Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Twyla on Tuesday

This year's Christmas was such a special time. I hope you won't mind if I show you some of the beautiful gifts that I received. These adorable salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my son. He knows what I like! They are from Lefton and they are part of a set called Miss Priss.

Lindsey found this set for me in a local flea market. I believe it is also by Lefton and called Dainty Miss.

I also received this beautiful bowl. Isn't it gorgeous?! I love these vintage items more than things from the mall. My kids know this and shop for me in antique stores. I also got several items from ebay. Some beautiful postcards that I look forward to sharing with you in the future.


Lindsey did surprise me with this awesome gift. It is a copy of our blog in book form! How cool is that?!


It's not complete yet, but we're going to get it in sections.



She ordered it from Cutest Blog on the Block and they do a really nice job!





It's scary to think that your blog could disappear and this is a great way to insure that all your work is not lost forever. I really can't wait to get the rest of it.




I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas gifts. I'll show you a few more in the next few weeks.
Once again, we want to thank everyone for making our Sugar Kissed Christmas such a fun project for us and we are very excitedly thinking of some Valentine ideas to share. We can't wait!
It's been nice doing a Twyla on Tuesday post again!
Wishing you much happiness!
Twyla

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love Lefton pieces? I know I do. That blog book is really unique - I am glad you have this copy of part of your blog. It WOULD be a shame to lose all that work.
Blessings, Sarita

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Girls! Merry late Christmas! I can see you had a wonderful one...gosh, I love those vintage finds! How come I can't ever find anything like that??? I know...you need to come over, so we can go hunting for treasures together! Lindsey...that blog book is just the coolest thing ever! I didn't know such things existed! Hugs, xoxo Paulette ;)

Julie said...

Wonderful, Twyla! What thoughtful gifts you received! Love those Lefton pieces--perfectly adorable! It's great to see what your blog book looks like--so well done! I've thought I'd do that as a reward for myself when I hit my year mark---can't wait!

Irma said...

Wauw what a nice and gorgeous presents, and your blog in book form so great!!!!!

Dear greetings from Irma
from the Netherlands

Nan said...

These Lefton pieces are just too cute I can't stand it. The book, never heard of this and it's just so lovely I will check out the link.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my goodness, Twyla, you know I love those kitties! ♥

The blog book is awesome! What a great idea! My first thought was, did Lindsey go back and proof read first? I think it would kill me to see my typos on paper! Ha-ha! ☺

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness, such lovely & thoughtful gifts!! I have the whole set of Miss Priss kitties... My husband got them for me for our 1st anniversary in 1969!! I treasure them!!
Happy New Year!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Twyla,
Thank you for coming and leaving such sweet comments! I just want my blog to be a dreamy place where anyone can come and forget the stress of life! And your gifts are simply divine! Gifts from the antique stores are always more special. My husband gave me some vintage French books and the most beautiful print called, "A Penny a Bunch." It is very old, in a gorgeous gilded frame and it is exquisite! NOW, THAT BOOK! I must look into that; funny that you mention about possibly loosing your blog content. I was just wondering the other day where one could permanently store their material just in case something happened. The book looks amazing. I must check it out! Have a wonderful year!!! Anita

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what sweet treasures you received...love the blog book awesome idea...Have a great day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

MadameSamm said...

Your gifts were a delight to see, salt and pepper shakers tops and your blog in book form, what a wonderful idea...
sew here is to new blessings...
madame samm

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hmmm... I don't get how you will do your book in sections. Do tell! ♥

Diane said...

Twyla, what a great gift--your blog in book form...hmmm...I think I know what I want for Christmas next year :) And, I have the same vintage salt and pepper shakers. I have a whole collection of vintage mugs and containers with people's faces--I love them!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hi there! We've been visiting and shopping and enjoying the holidays so haven't had a lot of time to visit but have been thinking of you two! WOW! I love the sweet antique gifts from the children! All just delicately colored and so beautiful!

Now, I have to tell you I'm so excited to see your blog in book form. I was just looking at that option yesterday and thought what a cool idea. And now that I see yours I'm thoroughly excited and intrigued! It is spectacular! What a great idea and a fabulous keepsake!

Happy (almost) New Year to you both! Much love and BIG HUGS, Coralie

becky said...

I love salt and peper shakers they are sweet.I had a pair I dont know the name of them they were babies that cried when you tipped them over.But they since stopped working they were really old.Found them at a yard sale.


What an absolutely great idea that blog book is.I wouldnt even know how todo that, but then again im not a computer whiz,lol.I never knew you could get something like it.

Have a Happy New year ahead Twyla!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, such sweet s&p shakers. So adorable. The blog book is so awesome. It will be cherished for generations. And how sweet to have forever something that you did with your daughter. Rosie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What beautiful gifts you received! You're right, in that the kidlets know what you like and where to shop for you.

Don't you just love your blog book? I've done four so far...one for every 50 posts. (A little less expensive that way, I think) But, well worth it to have our thoughts in written/book form. I look at my blog as sort of a journal, and these books make it official!

Happy New Year, Girls!
xoxo
Donna

Betzie said...

Such wonderful gifts!!! Your book is awesome, never knew you could do that! Such a thoughtful gift and one to cherish. Happy New Year!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Morning Twyla,
You rec'd some very nice gifts from your kids:) and I agree..shopping at antique stores and thrift stores are way more fun than the malls.
Love the blog book...better check that out.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
You received some lovely gifts for Christmas.
I really like the book. I was just thinking the other day that you and Lindsey should publish a book full of all your great ideas.
Happy New Year.
Lindsay
x

Shelley said...

