This week's theme is All Wrapped Up, but what I'm thinking about right now is unwrapping. Specifically, tearing open wonderful packages that arrive in the mail. Isn't it the most wonderful thing when you arrive home after a long day to see a package waiting for you, tucked into your front door. Sitting there, patiently waiting for you to come a long, claim it and find out what's inside?
I've been most, most lucky recently!
First, I received a wonderful package from Jeannie Dukic. I was the lucky winner of one of her wonderful blog give aways where she was giving away several of her new polymer clay pendants. Jeannie does an incredible job with packaging. Opening the box, I found the tin in the back right, with a a beautiful polymer clay lid. Inside the tin, I found her wonderful packages, including the cutest little envelope for her business cards.
I haven't had the heart to take the pendants out of their clever packages yet, but I promise to share pictures when I do. In the meantime, here's a close up of her papercut decorations.
Thank you so much Jeannie! I already have plans for the hot pink/orange Half Lotus charm. Just need a wee bit of time in my schedule to finish putting it together.
This week, two more packages arrived in the mail! One from my Bead Soup partner, Tracey Nanstad, which I will share in a separate post. And the second was COOKIES from Sarah of Saturday Sequins, one of my bestest blogging friends.
Homemade Peanutbutter Chocolate Oatmeal cookies, along with a little note saying they were Mr. Sequin's favorite recipe! Now wasn't that a wonderful package to unwrap? Yum! Thank you Sarah!
This immediately makes me want to turn around and send someone a package, because it's almost as much fun to wrap and send as it is to receive and unwrap. So, if you'd like to potentially get a small package from me (it might just be a decorated letter, or it could be cookies, or beads - who knows?) leave a comment saying so and I'll randomly pick several of you to send something to. I'll do the drawing next Wednesday.
I'm so happy you like the cookies! They go pretty fast in our house, I have to say. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks again for the package you sent to me! The biscotti didn't even last 24 hours in my care before I'd gobbled it all up. Mr. Sequin is lucky I shared at all!
I am with you on getting packages in the mail and unwrapping the goodies inside. It looks like you got some real winners this time around. Jeannie's beads and pendants are beautiful and Sarah's cookies look so very yummy. I would love to get a surprise package from you, thank you for the opportunity to win a package from you.
Isn't Jeannie such a whiz with her packaging! I got a couple pendants from her too, and have saved the wrapping :)ReplyDelete
It is a true treat to receive one of her packages!Delete
What fun mail Karen. Jeannie's packaging is so festive.ReplyDelete
That's such fun packaging and I want those cookies for breakfast. I love sending out packages just as much as receiving them.ReplyDelete
Why yes, I do love getting goodies in the mail. And, having been a recipient of your packages in the past, I have to toss my name in the pot! I'm with you, I love Jeannie's packaging!ReplyDelete
You are indeed lucky to get these wonderful packages! Jeannie has a knack for packaging--something I am lacking. Those cookies look yummy. Are they all gone by now?ReplyDelete
And, Yes, I would love to get a surprise in the mail!! Please put my name in the drawing--thanks!!
Oh man! cookies! those look delicious!! and what pretty packages, I can see why you don't want to disturb them! what a lot of fun coming in the mail this week! you are all 'wrapped up'!ReplyDelete
how lovely to receive such wonderful packages, you lucky girl!ReplyDelete
i'd LOVE a wee something from you!! i adore real mail :) though i'll pass on cookies as i'm diabetic... unless they're sugar-free :)
What a cheerful post! Getting a package in the mail always feels exciting, and even more special when it's from special friends. Snail mail is a tangible piece of evidence that someone is thinking of you.ReplyDelete
I was going to comment on your post anyway, before I read about your thoughtful giveaway. I'm overseas so please don't worry about including me. I know shipping in the States has gone up dramatically! Happy wrapping!
Oh my gosh those cookies sound delicious!! I do love receiving packages, too - especially unexpected ones. Those envelope wrappings are too pretty to not use again and I don't blame you waiting.ReplyDelete
I never get cookies in the mail, anymore! My mother used to send me cookies ... when I was 18 and living alone I once burnt some cookies so badly they were charcoal... I packaged up two of them and sent them cross country to my mother ... after that for the next couple of years every couple of months I'd get a box of cookies!ReplyDelete
Those are the cookies that my grown children plead with me to make whenever they come home. Pat doesn't like them, so I force myself (ha!) to help the kids eat the batch...ReplyDelete
Isn't wrapping and unwrapping packages fun? Those are truly beautiful packages!ReplyDelete
Ah hah unwrapping, what a twist. Awesome! I'd love the recipe for those cookies...ReplyDelete
Cookies in the mail?!?! This is news to me, I've never had cookies arrive at my door, certainly nothing that looks that delicious! YumReplyDelete
Like you I love getting parcels in the post! I love how Jeannie packaged her pendants! Far too nice to destroy! Must say I have never received lovely home made cookies in the post. What a thoughtful surprise ! You have some lovely friends obviously!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea Karen. Getting a surprise package in mail is kind of like Christmas.Please count me in. Jeannie did an excellent job of packaging.ReplyDelete