Wednesday, March 9, 2011

the view today ...

Outside ... it is grey, and rainy and cold .... the kind of day that makes you want to cuddle up under a blanket, sip on a warm cup of tea and read a good book ...

At the mailbox ... a little parcel ... I open it and the view inside suddenly changes to something warm, and happy and fresh and springlike ... it is a beautiful signed and numbered print entitled "Tea Time"  by M. Estes Zywar of Limelightart ...  I was lucky enough to win this beautiful print on her OWOH giveaway ... I know exactly where it is going ...
so much prettier in real life!!!

and my view just keeps getting better ... I went for dinner with my Scrapaholic girls last night and my dear friend Izzy loaded me with presents ... just because ...

What a wonderful stack of surprises!!!


don'tcha just love these cigar boxes ... oh, i am thinking of making little gift card sets complete with stamps and a pen for Christmas prezzies ... or maybe an interactive art piece featuring spools ... or ... the view in my imagination is just spinning ...

Mona Lisa!!!   how on earth did you get in there?

and these wonderful vintage books ... they are just screaming to be made into something fun!  the view in my craft area is now filled with happy visions ...




finally the view from my reading spot ... oh yeah ... also from Izzy just because ... these two gorgeous 1945 editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights  ... and they are filled with gorgeous art ... these will be cherished forever ...


Now, if you want to change your view, simply click on Jenny's button below and visit all of her students to see what they came up with for V week

Peace, love & paper
~Jo

Jenny Matlock

23 comments:

EG Wow said...

I'd say your day may have started dreary but it sure turned out GREAT!

H said...

It may be grey outside, but you have lots of good things to view in the house :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a creative way to view the world...inspirational!

Lola said...

So creative!

Thank you so much for stopping by – hope you’re having a good week!

XOXO Lola:)

Donnie said...

I think we are going to have some lovely things to view very soon. Cute post.

Mary said...

I'm very envious of your 1945 volumes! Love the cigar boxes too :-)

BEAR's Mom said...

i knew mona lisa would show up somewhere!!! love the jane eyre book...
~victoria~

Izzy said...

Love the print you got! I'm glad that your pressies made your view today a little brighter :) ((hugs))

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, I love everything, Jo! and that print is exquisite!!!
XO

Teresa said...

Sounds like you day was filled with wonderful surprises!

Pondside said...

Your day went from grey to great in no time at all! I love the print and am going over to look at the artist's site because I think that's my china pattern in the cup.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a way to brighten your day!!! Beautiful pressies!!
hugs Lynn

Jo said...

You got mail!...lovely mail too!
I love the vintage books and the old cigar boxes are great, I'm visiting from Jenny Matlock.
I'm your newest follower, come on over to LazyonLoblolly, I'm "VANQUISHING" the big "C".
Would love to have some tea with you.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Jingle said...

lovely view for the day, stay cozy.
:)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love, love, love vintage papers and books! Great post! Thanks for sharing!
Happy V Day!
Coralie

Sue said...

What a cool prize to win!

Great vintage stuff, too.

=)

PS. I'm pretty late for Alphabe-Thursday this week, so here's my link:
Vistas

House Revivals said...

Ooooooooh! I'm loving your treasures! Those cigar box graphics or beautiful, but the vintage how-to book is absolutely charming!

Judie said...

I adore cigar boxes! My BFA made the cutest purse out of one!!
Thanks for the nice comment on my post
xoxo

Jamie said...

I love your view! Amazing how adjusting our view is so much within our grasp. I enjoyed your comment on my blog so much, even more since I hopped over here & got to check out and enjoy your slice of the blogosphere!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your view is looking wonderful! What great presents!! Do show us what you make with the cigar boxes!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What wonderful treasures to brighten up your day! A beautiful print and a wonderful friend to pass along a parcel of things to create with and to read! (I was so excited to read Izzy's comment on my post!) How neat that you are blogging buddies and also friends in person!
Haha cute Mona Lisa is sharing your treasures!
Blessings & Aloha!

Jenny said...

I'm glad you rescued Mona Lisa from a possible panic attack inside that closed in box!

Cigar boxes are nifty, though, so I can totally see why she wanted to explore them more thoroughly.

What fun treasures you've received.

Thanks for letting us share your joy in them!

And thanks for linking this week to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "V".

A+

Melinda Cornish said...

how fun!!! this is the first year in several that I havent participated on OWOH. I just knew I wouldnt be able to keep up though I missed doing it....
What are you getting with your csn gift code???? Did you get your email?