Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Hello everyone :-)  I took part in an advent swap and would like to show you the beautiful gifts I received from my swap partners.
I was a little late opening mine as I was away for a few days but now I cant wait to open the rest lol.
Wonderful potion bottles and ghost decorations from KIKKA  Thank you Kikka they are perfect gifts for my witchy house.
Look at these amazing items from dear Drora The egg with the baby hatching is wonderful. Elfvera will be very pleased with the great plant. Thank you Drora.

From Faby a wonderful mat and a basket of flowers. I have a great fondness for baskets so am delighted to receive this beauty. Thank you Faby I love it.

From Leena I fell in love with the bag as soon as I seen it and when I looked inside it was filled with these beautiful books. Thank you Leena a child in one of my  houses will be very happy :)
Now about my trip to Madrid WOW what a fantastic time I had I met sooo many people and got sooo many hugs lol everyone made me feel so welcome and though I have not a word of Spanish I enjoyed my time with everyone. I want to say a special  thanks to  Paky  and her husband and Susi whom I bumped into many times over the two days and were always ready with a smile and words of encouragement :) It was an honour to meet you all. Sadly I did not get to meet all the blog friends at the fair it was so much Bigger than I imagined and I don't have any Spanish Who knows maybe next time ;-D  I did get a few pictures I would have loved more but I was truth to tell a little overwhelmed and took non the first day.
Lovely to meet you Paky

Susi's wonderful display.

 These dolls moved they were wonderful I fell in love with the two old folk giving each other a goodnight kiss :-)

 Amazing displays.

I had an amazing time and would LOVE to repeat it sometime. Madrid is a very beautiful city. I got a lot of fantastic gifts Thank you all so much and I of course bought lots yay :))) but they are for another day.
Warm Hugs to all my Friends


PILAR6373 said...

Cuanto me hubiera gustado saludarte!!!! Espero que si otra vez vuelves a Madrid,podamos quedar y conocernos!
Aunque veo que tuviste buenos cicerones,estabas en muy buena compañía!!!
Unos regalos preciosos y unas fantásticas fotos,el tiempo fue maravilloso!!!!
Espero ver tus compras.

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Que bien, veo que disfrutaste la feria y lo mejor que tuviste compañía. Me hubiera gustado mucho darte un beso, otra vez será.Tus regalos preciosos, ya nos enseñarás tus compras.Un beso:-)

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Bonitos intercambios. Es estupendo que lo pasaras tan bien en la feria.

Zulueta E said...

Oh!!! Yo también estuve en la feria! Me hubiera encantado saludarte!!! Qué bien se pasa verdad? Y qué ilusión recibir regalos de las amigas... Elfvera debe estar contenta, jaaaaaa! El próximo año no podemos dejar de vernos! :)
Un beso!

Daydreamer said...

What a wonderful bunch of swap gifts you got! And it looks as though Madrid was a fantastic experience! I can relate to the overwhelmed feeling.... and I have only ever been to a little Fair! Wow! So much to see!

Victoria Cascales said...

Me hubiera gustado darte un abrazo. Estuve en la feria también. La próxima vez, tenemos que quedar para conocernos.
Un abrazo

Victoria Rocus said...

Oh Maria...
What a wonderful trip! So glad you had a great time.
I'm green with envy!

Susanna Zanchi said...

Meraviglioso Maria il tuo viaggio a Madrid hai visto bellissime miniature! Un abbraccio!

Ilona said...

Dear Maria, what a great trip you've had to Madrid! I can imagine that you were overwhelmed of this big show ;). It's so nice to see that you've met some of your blog friends. I think it wouldn't be easy to meet them all, because of the big show and for not speaking the Spanish language....
Thank you for sharing your pictures with us, it is so nice to see you in person and of course the beautiful miniature works of other miniaturists :).
I can't wait to see your purchases, so don't wait too long for showing them here ;)!
Hugs, Ilona

Drora's minimundo said...

