a package full of handmade gorgeousness turned up in my mailbox today - a prize won by my friend marzi and very generously donated to lucky moi.
the giveaway was from a lovely lady named sophie hill, the talented tasmanian behind 'that vintage'. i'd long admired her work, especially the whimsical and delicate designs. however i knew the lighter versions wouldn't work with my colouring ... and so i resisted temptation. then i saw a photo on her facebook page which not only had a darker pair of earrings with a pattern named 'monarch' (which reminds me of damask) but also a fantastic fabric-wrapped bangle. the caption: 'you want?' my answer: 'yes, yes, yes!'
i so wish that i could find a way to share the scent i am breathing in right now as well as the wonderful packaging and presentation. the fragrance is absolutely divine - as soon as i opened the packets it hit me. (after a little investigation i think it's actually the huon pine in the middle of the bangle rather than the tasmanian myrtle of the earrings as i had assumed). a very unexpected added pleasure.
so, a huge thankyou to both sophie and marzi for sharing the love and brightening my day - these beautiful pieces of jewelry will always be extra special because of the way in which they came to be mine.