Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Summertime Journal Arrived, oh my it is so incredible.

Remember my post about the Summertime Journal that Pam hosted,  well my package arrived from my partner and it is so incredible and unique! I am totally in awe of it. Trust me the photos do not do this treasure any justice, wish you could see it in real.

Okay ready for all things pretty, here we go

Look what I found when I opened the box.

Isn't it wonderful, beautifully wrapped in Avery's fav color of seaglass silk, not sure why the pic didn't show the true color but you will see it below, with the yummy vintage lace and button.

Here is the awesome box cover that holds my journal, the cover slides off so gorgeous and this is the true color of the silk wrapping.

Don't you love the quote, so true!

Look what I found when I took the cover off. Well the ribbon was tied, but I like it dangling for the pic and look at all her beautiful embellisments and beading.

A Close-up

This is the back page that is attached to the box, the journal is in the box, never to be unattached, it is just so beautiful and unique, see the sewing, the feather and the sweet pocket.

next page, every page has a pocket, embellished with beautiful old buttons and eggs.

more pages and pockets.

I love the paper that she used, this last page is full of paper, stamped with the birdie for me to write on.

EEK!!! The back is amazing, I love it. See the bottom of the box. Isn't it odd that we both love white, off white, the color of seaglass, pretty ribbons, vintage lace, beautiful handmade necklaces, all things vintage and I find it really weird that both of our journals are accordian style. Hmmmm!!!! The perfect match.

Here is the complete back, oh so pretty.

Now let's go back to a close-up of the first pocket page I showed you. Can you believe that Avery made me this gorgeous necklace and put it in the pocket. Oh my gosh, it is just incredible. She had sent me a few photos of her work and I was swooning over it. I never imagined that I would actually get a piece in my journal! What a treasure. Look at the setting it is just amazing! I am not sure if Avery has an Etsy shop or not, I think she just sells at little shops. Will have to find out.

Tag out of pocket holding this precious piece.

And look, she even sent me this Calligraphy set to write in my journal with. I have always wanted to do Calligraphy but never tried it, now I have no excuse.

I am a lucky, lucky girl! I am so happy I joined Pam's swap and got to meet Avery. She has incredible talent and is such a dear, sweet lady. Avery, we need you to start that blog so all of us can share in your amazing talent. Thank you so much for blessing me with these beautiful treasures.


Butterfly Works said...

What an incredible gift...

You have a lovely blog....

Kathy said...

Lucky girl!
I worked on a Journal for a bit today too...
Something very relaxing about doing that.
Have a wonderful weekend,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Debby!
This is such a special treasure! Wow! Something to be displayed and adored at all times.
Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

Debby, that journal from Avery is incredible and fits your personality so perfectly. I love all the embellishments and pockets and that sweet necklace. You are a lucky gal!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, sweet friend, and thank you for stopping by for a visit. Sending lots of love and blessings your way~ Vicki

Jan said...

WOWZA!!! This is what I call some beautiful vintage goodness!~love it!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

How absolutely beautiful!!! WOW!!!

averyann said... got it! I'm so glad you like it! And what I surprise to open yours (after mailing mine) to find we had so very many elements in common! The accordion style construction, use of graph paper, nuthatches, lace, vintage images, something with an initial included, even the colors! We ARE "birds of a feather"!!! Thanks for such a fun swap...and thanks to Pam for hosting it!

Dorthe said...

Oh Debby, you realy was blessed with a wonderfull gift from Avery.
I so love this beautifull accordion book,living in its own box.And everything is so lovely made,for you.The necklace is gorgeus,I would love wearing it, too.
Wish you a happy sunday, with your new treasures,dear.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Debby,oooooohhh so beautiful,so much detail.What a treasure to receive in the mail.Avery is a talented soul!Warmest Regards,Cat

Papillon Bleu said...

This is a fabulous swap indeed! Nice to see you're so happy!

Jo said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOoooooooo beautiful! What a wonderful piece of art, so thoughtful and so perfect for you. You must be walking on air with joy! Have a happy Sunday, x

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You have a treasure of things there! That was a great swap. Linda

Healing Woman said...

I don't remember seeing anything this awesome for a long time! The whole journal is incredible. I love the pockets, the way it is attached to the box..I love it all. Lucky you!

Mom2fur said...

