Look what I found in my mailbox this evening:
Oh my goodness, ParisGirl! Everything is beautiful!
First up, a necklace with a beautiful beeswax pendant with an Alice drawing from a 1904 copy of the book (wow!) and a note on a playing card collage that I had to include because I love it...
And a closer shot of the pendant- it looks a little cloudy but it's not in person. I totally want to play with beeswax now. (and pardon the fabric scrap mess below it- got another project going)
Next up- my first shrine!
(my husband's giving devil-horns in the background. He was a little exciteable- he is more into this than I would have imagined. Also he's been drinking...)
Flashed-out pic of the interior of the shrine. I love how it has a bit of a 3-d look. It's awesome.
A sweet bag o' offerings for the shrine!
A key (love love love love love this!)
And a little piece of ParisGirl's heart, an Eiffel Tower charm!
Offerings in place:
But wait, there's more!
Fantastic glass pebble magnets- I totally had to give up getting a good photo of these. I can't fight the glare! But they're all older illustrations that look hand-colored. My favorite one is the Jabberwock.
An amazing antiqued iron crown wall hook!
ParisGirl suggested it could be for keys, but I think it will be hung in my bedroom for my robe. I'm also thinking this calls for a new robe. Maybe red velvet with some fake fur trim?
And last but not least, an amazing Alice box that will shortly be filled with my shiniest jewelry!
My husband's totally into it... and into me cleaning up my jewelry!
Inside the base:
I love these blocks inside.
There was one tiny bit of shipping damage- one (well, one part of one) of the feet on the box seems to have disappeared. I should be able to fix it though. ParisGirl, you're the best. Thank you so much for making this the best first swap ever!