Gifts Of Friendship From An Island

Hello Everyone
Another scheduled post from me I’m afraid but I wanted to share some beautiful gifts I received from my lovely friend Dorthe (Den Lille Lade).
I am  incredibly lucky to have so many art friends who share their immense talent in the form of their art but who also generously share arty items with me. As many of you will know, Dorthe lives on an Island off Denmark. She likes to spend time collecting bits ‘n’ pieces on the beach and  had asked if I would like some driftwood, well I was delighted at the thought of having some to play with .  Now Dorthe never merely packages items in an envelope, everything is presented directly from her heart.
When the Postman handed over a box and I saw the postmark I was filled with excitement!
This is how the driftwood was presented, in a pouch with a piece of collaged art gracing the front. and look what was attached to the bag ….isn’t she such fun and 100% adorable and doesn’t she make you smile!Can you believe there was more? If you know Dorthe then that will not surprise you in the least.
Another beautiful pouch with images of birds on fabric and look at that gorgeous flower.Of course I knew it had to contain something so special and I wasn’t disappointed when I saw this incredible fabric, mixed media collage. The collage hangs from a piece of driftwood and the actual collage is so Dorthe, image of a bird, buttons, wonderful textiles, she always manages to add a touch of elegance to her nature inspired artwork. It is stunning and my photograph doesn’t do the piece of art justice.
There is more to share in the form of an art tagwith a sweet child taking centre stage. It is so tactile this tag.
With more gifts in the form of vintage ledger paper,  sheet music, tickets and cabinet cardswith a surprise element as when I turned around the cabinet card this was on the other side. I am sure you can begin to imagine just how special Dorthe made me feel with not only the art gifts but also the gifts from her heart in the form of her amazing art.
Friendship should never be about what you receive from friends but what is special is the actual act of generosity. When a friend goes out of their way to send you surprises in the mail that they know will make you feel loved and it is the fun of them sharing their arty treasures knowing the pleasure their friend will have in using them in their art. So not only do I have more beautiful artwork surrounding me but also the prospect of having unusual art treasures to play with. Dorthe thank you for everything and I hope you know just how delighted I am and also, thank you for your friendship.
Dorthe is a very special woman and if it were not for Blogging we never would have connected and I can say that for many of my art friends.  I am so lucky to have such friendships in my life.
I hope all of you are well and managing to find as much time as possible to create, although is there ever enough time! I appreciate your visits so much and please know that when I eventually catch-up with reading comments I will take the time to read each one.
On Sunday there will be a new challenge theme announced at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  I have my post drafted  so it would be lovely if you are able to visit on Sunday to read the new challenge theme and see my DT sample.
Wishes & Thanks
Lynne

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    May 19, 2012 @ 16:10:23

    What gorgeous gifts and art work, enjoy! How wonderful is is to have such good friends, and the blogger community is always so generous! Valerie

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  2. valerie
    May 19, 2012 @ 16:15:18

    What an exciting parcel to open Lynne and so generous! I love being part of the blogging community it’s very special:)
    Val x

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  3. suesartofcraft
    May 19, 2012 @ 16:23:59

    There’s nothing like the anticipation of opening a surprise parcel. What a beautiful treasure trove of artwork and you’re so right Lynne, it’s about giving time, love and friendship. I completely agree with Valerie-Jael and Valerie. The craft blogging community is very generous with all these.

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  4. Lululiz
    May 19, 2012 @ 16:33:14

    Dorthe’s gifts are always incredibly generous and amazingly beautiful. You are a lucky lady to have received such wonderful treasures from her, but even more so because you ( like me ) can call her a friend.Got to love her to bits.

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  5. Brenda Brown
    May 19, 2012 @ 16:51:00

    A true friend indeed Lynne to share such wonderful gifts, you and Dorthe are both very special people.
    xox

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  6. may
    May 19, 2012 @ 17:03:34

    What a true friend you have in Dorthe, AmAzing creative gifts to receive in the post, there are so many generous friendly people in the blogging community… that includes you Lynne… Happy weekend.. Hugs May x x x

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  7. Marilyn J. Rock
    May 19, 2012 @ 17:07:17

    Beautiful gifts from a caring friend! So glad you shared. xxoo

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  8. Ephemera
    May 19, 2012 @ 17:28:06

