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Friday, January 4, 2008

I AM SPEECHLESS.....!!!!!!

Thursday afternoon, about an hour after the cousins left, the UPS man rang my doorbell and hubby went to the door. He came walking in with this and handed it to me.

I am trying to think if I had ordered something and forgotten. But, then I saw the side of the box.......

Well, since Mackenzie-Childs and I have a HUGH luv affair going on, my heart started to beat a little bit faster.....a few beads of sweat formed on my forehead. I KNEW I hadn't forgotten if I had ordered anything from Mackenzie-Childs!!!! ?????????????

Even the tissue paper is just beautiful.....this box was tied with this pretty, creme colored ribbon but I was in such an excited state by this time, I forgot to get a picture until I had already taken the ribbon off....There was a little M-C card tucked beneath the ribbon...This is a 70th birthday gift from my wonderful friend, NAN!

Nan......I am so surprised and full of heartfelt thanks for your thoughtfulness, I can't find words other than THANK YOU so much.

And, here was ANOTHER beautiful little bright red box with shiny gold print.....At this point, it is taking all I've got to keep from ripping the lid off..but I so wanted pictures of it all to show you.

Oh, is the prettiest little, glass Christmas ornament, in the shape of a Mackenzie-Childs shopping bag you've ever seen. Just lovely. I do believe that the workmanship that went into this precious, miniature bag is even more than the larger pieces. And, there on the front for all the world to see...."MACKENZIE-CHILDS". :)

The front, with the Courtly Check that I love and look at the bright stripes on the sides of the bag. Soooo eye-catching. oooooo, I am so excited!

Oh, NAN, you knew I would love this.....and I do!!! This will look fabulous on my Christmas tree next year....yes, sir, ree. will also stay out and not packed away, to use in my living room so that I can see it. It looks so cute, tucked in beside some of my other pieces. I will leave it out year 'round and smile every time I look at it. It does make my heart sing!!

Thank you again, my dear friend. For this lovely, little bag, for the blog Surprise Birthday Party but mostly for your warm heart and comforting friendship.
Ladies, be sure to go by Nan's at She has such a beautiful blog and you will love visiting her.


Janet said...


What a lucky girl you are, I can just imagine your excitement. My calendar from M-C came yesterday in the biggest box you can imagine LOL, for a calendar. Looks great hanging up and now I can "organize" my time for 2008.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
I'm here for coffee and a piece of that pie that was left. That is so sweet of Nan to send you that beautiful MC gift. I was going to say, I would leave it out year round as well. I bet it would look pretty somewhere in your kitchen near your MC Tea Pot that you have and that, what I call a dessert platter. LOL. It was the tiered thing with 2 plates on it. I don't know all them fancy words. LOL. "THANK YOU" for sharing such a beautiful gift with us. Nan is such a sweetheart. I always enjoy my visits with her. I also enjoyed my time at your "Surprise Birthday Party" she gave you as well. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.
P.S. "THANNK YOU" for the coffee and piece of pie. It sure was yummy.

Tammy B. said...

How sweet !! And it is beautiful. I wish I was a fly on the wall to see your surprise when you got it .
Have a good day !

PAT said...

What a beautiful birthday surprise! I love it!


PEA said...

Good morning dear BJ:-)

I've just read your last few posts and oh my, those pies and breakfast casserole look soooo yummy! I've copied the recipe and will have to give it a try the next time I have company:-) How wonderful of your friend Nan to surprise you with that little glass gift bag ornament, it's really gorgeous. Take care dear friend and here's to a wonderful year of friendship!! xoxo

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a wonderful treat! I'm catching up from being out of town - Happy Birthday to you!!!


Stephanie said...

Oh how lucky you are !!
What a great surprise, I love that when that happens!!
That makes me want to go shopping :D

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
What a beautiful surprise!!!
Nan is a great friend !!!
Enjoy it !

Cottage Contessa said...

What a gorgeous gift, from one beautiful lady to another! Everyone just loves you so BJ because you're an honest to goodness sweetheart!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Thank-you BJ for asking about my camera. Yes I did find it, I am so glad I just have not had time to take a pic of my book. I hope maybe tomarrow. I have been going to work at 4 am and that is my normal time that I blog. I love all of your special gifts you got in the mail and all the things that orderd. I like getting things in the mail everymonth I can't wait to get my magazines.

Nan said...

Hi there! Well, I am so glad you like the ornament. I thought you would since it matches your other pieces. I was so hoping it would arrive before or on your birthday but I guess with the holidays things were a little behind schedule.
I wanted to do a little more than just the virtual party for your big day.

Tammy said...

You truly are blessed!

Have a great evening!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi BJ!

Wishing you and your family a Happy New year! How exciting to receive such a beautiful gift from Nan! It is indeed a lovely piece...enjoy!! :o)



Betty said...

OMG, BJ, what a nice surprise. Have you ever met Nan in person? I'll bet you haven't, which makes it all the more special to get to know people online. When you make friends online, you love them for their heart and not for their looks or for what they have in the way of material possessions. I think it's so neat. It seems Nan loves you for the kind of person you are, which makes me want to get to know you better. said...

That is just beautiful! What a nice suprise for you!! Love and Hugs, Grams

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ What a great little gift! I am sure you will find the perfect spot for it. Such a nice biirthday present. Rhondi

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how thoughtful!You have such a wonderful friend!!

Meggie said...

What a perfect gift, BJ. Such a special friend....

Michelle said...

What a lovely gift and just perfect for your collection..


Anita said...

Oh my gosh, isn't that just gorgeous! What a wonderful surprise! That was so sweet of her... :)
I love it when my friends get great surprises like that! :D