Saturday, August 21, 2010

Christmas in August

Last Saturday, you would have thought that it was Christmas at my house. No, I didn't have any Christmas decorations up or played any Christmas music, or wrapped any Christmas presents. But, there I was busy opening presents that someone wonderful sent me and it wasn't even my birthday either!

In fact, a few weeks ago, I won a give-away. Yes, me! And it was a very special give-away from Sheila at one of my absolute favorite blogs, The Quintessential Magpie. I didn't know what Sheila was giving away because she actually was going to buy something special for me based on the things that I like. She did some snooping around my blog and when she had bought the presents, she emailed me to be sure I was in town before shipping them to me.

I knew that the presents were on their way so last Saturday afternoon, when I saw the mailman park his truck in front of my house and then walk up to my front door holding a couple of boxes, I admit I became all excited!

I brought the presents inside and put down the two boxes. I opened up the first one....

And as I removed some of the packing peanuts, I saw that there was another smaller box inside. I gasped with delight because this is what the box looked like...

An Alice in Wonderland tea-for-one set! I had wanted one for a very long time and I was so thrilled that she knew that this was the perfect thing to get me. :)

I took it out of the box, gently washed it and took it to its new home in my tearoom. Each time I use it, I will think of you Sheila!

Doesn't it look right at home already? A cup of tea in a whimsical teapot and cup like these can't help but brighten up any day! :)

But wait, there's more!

There was a second box, remember?

Right on top was a sweet note that Sheila wrote me. And in the box were two more presents. One looked like this....

Hmmm, what could it be?

A cd of beautiful hymns! I have already played it a few times and love it. It soothes me after a busy day and brings me closer to God. Many of those hymns are actually new to me because I didn't grow up in church so I am mostly familiar with contemporary Christian music, but I truly enjoy them all. I can already picture myself trimming the Christmas tree in a few months while playing this cd. It's just perfect!

You'd think I had been spoiled enough already but there was yet another shiny present to unwrap.

By the way, this was a great job of wrapping and packing. UPS has nothing on Mrs. Magpie!!!


Aaaaah, beautiful plaque, isn't it? The colors are so pretty and the verse always a wonderful reminder of the mighty Savior that we have in Jesus Christ.


Sheila, if you stop by, please know how much I appreciate you blessing me this way with your generosity, thoughfulness and kindness. I have a note in the snail mail on its way to you and even though I've already told you that all your lovely presents made it to my home safe and sound, I wanted to show you just how much you indeed made my day... and week!

{hugs} and sweet blessings!

12 comments:

Tea said...

Congratulations on your giveaway win!
The tea set is adorable. Have fun with it, and have a great weekend!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are so sweet, and you deserve every single gift! I am beyond delighted that you like them, Melody, and I am also delighted that you won my giveaway. You are a very shiny friend, indeed...

Enjoy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lib said...

Congrats!
What Lovely gifts!
Blessins',Lib

ChaChaneen said...

EVERYTHING looks like they are right at home all snug and cozy! Congratulations!!!

Elena said...

Ahh, that is so cool! Those are just lovely!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Congratulations on winning Shelias' giveaway, she is one of the sweetest ladies I know in blogland. Your gifts are beautiful, I know you are going to enjoy them. Thank you so much for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Congratulations on winning Shelias' giveaway, she is one of the sweetest ladies I know in blogland. Your gifts are beautiful, I know you are going to enjoy them. Thank you so much for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

Liz said...

What sweet gifts! I love the tea pot!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Melody,
Everything is just perfectly right for you. The little tea set is so cute and I know how you love your tea-for-one sets. Very, very fun!
Valerie

Raise Them Up said...

We all need a piece of sunshine like that now and then! And I had so much fun seeing what you got, it made my day too!

But isn't that what seeing the smiles of others does? It makes us smile along with them! So thanks for the smile, friend!

valerie said...

How fun!!
Don't you just love getting fun mail?!!
The gifts are wonderful. The tea pot is just too cute.
You are very sweet and you definitely deserve this special gift.
Love,
Valerie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Lovely items you won! I love the tea pot. It's adorable! Enjoy your weekend!