Dear Maria,
I am so happy for you that you enjoyed the trip and were able to meet in person with some of our blog friends. Both Suzi and Paky are wonderful persons. I hope you managed to buy some wonderful minis which will inspire you to make new scenes.
I love your Advent gifts from the other girls and I love very much what you
sent me. Enjoy all.
Looking forwards for next Sunday......
Hugs, Drora

Giac said...

Hello Maria,
I'm so glad you had such a great time and that you got to meet such great people! The miniatures you got in the swap are fantastic. What beautiful new treasures.
Big hug,

carmen said...

estuviste en Madrid! yo no fui este año...

The Old Maid said...

Enjoy your beautiful gifts! Thank you for sharing your Madrid trip with us! I am sure it was great to meet blogging friends in person. :)

Piikko said...

Hola Maria! Great to hear that your trip to Madrid was success. :) Thank you for sharing your fair photos. I soon go back and look at them again. Oh, and you met Susi! I'd love to meet her too. And Paky, who is always with a happy face. :) ... and speaks english! What a relief to us who don't have spansih skills. :D Saludos guapas! ♥
-Congratulation on lovely x-mas swap gifts you have received. Enjoy!
Warm hugs, piikko

Mi mundo de miniatura said...

Oh María you are so pretty! I love your gifts and the trip sure was fantastic. Marga Núñez is my friend, she lives here in a Granada and her boys goes to the same school that my children! A big hug

Eloisa said...

Hola Maria, yo también estuve en Madrid y también siento no haberte conocido en persona, me hubiera gustado mucho.
Espero que tengamos otra oportunidad.
Los regalitos preciosos.
Un abrazo

PAKY said...

Maria , I had great joy of meeting you and to give you a big hug. It was very exciting. I'm glad you liked the show in Madrid , I hope that we will coincide again. A big hug and kisses .

Marjorie Bailey said...

Hi Maria - I'm so glad that you were able to attend the Madrid fair. (Actually, I'm both glad for you and very envious!) Your pictures are wonderful - you've captured so much detail to show us. I love those moving dolls. Thanks for sharing some of your experience.

BiWuBär said...

This Advent swap is sure a fun thing - even for the ones who are not involved and just looking. You received the most wonderful items... I'm especially in love with Drora's magical plant (quelle surprise... *grin*) No doubt you've had a great time at that fair - you're smiling all over your face with joy and happiness. What fun to meet blogfriends in person... especially dear Paky who was very helpful I suppose with her good English. Thank you for all the lovely pictures you have taken at the fair giving us a little bit of impression - well, I would be overwhelmed too from so much beauty... and would probably regret once more that I never get this big lottery win I'm waiting for... *LOL*


Irene said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Madrid - the language of minis is all that is required! You also received some lovely gifts in the Xmas swap - I like the little creature coming out it's shell. That's clever.

Fabiola said...

A beautiful fair and what fun to meet blogfriends.
Beautiful swap gifts.

Jane Smith said...

Fantastic swap gifts! So perfect for your lovely twitchy home ;)

I am happy you've gotten a chance to get to the mini fair, it looked to be so wonderful and what a happy event to meet up with others we "write with" online ;)

The displays are so beautiful, I love going to the miniature fair to see what others have cooked up!

MelyGiunta said...

Ciao Maria!!!! Sono molto felice per il tuo viaggio e per la grande occasione che hai avuto di conoscere alcune amiche!

maribel said...

Yo también estuve por Madrid a la feria y disfrute muchísimo. Como me hubiera gustado saludarte, espero que si hay una nueva ocasión podamos conocernos.

Kikka N said...

Dear Maria! Thank you for your lovely gifts!
And I am so happy your travel to minifair to was wonderful! Thank you for sharing the photos!

miniaturista said...

Cuanto siento no haberte conocido, también estuve en Madrid disfrurando como una niña.
Me alegro que lo hayas pasado muy bien y que el año que viene podamos conocernos.
Un abrazo