"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 19, 2009

my beautiful apron

Hi, I'm back from my break! I had a wonderful visit with my mom and dad. They left this
morning and I miss them already. It's hard to live so far away from those you love.

While I was gone, my gorgeous apron arrived from Zita and I am so excited to show it off
to you. Zita started with a vintage apron base in the sweetest shade of pale pink with tiny
lace trim. She added the perfect bits and bobs to create this vision of beauty just for me:

I love that Zita used an apron that was sheer because you can still read all of the stencils
on Tallulah Belle through the apron. The top is trimmed out with lace, gorgeous gathered
velvet ribbon and a string of pearl trim. And a pretty millinery flower tied up with a bow

Zita used the velvet trim on the pocket top too, and added the most beautiful vintage pin.
It looks so very sweet, I wish you could see it in person:

As if my wonderful apron weren't enough of a treat, Zita also sent me these:

Isn't that a yummy collection of goodies? I thought everything looked so pretty sitting on
the plate, that I have it just like that on one of my tables:

I have to thank again, our darling hostesses Heather and Stephenie for inviting me to join
this fun and pretty swap. And a huge thank you to dear Zita for the very beautiful apron
that she made for me, I do love it so.


Unknown said...

What a pretty apron, Lori! Swaps are so much fun! Glad you had a nice visit with your folks! :)

Kasey said...

i love it, so pretty!!

Tiffany ~ Shabby Scraps said...

so gorgeous! and all the extra yummy goodies, so sweet! I had a lot of fun in this swap!
xoxo, Tiffany

Unknown said...

Oh you lucky girl! That apron is gorgeous and you scored some cool treasures too!I hope the nicer weather is bringing you lots of happiness!

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Oh it's gorgeous Lori! I recognize that beautiful velvet trim from Heather, I have some too and I adore it. What a lovely use for it - soooo pretty!


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohhh your apron from Zita is SOOO pretty! I love how she used the velvet ruffles at the waist and on the pocket. SO SO sweet and feminine.

Glad you had fun and the apron you made for Karla is SO pretty too!

xoxo Heather

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wasn't this a fun one to do?

the wild raspberry said...

pretty pretty!!!!
it's so good to have you back...missed you bunches!
glad you had a good week with family.

Little Pink Studio said...

A lovely apron and great goodies too!
So glad you had a great visit with your family!
Cerri xo

Crafts a la Mode said...

I really like the pretty white apron with lace. Linda


Stephenie said...

Lori, I really missed your posts. Glad your back..Hope you had fun with your family...
I love the apron Zita made for you..It's so pretty..Love the embellishments...Love all the goodies that she put in the box too...

Tina said...

oh - what a lot of goodies and the apron is so pretty too. great swap.
tina xx

Marianne said...

That is one beautiful apron. I am really starting to like to see all of those lovely aprons. All so different, yet all with that same basic foundation. And you got some very lovely little extra´s too.
Have a nice week!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Welcome back, Lori and what a wonderful bunch of goodies indeed. The apron is beautiful!

It is so difficult to live so far away from family. My Mom lives many miles away too, as well as many of my siblings. I am so glad you had such a nice visit! I just recently have been blessed to have my brother near me. Yeah!

Stay Cozy, Lori,

LiLi M. said...

Too bad your mom and dad had to leave already, the moment of saying goodbye always comes too soon with them I guess, but I'm glad you are back again! So every coin has two sides, always!
What fun this apron swap. I love each and every apron! And the pink saucer filled with goodies is darling too. Have a nice day!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

You make a girl want to retire her glue gun and take up sewing! These aprons were such a testament to your generosity and sincere passion for creativity. What inspiration!
Zita's added surprises on the plate,was the prefect lil grouping.

This was the first apron swap that I've heard of. Had you girls done this before? I'd love to see the other aprons. Was there a link to see the participants at Heathers or Stephenie's blog?

Thanks for showing yours!!

Sweet wishes,

The Charm House said...

Lori... The apron is so beautiful an sweet! So vintage! I love the other goodies also, how thoughtful is this swap... Wonderful

Tiedupmemories said...

