Warning! Loooong post, filled with
much beauty...and lots of pink!

A few posts back, I showed you
a hat box that I made for my partner
in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group's,
Secret Marie swap.

Well, today I received my package
from the very talented and creative Cassandra,
and it was like Christmas morning!

She created the most exquisite stocking,
made of cream colored chenille, yum,
and dripping with the most beautiful
jewels, ornament and maribou feathers.

Major swooning happening here!

And if that wasn't enough, the stocking
was FILLED with the most delicious goodies!

Beautiful tags....

....ribbons, and gorgeous embellishments....

....fabrics, laces and trims. My head
is spinning with the desire to drop
everything today, and create!

There's a wonderful assortment of flowers....

....more ribbons and lace....

....a delicious cupcake ornament, that
is perfect for my sweet shoppe
Christmas theme...

....and the most beautiful collection of papers,
in the perfect patterns and colors.

Cassandra, you were definitely inspired
when putting this gift together for me.

Everything is perfect, and I appreciate
your thoughtfulness so very much.

Let's all create something beautiful today!


Terri Gordon said...

Wow Debi, what a wonderful gift. Lots of pretty pink things to create beautiful things with. So lovely.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what an amazing array of stuff! you're a lucky girl!

I can't believe how beautiful everything has been in this swap ... this is the best swap ever! LOL

Lisa said...

Oh what a great package!! You got a great one! Lovely lovely lovely!
I have an award for you! If you wish to accept. If you don't know I thought of you!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie said...

Oh, my! How gorgeously pink and frothy it all is! Lucky you! Have fun being inspired by all this beauty--can't wait to see what you create with it all!

Julie Harward said...

WOWZA girl..are you ever lucky! I LOVE the stocking with it's pretty feathers and all the pretties inside...that is so nice! :D

Country Dreaming said...

WOW--Lots of pretties there!

Looks like fun stuff.


Ginger said...

What a lucky lady you are to receive such a beautiful gift. I am swooning also. Just gorgeous!!


Elyse said...


everything is so you!!! pretty and sparkley and PINK! i KNOW that you will enjoy it all!!!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you lucky girl Debi! such beautiful gifts you received!.. thanks for sharing all these pinky, romantic, lovely Xmassy pretties! all so lovely!

have a great day!

Cassandra said...

I am so so glad you enjoyed your gift! I truly did have so much fun putting it together. I can't wait to see what you create with it.

Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

WOW- such pretties!! Lovin that stocking and all the pink!

Karen said...

Debi - there can never be too much pink!
What fun this is. How do you get involved with something like this?
I'm not all that into Marie, but the pink and bling! YEAH! This is absolutely to die for. You had to be going out of your mind as you opened it all up!
What fun. Thanks for sharing!!

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

Everything is incredibly beautiful, very inspiring : ) You must be one happy lady right now : )

Sheryn xoxo

Lori said...

Debi, what a stunning package you received!!! the stocking is really gorgeous!!!

Bunty said...

So, so pretty and just too pretty to use - you just want to keep looking at them!

Fabulous package from the very sweet and talented Cassandra - enjoy your goodies!


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

what a BEAUTIFUL stocking!!!! Everything is beautiful. What a nice little early Christmas gift for you! xo Heather

gabrielle said...

What a great gift! And so much pink prettiness!

Barbara Jean said...

WOW!! That was a lot of beautiful treasures to receive!!

Thanks for sharing. You can do a long, and lovely post anytime as far as I'm concerned!


barbara jean
PS sure enjoying my visit here!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Gosh, I would squeeeeel too if I got something like that stuffed stocking of beautiful stuff.
Everything is lovely

Viola said...

What a wonderful package! So many treasures!