Sep 23, 2010

Autumn Equinox Blessings and Gifts!


Happy Autumn Equinox!  Mabon Blessings!

I know that some of you have been celebrating for several days now - giggle - everyone seems to have a different calendar or idea of what day the equinox falls on this year.  According to my calendar it is today, the 23rd - so I'm posting my happiest wishes to you all!


Faerwillow, over at Serendipity hosted an Autumn Equinox exchange and gave us partners to send items that represented the season.  For me, Autumn is all about home and comfort - comfort food that is!  I sent my exchange partner some chocolates, cinnamon honey, gourmet hot chocolate, candied nuts, candles, Halloween ephemera, and a little bear in a pumpkin outfit.


We were asked to wait until the Equinox to open our package, and then share on our blogs what we received.  My exchange partner is the incredibly creative Angelique at For the Love of Creativity.


As you can see from my list - my creativity lies in shopping.  I am not bad with child-safe scissors and a glue stick - but anything else is beyond me.  Angelique however, is amazing!  I received the most incredible treasures from her!


The first item is the Autumn Fairy.  She is just lovely - her colours are quite bright and cheery and I know just where she is going on my wall




She also made me this beautiful rose wrist cuff, and some handmixed tea which I am boiling water for...right now! 




And in my tea will be this yummy Texas honey.  Look at the beautiful artwork Angelique put over the label!  I won't be giving up this jar when all the honey is gone!



And if those lovelies weren't enough, there was this fabulous little "Wishing Jar" with all sorts of faery trinkets inside and out.  Even a 1946 wheat penny from the Mr.!  Thank you, thank you!  I almost lost this treasure to my neice who was helping me unwrap my gifts.  I told her she could add her wishes to the jar - but it was staying at Auntie's place!


 
Angelique also added some beautiful note cards to her box of goodies and a kind letter outlining each item and what it meant to her.  What an absolute joy this has been to open!

So many thank you's to Angelique and Faerwillow!  This has been so much fun!

Happiest Autumn to all of you!


9 comments:

rox said...

lol I giggled when I read your comment about calanders ☺ necause I too am totally confued .I always thought it was the 21st traditionally . Then my calander says today and the weather guy on the radio said officially it is on sunday !
So I went with the fullmoon guiding me on this one ☺
I love all the special gifts you received Thanks for sharing .
I had my gal pals over tonight and I was not sure anyone would come as it is miserable out ( not a moon in the sky ) then I woke with a sore throat and have ds9 cold now .
But I just kept popping vit C and preparing and as evening settled in the doorbell rang and 3 friends came round !
It was calm and quiet . sharing stories and making crafts . working our harvest together .
That wish jar is just beautiful !
Happy Mabon !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like the Autumn Equinox has already showered you with blessings! May you receive many more!

Jeanne said...

You received a treasure trove of goodies. How fun!

Autumn Blessings to you! ♥

faerwillow said...

~rue...thank you so for joining along...i am filled with such happiness seeing what everyone sprinkled their partners with...your heart is that of only kindness and l♥ve and such beautiful pieces you received...may this season continue to bring forth a bounty of blessings your way...blessed mabon and bright belated full moon blessings to you~

TMCPhoto said...

I love love love everything in your care package, everything is just so very charming... not only that but I've found a few new blogs to follow too.

Jasmine said...

Wow, your gifts are amazing. Angelique is one talented lady, I'm in awe. Bright Blessings xJ

Tammie said...

so many wonderful treasures!
such a special sharing this has been, it is fun to visit everyone and see how we dreamed up celebrating the Equinox with one another. blessing all ways~

Sparkster said...

Rue,

It's been such a pleasure being your partner in this 2010 Autumn Equinox Exchange. I have really enjoyed everything you sent to me. The Mr has tomorrow off, and we will be enjoying some of that cinnamon whipped honey. I can't tell you how many times I've smelled of it. lol, I know, I'm such a dork but it smells sooooooo good!!

I am so glad that you enjoyed the creations that I made for you. I think we both ended up with some wonderful gifts from the heart, don't you?

brightest blessings,

Angelique

ps... did you like the tea? I know it's strong!

girlichef said...

I am in LOVE with that jar...it's so dreamy =) Belated Mabon Blessings to you!