lookie lookie what came in the mail today!!! tess exchange

mermaidmosaicsAugust 27, 2008

Oh my oh my!! I am so excited, I felt like it was Christmas with all the WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, COLORFUL tessarae I got in the mail today from Silvamae.

I can't wait to start my next project using all of these!! SIlva, whereEVER do you find these plates. I LOVE THEM..

ok, not to keep you in suspense, the box was chockful of goodies, orange and yellow tile , bags bags of these gorgeous tiles, blue and white checked, blue and white stars ,yellow and blue tropical tiles, wildflower plates, red and white geometric plates , yellow, blue and orange tiles, bags of plain mirror and colored mirror !! Oh my. And pretty gems and the coolest pink and purple tiles that almost look like beach glass.11 I am just the luckiest gal on this list.

SilvaMae, you sure outdid yourself. THANK YOU.... here's the pix.. kinda hard to see since the tessarae are piled on my workspace.. but you get the idea..

Oh, and two very pretty focal tiles.!!! Now it's going to be hard to decide which to use next!!!

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daisyme

Wow! You lucky lucky, gal! Everything looks so pretty and idea inspiring! I've got to get mine in the mail in the morning! What fun this is! Thanks for posting your pics. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 7:35PM
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Calamity_J

Whoo hoo!!! This has been such a great exchange idea!!! It is so inspiring to get this stuff!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 8:05PM
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curbdiver1954

How gorgeous! Lucky you - first box and stuffed with gorgeous "toys"!! Looking forward to see what you make with it all!

Pat

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 8:45PM
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flagtruck

That is quite a haul...lots of beautiful things there. You are indeed a lucky girl. Silva, what a great box full of fun.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 9:41PM
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silvamae

You are so welcome, Mermaid4life, what a fun exchange this is! I know you will do wonderful things with these tessies!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 9:55PM
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cindiloo

Oooo-Weeee that's some pretty tess!! Those blue and yellow shards on top in the second picture look right up your mermaid alley! Way to put together a great box, Silva!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 1:01AM
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sereneseen

Wooohoo, this is so much fun watching everyone reveal the wonderful treasures they have received. This is a great exchange idea!

What a wonderful load of tess you have their mermaid. I can't wait to see what you create with it.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 7:56AM
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becky_ia

Lucky you! What a nice box of treasures...this is really exciting. I sent mine out at lunch time today. I am going to be gone this weekend and sure hope my package doesn't come on Saturday... it will sit out all weekend! May just have a friend check my mailbox for me. I would be crushed if someone took it! Can you imagine the look on their face when they opened the box? ha ha!

Becky

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 2:21PM
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Louisiana_greetings

i posted in the other post , i got mine today also, shouldn't we be posting all these in the same post?
mermaid you got some really cool stuff, love those yellow and orange tiles, i got some in my box also.
it's almost as fun to see everyone else's stuff as it was to open my own, this was a great idea Roni.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 12:48AM
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becky_ia

louisiana,

Where else did you post? I must have missed something....Show us please!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:03AM
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ladyronnie

Cool stuff! This is so much fun!

BONNIE: Where did you post? Can't find it. Could you go ahead and add it to this thread? (PS The exchange at Carl's will be posted separately over there, if that is what you are referring to.)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:33AM
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gcpommom

I noticed that louisiana greetings posted in What a Perfect Day, but did not add pics yet due to computer problems.

I had a question: what/where is Carl's?

That is a lovely assortment of tess., wow, just love them. This was a great exchange idea; I thought about joining in, but did not have much tess I could send, maybe next time.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:51AM
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Louisiana_greetings

calamity_j has a post What a Perfect Day, where we started the post for the tess., i don't know how to move it here, but i will try.

Here is a link that might be useful: tess

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 12:07PM
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ladyronnie

GC: I'll email you re: Carl's! :)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 12:27PM
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ladyronnie

I haven't looked at What a Perfect Day! yet! Had no way of knowing it was the initial tess received thread. Let's use this one as it makes that clear, ok?

