Friday, 7 February 2014

Hearts, love and flowers


Yes! you might be thinking that I am a week early for Valentines, but today is my wedding anniversary, 27 years today.
And I also got a very special parcel in the post too.

 Managed to finish work an hour early today, which gave me time to have a good tidy up and faff around with the dresser.  Working from the top I have added some tiny heart shaped lights, 3 large pillar candles with red hearts on from Ikea, a home made felt heart and felt ball garland, more candles and a decoupage word LOVE.  Later I added a plate of heart shaped biscuits and the flowers my husband gave me when he came home from work. On the curtain rail is a paper heart garland - cool?

My husband has very good taste in flowers, he has learnt (over the last 27 and a half years) what I like and the colours that don't clash with the walls.  Tonight he came home with a lovely bouquet, which I arranged in a small wicker basket.  Cream roses, carnations and some purple bell shaped flowers, I am not sure of their name, but very pleased with my arranging.

I gave him a bag of heart shaped jelly sweets, he loves jellies and made some heart shaped biscuits drizzled with chocolate.

We don't tend to go for meals very often, or make a big deal of anniversaries, flowers and sweets do the trick.  For dinner I cooked sweet and sour steak for him and Thia curry quorn for me with rice and stirfry vegies, very tasty!

A few weeks ago I decided to join in with a swap, "Send a little love" ,organised by Tracy

I was linked with Amanda at Grahams Landing, she lives and works in Malaysia, i love to read her blog, it takes me to the other side of the world to a country I know nothing about. 
Anyway, addresses were swapped, items collected and parcels posted.  I am not sure if she has mine yet, but mine has arrived.  I was so excited to see my parcel and couldn't wait to see what was inside.  Sometimes swaps can be a bit hit and miss, you never know what you might get, but I was not disappointed this time.
Quite a big parcel, with a big customs label, I soon knew who it was from.  Inside wrapped in pink paper and tied with a red ribbon was

Something heart shaped or themed
Something deliciously edible
Something handmade
Something red

 Some heart shaped stickers

Heart and love sticky tape

Some little felt hearts, I can see another garland coming on.....

 Something I am not too sure what it is, but I think it is origami paper, need to investigate further later.

A note book and pink pen

A box of 30 postcards, all with a love theme

A box of heart shaped Borneo biscuits -  very exotic!!

A lovely red t-shirt with blue hearts, just the right size too!!  

And lastly a special gift 

This lovely bead bracelet, just my style and fits so well, not too big, just right.

So thank you Amanda for a lovely swap, just hope my parcel arrives with you soon and you like what's in it!


Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, your dresser looks lovely! I'm so glad you enjoyed the send a little love swap, Amanda has sent you some lovely things I especially like the postcards xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! The purple flowers are called lysianthus, and they come in different colours, cream, white, pink and purple! Amanda is a lovely person isn't she and so generous and kind! xx

joy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
What a great swap partner.
Joy x x x

moonstruckcreations said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a coincidence, it was my 26th Wedding Anniversary this week!


Louise said...

Happy Anniversary, your flowers and dresser are gorgeous and what a lovely swap!

greenthumb said...

Happy anniversary to you both, and what a lovely swap.

Amanda Graham said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. I hope you've now sussed out the paper lol. No parcel as yet- but i'm sure the postman doesn't know where Borneo is!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I can't find your email address anywhere and I am trying to get a hold of you to be able to share details about meeting up, so please do send me your email asap!!

Amanda Graham said...

Lizzy, Your parcel arrived yesterday- Thank you sooooooo much, loved everything in it. You are so clever with the heart garland- it's great:)