WANTED: The cutest and bestest 'theme' ever! It's here!

sheshebopFebruary 27, 2006

Mae (lowspark) thank you for an absolutely awesome swap package. This has got to be the cutest and bestest theme I have ever seen!

Mae sent a note telling about the Texas Two-Step, a popular country dance. She sent the directions to do the dance. (Duh, like I am the most uncoordinated thing ever) so I will probably just read it and not do it..lol

Then the note continued telling that "Texas Two Step" is the theme. Each of the "4" gifts she sent me have two steps.

Here is Texas Two Step #1 "Sweet and Sweet Hot, That's what we like in Texas." This is lemon fig marmalade and peach/jalapeno preserves.

Here is Texas Two Step #2: ""Heatin' it up, Texas Style" This includes Smoky Chipotle Salsa and Peach Salsa.

Here is Texas Two Step #3 : "Wash it all down with Texas flair" which is a bottle of chardonnay and a bottle of Merlot, both produced in Texas!

Here is Texas Two Step #4: "Last but not least, not made in Texas, but I hope you enjoy these anyway!"

Here is the whole Texas shebang!

Thank you so much Mae. I have a collection of both jams and jellies, and salsas, so both were very, very much appreciated. And I never, and I mean never, turn down wine. Yummy! Think I will open one right now. And, there was a long discussion about wooden bowls, and about how badly I wanted one. You did a really, really great job of researching me, and I am absolutely enthralled with my package!

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chancesmom

Holy Moly! That is one fabulous, generous swap package! Everything looks great, and what thought Mae put into it!

Enjoy, and I bet you are already drinking the wine

janet

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 6:50PM
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momto4kids

Wow!!! I just LOVE this whole package! Those bowls are GORGEOUS!! Jams, jellies & salsas...my favorite! Great package!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 6:51PM
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ArabellaMiller

Those bowls are amazing! What a wonderful package. Enjoy!

AM

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 6:54PM
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RuddMD

What beautiful gifts! Mae, you have done it again! Picked just the right thing.

Love the salad bowl and utensils.

Sherry, I was Mae's swap partner last swap - she sends great stuff. She sent me two beautiful bowls and I think of her whenever I use them.

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 6:59PM
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Gina_W

Yes, a very cute theme and well done too!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 7:05PM
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jessyf

Sherry, you are going to save all those goodies until we get there. I know you just like hoarding those things. We'll make sure they are utilized. bwahaahhaaaaa

I see Dexter in that picture!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 8:37PM
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maggie2094

I'll take it all - and your little dog too - lol.

I have been looking at wooden salad bowls - I love those. Mae, your package is so fabulous and creative.

Sherry, I think I have the same faucet - PP Marielle in ORB? We rock!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 8:49PM
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lowspark

Sherry,
I'm so glad it all arrived in one piece (I was especially worried about the wine!) and that you like it. I really wanted to send some "Texas" your way plus something I knew you really wanted. I had actually planned to buy something totally different than the wooden bowls, but when I was shopping, well, there they were, calling my name, May... buy me for Sherry! Well, what could I do? I had to buy them!

I really enjoyed shopping for you and I'm so glad you like everything. My package also came today (woohooooo!!) and I'll be posting that info next!

May

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 9:05PM
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teresa_nc7

Great theme! Great gifts, Mae! I'm drooling over those salsas and preserves.

Enjoy, Sherry!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 9:08PM
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mustangs81

Really special gifts for a really special lady!

Okay Canny Campers...looks like we need to look for another thank you gift.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 9:23PM
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ann_t

"Cutest and bestest theme ever" I'd agree with that. May, you really did your homework - perfect for Sherry. Sherry, can't wait to see the salads you plan to serve in those bowls.

Ann

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 10:06PM
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craftyrn

What a unique theme May--love the way you tied it in with Texas ! You've got a party all in one box Sherry--those bowls are beautiful.
Diane

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 10:25PM
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dlundin

Wow, those bowls are wonderful, May! Perfect Texas package. Enjoy it, Sherry!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 11:20PM
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terri_pacnw

Great stuff, and those bowls are beautes!

