This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

By Royal Mail...A Surprise Gift!!!

Good Morning on this beautiful day by the Coast!!!
Last week I received a package from Jane all the way from England by Royal Mail!!!
Here is the package with the sticker on it with a pic of a coaster JoJo made at one of her programmes...

all wrapped up in pretty paper...

Real English Lavender from a real English garden all tied up with sparkly ribbon and in organza bags...in one of my favourite colours!!!
The smell is just so delightful...filling up the room these little satchets are in...just heavenly!!!
I must say that I have never ever smelt Lavender like this before...
Just absolutely gorgeous!!!
The generosity and kindness shown by bloggers is astounding...I am blown away!!!
Thank you so much Faerie Queen...I am in Lavender Heaven!!!

While talking about gardens here...recently on a trip to Foxglove Spires I purchased this strawberry plant...and look our first strawberry!!!
It's going to be ready anytime now...just perfect for some pink bubbles!!!

A bromeliad for the wall!!!

And also from Foxglove Spires this clematis...a very very pretty periwinkle colour...and it's supposed to flower from Summer through to Autumn...how beautiful is that going to be along the back fence...along with a pretty pink colour!!!
Desiree at the Nursery there gave me some advice on how to place the periwinkle and the pink...so hopefully next year we will have a gorgeous back fence!!!


Have a great day and enjoy this sunshine...
Looks like another salty blue day!!!

15 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Hey Dzintra, that is great, that Queens are getting together. Lovely gifts from Jane. A wonderful English friend. Lovely plants from the nursery too. Enjoy this gorgeous day even here in Vic. Hugs Nat

Clarity said...

Those are sweet and thoughtful gifts with beautiful packaging. How lovely.

You were blessed to get that within a week, we've had a postal strike here and everything has been delayed, back and forth.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely present all the way from the UK! I can almost smell the lavendel here, the way you describe it! Beautiful.

The Faerie Queen said...

Hi Dzintra, Glad you like the gift, and I just love the fish sticker made by JoJo. Oh your flowers are just beautiful. hugs xxx

a good yarn said...

Such a lovely gift and beautiful packaging. Wonderful goodies from the nursery. They are suh wonderful places to visit. Ann :)

Mildred said...

Such a lot of pretties! JoJo's sticker is so colorful!

Stina said...

Nothing better than surprise gifts... and yours were just wonderful.. :o)

Kath said...

I live lavender too. I have 2 pots of it outide my workshop which scent the air when I go past. Lovely gifts, you must be delighted. Kath x

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,enjoy your pressies. Love that clematis I can taste the strawberry jam already!!! JoJo's coaster is bright and beautiful.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh your gifts are lovely . Those plants are so pretty I hope your back fence does blooming well !

Fer said...

Aaah, lavender and clematis - 2 of my favourites!

Granny Lyn said...

That sticker is sooooo adorable!

so nice to see some blossoms, our world is in Autumn mode, and everything is starting to look brown and gray.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Dzintra, how lovely to get such a fragrant package from another Queen in England! The wrapping is almost as fun as the gift itself! Your flowers are gorgeous too! Oh for spring again... (: I'll just enjoy yours while we have winter! Thank you for the health tip for my cold! I'll use it! Have a great week~ xx Vicki

Sea Angels said...

Lovely lovely thought, and such pretty gifts too, that is so kind.
I can't beleive how Spring is now upon you, especially with us heading towards Samhain. Will you be doing anything special?
I adore your new banner
Hugs Lynn xx
Ps Yes ha ha you would have loved the chocolate cake xxxxx

Micki said...

What a lovely gift and lavender is so pretty!
Micki

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