Come and see what I got!
It wasn't just mail, it was a package. And it wasn't just a package. It was a priority mail shipping box. And it wasn't in the mailbox because it was waaaay too big. It was sitting on the floor by the front door waiting for me when I got home last night. Oh joy! When does that ever happen, except maybe at Christmas or my birthday? But this one wasn't from someone in my family, it was from Kris, at Junk Chic Cottage.
Before you read on, please click here first: Junk Chic Cottage and check out the last picture in the post. Go on, I'll wait. No, really...go on! It'll only take a second and you need to see what I saw there before you see what I saw awaiting me in the box.
Cute wasn't it?! Adorable and junky sweet. What a fun Springtime idea and, aw... it incorporated one of those cool old lunch boxes I've always wished I could find but never have.
So what could it be in my package? I could hardly wait to find out. I began clawing my way through the packing tape trying to discover what was inside, just like a little kid.
What?! Kris was sending me something on my wish list?! My jaw dropped at this sweet note and at what I found wrapped up inside:
Surprise! I was floored. I've wanted one of these for soooo long. Kris even sent bunnies and moss too! The whole thing was over the top. I had everything I needed to create a cute Springtime centerpiece. She helped me kick up my Spring style tenfold, and she made it foolproof.
Yes, it was my lucky day, but even more than that, the overwhelming thoughtfulness of someone sweet, whom I met through blogging, sent this package to my doorstep. I mean how often does someone just nail it when they give you a gift? I mean really? How often when you open a package do you shout with glee loud enough for the neighbors outside the window across the street to hear you and turn their heads and squint with a "What the heck is going on over there now?" kind of look?
Well, clearly some people have a knack. Not just any knack, but the kind that compels them to seize the moment, and with an open hand and heart offer up something of themselves to someone they've only met through conversations online. They have a way of giving you a glimpse into who they are beyond what you've already seen played out on their blog and in their comments and emails. They step out of the distant and invisible world of blog writers and put their personality into a box, complete with their handwriting on paper, and it's like they have stepped right into your living room.
If you've seen Kris' style, at Junk Chic Cottage (I told you to click the link!), it's an invite-you-in-and-make-you-want-to-be-her-permanent-guest kind of cozy chic style. It's light and white and full of imaginative uses for ordinary items all wrapped up in comfort and eye-appeal.
And now her style is sitting on my mantel. I've been Junk Chic Cottaged!
It's like a dream.
I had to add this shot because while I was trying to get a clear picture in the waning light, Casey, who was sitting in the chair behind me, tried to mess up my shot by whacking me in the rear. I had the camera set on too slow of a shutter speed anyway, so between that and the swat to the butt, along with me flinging the camera while the shutter was open when she smacked me, I got this gauzy shot. She felt she did me a favor by helping me get this image. Thanks, Case.
By the way, you might want to head over and visit Kris at Junk Chic Cottage asap. She's got a giveaway going on. If you're lucky, you might get Junk Chic Cottaged too! Wouldn't that be fun!
While you're out blog hopping, I hope you'll stop by and visit some of these great parties this week as well: