Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A most beautiful White Wednesday!!!

(Warning: this post contains many photos and is very wordy. There are a huge amount of superlatives and exclamation points, so for those of you who hate such posts, I will be back to my regular (often also too wordy and photo filled) posts in a few days) Today I am joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday, and would like to express my appreciation to her for allowing me to join in the fun today.

I do hope you all have a screen that you can really appreciate the beauty of what I will be sharing with you for this WW. I do my posts on my desktop, because the photos are sharper and I can better choose which of the pictures to select to post. When I view them on the laptop, they definitely aren't as clear and distinct as on the other computer. But I sure love blogging on my laptop better. Sometimes I do go to the desktop to view your beautiful posts though, so I can appreciate your pictures much better. I hope my pictures do justice to the art that I am sharing with you today. 

Today I went to the post office and  I had a package there.
When I saw who it was from, I could not get home fast enough to open it.

The return address was from Vintage Living, and so I knew it was something from the sweet (and may I say, beautiful) Rebecca. She had wrote me a few days ago asking for my address, because she had 'a little something' for me. I knew it would be beautiful, but I was not prepared for what I unwrapped.

Some things defy description, and this is one of those things.

I must just rely on my pictures, to convey the beauty of this object.

This tag was attached to my gift.

-one side of this lovey thing-
It has one of my favorite Bible verses from Psalms on angels interviening
in our lives for good.

-the other side-

This lovely pin was fastened to wonderfully tied up music papers.

I know that this will be a favorite pin to wear on a favorite jacket.

Rebecca has used vintage lace to adorn this heart and then embellished
it with a sweet angel. Look at her beautiful rhinestaone halo. 

Rebecca has signed this piece on the back. It is an amazing creation.
It is not, however 'the gift'. It is a prelude to 'the gift'. It would have been
enough...more than enough...but it was not all.


Would you like to see?
I'll show you, but I will reveal it to you slowly so that you can take in
every gorgeous detail.

Can you see the vintage lace and old rosery?
And what is that picture?

Can you tell what it is yet?

What if I were to sharpen things up a little?

Can you see the vintage millenry?

Just look at the lace and rhinestones that Rebecca used to embellish her artwork!

Just amazingly beautiful...

Oh there is my baby. My angel son many years ago.

Sleeping among the lace and flowers.

From every angle I could manage.


The adornment at the top.

Can you make it out now?

Yes a star...not just any star...one of Rebecca's stars!!!

What a treasure, what a precious gift!

With my sweet son's image on it.

With Rebecca's heart in every stitch.

Rebecca fills these with sawdust for the most wonderful vintage feel.

As you can imagine, I have no words to express my love to Rebecca for
'the gift. I can give her my thanks, but it seems too small, too meager.

But I can give her my appreciation. I can give her my devotion to her art. I can
show her gratitude for her craft. And, I can give her my heart. 

This is how beautiful it came to me.
Angel wings attached to the blossom.

Rebecca is a wife, a mother and grandmother. She has an Etsy, Ebay, and website.  She has a beautiful, real life shop. If you would like to view some amazing beauty, you should see the decorating she did in her shop and home for Christmas!
It gave me goosebumps!
I guess where I am going with this is...that she doesn't have a lot of time, but the other day she evidently
saw the picture of Landon that I posted a couple of days before Valentine's day. I can't believe that she
must have went straight to her studio and made this stunning star, tag, and pin for me. She then lovingly wrapped it and sent it to me. She took time to show me love...to give me a piece of her heart that I will treasure forever.
 Rebecca is all about love. When you go to her blog, it is so evident. The pictuers that she shows of her family there are amazing. I can feel the love she has for them everytime I visit.

Isn't this such a pretty shipping label?

Rebecca, thank you!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Be still my heart. Those are the most lovely creations I have ever laid my eyes on. Oh my gosh...

Girl...you are blessed. You are heaven sent. That is why we all adore you.

Blessing to you friend. And THANK YOU REBECCA for being so wonderful.

Love to you both~

Rebecca @AGP

Unknown said...

G'eve sweet June ~ How blessed you are with such a loving friend. The creations for you are beyond belief, awesome. What a talented sweet lady ...

Hugs of love, Marydon

Lori said...

oh, JUNE!!! what a treasure Rebecca made for you...you must have had tears flowing when you saw that lovely star...i am just in awe of the sweetness behind this gesture...what a good friend to make something so special for you:)

oldgreymare said...

