Thursday, February 23, 2012

Precious Swap with Maria of Pretty Things Ireland

Red rose and bottle of champagne from Maria.

I asked Maria of Pretty Things Ireland if she'd like to do a miniatures swap with me. I noticed on her blog that her swap presents were always so sweet and pretty. I also wanted to get to know Maria better. Maybe we'd become friends. :-)

Perfect for the Lovers Cottage.

I got my presents from Maria today! Wow--she spoiled me rotten! Her gifts are sweet and pretty, yes, and also thoughtful, plentiful, and wrapped with care. Maria is an expert at making you feel like a treasured friend with her special gifts.

Pillows, a jewelry box, and special scented soaps!

Mirror, tray full of breads, and romantic chocolates!

I feel so fortunate. Thank you so much, Maria! I love everything! I hope Maria gets her presents from me soon. :-)

Wow! So many pretty things!

If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Maria's blog, I suggest you do it now. Maria is so sweet and likes to laugh. There's always something fun going on there. :-) Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

66 comments:

  1. beautiful items!! o, i know Maria is special...-starting with her email adress :) !!!! Enjoy your new pretty things !!!!

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  2. Congratulations for these wonderful gifts. Maria is my special friend too. I feel very fortunate to have friends like both of you.
    Hugs

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  3. What a beautiful, Jennifer! Maria sent you wonderful miniatures!
    xoxo

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  4. Complimenti Jennifer!! Maria è una persona stupenda, e molto generosa, i suoi regali sono stupendi, un vero sogno, e sono perfetti per la tua camera!
    Un bacio ad entrambe,
    Mely

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  5. Precioso!!! me gusta muchísimo!!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  6. Che belle creazioni!Ti seguo volentieri!
    Passa da me se ti va ^.^

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  7. Maria is such a sweetheart, just like you are!! :-) You did a great swap together! Enjoy!!! :-)

    Hugs Jollie

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  8. Hi Jennifer, well she realy spoiled you, what beautiful gifts Marie made for you :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  9. Beautiful treasures! Maria is such a generous Lady! Lucky you Jennifer!
    Hugs

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  10. Hi anna! Isn't she special? We are lucky to know her! Thank you for commenting! :-) Jennifer

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  11. Hi Drora! Aren't we lucky to know someone so special? I feel so lucky to know you too! Blogging is a wonderful thing! :-) Jennifer

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  12. Hi Eliana! Thank you! Yes, she certainly did. They're all just beautiful! :-) Jennifer

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  13. Enhorabuena por tantos y preciosos regalos.
    besitos ascension

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  14. Hi Mely! It's wonderful to hear from you! Yes, Maria's gifts are like a dream. Thank you for the kisses to both Maria and me! :-) Jennifer

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  15. Hola Malu! Thank you very much for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  16. Hi Sognatrice! Great to hear from you! Very cute is right! Maria is a master at making cute things! :-) Jennifer

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  17. Hi Chiara! Welcome to Plushpussycat! Thank you for becoming a friend of my blog and for leaving a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  18. Hi Mieke! Isn't that the truth?! Thanks for noticing and taking the time to leave a lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  19. Hi Ewa! It's always great to hear from you! Everything you say about Maria is true! Thank you for your comment! :-) Jennifer

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  20. Hola Ascension! Great to hear from you, and thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  21. Hello Jennifer. I am so happy that you liked your gifts. I am also very surprised how quick they arrived and that they arrived safe. I am the lucky one having you as a friend.
    Enjoy your gifts.
    Hugs Maria

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  22. This is sooooo Maria... lovely, generous and heartwarming! So many treasures from an outstanding blog-friend, have fun decorating them. I bet some of these things will get a place in your lover's room... ;O)

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  23. Hi Maria! Glad you could come by and see all of the nice things everyone is saying about you and your gifts! Thank you so much for your kindness, my friend! :-D Jennifer

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  24. Hi Birgit! Yes, this is soooooo Maria! I think you are right about more of her things finding a place in my Lovers Cottage! ;-) Great to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  25. I know Maria, she's a fantastic and generous miniaturist.
    Beautiful gifts.
    Bye Faby

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  26. So you are a lucky one too, Fabiola? Congratulations! :-) Thank you for leaving a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  27. Wow, fantasic gifts Jennifer. I really am in love with those little pillows and the jewelery box, and I agree Maria is a lovely and special person and a pleasure to know.
    I will look forward to seeing the gifts you sent on Maria's blog.
    Hugs
    Vicky xxxxxxx

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  28. You got so many cute gifts from Maria. I love to follow her blog.
    Mona

