Tuesday, July 21, 2015


So wanting to show you the last of my birthday gifts from very dear friends.
This beautiful tiny piece of  a rosary chain, formed as a childs bracelet,
my dear friend Liz  http://lululizinlalaland.blogspot.dk/ gifted
me , and I so love it. It now hangs around the neck of a loved mini teddy bear.

The old French paper it is laying on and all the others following
under this photo, are also most precious gifts from Liz .

Aren`t they wonderful, with the old handwritings, some so very beautiful,
and I love the labels, too.

Look how very beautiful!!

I will have to be very "strong" in mind to actually use these papers for 
my creations, and not just make copies ,Lol... they will be admired for
a long time ,before I can cut them , that`s for sure. 
My dearest Liz, thank you so very much, you are so generous, and a
very treasured friend .

Bettina   http://bbfilt.blogspot.dk/, my dear Danish friend 
gifted me these lovely handmade roses ,which I had wished for , and on the paperbag she 
had made the beautiful pink dress with the sweetest handmade velvet flower,

Also I recieved a "class" for learning to embroider lovely stitches for button making ,
isen`t her button so beautiful ?? 

I also wished for a felted white flower to add to a scharf, and Bettina felted this beauty to me,
Thank you so very much kæreste Bettina.
Bettinas Father is a wonderful drawer and painter, and she also gave me (us) 
a beautiful watercolour of the  seaside where we live , which Gunner Painted .
the photo I took , dosen`t do it justice so I will show it in my next post 
Mange tusind tak kære ven !!

Last but under no circumstances least,- from my dear friend Lynne  https://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com/
I recieved a most beautiful gift too.
Just see the card , I so love it, the wonderful stamped background,
the photo-real stamp the laces and colours , such a beauty.

See the fuzzy cut butterflyes!!

Also I unpacked this very lovely and beautifully decorated heart box.
Lynne knows me so well, and therefore created the most romantic gift, with the beautiful stamp,
-lace all around the heart shape (thank you for your heart, dear ) and
the roses on the lid. It is so beautiful.

Inside were lovely roses, a lot of different and sweet wooden shapes, to 
play with, a piece of old gorgeous lace,and different Masking tapes.

And as you can see here, Lynne also stamped the lid inside with golden ink.

Thank you from my heart , my treasured friend  ,I love it all , so much !!!


I feel so blessed with all the friendships I have,-- their kindness , is a special
gift on its own, and their generousness in giving that kindness and their beautiful
gifts and art to me ,is so very treasured. 
Thank you all ,also for your loving wishes send me here and on fb, to my birthday
and for the vacation I just had,- they mean so much to mee. 

Love and hugs to you all !!


~*~Patty S said...

Oh what lovely treasures from your talented and generous friends dear Dorthe!
I too would have trouble using those pretty French papers but I am trying to use up original things here...trying to be strong :-)
Sweet little origami dress and that wool flower!
I bet you will enjoy knowing how to make those pretty embroidered buttons too.
Lynne does know you well with her gorgeous gifts too!
Happy to have you home again.
Also happy that you had such a special time away making more memories with your beautiful family.
hugs from here in hot and steamy Virginia to you sweet friend ♥ oxo

Anonymous said...

The bracelet is such a special gift from your dear friend Liz, a true gift from the heart and all of those beautiful papers. I would be the exact same, not wanting to use them, to treasure them but if you copy them you can happily create with them in your beautiful art.
A wonderful gift from your other friend, a class. It is fun to know that you will soon be learning a new skill, how amazing. Also all the sweet gifts from her.
Dorthe, I am so happy you liked the card and gift but again I apologise that I was so late for your birthday. Thank You for always being such an understanding friend.
Lynne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such wonderful gifts from your friends Dorthe, each one so very beautiful and vintage in its own way! I am sure you will treasure them and so glad you are sharing them with us!
Welcome back from your family time too! Like you I am with my family in far away Australia right now and enjoying every moment...
Sending big hugs :o)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, you received some very pretty and thoughtful gifts. I love them all and you have been truly blessed.
Each one so special from a talented friend.
Glad you enjoyed a nice vacation with your dear family.
Must be nice to be home again too and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. It is always a blessing to have you visit my friend.
Have a lovely week and happy creating.
Hugs, cm

June said...

Such beautiful gifts you have received from your dear friends Dorthe. You are so deserving of these lovely gifts my dear! I'm happy to read you had a great time with your family too!
sending hugs...

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dearest Dorthe,
What a beautiful selection of gifts from blogging friends. They are all so generous gifting just the right items they know you will love to treasure and love to create with.
Enjoy them all my dear friend.
I am so pleased that you have arrived home safely after an amazing time with your gorgeous little family.
You are well blessed sweetie!
Sending my love with the warmest hugs,

Anonymous said...

Simply marvelous gifts! You deserve them. Glad you are back, missed you but I know your family is lucky to have you. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

I am swooning over the old papers, with writings and labels, and the tiny bracelet is so sweet. So happy you have arrived safely back home! You were missed in bogland!! xoxo

Lululiz said...

I am so glad you had a great time with your family, my dear Dorthe. My family is coming to visit us here in France soon, and I am so excited about it. I am counting the days.
The gifts from Bettina and Lynne are so special. I adore the white felted flower and Lynne's heart box is so very pretty. I love the idea that teddy is now wearing the little rosary bracelet I sent, that makes me smile every time I think about it. I hope you can put away those socks soon ;-) !!! xxx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, so fun to visit again and see your lovely gifts. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. It is always a blessing to have you visit. Enjoy the weekend and many joys to you my friend. Hugs, cm

junemac2 said...

Utterly gorgeous gifts. I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday Dorthe.
Thank you also for your kind words on my blog.
Hugs June xxx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello my dear Dorthe,
love all the beautiful gifts from your blogging friends. Of course I'm swooning over the ephemera our dear Liz gifted you with. The bracelet is stunning. Enjoy your treasures.
Sending hugs and love,

Aspiring crafter said...

Thank you for showing all your beautiful gifts Dorthe,

Rhonda said...

So lovely, Dorthe. Those French papers are calling my name, though, LOL

butterfly said...

Welcome back! So glad you had a lovely time with your family, and thank you for sharing these final birthday gifts... so many beautiful things. The vintage papers are great, and I love Lynne's beautiful creations. Enjoy playing with and looking at all your goodies.
Alison xx

Unknown said...

Oh YAY, Dorthe!! :) :) Look at all of the wonderful items you will create with in the future!! Soooo fun!! :) :) I love the little rosary bead bracelet that Liz sent you, it's so pretty :) Love the French papers and look at the lovely heart shaped box that Lynne sent you filled with wonderfulness :) You are truly Loved, Dorthe!! Enjoy!! XOXO-Shari

AppleApricot Wen said...

Happy to hear you had such a wonderful time sweetie! And the gifts from your dear friends you received are gorgeous. I haven't had time to do much creating these last months, and if I had, then I didn't even really got to finishing my little projects :)