June, my dear friend.

What a very special gift from another wonderful woman Rebecca.

The blessings we receive just keep flowing in this land of blog. There are days I sit quietly, in awe of how the gifts unfold before us,

We all adore you dear. Enjoy these magical moments.


Faded Charm said...

This is the most thoughtful gift. I, too have received a gift from Rebecca and can imagine your anticipation in opening it. She is an amazing lady. Everything about it is wonderful. What a precious reminder of your little "angel".

Take care,


Anonymous said...

That was one of the prettiest blogs I have seen! Thank you for sharing!

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a treasure for you..and so very very sweet. Thank you for sharing your blessing with us so we can be blessed too.

joanne said...

The thought, the creation, the beauty that is you and your precious son have taken my breath away. Rebecca is a wonderful and talented artist and a woman with a heart full of love. Enjoy your lovely "gift."

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Hi June

Lovely post and even lovelier gift from Rebecca. I have been so caught up in One World One Heart that I've missed a bunch of your last posts. I just went back and looked. The word that kept popping up in my head was beautiful and serene and peaceful. I hope to do better at visiting your site.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your are right -- there are no words to describe the thought, love and attention to detail that went into creating this absolutely gorgeous, special gift just for you! It is so beautiful and so meaningful! What a wonderful gift to receive. What a true angel Rebecca is to create just for you. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a warm, wonderful and blessed day. :) Tammy

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I bet you just about melted when you open it up seeing your precious son being on this beautiful star she made. It amazes me with so many talented thoughtful blogging woman out there. God Bless Rebecca for giving it her all to show her appreciation for a very special lady from a very special friend.

Love & Hugs-

BellaRosa said...

June amor, what a beautiful gift! I think Rebecca has such a beautiful heart, she is always so loving and giving...I think she made that star with so much love, that is why it came out so beautiful :) Amor, your alot like her...You deserved that lil beauty along with so much more...and please...you can share as many pictures like that with us anytime...I truly loved my visit! Besos, Rose

Dusty Devoe said...

What wonderful little treasures. Rebecca is so talented and such a giving person. You very much deserve the loveies!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

How beautiful and oh so wonderful to have a friend like that.. did you cry? Hugs, Jane

My name is Riet said...

Oh JUne what a beautiful gift from a wonderful friend. So special and personel she made it. Gorgeous.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Junie....

Could there EVER be anyone so deserving of such a lovely and precious gift? It's so beautiful..........what a sweet treasure from such a wonderful girl.........to one!

Huggies and lovies,

Pondside said...

The thoughtfullness and generosity of bloggers never ceases to amaze mw - what a wonderful gift!

Pink Princess said...

What a sweet and wonderful gift to receive ♥ A real treasure and so personal. Adorable sweet girl ♥

Hugs from the Netherlands ( I do read often but don't leave comments as often as I read, sorry ;)

Hugs from the Netherlands ♥

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
One of the true signs of a friend is when she takes the time to make you such a personal gift. Rebecca has poured her heart and soul into making this wonderful star with your beautiful son, Landon's picture, incorporated into it.... and the angel is a gift in itself.
Such a wonderful thought and something that you will treasure forever, June. XXXX

Maison Beldecor said...

Dear June,
this is such a wonderful and personal gift, I can imagine that you are absolutly speechless.... what a warm-hearted treasure from Rebecca... I know that you will enjoy it
Many warm hugs

The Pink Birdhouse said...

June, I am so in love with the gift that Rebecca made for you. What a lucky gal you are. And your photos are just about perfect!!! They make us all want to reach out and grab what it is that the pics are showing us, cuz it all looks so real on the computer screen! I have been missing out on lots of great posts this past week. Have been busy with the kids at home for a 5 day weekend for Mardi Gras here in Germany, and was at the sewing machine creating lots of garters of late. I was bitten by the bug to create and could not stop until all my ideas were made up into silk ribbons! :-) As for your Valentine's day post, OMG, I loved it!!!! The idea with the heart in all the right places so hubby would not forget your chocolates, you are just too much!! :-) And how you met each other, well I have often wondered that myself, and now you have cured my curiosity. that has to be one of the cutest stories of poeple meeting that I have ever heard. Bless your brother for being such a "loser" back then. :-) All is well here, the days just too short to keep up with all that needs doing. Add to the fun a bit of catostrophe too, like my daughter's boyfriend's car catching fire and burning to the ground! The two of them were not hurt and that is all that counts. A car can be replaced, they can not! But we are weathering the storms in life, and enjoying the sunshine days when we can! I am still smiling over here, and that says it all! hugs from here, Debby

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Such a beautiful and personalised gift from Rebecca. I'm sure you will treasure it always, June.

