Monday, May 17, 2010

with a thankful heart...

I
have been given
some very special gifts.




 mother's day roses
 from my girls
they get prettier by the day




And I won a giveaway!


Or a giveback 
as Shelly from Sweet Pea 
called it.








It arrived 
in this gorgeous brown hatbox.


It was filled with goodies:
yummy lotions, a candle, and one of her favorite cd's



a wonderful unique frog 
(I've never seen one like it before)
 a cool metal "R"
beautifully handstamped ribbon
some cute tags
awesome vintage clock faces

and my favorite of all

a square (my first) brown transfer butter pat
(I have just started a butter pat collection!)
~
I was blown away by her generous heart!



THANK YOU, Shelly!

And then I was so touched.
Sandi, of Wayside Treasures,
 sent me this book.


just because.


She thought of me and all of our trials
when she saw it.
I didn't get very far into it before the tears were flowing.
It is so encouraging.


"God is waiting outside the door of your heart to walk you through the rain.  This may not be what you would have chosen, but it will be a journey you will always remember."


Thanks, Sandi!





22 comments:

Annesphamily said...

You are very well loved! Anne

Linda said...

What a nice post, Rene! Made me smile...thanks for sharing!

Melly said...

Beautiful treasures for a beautiful lady :)
hugs
Melly:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

yeap, you are very well loved! I love your roses in the vase.. the vase look soooo beautiful!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Hi Rene, what truly beautiful things to receive in the mail. That would have lifted you up!! I know it would me :0)
alicia

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What great friends, and such wonderful gifts!!! I just wanted to tell you I have visited your blog several times, and I just love it, you have such gorgeous pictures. I always love to just go back and look at them again, and again! Blessings~~~Daphne

A Cottage Muse said...

What beautiful gifts! Enjoy them you deserve it! Sandi is so kind ~ I call her my fairy blog mother!

Crystal said...

What a nice way to start out the week!!! Your gifts are beautiful!!!

FlowerLady said...

What sweet gifts you received.

I agree, you are very well loved.

FlowerLady

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Rene ~ those are precious and you are blessed sweet friend ~
xoxo
Lori

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What great items you've received and you are right, your roses are prettier by the day. Isn't that Shelley the sweetest, she's one of my best friends!

sweetpea said...

Rene', I am so glad all arrived safely and that you are pleased. I hoped you would love the butter pat. Thanks for entering my giveback.

Hugs,

Shelley

Sandi said...

You have some beautiful goodies there Rene! The roses and hatbox are gorgeous. I am glad you like the book. I ordered another one to have on hand. I kinda glanced through yours and I think it is a neat encouraging book. Hope you are having a good day today!!
Hugs~

jonny said...

Your roses are very beautiful! Congratulations I love everything you received. The book looks wonderful. Have a great day Sincerely, Jonny

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous flowers and wonderful gifts from blog friends. Thank you for sharing the quote from the dear, little book. It was just what I needed today.
~Adrienne~

It's me said...

Sweet gifts for a sweet lady..............hugs from Ria

Claudia said...

Congratulations - what beautiful gifts from your friends!

xo
Claudia

Paula said...

Dear Rene,
The roses your girl's gave you are so pretty! Your vignette and photos are gorgeous! Love all of your pretty things you won and the book your friend sent you too. Thank you for sharing! Love, Paula

Diane said...

Another beautiful post! You ARE blessed.
More blessings,
Diane

Pamela said...

Just came across your blog it's lovely! I'm now a follower!
Come over for a visit sometime.
Pamela from French Buttons!

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Thanks for sharing, Rene! From the beautiful treasures to sharing the Treasure for all of us!!! deb

Julie said...

How beautiful!