Saturday, February 19, 2011

A gift from Italy

I'm sure we all know by now how wonderful Blogland can be.  We just meet the nicest, most thoughtful women!!! The evidence of this is constant, and this past week was no exception. 
On Tuesday I received a wonderful gift in the mail from Monica of The White Bench. She asked me several weeks ago for my address, and said she had a little something to send me. Well, my curiosity was peaked, but I had to wait for the special "little" gift to arrive from Italy. 
I opened it all very carefully as it was evident that there was something very delicate inside. What did find??? Nests! 4 sweet little birds nest that Monica very thoughtfully saved for me, when she read on my blog that I could not find real ones here is my area. I mean come on... how cool is that???
And not only did she take the time to gather them, she also sent along lovely heart that she made with antique linen, handwoven by her Great Grandmother!!!! Plus, some lovely doilies that belonged to her beloved Granny, and many other sweet little notions.
I will treasure everything, and be reminded of the great friendships I feel so blessed to have with women all over the world.
Thank you Monica!!!

28 comments:

Lataina said...

Wow, what beautiful and thoughtful gifts. =)

MissVermilion said...

Such special and lovely presents!! You're so lucky!

Linda K. said...

I know what you mean about not finding nests here. There is nothing to make one with!! Just dry brush. :( Poor little birds! Anyway, Beautiful little treasures you recieved. Still love your blog my friend. I have to return now and then to 'see' what you are up to. Take care,
Linda

gracie said...

How wonderfully thoughtful. We do meet the nicest friends in blogland...

Terri said...

You have a gorgeous blog! I am so glad you visited me so I could learn about you!
Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog, I really appreciate it. I am going to have a good look around you blog : )

What a lovely surprise to get in the mail from your friend!
Hugs,
Terri

Amy Kinser said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift. I love that she knew what the bird's nests meant to you and did something that kind hearted for you.

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

This is SO NEAT, Karen!!! I know exactly how you feel. I have made friends with lots of nice ladies at a scrapbook website and we send each other little "goodies" regularly, even though we've never met in person. What a TREAT it is to open each box! ENJOY your birdnests!

Hugs to YOU!
Patty

Shirley said...

We have many bird nest's in all of our everygreen tree's. We do remove them so the following year new nest's can be made. I know we have them around the shed somewhere as the work that goes in to making these beautiful nest's is awesome! What a lovely gift to send to you. I will have to remember to save ours this coming bird season.
What a nice blogger friend!
~Shirley

Sheila Rumney said...

What lovely gifts!

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Karen,

How sweet, and how wonderful all the goodies are. I, myself, have been blessed recently with goodies from blog friends and I will make a post this week to show them. I'm so excited you'll be coming to the luncheon, I absolutely love meeting new people, and most especially blog friends.

Big Hugs,
Meri

A Fanciful Life said...

Isn't there just something special about birds and nests? Oh, and sweet little colored or spotted eggs. That was a wonderful surprise you received - can't wait to see what you create!

Sharon :-)

sonya said...

How sweet of your blog friend to send all those wonderful treasures! We can find nest in this area and if you buy a real one in the stores around here, they range from $50 to $90! Isn't that crazy?? I usually just make fake ones, but I did find one at a garage sale for $2! I was thrilled!If I find them out in the woods, I leave them alone because birds usually come back every year.
I hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs,
Sonya

dianehobbit said...

A truley special gift! Looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with the nests. I am new to your blog and love it!

Lululiz said...

Such a beautiful, thoughtful gift. Blogger friends really are the best.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Dorthe said...

Oh Karen,
such a wonderfull gift- what a sweet friend-
I love all she send you-the little nests are lovely.
Hugs,Dorthe

fairyrocks said...

Beautiful, love happy mail

Charlene said...

LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!!!!Monica (& Kim) are such dolls! Reba & Kim used to exchange "puppy goodies" & send each other hugs & kisses. LOVE your nests. Can't wait to see what you do with them. HUGS! Charlene

linnea-maria said...

O godness what a bliss! Everything looks so delicate and lovely. Lucky you! /Therese

Linda said...

Wow..that is so sweet! I collect little bird nest also. I truly love birds and you have a truly nice friend to do this for you.

Lucys Baby said...

Oh such a loving gesture. We all love you Karen, you're a sweetie.

angelica jackson said...

Your blog is just gorgeous! What a wonderful gift to get in the mail!

Sylvia said...

What a nice gift to recieve, blog friends are the best!

Sylvia

Margo said...

Awesome! I have 5 nests myself, one two are Mockingbird nests...SO TINY I almost didn't see them! I haven't found one (on the ground that is) in a few years, but I'll share my finds with you now that I know you like them as well! Still want to do the "craft thing" but haven't had a day off in quite some time...don't forget about me!

Devonay said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful gift. Blog friends are the best!

BeautifulDees said...

Oh how wonderful...thing's to cherish for sure.Yes we do meet wonderful people on the blog's. Your blog is awesome...I wish I had your talent.
Love,Debbie

Nook & Cranny said...

How nice is all of these treasures.
Sweet bird nests.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

kecia said...

oh you lucky girl - i collect nests myself! i'll have to find you a jersey nest and send it your way,

kecia

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