Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sweet Treats From Sweet Friends!

Before I get started, here is the "Weekend Funnies." I try to have a new one to put on my sidebar for the weekend. This is this week's. Who doesn't love Gladys? She is a hoot and a holler! Ok, now on with my post.....

Ding dong....ding dong....Doogie, who was at the door?

"It was the mail lady, mom ...look, she is already down the street!" I'd show you the packages, however I lost the picture of them. There were three boxes waiting for me on the porch! Oh goodie!!!! Doogs, come inside so we can open them!

I will save you with the unveiling, as I am toooooo excited about what is inside the boxes! Look at this adorable crocheted pincushion from Miss Esther Sunday (aka: Miss Esther Fancy Pants..as I call her). Esther surprised me with this sweet pincushion, however I kinda had a clue when she asked me what colors I wanted. ;) Esther, I love it so very much and it is just perfect in my house! It will also make a nice little chair for a dolly!
Check out the details...oh, don't sit down as you may be stuck by a pin or two. Look at the little crocheted doily on the back! Too cute!

For those of you who have never met Esther, you can find her lovely blog here. It is full of love, laughter (hold on to your bladder laughter) and whimsy. Esther is also making her sweet treats to buy!! Please tootle over and pay a visit to this sweet and charming woman!!!

Oh, lookie here! Who is that little Cowboy sitting on Esther's chair? I reckon he is making himself at home. Oh what did I hear? Shh...listen, I think he is talking..."I am taking a break from all of the hard work I did for Santa this year. And let me introduce the rest of the bunch here...."
There is Spunky, Jail Bait, Sam, Tinker, Tiny, and Rooty (next to me) and of course, I am Elmer Fudbutter.
Smile guys!
Now aren't they the cutest little fellers?
"Rooty, you are crowding me! Scootch your little bum aside!"


All SEVEN of these elves were sent to me by my sweet friend, Chris, who is a faithful blog reader and soon to have her own blog!!! Chris read my post about my vintage elves and saw these guys at an antique store and bought them for me. I had nooo idea either! What a sweet and happy treat to open the box to see these smiling faces peeking through. Chris, you are a sweet - Yand I love these! I will always think of you whenever I see them! Thank you, my sweet friend!


....But WAIT! There's MORE! (use the Billy voice!)

Has everyone met Michele over at Cowboys and Custard blog? Here is another blogging friend and VERY creative woman - who just so happens to live in gorgeous Bath, England! I happened upon her blog last month and was thrilled to find a collage box that she made. Oh boy, I already had my Christmas money spent when I saw it. Michele makes the most adorable boxes with different themes. Her Valentine one is precious, too!

I received my parcel the day after receiving Chris and Esther's. It felt like Christmas here!

Look at the cute wrapping and her customized ribbon. Oh, and what do I see in the little plastic bag? Scotty ribbon and three plastic scotty dogs! How cute!!!!

The adorable Cowboys and Custard Logo.
And check this out! Isn't it cute?

Here is what Michele created....A collage using all Vintage materials. Now isn't this sweet? Of course I HAD to have it! Yup! There is a little scotty. This fair haired bisque doll is named "Milly" (by Michele) and I named her dog Milligan.
Look at the details and the old Bobby Pins! Then there are the polka dots! Oh my!



Isn't she adorable? Thank you, Michele! I will treasure her forever!


Now wait, there's MORE! (yup!)


Did you see the new banner? That was sent to me from sweet Mary over at Isabella's Closet! I do believe that my blogging friends have me all figured out, wouldn't you say? Thank you, Mary, for your sweet generosity! I love the banner and it is just perfect for Sweet Cottage Dreams! Mary makes banners and sells them. If ya need a pretty little addition to your blog, check out her here.

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35 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, you are so lucky. Heidi and I are looking at your blog at the same time while talking on Skype.
She wants to steal your elves.
I love that cute doll. I wish I had that pincushion pattern. It is really nice.

Heidi said...

I love the new banner and yes it is so you! Then again I love the real thing. Tell Doogs I said looking good honey! He is just so adorable. Now you are making me extremely jealous again showing all those vintage elves! Miss Pickles the Elf just loves her little coworkers. One day I will have to try looking for them online. My mother has a few up in her attic but has no idea where. I remember them in our tree as a child.

Hugs ~
Heidi and Dagi

Cowboys & Custard said...

Becky ... Hi!
You are such a sweetie to mention my frame and thank you so much for your lovely compliments!
I am really glad you like Milly... she was one of my faves but I know she has a good home with you and Doogs...

Love
Michelexxx

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, Becky, I am blushing. I am soooo glad you like it! It was a joy for me to give it to you, my friend! The elves from Chris are precious! They make you smile looking at their sweet faces. And, the collage? Holy smokes! Amazing! Geeez, I am humbled to have been included in this post! You are loved, Ms. Becky!!!! Love, Esther (wearing "fancy pants" this morning!)

Sharon said...

Wow! What a day! You are truly blessed with such sweet friends! I love all your cute gifts. I love those elves too, I have a few and I display them at Christmas.

Your blog is adorable and I think I will add you as a favorite. You are very inspirational!

Hugs, Sharon

PattieJ said...

Man o man you sure hit the jackpot this week!! Lucky you!!! I LOVE all of your goodies!!! I want them all!! LOL!

Pattie :)

the feathered nest said...

Darling banner - it's so you! Those elves are so cute - they just make you smile looking at them!

Manuela

Back Through Time said...

Looks like you got some wonderful things from some great friends! The banner is just adorable, and perfect for you:-)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Michelle

Shelley said...