Jeanne x

Unknown said...

oh my gosh........that is so beautiful and that was so so nice of her. I am so happy for you.....what a beautiful keepsake...

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
What a beautiful and heartfelt gift-even the shipping label is beautiful!


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Soooo beautiful June... I adore the incorporation of lace on the pillow encircling that precious picture.
Susan x

Julie Marie said...

Hello June, your gift from Rebecca is truly priceless... how very kind of her to make such a heartfelt treasure and send it to you... capturing your own special little angel so beautifully... xoxo Julie Marie

Old Time Cindy said...

So beautiful and thoughtful. Just warms the heart. Blessings...
Cindy at Lakewood

Lynn said...

Oh my, the precious gift brought tears to my eyes. The sheer beauty, the blessed friend who took the time to put love in every stitch, how blessed you are to have a friend like this. It is simply breathtaking at every angle.
Have a beautiful day.

Winchester Manor said...

Le Sigh! What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift! The elemnets she used are gorgeous and the photos of your son is pecious!


Sandi said...

Gorgeous star June and you are so fortunate to have received it. It is just perfect with your special blessing in among all the lace and goodness!! Happy WW!

Rebecca said...

Hi June
I am so humbled by this post...I have tears rolling down my face. You are so precious-thank you.
The rolled up music sheet is actually a letter from me, I don't know if you read it-I didn't mean to hide it.
Blessings to you

Claudia said...

I have tears in my eyes...what a beautiful gift. Rebecca must be such a wonderful, giving person. I am so happy you received this treasure.


Stacey said...

Your gift from Rebecca is beautiful! She is certainly an angel herself. So thoughtful and creative. XOXO

sandra said...

Have mercy!!!! Such a beautiful post,and what an amazingly stunning gift(s). To think Rebecca saw the picture of your precious son, and adorned it with such beauty, breathtaking. Like you said, the tag alone was a fantastic gift, but oh, THAT star...wow...what a blessing to have such a generous and thoughtful friend!!! And, your photography, the anticipation of the end product...over the top gorgeous!!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so special to come from your friend Rebecca. Love all the pictures and details. Thanks so much for sharing.


The French Bear said...

June, that is so lovely, how wonderful and caring of Rebecca to make this beautiful heart for you, it's very touching!!
I loved your Valentine's post, so romantic!!!
You always have such gorgeous white posts and this was no exception!!!
Margaret B

LemonyRenee' said...

How very beautiful! I know you will treasure all of them.

Diane said...

What a glorious package to receive. I'm so happy for you.
I looked at her website and you're right, and I read Psalm 91. It just is a perfect one for that gift. Have a beautiful day June. Much blessings, Diane

Debra@CommonGround said...

What an amazingly beautiful gift of love. So detailed and loving. Rebecca is indeed a wonderful giving person. I know you will treasure this always!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

One word: "PREZIOSO" my friend. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and full of love. This is so very, very special!!! I loved the way you "unwrapped" it for us, and showed us every tiny detail. Thank you, June, for sharing it with all of us!

Lisa said...

I'm going to have to start bringing the Kleenex box with me when I read your posts. Rebecca has given you the most precious & generous gift I think I have ever seen. What an amazing person she is. I have only just begun to know her, but I could tell she is a special soul. Just like you. Your story of Landon also brought me to tears & after reading I googled Angel-man syndrome for myself. I also called my sister who a a trauma nurse & spoke to her about it. The photo Rebecca used in your heart is perfect. Wow, as my son Owen says 'my heart is warm'. Lisa

Ann said...

June, what a beautiful, heartfelt gift! All I can say is WOW when it comes to the creativity and thoughtfulness of so many people in blogland! I am always amazed and inspired!

That was a wonderful gift, right down to every single detail. I know you must love it!


LiLi M. said...

This beautiful gift really touches me. Not only is this gift sheer beauty that shows Rebecca's talent, but it also shows the beauty and warmth of her heart. Sometimes we think that the world around us becomes harder and harsher, but this female blog community prooves the oppossite and I appreciate that too. Yes there are people who are thoughtful of others and care about others. Thank you both ladies for this beautiful post!

