Friday, July 9, 2010

~ A Happy Surprise ~

Colorful flowers make me happy :-).

When I received this pretty package wrapped in colorful flowers, I was very, very happy!

I guess it's no secret that I have a soft spot for birds.

When I opened the card that accompanied this pretty package, this is what I saw.  A little girl hugging an adorable bluebird.  Oh my goodness, I want to be her. :-)
Inside the card was a sweet note from Carrie at Cottage Cozy.  She said she wanted to surprise me with a gift that she had made for me.  If you have visited Carrie, you will know that she is a very talented craft artist.  She recently moved to a new home and gave a tour.  After seeing her craft room, I knew I was in for an exciting surprise.

In addition to my love of birds, you may have noticed a little blue & yellow love taking place around here :-).  When I tore into gently opened the package, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this little birdie.

And when I spied this little blue mug, I was over the moon.  That swirl of whipped cream on top reminds me of my favorite summer coffee indulgence ~ Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino.

Flowers embellished with buttons & pearls ~ swoon, swoon...

All add up to a very sweet surprise from a very sweet blog friend.

I am constantly amazed at the vast array of talent out there in blog land.  The extent of my craft supplies could be found inside a shoebox.  In other words, I wasn't at the front of the line when they were passing out the craft genes.  So, to be the recipient of such a beautiful, handmade gift makes me very happy.

I'm off to find the perfect spot to display this treasure.

Hope your weekend is colorful & happy.


  1. What a beautiful surprise from a very talented friend!
    Happy Weekend!

  2. That card would have stole my heart too!

  3. What a sweet treat for you! It looks like it was just "cut and carved" to be everything to make you happy! Bless the sender and the receiver!! :)

  4. your friend knows you so well! what a great surprise!

  5. It's darling! What a sweet package from a friend.

  6. So cute! What a lovely surprise. I know that would have made my day!


  7. Don't you just love those extraordinary moments, when you are least expecting it, that you receive a fun package like you did? What a special, from the heart gift. I do beg to differ with you though, on your not being given craft genes though. Crafting and artistic genes take on many different forms, and I happen to think you are one gifted lady when it comes to artistically and creatively doing blog posts. You have a real eye for color and a kind and caring heart. The last of your pictures with the thank you written out on the board, is so beautiful and so uniquely done:)

  8. What a beautiful surprise from a very sweet friend.


  9. What a sweetheart she is! Love all of your pretty things! Perfect for your home...but our friends always know just what we like! Enjoy! ♥

  10. What a fun brighten up your day! Enjoy.

  11. Doesn't that just make you believe in the human race?

  12. Oh how I love Zinnias.....yours look so pretty.

    The card is so cute....and such a nice surprise for you....
    Friends are a blessing.... that's for sure.

  13. Reading and seeing this wonderful post made me happy! Love all the color. A great blogging friend you have there.

  14. Hi Kim ~ Absolutely charming! Hugs ~ Teri

  15. Very pretty Kim! I do love vibrant color as well. :)

  16. Hi Kim,
    Aren't friends great! You got such a sweet package!
    Love the bird!
    The awning you mentioned is retractable and roll up completely out of the way. Makes a big, big difference for shade.

  17. Oh what a wonderful surprise you received, so much fun to get a package in the mail. Your gift is a true treasure.

  18. accckkkk...

    That's a weak scream, but I have no energy left for a full-blown one. ;>

  19. You are so very welcome...I am "over the moon" that you like it! What a beautiful post! By the way...the 3 + 1 = 4 flashcard is for your lovely family of 4....Happy to have brought you smiles...carrie


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