Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some Sweet Delights....

Hi there! I'm back and trying my darn-dest to shake off the nasty little flu creature that seems to be desperately hanging on to every cell in my body. Little bugger just doesn't get the hint that I don't want him around anymore. Kind of like getting rid of the old clingy boyfriend that used to give the most awful wet and mushy kisses. Blagh! Know what I mean, jellybean?
I would like to thank everyone who has sent their get well wishes my way. Laughter is THE BEST medicine and I had a lot of spoon fulls of chuckles with comments left. Thank you!

Blogging sure has brought a positive element to our world and I am a very lucky recipient of such sweet graces. The photo above and below is a recent giveaway that I won from the sweet and creative Elyse. It is a little organizer set that she made from a can. I just love it and it will be perfect on my desk. Elyse recently opened her ETSY shop and sells some lovely "tinkered treasures" (isn't that cute?) on her site.
As if winning the set wasn't enough, she also blessed me with this Treasured Blogger award. Of course, I just LOVE the cottage! Thank you so much, Elyse!!! xo

Now the next few pictures are treasures sent all the way from Magnolia, Texas from my very precious friend, Kathy!! Many of you may have had the treat of getting to see her home at her sister Tina's blog. Kathy and I first met when she bought Tina a pottery vase from me on eBay and we have been friends ever since. Kathy is very creative and made the wonderful flower vase pictured above.
My husband had to pick up the enormous box that she sent. It was chock FULL of all kinds of amazing things!
Scotty book ends, a Scottish Santa, vintage scotty picture and a sweet bottle with a vintage picture of a girl and a dog....
...a little creamer and two scotty ornaments. Not shown is a fabulous scotty dog stocking holder that will hold little Duhgall's stocking next year. She also sent a wonderful white rooster and a little silver bird. Kathy, you have a heart of gold and I love everything!!! Thank you! xo
Now Jean in Virginia - sweet Jean - is a frequent visitor to many in blogland and I am richly blessed to have her as a blog friend. Jean surprised me with a sweet parcel that held a darling Scottish Santa and a little scotty dog soap. She also sent scotty cookie cutters and a little notepad, of which I put away already. Jean has a little Cairn Terrier by the name of Maggie. If only Doogs could meet Maggie - I know his heart would be skipping beats because she is quite the blonde beauty! Jean, you know I just love my presents and thank you so very much!! xo
Miss Lallee (aka Miss Laura) surprised me a beautiful gift of one of her crocheted scarfs (I have it on in the photo below) and this fabulous handmade ornament. Look closely, that is Duhgall in the center!!! Clever Lallee saved one of the pictures I had posted on my blog and used it in the ornament. Needless to say, I just giggled when I opened it!!! She also sells adorable handmade creations on her ETSY, so go and check it out if you haven't already done so. Laura, thank you sweet friend! xoBelow is a lovely bookmark that the loving and delightful Denise surprised me with. It is my very favorite color and will come in handy to keep my place while reading. Denise is a sweet Christian woman with a beautiful and heartfelt blog. Thank you, sweet Denise! xo

Miss Jean gave me several sweet gifts this year - some of which are all eaten and others put away. However, these sweet Wheaten Scotty Dog shakers will remain out all of the time. She thinks I need to have more white scotty things around the house being as someday I would like to have a Wheaten Scotty dog. For now though, this pair is pretty cheap to maintain and don't make little potty or pee messes. :) Thank you, Miss Jean - oh, and Mr. In The Garden and Maggie, too!
The little bird ornaments were made by the very talented, Eileen! They are love birds and I love them! Eileen made them from vintage feedsack fabrics and added little bells as their feet. Eileen is another blogger that I met this year when I entered her Summer Stash Quilt Challenge. Eileen is quite the accomplished seamstress herself! Thank you, Eileen. xoAll the way from The Land Down Under came this very kind award! Kate, thank you so, so much for sharing this award with me! You sure made my day all the brighter with this sweet treat! I am honored and still smiling at your sweet gesture! xo


((hugs)) and :0 laughter your way!


Lorri said...

Such a wonderful treat to see all of your gifts. You have very special friends! I really enjoyed your post and went to Tina's blog to see Kathy's home. Very beautiful! Enjoy your treasures and have a wonderful weekend.

Barb said...