Just beautiful! What a really lovely swap!Glad you had fun with your family!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I'm so happy you like your apron, Lori! Glad you had a nice visit with your family, but we did miss you here in blogland :)

vivian said...

hi Lori, the apron is gorgeous! what a fun swap. I checked the other aprons out in the flickr group. everyone did beautiful work, though I'm not surprised.. Its a very talented group of girls!
have a great week!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Heo Lori! So glad you are back.I'm also glad you had a nice visit with your parents.Its indeed hard to be away from them.
Your apron is beautiful. Zita did a fantastic job.Its very delicate looking.You also recieved some very nice things.Love the pink measuring tape..
XXOO Marie Antionette

Anne Marie said...

that apron is unique and cute and so pretty, that it would have to stay on that manekin, unless I was just serving a glass of water to my guests :)

how awesome though, and I can't wait to go check her out!

and welcome back!

LW said...

Very Pretty....

The extras all look so wonderful together…sweet vignette in a dish.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

She definitely had you in mind when she created this lovely apron! I'm glad you enjoyed a wonderful visit with your parents--

cheryl kuhn said...

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with your family!! What a beautiful apron and what special goodies too,you are a lucky lady!!!

Mary Wadsworth said...

Lucky girl! the apron is beautiful, and so are all the goodies! love them displayed on the plate, so inspiring.:)


Jeanne Oliver said...

The apron is beautiful! I love all the little treasures you got too!!!

♥zoe♥ said...

Hi Lori Welcome bck! Miss you babe:*
Maybe the next trip would you can pay them a visit and also have a holiday trip with you beloved family:)

What a gorgeous aprin from Zita your talented frd, she made a real sugar sweet apron and i'm sure it's going to be your treasures. So nice to received such a wonderful package. Lori your lovely stuff making me feel so happy and enjoyed looking at pretty things again*TeeHee*


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

So glad you are back and had a great visit! That apron is gorgeous!!!!

Kel said...

How FUN!!!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

So pretty. You gals adid very well with your swaps. Lots of fun!

~ Karen

Faded Plains said...

The apron is just beautiful and the extra goodies a great too!

Elyse said...

hooray for the return of lori! i missed your finding your adorable icon in my comments. i am so glad you had a nice visit with your parents. i'm visiting my sisters in NJ in a couple of weekend and am so excited.

this apron is beautiful. no cooking spaghetti sauce in this! it looks ready for a ball.

have a great day!


Diane Mars said...

You all did a lovely job on your aprons. What a talented group of ladies. That pair Stephanie and Heather are really having fun now that Stephanie has her new blog. Welcome back hope you had fun with your parents.
Hugs, Diane

Jennifer said...

That is one beautiful apron....love the pink velvet!!!! Enjoy it Laurie! XOXO

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful apron and the special treats are great as well...

Good for you,

Alison Gibbs said...

Lori what a gorgeous creation. How special you will feel when you wear this apron.

Jennifer said...

Lorie,That apron is just beautiful,Love the plate and pink fabric tape too.Such sweet things...Glad you enjoyed your time with your parents.Happy Bday to your baby.My baby just turned 13 on 4/5,boy does time fly.Have a great week.Jen

Artifax said...

What a pretty apron! Blogland swaps are so very, very fun!!

So glad you had a good visit with your folks! It is so very hard when family is far away. Mine are far away too. We just need to invent some kind of teleport machine so family is just seconds away!:) And Paris .. and the Bahamas ... :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Lori, what a beautiful apron! It looks like frosting and all the darling extras are the ultimate! Everything a girl loves!

Glad you had a wonderful visit with your parents. I know what you mean about missing...sigh.


The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

what a beautiful apron! I would display it always! How wonderful to come and have these amazing treasures waiting to opened by you!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweetie!!!! I'm so glad to see your post! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit...and the apron plus goodies ALL so. very. YOU!! What a great swap partner ~ hope you are having a great week Lori, xxoo, Dawn


That apron is a vision. And those extras are so sweet! I love that pink measuring tape.

Anonymous said...

I just adore that apron, it's a little angel!!

Unknown said...

OOOHHH...Yes, This is such a beautiful Apron!! Daisy~

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