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ladyronnie

>>>GC: I'll email you re: Carl's! :)Well, I said I would. But you don't have an email option in your profile. Email me at cvfenton(at)alltel(dot)net, and I'll write you back.

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shrty411

I just want to say THANK YOU to FLAGTRUCK!! Your box came today, all intact. Everyone will have to wait until the morning before I can post pictures!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 12:53AM
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barbfrizzell1955

I got my box in the mail from Becky_ia and I can't believe all the wonderful things she sent me! She included a wonderful note saying how much she loves my birdhouses and dictionary stand and I feel she went through her stash and selected exactly the right things to send to me.
I got crushed sea shells, crash glass which I have always wanted to use but hadn't found any yet, toile patterned mosaic tiles, can you believe the beautiful colors of those 3" tiles? I love Sue Zipkin dishes and I am hoarding some of her Sweet Shoppe and Becky sent me some Sue Zipkin saying there were her favorite designer dishes to use (great minds think alike, huh? LOL), stained glass butterfly (did you make it Becky?), wooden cross, green glass gems, a lot of jewelry, green bits & pieces of scrap, and a bagful of broken floor tiles in several patterns. Of course, last, but not least, BANDAIDS!!!!
Thank you so much Becky for all this wonderful stuff! I am so excited to start using this stuff...hmm...I'm thinking maybe crash glass on the cross for my friend for Christmas, then maybe....LOL

Barb

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 11:17AM
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shrty411

Wow, awesome stuff you got there Crafty!! i guess you'll be busy for a while now!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 11:33AM
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shrty411

and....here are the pictures of the wonderful stuff I got from FLAGTRUCK!! Thank you so much!!

Hand painted 9- tile squares!! and handmaid set of circles and tiles. 4x4 glazed tiles that Carol reglazed to give an amazing finish!

a beautiflully nipped plate, cup handles, globs, flower

a bag of colorful circles danglies and other goodies!!

and she gave me two of her precious red tiles that she and Slow ordered from Lowe's and I can't forget the Sici's irr. that are just beautiful!!

I hope I can do justice to this beautiful box of goodies!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 11:54AM
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silvamae

I got a wonderful box from . . . Sereneseen! I will post pictures later but just had to say: it arrived in perfect shape and I love everything in it. Photos to come . . .

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mermaidmosaics

Wozer!! Shirty, I LOVe those handpainted tiles you got from Flag, and Crafty, another wozer of all those cool cool tiles you got from Becky!! Every one seems to have hit the jack pot

The variety is just AMAZING!! I had no idea there were so many wonderful items I never seem to find!!!

Can't wait to see the rest!!!!Flag, can you give us a tutorial on how you make those gorgeous tiles?? Are they polymer clay, or hand painted porcelain etc etc!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 1:01PM
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cindiloo

WOW! Nice treasures! Those are some amazing colors on those tiles! Great selection, Becky!

Lucky you, Shrty, for getting some of that great red tile!
And all the handmade things...wow! You put together an awesome collection, Flag!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 1:51PM
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ladyronnie

I got my package from MERMAID today, LOADS of wonderful stuff. I'll post pics a little later!!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 4:12PM
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sereneseen

All I can say Crafty is WOW....what wonderful treasure you received from Becky. The colorful tiles, a ready to mosaic substrate, and tons of tess. You are going to have so much fun.

Shrty those handmade tiles are gorgeous! Not sure if I spelled that right. Anyway, beautiful stuff! Love the red tiles and the crystals. I just know you are going to make something really wonderful with your treasures shrty.

Becky and flag, where do you get all those beautiful colored tiles and patterned plates and tiles. I've been going to garage sales for years and all I find is boring white and brown plates. Northwest Iowans just don't think outside the box I guess.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 4:14PM
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ladyronnie

Ok, got my pics into photobucket. I am SO VERY HAPPY with everything I received from MERMAID! I don't know if she read somewhere that I love SEA TURTLES, but the little card she sent was enough to make me happy, and all the tess was big bonus!!!! And much of it was in the cutest little cloth bags :) There's stained glass, vitreous tiles, focals, brown toile dishes, so much more, including swirly Oceana glass which I'd never seen, and it's LOVELY!

