August 24, 2014

With Love From Vermont...

 My beautiful and generous friend, Denise sent a wonderful package to me!
I opened the mailbox on Saturday to find a complete surprise from Vermont.
I couldn't wait to get back to the house to open it. I love surprises!
Denise, I can't tell you how much fun I had opening all the little packages 
inside. Wrapped around all those smaller packages was this lovely tea towel. 
You don't even know how special this was to me.
Handsome and I were married in 1984, and that first two weeks in January,
1985, we were on our honeymoon in Grand Cayman in the British West Indies. 
There are so many fond memories for us. Our honeymoon, our first year of 
marriage, and the beginning of our life together as husband and wife. I know Denise
chose it because of the acorns and oak leaves, but  I love it for many more reasons!
Then, I opened another package to find these beautiful spoons and acorns.
She packed actual real acorns along with all my other gifts. I felt like a giddy kid.
They really are spoons with acorns! Just look at the beautiful pattern on the handles!
Complete acorns and oak leaves adorn the fronts of each one. They're so perfect.
Then, I turned them over to find more details on the back. There are
 more oak leaves, but on the back, you'll only see acorn acorns.
  They really are wonderful and I'll treasure them forever.
Denise also tucked in another fabulous find. Goodness, this girl knows me so
well! It's a Guide to American Needlework from the Winterthur Museum. It's
stuffed with great reading and photographs of beautiful, historic needleworks.
I'm going to savor every, single page! I'll brew up a pot of tea and put up my 
feet to spend an afternoon engrossed in the pages of these books. Heavenly!
 Denise always adds some tasty Vermont maple candies, which I then share
with Handsome. (He said, "Thanks, Denise!") Her message was on the back of
this restful, peaceful image. This is a picture she took of her and her husband's
favorite place to get away. I can completely understand that. That's a stunning
sunset. I can almost feel the warmth of the setting sun on my face. aaaahhhhh.

Thank you, my friend for thinking of me, yet again. Whenever I think of you and
Neil, I thank God for the friendship we've forged over all these years. I'm so very
grateful that we were brought together, and hope someday to be able to hug you
in person. Until then, know that you're always in my daily prayers. xoxo

4 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said...

Lovely gifts and perfect for you! Good friendships...nothing like them, hey?

Buttons said...

Surprise packages are great fun. And, I certainly had fun finding it all. I was like a giddy girl when I found those spoons. I have searched for more years than you know! Enjoy... Xoxoxo

Createology said...

Oh My Denise really knows what you love. I have never seen such amazing and beautiful spoons...custom created with you in mind I would say. Friendship Bliss...

Laurie said...

How special! I love the story of your calendar towel, isn't it amazing how at times God prompts us to give or do something that we have no idea the impact it will make? I've had that happen and it truly amazes me. Love the table ware!!!! What a special friend.


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