lori's blog is called faerie window...and it's full of beauty, charm and inspiration! she has an etsy shop, too, (also called faerie window--what are the odds?!) which is full of lucious, handmade, totally original, vintage-inspired goodies. i ordered a few items late last week and they had already arrived on tuesday...and this is the first i am mentioning it! lori, i apologize! your lovely creations deserved better attention than i gave them, but i promise it was only due to a seriously overloaded week!
so what did i get? well, i fell in love with this little bunny box:
...how could i NOT??! lori made these as easter favors, but i plan to use mine to hold nephew matthew's christening gift. (which, like all my christening gifts, will be a savings bond; yes i know it's dull, but it's *so* practical. babies become teens REALLY quickly you know...and teens tend to want things like snowboards & i-pods & cars...and savings bonds painlessly double their value before that happens. i rest my case!)
then i saw this little darling:
..and i decided matthew's auntie (yeah, that'd be me!) needed a little something as well. this is called a "faerie-go-round" and believe it or not is at least twice as cute in real life as it looks here. (yes, i know that seems impossible, but you're going to have to trust me!)
needless to say everything arrived beautifully packaged and tied with fancy ribbons. there was a sweet note from lori, and some very appealing handmade tags as a little bonus. so if you're needing a little pick-me-up, i can highly recommend the view through the faerie window!