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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Treasure in The Mail !

I received a box full of treasures in the mail the day before I left for a week away from home. These little kissing parakeets salt& pepper shakers were among them. Aren't they cute? How did Constanza ( Peregrine Blue) of Por Amor Al Arte* know I like parakeets? I have two ( Bob & Betty ). Look at the items I unwrapped from the tissue paper pleasantly fragrant from the soap , sachets, and scented candle inside ! I displayed them on the antique Kitchen Queen in my sun-room and the treasures look as if they have always belonged there.
This little Teddy Bear will be attending many tea parties this summer.I am sure she will want honey with her tea.
I have never seen such a box as this little ram's head , the size of a walnut, exquisitely carved.I wonder what teensy treasure I can hide inside it.All the items are sitting on a fabric tea towel I am going to leave atop the Kitchen Queen. I love the colors and they are perfect for my home.
The pot-holder colors are pleasing to me , Constanza made it herself. I might have to hide this because the granddaughters were making plans to turn it into a doll dress. The true treasure here is the heart of the lady who sent me this box of gifts, each item was obviously well thought out and packed with care. Thank-you Constanza! No, this goat did not arrive in the package but is fast becoming a treasure around here. He was not intended to be a pet, but has endeared himself to us all, especially the granddaughters. Buddy loves to snuggle and play with us. He also bonded with the granddaughters' pet kitten, sleeping with the kitten, playing with the kitten, and bawling pitifully when the kitten is taken away to play.Buddy also perked up my 10 year old goat Thorin,who leaps about like a baby goat with him. "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21~ "Treasure: Something very much valued." Amer. Dictionary of English Language ~ I have been having trouble with Blogger lately and although I was able to read your blogs, I was unable to comment on them. I was also unable to write and post my own. It is good to be back to blogging and although sometimes I get frustrated by Blogger, I remember what LindaSue of Buhl-A-Land said to me a long time ago, "It is hard to complain about a service that is free. " Also, Blogger does try to fix the problems quickly once they are known. Blogging is a treasure to me too, it has brought me the pleasures and treasures of friends like you . We are blessed, aren't we?


Pondside said...

We are so blessed, Kathy! I know that you will be celebrating your national day down there as we celebrate our up here this weekend. Our citizenship in free and democratic countries is a great treasure!

Timi said...

You got so wonderful presents!!!
And the little goat: sooooo lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

What lovely treasures from Constanza. The salt & pepper shakers are cute and I love the colors. My favorite is the crocheted dress.
Buddy has such a sweet face. I would love to see a video of him and the kitten!
Have a great weekend.

Southern Comfort said...

You are a treasure Kathy and so is your blog. Those gifts are unique and lovely....Happy 4th of July to you!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy,

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing everything with us. Glad that you were able to get back into your blog!

Hope your 4th is wonderful,

Kathy M.

Connie said...

Wonderful treasures indeed! You are quite blessed, Kathy (as we all are if we stop to think about it). Those are thoughtful and generous gifts from your friend. I hope you enjoy your weekend! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very nice! My Mom has a box just like your ram's head.



PeregrineBlue said...

I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH BUDDY TOO, WHO WOULDN'T BE. THOSE EYES. THE PERFECT PET. You are so lucky Kathy, I always say so, to be surrounded by so much Nature. I am craving it terribly.

I am so glad you liked the gifts. I made the doll and the crochet potholder myself.

Much love your way and enjoy the long weekend.

Dolores said...

You are loved and cherished by so many........the gifts chosen just for you certainly show love for you.
It must have been so much fun unwrapping all these wonderful gifts.

Oh my goodness, Buddy is so adorable ...and he sounds so cute!
Happy weekend

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Blessed indeed. We have much to be thankful for.
What thoughtful gifties picked out special for you! Love them all!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

So many wonderful things; you are blessed, Kathy! About the goat...love that story and have always thought all animals should be in pairs. Just as in Noah's ark; even Twinkies come in pairs, don't they? -smile-

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Beautiful treasures!!!! Loved that little dress pot holder the best!!!! I just have a thing for crocheted pot holders, and this one is just too cute!!!! I've been having trouble with blogger, too. I try and try to leave comments, and they just won't go through, no matther how I try to do it. Please know that I do stop by here often!!!!

Lady Jane said...

You truly do have some treasures there and I just love Buddy. I had a couple of probs with Blogger recently but no big whoops. Thy have brought me so many wonderful friends to follow and you all are wonderful treasures to behold. Have a great 4th. LJ

Paula said...

Oh, Kathy- those little parakeets made me squeal! How sweet of Constanza to send you all those wonderful gifts!
Buddy looks so sweet... like he's smiling.
I've had lots of frustration from Blogger lately too... not able to comment, posts not "posting", and so on. But I always think of Linda Sue's wise words too and deal with it the best I can! *grin*

LindaSue said...

Your sheep are fascinating but I am almost always captured by the charm of a caprine - goat kids are JUST such personalities. Been missing your posts - hope it is just the blogger challenges (I had some today myself - took restarting my computer to get blogger to love me again!) Of course you just might be so happily busy with grandchildren and animals you are taking time off from blogging! We'll be here when you come back!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What pretty treasures! The salt and pepper shaker remind me of the collectin that my husband's grandmother once had. Such a sweet goat!