Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Surprise In The Post

The other day I was welcomed home with a wonderful package in the post.  I could see that it came from across the pond and the first thing that came to mind was the arrival of my fairy crowns. 

I carefully opened the outside that was wrapped so securely as to not allow the turbulence of travel to damage it in any manner.  Underneath the carefully wrapped package I found yet another delicately wrapped package in a deep shade of purple.  Being my favorite color of course it brought a smile across my face.  Tied with a ribbon to match and one of black I carefully untied the bow and unwrapped the tissue paper that encircled it.

Another box lay beneath the wrappings and atop lay 3 note cards with prints of pictures that I have often admired of the artist.  Of course I could never use such note cards.  Although I would love to share their fancy with friends I intend to put these into a frame and hang in my special room along with other things that are dear to my heart. 

As I raised the cards from the box I saw what I had been waiting for, the set of fairy crowns for my granddaughter and myself. Both are a rich purple and a shade of Cinderella blue with mine being dominantly purple and hers blue.   The detail of the work amazed me.  They were simply beautifully done and I know that much love went into the creation of them.  Jo would email me consistently throughout their design and construction to give me updates on them as well as photos to show me. However I will say that photos do not do any justice to showing the true craftsmanship that is put into these. 

I am so taken by them that I am considering sewing a linen dress for my grand daughter to go with her crown so that when she comes and visits she can go down beneath my Elm where the fae like to play and dance with them.  Thank you Jo so much for your wonderful gift and wonderful creations.  You truly gave me a blessing one that I am sure will bless me for years to come. 

I invite you to visit Jo's shop of wares over at Tangle Frost.  She is quite the artist. 

13 comments:

faerwillow said...

~i am constantly in awe of the magical artists that are wandering about...I WANT ONE!!! thank you so for sharing...truly a beautiful piece to behold...how lucky your little grand will be and a linen dress to dance among your elm tree and fae would be ever so precious...can't wait to see...much l♥ve and light to you always~

Linda in New Mexico said...

How lovely and practical for the grandmother who is keeping the gift of fae belief alive in her sweet granddaughter. And the artist did a magnificent job on the crowns. I am sure you will put them to good use and memories. Happy Sunday dear one. The Olde Bagg

mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful surprise. It is beautiful.
Mary

Laura said...

those are so beautiful! there is nothing like getting special treats in the mail!
blessings
~*~

Teresa said...

Those are truly beautiful, and I certainly think any day a package comes in the mail is nice! Blessings to you and your granddaughter dancing beneath the tree with the fairies!

mermaiden said...

You convey your excitement exquisitely!

Lyn said...

What a beautiful thing to receive in the post! I'd be delighted too if that should land on my door mat.

Chaotic_Dreamer said...

Those are absolutely beautiful, your granddaughter will surely love hers. I will be checking out her shop sometime today.

Rue said...

These are so beautiful! What a wonderful gift for yourself and your granddaughter - I know she will love her crown!

The notecards are gorgeous too! Going to check out her site...

Wendy said...

We all need faerie crowns like these! They're beautiful, Mother Moon. I would love to see a photo of your grand-daughter wearing one :)

Jo said...

Well you really know how to bring tears to the eyes of the Tanglefrost Faery!!! Thank you so very much for the your kind, sweet words. Aww I'm soooo pleased you like my little treasures so much. It thrills my heart to know that they will be cherished as I so enjoyed making them for you both. And what a beautiful sight it will be seeing your precious Grand daughter, suitably adorned, dancing with the faeries beneath the tress.... perfect!
Hugs xxx

dowhatyoulove said...

What a beautiful package! I love the crowns, they are beautifully made!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What glorious treasures from a dear-hearted and creative soul. I am so pleased to call Jo a friend - and I'm delighted to see these beautiful faerie crowns in your hands. :) She does such amazing work!!!! Hurray for Jo and hurray for you!!! Theresa