FYI

My NEW blog address is
bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

and I have a link to where you can receive
SWEET NOTHINGS posts in your EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Please go to the NEW BLOG.
thanks, bj

Monday, August 18, 2008

~ ~ MY THANKS ~ ~

OOOOOOO, I received a
PRESENT...
A "just because" gift...
the bestest kind !

You all know the feeling you get when you open your front door and
THERE SITS A PACKAGE....
with YOUR name on it !!


I TRIED to open the box slowly, taking photos of every step of the way,
but my excitement got the best of me before I realized I'd
TORN OPEN
everything but this last little gift with the card.....
BLACK AND WHITE AND POLKA DOTS
are the things
MY
dreams are made of .........
Even the simple BJ and hand drawn heart shows me a
true artist
sent this to me.......

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL, LITTLE HANDMADE CARD !
OH, THANK YOU, MARY

A lovely vintage scarf that is just
PERFECT
for a vintage dresser I have in my guest room....
How did you know, Mary ??

I really got excited when I saw that
MARY
had included 2 of her note cards with photos
SHE TOOK.
I hope you know I will treasure these, Mary...won't be using them to send to anyone...
Pretty sure they will go right in a pretty frame and hang in my living room !

Oh, and how could I NOT just fall in love with this beautiful plate...

I LOVE it !


OOOOOO, more
BLACK AND WHITE AND POLKA DOTS ...

what an adorable pitcher !!


This is just AWESOME...
this little copper heart is
HANDMADE
and it has an inscription on the back...
"BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART"
dated '88

Oh, I do so love this, MARY...
Thank you!


A precious tower of the
CUTEST
note pads...IN MY COLORS !


The most precious of tiny trays...
this will sit on my kitchen counter...
I've already put it there and it looks
GREAT....


What a
priceless treasure of
things from a wonderful lady....


MARY, you know me so well and knew I would love every single thing you were so kind as to send to me.

Yes, I DO count my blessings, as on the plate...

AND FRIENDS LIKE YOU ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST .

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all these treasures and for
YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

love, bj

p.s. Would ya'll please stop by MARY'S LITTLE RED HOUSE and whisper how sweet she is !!

30 comments:

Anita said...

What beautiful things! :)

Beverly said...

BJ, that must have been like receiving a surprise goodie box. And, it was truly filled with treasures.

Mary is very special, and she thinks you are special, too.

Mary said...

Dear bj,
I'm so glad you like your gifts. You're such a sweetheart, and you are very welcome!
xoxo,
Mary

nikkicrumpet said...

Isn't it amazing the beautiful kindness that weaves it's way through blogland. I have met the sweetest people. And this post just goes to show the wonderful generosity that is out there! And if anyone deserves love and generosity it is you dear BJ. You are such an inspiration to everyone. And look at the lesson that Mary has taught us! Have a fabulous day!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet gift froma sweet lady! Why wait til Christmas to give someone a pretty surprise?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a nice present BJ . Love all your treasures . Have a blessed day .

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ -
Oh what wonderful gifts you received! I especially love the yellow tray. I only wish I could stop by and see it on your counter. The tower of notepads is great. I saw some in blues at a local store and I wanted to buy them for my dear mother. I may go back and get them for a 'just because' gift for her. No reason needed!
~Adrienne~

Brown-Eyes said...

Aren't surprises FUN?...the GOOD ones I mean. Whatever the contents of a surprise pkg. are, they are always more special when packed with love as in this case.
;-) Brown-Eyes

PAT said...

Sweet gifts, BJ!

Jeanne said...

BJ, Just because someone loves you, became a boat load of very lovely gifts. No surprise here. Smile. Enjoy everything, you deserved a 'surprise box' after all you have been through. My grandmother would agree.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

SweetAnnee said...

Lovely gifts for a most lovely lady!!
love to you, Deena

Debbie from NJ said...

BJ,

What wonderful gifts you received!
Aren't these 'just because' gifts the best? Enjoy them!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Just because gifts are the best kind!!!
Diane

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

Oh my just look at all these pretty things! Yep, there is a certain excitement when opening a box with your name on it....fun fun!! :o) Enjoy all your special treasures!

Smiles...

Beverly

BittersweetPunkin said...

How wonderful...she must like you...LOL!!
Hugs,
Robin

Picket said...

Oh BJ what beautiful treasures from Mary!!!! That was so sweet of her....what a great start to a great day!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What lovely gifts, and a special friend!
:)

Susie said...

Hi BJ,
What fun to open a gift from a friend filled with so many treasures.
Hope you have wonderful week!
hugs))

Linda's Blue Gate said...

WOW and double WOW.... those beauties have your name all over.... isn't that the sweetest and most thoughtful of Mary..... How fun for you dear BJ
HUgs
Linda

Marcela said...

Hi Bj
I love all the beautiful things that Mary sent you!!!
Have a great week
Hugs
Marcela

Rhondi said...

Wow BJ! What a generous gift! I can see why you'd love it. Isn't it nice to be surprised and spoiled sometimes? I know you'll enjoy every one of those goodies.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary said...

BJ,

What a lovely gift. It's always nice to receive a surprise in the mail. Mary sure does know what you like. It's all beautiful. Enjoy!

Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

I bet this felt like Christmas, opening all those lovely things...Congratulations! nancy

Susie Q said...

Isn't Mary the sweetest? Of course, so is our BJ!
Those are just treasures and hwo happy they will be in their new home!!
Love,
Sue

Susan said...

Hi BJ,
Just wanted to let you know I decided to dive into Blog Land...hope you stop by sometime! :-) Susan
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Tara said...

Bj

How nice for you! She is a special lady!

KJ said...

What a treasure trove! I love the embroidered scarf! I call these gifts "ju-be's"— (rhymes with chubby.) How wonderful to be the recipient of all these goodies!

Oh happy day!
KJ

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh BJ ..... that was just the sweetest package Mary sent to you! Everything just has your name on it.

Hope you have the best of weeks :-) Rosie

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi BJ...you got some beautiful treasures from Mary. Just gorgeous!

Hugz,
Michele

Daisy Cottage said...

ahhhhhh - Mary is such a SWEETHEART!! What perfect gifts for you BJ! I know you will treasure them!!
(((((hugs))))

xoxoxoxo,
Kim