Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Postman Rings Twice & Books Galore

Last week was one of those special mail weeks. I had ordered one of Karla's beautiful charms with a hand painted rose. I have wanted one of these for awhile now. I also ordered three of the oval pieces of wallpaper with hand painted rose, cupcake and fairy. They are exquisite in person.
And...the extras she put in with the order, a beautiful K tag, it is so sweet. plus vintage buttons and the blank tags to make my own special tags or bookmarks. I loved how she wrapped some of the items in a page from an old garden book. Thank you Karla for a lovely package. I am so happy.

The next special mail day was the three books I ordered. They are all wonderful books and I can't stop reading them. Unfortunately, I sometimes read them in bed and then can't sleep because my mind just won't shut down

The first is; Fanciful Paper Flowers by Sandra Evertson, It is just an amazing book and the directions are very clear and concise. A nice companion to go along with Fanciful Paper Projects.
Next; Vintage Paper Crafts by Anna Corba. This book is filled with wonderful eye candy and beautiful paper projects.
Last; Vintage Christmas Crafts by Sara Toliver. She has chapters on Vintage, Victorian, and Shabby. The book is full of glitter and wonderful decorating ideas. There are also instructions for a multitude of Glitter houses.

Yesterday I order three more books and hopefully they will arrive sometime next week.
Crowns and Tiaras by Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos
The French-Inspired Home by Kaari Meng
French Inspired Jewelry Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons and Baubles by Karri Meng.
Both of the French Inspired books are by the French General


Bejeweled said...

We have the same taste in books :) I have three of those and two of the others on my Amazon wish list. You'll love the French General ones - great eye candy!

The Rose Room said...

That is so spooky! I have had my eye on that rose charm of Karla's also! Glad you got it! And 4 of those books are on my Amazon wish list!
Have a happy day - Rachaelxo

Liz said...

oohhhhhh! I can now see why Rachael is so addicted to Blog, I now rush to have a look -totally inspirational

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOH I love new books, I will be checking into getting my hands on a couple of those you listed. Laurie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your package! thanks again for shopping with me,I appreciate it!

(I bought the crown book, and am really enjoying it. I decided to savor it and just peek ahead a few pages at a time)

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm going to put those books on my reading list. they look like they are full of eye candy.

Natasha Burns said...

Great books you have there, I must look into them more closely, I am addicted to beautiful books!!!

Beth Leintz said...

Doesn't Karla put together a fun package!

I just love getting a box from Amazon- I ordered the French General jewelry book, too- and already have the Anna Corba and Vintage Christmas book- I just can't get enough of those fun inspiring eye candy books!

Maija said...

Yummy stuff, Karen!
I love the French Inspired Home and I have been dying to go to the store in Hollywood, The French General. I just found out my uncle is a close friend of her parents! How cool is that?

Felicia said...

Wow! What a pile of lovely new treasures.

Malady said...

I have been really interested to see that CROWNS AND TIARAS book! Let me know if you like it!


Michele said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my tea party. I am having so much fun reading your blog, and thanks for the heads up on the books. Those look great! Love the French General.

Debbie said...

I just got a copy of the Crowns & Tiaras book. Love it. Can't wait to make some!

Maija said...

You have a lot of reading to do girl! Mind mind would be going so fast I wouldn't be able to sleep for days!
I recently found ou that my uncle knows Kaari Meng very well! I feel somehow connected to royalty - Kaari makes all things look beautiful!