Vintage lace and gifts received

Recently I had my birthday and I'd love to share with you some beauties.

First some vintage laces and fabrics I bought for birthday girl me.

Just look how wonderful this arrived in my mailbox! Oh yummy... There were two packages. The one above had an old bobbin or spool or whatever you call it. The other one had a sweet vintage label attached. Both packages had lace hearts.

I think I'm going to embellish these beautiful hearts even further, though they're beautiful as they are right now. But my mind wandered along endless possibilities with these.

And here's a full picture of the second package.

I'm sharing my old laces and linens with

Roses of Inspiration

On dear Stephanie's beautiful blog
The Enchanting Rose


And then I also found a few other wonderful packages in my mailbox.
Sent by some dear blog friends of mine.

One of these contained this gorgeous handmade little book
made by sweet Ira of Ira's Crea Corner.

She had wrapped everything up so beautifully
and had added many more wonderful gifts.

Then there was the beautiful card with wonderful gifts
from dearest Ros of Mikey's Mom.

A beautiful card with gold speckles.

And sweet Kirsty of Handmade Little Things
had sent me a gorgeous hand painted rose card and some sweet tubes.

So beautifully done Kirsty!
I LOVE roses!

The beautiful card in the lower right corner she had sent earlier this year.

So, can you imagine how spoiled I felt? Thank you so much dearest friends, you have made me one very happy birthday girl!


Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Sending you happy smiles!

xx Wen


  1. Well it looks like you got some yummy goodies for your Birthday! You photograph them so beautifully!


  2. Many happy returns dear!AriadnefromGreece!

  3. Looks like you hit the jackpot today, lovely cards and laces!

  4. Happy (albeit belated!) birthday wishes! You received some lovely gifts.

  5. Hi Wendy,
    I wish you a belated Happy Birthday! I love the gifts you have received...I am crazy for beautiful laces. Just wanted to stop by and view your blog which I do frequently because it is so beautiful.
    diane xoxo

  6. Hello Dear Wendy,
    Your laces and hearts are adorable just as your sweet birthday gifts from dear blogging friends. I wish I had of known it was your birthday!!!
    I could have made that package even more special for you sweetie. So what is the date.
    Wonderful that you have received so many lovely comments from all those new bloggers that may not have visited you before.
    Sending love and hugs while you sleep.
    xox Suzy

  7. Happy Belated Birthday. Your lace packages are divine. Lots of treasures from treasured friends showing lots of Love.

  8. Happy belated birthday Wendy! Wow! I can't believe all of that lovely eye candy you received! So beautiful! BTW, thank you for responding to my bloggy problems. I'm going to look into all of those tips you gave me!

  9. Looks like you had a WONDERFUL birthday. You got a ton of awe inspiring things to work with, especially lace and other goodies. Happy belated birthday from an admirer of your beautiful blog.

    In your latest comment, you asked me if I'd heard of erosion bundles. I was part of an original one with Seth Apter back in either 2009 or 2010. We buried our bundles for six or eight months, then revealed them on the same day. It was a HUGE event. We were also tasked to create something with the bundles we had buried. At the time, I had very little fabric to work with, so mostly went the paper route. To be honest, I like fabric I can actually work with, and, although I did a second bundle a year later using fabric, I was very disappointed because the fabric nearly disintegrated when I washed it.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment, though. I appreciate that my eco-dyed fabric made you think of erosion bundles.

  10. Gefeliciteerd! En wat een verwennerij! !Dat kant is wel heel erg mooi!

  11. I'm so glad you had a good birthday and that you were spoilt! I'm sure you will use your gifts so well and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations ... Have a good week dear friend!

  12. Lovely gifts. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  13. Oh dat heb je goed gedaan Wen, om jezelf te verwennen met al dat prachtige kant! Geweldig leuk is dat hè, te weten wat je hebt besteld en het dan als een echte verrassing uit te pakken, ha ha ha! Fijn dat je zulke mooie kaarten en cadeautjes hebt gehad van Ros en Kirsty, verdien je ook! Geniet van je avond, veel liefs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  14. Happy, happy belated birthday to you Wendy! Sounds like you made sure you had yourself spoilt! :) It's mine next month and want to buy myself something online too, but there are soooo many things to choose from, I'm not sure what to buy! lol. But I'm sure I'll find something!
    You've received some very beautiful gifts indeed. So lucky and blessed you are. xxx

  15. Happy belated birthday wishes Wendy, now THAT is what I call a perfect birthday gift to oneself and lovely goodies from others. It will be interesting to see what you create with such lovely things.

  16. Oh, Happy belated Birthday dear Wendy,
    I so glad you also gave yourself those wonderful birthday packages,-filled with beautiful hearts and laces !!
    The gifts from your friends, are so beautiful, too, I love the book-and the lovely cards you recieved, with all other goodies, my friend. What a happy birthday you have had !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  17. Hello Wendy! Happy belated birthday! Such wonderful gifts you received including yours. I love the laces, the linens and the pretty cards.You make awesome and delicate works.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  18. So very pretty. Love all that you got.

  19. Happy Birthday, such lovely laces and pretty heart and tag!!

  20. Oh Wendy, you make me feel all giddy with your linens and lace...does that even make sense?! Let's just say I love linens and lace for they put a smile upon my face :)

    Also, Happy belated Birthday, sweet lady! You are a gem to so many.

    Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration - please join us again next Tuesday. Hugs to you!

  21. Happy Birthday to you Wendy! I love the beautiful presents you received for you birthday! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  22. Aw Wendy glad you had a fantastic birthday!! Your lovely treasures from friends are wonderful and the treat you ordered for yourself is absolutely gorgeous, cant wait to see how you decorate those hearts! Im have to check out the place you ordered from :)

  23. Belated happy bday, Wendy. What beautiful, beautiful items.

  24. Wendy, your blog is delightful.
    Sending belated birthday greetings from Normandy.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen