Thursday, April 15, 2010

Madai's Magic~

Oh Madai, what a wonderful swap this was for me! I am still in awe at everything ...it was truly as if a magic wand had touched everything you sent!...I met Madai http://cottageoflostplay.blogspot.com/ several years ago when she made the most gorgeous banner for me...I've posted it before..it's in my studio and is the focal point of the room...the magic~ well, I met Madai again on Flickr and we decided to do a swap...what a swap it was!!!... notice above.... the gorgeous doorplate?...I love it...I had been wanting one forever and this one is so pretty!
I oohed and aaahed as I opened this wonderful basket, a bee skep!!! Inside, oh my...It totally took my breath away! As I lifted each beautifully wrapped package another appeared...glittered stars,hearts, and trinkets of every kind...all wrapped and adorned with sweet little notes,poems and quotes, all heavenly smelling....the most beautiful music ever all captured on a CD....I play it everyday Madai~

Look at these sweet glittered hearts...I absolutely love them....so Madai~ lovely packages of seeds that are now planted in my garden so maybe a little of hers will live here at The Tin Rabbit....have you seen her garden??? It's out of this world beautiful~


Next, out of the basket came this precious doll...is she not the cutest? I love her and her pretty little glittered cone~ her tag reads..."shall we take a turn in the garden?" Don't you love her?

The sweetest glittered BLESSED banner....


More beautiful hearts......
love the pretty blue ribbon on this one!



and yet another banner! This one for the shop,
How pretty it looks over the counter AND also the
sweet girl tucked in another DREAM banner ...I'm going
to hang it in the shop as well .....
I'll be sure to take a picture of it.....
Madai, thank you from the bottom of my heart....I loved playing swap with you~ It was so much fun!!!
Thank you all for stopping by to visit~






26 comments:

  1. Awesome swap!! Love all of it!! Rhonda

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  2. Madai is a DEAR HEART! I've purchased treasures before from her etsy shop (including two of her silvered banners which are hanging in my bedroom). She certainly does have a magical touch to everything she creates!

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  3. Ann, what wonderful things. Love the BLESSED banner the most.

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  4. Gorgeous goodies!! I love Madai and all her amazing creations!
    Michelle

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  5. WOW! What a wonderful treasure of beautiful items. And to think I am getting snail mail?! I like your swap very much. Happy treasures...

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  6. Ann, you received some wonderful treasures from Madai. Each one is lovely! Thank you for sharing with us. Your garden is looking so pretty, and I enjoyed so much watching the artist who drew the awesome picture of Jesus. I hope you have the loveliest of weekends, sweet friend! Love and blessings! Vicki

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  7. What a fun swap~ such wonderful goodies!

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  8. Ann amor, What beautiful gifts you received from Madai, I hope one day myself to have one of her beautiful banners :) Your Blessed banner is gorgeous! Every thing that she sent you, is beautiful and you deserve each and every gorgeous item :) Have a beautiful weekend amor! I hope you have plenty of sunshine to walk about and smile into the sky as you feel it's warmth on your face :) Besos, Rose

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  9. i love Madai...i wish she posted more...she is magical indeed...she has such a great eye for what is beautiful...enjoy all of your sweet and pretty new goodies Ann!!!

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  10. what wonderful treasures! lovely and magical...and full of inspiration! thank you for sharing Madai's work!

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  11. Hi Ann,
    So many magical and delightful gifts - and all packaged in a bee skep! Perfection!!! :)
    I am off to visit your sweet friend...
    Wishing you a beauty-filled day,
    Zuzu

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  12. What a beautiful swap - LOVE those door plates.
    Everything looks so wonderful
    ~ Tina

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  13. oh, goodness!!!! what amazing gorgeous treasures!!!!

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  14. WOW!!! This is such an amazing swap, so many beautiful treasure.
    Debby

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  15. What lovely treasures! Absolutely beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  16. Such gorgeous treasures Madai sent you Ann!!! They are all so very perfect for you ~ I hope you are doing wonderful sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

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  17. Ann,
    Oh what amazing treasures you received from Madai. I love doing these little one on one swaps. It really allows you to get to know someone & give things that you know they will flip out over. I love the idea of sharing seeds. So true, you will have a little bit of her forever now. Every spring you will say 'oh, here comes Madai'! Have a lovely weekend! Lisa

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  18. Dear sweet Ann,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures from beautiful Madai!!! I love and adore her!!! The doorplate is beautiful, I love how you have it displayed. Oh, Madai's packaging is so magical and so are her gorgeous sparkly banners and hearts! I love how you displayed them. Your Jane Austen doll is so sweet. Love the cone and the saying is one of my favorite Jane Austen quotes! I hope you have a beautiful weekend! Much love, Paula

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  19. What a wonderful exchange - beautiful things. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh my goodness, everything is beautiful!!! How exciting to receive all those goodies:)

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  21. How beautiful Ann, like Christmas in April. Have a wonderful weekend Dear Friend.
    Zandra

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  22. What a gorgeous bunch of creative, pretty loot!
    I want some!
    lol

    ciao bella
    glad to see you're having fun!

    creative carmelina was here!

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  23. Wow, these are a lot of gorgeous goodies! You've been in some really awesome swaps, Ann! Thank you for sharing all that prettiness!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  24. What wonderful gifts. I love the door plates and the way you have them displayed. Lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I'm glad you did because I am really enjoying your blog. I'll be back often.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  25. Sweet Madai is such a gem! She indeeds makes magic with her friendship parcels and you can feel her love in every piece! It made me smile to see that she reused the red polka dotted gift wrapping paper that I used to wrap one of her gifts of our Christmas swap with tee hee :)
    To do a friendship swap with Madai is always one of the higlights of the year as it was swapping with you my dear! Looking at the treasure trove you sent me- having the open suitcase here in my studio - always makes me happy!
    Sending you love,hugs and happiness all around!
    Carola xoxo~

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  26. Your camera takes nice photos. What type do you use?

    Thanks
    Mary Liz

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