabelle xo

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  8. I'm feeling left out because I'm all about baseball right now...

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  9. I have rarely seen so many flowers in one sitting ... and I love every one of them. What a beautiful blog ... and Bath (I think that is where you live) is one of my favorite cities in the world.

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  10. I love your vintage stuff, especially Thursday's post. Wallpaper to die for! Sigh

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  11. What a wonderful swap. Carols collage is so pretty, she is right you did take beautiful pictures, I love vintage roses. I also love getting mail like that, it is like having a mini birthday.

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  12. Wow WOW WOW

    To everything!

    From the wrap to the wonderful magazines to the COLLAGE that is so pretty and the goodies too, sachets and napkins ! lucky you ! That Carol knows - she pickes good stuff !~
    Love, S.

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  13. You sure had lovely things in the mail!

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  14. Oh my a special gift from the "ROSE QUEEN" herself.. **Carol** a very sweet kind giving spirit! I am waiting for my chocolate swap that she has sent me ..after seeing your gift...I really am very excited!!

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Niki xx