Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Some days just make you smile ~

Little gestures by friends can make an ordinary day turn into a great day!
Joy, a sweet friend from The Plum Tree, contacted me to let me know she left me some old papers at the store.
Of course, if it's paper and it's old, I'm there!!!!

So, I stopped by The Plum Tree today, which by the way is looking OH-so-incredible with their fall and Halloween displays!
Anyway, this is the precious bundle Joy left me ~

Now tell me this, which of you would be
THRILLED to see this waiting for you as a gift???
Old, tattered, stained pages of books and sheet music.....
it just warms my heart!!!
Thank you so much Joy, I love every bit of it ~

And sweet Cindy gave me the newest (not at the newstands even) issue of Romantic Homes ~ Thank you dear Cindy, it's a great issue and I was so excited to see Alice's shop Painted White featured on an "internet finds" page! Congratulations Alice, I'm so happy for you!!

When I returned home, I had a wonderful package
from Mandy waiting on me too!!
I won a recent giveaway on her blog Wish on a Whisker.....
and ohmygoodness, she sent me the most precious things ever!!!!

Packaged so sweetly ~ each with it's own descriptive tag....

Just look at these treasures!!! The little framed print is so wonderful to me....
and she's hugging a broken doll ~
Oh Mandy, thank you so much sweet friend!

Isn't this little stitchery the cutest thing ever??

My very own fairy!!! She's so beautiful Mandy ~

Yummy chocolate (Noah and I shared this wonderful chocolate bar :)

And look at this little book, "Always Kiss with your Whiskers" (Well, I should have no problem doing that :) I'll have to read this with Thelma and Chester ~

A bar of great smelling soap....
it's already in a little bird dish by my sink Mandy!

The little fairy has taken a place of honor under a pretty cloche ~

Today was a love gift day.....thank you so much my sweet friends,
I will treasure each and every thing!!

I'll share some photos soon of the little guest room I'm working on ~
we're still trying to get all of Noah's things out :) he had a lot stashed in there!
I guess like mother, like son ~

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday dear friends,
hugs and love,


Myrna said...

Oh Dawn! What wonderful and thoughtful goodies have been bestowed on you!! You are such a blessing to everyone..and the Lord sees it and blesses you in return!!
I am so happy for you!

marie said...

What sweet blessings you received. The framed print is just adorable and you found the perfect home for the little fairy.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create using some of the wonderful papers you received. I love how your friend Joy stacked the books up and tied them together for you!

Barbara Jean said...

What wonderful treasures.

Have a super rest of week.

barbara jean

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Dawn!
How lucky to have received all those wonderful treasures. I would have been over the moon to have received that stack of old books and papers! I hope you have a great day!
Take care, Laura

Rebecca Nelson said...

Sweet, loving, POST~ Today I soooo needed the smile you sent my way.

You are incredibly blessed by God my friend. He's found FAVOR IN YOU!


Lori said...

cute giveaway wins are so lucky...LOVE LOVE LOVE the stack of books from Joy...yes, i would have been very thrilled to see that waiting for me

Theresa said...

What a fun day you had! Lots of special gifts, congrats:) Have a blessed day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely items, Dawn. I probably would have taken the rest of the day to just go through them all again and again.

Dorthe said...

Oh Dawn, what a bundle of wonderfull papers, and the gifts you recieved at home equal wonderfull. I understand exatly how you felt about getting a fantastic day,-
It is so warming feeling the love from others.

You mhave a lovely wednesday sweetie.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Unknown said...

wow the books... I'm drooling! and all the sweet giveaways are delightful. sweet things for a sweet gal!

Sally L. Smith said...

Yes Dawn, a stack of beat up books is just up my alley, too. What fun getting all those presents! You're an industrious worker with all the decorating you do. I don't know how you do it.--Sally

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a wonderful collection of sweet gifts from dear friends! Enjoy them.


Unknown said...

I love that stack of books, the photograph of them is equally as lovely.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said... thinks you got spoiled!!! They are all lovely,but that stack of die for!! All the best,Chrissy

Lady Pamela said...

Dear Dawn,
I love waking up in the morning and reading your blog. I just gives the day a great start and lifts my spirits. Thank you so much.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on a wonderful gift day! It sounds like you had a great day of it and such cute things too.

Anonymous said...

What lovely gifts you have received! I adore the stack of books tied up in twine and would have been just as thrilled as you! Thank you for mentioning my little spot in Romantic Homes! I am so excited for it to come out...although I get mine it seems always after everyone else has theirs so I probably won't see it for a month or two! Glad to know it's coming out soon though...

BellaRosa said...

Oh Dawn...what loveliess you receieved..but you know, I think no one deserves them more than you...that and much, much more. I tried to leave you a comment on here last night..but my eyes just wouldn't focus and I realized I was writing I thought I better wait till I was more awake and could make sense of what I was thinking :) Did it work? lol Lil Miss Clara in that last post you did, is such a divine child...I still wanna kiss (bite) her cheeks~
Have a wonderful day Dawn..May many more lovelies come your way :) Rose

Debra@CommonGround said...

Wow, some days are just full of "fabulosity" and sweet friends. Love your stack of old books!

Carole said...

You were showered with love and gifts. A special day indeed.
Love the little hand stitched piece is precious and the books all tied up with twine look so good all together I'd have a hard time separating them

Wish on a Whisker said...

~So glad you are enjoying everything! (Also, so glad it arrived safely.) The soap came from Sharon's shop ~White~. Love your other sweet things, too! ~Mandy

Karen said...

Looks like a wonderful day!! Also congrats on the new Somerset Studio! Loved your article.

Marilyn Miller said...

What special delights you have been given. Above all else, the friendships that have come along with those gifts.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What wonderful gifts for you and thank you for sharing the links. So happy to hear Alice's Painted White is in Romantic Homes ~ she is truly one in a million and I hope to see her praises featured many more places in the future. Beautiful old books, the photo is gorgeous.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Charming new a deal!!!!!It's always a toss up between working (Creating), and decorating....Just one big cycle that keeps me happy, cute goodies, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you, that little picture you have, of the girl and her doll... heart wrenching!! It's so adorable. :)
Beautiful blog by the way. I also like your daily inspiration. My 9 month old's middle name is Blyss, and she truly is complete happiness!


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