Wednesday, November 10, 2010

gifts from holland, canada, and texas!

when i returned from brazil, i had an intriguing package all the
way from holland!  sweet saskia sent me a lovely pink necklace
to commemorate breast cancer awareness month.  she also added
precious tiny ribbons and fun stickers.

what she doesn't know is that i have a small collection of delft
from the netherlands.  thank you, saskia!  i hope everyone will
visit her gorgeous blog, join my joy.

yesterday, another package arrived from canada!  i can't describe
how my life has been enriched by this lovely lady.  she has taught
me to see with eyes bent to beauty and to  express the Lord's love
with gracious sensitivity.  her gift is not only a generous gesture
but an expression of love, because  she sent me a treasure that
reminded her of me.

thank you, dear rosie!  you couldn't know that i have the absolute
twin bird roosting beneath the lamp in my powder bath.  i hope
everyone will visit your exquisite blog, roses and rutabagas, which
delights with every visit.

and believe it or not, i have also received another wonderful
gift all the way from the exotic country of texas!  my dear
friend, janette, from janette's sage, has enhanced my life with
her wisdom, inspiring stories, loving comments, . . . and a
spectacular handmade pillow!

when i told her it looked perfect in my kitchen, she said, "i'm not
sure what you will do with it in there."  :)

so i wanted her to know it also looks pretty in my family room!

well, it would if my family room wasn't on its side.


"if you then . . . know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask Him!"  luke 11:13


High Heeled Life said...

BlogLand friends add so much to our lives, they may be virtual but over time they hold a place in our heart - as the friends we see in person,where we live.
Beautiful gifts... for a beautiful soul!!!

My dearest Lea, you are a friend in my heart..xo HHL

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well you made me cry....I don't have the words.
Did the verse fall off or are you hiding it until it is fulfilled? It looks great...I just knew it was have knocked my socks off today!!
The other things are just beautiful...for a beautiful lady.
I heard one day, "know no man by the flesh, but by the spirit"...that is how I know you! Your spirit has told me the beauty of your spirit and flesh!!!! I have to get a Kleenex!

myletterstoemily said...

oh dear! i forgot to say that janette
hides a scripture in a cunning pocket
on the backside of the pillow!

Cheri Bunch said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely lady! You have very special friends. This is a heartwarming post. Thanks for sharing, Lea!

Sandy said...

Lea, it's because you are so
dear to so many that you have
been gifted with these treasures.
I have received some very dear
gifts myself from precious friends
I have met here through blogging.
Janette I know is a dear soul,
the other ladies I will have to

Janette@Janette's Sage said... are so funny! Now the day that request is fulfilled you place the verse on the front to show the answer to that promise!!!
I am praying for "whatever" it is and look forward to hearing the verse fulfilled and it shines on the you lady!!!!

Oh I need to send you the story of the pearl and you will understand why it hangs from pearls!

Farm Girl said...

I think of how many ways you bless others. You blessed me and God blessed you with 3 others. He is so amazing. You can never out give God!
It all looks so beautiful in your lovely home. I had to laugh about your picture being on it's side. Blogger did that all day yesterday when I tried to post pictures. So nothing I was going to post got posted only the things blogger wouldn't turn.
You know what I love about Lea? It is your graciousness that goes around the world.
Blessings today my dear friend.

Southern Lady said...

What lovely gifts! You are a blessing to so many people. How sweet of a few of them to send you little treats. Carla

Anonymous said...

Hi Lea, What beautiful and thoughtful gifts and what gracious friends. Thank you for sharing photos and links to their blogs. I hope you have a lovely day!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

You are so blessed to have friends who care so much, and from so many parts of the world! You make a lasting impression on so many.


Sonja said...

well you ARE blessed! From all across the land. Reminds me that I am also blessed...from your address to mine... I just aprayed on some 'Creed'... :)

Single and Sane said...

What wonderful surprises! And the pillow looks just as lovely sideways. =)

Rosie said...

Oh my dear,
You are such a "ray of sunshine" in my very busy day..."an oasis of His love" for me...I truly cherish both your sweet selfless friendship and this beautiful world you have created for all of us girls to enjoy. We are all so very blessed by your gift of words...thank you dear one.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You received some precious treasures, sweet Lea. Delfts Blauw how fun is that! I'm picturing your collection in your home across the blue blue ocean... Enjoy all these lovely gifts, you sweet soul you.
Much love for a wonderful Wednesday xxxx

koralee said...

Such sweet sweet is full of joy and you have been blessed my friend...that is because you bless so many. Enjoy your treasures. xoxoxo

Sandra said...

Lea, your home is lovely, cozy and warm and, I'm sure, a perfect reflection of you, Hans and your family! Beautiful gifts, how delightful to receive such kindness.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such lovely gifts Lea,
You are so special, I am not surprised. Enjoy each treasure and know that you are loved for blessing so many.

Cheri Bunch said...

You are very kind, Lea! Thank you!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Friends are a gift.

Hailey said...

That was so nice of your friends to send you gifts! They are making us look bad...
It was sooooo good to see pics of the house! I miss every room haha

myletterstoemily said...

hey sweetie! not long now. love you.

Ruth said...

this is so very sweet! blog friends make life so joyful... those are beautiful gifts.

Beth Priest said...

I love them! How sweet!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--these are all amazing gifts for a truly wonderful person! I am sure that you always bring happiness to others and I think they wanted to share it with you!!

Alicia said...

Wow!! What a blessing!! Wonderful gifts!

Mmm said...

How very sweet and wonderful indeed. Were these friends made through blogging alone?

Gloria said...

What thoughtful, and beautiful gifts you received! I have been amazed at the generosity of others here out in blogland! You deserved those sweet gifts!
xoxo Gloria
p.s. your photos of your home are so lovely. The gifts fit right in. Thanks for sharing...:)