Val said...

it seems that Rebecca touched your heart with this so special gift created with love !As a grand-mother she certainly knows woman's soul!

Donna Reyne' said...

Hi June! I am so glad I was able to stop by for a visit today!
This is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
I had hoped to go for a visit at Rebecca's incredible store during the Holidays...but my plans were derailed.
I love all the special touches and incredible detail! So...Amazing!
Hope you have a Wonderful week!
Blessings dear friend...donna

Karen Valentine said...

I'm a little bit shaky right now, reading your post and imagining what this must have felt like for you. I am in awe of the wonderful generosity and love that Rebecca gave to you.Surely you will treasure that gift forever for many reasons.
I am very happy for you because that really is an amazing gift.

My Desert Cottage

Fran. said...

Isn't it amazing how God blesses us everyday! You are an awesome lady for sharing your special world with us! You and your home are beautiful! God bless you from one mother to another. Fran. XO

Unknown said...

just beautiful!! very touching. what a very special gift Rebecca made for you. that picture of your "angel" is so very sweet. i loved it when you blogged about angels and included it. how very thoughtful of her to make such a special gift for you with your sweet angel's picture on it! i am speechless! thank you for sharing! warmly, ~*~*~*~michelle~*~*~*~

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a Created Treasure from Rebecca, It is Amazing ~ I am sure it brought Tears to Your Eyes & a Warm feeling in Your Heart ~ How Thoughtful.....
Thank You for Sharing

The Victorian Parlor said...


That is one of the sweetest, most beautiful gifts I have seen! You are right when you say she is talented-wow! I am going to stop by and visit her blog-thanks for sharing:).



Vicki said...

Hello, June,
What wonderful, love-filled presents from Rebecca, and then to have that sweet, sweet image of Landon while he is sleeping just makes it all the more wonderful! You have been blessed by Rebecca, but in turn, you are a blessing to her and all of us in return! I hope you continue to have a beautiful week, dear friend! Vicki

Andrea said...

All of it is Very pretty! I am having several giveaways if you'd like to stop by!

bikim said...


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, what a refreshing visit. Such beauty. Thank you so much for sharing your special gift.


Sherry Williams said...

Your gift from Rebecca is so special & beautiful, June. It is so sweet to find such wonderful friends through blogging. I am so very happy for you.

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful gift through and through. Every single detail is gorgeous and lovingly prepared for you. An amazing friend that you have been blessed with. Thank you for sharing that touching story. I love your blog and truly believe that Angels walk among us here on earth. You have a beautiful one right there with you to love!

Hugs and Blessings to you!

wendy said...

such beauty --seriously what can one say?

Unknown said...

That is amazingly gorgeous. Such a special precious gift! I'm off to visit the blog of this generous lovely lady!

Patina said...

What a wonderful sweet gift!
Every detail is amazing!

Laura said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt gift. It is so lovely- words escape me.

How memorable-


Anne Lorys said...

Wow...when I saw that it was your precious son, it brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagine how you must have reacted!!!

Stunning, and truly a God-given gift from the heart. :-)


Rosy Inspiration said...

Definitely special. You're sooo blessed.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi June,
This post just brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful, full of love, gift. You are such a sweet person too that people just love you:) That is definitly a treasure for life.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, That's not only a very beautiful but also such a thoughtful gift! You deserve it, that's for sure!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,

maryboys said...

hello, june:) this is beautiful in every way - the gift, the sentiment, the post you wrote...


jade said...

My dearest June,
all your white vintage treasures are sooooooo lovely - what a wonderful gift!!!!! And most of all, i love the picture of your baby angel.........many greetings to him!!!!

Have a very nice weekend, Hugs Jade

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Can you please stop by my blog? I have a little somthin' to give you:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

The Feathered Nest said...

o.my.goodness. Dear June....what a precious, precious gift!!!!!! I'm sitting here with goosebumps and with my eyes filled with tears ~ how beautiful and so wonderful of Rebecca to have made this treasure for you!!!!! And it's just so gorgeous with your little sleeping angel on it ~ what a true treasure and keepsake, and I can't think of a better recipient, you are blessed sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Beautiful gift, for a beautiful Lady.
How wonderful that Rebecca gave you a gift filled with so much love and the best part was the dear photo of sweet Landon.
We are all blessed to know you June.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

Ann Marie said...