Closeup including glass shells and pc leaves and flowers, so pretty!

Closeup including a focal and Oceana glass:

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 4:57PM
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cindiloo

Woo-hoo, what a haul!! Drooling over that oceana!

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mermaidmosaics

Lady,

I'm glad you liked your goodies, Yea, I knew you loved Sea turtles, you mentioned something when I did Madam Loggy. . The babies are hatching right now but I haven't seen any this year, unfortunately Fay wiped out some of the nest.

That Oceana glass I bought on Ebay from Wholesale mosaics. She came across a batch of glass that is discontinued and bought it all up. They don't make it anymore.

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nanatricia

I got my pk also .Will post pic later .I have not been feeling well.I do love it so much.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 10:45PM
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flagtruck

Maria - I am so glad to know the box made it safely. I am glad you like the stuff I sent,it seems like not enough as compared to some of these stuffed boxes. What a lot of amazing stuff! WOW! I thought I had a lot of things in my studio, but I have never seen tess like the stuff shown in these pictures.

becky_ia- that is some beautiful stuff and I am drolling over the 4" tiles with the bright colors, wberever did you find those??

Mermaid, I will give you all a tutorial on the painted tiles soon if enough are interested, they are not PC, the 9 together are a sheet of porcelian tiles from Lowes cut into fourths and painted with porcelian paint.

Serene - All the color is not in Texas! I have seen a lot of color on here from all over the US & Canada. The tiles becky_is posted I have only seen online and from Institute of Mosaic Art or someplace in CA. Laurel True's website has a link to them. I hope she shares with us where se got those?

Ronnie- awesome box you got there! I can see the wheels turning already. And that Oceana is to die for Mermaid. I have some I got from Jennifer also and love it. I am trying to get up the courage to do some gog wiht it since seeing Sirrus' spiderweb. I have a piece started with it but not gog.

Great job everyone. This exchange has been the BEST! I wish Slow would jump in here and drool all over the keyboard. Sorry you missed this Slow. I will share with you if my box comes soon. It will be at least Tuesday now with the Holiday...dang it is hard to wait.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 8:40AM
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shrty411

Oh, Flag, don't think you didn't send enough!! I love the box and I think I've got an idea for your painted tiles!!

We had this old B&W TV with a BEAUTIFUL cherrywood cabinet. My mother cound't part with it so my dad made a storage cabinet out of it. He put doors on it, but they don't look quite right..I think they need mosaicing and your wonderful tiles!!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 9:36AM
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mermaidmosaics

Flag, I really want a tutorial on how you did that. I was just at Lowes last night looking for tiles to replace out broken ones, and saw some porcelain tiles, but they looked all to be glazed, and I didn't think you could paint on them.

So please, do tell us how you did those, I know it takes an artist to make them look as pretty as yours do, but at least I could play like I am one. :)

And, also, how DO you cut those thick porcelain tiles?? What do you use? Do you have cut with a wetsaw?? I don't have one

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:16AM
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Calamity_J

Such great stuff!!! This is truly the best exchange yet!(I keep saying that with each exchange don't I?!lol!) Flag, do Please share your "Hand Crafted Tile Tutorial"!!!PLEEEEAAASSSEEE!!!! (

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 1:37PM
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rchovey

I'm worried!!! I mailed 2 boxes on the same day, one went to Carl's and one went to someone here. The other one arrived in 2 days from shipping, not a word on this one. I hope it made it!
It is so exciting to see all the treasures shared! What a great group of friends!

rchovey

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 9:28PM
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nicethyme

if it eases anyones fears, I haven't been to the PO since Friday. So something could be waiting for me.

In that same vien, my GW box has not been acknowledged yet either and my Carl's exchange arrived in 2 days so it may just be a case where someone hasn't got access to post...

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 10:27PM
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nanatricia

Nicethyme I got my pk friday and I love every thing in it .Thank you so very much.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 10:32PM
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Calamity_J

WOW! Nice stuff...Nice!!!heh heh!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:31PM
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shrty411

Cool box!!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:50PM
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cindiloo

Wow! That is some nice bling there! Great collection, NT!
Lucky you, Nan...hope you are feeling better.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 3:27AM
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becky_ia

Hello everyone!