Hello Becky, what a sweet banner Mary made for you. Fits your blog to a T. I love the little pin cushion chair, and the Shadow box is just adorable. I will go check out her blog. Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us.

Blessings,Shelley

Denise said...

Did I sleep through the winter and spring and fall and is it Christmas again........ oh shoot.... I missed it........ boy what a day you had.......All the things are too cute........... Your banner is wonderful......
I am just loving this blogdom..

hugsxoxoxo

Our Back Porch said...

Woweeee!! What awesome goodies you received! I went by the visit Michele's blog.....OMGosh, I have been to Bath and it is the charming place!! I long to go back there, and I enjoyed her blog soooo much. Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Rebecca

a*LiTtLe*MuCH said...

hi, i just ran across your blog and was so excited to see your love for scotties! i have a scottie and a westie- so i had to gasp! when i saw your banner! i have loved and collected scotties (and some other carefully-selected terriers) for nearly 30 years. however, about 10 years ago, i finally became a westie mommy then a few years later, a scottie mommy!
aren't they just the BEST??!! : )
karri
@
*a*LiTtLe*MuCH*

Beeswax, said...

Whos been a lucky girl then!
Bet you felt so happy at the kindness of some folk, they all never cease to amaze me, we have such a lovely bunch of girls in our big circle, yep,what a bunch...
Cowboys and Custard items are a pure delight, so original , love the scotty in it, wonder why you choose that one?...lol
Your other items are just as adorable, that pin cushion is like something out of a fairy tale,so so sweet...and a banner to boot, well what a day for you Becky, hope doog didn;t feel left out..
will e-mail u soon,
loads of loven hugs flying your way from miserable Scotland xxxKathxxx

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love all the goodies esp. the collage!! I'm glad you are enjoying everything,,,,that pincushion is darling too!!
Blessings,
Robin

Beeswax, said...

Oye,Doogs mate,it's Ellie Ralph here from Scotland, check out our moms page! we have left a woofy laugh for you,loads of wruuffers, Ellie n Ralph, xxx

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky! Your gorgeous new banner is just perfect for you :)!! And all your goodies, far too cute! Love the elves and Milly and Milligan are soooo adorable, you were so right! Love Doogs on the lawn waiting for the postie, too cute he is, big cuddle from all of us and one huge one for you too! :) Jenn and Jacqui

Kerrie said...

This blog land has such beautiful endearing people, what a comfort to your heart and soul Becky...and that darling Doogie I love him...he melts my heart...(smile)

bj said...

ooooo, I just love all your treats. Wow...it must have been such fun to open all these up. You will enjoy all of them so much.
Doogs is so precious....
hugs, bj

Feenwerkstatt said...

The little chair is SO pretty...
...and I love Micheles collage, a great present, you are glad to have such a nice friend :0)

Love, Anja

Michelle said...

Becky, what a day! You received so many goodies..thanks for sharing! I collect pixies too, so your new group made me smile (love their names :)..

I'm going to pay a visit to all your gift givers.

Michelle

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

My goodness, you have a ton of yummy goodies there! I love the pincushion from Esther and the elves and don't even get me started on that box! Lucky girl!

Hugs,
Dena

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

lovely blog and cute art!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

WoW! I'd like to meet your mailman!! What fun stuff he brings. I so remember those little elves--my Mom had one on a Christmas vignette that sat on our TV. And what a cute little pin cushion from Esther, and the sweet vintage collage. WoW again!
Fun touring your little piece of blog-land.
Blessings~
Cathy

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Thank you.....Blissful Elements made both banners cheap!

Susie said...

You always have the cutest things to share. I have a set of those elves that are about 60 years old (they were Grandma's) Yours are so cute...
xo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your new banner!! And look at all those wonderful goodies you received! What talented ladies!
Penny

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I LOVE your new shadow box!! Just so adorable!! I adore scotty dogs and I love Millie, too!!
Michelle

Elaine L. said...

Oh, Wow! Everything is WONDERFUL!
Seriously, you are one lucky ducky.

~elaine~

Cottage Contessa said...

Wow! You are a lucky lady indeed to receive such lovely things from these amazing women!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Counting Your Blessings said...

Mary does such a great job with her banners! I'm excited to have two of them give away this week. Your little Doogs is darling and your gifts... I LOVE getting those kinds of packages! Blessings.. .Polly

theinspiredroom said...

Love your new banner!

And what wonderful gifts you have received!

Good to see Mr. Doogs watching for the mail. I love him.

xo

She'sSewPretty said...

oh!! I love that pin cushion. Esther has been hiding her light under a bushel or something like that. I'm gonna go have a talk with her next!
I was just at Ragged Roses and she had one of those collage boxes. So cute! I went to Cowboys and Custards and they are gone. I'll have to wait my turn. Your Valentine collage is adorable!
As for the elves! Wow!

Heidi Ann said...

Wow - there is a heck of a lot of CUTENESS!! Absolutely adorable chair pin cushion, and that shadow box!! And, yes, your banner is so sweet and perfect!

Lallee said...

I think Santa must have circled back to your house! What wonderful goodies you have there. I love them all~crochet, Scotties, blog header~all just great. Can't wait to meet another Scottie lover!

Sending an email tomorrow! The past week has been INSANE schedule-wise!

Hugs,
Lallee

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

...must have just missed this post....love the pincushion (you know I am crazy about pc's, I should crochet one of those for myself - I have a pattern somewhere), love the very cute doll (I also collect dolls), love the elves (I bought some recently and now I have a small collection of those!) love the banner - everything, lucky lady! ..... cheers, Marian