Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friends and Gifts

I have been truly spoiled. I received some wonderful gifts from some sweet friends for no reason at all. The cool thing is they came when I needed a little lift. None of them knew I needed a lift, but they gave me gifts just the same. Isn't it wonderful how friends just seem to know that?

There's a miracle of friendship that dwells within the heart
And you don't know how it happens
or where it gets its start
But the happiness it brings you
always gives a special lift
And you realize that Friendship
Is God's most precious gift

I don't know who wrote that, but I love it and write it in cards. Feel free to share it with your friends.

My friend Lyd gave me this teapot. She know's how much I adore collecting these creamy pieces. In fact, Lyd has given me most of my collection. It's simply beautiful and I get so excited over each piece. I'll take a picture of my display case with all the pieces when the light is better. It's rainy today. Thanks again for this Lyd. You didn't have to, but I love it!!!!!!!! You know I'm doing the happy dance right now. :)

This little notebook came from my friend Carrie Gonzalez, at Noelle Garrett Designs. I purchased something from her and she included this charming little notebook that she created. Carrie makes lots of beautiful and unique art. Check out her site and her blog here. Thanks Carrie! I love it!!!!

This bracelet is simply incredible! It was designed and created by my friend Gail Friend, at Gail Friend Designs. Yep, her last name is Friend and a good friend she is. Gail makes some of the most incredible jewelry pieces. I'm always drooling over her work. I have a really tiny wrist and Gail made this especially for me. It's a perfect fit and I think it's just gorgeous! I mean it doesn't get any better than bunnies with bling! You can find Gail's site and blog here. Thank you so much Gail, I will treasure it always!!

This adorable sign was given to me by my friend Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage. Amy and I share a love for bunnies and frou frou stuff. I think this sign says it all. I have it hanging up in Bunnyville and I look at it and love it every day. Visit Amy's sweet blog and shop here.
Thanks so much for this Amy, I love it and it's the perfect decoration for Bunnyville!!!

Finally, is a pillow I made this weekend. It's made from a vintage dresser scarf, a vintage hanky and a rose appliqued onto a piece of vintage linen. I love the way it turned out. It's soft and simple. It's available on my site if you have a friend you might like to send a gift to. You know, just because your friends, you care about them, and they are your most precious gift.

Bunny hugs and kisses to all of you,


gail said...

Hi Michelle.. WOW what a great week you have had! I am so happy you liked your bracelet. I couldnt resist. It is soooo you! :) I hope you have a great week. Your such a sweet friend... hugs, gail

Marie said...

Hi Michelle,
What beautiful gifts. That teapot is gorgeous. I also have one of Gail's bracelets, and I love it. I wear it all the time and I keep getting compliments. As far as Carrie, well, she also creates exquisite items. I love getting things from Carrie. It is like opening a present. thanks for sharing Michelle. Now I will check out Amy's site.

Susie said...

Hi Shell! I oooh'd and aaah'd over each picture! What lovely gifts from your friends! Your pillow is so pretty!
The Polka Dot Rose

Susan said...

Fun gifts! My BFF and I work that theory has always been if you didn't send me flowers when I was alive, don't bother when I am gone!!! LOL!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

Roxie said...

What a great circle of friends you have. I hope I'm still your friend even though I didn't send anything. LOL I'm J/K'ing! You know I love ya girl!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Michelle,
My goodness what a fun week you had! Your gifts are so beautiful! I'm glad you like your little notebook, just a little thank you for being such a sweetie! I love that quote too.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous teapot! Everything is so special. I hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful week.

Patricia said...

You deserve the special hugs, sweetpea. Everything is loverly (that teapot is divine). Enjoy. Your pillow is precious, nice work, bunny lady.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Debbie said...

What a lucky girl you are! I have that teapot in my cottage shop and it is even prettier in person than in the picture! Love your pretty pillow too. :)

Pink hugs,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shell! WOW!! I LOVE all of your new gifts! The teapot is so beautiful and the bracelet is so adorable and so you!! I love it! You deserve all of this and more, you are such a sweetheart and i am so happy to know you :)

Kiss those sweet bunnies for me!
Big hugs,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh and the pillow is gorgeous!! Your talent is amazing!

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Shel, such lovelies from your buddies. Lucky girl! Your pillow is adorable too. kath

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Shell,
You lucky girl you. I love Gail's bracelet. She does such awesome work! Carrie does too. That is a great surprise she had for you. Have a great day in Bunnieville! Birdville is getting noisey today.

Shabby Shan said...

What a lucky girl you are! Those are some very pretty surprises. The pillow you made is beautiful!!!


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful Michelle! I have the same teapot. Love the pillow you made too. Have a great week!

Beloved Creations said...

that teapot took my breath away. love the bunny pillow too.

Lori said...

what sweet goodies you got from all of your friends...i love that buny darling...i have a really tiny wrist too, i can never find a watch or bracelet that doesn't fall right off of me...

Flor Larios Art said...

Beautiful gifts! My favorite is the bracelet, cute!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Shell you are always so sweet to share your love of all things beautiful. You have some wonderful friends.

Your pillow design is adorable.

I'd have to agree Gails bracelet is just perfect especially for you!

SoCal Helene said...

Michelle, you have really scored.......the teapot, the journal, the bracelet, the plaque, wow, everything is just beautiful and the pillow you made is amazing! Thanks for stopping by the other day, glad you liked the pink!
I will send some nice and sunny weather your way, I will share!
Hugs, Helene