June 05, 2008

La Vie Est Belle

"It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm..."

- Shelley


One of the wonderful things about blogging has been the opportunity to "meet" people from all over the world. One such person is M. Kate, from Malaysia, who writes the beautiful blog La Vie Est Belle, one of my favorites.

Blog comments are left back and forth, e-mails exchanged, the friendship grows. Yesterday I received this beautiful package in the mail, from the generous M. Kate.

A temple table runner with black fringe, featuring Angkor Wat (commemorating one of her recent trips)
close up of temple detail
A pashmina shawl in the best colors! I can't wait to wear this...I have the perfect orange flip flops and purse....
A gorgeous photo book of Borneo, and a jade carving that is now hanging in my office.

M. Kate, you've brightened my entire week. Thank you, my friend!

17 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

She is such a lovely person..What beautiful things she sent you..a treasure.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh how lucky are you!?! What sweet treats! Isn't that packaging just gorgeous! M.Kate rocks! As does her beautiful blog!

...I'm betting you're swanning around the house right now wearing that lovely scarf :)

willow said...

Oooooh that table runner is gorgeous!! I will have to pop over to her place. She is new to me.

M.KATE said...

Hello Charmaine, a big thank you for the mention :)

The table runner feature Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the world and my favourite.

And that book on Borneo is all about East Malaysia (I stay at the West and we are separated by the sea,only way to go is to fly), and also is a place I will visit this July, cant wait to go.

Glad you like it :)

hugs always

Cicada Studio said...

How lovely it all is! What a nice thing to do. It's especially fun to get things from areas of the globe so different from your own.

T. Kimberlyn said...

All of those are beautiful! I love the colors. Her blog is awesome....I am in love with a lot of her photos.

littlebyRD said...

Wonderful gifts! Isn't fun to get packages in the mail?! I will have to go visit her blog.

Victoria said...

How generous, thoughtful and lovely!
The blogging community is truly amazing in the way it builds bridges and friendships all over the globe.

Mrs.French said...

A goodness, what a sweet surprise and even sweeter friend. I have found my blog friends to be real keepers (such as yourself).

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Unexpected gifts are always the best! What a lovely thing to do!

RainbowMom said...

Awww! Those are soo beautiful! What a wonderful gift. :)

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh my Diva... what a wonderfully thoughtful, beautiful package of treats you recieved! How special the things are that you were sent... you must feel so loved from afar! M.Kate is a really thoughtful, generous friend! All of the things are just beautiful, but that scarf is really something special! It'll look great on you.
xoxo
Karen

LazyTcrochet said...

Oh my what a fabulous package to receive! That shawl will be perfect w/orange flip flops : )

88words said...

Oh holy lucky YOU! Niceness! And yes... flaming sea salt and alcohol (rubbing)

willow said...

Thanks for stopping over and signing my guest book, Diva! I loved finding your smiling face there! :)

Sweet Repose said...

I totally agree, my computer has become my best friend, fulfilling every need by all the wonderful contacts I have made...the tears, the comradery, the inspirations and all of the great pet pictures. Can't wait to check out her blog.
sharon

Lisa B. said...

What a sweetheart! Such beautiful things!! I love M.Kate's blog too!!