Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Inspiration Kit & Trunk Show



Do you remember when I told you that I took a chance and impulsively signed myself up to go to the famous Silver Bella in November?

Well, since it is my first year, I was assigned a Big Bella Sister to answer my questions and give me the inside scoop on all things SB related....

My Big Bella Sister is Kim Hanauer and today she called me on the phone to chat and to tell me that a surprise package was in the mail.
Just a little while later....sure enough...a package was delivered with the mail!



And what a package it was!
Kim called it an Inspiration Kit....something to get me going, to spur me on to get creative!



It was filled with so many wonderful things!
Look at these vintage wall papers....
...she has a large collection of these and sells them in her Etsy shop





Two old quilt blocks....beautiful blues!



A little tin filled with tiny bits and bobs, beads and fasteners...



...and the tiniest, sweetest frozen Charlotte!



Did I tell you how much I love this indigo blue in the antique quilt block she sent?



...and then there were vintage laces and ribbons and velvets...



...and millinery flowers and crochet pieces...









Kim has made me feel so welcome and special.
Now the pressure is on to be creative....hope I don't disappoint!
Thank you so much Kim!
I can't wait to meet her in person along with all the other Silver Bella girls in November.

There was a Silver Bella online chat earlier this evening...
... and let me say this...
...those creative and crafty ladies are ready for a good time!

And now....
Have you been over to Maryanne's Beadboard Upcountry blog tonight?







Tonight was the launch of Beadboard UpCountry's Trunk Sale featuring this beautiful knitwear.
I would love to wear that first one to Silver Bella! :)

Tomorrow Dan and I are heading up to the lake and will spend some time with family.
My Mom is continuing treatment and holding her own.
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!

I hope the weekend brings peace and joy...
Take care
:)

19 comments:

Theresa said...

One of these days I am going to one of those events:) Enjoy all of your generous gifts from Kim! What a sweetheart!

Have a blessed day and enjoy your time with family! HUGS!

Bonjade said...

Such nice gift you have got.....
Love it....
You deserve it all...
Fine weekend

Lovely Vintage said...

Hello Laura!

... your blog is wonderful! ;))

I take you to my favorite blogs with a link ... is that ok?

Warm Regards, Bea

time-worn interiors said...

WOW! She knew your favorite color! Can't wait to see what you create! Enjoy the weekend and well wishes to your mother!
Theresa

gail said...

Hi Laura-first of all, I'm glad you mom is doing better. Second, thank you for all your comments on my blog and, yes, we do have a lot in common. That's what drew me to your blog in the first place. I love all your treasures shown above and it's funny....I just got a teeny tiny frozen charlotte at an estate sale. I'll post a picture of it.
Silver Bella sounds wonderful!
Enjoy your weekend.
gail

Lorrie said...

Silver Bella is one of my dreams. I doubt I'll ever go, but I do enjoy reading about everyone's adventures there. Your inspiration packet is so sweet and will surely inspire much creativity.

Enjoy the lake. Summer blessings are sweet.

Lorrie

The French Bear said...

Laura, I am so glad your Mom is doing better.....that is so good!
You will have a wonderful time at SB, I have heard so many great things about it!
I can't wait to see all the fun you have!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Zita said...

What a wonderful inspiration kit you received, Laura. Full of pretty things. Ah, yes, those Bellas are something, aren't they - I think we're in for a real good time in November :) p.s. nice to hear your Mom is holding her own.

T's Daily Treasures said...

So many lovely things to create with. I am sure you will make some fabulous things with it all. You certainly will have lots of inspiring ladies to guide you in the right direction. Have fun! :) Tammy

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Laura, what lovely package you have got!!! Full of beautiful things!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Big hugs, Yvonne

Mitzi Curi said...

That's such a generous inspiration kit! I hope you have a great time at Silver Bella. Next year I hope it will be my turn....

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, What a collection of goodies to receive in the post....and mostly blue too. She really does know you !! Now you've got to get cracking and get creative (which won't be hard for you ).
Have a lovely weekend with your family and please send my best wishes to your mum....make her laugh a lot....it's the best medicine. XXXX

Danielle Combs said...

OMG - WHERE did she find that bigger quilt square? I used to have a quilt like that!!! Unfortunately, we lost it in a move.

I think Silver Bella sounds like so much fun...

chateaudelille said...

Wow you were so lucky! But I dont understand why you got them? I imagine you will have lots of fun tho! Fiona

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Don't you just love little boxes filled with tiny things? And oh, oh, OH! What gorgeous fashions!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

They must have known you were a BLUE girl!!!
What fun you'll have creating with these goodies. Hey sometimes it's good to be impulsive!
xx
Carole

Diane said...

I think "somebody" knows what colors you like!
;-)
Hugs, Diane

Beach House Living said...

How nice to get such a treat in the mail to coax the creative process. Enjoy, enjoy.

Jill said...

I've been eying Silver Bella for awhile but I probably won't make it for awhile. I'm only 70 miles from Omaha so it's even more tempting for me! Your welcome package is wonderful. I hope you have a fabulous time--I know you will!!