Did you think I'd finished gushing about how much I loved hosting Birdsong 5? Nope, I still have some pictures to share. These are the thoughtful, generous gifts that my Peeps gave to me.
This pic is of some ephemera that has a perfect sentiment for how the weekend went.
I was overwhelmed with the gifts I received. Everything was thought out, with a birdie, fairy, or romantic cottage theme. Everyone seemed to know just what I'd love. The vintage powder box from Linda was immediately put to use as a temporary tooth soaker.
Yep, I'm still dealing with toothlessness issues and had a "flipper" that had to be left in water while not wearing it. This pretty powder box was an ideal solution for where to keep it. The ugly box from the dentist was a depressing looking blah thing that was just a reminder of the whole sad, ugly situation. This little box was a cheerful replacement!
The soaps, lotions, and other treats in the basket were wonderful too! I am trying to hoard them away til next year's event to use then, but... those bottles sure are purdy, and the soap smells soooo good. I might not be able to resist using them now.
These bluebird measuring cups from Shelli sure made me do a happy dance when I opened them. Birdie shaped? With a PINK ROSEBUD wing?? Perfect for my glass canisters in the kitchen!!
Not only was this vintage book a beautiful gift on its own, Jenn and her little Vivvie had made a set of cards to go along with it, and tied them up with soft, silky ribbons.
Tami blew me away with her fairy garden creation.
And Cheri's pink heart garland fits my studio window like she designed it for that spot.
See what I mean? These Peeps were so kind to shower me with loveliness!
Tins, tidbits, doodads, old stuff, hand made stuff, specialty coffees, teas, soaps, and more. Thoughtfulness at its most thoughtful!
All of it was above and beyond.
I can't wait to make something with these tiny, satin shoes.
And how perfect is this tin tea set from Jane?
Dewdrop and I made up some tasty playdough sandwiches to serve on it.
Sissy gifted me with the ideal apron. I've always had trouble with aprons, finding one comfy to wear, but still functional. This one feels weightless around my neck, has two big pockets, and it is just plain old, beautiful. I think I'd be comfortable wearing it daily, but I'd hate to ruin it. At least I can enjoy seeing it daily, hung on my bedroom door.
And isn't it pretty with the silk rose she had given to me earlier?
And do you believe this??? Wow! Another Lori Oles original for my collection. She is my favorite jewelry making artist. And one of my favorite people, too.
Lesa gifted me with this angel, which will go on my holiday tree this year, along with a few other goodies I've bought from her over the years. I have a nice Lesa Daily collection going too.
Both of these treasures came from Betti.
Thank you, to everyone for being such a delight to have in my home, that was gift enough. I know that vacation time and dollars are a tight stretch with all the things we want to do. So, it means the world to me that my Peeps join me here in Kansas for Birdsong. The true gift is the creative energy they all share while here.
But honestly? I'm loving these lil pressies too!! Thank you, Peeps!