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Monday, November 8, 2010

Gratitude, Part One...


I have some long overdue thanks to give
to a wonderful group of ladies,
generous gals who have blessed me beyond measure in recent days.
I've been the recipient of some amazing bloggy love,
and it's my privilege to now share
their generosity with all of you.

From the beautiful Tracey at French Larkspur
I discovered a little something extra tucked in when I received my issue
of Jeanne d'Arc Living last month...

{over-the-top incredible presentation as always, Tracey!}

You see the smaller package on the right?
Know what was inside?

Look what Tracey tucked in as an amazingly thoughtful housewarming gift...


What a fabulous little book this is! I've worn it out from thumbing it so much.
Thank you, thoughtful, dear Tracey!

But lest you think she's the only generous blogger out there, think again.

One of the sweetest gals ever, Shelly of Bungalow Bling,
mailed me awhile back to say that she had
thought of me right away when she came upon a completely darling vintage cocktail dress.

So whaddaya think Shell did???
That's right, she sent  it to me!


It's *perfection* Shell, I adore it and all the other
incredible goodies you tucked inside, gracias!

But the love doesn't stop here, no ma'am...

My lovely friend Melanie of Pretties and Posies not only sent me these
wonderful tulip bulbs...


But she also made a donation to the American Cancer Society in my name!
Darling Melanie honored several of her friends with this incredible gesture, 
and I really cannot think of a better gift. Thank you, Mel!

So do I have some fabulous friends or what ???

I still have a whole 'nother post coming up filled with even more  riches 
I've received from blog buddies in recent days, and I can't wait to share it all with you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


40 comments:

cityfarmer said...

well hey
send me your address
I'll give ya the moon!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

There is a wealth of generosity out there and I am so happy to see gestures of it everywhere. What a great group of thoughtful women. Love your presents!

XO,
Jane

Tammy said...

You deserve it Sweet Anne!
Tammy :-)

Sue said...

You ARE very blessed with attitudes of gratitude!

Take care, Sue

Kate said...

You are blessed and and so am I to know you and call you friend.

xoxo
Kate

trash talk said...

Beautiful gifts from beautiful friends...it doesn't get any sweeter.
Debbie
P.S. The ACS donation is a truly thoughtful gift.

Libbie said...

Anne you are loved! You really are!

Karena said...

Anne, you give so much, isn't it great when you have friends that think of you too!

Come read a great interview, then enter my latest giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Anne... YOU Deserve It ALL!*!*! You are one "Special Cookie" ~Your Blog just radiates LOVE!*!*!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Anne, I don't have your new address. Send it to me at:Emptynesttales@gmail.com. It is fun to send blog friends things in the mail. Love all your treasures you have gotten. That is wonderful. I have been blessed too and have received so many great things in the mail from my blog buddies. Have a nice week. Love & blessings from NC!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*So sweet of you to thank those lovely ladies!! YOU deserve all of those special surprises and more Anne!! HUGS~ Rachel ~*~*

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a thoughtful bunch of friends. You are so blessed :)

Charlene said...

Nothing better than BLOGGY LOVE! I was going down HWY 281 to & from San Antonio this past weekend & I thought of you. Can't wait until I can stop & see this wonderful new NEST of yours. HUGS!
Charlene

north pal said...

Bless you Anne! Bestest,Denise

Joanna said...

Lovely gifts, lovely friends, lovely post.

Have a great day,

x

helle said...

I´m so happy that you´re receiving so much kindness from your blogging friends. So much love out there, thats for sure.

Sooo wonderful gifts, all og them!!

Love from here too!
Helle

It's me said...

O yes !! their are so many nice people in blogging world !!! i get also much presents each time.....do you like the Jeanne d'Arc Magazine???...let me know...... I'm curious about it........lovely day darling.........love Ria....

Becky said...

How nice Anne!There are lovely blogging friends here.So many people are so thoughful,I see you have found just a few.Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us all.


Have a beautiful day!

sara said...

the wrapping on those packages are so so lovely!
how lucky to have such wonderful friends

Vicki said...

Such sweet gifts. It is nice to know your are loved, isn't it? Have a great day sweet, Anne!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey girl,
I'm behind on my comments due to my massive buying trip (which btw included a rusty scale for my friend, who luvs ya baby?). So here I go, in no particular order.
I knew that barn held some cool S&^%!
Yes, your spoiled. But you deserve it! I wanna see you stut your stuff in that cocktail dress.
Those bulbs were a perfect gift for the farmhouse. Now you'll think of her every spring!
Accumulations was awesome! What a bunch of coolness! Talk to you later! Lisa

Alice said...

So sweet of them to send these lovely gifts! It just goes to show what a deserving person you are. I consider myself lucky to have stumbled upon your blog.

Lululiz said...

Isn't it just wonderful to be blessed with such thoughtful, generous friends.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such wonderful friends anne! Blogging is such a blessing!
XO
Kristin

Theresa said...

WOW, great bloggy friends! That dress is just too precious! All of the gifts are wonderful, thoughtful and darling! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Blogging people are just the best!!

time-worn interiors said...

Blogging friends are the best!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Firefly Hill said...

such lovely things from some very lovely ladies!
You deserve it though...you are very lovely too!

xo,

annie

A Cottage Muse said...

You are going to knock Mr. Twig's socks off in that LBD!!!

sissie said...

Anne, you are such a lovely person that I am not surprised that you have received so many wonderful gifts. Bloggers are the best!

hugs
Sissie

Jen Kershner said...

You ARE a lucky girl! I don't think I've seen that book but now I'm going to be searching it out!

Beatnheart said...

It proves that what comes around goes around. You always take the time out of your busy life to personally email me. You make people feel special...that is just one of the reasons you get so much love back...

Debra@Common Ground said...

shucks honeybun, we all just love ya! That LBD is darn cute, I bet Mr. T would just love you in THAT!
xo,
D

Charlene said...

YOU are sooooooooooooo funny! Calf Fries???? NO!!!!!!!! She wasn't that brave. I thought we were doing good to get her to eat MEAT!!!!! Like I said... so many of them live on Rabbit Food... HUGS! Charlene

Heaven's Walk - said...

I'm so glad that you're "feeling the love", Anne! We ALL love you, girl! Isn't it just the greatest feeling to receive all that love from your blog-sisters??? xxoxoxoxoxo! The thoughtfulness that comes from them all continues to amaze and delight me to no end.....Time for a group hug!!!!!!! lol!

xoxo laurie

Privet and Holly said...

Dear Anne, I am a
TOTAL believer in
positive energy
sent coming back to
you and no where is
this more evident
than here at F&T.
Enjoy all of these
little blessings...
You've earned them
with your sunny outlook
and kind words!!
xx Suzanne

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Anne.....aren't blogging buddies the best!!

Xo

Jo

Air Kiss said...

Look at you with all those nice new goodies! You deserve it~ your a sweet gal. Did you get my e-mail?
:) Lara

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Yipeee for you! How fun to get these goodies. king of makes your heart want to sin! Love that little black number....oooh la la....that should make your hubby lose his breath for a moment! Big smile.
Blessings...giggle giggle
Debbie

Fearless Nester said...

Such beautiful treasures from these awesome ladies! Enjoy! xoxo ~Lili

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