Been gone all weekend to the lake and couldn't wait to get home to see if my package arrived :>( ..which it didn't yet.. and to get on the computer to see everything with this exchange! OMG!!! AMAZING TREASURES!!!!

First I am so glad the box arrived to Barb (crafty_lady) safe & sound. Yes, I did take a peek at your pictures before I filled the box to see all your marvelous works! It made it all the more fun to add things knowing it might be something you could and would use. The colored tiles are some of my treasured items brought back from Phoenix (SAMA conference a year and half ago).. And I am so sorry I can't remember who I purchased them from...at the conference there are so many vendors and I was terrible about remembering where I bought stuff. But I had been hording those tile just waiting for the right place and I am so glad you like them.

The stained glass butterfly is another special piece and no I didn't make it....but love to use on birdhouses, or to set them in the hypertufa troughs I make as a focal point. I was really fortunate to find a few Sue Zipkin pieces at Good Will! Yes, we are lucky in the midwest to be able to find many pieces of china at rummage sales, household auctions and second hand stores. But have to admit...it is getting harder and harder to find things....

I have to comment also on all the wonderful things I am seeing here. Many things, I too have never been able to find or even knew about. Can't wait for my box to arrive! The anticipation is killing me!

Becky

P.S. Putting my two cents in too about a tutorial on making those georgous tiles.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 5:19PM
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daisyme

Well, how fun is THIS? What wonderful treasures, and isn't it fun to receive things we'd never even imagined were available? Flag, those handmade colorful rainbow little tiles are fabulous. What a gorgeous set. Mermaid, the things you sent are absolutely wonderful. Everything I looked at up close is a treasure. Nicethyme, lots of pretty bling and I love anything green! Becky, you put together some wonderful things too! The toile plate pieces are so pretty!

It's the holiday and I ran home today to check the mail, but nothing here yet. I bet tomorrow will fulfill a lot of our fantasies! I can hardly wait to see more!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 5:48PM
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rchovey

I got my wonderful package today from ladyronnie!! Thank you so much! I will find a use for every bit of it! Just got in from work....I will take pictures later this evening. I am absolutely thrilled! You know my tastes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 7:56PM
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shrty411

Well, mine is in it's new owner's city. Hope you get it tomorrow whoever you are!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 8:16PM
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rchovey

Here are the pictures of my wonderful treasures:

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 8:23PM
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daisyme

Oh my gosh, that cross is just stunning. And I love blue, and focals and country scenes and stained glass. How fun! I told Flag today that I bet the post office wouldn't deliver heavy boxes to us in the US today because of the backlog of mail due to the holiday. You lucked out, rchovey! I am anxiously waiting!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 8:46PM
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ladyronnie

Oh RCH!!! I am SO glad you got it and SO glad you are pleased! I love the cross also, got two of them, and have been playing around just this evening with mine beside some of the tess I received in the exchange(s). Can't wait to see what you do with it! (I think I said that already, didn't I? :)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 9:41PM
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shrty411

OOh, great stuff!!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 9:47PM
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lovemosaics

This is the most exciting exchange! I love seeing all the
mosaic treasures you all have to share! Such unusual and
beautiful stuff! so sorry I couldn't participate in this!
You are all so lucky!! I can't wait to see what becomes off all new found treasure! You should make a thread of the projects from your exchange goodies! That would be so much fun to see for everyone!......I know I'd would've love to see what became of my stuff...wish I could've played with you all!!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 4:55AM
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becky_ia

Good morning everyone!

Received my exchange package yesterday from Pat in Texas (no forum name included but think it might be "curbdiver?") THANK YOU!

Included were: a butterfly, blue marbles, pink and purple tile, several broken tiles (duck, pig, cow & hen), black crash glass, oneida plates in the freesia pattern, 1950Âs blue glass and a numbered flower plate with flowers with a beautiful poppy center. CanÂt wait to start something and already the wheels are turning! Again thank you Pat for the goodies.

