Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Beautiful mail

I was the lucky winner of the Grow Your Blog giveaway on Maggie's blog, The Mag Rag.  Maggie's blog is charming, and I've been a fan of it for a long time!  She has a warm and generous nature and her blog reflects that -- plus it's always just a feast for the eyes!
Look!  Oh my gosh, I got to choose which of Maggie's gorgeous necklaces I wanted from a group she made new for the swap.  Which was such a pleasure, as they have long been on my favorites list from her Etsy shop -- they are soldered charms that are deeper than most you see.  In fact, she calls them shadowbox charms.
I chose this one, with a lovely piece of lace under glass, soldered and accented with a tiny pearly bead stack.  Oh my gosh, I love it so much I put it on immediately and took a photo on my phone.  (The sweatshirt I'm wearing doesn't do it justice!)
Maggie is an artist, and she sent me a big package of treasures that I just wasn't expecting!  I was beyond excited to open all the little packages!
Here are two beautiful note cards featuring some of her inspiring angel paintings -- shown with one of the special boxes she MAKES herself from recycled materials -- inside was the the beautiful pendant.
A little notebook with another of her pieces of art -- this time, a snowy owl.  And a set of three tags...
I know they are handmade but they are so perfectly put together that it doesn't seem possible!
And, yes -- there's more!  Look at this lovely journal -- in Valentine red -- with another gorgeous bird motif.
I love the details, inside and out!
I feel very lucky and spoiled to have been the recipient of all this beauty.  Thank you so much, Maggie!

15 comments :

Linda said...

congratulations on your win! wonderful, beautiful package.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

a beautiful necklace and delightful package; congratulations on winning, Laurie.

Vintage Jane said...

What a fantastic 'prize'. So much effort and thought has obviously gone into the package you received and the one you sent. I am hoping to make a little fabric and lace journal of photos for my parents 50th wedding anniversary later this year and have been perusing your lovely blog yet again for ideas and inspiration! M x

Lani Robertson said...

WOW...so many great gifts! :)

Wendy said...

Congrats on your win Laurie! Some very wonderful gifties you received!

pam said...

I just love her angels...everything she sent is terribly beautiful! A more deserving person couldn't have won!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie what a fabulous box of goodies! Her art is amazing! Hugs, Linda

Maggie said...

Laurie, you are a DOLL for writing such a sweet post about your winnings! I'm so glad you like everything, and this post just made my day, girl!! (I do want to clarify one thing: I didn't paint the snowy owl myself...it's a digital download that I used to make the book and tags:)) Congrats again for winning...I was so tickled when I drew your name out of the hat!!

xo,
Maggie
www.themagrag.com

kathyinozarks said...

what an awesome surprise of new treasures-enjoy!

Kathy said...

Oh Laurie, I am green! I love the soldered pendant and those boxes she makes from upcycle are amazing. Enjoy!

Fay Iseminger said...

Congratulations! This is an awesome prize. So glad you can enjoy them.

Blessings,
Fay

Createology said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful package of treasures. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...
P.S. Yes, now the alphabet song is looping in my head. :o)

Curtains in My Tree said...


I would say you were the lucky winner

love the shadow box style charm

Marrianna said...

Wow, Laurie, you really hit the jackpot. Great photos of great gifts. Such a generous soul to share her goodness with you. The woman who got the purse I was giving away got it already in the mail and was over the top thrilled. She hasn't done a post on it yet and I'm looking forward to it when she does. I'm taking a cue from MagRag and will remember to include extra goodies when I start selling my shabby chic aprons and other accessories on Etsy. You are blessed.

Bead and Needle said...

Congrats to the BIG winner...I was the other recipient, and I must tell you, I love mine every bit as much as you do...Maggie ROCKS!!! And, I think the sweatshirt is perfect - the Alphabet saying cracked me up. Happy Monday - Tanya