Hello dear Twyla,I love your vintage gifts...they are the best kind...smile...the book is wonderful...what a great ideal...having your blog printed in book form....that will be a forever treasure I'm sure....you have some wonderful children...I can see you all are very blessed by one another.....I wish you the very best for 2010....

Jenny S said...

HOW fun!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

You can get your blog printed into book form? I had no idea! What a wonderful idea, and I am definitely going to check into this! It never occurred to me that my blog might not always be there.
You received such wonderful gifts, and it's obvious that your children know you so well!

Dogwood said...

Love your blog book. And, what a great idea. Fun to be able to enjoy for ever!

Love the little gifts. So precious!

2010 is almost here. It has a nice sound to it!

Country Dreaming said...

Wow! Your blog in book form. What a neat idea.

Melinda

Happy@Home said...

Your sweet kids really do know you well. Both of those s & p shaker sets are adorable. I think Lefton and Napco pieces are so precious.
Your blog in book form is a wonderful gift. I have heard that it could be done, but had never seen it. It looks great.
I'm glad that you had a wonderful Christmas ~ you deserve it.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Your kids either have the thrifting bug too or they are just really smart kids to get you what you want rather than running to the mall like most people do. Lots of wonderful lovely gifts. I did't know you could get your blog as a book. That really is the sweetest gift. Like mother like daughter! Blessings, :) Tammy

Florence and Mary said...

What a fantastic treasure that blog book is... I've seen these before and been thinking about doing it myself so that I will always have a record

Victoria xx

Celestial Charms said...

Love Lefton and Miss Priss anything is both scarse and often expensive...so lucky you. Your blog in book form is lovely and something I'm sure we should all persue. Beautiful and meaningful gifts, all.
Maureen

CC said...

I've just discovered your lovely blog..and really like it. So much,in fact..that I've become a follower..I will be back to look through more..
Have a safe and wonderful New Year..

Margaret Cloud said...

I don't mind looking at vintage items, so show away. Those salt shakers are so gorgeous. I also like thrift shops and antique places, you can find the neatest things. That was a great idea putting your blog in book form, very clever. Looking forward to seeing more of your items. Have a Happy New Year and thanks you two for coming by.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful idea to get your blog in print! I'll have to look into that.
Brenda

Elyse said...

ooh - i have heard about blog books! i will definitely check this out. how fun! love all of your other vintage goodies, too!

warmest wishes for a happy new year from my cottage to yours!

xo
elyse

Lisa said...

Love your gifts! And that book is amazing!! I just think that is the best!!
Hugs, Lisa

Jacqueline said...

What a cool idea for the blog to be in print. That is so neat! Yes, Christmas was so special this year. I love seeing your gifts...that's it...I'm going to ask my kids to pretty please shop at antique stores for me too instead of the big box stores...Ha...I can see my boys picking me up old soup cans or cowboy boots for a laugh. I have one son that loves to antique and the other one that says...he wouldn't be caught dead in one! Ha...daughter too...she's a totally modern women...how did I give birth to her? We laugh about it all the time. She can't decorate either and hates doing it...but God gives us all talents and gifts...mine just was not the local high end malls...just like you, antiques and vintage finds are the best!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful gifts and ideals.

(whispering...my birthday is a few weeks)heheh

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

What lovely Lefton pieces! And your daughter's blog book is wonderful!!

Sophia said...

This is pretty darn cool! :) Hey...does it print your comments, too? What a clever idea. PS LOVE those red slippers in your last post. :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHHHH I LOVE these!! What great gifts!! My mom has the cat salt and pepper shakers and I have always secretly wanted them, lol!! They are all gorgeous pieces, what a lucky girl you are!!
Hugs,
Amy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

How could I forget to mention that fabulous book!! I think that is the best gift I have seen thus far, I love that! How special!!

Kelly said...

Great presents!!!
I love the book! I'm thinking of a certain friend of mine and yours who had a previous blog (you know who I'm talking about!)

I'm thinking what a great birthday gift for her!!!! (oh and she has already commented so she will never know!!!)
Keep it a secret ha ha!!!!

Sandy said...

Twyla,

Wow...I love all of the things you got, but the S&P's are so cute! ALso, can you give me a little more info about the book? I would love to do that! I went to their site, but wasn't sure where it would talk about it! Thanks for sharing.....Happy New Year to both of you!

Cora said...

Wow...what wonderful gifts. I love things from the antique store and thrifts store! I shopped for some of my daughter's Christmas gifts at Antique Malls and she loved them. She collects antique tins, coffee, sugar, etc. and trinket boxes, the small ones! She in return found me some Christmas items from a local thrift store that I love. We love it. We are both crafters, me more so than her and I love to scrapbook. I love all things vintage especially Christmas and pink!!! :0) I'm so glad you found me becasue I love it here on your blog too! I will be back often. Thanks for your visit...I enjoyed it! Please come again real soon:)

Cora said...

Love this idea...I will have to check it out before my blog gets to old. I just started in July 2009 and am really enjoying this adventure!
I bet your book is awesome :)

Lori said...

Oh how I adore those salt and pepper cuties! Seems in Indiana you can only find one and its always chipped! I want to center my kitchen redo on these exact colors!! happiest New Year to you two! Lori