Friday, July 11, 2008

Parasols, Polka Dots and Pink Lemonade


I came home for lunch the other day, had been home less than a minute when the doorbell rang. I opened the door to the smiling face of our mailman holding my Sweet Goodness Summer Swap package from Ali at Wila's Way. Yeah! ((hands clapping)) What a wonderful middle of the day treat. I, of course, couldn't wait to dig in and Shilo & Dustin were right there with me, just as excited as I was. They scored big by getting to share my mints and Crystal Light packets. I have never bought Crystal Light but guess I will start when Dustin proclaimed it the best drink that we've had in the house for eons! I should have taken some pictures of their sparkling expectant faces as I was opening my box. Too funny, especially at 18 and 16 years old!!


Look at all these goodies ~ and wrapped so cute. Ali made polka-dot tags for each and every item. She handmade those super cute fruity bags, they have a vinyl lining so will be perfect for the pool or beach to throw wet suits and towels in. Very smart idea. She made the polka-dot kitchen towels, a really cute ribbon bookmark and some adorable parasol stationary. Check out that vintage book. The Purple Parasol, copyright 1904. Is that perfect or what?! I can't wait to read it. I immediately scooped up that water bottle and the Crystal Light on the go packs and hauled them to work with me along with that very cute "Knitting Lady" tin of green apple mints.
What a haul! Thanks Ali!


I had these super cute polka-dot kitchen towels out of the box for about 2 whole minutes before they were hanging on my kitchen towel rack. Don't you love these?! Good job, Ali!! Thank you so much for such a fantastic swap package. You knew exactly what I would like ~



This is the package that I sent to Ali. We have similar tastes, so I had fun putting this together for her. The beach sign is her handmade item, the white napkins with the pink flowers are thrifted and the raspberry margarita mix is her sweet treat. Enjoy Ali!

Thanks to the Sweet Goodness Girls for another fabulously fun swap!

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh what fun! Such great things. We like Crystal Light. The towels are perfect in your kitchen.

Are you working away from your home now? Wondered about coming home for lunch!
~Adrienne~

Tipper said...

WOW you scored! Such cute items!

Beckynsc said...

Thanks for dropping by!
Those packages look like so much fun! Love the colors! Bright and summery, cheerful.

Shelby said...

The packaged gifts are spectacular!! What fun!!

Lucy said...

Wow--love both packages!! Don't you just love happy surprises like that magically appearing on your door step?? :)

Fred Farnsworth said...

Look at all these goodies ~ and wrapped so cute. Ali made polka-dot tags for each and every item. She handmade those super cute fruity bags, they have a vinyl lining so will be perfect for the pool or beach to throw wet suits and towels in. Very smart idea. She made the polka-dot kitchen towels, a really cute ribbon bookmark and some adorable parasol stationary.