That is just beautiful! It's the kind of thing you can look at 100x a still find something new to enjoy!

Terri Kahrs said...

It WAS a perfect swap, Debby! I can't believe how you've both exchanged lacy accordion journals. And they're BOTH fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Something Special said...

That is truly truly a treasure! Love it all. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Claudia said...

That is indeed a treasure. Avery created something very unique and beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning....Avery did an outstanding job! Love the silk she used, the theme is so pretty, and you are one lucky girl to have this in your home and heart!

Jillayne said...

Lucky is right - what a beautiful journal!

Cathy said...


Absolutely outstanding journal. What a treasure.

Have a great weekend.

xo Cathy

Marlynn said...

My, oh my, oh my - your are one of the Luckiest Girls around my neighborhood and I am honored to know you and be your girlfriend! WoooHooo, Debby, that is one wicked journal and the necklace just lovely lovely. You deserve it after all of your hard work keeping lovely things from going in the trash! The girls are smiling from above.... hugs

penny4thoughts said...

That's an incredible journal, Debby! Absolutely beautiful - thanks for sharing your pictures.

Anonymous said...

what a fantastically wonderful gift indeed! so heartfelt and lovely -- gorgeous work! i would be so happy too. :)

Rustique Gal said...

OOOh, Debby, You are a lucky girl. This gift is to die for! I love the colors too and all those pockets. The necklace is beautiful. Enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Debby!

wow! this is such a gorgeous treasure! where do you put it seem to always be getting wonderful things in the mail! hehe....

simply wonderful...and that necklace is stunning!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Sandy Michelle said...

Wow it's incredible indeed! The calligraphy set is a great gift too! I bought one to use in a collage for my daughter's teacher.

Sandy xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How absolutely lovely! That is such a gorgeous journal - enjoy! :) Theresa

Sue said...

Debby, this is amazing! A very gorgeous and creative journal. Just lovely!


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So pretty!! I love calligraphy ~ good luck mastering it. I'm sure it's something you'll be glad you invested time in learning!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I love you're blog and I've just become your newest follower,

Lisa Loria said...

Beautiful work!

Thank you for posting a nice comment about my Bling Baby on the Urban Barn blog.

Lisa Loria

Yaya Chique said...

Hi sweetie!
First, thanks for droppin' by the Yaya...that was so sweet! And oh my...what a beautiful and loving treasure presented to you by Avery. We all know that it is perfect for you as you will cherish every detail and honor and love every loving gesture that she made in this journal...just for you! You are truly blessed my friend....have a beautiful and creative week! xo...deb

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
omg-this is to die for. Absolutely
beautiful - thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day.

NatashaMay said...

Journal looks awesome! Lucky you! :)

sissie said...

Wow Debbie,
What generous and lovely gifts.
Her talent is amazing. You are one lucky person.


Lucy - By the Hill said...

oh wow! What a beautiful gift for you! Looking at the other posts, you and your swap partners are all so talented! Lovely work!..or should I say play! It's always fun to create and wonderful to share!
Thanks for sharing!

priti.lisa said...

Another beautiful post...I love looking at lovliness :)

Marilyn Rock said...

A beautiful and special gift! Thanks for sharing with us!

BLISS angels said...

You lucky girl!!! this is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

~Wendy at Blissangels

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hold on, I've got to pick myself up off the floor! WOW! That is one amazing, fab-u-lous gift that Avery created. Just WOW!

PS Thanks for stopping by and giving me some love :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, you ARE a lucky girl, it's all so gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Deb, Avery is amazing isn't she? Wow, you are definitely sisters in soul. What a wonderful gift! I am so glad you two were partners. I think it was meant to be. We definitely have to get Avery to start blogging so we can see more!

Sharon said...

Debby, what a wonderful gift you have been given. I hope Avery does start a blog as it would be wonderful for all of us to enjoy her talent.

Deborah said...

Wow Debby, sounds like you have been having an awesome time dumpster diving and swapping. I can't help but smile when reading your blog posts. Just imagining you having all that fun makes me happy (if a little bit jealous :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Yes, You're a lucky girl, Debby! The journal is beautiful! How thoughtful of Avery to add that calligraphy set to use for your journal.
Have a great Wednesday!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a blessing! I'm thrilled for you! Patsy from