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  29. Wow so many and lovely gifts, Jennifer, you're spoiled rotten indeed ;) Maria is a very generous and kind person.
    Enjoy your beautiful gifts!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  30. So many treasures!!! You are very lucky and they all are so cute. LJ

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  31. Son unos regalos preciosos. Me ha encantado la foto de boda, yo tengo una parecida de la boda de mis padres. Besitos

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  32. Hi Vicky! I have to agree with everything you say. I hope it doesn't take very long for her to receive my presents. It was something like five days for hers to arrive all the way from Ireland--amazing! :-) Jennifer

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  33. Hi Mona! Yes, doesn't Maria have a lovely blog? I always feel so joyful after I've read her latest post! :-) Thanks for your comment! :-) Jennifer

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  34. Hi Ilona! I see you agree that Maria spoiled me rotten! What can I say? It's true! Thanks for your comment! :-) Jennifer

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  35. Hi Lady Jane! It's a treat to hear from you! Thank you for your sweet comment! :-) Jennifer

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  36. Hi Sionchi! I love that 1920s wedding couple photo too! I'm building my Lovers Cottage around it. You have one of your parents that reminds you of this one? Oh, how fortunate you are! Thanks for commenting! :-) Jennifer

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  37. Felicidades son unos regalos preciosos!! Que los disfrutes!!
    Besitos

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  38. Gratuluję prezentów! Są piękne. Uściski!

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  39. Cuantos lindos regalos, esa cabaña de enamorados me tiene como loca.
    María es una mujer muy generosa y si es cierto que se hace querer.
    Felicidades.
    Millones de besos.
    Julia

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  40. Such beautiful gifts. Maria is very talented! Those little pillows are quite unique!

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  41. Hola Cote! Muchas gracias! I appreciate your comments so much! :-) Jennifer

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  42. Hi AGNIESZKA - NIUŃKA! Thank you very much! Uściski! :-) Jennifer

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  43. Hola Julia! Muchas gracias! I'm so happy you like my Lover's Cottage like crazy! :-) You are so right about Maria--she is very generous in showing her love! Thank you for commenting! :-) Jennifer

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  44. Hi Lucille! Yes, Maria is really talented, and she has her specialties in mini making. One of her specialties is her adorable pillows! :-) Thanks for commenting--it's great to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  45. Hola Jenni! Yo si tengo el placer de conocer a María.
    Es una persona amorosa y generosa.
    Me alegro mucho por ti, los regalos de María son muchos y preciosos.
    Muchos besos, querida.

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  46. Maria is a sweetheart! You got so many goodies. Lucky you!. And the bottle and rose are so perfect for the cottage.
    hugs
    Caroline

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  47. Hola Rosamargarita! Everything you say is so true! I love hearing from you--you are a loving and generous friend too (just like Maria)! Thanks for commenting! :-) Jennifer

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  48. Thanks, Caroline! I thought those really helped create a romantic atmosphere too! Great to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  49. Thank you, Kathy! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment! :-) Jennifer

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  50. Cuantos regalos y todos preciosos!!!
    Felicidades para ti por recibirlos y a Maria enhorabuena por tan lindos trabajos.
    Besitos.

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  51. Your gifts from Maria are so sweet and your to her are very lovely. It is great that we all have different skills that we can share with friends near and far. We are very lucky to have such friendships.

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  52. Hola Carmen! Thank you very much for your comment! Aren't all of Maria's gifts to me lovely? :-) Jennifer

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  53. Muchas gracias, Maribel! I feel very lucky! :-) Thank you for your comment! :-) Jennifer

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  54. I also had a swap with Maria last year. Her minis are always very sweet. Your swap is also very beautiful. Enjoy.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  55. Hi Mary! Yes, we are lucky to have such friendships! All of these gifts were from Maria to me. Did you see my gifts to her on her blog already? Oh! I just went there, and she already has them posted! Wow! Thanks for alerting me! ;-) Jennifer

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  56. Hi Craftland! Thank you very much! Yes, I am enjoying looking at Maria's presents right next to me now! She's a doll, isn't she? We are both very lucky to know her. :-) Jennifer

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  57. Just lovely! I enjoy your blog very much!

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  58. Thank you, pinehaven! I appreciate your comment! :-) Jennifer

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  59. Gracias por tu visita. Puedes volver cuando quieras. Besos.
    http://www.lasminisdeluna.com/

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  60. Hola Luna! Thank you for your visit and for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat! Nice to meet you! :-) Jennifer

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  61. Thank you for your sweet comment, Jollie! Your message was lost in spam for a while, but I just found it! Thanks so much for taking the time--I love hearing from you! :-) Jennifer

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