And Sherry,
What is counter top?
Is it Maui Corian?

If so, can you give me a close up shot of it with your tile backsplash?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 12:45AM
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granjan

WOW! Really beautiful bowls! And delicious looking other things as well.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 2:06AM
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pkramer60

Great items! Now the Canny Campers can do the Texas Two Step around the camp fire!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 6:57AM
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homesforsale

Tworrific!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 7:14AM
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chase_gw

LOL Monique!

What a great idea and super contents! I love those bowls!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 8:14AM
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sheshebop

Teri pac nw:

"And Sherry,
What is counter top?
Is it Maui Corian?

If so, can you give me a close up shot of it with your tile backsplash?"

Actually, it is Corian, but it is called "Canyon." Do you still want a closeup?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 8:37AM
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stacy3

I love it! The bowls are gorgeous - and the chipotle salsa sounds great. What a great package, May.

Sherry, show us some pics of gorgeous salads in those bowls...

Stacy

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 9:16AM
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kent4489

Sherry, what super gifts! I know you'll love them.

May, excellent choices!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 12:31PM
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annie1992

I just love that light bowl with the matching utensils.

That was a great theme, May.

Annie

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 2:22PM
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doucanoe

Truly a wonderful taste of Texas! Great job, May. Those bowls are beautiful and my nouth is watering just thinking about those salsas and wines!

Boohoo, I am going to miss seeing you all Two-stepping around the canny campfire!

Linda

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 4:13PM
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lakeguy35

I love the Texas Two Step theme, that was great Mae!! Sherry, I know you will enjoy all of this great two step package. After a bottle of wine you and Roger may find yourselves two steppin Texas Style!

David

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 11:44PM
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lsr2002

I love the theme too. The wooden bowls are beautiful and I can almost taste the lemon fig and peach jalapeno preserves.

You put together a wonderful taste of Texas, Mae. Sherry,I hope you'll share some pictures when you use the bowls.

Lee

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 1:24AM
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robinkateb

I love the theme and the way it was executed. Not to just follow along, but the bowls are beautiful.

-Robin

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 3:12PM
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shaun

My what beautiful bowls you have! haha! I loved it all!

You put together an awesome package Mae!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 7:21PM
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trixietx

I didn't know I was so behind in the swaps, I have had my little grandson for two days,

Add my name to the love the bowls list, they are beautiful!

That's just a terrific package.

Enjoy, Sherry!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 11:25PM
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traceys

Love those bowls and the theme!! This forum has very creative people. Nice job Mae.

Enjoy Sherry!

Tracey

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 7:06AM
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wizardnm

I'm Lovin' it all, great theme May.

Nancy

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 10:49PM
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terri_pacnw

Yes, I'd like a close up of your tile backsplash with your counter top.
I just put in Maui in my kitchen. And in your picture, it almost looks like it could be my counter top. LOL
I have yet to figure out a backsplash..
Hence why I wanna look CLOSER at yours.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 12:36AM
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debbie814

Those bowls are wonderful May! Great Texas package you put together. I know you will enjoy it Sherry.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 5:42AM
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sheshebop

Teri, here are the pix, but I couldn't get a good closeup..it was fuzzy.
This is the travertine tiles at the bar area with the bronze inset tiles and the travertine mosaic countertop

Here is the bronze tiles and travertine tiles behind the bar

This shows the travertines at the bar with the travertine mosaic countertop at the bar

Here is the medallion DH created above the stove top, also travertines

Here is the countertop and travertines, Corian Canyon countertop

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 10:13AM
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coronabarb

Those wooden bowls/utensils are just gorgeous! I would love to find some like that for ME!

Very innovative swap box. :-)

Barb

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 12:49PM
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deanna1949

Double-good package! Are both of those bowls wooden? I love the dark one. What a clever idea--Texas Two-Step.

And your kitchen tilework is gorgeous! Lucky, lucky, lucky!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 5:45PM
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riverrat1

May, It doesn't get any better than this swap package! Great job!

Sherry, Enjoy your bounty! Beautiful kitchen!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 8:51AM
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