Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beautiful Mother's Day Gifts!

Hi everyone, 
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!. I had a really nice one. Earlier in the week, I got a surprise gift from a very sweet sister in law, not for Mother's Day, but a "just because" gift. It is the beautiful purse you see above. It is a tote made by Isabella's Journey, a beautiful tapestry with beads on the handle. It has a zipper and also some useful pockets inside. I was delightfully surprised. Thanks for the lovely gift!

Earlier in the week, I also received a package from my daughter who lives in Northern Ireland. I, of course, couldn't wait to open it until Mother's Day, so I didn't hesitate to tear off the paper on the little wrapped gifts inside the mailer and found an assortment of wonderful things!

First, there was a little book, which I will use as a sketch book and it has a handpainted flower design on the front of it, done by an artist in Kent, Egnland. Very, very cute....a clever idea. In another box was a pretty flowered writing pen that matches it so well.

NOTE:I don't know what all this space is between my photos, but since Google changed Blogger it is very hard for me to properly blog, and I am pretty disgusted with it. So bear with me.

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Also in the package was a really beautiful necklace with two strands of chain and beads and a darling little dangling tea pot! I love it and wore it yesterday to church and to our Mother's Day breakfast/tea at church. It received rave reviews!
I also got a dozen red roses, which are really lovely.
And a very pretty cactus dish garden in a pottery pot. It came with a little squeeze dropper to use to water it. How handy that will be and hopefully will keep me from over-watering it.
Well, I got a phone call from Kelli, my daughter, and then  Greg, my son and the two grandsons came for a visit and we went to our new "Applebees" for lunch. I had a wonderful day and thank all those sweet ones who made it so. I am still smiling!


  1. O my what lovely things you received, so nice..I love the Teapot necklace been wanting one for a while now...Have a great afternoon with love Janice @ spoonwither.blogspot.com...

  2. You had a lovely Mother's Day. And lovely gifts of love. I know what you mean by Blogger. It is frustrating, but we will overlook the mechanics of things and just enjoy our blogs.

  3. Glad you had a good Mother's Day! It took me awhile to get used to blogger when it changed to New Blogger. I struggled with a few things for several weeks but then finally got used to it.

  4. Happy belated mother's day to you!
    That's so beautiful gifts!

  5. Like the gifts...the flowers look so beautiful...I appreciate it.
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    Hank Hendricks has been a student at the University of New Hampshire- Whittmore School of Business and Economics.
    At the university he was a very active participant in the student researcher group.

  6. Nice ideas...I am always at a loss for teacher gifts.
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