People hate posts with lots of exclamations? Ooh... I do that a lot. My bad.

What an incredible gift.
So personal.. and created with love.

Blogs are so amazing.
We find friends.. sisters.. and lift each other.. support each other.. and cry with each other.

What a friend.. and what a gift.
Hope you have a great weekend. XO

sjmcdowell said...

Hi June!!
I just found you and now following you.
I do not know Rebecca but she has
a very loving spirit and in this world we need all the love we can get!! God is pure love and everyday we should strive to show love to all.
Love and Hugs, Susan in Georgai

Tara said...

What magical elegance! You must have been so delighted to open the box and pull out each beautiful thing! I will have to go and see her site right away. Hope you have a fabulous Friday, the weekend is almost here!

Unknown said...

Oh that Rebecca is just too talented!!! Seriously talented! How very sweet of her to send you these incredible goodies!!! I saw Rebecca last weekend at the Bloggy Get Together and she had on some gorgeous jewelry that I'm just certain she made herself...so pretty!

Hugs ~

:) T

Lenore said...

I must say June, that is the most wonderful gift a person could give you and handmade elegance to boot.
What a lovely lady Rebecca must be!!!
I'm sure you will treasure it always.

Sandra said...

What a blessing such a wonderful friend. Everything is so lovely. She is very talented. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet June what a beautiful gift and a true blessing to have your angel's face surrounded by such beauty. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my being featured on Inspirational.....my blogging friends are truly one of the main reasons I create and share my visions with everyone. Discovering your blog has inspired me in so many ways....did I tell you a bought white curtains I found at a 2nd hand store...don't know when or where they will go but I knew I had to have them and I know your blog and you inspired that purchase...your home is a dreamy experience and I hope to some day sprinkle just a touch of your style into my own home....and it will begin with my beautiful white curtains:)

Have a wonderful weekend!


cowgirljlynn said...

What a beautiful and lovely gift.You will always cherish it! Even more special because a friend made it.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

June, thank you so verrrry much for leaving a comment not only on my post but on Martin's. He took the loss of the car pretty hard, cuz at age 21 cars are an important part of a guy's life. He is such a dear boy, and I just knew that some encouraging comments would help him. He is much improved, sat for a long time last night just talking with us and gettign it all out of his system! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. You know how much it means to me!! extra big hugs coming your way, Debby

Monica said...

How precious! And you completely deserve such kindness!
Glad I 'met' you!

Anonymous said...

Hi june, i want to thank you so very much for linking me to your blog!!!That means so much to me!!! Your blog is so beautiful, i'm honored.....Kathy

Ginger said...

What a precious gift you received and you can tell it was made with love. It is things like this that keep me coming back to blogland.


Carole said...

June what a lovely gift Rebecca made just for you of your sweet son Landon. She is a special lady who is all about making people happy.
You deserve it sweety!

Anonymous said...

Oh my have you been blessed with such pretties!! Oh these things will fit in just right in your pretty home!!

Haven't been around much- still trying to get wallpaper off the walls between all the other things! I picked up a few tools that have made it much easier- one being some scaffolding!! Much easier on the back!!

I am frantically looking for inspiration as I am not sure what I really want to do after the paper is all gone!! I do so wish I had a more creative mind!


koralee said...

Pure sweetness...*sigh*

A Fanciful Life said...

Wow, that was amazing. What a truly talented and giving person Rebecca is. Not only it is beautiful but so special as well. It is enough to bring tears to the eyes. Have a most lovely day.
Sharon :-)

Julie said...

Hi June,
There isn't anything I can say that some one else hadn't already said. You are indeed a most Blessed and Wonderful woman!!! What a sweetie of a friend you have in Rebecca!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I'm totally speechless here.
How did I miss this post?
How did I NEVER not know about Rebecca?
And you are STILL alive after opening that beautiful package?
911 would have HAD to be involved if it were me!
How special that she thought of you and Landon...I'm in tears.
She's special June...but so are you!!!!

everything vintage

Anonymous said...

A beautiful gift but even more beautiful thoughts from Rebecca.
What a truly rare soul!


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

OF COURSE you have 90 comments about this gift.....this is a beyond wonderful treasure she has sent you. HOW THOUGHTFUL OF HER...but then you are the same.

Everyone else has said it all.

With much love,

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us - it is beautiful...and I'm going to check out Rebecca's shop right now!

Robin said...

so very sweet and kind!