Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Isn't this the cutest little face you've seen in a long time? I fell in love with this little planter this weekend when I found it in an antique mall and it was half price!

Lindsey and I have been going on what I call 'daycations'. We drive to a town that we've not been to before and check out their antique stores and flea markets. Our daycation this past week payed off in unexpected ways when I happened onto a booth that had the most amazing collection of enamelware I have ever seen.

It was an even more exciting find when I read the 75% off sign on the booth! I was able to get the blue coffee pot with the insides still with it and this most unusual tea pot for unbelievably good prices. Don't you love the checkerboard pattern around the top?!

Our friend, Sarita, who approached us some time ago with an email expressing that she loved our blog, sent us precious gifts this past week.

She took the care to wrap everything so pretty. Can you believe she was so kind and generous that she shared this pink mushroom pin that she has owned since the late 60's or early 70's. It made it so much more special that it belonged to her.

She also sent Lindsey some baby announcement cards. You can see Sarita's sweet comments on our posts, but unfortunately, she doesn't have a blog.

There is a blogger who has made such an impact on my life and many others, I am sure. She is Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. She tells stories and shares memories of her childhood and some of my favorite are the ones about her incredible mother. Elizabeth shares so much with her friends and readers.

I was the lucky one this past week when I received one of her special handmade pincushions. It came so sweetly packaged and even included a vintage card that she knew we would love. I can hardly believe the detail in the pincushion. It is so beautiful and just as precious as she is. She handmade all the little felt flowers around the pincushion. She is so nice that she shared how to make these on her blog. If you haven't met Elizabeth, you are missing so much beauty and inspiration.

One of the sweet ladies who bought cherries from me, sent me something that she knew I would love when she mailed me her check. Isn't this so sweet?! Thank you so much, Julie! How did she know I would love it so much ;) Julie owns a quilt shop in Washington. Oh, how I wish I could go!

There is so much to be thankful for this week. I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world. I love the way the women who share so much of their lives through their blogs also reach out and want to share bits of themselves with others. It's a wonderful sisterhood that we belong to! I hope all of you have a richly beautiful week! Twyla


Anonymous said...

You have lucked out this week! Thanks for showing what others sent you and what you found while thrifting. I'm famous - you showed what I sent, too! Glad you like it. Blessings, Sarita

Florence and Mary said...

How kind and thoughtful your readers are and I don't blame them showering you with lovely gifts.

Have a great week,

Victoria xx

Holly said...

Morning, Twyla!

Sweet little face indeed! ☺

And what a cool coffee pot! I don't know that I've ever seen an enaml wear one...

Your daycations sound great! How fun to have a daughter to share interests with! ♥

Well haven't you been having fun going to the mail box lately?! Enjoy your showers of blessings!

Faye said...

Wow,what bargains you found! This is awsom. Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Stacey said...

Morning Twyla! You have received some wonderful gifts lately. You are quite deserving.

The daycations you and Lindsey are taking are a great idea. Now let's see...my guys would probably not like the same placs I would like...unless food is involved!


Morning Twyla,
There are some very sweet bloggers out in blogland...You received some precious gifts:) All just YOU!!
LOVE your new blue coffe pot and what a GREAT deal!!! Kindness comes full circle and I'm glad it came to you!!
Deb :)

creative breathing said...

We are rich for knowing you Twyla! Elizabeth

Sherry said...

I love all of your pretty gifts! What a wonderful surprise!

The teapot is gorgeous that you found! What a great find!!

Have a great day Twyla!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
I really enjoyed seeing your lovely recent flea market purchases.
The gifts your friends sent are beautiful and so thoughtful. The mushroom pin is gorgeous and the pin cushion so sweet. The pixie fabric will go perfectly with your lovely knitted mushrooms.

Happy@Home said...

That certainly is a sweet little face on the planter. How nice to receive such lovely gifts from your friends in blogland. There sure are a lot of kind people out there. I can't think of anyone more deserving than you.

Have a nice week.

Protector of Vintage said...

I enjoyed viewing all of your recent "finds" and the lovely gifts that have been sent to you!!

It must be wonderful having such a great relationship with your daughter!! Exploring new towns sounds like a fun way to spend the summer.

Take care~

*Noelle* said...

very cute stuff! i love how she wrapped it all up; and that pincushion is Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hi Twyla and lindsey! I love the kitty planter very cute!! and the tea pot is adorable. What wonderful finds...The mushroom pin is too cute for words.........The pin cushion is amaizing, it looks like it was alot of work and very detailed...what a nice post! hugs to you both and have a nice week! Jennifer

Heidi Ann said...

Wow - what special finds and gifts from friends! You deserve them, though - because you are so sweet and generous yourself!
I want a daycation!!

Draffin Bears said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Loved the idea of a Daycation and love all the wonderful treasures you got on your day out.


Linda Lou said...

You deserve all those great gifts fellow bloggers have sent you...love that coffee pot you scored! Hope you had a great 4th!

Julie said...

Twyla, you are adorable. I think you and Lindsey need a trip to County Village! We have antique stores, rubber stamping store, a new paper shop, not to mention the resturants and Keepsake Cottage! Maybe for highschool graduation. Fondly, Julie

TattingChic said...

What sweet gifts! You two are so sweet yourselves and certainly deserve all the lovely gifts you get! You give so much through your blogging and comments! I know I appreciate the bloggy friendship I have developed with you! :)

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
Such sweet gifts you received, you deserve it! I love your newest planter, it's so cute. I finished my tags for this month today, yeah. I actually did them early, what is wrong with me, lol.

kathy said...

Love the daycation idea and all your finds. Looks like god blessed you as you have others. your both very special people and i'm so glad your a part of my life.

goldenbird said...

Hi Twyla! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I do feel honored to have Deb as a new friend. I love your idea of daycations-- it has me thinking about new places I can go in my neck of the woods. Elizabeth's pin cushion is SO cute, I am going to go check out her blog now!

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Collector at Heart said...

I used to love jumping in the car on the weekends and picking a direction - not knowing where we would end up! There is nothing better than Main St. in Smalltown, USA!!
Love your finds, especially the enamelware!
Thank you for enriching my life!
Talk to you soon my sister!