Friday, May 23, 2008

SHOW & TELL #17 - This & That

I am so happy to be able to participate in Show & Tell this week. I've missed the past two weeks due to my knee surgery. Got to Kelli's and sign up on Mr. Linky after you've written your Show & Tell post and join the fun.

I want to show my lovely Mother's Day gifts.

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My daughter, Jacque, gave me this lovely flower pot she had purchased for me during her recent trip to Florida. The words on the pot "If I had a flower for each time I thought of my mother, I could walk in my garden forever. Unknown" It had 3 lovely Celosia plants in it.

As you can see the pot is pictured with only the lovely red Celosia in it. The reason for this is they grow to be quite big. My other daughter, Suzette, gave me an entire flat of three variety of bedding plants: Celosia, Lobelia, andMarigolds. When Mickey planted the flowers in the flower beds we took 2 of the Celosia out of the pot and added with the many from Suzette to plant outside.

This is my gift from our youngest son, Marc. The picture did not turn out well because it is actually a mirror with two hearts on it, one at the top and a smaller one at the bottom. The words read: " Mom, May today you know a blessing...for you have blessed me in so many ways! 'Now these three remain, faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.' 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

I have such great kids!!!!! Can you tell they know I love "words"!!!!

This is an 11 1/2 year old Christmas Coca-Cola set. If you enlarge the photo you can see the 1996 date in the right hand corner.

What is so special about these is I just received them last week!!! One of our neighbors, Wayne, brought them to me. He and his wife are cleaning out and down sizing and they had 2 of these sets and he brought it down to see if I'd like to have them. You bet!!! Thanks!!!

This is our first crop from Mickey's strawberry patch he planted last year. 10 berries.....hey, it was enough to add to our fruit salad last night for dinner and make it extra special and very tasty!!

This is a tiny little Woody Woodpecker that flew into our French door late last evening and was sitting there stunned. We could tell he wasn't hurt badly and decided it was a good time to get his picture. Mickey tried to open the door for a second, better shot and he immediately flew away. Isn't he precious?

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share this hodge-podge of blessings. I've really missed Show & Tell and glad to be back.

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Constance said...

I wondered where you have been? It sounds like you're recovering from your knee surgery, glad to hear that!

I loved the variety of things you shared today! Don't you love getting plants rather than fresh cut flowers? Last Mom's Day, my oldest had a mini rose bush delivered that bloomed right before Mom's Day this year!

Yummy berries, I am jealous! When I was visiting with Meine Mutti on Wed, she told me how once when they wer sitting in their kitchen with the window open as well as their front door, a hummingbird must've thought it was a straight shot through their house. He got his beak caught in the screen and was stuck for a few seconds before working it free! Ha Ha!

Gattina said...

What a wonderful occasion to be able to take a picture of this little bird ! I only hear them but could never take a picture of course !

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful gifts. I especially love the written words on the flower pot!! That brought tears to my eyes.

Hope you're healing well from the surgery.

LBP said...

That flower pot is just precious! And those strawberries, YUM!



Anonymous said...

You are definitely loved.

Tiffany said...

I love your beautiful Mother's Day gift. Thank you for the sweet comment. I am trying to get back in the swing of things, here. Loved your posts on perception/emotion-(I was just commenting to another bloggy friend this moening about that very subject.) AND I really loved your post on ya'lls Armed Forces celebration. I'm glad you're feeling better from having the knee surgery.-Blessings!

Becki said...

You have thoughtful children. I do like the colors on that painted flower pot.

I wrote on my blog this week about the goldfinches that keep pecking at our window. Your little woodpecker has some buddies over at my house. ;^)

I've entered you in the drawing for the book I'm giving away on my Field Lilies blog. Thanks for visiting.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Glad your knee is mending well! I love your flower is so pretty and the quote is so sweet! My middle name is Suzette...your daughter is only the third one of us, I've ever heard of! :)

~Hugs, Rhonda

inspired said...

love the flower pot words \o/

Anonymous said...


I enjoyed your show-and-tell! You are blessed to have such sweet kids!!!


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely gifts! What precious kids you are blessed with. I think your woodpecker friend was saying "Ouch! Got anything in there for a headache?"

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Great to see all your wonderful gifts. Glad you are feeling better and up and about. Thanks for coming by and visiting with me. Have a great weekend.

