Saturday, February 23, 2008

Floral Tea

Guess what showed up on my doorstep yesterday?That's right....a box in a box! My son was soooo excited, he thought there would be another box inside of it and then another inside of it and so on....

But instead of nesting boxes, I found this~

A beautiful floral tea cup with a precious arrangement of petite posies. Tied to the handle with a satin bow was a lovely little hand-made tag...

Don't you just love the beautiful Dove with its wings outstretched, carrying a rose in it's beak?!

This wonderful gift was made for me by Mary at Little Red House. I participated in a her Pay It Forward challenge a little while back and this is my gorgeous reward:) It looks absolutely perfect sitting on my Grandmother's cedar trunk. Thank you so much Mary, it's colorful and cheerful and I just love it!!

22 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful gift....just the right thing for Spring :-) Rosie

Michelle said...

What a beautiful gift! That tea cup and arrangement is so pretty:)

Michelle

Esther Sunday said...

Lucky you! Mary, this is lovely! Great job! Love, Esther

Back Through Time said...

What lovely pretties in your box!! Don't you just love packages??!!
Hope you are having a cozy Sunday with your family
Michelle

Donna said...

Hi, I was just over at Mary's little red house and found you. How nice to receive that pretty teacup! I'm enjoying your blog and will be back to read more!
Donna

Mary said...

So glad you like it! Full disclosure: while I did make the floral arrangelment, the beautiful handmade gift tag was made by Kathy, of Kathy's Cottage. (kathy'scottage.blogspot.com) Check out her blog, and the beautiful fabric hearts she sells in her etsy shop -- they're gorgeous!
xoxo,
Mary

bj said...

OHHHHH GREAT SCOTT....I played in Mary's Pay It Forward, too, and my gift is on the way!! Boy, I am REALLY getting excited now!
Thanks for sharing.....
hugs, bj

Tara said...

How nice for you!

Brenda said...

Glad to see you. Missed you and I love the teacup.

Classic Charm said...

Oh how beautiful, lucky you. I love Mary's blog.
Rose

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful gift to receive at the end of winter! Just perfect for spring.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Penny

Linda said...

Oh how pretty. What a sweet teacup arrangement, from a sweet lady to a sweet lady. Enjoy, Linda

Cottage Contessa said...

What a truly beautiful gift from one lovely lady to another! Hope you're having a wonderful day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meggie said...

What a charming teacup and lovely surprise! I'm sure it looks great on your Grandmother's trunk.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a blessing...just wanted to stop by and say thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes...

Have a blessed and wonderful day...

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

Sand Flat Farm said...

Rhonda - Thanks for stopping by with your encouragement after our breakin. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom getting her engagement ring stolen! It makes me feel better that we only lost dishes. You know, most of these things don't cost that much, it's just the sentimental value that they hold for us. It'll be okay, and I've already called the alarm company to come out.

I had to laugh about your felting process fiasco. I've done stuff like that before. Loved the photo of your patient and loving husband giving you "the look". Your little boy is precious and doing what little boys do best!

Thanks again - Vickie

Terri said...

That is lovely!
Lucky you!
Terri

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thats gorgeous Rhonda!! So very pretty...love the tag too!
Hugs,
Robin

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a great treat!! Blessings... POlly

Mary Isabella said...

Awesome and a surprise also...Mary

BellaColle said...

What a fun treasure to find on your steps! Congrats.
Thank you so much for your well wishes for #3... they were much appreciated...he is finally on the mends.
Xo

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Never having "felted" in my life...I chuckled...a bit at your story.Thanks for the heads up...will definitely use a zip case if I ever try it.