Friday, March 2, 2012

Fabulous Gift from Fabby's Living

I was sitting in the living room talking to some friends
the other day when the doorbell rang and the mailman
had a package for me all the way from Ecuador.

I have never received a package from Ecuador and was
so excited.

I had won Fabby's 1 year blogging anniversary giveaway
and it came very quickly.  As I unwrapped it from its
beautiful wrappings I discovered a lovely tooled top
on the beautiful tea chest.

Isn't the workmanship just exquisite?  

Fabby explained that it was a tea chest and that she
would have loved to have filled it with wonderful
teas from Ecuador but due to drug laws she
wasn't able too.  

Doesn't she have exquisite handwriting?

Never fear Fabby, I can think of lots of different
uses for this beautiful box.  

I feel so lucky to have received this treasured gift from
my dear blogging friend.  Right now it is perched right
on top of the piano.  

Visit Fabby, she is a talented tablescaper,
a wife of 37 years, just this February, a
wonderful grandmother and entertainer and a
great blogger!

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. What a beautiful gift! I imagine that you will find the perfect use for it - and it would really be perfect for tea!....though it would hold earrings very well too.

  2. That really is gorgeous...and I'd love the have the handwriting...she creates art with a pen. Congrats!

  3. What an exquisite gift Jacqueline. The tea chest is beautiful!

  4. How beautiful! The possibilities are endless with this gorgeous gift!

  5. What a beautiful box! I love the detailing on the lid. I'm sure you'll have it filled in no time!

  6. What a stunning tea caddy - congratulations.

    PS - fabulous handwriting, indeed.

  7. Congratulations, what a beautiful gift, Jacqueline.

  8. Congratulations, Jacqueline! Wow...I never would have stopped to consider being unable to ship tea because of drug stuff. This world, this world....what are we going to do with the crazy, crazy world? The tea chest is beautiful in every sense of the word. Enjoy it!

  9. Lucky you...that is a beautiful gift. Your cheesecake looks amazing. I bet it got lots of repins and likes on Pinterest. it!!

  10. That looks like a perfect gift for you, Jacqueline, for all the reasons you mentioned:)

  11. Oh my...that IS pretty! I didn't even know Fabby was having a give-away. Lucky-Dog!
    I love how she wrapped it in PURPLE just for YOU!! Cute!

  12. It is stunning! I'm a follower of Fabby and agree with you 100% she is a wonderful women!!


    Have a wonderful Sunday!


  13. Oh my sweet friend, I am so happy you liked my one year giveaway and thank you so much for the lovely and kind compliments. I am thrilled you won it dear Jacqueline and honored to know you keep it on top of your piano. Do make use of it as you prefer, it's yours to keep! You all have made me so happy this past year of blogging and inspired me to do better with all your talents, kindness and generous support, wish I could have gifts for all of you. Again, thank you so much for your beautiful post. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Hugs,

  14. Oh, Jacqueline. I'm so happy for you that you won this beautiful box. What a thrill! Fabby is a dear. I so enjoy what she has to share.

  15. Wow, this is a beautiful gift! I'm sure you have some amaing little goodies to fill it with. ~Marti

  16. I just pinned this and didn't realize that this is yours -- it's so yummy looking. I know everyone would love this at our home. They all love bacon, creamy, cheesy things. I need one of those pictorial things you have on top. I love it! Joni

  17. A gorgeous gift.. Love the top. Congratulations on the win. It's fabulous.. and couldn't go to a more deserving person.. xo marlis


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