Monday, September 24, 2012

a beautiful birthday gift

A sweet packaged arrived last week from a dear friend that made my heart full of happiness and pure excitement.
Wrapped in vintage sewing paper...
an adorable birthday card and a glassine bag wrapped with sweet pink flower fabric and filled with...
these pretty treasures that brought the largest smile to my face. I adore vintage tea towels, and these are so beautiful! The tiniest vintage crochet hooks (which I hope to give a try soon), and a gorgeous vintage rose birthday card. 
And underneath this pretty tape...
a most beautiful vintage hankie pillow so perfectly sewn and stitched together that makes my heart so happy. Miss Renee of My Vintage Mending keeps me in awe of her talent and the attention to detail that she puts into everything she creates. 
The prettiest back with scallops and cute yellow buttons.
Sweet trimmings and ruffles add the perfect touch.
A gift that will be treasured and loved for many, many years, and is already in the perfect place ready for me to sew and stitch away!
Thank you so much Renee for a beautiful gift and friendship! To see more of her amazing creations you can visit Renee's shoppe. Happy Monday and wishing you a lovely week!

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  1. Heather what a wonderful birthday gift!! And all the little extras are just perfect!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you Chris! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  2. What a thoughtful gift! I love your tea towels, have a great night, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean! Have a great night, too! xo Heather

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  3. So sweet of you to show me where you keep it..I thought of you when I found those hooks in a lot I grabbed at a sale. They were so dainty I knew only Miss Heather would be able to see the value of them. Big smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you for sending them my way! I have a little collection of them that I hope to use them soon!! xo Heather

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  4. What a beautiful gift! And, like all the best gifts, it came wrapped in beautiful paper, which makes all the difference :)

    Hope you had a great Monday!

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    1. Thank you so much Brooke! Hope you had a great Monday, too!! xo Heather

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  5. Renee does nothing short of magical with that needle of hers. Wonderful gift!

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  6. Happy Birthday Heather! I had to work two nights last week so have been out of the loop a little bit. I'm behind on reading and writing and 'rithmatic too! Smile. Wishing you a very happy day and blessings in the year ahead.

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    1. Hi Tammy, thank you so much! No worries, my b-day was earlier and you were one of the first to wish my a happy birthday! I hear you with catching up! Have a wonderful night and week! xo Heather

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  7. Oh you lucky girl - Renee's work is perfection! I think you will smile every single time to look at that pillow and what a wonderful gift THAT is.

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  8. How very very sweet, lovely contents:)

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  9. The cushion is just lovely!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  10. Happy Birthday, Heather! What a thoughtful and beautifully stitched pillow from darling Renee. It looks so pretty in your rocking chair!
    Birthday hugzzz,
    Carolynn xo

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  11. Its always th ebest to receive little surprises in the post. My mum sends the best.

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    1. I agree! Oh, how wonderful that your mom sends you the best!! xo Heather

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  12. So very gorgeous, and it looks just perfect on your lovely rocker!
    Have a great week,
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Gilly! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

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  13. What an absolutely wonderful pressie, I'm blessed with good friends too! Have a great week Heather! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you sweet Ada!! Have a lovely week, too! xo Heather

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  14. Renee is pure magic. That pillow is PERFECTLY designed for you.

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  15. So sweet. Hope you had a great birthday!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It was wonderful! xo Heather

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  16. beautiful! I saw this on her blog when she finished it. love it. Happy belated birthday to you! wow.. there are a LOT of birthdays going on around here lately!
    Have a great day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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    1. Thank you so much Vivian!! September is a busy birthday month! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  17. Yes Heather,
    Renee is amazingly talented, and very sweet and thoughtful too. A great combo if you ask me! How wonderful that you can look at that sweet pillow every day. I do hope Keren loves the quilt, or at least her daughter. When I think about it, every quilt I have made except for a couple wall hangings have been given away. I don't even have one myself. Crazy, huh?
    I love the tea towels, and yes those are some teeny tiny crochet hooks! I have some of my grandmothers. I did some thread crochet to make little tiny doily dresses for some dolls, but other than that I know better than to try to make anything big, I might never finish it. Have a wonderful day my sweet friend!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Julie

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    1. Oh, I am sure Keren's sweet daughter will love the quilt you make her, and it will be treasured! How wonderful to have some from your grandmother! I am amazed out how they crocheted with them, being so small. I will definitely being trying something small! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  18. A very big Happy Birthday to you! What a blessing to have a dear friend remember you in such a special way..how sweet! xo

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  19. Such a wonderful gift that you will be able to treasure for many years to come! It's so darling! Renee is so talented and makes so many beautiful things! :) Hope you have a wonderful day Heather! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! Have a wonderful night! xo Heather

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  20. Renee sent you the most beautiful and personal gift, just for you! I can imagine how happy that made you. I love all the things that Renee makes!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. She is quite the talent! Thank you for your sweetness! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  21. Just beautiful! Renee's hands are always creating such beautiful things. It looks perfect in your home. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  22. Happy Birthday...so so pretty. The gift is so perfect for you.

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  23. Absolutely Gorgeous and oh so deserving! What a wonderful friend...amazing creation for an extra special person! Thanks for sharing and wishing you 100 more! : ) hugs...

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  24. very unique gift and a thoughtful friend. happy birthday:)

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  25. Such sweet surprises! They are all so beautiful and so perfect for you. Enjoy! And have a great rest of the week. Tammy

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  26. What a beautiful gift from Renee. You are a lucky girl to receive such a treasure. It looks great on the chair. Thanks for such sweet comments about Max. It really helped make me feel a little better!

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  27. Happy birthday! I'm drooling over that floral tea towel!

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  28. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. =) Renee is a sweetie!!

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