October 4, 2010

The Acorn Whisperer...

I swear, I know some of the most wonderful and generous women in Blogland! I had two sweet surprises last week.

An envelope arrived from The Netherlands, from my friend, the talented Lisette. She has a beautiful blog, Liszha's Scrappy Blog which I frequently visit. Lisette had created an adorable heart ornament with a small silver elephant button, and lovely, little flowers. It now hangs in the picture window in the studio.

I was so excited when I saw that she had also found these acorn buttons and silver charms! She said in her note that she thought of me when she saw the acorns. Really? Me? The Acorn Whisperer? I can't wait to use them on something really special.

Thank you, Lisette. A proper card is on its way, but I wanted to be sure to share your generous gifts with everyone today.
Handsome carried in the mail on Saturday and said the usual, "Now, what have you bought?". I looked at the label, and after thinking for the longest time, I said, "Honey, I don't think I ordered anything from The Scented Cottage." (yet!). I seem to remember a muffled "uh, huh" as he left the room.

I anxiously opened the box and read the note from my friend, Francie of The Scented Cottage and The Scented Cottage Studio shop (in Georgia). She must have read my recent post where I said that we don't really have autumn in south Florida. She decided to send a box full of Fall from her home to mine.

She included enough acorn ornaments to fill a basket or bowl (which are going to see lots of use for many occasions!), a small package a spicy potpourri, a beautiful squirrel - perched on a nut - tending a little votive candle, and oodles of silky fall-colored leaves. Autumn in a box!
I got out my beautiful wooden bowl - a Christmas gift from our elder son and his wife a couple of years ago - and filled it with the ornaments. I placed it in the center of my pinwheel table quilt and then added the leaves, squirrel and potpourri.

Autumn has arrived, thanks to two friends on opposite sides of the ocean. I'm humbled that they both thought of me, and am grateful from the bottom of my heart for their generosity. Thank you cards are on their way, Lisette and Francie. Hugs from Florida!!

18 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

you are blessed with good freinds...love the acorns...thanks for sharing them with us...

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

what deliteful surprises!
thx for sharing them so beautifully with us!
i'm here to invite you to my Birthday Party today @ FHC!
hoping you have time to stop in :)
tea & cake on me !

PinkGranny said...

Oh what great acorns! I am excited to see these as they brought a smile to my face. Tomorrow I am going to dig out my collection of acorns. I like your display in the wooden bowl!

Liszha said...

Oh, how sweet of you to show it here!
I still look at your ATC uphere in my cupboard in the livingroom now and then and always think I should make you one in return but when I saw the accorns I knew they were nicer.
I love the big accorns you got. You don't have fall? Oh, wish I could say that. I am a summer person!

Michelle May said...

Beautiful gifts!
Francie is so much fun!
xx, shell

Tina Eudora said...

Wow Donna how exciting is that! Isn't it great to be thought so well of?
I found Handsome's un huh, very funny!
Have a super day....
Tina xo

Vintage Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful "FALL" surprises with us I certainly understand why you love them so much everything about fall is special we have lot's of oak trees in our yard and I love all the acorns from the largest to the tiniest maybe because I'm a fall baby!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Bloggers are some of the most loving and generous people in the world and this just proves how much you are loved by so many. Have a beautiful day! Twyla

Sandra said...

What a blessing to get something special from a blogger friend. :) Everything looks pretty.

MosaicMagpie said...

The Acorn Whisperer, The Acorn Queen, The Acorn .... whatever they call you sounds good to me. The goodies made for a great display!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

OHHH don't you love surprises in the mail !!!
When I saw the acorn boxes I knew they were meant for you! I have some that are pinecones that I think I will fill with little goodies and hang on the Christmas tree with names on them as presents.
I'm happy you like them (())

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Girlfriend,

It's so good to see you being pampered, as you should be. Dear ladies like you are few and far between. Enjoy your bounty!


Sherri said...

I love surprise prezzies!! I love all the acorn things you got-they are so adorable!! Enjoy your gifts!

Nancy said...

What wonderful gifts from your friends. I think that Fall is just so beautiful and is my favorite season here in MI.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What beautiful acorn gifts! Enjoy them. Your friends were quite generous and so thoughtful. :) Theresa

Rettabug said...

What great gifts you've received, Donna...you are well loved & deserve them, too.
LOVE those acorns!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You are so beloved, Donna!
It never surprises me when you are the recipient of such thoughtful gestures. :-)


Sarah said...

What a fun surprise. I adore acorns too. ~ sarah


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