Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gifts from the flock

You couldn't have asked for a better group of friends, old and new, at Birdsong Two!
photo by Karla

When my traveling buddy Suzanne arrived at my house, she'd brought us a dozen beautifully-colored eggs from her hen house!

I have been enjoying them ever since!
Suzanne with her gorgeous matchbox swap
Suzanne always comes bearing gifts, like the chippy candle holder/centerpiece above, and the lovely teal linen.  The adorable bird candles are from another of my Peeps: Rebecca.
Rebecca and I on Karla's Fairy Berry Trail
Tami gifted me this lovely vintage creamer, with its monogram "L" in silver paint, when we met up for antiquing in Kansas City the day before the event.
Tami and I trying to keep a straight face long enough to pose for a photo, at a restaurant the night before Birdsong!

She filled it with fun items to in the bird theme -- can you see that beautiful mother-of-pearl, bird-shaped button at the bottom of the photo?
Tami also made the wonderful bird pendant on the right, while the lovely bird pendant on the left was a gift for attendees from Beth.
Beth also gave me the special buttons, above!
Beth and I

Cami brought me something from Canton, since she knew I'd had to cancel my trip in March: two "J" monogrammed napkins, and some beautiful pearl buttons!
Cami and me
Nora Neeley, who works at Hallmark in Kansas City, gave me this sweet tray and album from their collection to thank me for hosting the banner swap...
and for the same reason, I received this gift from Karla -- how beautiful!!  It included banner boards, vintage ephemera, buttons and vintage jewels, precious antique wallpaper (swoon!), and millinery -- all wrapped beautifully with this vintage scarf.
Cami, Barb and Lynn
 Of course, the best gift of all was the friends themselves...

Nicki, Tammy, Cami, Suzanne and me; photo by Karla
the early birds at dinner in Lawrence the night before Birdsong Two
 all brought together by the wonderful Karla!
Karla

It was another unforgettable event!  And I think I'm finally finished blogging about it -- thank you for saying you've enjoyed coming along for the ride via my photos and posts!

And, as if I wasn't spoiled enough at Birdsong Two, I arrived home from it to find this set of ornate vintage books, which I won from a favorite blog, Forgotten Bookmarks Michael is a used bookstore owner who blogs about the things he finds left in the books -- always something fun!

4 comments :

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing your grand adventure! Now I am off to check out that link. It sounds like an interesting blog.

Dee in N.H. said...

WoooW! This has been awesome! I've been gone so when I get time, I need to look back and see what I missed. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome adventure with us!!

Linda said...

I like seeing what you made and the fun you had. But I know I will enjoy whatever else you decide to post.

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a wonderful great fun rewarding trip girl
I want to attend next year

you looked like you really was enjoying yourself, like everyone, and OMG all the treats you went home with


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