Thursday, November 20, 2008

Heart-felt Gifts

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I received a package earlier in the week from Mary (unfortunately, she doesn't have a blog). When I opened it up and saw this beautiful little platter my jaw dropped! It's so beautiful and I love platters. I don't have very many blue and white platters and I've wanted more.

Then I unwrapped the next item and saw this cute little cottage ornament. When I read the little tag she attached to it...well...I got all choked up! It says: "From my home to yours, I hope you get your dream cottage!" I just got all choked up again just typing this!!! This little Christmas ornament will be staying out all year long and the little tag will always be on it...even when (notice I said when & not if) I get my dream cottage, as a reminder that dreams do come true! Thank you Mary, you probably had no idea your gift would touch me the way it has!
The wonderful women I have met through this blog is the best thing about blogging!!!!

49 comments:

Susan said...

What sweet gifts. She must be a caring, lovely person.

Stacey said...

What a beautiful sweet gift.

Patty. said...

How sweet, it's amazing the friendships you make and you have never met the person. But they are friends none the less, who are touched by your story and respond to it because they have either been there or are going through the same thing. Patty.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

The platter is beautiful . Don't you just love blogging, there are so many wonderful people out there. Keeping my finers crossed for you Cindy.

Mildred said...

What thoughtful gifts. Each new friend I make through blogging is a treasure. The good wishes, thoughts and prayers of so many from around the country are very much appreciated. Blessings to you dear friend today.

chez sheri said...

I'm getting teary-eyed over here! Reading today's blog was like watching those Hallmark commercials that are out around the holidays. They choke me up, too!
-Sheri

southernbelle said...

Such a sweet token of friendship
given to you. There is such a great
closeness shared between friends
even in blogland. So many caring
and loving people out there....priceless !!!! Love the
platter and little cottage.
Mimi

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

How wonderful! The blog world creates such great connections that evolve into friendships. The cottage ornament is adorable. Desiree

Terri and Bob said...

Cindy, that is the sweetest thing to have happen! The platter and the ornament are so YOU! Well deserved!

Sweet Designs said...

Aw, that was a wonderful gift from the heart, and you definately deserve it.

Penny said...

Beautiful Platter and cottage ~
Blessings sometimes arrive in unexpected packages, you know !
Enjoy ~

glimpse of my world said...

That is so wonderful of her to send such a sweet gift! I am sure your dream cottage is coming soon.. when you least expect it .. there it will be for you..

Blessings from Texas!

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
How great for you! The little cottage is SO precious. Gives me goose bumps.!! Enjoy!
Sandyt

Happy To Be said...

Cindy...how sweet this is !! I love the platter girl and the cottage s just darling and you will get your dream girl as good things happen to good people..thanks for sharing yet another great post..have a blessed day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,

I got choked up just reading your blog today. It just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when someone does a simple, yet thoughtful self-less thing just "for you". The ornament was such a sweet idea.

I checked out the "foodie" blog. That looks like so much fun. I didn't have time to read too much of it... but I think it would be a great way to spend quality time with people we know and love. I'm thinking I might be interested in starting on here on my side of the planet.

God bless you and your sweet heart Cindy. You are truly blessed and it's so nice to be a "spectator" to your dreams coming true.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful gift...and the sentiment is so heartfelt. I just loved hearing this story, thanks for sharing!!

Stephanie

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

check out the december issue of Country Living page 102..it is so up your alley..I instantly thought of you...:>)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful sweet gift...

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Ahhhh thst is soooo sweet and I love the fact that you will be leaving the tag on it as a reminder some day when you have your own cute little cottage dreams come true! I can't wait to visit it some day(;
Hugs~Kelly

Lynne said...

These are just the sweetest gifts..How thoughtful of her to know your personality and your dreams.. hugs ~lynne~

tam said...

Awww how beautiful-the gift and the friendship!
~Tam :D

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Lovely post. I agree . . . the best part about blogging is the wonderful people you get the know.

~ Karen

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful of Mary!

Karin

Carolyn said...

Love your gifts.So nice that you have made many friends all over the world.
Take care,
Carolyn

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

That is just a heart-warming note! I would be choked up too.
Brenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How nice of her. Love the platter.She obviously picked the gifts just for you. Never give up your wish, to have your dream cottage someday!

Becky said...

