Vintage Treasures #2: Gifts From Israel

Altered Soap Box

How do you define vintage? I am not a purist. For me, style is not always measured by age or appearance. The most important qualities for me are the feelings the piece evokes.

  • Does the piece transport you back to a different place and time?
  • Does it resurrect memories that are long forgotten?
  • Does it help you to imagine new possibilities?

I recently received some wonderful gifts from Elsina M. Schepers of EMS Arts. Elsina is a talented traditional and digital artist who resides in Israel. You cannot imagine how thrilled I was to find her beautiful Altered Soap Box in the package. The box is created in my favorite shades of blues, featuring words and elements that hold special symbolic signficance for me. Inside the box are several beautiful blue egg-shaped soaps.

More Gifts From Elsina

Elsina also sent me a beautiful hankerchief which sent me down memory lane. When I was a little girl, my mother used to give me hankerchiefs to carry in my purse to church. I always thought they were too pretty to use for their intended purpose, so I used to fold and unfold the cloth, admiring the pretty patterns on them! Today, I collect pretty delicate bags like the ones Eslina enclosed to fill with gifts and treasures for my friends. Don’t you love how these items coordinate so beautifully?

Now, if you would like to see more lovely vintage items and hear the stories behind them – or share a few of your own – then visit these wonderful sites:

Vintage Inspiration Friday #2 at Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special – Robin’s Egg Blue Links at Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Rosh Hashanah – or Happy New Year – to all who celebrate!

8 Responses to “Vintage Treasures #2: Gifts From Israel”

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  1. Elsina says:

    Glad you liked the soapbox Ramona and thanks for showing it! I hope you find some usefull goodies in the box!

  2. Kelly says:

    What a wonderful gift! I love the picture of your kitty on top of your crafting gear. It reminds me of our house. Baskets of crafting gear are always a favorite napping spot with our cats.

  3. Ann Martin says:

    What lovely gifts you received and the flowers on the box are so pretty.

  4. Debra@Common Ground says:

    Really beautiful, I'm like you, hankies are way to pretty to mess up, ha ha! Lovely gifts from a super talented gal. Thanks so much for joining in with VIF! have a great weekend,

  5. Shona Cole says:

    I love vintage too. and gifts, what a nice friend you have!!

    Shona Cole

  6. Coloradolady says:

    Beautiful gifts, and loved your post too! Thanks for joining in on our vintage show and tell today. Have a great VTT!

  7. LV says:

    How lucky you are to receive such a nice gift. That is a nice package of goodies.

  8. Miri says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing these.

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