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Monday, April 26, 2010

AN UNEXPECTED BLESSING


The thoughtfulness and generosity
of bloggers continues to amaze me!

About a week ago, the lovely Sandi of
A Cottage Muse asked for my address.
Little did I know she was planning something amazing,
and this past Friday, I discovered an unexpected treasure in my mailbox...


This darling gal had sent me the two skeleton keys,
the door knocker, and the doorknob you see in this photo, along with this note...



Is that not the sweetest?
I certainly never expected this...when I feature a fellow blogger,
I figure they're doing me a favor, too!
They're providing with me inspiration,
not to mention gorgeous images to place on my own  blog!




Thank you, Sandi...you'd better believe that each time
I see these thoughtful treasures,
I'll be keeping my eyes on the prize...Fiona and Twig, the Shop!

And I had one more incredible image I just had to share with all of you-
another scan for you to get all crafty with. Click to enlarge, then right click to save.


How amazing is that cover, I ask you???

I grabbed this 1912 book at a garage sale
a few weeks back for...get this...50 cents!
I simply had to have it for the killer cover alone,
and I knew instantly that it would be a fab gift
for all your crafty guys and gals out there. Enjoy!

I'm off for the day, I have a pretty exciting adventure
I'm headed out on this evening. I can't wait to share with all of you later this week!

Have a beautiful Monday!

19 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

awww how sweet!
have fun on your big adventure!
gail

Jake said...

What a thoughtful gift to receive you must have been thrilled!

Jackie

A Cottage Muse said...

An adventure! Can't wait to hear!! Betty looks lovely, just like you ~thank you for the kind words ~ you are the best!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Everyone in this wonderful world of bloggins is just so generous and caring.
We are all so blessed to have found each other.
Love your post and looking forward to hearing about your evening.
Love
Maggie

Theresa said...

Oh Anne, what a sweet and thoughtful gift from Sandi! I love the Bingo cards! It is hard to find them not that all of the crafters are grabbing them:) Thanks for the image and I'll return the favor! Have a blessed day my friend!

trash talk said...

I'm with you...the biggest gift is all the wonderful people that we wouldn't get the opportunity to meet otherwise...('course presents are always nice, right?).
Debbie
P.S. You're still on a winning streak!

Marydon Ford said...

... isn't she the sweetest ever! Beautiful friends & loving hearts ...

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~Hugs in love, Marydon

Debby said...

What a great gift, our blogging buddies are the best. I can hardly wait to hear about your fun adventure.
debby

sassytrash said...

What a sweet gift and note! Thanks for sharing the book cover, too---P.G. Wodehouse is my absolute favorite British author!! His stories are so funny and always upbeat--I even go back and re-read them all every few years.

Kate said...

Anne,
You are a doll to all of us. Your love and friendship is truly our unexpected blessing as well. Have a beautiful week!!!

Kate
xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

OK, I adore this background, thanks for playing last night, especially the "background from hell"! I'm home, give me a call when you're not busy. What a sweet gal Sandi is. What a wonderful reminder that one day you'll find your own place!
love ya,
Debra

Laurie said...

Hi, Anne! I love the door knocker, keys and door knob - when we moved into our 1908 home 26 years ago, the front door was locked with a skeleton key and the former owners didn't leave it, so my husband got a similar key from a second hand shop and it worked! Not sure if that was good or bad! :) We don't have a doorbell, so I have been considering a knocker - wanna sell it?

Check out Maya's birthday pics on my blog - she turned 2 on Sunday!
Hugs,
Laurie

Creations By Cindy said...

So sweet and thoughtful! Be blessed. Cindy

Linda said...

That is so sweet! I just love bloggers and how we love, respect and have fun together!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Very sweet! Sandi is good people! =)

Jeanine

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful heartfelt note from Sandi, and such thoughtful gifts.

winnibriggs said...

That was a really lovely gesture. Cant wait to hear about your big adventure, back to catch up soon.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne, this is so wonderful, what gorgeous treasures!!!!! The goodness always returns to you girl.... hugs and love, Dawn

Lisa said...

Oh how cool! The book is great too! My mom had an Alice in Wonderland set that she wanted to get rid of!!!! I took it! It is really great to have old treasures!
Hugs, Lisa

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