Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A 'surprise' in the mail...

....this amazing basket of lemons arrived in the mail very unexpectedly....It is made by 'miniature extraordinaire' Kiva Atkinson. I adore Kiva's work & wished to one day own a piece, but I was so surprised to learn that Sophia Twaddle had this piece commissioned especially for me! I was so thrilled & then shocked that some-one would take the trouble to do this for me!!!
It is an amazing gesture of kindness from Sophia & I thank her with all my heart. Needless to say....I love them & they will look fabulous in the 'petite maison'....
....two such amazing ladies....Thank You xx

Visit Kiva... http://kivasminiatures.blogspot.com/ & Sophia... http://smalltalk-minilover.blogspot.com/

I must add...look at the amazing texture on the lemons, they look so real!! ...(even when the photo is enlarged)

21 comments:

rosanna said...

Wonderful !!! I love everything. Such a great addition to your kitchen or winter garden.I have to call on Kiva... Have a nice day Rosanna

Sans said...

Linda, I am also the proud owner of Kiva's work. I bought her Indian feast and desserts some months back so I know her work well, having seen them in real life. Your friend has given you a work of art! Be very nice to her :):) but you must have been for her to return the favour with such a grand gesture !

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohhh that's great!!!! There are such wonderful people in blogland!!! I can understand your surprise!!!!
Have a nice day

miniacollection said...

The lemons are really amazing. I can understand your surprise and your joy.
Geneviève

Liberty Biberty said...

Such a wonderful surprise Linda. Another perfect addition to the Petit Maison.
The basket of lemons looks so real sitting on that beautiful rug, like a picture from a flash magazine!
Mercedes

Christel Jensen said...

She is the best. I love her work:) I am pleased to tell you that I have decided to come to Paris this summer for Simp. Hope to see you:)

Gemma said...

Is incredible Linda very wonderful basket of lemons seem really. Congratulations for you and Kiva. Best wishes

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Kiva's work is the BEST!! Congratulations on receiving such an awesome gift!!

((Hugs))

jocelyn teo said...

i saw the thumbnail picture, and i was like "that's definitely one of Kiva's!" :) The basket of lemon is lovely, and I can't wait to see it in your scene! :)

cockerina said...

I know the blog of Kiva, and I find that his work is incredibly, wonderfully close to reality, lucky you who received her lemons!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

They are so lovely. What nice work and how fun to open the post and find that!

Catherine said...

What a lovely gift! They will add such a beautiful bright spot of color.

Catherine

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour LInda,
What a lovely gift for you to find in the poste. The lemons look so real, such amazing work.
Enjoy!

PetitPlat Food Art said...

I love Kiva's miniature, they're just perfect!
What a wonderful gift and attention :)

Stéphanie

Mimmi said...

They are amazing! What a great friend you have, that was so nice of her! :-D

Sabiha Barkey said...

Such a wonderful gift Linda,I can understand your surprise oppening your mail!The lemons look so real,they are perfect for the maison.

MiniLover said...

I am so happy that you like the lemons! Kiva's work is wonderful and I love having it in my collection. You have been so kind to share your Petit Maison through your blog. You've inspired me to begin another house.
Cheers from cold Chicago,
Sophia

miniaturist59 said...

Oh Linda!!! I just woke up (I had to take a nap after the pain of getting a tattoo), but what a wonderful surprise to wake up to! I had been thinking about making something for you when Sophia contacted me, and it was perfect timing ;-)! Sophia is such a sweetheart, and so are you!!! It was a pleasure making these for you!!! And thank you everyone, for liking the lemons :-D!! Wow, I am completely bowled over by all the lurv!! I will go to bed VERY happy tonight!!

Belle Vie said...

Such a lovely surprise for you! The lemons look so real.
Have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo, B

BURBUJAT - ANGELES said...

Fantastic. I love them. Lemons are very real, do not seem miniatures. I adore Kiva's work too. His work is great. Congratulations.

Hugs. Angeles.

TreeFeathers said...

They're beautiful! Kiva does such amazing work.

- Grace