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
When you mentioned your knee surgery, I had to go back and reread your posts. I don't know how I missed that and feel so terrible. I always try to offer a prayer for those times of special needs.
I'm so happy to hear that you came through it well and are on the mend.
Loved your show and tell. Mickey is 9 ahead on the strawberry count from us! We only have 1 and are trying to keep the squirrels away from it..

Betty said...

I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day, Susan. You have some very thoughtful kids.

Betty said...

I meant to say I didn't know you had knee surgery. I haven't been keeping up with everyone lately.

Sondra said...

What a great treasure you recieved getting those coke bottles! They are awesome. Your flower pot and mirror are lovely. I have tried to plant those flowers numerous times with no luck :(

Schotzy said...

What very special treasures! I know you are glad to have your knee surgery behind you and I pray any therapy you may still need will go exceedingly well with you!! You received marvelously thoughtful gifts and it seems they just keep coming, even God sent you a very special visitor to cheer you!
Be blessed!

j said...

First I want to tell you that I love you for your support. You are an amazing lady and your heart flows through your word.

I love your Mother's Day gifts. Each one is so heartfelt.

I hope that your weekend is good Susan.

Be blessed.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I hope you are feeling better! You received some nice Mother's Day gifts, and the gift of Cokes was really neat too!

Glad you are back to Show and Tell, I'll be gone next week.


Anonymous said...

Lots of great things to share!

My friend's little boy just saw a woodpecker and called it a "nose picker" by mistake...too cute.

Have a blessed holiday weekend.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So much to be thankful for! I love your mothers day precious. You have wonderful must have done a wonderful job raising them!


Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your show and tell very much. Thank you.

P.S. You have wonderful children. :)


Tammy said...

I hope you are feeling better each and every day from your surgery!

Loved seeing all the things you shared today!
(And I think we have a similar case of coca-cola in the garage from about the same year!)

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Dawn said...

What wonderful gifts you received from your kids!

I discovered today that we have strawberries coming on our in our yard - we had some years ago, but they died out. Looks like they have come back voluntarily somehow. I hope we get some berries before the bird do!

Muum said...

It is fun to se eyour 'hodge-podge' . HOpe you recover from your knee surgery. I have several friends who have had that done. Recovery seems tough, but worth it, from what I've seen. Thanks for y our kind comments on my blog.

Farrah said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Those strawberries look SOO delicious! Ours are still flowers, but Hubby said we will have a ton of them this year! I can't wait to start eating 'em!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What wonderful Mother's Day gifts! I love the saying on the flower pot!! Your strawberries look yummy. I hope to plant some next year! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

What neat blessings you have shared!

Anonymous said...

I have a cool meme on my blog. You'd like this one.

Kathy said...

Love the pot and the words on it!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Kimba said...

Very sweet post. I really enjoyed reading it. It sounds like you have been blessed with wonderful children who love you very much.

Thanks for sharing.

mrsjojo said...

I hope you have a smooth recovery from your surgery. I'm sure you are going to be so pleased with the results. Nice gifts. I've had birds fly into our windows at times and found them lying on the ground or deck. You had a "lucky" little bird-cute.

Grand Life said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope your knee surgery went well. I had knee replacement at 55 and it has been great. Took about 2 years though before I felt that way. Hope you have a great week.

michelle said...

Precious gifts from what I am sure are precious children. :-)

A strawberry cool...I want one! Hope you didn't drink the coke with the fruit salad. :-)

... said...

nice mother's day presents. thanks for sharing them with us. hope your recovery is going well.

Kelli said...

What wonderful and thoughtful Mother's day gifts you received, the little sayings are so sweet! How fun to have a harvest of strawberries...they look yummy!

Nadine said...

I hope your recovery is going well. I pray that you are not in any discomfort.

What wonderful gifts - thoughtful and sweet.

Mountain Mama said...

Like you I love it when my kids, grandkids and great grandkids say or give loving words. These are the gifts that take root in our heart.
Your flower pot is so sweet and your berries look good enough to eat! LOL
My strawberries are covered in blossoms right now. I have to get net over them to keep the birds out before the berries form.

Blessings Susan.

Rose of Sharon said...

What lovely mother's day gifts you got! What loving children you have! That Coke set is so cool!

:o) sharon

Momma Roar said...

What precious gifts!!!!

The strawberries look very yummy! I just saw the little road side stand across from our development (its an Amish farm) is selling their strawberries - I need to pick some up soon and make some jelly!!

Kelli said...

What a sweet gift, Susan!