Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Virtual Coffee: My Summer Swap Parcel

If I were really meeting with you for coffee today I would be showing you all the loveliness I received in the post the other day from Jacey at Coffee and Crochet.

OK so I couldn't wait to get it all un-wrapped so I am guilty of not having any photos of how lovely it was all wrapped.  You can see in the first photo some of the funky VW Camper Van wrapping paper but inside this was some brightly coloured tissue paper in yellow and blue, very summery.  Enough of my talking, let me show you what was wrapped up inside.

Doesn't it all look lovely.  The mug is great and even has a keyring to match, how cool hey.  I too like Jacey would love to spend a summer in one of these camper vans, it would be amazing.

I love this postcard with a handwritten note of the back, I love receiving handwritten things, it seems to be a thing of the past now that computers have taken over, but it is always so personal, don't you think?  This is now sitting on my desk at work to fit in with my up and coming seaside theme : )

I am so pleased with this little beauty, and to know that lots of love and time went into making it especially for me, I'm so chuffed let me tell you.

This made me chuckle, as it has a ladybird on it, I mentioned a few posts back about things with ladybirds on and how they always make me smile, so I was happy to receive this.  It is too sitting in my plant pot on my desk at work.

I love daisies and anything pink, this won't last long let me tell you, neither will the rock she sent me!

Another little cross stitch project for me, I love these as they do not take too long to do, they are pretty easy and you still feel as though you have achieved something at the end, perfect.

Thank you so much Jacey for all my lovely gifts, I love them and will cherish them all.  Thank you also to Beki for arranging yet another great swap.  If you haven't seen either of these blogs go check them out, they are both wonderful.   

So how is life treating you all.  have you been up to anything nice recently?  I'd love to hear from you.

Love Gem xxx

Linking up today with Amy at Lucky Number 13 for Virtual Coffee, another great blog if you haven't checked it out already. 


  1. Lovely goodies, I love seeing what everyone received!

    B xxx

  2. what super summer goodies, I especially like the scarf and the postcard, i sent my summer swap goodies off to my partner today - i went with a seaside theme too!!!
    can't wait to see what to you sent Jacey!!!

  3. What a great package full of goodness :) This exchange sounds like fun :)

    Cross-stitching is a perfect summer activity ... I really need to get to JoAnns and pick up a project for summer :)

    {love that sailboat pattern!}

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  4. Oooo, lovely swaps! :o)

    C x

  5. Such fabulous goodies!

    Victoria xx

  6. Lovely things - lucky you! Nothing better than parcels in the post xx

  7. What fabulous treats, thanks for sharing :0) Hey you are so right, I did have a little thinky of laminating, and may send a couple in with the husband to see if he can do something at work. Thank you so much for the comment and your good thinking too :0) xxxx

  8. ahhhh fun! i love getting package sin the mail and i too love handwritten notes especially since so much is email and typed and texted these days, it is such a nice treat. you got some great stuff!

  9. So lovely and cute!!! Lucky you! Your comments are so appreciated :) :) Have a fabulous weekend!

    Kristin xoxo