Friday, June 26, 2009

SHOW & TELL #9 - Drawing Gifts

Participating in Show & Tell Fridays at Kelli's is one of my favorite things to do. If you haven't participated I encourage you to do so!!!! Go here and learn all about it, sign up on Mr. Linky and then spend some time visiting the blogs of the participants and see the wonderful items they Show & Tell.

Remember the wonderful 3 gifts I won recently when Tammy of Country Girl At Home celebrated her 200th post with a give-away? And, then won even more in getting to meet Tammy. My 8th blog friend to meet in real life!!!!


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Today I wanted to show you how these lovely gifts look now that they have found their permanent home at my house. This small area is between the window and the baker's rack that hold plants and cookbooks....the minute I took the items out of the box I knew just where their home was to be.

The shelf, that Jason made!!! (I am so impressed with that!), is just the right size to house 5 of my smaller Angel collection. From left to right, on the top shelf are 1) 2 little angel girls holding a "Best Friends"sign. This was a gift from my forever friend, Joan. We've known each other since we were 6 & 7 years old. 2)My angel that I bought when we visited Nova Scotia in 2000. She is clothed in the Nova Scotia tartan blue plaid. 3) This lovely metal angel was a gift from my blog friend, Retha, who lives in So. Africa and had it made especially for me and shipped to me. I was, and am still, so touched by this.

Sitting on the pegs below are 1) a little raggy angel that I bought for myself and I don't remember when or where, but I just love her. 2) this is a 1979 Christmas angel ornament.

Hanging below the shelf is the "Believe" stichery piece. I just love them both and how perfectly they go together and look. The small pineapple bowl (not shown) sits on top of my nearby hutch.

In addition to participating in Show and Tell here at Penless Writer I am also participating in it on my frugal blog,...Hands & Hearts.....for HIM. Please go here and see what I am Showing & Telling there.


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23 comments:

Smilingsal said...

When something is handmade it becomes extra special.

Here's my Show and Tell:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/06/abused-china-cabinet.html

Oh Sew Good said...

Thank you for praying for me.

Hootin' Anni said...

I do so love the shelf that Jason made. And it looks so nice next to the lace curtains...perfect spot.

My Show n Tell is posted...do stop by for a spot of tea, won't you? I'd love your company.

Mari said...

It looks beautiful! I love the shelf too.

A Hint of Home said...

The shelf is so nice and looks great where you placed it.
How is your hubby doing these days? I hope his health has been good.

Gattina said...

How lovely ! and to meet a new blogger friend is wonderful too. Sometimes it can be disappointing, unfortunately I made this experience.

Sharon said...

I loved your show and tell.
It sure does all fit together.
Things from friends are so special.
Have a blessed weekend

LDH said...

You did find the perfect spot for these great items! Everything works so well!

Thank you for visiting my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

Love Bears All Things said...

They do look so special there. I have an angel collection also.
Mama Bear

Elena said...

I love your angel collection. It is great to get different ones reminding you of special times and special people!

JanMary said...

I love those little angels - and such a lovely display.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice spot for your angels and special gifts from friends! I enlarged them to see how cute and unique they all are! Love the stitchery "Believe!"

Katherine

This Country Girl said...

Susan,

It's great to see the goodies displayed in your home! The shelf really does look good with your angels displayed and with the Believe stitchery! I'm so glad you love it! It was just meant to be! Thanks for showing it on your Show & Tell! I'm going to show Jason when he comes in!

Have a great weekend! Tell Mr. Mickey hello for me!

Tammy

Lisa Ann said...

I love the shelf! Handmade items are so special.

ceekay said...

I so love little shelves with special items on it. That shelf is very nice. Have a wonderful weekend.

Saija said...

that is a really nice display ...

and you have met 8 real live blogging buds? wow!!! i haven't any yet ... hope to some day ... so many of you are close to my heart!

blessings on your week ...

Kathy said...

What sweet gifts, Susan. Thank you for showing them to us. : ) Hugs from our house!

Dawn said...

It all looks right at home!

Oh Sew Good said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your gifts. I think show and tell was my favorite subject in school.

PEA said...

I love the spot you chose to put up all your wonderful gifts, it looks perfect and no doubt makes you smile every time your eyes gaze that way:-) xoxo

Tammy said...

Love seeing these treasures!

And what? You get to meet the other Tammy?! I'm so jealous of both of you, since I would so love to meet you both!

Tammy and I have become good blogging friends (well, when I was actively blogging, that is...) and in fact our daughters are penpals! Please specifically give her hug just for me, if you can please!

Thank you again for your prayers in recent days, they've met so much!
Hugs,
~Tammy

Nancy said...

Looks perfect!!

michelle said...

Beautiful!