Sunday, September 2, 2012

Gifts from a Dear Friend!

When I opened my front door the other day, much to my surprise,  there on the porch was a box addressed to ME!!  OH MY GOODNESS!!!   I quickly opened the box marked "fragile", and wrapped so prettily were these wonderful goodies.  My dear friend knows that I love "Irish" things, but how did she know that my birth month color is purple??!! 

The hankies are sooo pretty. One is adorned with violets and the other with shamrocks and Irish symbols.  The lace doily (be still my beating heart!!) is "Real Carrickmacross Lace" and is just exquisite!  The darling little china basket is painted with gorgeous purple pansies and the darling vase, from County Cork Ireland, has shamrocks painted on the front and back and actually has hand painted trim in 24 KT. gold!!  Can you see why I am so enthralled??!!  What thoughtful gifts were bestowed upon me.  I even have a Yankee  magazine  to keep me company with thoughts of my "Yankee" friend.

I LOVE all my wonderful gifts and will cherish each and every one.  Of course, I will be doing a post and including some of these treasures soon. 

Thank you, dear friend, for the lovely surprise!!  Blessings to you and yours!



  1. Looks like you have some wonderful gifts and a very generous and kind hearted friend! Enjoy your new things and have a wonderful Labor Day.

  2. What a nice surprise! I'm sure you'll have fun with all the pretty goodies-enjoy:@)

  3. Hello Kitty,
    Lovely surprise. Very pretty pattern too.

  4. Nothing could be sweeter than thoughtfulness & love all in one pkg! Precious!!!

  5. Well, there's a friend that knows what you like. A thoughtful gift package with some really nice treasures.

  6. O, Kitty...what a great box of gifts...ain't life grand !!!
    xo bj

  7. Oh my gosh, um WOW- she is a sweetheart of a pal to be sure, what a thoughtful thing to do.

    Love your new pretties, Kitty- couldn't have happened to a sweeter lady, you deserve nice surprises!

  8. Kitty, what a sweet surprise! Enjoy all the pretty gifts!

  9. Kitty, this is wonderful!! These Irish gifts are real treasures, and your friend is, too. I love Irish lace and linens, and the china pieces are beautiful. I really cherish the goodies that we have gotten from Ireland.

    Thanks for sharing with us and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  10. How very pretty! Now those are the best kinds of mail! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Truly lovely gifts. I would like to see the lace in more detail. :)


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