Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Surprises

The generosity and kindness of  people in the blogging community never cease to amaze me.

Last week the postman brought a thick envelope from Bookie in Missouri. Her blog is Claudia's Page. 

Inside was this box.

She knows I love miniatures of all kinds and  sent me three really amazing treasures.

There  were two darling red pitchers about the size of one's baby fingernail 

 They had belonged to her great-great grandmother.    

Also in the package was a charming little thumbnail-sized tea cup and saucer!

Can you imagine how immensely happy that gesture made me?  I looked at the little items through tears of gratitude.

Yesterday, another totally unexpected package came in the mail Linda in Oregon!  Her blog is Lady Linda.

She included adorable handmade Valentine cards, one for me and a teeny tiny one for the dolls! (Linda knows I have a collection of dolls that I love.)

The "big" one is shown at the top of this post.

She also included three lovely pieces of Valentine candy that looks way too beautiful to eat. 

 The cameo  could hang on the end of a necklace if it weren't pink candy!

Linda included a tea bag, too, and I can't wait to try that pomegranate raspberry tea!

These lovely, unexpected gifts from dear blogging peeps came even before Valentine's Day arrived and they filled my heart with love. 



Lucy said...

Yes, by you my friend! :)
Hugs and love~ Lucy.

Susan said...

The generosity of people amazes me and I wish they'd report more about the good stories than all the bad stuff! Love to you, XOXO

Susan said...

I think people in blog land are some of the most generous and beautiful people in the world.
Your gifts are very beautiful and will be cherished by you for years.

diane.stetson said...

Real maple syrup from Vermont came in the mail one day from a blog friend...I think you know who it is...ha! I enjoy my Saturday morning pancakes with it almost weekly!

Glenda said...

Since I'm not a blogger, I do not receive gifts from blogland, but I have received some wonderfully unexpected gifts from Facebook friends! One friend has pecans growing in her yard, and she sent me FOUR POUNDS of them, already shelled, last fall!! Her hubby is disabled, but he had helped her shell them, which makes them even more special to me. It's wonderful how God sends such special people into our lives to enrich our experience on the earth! Love all these precious gifts, Susan!! :-)

Lady Linda said...

My dear friend, you make me blush. I am so honored to be featured on your beautiful blog! Your blog inspires me and I love to visit as often as I can!!!! You have helped me to improve my blog. I have been surprised by friends in blogland, but the friendships I have made are the BETTER than any gift!
Love ya,

Marta said...

Hello from Spain, your gifts are beautiful. I agree with you. This hobby allows me to meet lovely people. Many friends in blogland sent me lovely gifts. The generosity of people amazes me. Keep in touch

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely little red minature vases!! Such good people!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What sweet gifts! You know how I love bloggers and their surprises! The little pitchers are sooo cute! I love the valentine's also. I got a package yesterday with a big surprise in it! Makes me happy! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

What amazing gifts ... the miniatures amaze me, I can't imagine how they were created. So lovely to be remembered by your friends, joy!


Lorraine said...

Such sweet gifts. LOVE the tiny pitchers ~ so perfect for your love of miniatures and your love of cranberry glass. You are a most loved blogger and friend to many :)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Susan,
There are so many wonderful people in blogland. What a beautiful surprise from your friend. Love the miniatures. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful week.

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Susan,

These are some beautiful gifts, and nice to get those surprises...I can imagine. Enjoy your day!

Chatty Crone said...

Susan I am so glad you got that surprise! I loved everything in the bag and I know you did. And I love blogland too - I have had some nice surprises too! sandie

Bookie said...

The cameo candy looks like the real thing! I didn't take pictures of the little red pitchers so hope you will let me copy these as they are so good. You had a good week at mail call! Good for you...

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh yes, I just got a few goodies in the mail from bloggy friends, and I love getting surprises. The candy cameo is sweet, and the miniature tea cup and pitcher I love. Do you know that Jess has a thing for miniatures too? What nice gifts that your bloggy friends gave to you. Happy Valentine's Day, Susan.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Leann said...

How very generous and sweet. You are so well loved my friend!

Yes, I have been surprised and it was wonderful every time!

Happy Valentine's Day a bit early.


Nellie said...

Lovely miniatures, Susan!

Dee said...

Beautiful and generous blessings. I have been blessed a few times myself. It is a very special feeling of friendship.

Denise said...

WOW!How wonderful,I know lady Linda too and She is a Doll.What wonderful gifts.The tiny miniatures are such a heartfelt generous gift coming from Her Great-grandma.

Rebecca said...

Wow! Both gifts were very, very thoughtful and generous! You ARE blessed; but I know the "givers" were, too - 'cause it IS more blessed to give than to receive! Imagine that?!?

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

All so cute and yes, I have been surprised many times!!

I hope you will stop by and enter my 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway.....


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