Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Fun and Unexpected Package

A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from a reader telling me she had something she'd like to mail to me.   She explained that she is an Assistant Director of a library (pictured above, isn't it lovely?)  While she doesn't have a blog of her own, she enjoys blog reading.  She signed her e-mail Diane, The Library Lady.

  When her package arrived, my husband and I had so much fun looking through the cute and clever items she had sent.  It seems in one bag I have received the solution to losing "all" of my marbles, pretty pencils that change colors according to heat or cold, a P.U.S.H button (PrayUntilSomethingHappens), a Sponge Survival kit, A Good Egg, note cards and more.

I must say I was particularly intrigued by this one.
Can you guess what it is?

 A coin purse made from a Half & Half carton.
I use Half & Half every morning, but have never once thought to use the carton in such a creative manner.  Diane told me that she makes these to give to the kids along with their first library card.  How cute is that?  In fact she said that all of these clever little gifts are things she makes to give to her library patrons when she thinks they could use some uplifting or to let them know she is thinking of them.  

 I like the motto on the calendar from Diane's library.
It seems to me they are going the extra mile to make the kids happy and inspired to read forever.  

  I stopped in at our local library yesterday and came home with a few books.  Despite the fact that I'm nearly done with one book, I started one of my library books last night and sat up til nearly midnight reading it.  I can relate to the poem on the bookmarks Diane sent.  Can you?

In the bottom of the box I discovered one more gift.
An adorable vintage planter.  I guess it's no secret that I have a fondness for these and this one really makes me smile :).  The colors fit in perfectly and that little duck is such a cutie.

 He's happy in his new home on my kitchen desk.
I'm going to use him to hold pens and pencils which will come in handy as I write up menus and grocery lists.
 I've got my tea cup ready to go because next time I'm sitting at the desk and the clock strikes half past three ...

 I'll be ready (thanks to Diane the Library Lady).

Thank you for your thoughtful gift Diane.
Although we have not met, I know that you are an asset to your library and a blessing to your library patrons.



  1. What a special lady Diane is! Isn't it wonderful that someone was thinking especially of you?! ( I sure wish that a lot of these gals blogged! )

  2. What a sweet thing to do! And she is not even a blogger ;-) Love the vintage duck planter. xo

  3. What a sweet and fun gift...and how thoughtful of her to send it...enjoy!

  4. Oh what wonderful cute and thoughtful gifts that Diane sent you.

  5. Those were wonderful gifts from a thoughtful blog friend. Don't you just love getting surprises in the mail? I really like the book marks. I'm not much of a reader, but I do enjoy reading blogs. The girl on these bookmarks is so sweet. The Library Lady made your day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. What a wonderful lady to take such good care of the children. What a nice gift she sent to you. Enjoy them.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. How thoughtful and nice of Diane to send you these sweet gifts! She sounds like a wonderful friend and library lady.

  8. Kim,
    I'm so excited to see my little "surcies" were liked and featured on your blog.

    If it made your day, then my day was made ever better.

    The Library Lady

  9. How lovely to receive such a package in the mail. Diane is so thoughtful and creative. Her library patrons must really love her, too.

  10. Don't you just love random acts of kindness, especially in the middle of an ordinary week? What a kind gesture for you, from this special lady. The vintage pencil holder looks just like something you would pick up at the flea market. You did a good job in sharing her sweet gift.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  11. What a sweet sweet gift! It makes me think about the package you sent me with surprises! Blog buddies always know just what we love! Sweet hugs!

  12. What a sweet lady! I just stumbled upon your blog and this post spoke to me. I love books and the library. I have such fond memories on my Grandma taking me there when I was a girl. She instilled in me a love of books and it's stuck with me for all these years. Bonus!...I have new found respect for half & half containers! :)


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