Sunday, February 27, 2011

unexpected gifts

Bloggers have giveaways which is a very cool thing.
Giveaways are gifts from bloggers thanking us from tuning in.
I won these freshwater pink and white pearls
They are beautiful and it was amazing to get these in the mail
from someone I have only met recently in blogland.
An unexpected gift came from a new blogger friend.
 Cindy, from Cindy's Fractured Fairy Tale asked 
if she could send me"a little something" and this amazing oil painting
came right to my door and now is in my kitchen reminding me
of how real blogger friendships are.
This painting has inspired my 9 yr old SS (step-son) and me to 
start painting our own works of art. We take Cindy's painting into the dining room
and set up our paints and look at her brush strokes, the light and the shadows.
Truly a thoughtful and inspiring gift.
Imagine my surprise 
when Jami from Freckled Laundry reached out to me.
She wanted to send me something too!! 
The pretty package arrived yesterday wrapped in toile tissue paper with her 
signature gift tag wrapped in twine.
Inside were two of her clay tags with French lettering! 
One spelled out lavender with aromatic sprigs 
attached by lace ribbon and the other simply said, My Friend.
Small reminders of how real this blogging world is....
big reminders of how large people's hearts can be.


  1. Oh wow Amy! That is so very nice and I also think it is a reflection of the wonderful friend that YOU are to them. It is good to be able to see the love and goodness in this world when we can often focus on what is wrong (the news, etc.). What a lovely post! ;)

  2. What precious and special gifts from friends in blogland. There are some of the most genuine and caring people here and they uplift us everyday. Beautiful gifts. Hugs, Marty

  3. How wonderful! You must feel so blessed! I won my first giveaway last week and made a new friend! There are some really special ladies out here in blogland!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. It must be a good feeling that you have touched people's lives that they wish to send you such lovely gifts.
    I want to thank you, I just finished painting my Living room and I found the color on your blog. BM natural, I never saw a paint color that looks so diffent in the changes of light. Thanks for inpiring me. Mary

  5. you know why you receive unexpected gifts? because you're a giver... it shines through in your spirit, even through a blog...


  6. How sweet these girls are. I love all of your treasures, Amy!

    Happy Sunday!


  7. Mary, that color I gave you that I have in my home is Natural Elements #1515. I love it too.
    Cindy you are a sweetheart!! You don't know how much I love that painting!

  8. How sweet are they? Well they know what a great lady you are:) Congratulations!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  9. Hi Amy,
    I cannot think of anyone sweeter and nicer than you to receive such lovely gifts. Aren't bloggers the greatest!!


  10. Sweet post, Amy. Blogging friendships are very real and all those little treasures are because YOU have a big heart. Thanks for sticking around with me this long. lol! Gorgeous pearls and painting!


  11. That is so sweet! It's KARMA baby! A reflection of your wonderful, giving spirit. I am so glad to have met you, you've been a huge inspiration to me and a great friend. There's no one that deserves it more!! Miss you. XOXO

  12. It just amazes me Amy what a pefect match you were to my gift! The Universe is amazing!!!

    Pamela xo

  13. No one more deserving than you my dear. I feel blessed to have met you here in blogland AND in real life too!

    New England Style

  14. Lucky you! Love the little tags. Mimi

  15. Stopping in to say hello and wish you a happy March 1!

  16. What fun gifts!! I love that you and your stepson were inspired to paint from the gift you got. :)
    Have you gotten notification yet from PB? I was surprised when they sent an email saying it was on it's way. I thought of you and wondered if you'd be getting a visit from the UPS man! ;) Hope it's soon!


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