Friday, August 23, 2013

Catching Up Part 2........

More thank you notes that need to be sent.....

Holly who blogs at Cutie Pie Cottage, put up a post a couple of months ago, saying that she was interested in trading one of her darling fabric ball garlands.

I have always admired Holly's fabric garlands, so I sent her an email and said I was interested in trading.

I wasn't sure what I was going to trade.....I really don't have a signature craft like Holly so I was a little worried about it.....

I sent Holly a wreath that I covered in burlap and added an embroidered piece of fabric to. I was in such a rush to get it in the mail before I left for Atlanta, I mailed it from work without anything indicating who it was from!

Holly had a mystery package on her hands!

And.......being in such a rush... pictures!

I was the lucky winner of a giveaway hosted by Janelle who blogs at Sweet Bee Cottage!

a vintage tray, a milk glass compote, a hankie and a lovely pink covered dish!

And then to top it off, I came home from work a couple of weeks ago and there was a package on the front porch....

Erica, after she had just sent me a wonderful box of Christmas goodies, Erica sent me another package!

A set of linen napkins by Vera, such great colors!

And a vintage scrapbook....with roses on the cover....Erica said she had read a post on my blog about how my Dad helped me plant pink roses at the Xavier Ct House when we first moved in, and when she saw the book she thought of sweet!!

And she suggested that I use it for pictures like this........

A big thank you to Holly, Janelle and Erica for being such kind and generous blogpals!!



  1. Such a cute garland and love the things Erica sent you! So colorful! :) Happy Friday!! xo Holly

  2. You got good pics of the garland! There's something about their roundness that makes it difficult for me to photograph them clearly. I think taking outside pics is the key!

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to take a pic of the wreath! I just love the little wash girl that you hung on it- so cute!

    Thanks again for swapping with me! ♥

  3. Oh what beautiful gifts! This was your lucky month! :-)

  4. Lots of yummy things!
    xoxo Jane

  5. I have one of Holly's garlands too. It's hanging in my craft room. Blogging buddies are great! Thanks for joining my swap!

  6. What wonderful and beautiful gifts!!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

  7. Aren't blogging friends the BEST! What precious gifts. Happy weekend!

  8. Erica is the best! She is so thoughtful. I've been on the receiving end of her just because packages.
    Chris =]