the long awaited photos!
and this is why it took so long to get pics taken - I needed good light to get good pics, and look at how this got to me!
with a card (love that series of cards by the way!) that said read me first - that said read the notes before opening - so I KNEW that meant little packages inside and I needed to document the process!
I am using little clickable pics where I can, LOL!
first item: wonderful round box hand painted by bellalupina:
the note said that now I have my own little grove of trees to store rocks in, LOL! I like the birch trees tons!
and as I knew - inside the box, multiple packages with little notes of their own:
an ingenious bag with cushions that fit inside to place between layers of rocks!
but I decided that it needed to be in the box it was made for on display where others could admire it, so instead I put the rocks I use for crafts in it and put it in the box and the box on my table!
a smaller "rock bag" that was ingeniously decorated with a tree! I like that fabric for the leaves too!
a poly clay forest ivy dragon - with a story!
another view, and he is in his environment already!
and a wonderful bag that has the best saying on it! It is a quote from William Cullen Bryant.
other side has shadow leaves on it
additional purchased items! talk about going all out!
a piece of petrified wood - which I had asked for only if it was convenient - and this is a great one with bark still on it, unpolished and natural and everything!
a HUGE clothe with Greenman in the middle and loverly decorations all around - still have to take another look at it!
my stepson will want to steal it, but it is one of my fav colors so that isn't happening!
the whole lot together, before they got spread out all over the place, LOL!
whoosh - sure this was your first swap? I am going to have to add some stuff to your package and make you open lots of little bundles too,
I am totally tickled with this package and can't decide what I like best - though I think it is that loverly grove tree box which is why it is in my front room instead of in my office, or the little dragon which is why he found his home right away...
thank you tons bellalupina!!!