Your tree should be filled with sweet little cottages as we all are wishing for your dreams to come true.
Becky

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is so sweet~~~ I think that we all hope that you get your dream cottage. Not only do you deserve a cottage but a cottage deserves you!
Take care,
Ginger

salmagundi said...

That platter is wonderful - a great addition to your current home!! Sally

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
Isn't it fun to receive something in the mail like that? You may not have your own cottage (yet) but you are one lucky lady to have so many friends that care about you.
Ginger

Miss Janice said...

That is exactly what creative gifting is all about--thinking about the recipient and what "they" want! I love that gift...both the plate and the ornament. Bless her heart!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

People are so sweet and dear!

Michele said...

What a sweet woman to think of the perfect gifts for you! The platter is beautiful, but I know that cottage is what really touched your heart. I love your thought of writing when and not if as I totally believe if you put out positive vibes into the universe instead of negative ones, then your dream is more likely to come true. I hope yours comes true sooner rather than later!

Hugs,
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Such sweet, thoughtful, and beautiful gifts. From one lovely person to another.

Charmingdesigns said...

Isn't blogging just the best!!! Laurie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Such a great reminder of all the wonderful people that are out there! I think they should be putting things like this in the news instead of all the negative- inspire us to expand and live beyond ourself!

blessings
mary

Anonymous said...

How lucky you are to have such wonderful friends, but then to have them, you must be a wonderful friend. The plate was beautiful.

Barbara

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,

I tried to submit a comment to your foodie blog and after I typed the message, I got the error message that said that I was restricted from leaving a comment... that you had to be a "member of the group" to leave a message. So, I'm asking if you would be so kind as to forward my comment below to your group. I really enjoyed looking over the blog site. However, if you don't feel comfortable forwarding my comment, I totally understand.

Kind regards,
PS

Hi,

I'm Penny. I found you all through Cindy's blog. I truly enjoyed your latest blog entry about the tamale making party.

I had once been invited to a dinner club with my husband, but we didn't feel comfortable about the people who would be there. We declined the invite.

My curiosity was peeked when I read your blog. I am inspired to try to figure out a way to do something similar... not necessarily the tamale party, but just the idea of people getting together over food. Is your group a mix of male and female or is it all female? Just curious actually.

I've bookmarked your blog so I will be able to check in to see how much fun you all are having without me. (Smile)

Penny Sue

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

I love that gorgeous platter! And I love the lil' cottage ornament even better. How sweet and loving a gift! You will get your cottage! hugs, Ellen

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I had to grab a hanky.... Mary is one sweet and thoughtful lady.

Elzie said...

What a beautiful gift. Yes, blogging is just amazing. You meet so many lovely people out there.
I hope you have a very nice Friday evening.
Love Elzie

ann said...

HOW VERY PRECIOUS.ISN'T IT AWESOME TO GET A GIFT YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING?THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME THIS WEEK.I ALSO POSTED IT ON MY BLOG.YES---I HAVE ONE NOW TOO.HAD TO JOIN THE REST OF MY FRIENDS....ANN

Belinda said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift. Blogging friends are special indeed. The platter is perfect for your home, and the little cottage is as cute as can be, with the heartfelt sentiment behind it making it even more special. :-)

Deborah said...

I can see that you would be choked up...I would have cried had I been the one to receive that precious little cottage! What a loving friend!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, how thoughtful and so sweet, I love the dish but the cottage is the greatest gift of all. Oh lovely tears for you.

Mary said...

OMG, that platter is gorgeous! How wonderful is this blogging community that we can reach out and really touch someone we have never even met?! I can't wait to see the cottage you get one day, because I'm sure we will ALL love watching you decorate it! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Cindy,
I visit here often but don't always take the time to leave a comment. What a sweet person she is to have sent this to you! And that little cottage...I know it just made your heart swell!
I had a fellow blog friend do something very sweet for me this week as well and it just moved me beyond words. I'll blog about it soon but I could really understand your feelings on this post!
Robin

Anonymous said...

I remember that Martha Stewart show.

I saw those same plates in brown at a TJMaxx when I was visiting my daughter in the 'city'. I did not get them, went back 2 weeks later and they were gone! I'd love to have them in red. They did have some pink transferware, but that does not match my Christmas things.

I will keep hunting!

Connie

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
What a thoughtful thing for Mary to do. You are very blessed to have readers send you things like that. It just shows how much they all enjoy your blog and appreciate you.
Hugs, Rhondi