Monday, November 15, 2010

A wonderful surprise

It's Monday evening here at the lakehouse.
It was a beautiful day, even with the cold temps.
I spent the weekend with my girls and their families.
It was a busy time...Christmas shopping, a soccer game, and a birthday party.
After driving home, a three hour tour, I was whipped...and still am.
I worked today, so I am ready to get cozy on the sofa with hubby in front of the fire.

When I got home last night, a package was waiting for me. Everything was wrapped, and there was a homemade card tucked inside.
What a wonderful surprise!
Donna, from My Shabby Chateau, sent some of her beautiful handmade "pretties" for me to enjoy.

The fragrance of lavender permeated every item!
Donna made a heart sachet from the vintage fabric I had sent to her..with a vintage button,and she filled it with lavender that she bought in Paris last May!!!
Also the romantic Victorian lady ornament that is now hanging on the white crackled cupboard.
 Donna also sent one of the French tags that I love so much!!!  That is hanging on the vintage pie safe I found at the market this past summer. When I saw the tags on Donna's blog, I fell in love with them..and was soooo excited to receive one as a surprise!!! She also sent pages from a book written in French, music sheets, and pressed ferns from her trip to the Upper Peninsula.
I feel very blessed to have met such a sweet, and thoughtful person here in blogland.

Thank you Donna! I absolutely LOVE all of the "pretties"  you made, and sent to me. I will take pictures of everything displayed in their new home, and post them very soon. 
You are a gem.


  1. That is a lovely gift. Rest up sweetie. ♥O

  2. What a wonderful gift, Debbie! Can't wait to see how you used them in your home!! LOVE what you did with the basket in the earlier post! You have such a way with creating lovely, serene decor!!

    Have a great night!

  3. Oh Debbie, what a sweet package! Donna is just the greatest, isn't she? I so enjoy her blog and all her ideas.
    Glad you got to go see the kids over the weekend. Rest up and soak up all that heat from the fireplace. A nice cup of hot chocolate would make the perfect evening.
    Hugs- Tete

  4. Hi Debbie,
    I am so glad that you love everything! And I am glad that the ferns survived the trip! Can't wait to see how you display everything, too. I had so much fun putting your package together!
    Bon Soir!

  5. What a sweet, sweet gift!! You are going to display everything just beautifully in your are the best.

    So glad you had a happy weekend. Rest up now!


  6. WOw, how pretty! You are a master at display. Love the wire basket and the cloche.

  7. Debbie-How wonderful that Donna sent you such neat things. How special is that?!?! She is one of the most special women I have met out here in blog land...just like you....What a blessing to find kindred spirits...and you are both in MI!!! Hugs- Diana

  8. OOHH La LAAA!! LOVE your new goodies!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

  9. Awwwww....what a sweetheart, Debbie! Blogland is such a wonderful place to! I adore the French-inspired gifts she sent you, and I can imagine the wonderful things you're going to do with them....! :)

    muuuuwa! xoxo laurie

  10. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I can't wait to see where you add the little pretties to your lovely home!

  11. What a lovely surprise for you. I've been away and am back home trying to catch up. I had a lovely 4 day weekend with some wonderful gals and it is hard to get back to reality. I hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

  12. Hey girlie- just checking in to see if you got rested up yet! LOL
    Soccer games, any games, can take it out of you and then that drive you have.
    Don't know if you got snow now, but they say we could get some come Tuesday. 70s this weekend though!
    And I just wanted to tell you how much your photos are improving! I am impressed with the last few posts of yours...looking good at the lake!
    Hugs to you- Tete

  13. Hey Lady ~ Love the New Header! glad you had fun with the Fam, now just relax.... I was coming to ask for your mailing address, but I think I found it from your post below.... How Fun is that~ Take Care

  14. Isn't it fun to get goodies in the mail from our blogging buddies....your little treasures are lovely...I love the Paris tag!!
    I heard a box hit my porch earlier this week to find 3 dozen cookies by Cheryl's Cookies...sent from my blog friend in Ohio...There really is nothing better then our blog sisters!!

  15. What a wonderful surprise!!! How neat!

  16. Love Donna. What a nice gift. She is so thoughtful.

  17. Hey Debbie ~ Just stopping bye to say Happy Monday, I know it's a Busy week with Thanksgiving, Hope your all rested up... Miss ya posting ~ Take Care xox Cheryl

  18. Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!