September 20, 2011

Mementos Of The Day...

I have to write one more post about the day that Sharon and I spent together in Williamsburg, Virginia last week.

You'll remember that I made the ribbonwork heart for her, but Sharon also surprised me with gifts during our visit. (I think I got the better end of the exchange, my friend!)
She arrived with the most beautiful pound cake that she'd made in a bundt pan. Of course, being the good forgetful blogger I am, I neglected to take a photograph of it before Handsome and I tucked into her delicious treat. I'm only sharing this photograph to give you an idea of how scrumptious this cake looked perched on the tray that was also part of her gift.

She had covered the tray with napkins prior to placing the cake on the tray, and I soon realized that it was her way of "wrapping" the second surprise under the cake...the tray itself.

You can imagine my glee when the tray pattern was revealed. I realized that the design formed into the aluminum was embellished with acorns!!! (You did know that I adore acorns, right? I'm giggling. Of course you knew that!)
Isn't this design gorgeous? I'm not going to be able to put this tray away when I'm not using it. It's going to reside in a place of prominence once we get back home. I'll be able to look at it every day and remember the wonderful time spent with my friend, Sharon in Williamsburg.

Perhaps you're wondering about the first photograph in my post today? Well, that was another gift from Sharon. She makes these adorable little nests and turns them into pendants. She makes them with the pretty robin's egg blue bead or with pearl beads for the eggs. They're petite and perfect and I'm really looking forward to wearing mine - a lot.

She gave me two of these elegant pendants. At her suggestion, one is going to be a gift for someone special, but I can't tell you who the recipient will be because she reads my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise.

I was really overwhelmed by Sharon's generosity, and I will always cherish her gifts to me, and think of her friendship whenever I look at them.
Finally, Sharon showed me the stunning button bracelets she creates. They are available for sale with one or two rows of buttons, and I can attest to the fact that they're very well made. Through trial and error, she found the best supplies for bands and clasps, and they are now pure perfection.

If you're interested in purchasing a bird's nest pendant or button bracelet of your own, please contact Sharon directly through her blog. Click here to go directly to her blog and then send her an email through her contact button. (I'm sharing Sharon's creations on Button Floozies blog today, too!)

Even if you're not in the market for a new piece of jewelry, she shares many wonderful stories of her life with her corgis in Virginia. Her blog is a restful and interesting place to visit. (I love her blog look for fall, too!)

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Susan said...

Dear Donna,
How wonderful that you visited Williamsburg. The gifts that Sharon bestowed upon you are priceless.
The tray is perfect! I adore acorns
as you do, the squirrels are having
a feast on the thousands that must
be dropping on our property now.
I was so happy
there and enjoyed everything so
much. The taverns were wonderful,
the hotel where we stayed had a
huge buffet
for breakfast each
day, I mean HUGE, with smoked
ham and everything imaginable.
The exhibits are always wonderful,
to "go back in time" for a little
bit, and I probably don't have to
mention the shopping, isn't it
marvelous? I took home lots of
treasures and happy memories.
I will visit Sharon's blog.
Warm Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

Carol said...

Where in the world did she find that tray!! Funny how the Universe works.
I'm so glad you (and your pooches) had a great day. The gifts were just icing on the cake, or under the cake, which ever you prefer.
xx, Carol

Jan M said...

What delightful and delicious gifts! Your trip and visit sound wonderful!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, that tray is gorgeous and so perfect for you! The pendant is lovely, too. It's obvious that Sharon is a very talented and thoughtful lady. Have a nice day! Twyla

Sherri said...

What beautiful gifts you got from Sharon! What a nice lady she is!!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh you lucky lady Donna, what a wonderful surprise! That little nest is gorgeous and I can only imagine how great the cake was...yum! The tray is something to treasure.
I have been a follower of Sharon's for a while now because as you said her blog is so special and I love hearing all about the antics her Corgis get up to.
Hope all is well with you and yours? Take care and have a really great evening!
Tina xo

Cozy Little House said...

I never pass an acorn-themed anything that I don't immediately think of you!

Jillayne said...

Beauty all around! I love the tray, and the button bracelets are lovely too. What a great idea to make bracelets that are entirely done with buttons - so pretty!
I'll be sure to pop over and pay my respects...

Createology said...

Your gifts are special and you will always think of Sharon and Arabelle and your wonderful visit together. That acorn tray is magnificent and just the perfect gift for you. Safe travels...

Michelle May (Shell) said...

That tray is just way too cool! I have several aluminum pieces, but have never seen one with acorns!
Sharon is just a sweetie!
xx, shell

sunny said...

Wow - I love all your gifts! I may NEED one of those Robin nest pendants. The tray is awesome. I'll be taking a closer look at the bracelets. it all..


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