So are you ready to get an eyeful of happiness? Absolute beauty? Eye candy in it's most delicious, purest form? Well, get ready because when Lilli came to visit, she brought gifts for me that were sheer bliss! I am STILL reeling from these glorious gifts. She brought for me two of the loveliest trunks filled with things that absolutely make my heart swoon.
The trunks were presented to me like this. Lilli made me close my eyes so she could set them up! :-)
Okay, so upon laying my eyes on these, I started hyperventilating right away! The trunks all by themselves are drop dead gorgeous, right? Well, there was more in store. Lots more!
The first trunk...
SO much beauty. Lilli has an amazing eye. She coordinated incredible colors and textures. The fabrics she brought for me were from an Indian shop she visited in her town. She blogged about it here.
Then, trunk #2...
In this trunk, Lilli layered ribbon, buttons, and trims, including some vintage items, with this spectacular fabric. AND...she included some lovely bracelets AND she put some cardamom pods in between them all! I would go from teary eyes to bug eyes. Just so beautiful and so thoughtful.
Aren't they amazingly beautiful?? I'm really feeling like all the fabric and trims from each trunk needs to be treated as "a set" and made into it's own purse or something. Sigh. I'm just not sure what I'll do. For now, though, I'm just going to display these trunks on my desk. They just please my soul just to gaze at them.
Thank you, dear Lilli.
In addition to these amazing, glorious, thoughtful, generous gifts, Steve and Lilli also left a few other gifts behind for us! Steve chose books for Glen and I. He gave Glen True History of the Kelly Gang and for me, The Memory Keeper's Daughter. When we were wandering around Powell's Books, I said I wanted to read it. He remembered that little casually mentioned comment and went back and bought that book for me! Amazing kindness.
For Miranda, Steve and Lilli gave her one of the ukulele's they brought. Incredible. SO perfect! Miranda is pretty musical and very quickly fell in love with this fun instrument. She proclaimed that she wants to learn to play it, carry it with her everywhere she goes, and be known around town as "That Ukulele Girl." Funny kid. Well, Steve and Lilli just helped her get a little closer to that dream! :-)
Isn't it just the cutest thing?? And it's SO fun to play! Thank you Lilli for introducing all the Gellers to the ukulele!!!
And one more fun little picture of something Lilli left in my studio.
Indeed she was. :-)