September 4, 2009

A little suprise...

I am just so excited about today's post for several reasons...First...I have been working on a little surprise for Bobby...and just wanted to share with you...because I am soooo in love with everything that I found...

Bobby and I love EVERYTHING about the beach...

...the ocean...starfish...sailboats...water...the sand ...so I wanted to find him some of those things to take to work...to have in his office...not that he is really there that much anymore...but when he is...I thought it would be perfect for him...some stressful days he sometimes has and perhaps he can look at the things he loves about the beach in hopes to find a bit of easiness...

So....I came across this wonderful, did I say wonderful?...I think one more time....WONDERFUL shop ~ White Flower Farmhouse...that had everything I needed for the surprise!!!! Now I had to get double of things for our house...the items were just soooooo beautiful...I couldn't just send those beauties to my husband's office without having some here...although...he hasn't been home long enough to notice them around the house yet.... hee.... hee....{just an fyi ~ I am not usually a secretive shopper at all ~ but I couldn't tell him now could I? since it would have ruined the surprise ~ I honestly kept this surprise to myself...usually I seem to spill the beans accidentally to him when I am trying to surprise him...but I didn't this time!!!! Hooray!!}

And I also want to make some blog mentions about my friend, Angela Harris with her etsy shop too because I used her items in the surprise too:) {her blog and etsy shop are the highlighted links}...oh it is delightful with her tags and embellishments...she makes the love envelopes...tags for my business...the tea dyed sea shell tags...in the past she has made butterfly and dragonfly tags for my girls...truly FANTASTIC ~ she custom makes about anything and everything...so I had the best accessories to go with the suprise for Bobby...
What did I get you may ask???? for the surprise???...
Driftwood Sailboat - individually handcrafted...
Salty Sea Air Candle - handmade as well
Starfish too:)
You can also check out Angela's sea shell tags in front of this sailboat...I used them to write some nice words to Bobby about each item...why I chose it, and refreshing things to him...
I had to take soooooo many pictures it was unbelievable because everything they did was truly fantastic.....sailboats made from driftwood....salty sea air candle {really smells like sea air, and it's a soy candle...so BIG fan}, starfish {white ones!!!} Check out these pictures! ~ I feel like the pictures don't even do justice to all the items...so check out their blog and shop too!
And the detail of these boats are just amazing...jumping for joy right now!!!Love these starfish...on a worn wooden plate...courtesy of Michael's that is similar to the driftwood...the Love envelope in the backgroud courtesy of Angela Harris...the salty sea air candle, starfish, and sailboat from White Flower Farmhouse!!!!When I opened the box of goodies from White Flower Farmhouse...it was definitely like Christmas for me...so cheerful and bright as I pulled each and every item out!!!!! And Megan included a special little gift so beautifully packaged I may add...wonderful lavender sachets...they literally are the most gorgeous and best smelling ones ever!!!! Lori and Megan are BOTH the best at their shop!!! This is how they looked before I opened them...I really honestly didn't even want to open it...it was so beautiful!...But then I was too curious about what was inside...
After I finished snapping these shots...I put all the items in a box...wrote on my tags...and a little note in the envelope and had them waiting when he got home late the other night...I initially wanted to drive them to his work...but just wasn't up to being in the car for 6 hours total today... 4 is quite enough with the kiddos going out of town again...I mentioned I kept some items for our house...well ordered extra...a bigger version of the sailboat for home...sitting perfectly on a top shelf of ours...and a bowl full of the starfish....(and I did paint the bowl myself...my very favorite color!)...and of course a candle for home too!!!
A little note about what I mentioned above about Angela's tags....wanted to show what a great job she did for me...a custom tag with her name on it....a client of mine said his future wife is simple and loves blue... so could this tag be any more perfect? Thank you ANGELA!!! I used a brown memory box and just added some items ~ ribbon & starfish to it...a pampering gift when she opened it on her honeymoon especially for what's inside....of course what is inside I know she will LOVE! I just want to thank Angela for all her help she gives me in when I do my packaging of my business orders ~ she helps me make them unique and personalized...I love her ideas...and especially her creative talent!!! Angela you are terrific!Off to another blog mention...of course reading Lola B's blog....she referred to another blog ~ French Larkspur ~ that is having a HUGE give-a-way...please check it out and enter it....her items are so lovely too...
Thank you White Flower Farmhouse!!!!!!...thank you Angela for all of your wonderful items!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone and Blessings from me!

3 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful things. Something about shells/starfish,etc..always fun to find.
The driftwood boats are beautiful and very creative. Wonderful fingerprintd.
Happy Fingerprint Friday.

Tracey said...

Yep White Flower Farmhouse is an awesome shop! You have soooo many lovely things pictured here!! Thank you for mentioning my giveaway :)

T

Julie said...

How neat!!! I love the driftwood boats and just the entire idea! I bet Bobby loved it!! :o)

Everything you bought is so pretty. Your friend is so talented too...love the tags!

You won't have to wait too much longer until all of you are at the beach in Cancun :o)