Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gifts in the Mail

Last week Bernideen announced the winner of this wonderful Valentine Friendship Give Away. Earlier I posted a much nicer picture from Bernideen's blog, but wanted to do a few of my own pictures, although they're not as pretty. I am learning that these things take more time and thought than I am used to doing.
One item that I really hadn't noticed before opening the huge box was the Black Tea label that hangs from the lid of the pot. And, the pictures don't show you how delicate the set is. They are BEAUTIFUL! This all arrived last week and helped make February special for me.
If you ever visit Colorado Springs, be certain to head west to Old Colorado City to visit Bernideen's Shop as it is delightful. You'll get to meet her and understand how special this gift was for me.

In last week's mail were two Valentine's from new blog friends. First this arrived with a ribbon around it.
I opened it and found this:
On the other side is a lovely card made by Cathy of Hazelruthe's. I don't know how many people responded to her offer of exchanging cards, but the time she spent making this one is very much appreciated! I think I'll be looking for a frame so I can have it out all the time.
The other Valentine came in a box with all these goodies from Kim. This was a card that came with a tea towel, cookie cutters, and a Valentine Pez!
The handmade pin with all the stitching and beading is so cute. The kids at school liked it almost as much as I did! Children do notice all kinds of things adults usually don't comment on so it's lots of fun to hear their opinions.
All in all, as I make new memories, this holiday was special because of the kindness of new friends. Thank you all!

I really love reading comments from all parts of the country when people that stop for a minute or two write and share a thought with me.


sarah said...

you got lots of goodies this year!

beyondbaffled said...

What beautiful gifts you recieved! Don't you just love meeting new people through blogging? Your tea set is beautiful and those cards are great too :)

Bernideen said...

I am glad you are enjoying everything - I can see you in my mind on some future snowy night having hot tea, wrapped in a warm throw(and your bathrobe)and writing anote to someone (you can keep stationery in the box easily!)

Donna said...

You have some great things! Love them all!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love that suit case box with the Victorian images...too cute!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I'm so glad you won! It seems God is giving you glimmers of joy once again...through little things like winning blog giveaways. ;)


My Cottage Charm said...

Sweet! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I enjoyed reading your comment. I actually responded to your comment on my blog, but thought you might not get it so I came here. :) Hope you have a great day! I really like your blog. :)