special delivery

so... i was thinking... maybe ALL of my mail and packages should be addressed to: " The Lovely" Shelly Kennedy - it think that would be really nice. right, huh?

this particular package happens to be from
jeanne oliver's etsy shop , a bushel and a peck. {I met jeanne last year at silver bella '09.. but had been following her blog for a bit that I had read about in the book Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey. she was sweet and friendly and had a rocking selection of goods at her silver bella boutique booth - I was hooked}
so back to the box. the bummer is ... i couldn't WAIT to open it... and then i saw how beautiful it was inside... and then i HATED to open it {steel gray tissue, twine, photos, hand stamped gift tags, and vintage page papers} i stared at it's gorgeousness for awhile - I finally unwrapped completely (being ever so careful) - and wow! can that girl make GOOD stuff! I have purchased many items from her - gifts and goodies for myself - but, man, this one takes the cake.

here it is.. The Lilia Camera Bag. (yes - i know one should not be purchasing large-ish gifts for them self right before the holidays... but... i just couldn't resist! plus.. it will help me with one of my new years resolutions of taking more, better, photos!) This bag has a pocket for your memory cards, cell phone and a larger pocket for keys, makeup etc. There is also dividers for two extra lens and then room for your camera body and lens. it is made of the most beautiful thick, plush, velvety tapestry type fabric - and has a plump velvet rose pin too! i'm in love.

last 2 photos property of jeanne oliver

be sure to check out her shoppe, and her blog {filled with most delicious music, photos, stories & style you ever will see} enjoy!
PS. afternoon update!! here i am sporting my new bag and an afternoon walk around town ("with my little dog too!", Stella, all dressed for Christmas!)


  1. You ARE lovely! And wowser! So is that bag. I think a new years gift to yourself is brilliant. Merry Christmas sweet friend!

  2. Hi Shelly,
    I about fell off my chair when I saw that you commented!! You see I am a huge fan of YOURS. Saw your beautiful studio in Mary Englebreit magazine several years ago (still have it!)and thought this girl's livin' MY dream!!! HA:)

    Anyway then I saw you went to Brave Girl Camp (saw your little birdie) and I couldn't believe it. I went to the very first camp. What a wonderful thing to be apart of. Jeanne and I were roomies. How weird is that? And I have this fabulous camera bag too. Anyway just had to get all that off my chest;) Thanks for dropping by...and yes I will definitely be selling those cuffs. Hope you had a great Christmas.