    Hi Lynne, how fabulous was your treasured package from Dorthe, a truly beautiful act of friendship, such a gorgeous selection. It is heart warming to know that in a troubled world they are such generous and kind people. Have a lovely evening. xx

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  9. Ann B
    May 19, 2012 @ 17:35:15

    You are very lucky to have such a talented and gifted friend and I’m sure you have been equally generous with your friend. I love all of the gifts and the driftwood, can’t wait to see what you do with it.
    Ann B
    xx

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  10. Marianne
    May 19, 2012 @ 17:46:11

    Oh, Lynne, what a wonderful surprise…how blessed you are to have such generous friends! This post rings in my heart today, because not only have I received such wonderful surprises from old and new friends alike, but I just sent my sister in New Jersey and a blog friend in New York something special in the mail today. And I must admit that I am as much excited about giving as I am when I receive. There is something about generosity and sharing that expands room in the heart for more love and generosity. I LOVE it!!!

    Blessings for a magnificent day,
    Marianne ~O’s

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  11. cheryl
    May 19, 2012 @ 19:20:51

    oh wow Lynne,Hun your artwork is just stunning,the detail you add always amazes me the delicate feel to your work is just brilliant,you are so talented Hun,you really are hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  12. suzi b
    May 19, 2012 @ 19:26:19

    What a wonderful array of gorgeous gifts, from such a generous gifted friend… as you are. I love your work 🙂
    suzi b x

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  13. Avril B
    May 19, 2012 @ 19:54:37

    Oh that doll make me smile – what a wonderful frien you have.
    Avril xx

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  14. supersnooks13
    May 19, 2012 @ 21:18:07

    what a beautiful act of generosity and kindness…her work is stunning….i am thrilled for you…driftwood…ohh, cant wait to see how you use it…xoxooxox

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  15. terry2dogs
    May 19, 2012 @ 23:07:12

    What a lovely friend indeed and the mailed goodies are equally a delight! How fun for you and so thoughtful of Dorthe! Have a great weekend!

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  16. Diane
    May 20, 2012 @ 00:59:58

    What lovely treasures, blogging friends bring out the best in all of us!

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  17. Yvonne G
    May 20, 2012 @ 03:10:13

    Such a sweet gesture on your friend’s part. Thank you so much for sharing your joy with all of us. It is no surprise that you are thought of with such high regard by so many. You are very special Lynne! Best wishes, Yvonne

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  18. Sharon
    May 20, 2012 @ 05:33:58

    Wow stunning gifts Lynne – you are very lucky!!

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  19. MarieS.
    May 20, 2012 @ 13:02:50

    Hi Lynne,
    such beautiful gifts from dear Dorthe.She always creates from the heart and is such a sweetie.Enjoy your treasures and have a lovely Sunday.
    I know how you feel as I just got a surprise in the mail from her too:)
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  20. Rinda
    May 20, 2012 @ 17:35:05

    What a great post today – lovely creations at which to look and wonderful reminders of the joys of blog friends.
    Rinda

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  21. Dorthe
    May 20, 2012 @ 18:04:56

    Dear ,dear Lynne,
    I enjoyed making those little gifts for you, and am so happy you loves them- but much more happy for our friendship, that I treasure very much. Thankyou for your sweet post and loving words, dear friend.
    Love and greetings-
    Dorthe

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  22. Sophie
    May 21, 2012 @ 08:09:33

    Oh, Lynne, wie wunderschön, du hast wieder so fantastische Arbeiten gemacht.
    Es sieht so herrlich aus. Du bist eine große Künstlerin.
    Es ist schön, so liebe Freunde zu haben, die an einen denken, und dann auch noch beschenken…
    Ich freue mich sehr für dich. Du machst so exellente Sachen daraus.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  23. baileyrosy
    May 22, 2012 @ 13:35:31

    Oh my goodness what thoroughly breathtaking beauties you have received each piece so personal how lucky you both are to have found each other through blogging.

    Marie

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  24. Wendy AppleApricot
    May 24, 2012 @ 19:46:25

    oh wow, Dorthe quite spoiled you Lynne… She’s such a sweetheart. Happy crafting with the beautiful treasures she’s send you, I’m sure you’ll enjoy 🙂
    xx Wendy

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  25. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 04:44:01

    Dorthe is such a sweetie and has spoiled you with lots of fantastic gifts, dear Lynne. You certainly deserve it. Everything was made with love and thoroughly chosen. Enjoy!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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