Becky


See how pretty they look all together! Like a giant puzzle! thanks for numbering the plate...made putting together a lot easier.

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shrty411

All numbered and labeled, too!! Great box

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 11:31AM
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mermaidmosaics

WoW, Awesome treasures everyone is getting. THIS was a great idea!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 11:50AM
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daisyme

OH! THE DELIGHTS! I opened the front door at 5AM this morning and there sat a box of wonders from Shrty411! Maria! How could you part with all these wonderful pieces? My gosh! Thank you soooooooo much! There is precious dark red cathedral glass, another gorgeous piece (well pieces...lol) of red glass, beautiful strips of colored glass, focal pieces (look at the wonderful windmill plate), sweet-sweet little pieces covered with little lavendar flowers...trim tile, flowers, plates, tiles, greens I so love green!! I just kept opening and opening....oh, I am thrilled. Oh, you want a picture or two? LOL Here you go!

Maria, I am thrilled. Thank you so much! I love each and every piece!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 1:38PM
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sereneseen

Yippy Skippy, my package arrived! Everything is so beautiful. Thank you, Thank you crafty_lady. When the mail man handed me the box, I almost fell over from the weight. No joke. The box was bulging at the seams! Crafty-lady used glass globs as filling. When I unloaded the box and laid everything out on a six foot banquet table (my project table), the teasures almost completely filled the table. Tons of plates, stained glass, china, glass globs, crystal danglies, etc.

Crafty-lady, your hands must be awfully sore from all that nipping and cutting of the tess. I'm guessing you used a saw to cut out the centers of some of the plates as the edges were completely smooth. There must be nine different plates plus the really thin oriental patterned piece. There were so many things in the box I would like to describe but I would probably take up too much space.

Thank again crafty_lady. You were way to generous!
Veronica (aka-SereneSeen)

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curbdiver1954

Becky, I am so relieved your box arrived and that you like it! That cobalt glass from the '50's *was* a 1 pint measuring cup until our cats knocked it and a cobalt 1 cup one off the shelf - somehow the matching juicer survived. The glass was simply too pretty to throw away. The 1 cup measure went into a gog piece for my sis..challenging to grout because of the lettering, but the light is gorgeous thru it.

Pat

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curbdiver1954

Unfortunately, **I** (and the digital camera) are out of town until tomorrow AM!! ARGH!!! IF I get back before time to get up and go to work in the morning, will take and post pics....that being said, what DH has described to me sounds fabulous! He said there's loads of china that's gorgeous, roof tile, beads, metal leaves, metal fish, metal grape cluster and grape leaves, 2 golf bags on picks, nipped tile leaves, more stuff he couldn't identify....and a sweet note from daisyme!

AND, as though perfectly timed with getting a package of tess from a birdhouse mosaicer, my neighbor dropped off an octagonal birdhouse this afternoon - she thought I could do "something" with it! I'll say, I can...sounds like trying new things is in the wind for me as well!

Thank you, daisyme (Gail)!

Pat

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 9:19PM
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daisyme

Oh, Pat, I hope it was enough! Seeing some of these beautiful boxes, and getting one too, Geez! I hope, hope hope, you like the things I sent. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 10:13PM
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Calamity_J

I'm SURE she will Daisyme! EVERYBODY went so over the top with sending each other treasure!!! WOW!!! I'm working with the leaves Louisiana Greetings sent me as we speak!!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 10:29PM
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cindiloo

WOW! I got behind and now just have to say a collective WOW to everyone's treasures! Great job, everyone!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 12:52AM
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barbfrizzell1955

Oh sereneseen, you don't know how happy I am to know you received your box! I sent 2 boxes using click and ship, scheduled a carrier pick up and they were both returned the next day saying I owed 50 cents on each. Lugged them both (you know how heavy yours was? Well I had 2 that weighed that!!!) to the post office and was told that they should not have been returned to me. I was worried though because they were never scanned so I couldn't track them to know when they were delivered, and neither one of you (until now) said you had received it. I had visions of both boxes sitting in the back room at the post office because some jerky clerk thought I still owed postage. PHEW!
I am so happy you liked your stuff! I wasn't sure what your style was and the only pictures of your projects I found was your patio tables so I just took a big guess and gave you a big variety of stuff to pick from. I have been nipping plates since the exchange was announced and when my hands got too sore to nip, I took a few days off and then got back to nipping! I used my grinder to smooth the edges of them. I hope this inspires some wonderful ideas for you!

