Friday, April 30, 2010

~A SECRET SWAP - and Gifts From Sweet Ginger~

When people bless you...they just BLESS! 

You know?
About ten days ago a big ole box arrived on my doorstep!

What could it be?

I wasn't expecting anything...not that I could remember anyway (sorta gettin' old here)!  I hadn't purchased any sweet things of late and I was sure I hadn't won any bids on eBay.  AND...my luck (which I don't believe in!) hadn't led a single person to draw my name in any of the INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAYS going on over the past month...
I never win anything...(Oops..not true!  I won a FABULOUS Giveaway last year from Martha and also one from Laura...AND I was gifted with a sweet little necklace from Sherry, unexpected books from Marilyn and that 2die4 bonnet from Sara)...  Am I forgetting anyone?  Oh yes...pretty handmade paper roses from Miss Connie!  Am I forgetting someone?  Oh yes...Mary Don...she sent me a menagerie of fabulous old finds!)...
Now...I couldn't WAIT to open this box.  It had MY name on it and the name on the return address label was none other than my friend, Ginger, (who happens to live in the same beautiful state as ME!).  This, of course, made me even more excited to rip it open!

Tucked inside were the most FABULOUS things. All wrapped up in pretty tissue and dainty bows were tiny little packages all for me!   A darling hand made Tussy Mussy, a precious vintage creamy white Creamer, a tiny bejeweled box filled with dainty little finds (like a tiny key, an aging rhinestone earring, old tickets, etc.),  a  vintage crocheted doily and a lovely lace and heart hand-towel...
Now peeps...I ALWAYS have SOMETHING to say (just ask my kids and my siblings) about  EVERYTHING... but when I opened the box of goodies the words just left me.  All I could think of was what a GENEROUS, LOVING friend Ginger is...and how very blessed I am!
 Someday I hope my heart grows as big as yours already is Miss G.  I'm honored to call her friend.  Thank you GingerGirl.  You will never know how very frazzled I was the day your pretties arrived.  It was a little boost from the Most High, sent to me by YOUR loving, gracious, talented hands!

Blessings to you as you remember it is always better to give than receive...(but GETTING is great, too!).

24 comments:

Sara said...

a very precious gift for a very precious lady!!!

someplace in thyme said...

OH REBECCA, I WOULD SAY BLESSINGS AND LUCK IS YOURS GIRLFRIEND. GINGER'S GORGEOUS GIFTS TO YOU ARE EYE CANDY FOR SURE. SO MUCH TO SEE AND ADMIRE. AREN'T BLOGGERS JUST THE BEST. THANKYOU FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL BOUNTY WITH US, CHAR

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You are one of most talented lady,dear Rebecca and all of gifts what do you recieved is totally deserved andoh,my Godness,what for enchanted lovely gifts...

Wish you avery blessed,really great sunny weekend,my dear friend!-)*

My Love for you,sincerely yours,
***Violetta***

Marilyn said...

I read blogs daily & I still find it amazing how kind & considerate people can be. Either with a gift of something a person mentioned once or with prayers for healing like I am being blessed with of late!!
Blogging has restrengthened my faith in humanity!!
Hugs,
Marilyn

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Lovely gifts from lovely Ginger for a lovely person.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
What a lovely gift from one lovely friend to another!
Ginger is a sweetheart and if it wasn't for her, I would not have a blog!!
I am so glad that her wonderful gifts for you brightened a gloomy day for you!
Debbie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How wondrful to get a sweet gift just because!!

Beth Niquette said...

Lovely lovely blog.

Blessings to you!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a precious gift, to a precious lady. Lucky you. I love the post about vintage hats. Yours are stunning as usual. Please remember to keep me in prayer. I am have a hard time right now. Thanks dear friend. Love, Martha

Terra said...

How sweet to have a friend like Miss G, who surprised you with the fantabulous gift array.

Nancy's Notes said...

Rebecca, what precious gifts! I am thankful I found your wonderful blog, it's a treat every time I drop in to see you!

Hugs,
Nancy

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely suprise...you are truely blessed Miss Rebecca! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wanda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What pretties Ginger sent you. The best gift is having such a dear friend.

Tanza said...

Hi Sweet ~r~,
Ooohh .. isn't Ginger the sweetest !! loving all your pretties from her !! Yours is all so you .. she did soo good !! I'm still playing with all mine !! You KNOW how I am like that .. I have to let it all soak in, before it finds a pretty place to sit .. hoping you have a wonderfully blessed week-end, with Mr. Wonderful ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Mari said...

HELLO REBECCA,
WELL YOU KNOW SWEET LADIES, GET SWEET GIFTS, AND YOU DESERVE THEM, FOR BEING SO SWEET AND KIND HEARTED :) ENJOY YOUR PERCIOUS NEW TREASURES, WISHING YOU A HAPPY WEEKEND :)

Lisa said...

Very Lovely Pinks!! How very nice to get them when you needed them! I got two lovely packages the day after my sweet Casey died and it was just more than I could have hoped for! Blog friends are some of the very best EVER!

Hugs, Lisa

Lynn B said...

Beautiful gifts for a lovely generous lady!

Ginger said...

Rebecca, thank you for all your sweet words about my gift to you. I am so glad you enjoyed your surprise. You are such a giving, sweet lady and I just wanted to give back to YOU!! I cherish your friendship. Enjoy dear lady and Happy May Day

Hugs & XO
Ginger

Julies knitting corner said...

What a lovely friend you have I am sure your gifts were well deserved. best wishes Julie.C

Dolores said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of such lovely gifts. Surprise gifts are always so much fun...
Happy May Day!

ginny said...

Rebecca, you must be a very good and faithful friend! I have been rewarded a few times from friends who surprised me, especially when we were experiencing our lowest times after my husband lost his job in 2007. What a blessing for sure!

Marydon Ford said...

Ginger is a peach of a gal ... she gives from her heart so generously.
Your pretties are fabulous, Rebecca, & so you!

Enjoy, sweet friend.
Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

BECKY said...

How wonderful that something so lovely was sent to lovely YOU!!

All of your goodies are beautiful, and right up your alley, huh?

Enjoy sweetie!
And thank you so much for your prayers! I'm so blessed to know that you're praying for me!!
Love and hugs,
Becky

Sandy said...

It is such a gloomy, dreary day here. I decided to take a little "vacation" and search the web. Your wonderful blog helped chase away the blahs.

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