Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“Gifts” from blog friends (there’s one for YOU in this list too!!!)

I am so very blessed to have so many wonderful blog friends.

Thanks to those of you who take the time to write and send cards. I cherish each and every one!

Recently I won a Giveaway at Hob Nobbers and Sandy sent me a package filled with goodies!


An antique bowl, butter paddle and a beautiful magazine. They have lots of wonderful antiques in their Etsy shop HERE.


I love the sweet little card too.


Even the packaging was pretty!

Danice from Homespun Hannah’s sent me a birthday gift too.


What a nice surprise…all things Lavender! She and I have been penpals for a long time and I love the postcards and notes she sends all through the year.


Diane at Diane Writes sent me a postcard from the Phillipines. She and I have been ‘namemates’ for as long as we’ve had blogs!

 Sending you love and prayers, my friend!


And here’s a gift that we can all enjoy!


My Florida blog friend, Mac has written a beautiful short story and is giving it away to us all FREE HERE! (while the offer lasts! heehee) He’s written other books you can buy online. Just look at his blog for beautiful nature photos of Florida and links to his books.  R. Mac Wheeler, his blog is HERE! Thanks Mac!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, your gifts are wonderful. I love the antique bowl and butter paddle. Pretty cards. I have visited R. Mac blogs, lovely images from Florida. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Arlene Grimm said...

How nice! The blogging community is a great one!!

Susie said...

Diane, You received some wonderful gifts. Love that bowl. I'll check out some of these sites. Blessings for a fun day , xoxo, Susie

RleT E-M said...

Enjoy you gifts Diane and keep having fun!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw, Diane, yer so sweet!!!!

Linda H said...

Lovely gifts! That bowl and butter paddle are drool-worthy! Visited Mac's blog, lovely nature shots!

Connie said...

My goodness . . . your cup is running over . . . with blessings, friendship and love. Good thinks happen to sweet people . . . Happy Birthday!
Connie :)

happyone said...

What wonderful gifts you have received. Love the wooden bowl and paddle.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such fun gifts! I love that bowl!! I'm heading to Mac's blog for sure! Love the azaleas in your header Sis. It's making me feel better to see flowers blooming everywhere! Hugs!

Pondside said...

Aren't blogging friends just lovely?!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely gifts.

I must visit Mac's blog - thanks for the link

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

I agree, blog buddies are the best.
Thank you!
Love, Carla

September Violets said...

You have been spoiled with such beautiful gifts. Love that antique butter bowl & paddle. The cards are so sweet too. You can't beat blogging friends ;)

podso said...

I did go read the short story. And you're right. Sort of stays with you after you've read it.

Inger said...

Blogging friends are so wonderful. True friends. Love all the gifts you received.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Diane. Aren't blog friends a treasure! Your gifts are so sweet.

sandy said...

Well, I must have missed your birthday so Belated Happy Birthday! How fun that you won the Give Away close to your B-day. So, uuummm, that was your present. LOL Thanks for sharing the link to my shop!
Have a wonderful "upcoming" weekend. After having 60 degree weather here (a record for Feb.) we will be having another snowstorm with 12-20 inches of snow. That's how it is in Minnesota!

Lorrie said...

What lovely mail you've received. Blogging friends are wonderful!

Sam I Am...... said...

What lovely gifts and sweet sentiments! You have some very talented friends!

Linda Walker said...

Happy Belated Birthday Diane! Hope it was lovely! So many pretty things you've received! I would have to agree that blogging friends are the best!I have saved all my sweet gifts, cards and notes from blogging friends and they are in a special box. Every once and a while I sit down and look at them all and read the cards. It's heartwarming actually! Hope all is well Diane!

Cranberry Morning said...

What lovely gifts, Diane, and so fun to receive something besides bills in the mail! :-) I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. xo

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful and generous collection of lovely things you have shared. Beautiful photos and wonderful thoughtfulness. How nice of your friend to share her story.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Yes, blog friends are the best! I'm going to meet one in person next week. This will make 7 I've met in person. I've often thought that if I was a fabulously rich millionaire I'd love to rent a cruise ship and invite all my blogging friends. Wouldn't that be amazing?!
Still, it is wonderful to have the internet to practice the old-time art of pen-paling (if that's a word!) through blogging. xo Deborah

Margie said...

Congrats on the giveaway win! The kindness and generosity of blogging friends never ceases to amaze me. I'm a former stamp collector so I enjoyed seeing the interesting postage from your packages.

Cherdecor said...

Blogging friends are the best! They showed you that they love you by all the gifts you have rec'd. I am wondering how they got your address? You are a blessed blogger!

Debbie said...

soooo fun, i LOVE snail mail and pretty packages!!!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Blog friends are the best! I do think that blogging has somewhat taken the place of penpals, a kind of virtual friendship that has brought so many amazing women into my life! Happy belated birthday :)

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane,
How blessed you are to have such friends. Then again one must be a good friend in order to attract good friends. I adore you antique bowl and spoon.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Helen xx

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Aren't we a blessed community! I love getting packages and letters in the mail too.
Happy Belated Birthday I hope it was extra special!

Mildred said...

Very thoughtful gifts!
I wish you a blessed weekend.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Belated birthday wishes dear Diane!
How kind our blogging friends are - the magazine looks lovely to me as well.
I have another biggish birthday coming up next month so we aren't far apart!
Maybe we should do another postcard swap - let me know your thoughts?
Shane x

Diane Writes said...

Hello namemate!!!!! It's been a while since I visited. Apologies :( Truth is, I haven't been blog hopping for a number of years already. I sent the card too late haha It was initially intended as a Xmas / New Year card. Nevertheless, I'm happy that it arrived. Thank you for still remembering me. You are still a consistent and prolific blogger / photographer. Wishing you a great week ahead!