I am way behind in commenting on these individually so I just wanted to say there has been a lot of gorgeous and unique tess shared with everyone here. Everyone has been so generous in what they have sent and I would like to thank Roni for organizing this swap!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 8:57AM
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shrty411

Daisyme!! Glad you got your box. I see a few casualties, but I hope you can use them anyway. Enjoy

Crafty Great box you sent out!!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 9:01AM
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texasfern

I will never get caught up here!
Sorry for being gone so long, mom's health issues, all is ok now.
Well, I got mine last week and send mine out as well (again sorry for the delay).
I am sooo excited, got so much stuff and immediately started putting it to use. Will post pics later when I get caught up.
Thanks so much Ramona, I love it all, and it has inspired me!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 11:49AM
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shrty411

Beautiful box

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 7:45AM
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silvamae

Well, finally I get to come in here and post a link to my fabulous exchange gift from Sereneseen. I love everything you sent. I wrote out a very long description of everything but lost it when I clicked over to Photobucket, so won't repeat it, but will just say THANKS Sereneseen, I will use everything you sent and it was a very successful and rewarding gift exchange.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 1:17PM
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curbdiver1954

Finally!! Getting a chance to show off my wonderful box from daisyme!!! Pulled just a few pieces from each bag 'coz the cats were being a little TOO helpful and re-arranging everything just as i got ready to shoot. Hopefully they all look as good here as they do in person! Don't say anything, but I ***think*** I'm actualy going to have some "me" time this week-end! YEA!!




Thanx again, daisyme, I will enjoy each and every piece!

Pat

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curbdiver1954

Gracie had to get into the act with arranging the tess....then she made it known that the box is HERS! Heaven help another cat in the house who tries to get in here...she's VERY protective of it! Her eyes aren't really that demonic reddish-orange...they're actually golden like an eagle's.

Pat

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flagtruck

What a haul you got Pat...Daisyme outdid herself.
I got a box full of delicious items today from Texas Fern.Pat thank you so much for all the goodies. I have already used some of the metallic gold tiles. I am in love with the seahorses and all the ceramic fruit. The chandelier prisms are to die for. The marble and unglazed tiles will be in a project very soon...I am already thinking and thanks for the vitreous tile and especially the tiny red ones. Red is so hard to find. I think you put this box of tess together so thoughtfully, thank you very much. I love it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tess exchange from Texas Fern

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nicethyme

A big huge thanks to Nanatricia for so many wonderful and UNIQUE pieces, 1st off - she wrapped everything up in reusable mylar of different colors. tons of gems that she has backed with different foils and fabric... AMAZING.. I love the pinkish ones - looks like a candy wrapper foil

Also tons of molded items - you can see the painted ladybugs but theres way more - roses, hearts and cupids and crosses. Nana what are they made of?

also under all that are many many sheets of mirrors too

thankyou Nanatricia!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 3:41PM
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nanatricia

I am so glad you got it I was beging to worry .They are made with hard as a rock puddy .I soaked one in some water and it never got soft .It is fun to work with .You can also use it to make molds with .You can pant it right way .

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 9:27PM
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nicethyme

well I'm thrilled with it Nana, thanks for everything.

Is that the end?

how about a round of applause for the illustrious LadyR!!!!! our hostess with the mostest!!!! wooot!

and cheers to all the participants for the big hearted sharing you all did!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 10:30PM
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texaswild

Congrats to all who gave and received. Everyone was so generous. Post office made big bucks off y'all. Everyone must be on inspiration over-load w/all this new stuff. What an exchange!!!! LADY - you hit it on this one.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2008 at 9:10AM
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