Hope you feel better soon,loved seeing all your beautiful treasures. Take care.....Barb

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

You are a very blessed girl with such sweet thoughtful friends! Enjoyed seeing all your wonderful treasures.


DogTwitterer ( said...

Love the bearded bagpiper. Perfect for Robbie Burns Day. Which reminds me, Happy Robbie Burns day from the Scottish Terrier and Dog News.

Leigh said...

What gifts you have....not the material ones, though they are nice, but in the people. What joy!

Jean said...

Becky, Hope that nasty old bug gets tired of hanging on real soon.
You got lots of treasures from your blog buddies because we consider you a great treasure too.Your blog is always a delight to read, and Maggie Mae said thanks so much for the compliment and she wishes she could meet that handsome lad of yours too. Have a great evening.
Love Ya!
Jean in Virginia

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What beautiful treats! I know they will all find wonderful places in your home. Did you get my email I sent your way? cherry

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

how sweet are our blogging friends! So glad you are feeling you have a new look to your blog? It looks wonderful! I've been away from blogging for a while.....but I love the photo of yourself up in the corner! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Becky Boo.I am sorry to hear your feeling bad. I hope you get well soon.Thanks for posting all of your treasures. How sweet of you and nice to see what everyone sends you. What nice gifts. It is because your so sweet. Thanks and love,Kathy

Mimi Sue said...

Love all your sweet doggy things. Kathy's home is chock full of beautiful things. It was such a treat to see it in Tina's blog. Mimi

Sal said...

Love all your gifts..especially the little Scottie.
I hope you feel better soon..I still have not thrown it off comnpletely...that's a a month now!
Take care ;-)

Kathleen Grace said...

What wonderful things! All those pretty packages must have surely made you feel a little better as you tried to recuperate. Just keep resting, I hope you shake the rest of that nasty flu soon! Keeping you in my prayers:>)

the wild raspberry said...

are ya sure those bells are feet?

lorhen82 said...

Those clothespins are so awesome! I've been following your blog through Google Reader, but I noticed I hadn't hit your follow link. So I'm now officially on your list! ~Lori

Elyse said...

hi becky,

it's a drag how these bugs can really hang on. i have had a cough since halloween.

i not only enjoyed your tour of sweet delights but am happy to be a part of it. it is so nice getting to know you.

i love the bird ornaments with the little bell feet. so clever!!!

feel better, sweetie!


A Thing for Roses said...

Dearest Becky,

Hope you are feeling better very soon. Loved seeing all of your little gifties. You are so deserving of them and of all the sweet blog awards you receive. Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I'm thinking about you.



Sue said... sure hit the gift jackpot....How do i become friends with these very generous people? Lucky You!!! Hope you'll be feeling better soon, it has been awhile since you got sick...

Rochelle said...

Such sweet treats that came your way! Lucky girl! :)

Eileen said...

See? We all love you.. even that nasty mr Flu Bug. Hope you can get rid of him soon!!
Lovely gifts from everyone.. you have so many wonderful friends. :-)
I love the white scottie shakers too.

SweetAnnee said...

great gifts
and so YOU!!!
Hope you're better soon

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all of your precious gifts from all of your precious friends. You are really blessed....but I am sure you already know that. :-) Debbi

Storybook Woods said...

Such sweet gifts, for a sweet girl. Clarice

skoots1mom said...

love your pics...
i got a pic up today of my "new pups" Checks and Dolly... :)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

See what happens, I take a little break from blogging and I don't find out until now that you were sick!!!I hope your feeling 100% soon! OH~~ I love those close pins,
how cute is that!!!I think that one of the qualification of being a blogger is you have to be sweet, because I haven't met one that's not.
Take care of yourself,

Liz said...

Wow! That's quite a haul! I love all of it. Glad your starting to feel better!


Lallee said...

What wonderful gifts. I love them all. I'll be sharing mine from you towards the end of the week. My banner is still in the breakfast room. Just couldn't take it down. LOL I'm so sorry I missed all your sick days. I hope you are much better now.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Becky, It' me again I dropped by again. I wanted to tell you how beautiful your banner is. It's just BEAUTIFUL!

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for sharing all your treasures. I love your comment concerning thinks positive in relation to blogging. I love coming by and visiting you guys. Your photos of the "boy" are always so fun! Thanks for sharing and brightening my day. You always make me smile.
Many Blessings,