Friday, August 17, 2007


When I brought this box in from the mailbox yesterday, I knew it was going to be special. Firstly, because it was from Ele , and secondly, when there is a pink flower on the Outside, you know that there must be pink on the inside. I had seen a Tussie Mussie that she had made for someone else and just loved it ! And asked her to make me one.

Wow !! There was definitely pink on the inside !! I just couldn't believe how much stuff she packed into here.
My Sweet Tussie, with its Vintage Rhinestone bow, surrounded by a vintage pink crochet potholder, a girly pink tag, yo yo's, vintage sheet music, an old pattern page, baby card ( How sweet is that !! ) , vintage lace and tulle, an old bird and paper roses and a recipe card. She also had packed into the Tussie a bag of saltwater taffy !

Well, I sat down and cried. Literally, I am not kidding. I have had a rough few weeks. My Dear Husband lost his job. I have been a bit depressed about it. He lost it on the day that I was given a " Nice Matters" award. I can't even begin to tell you how one Blessing after another has just rolled in, since it happened. His part time job that he had on the side, made Him full time, and they gave us health insurance. ( What a relief ! ) ( although we have taken a big pay cut ) Every single day, I have been showered with love and support. I am just bursting with love for my Savior, Jesus Christ right now. I am in such awe of the amount of love the He sends my way, and the sweet Angels, Like Ele, and Sharon, and all of my PHR sisters. Thank You , Thank You Ele !! ( Oh, by the way, After I had a good cry, I ate all of the candy ! Lol. :) )


Sharon said...

Gorgeous Miss Ele is as beautiful on the inside as the outside. What a perfect pile of pink perfection she sent to you, everything is so pretty and just exactly in your taste. Blessings are heaped on the faithful, more than they can count.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You have made tears come to MY eyes. Thank you dear Rhea for being a friend!

jessi nagy said...

ooh ahh!
That is gorgeous!!! You lucky girl!!!
Jessi Nagy

vickie said...

Oh, Rhea, tears to my eyes too. What beautiful artwork, blessings to you, enjoy. Ele, spectacular!


Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, I am so sorry to hear about your hubby and job. I am sure you have already thought of this old saying but I know it to be true. When the Lord closes one door, he opens another...sometimes I think it takes a little while for us to figure the plan right??? I have been right in your shoes a few years ago and I know how very hard that pay cut can be.

What a wonderful uplift at just the right time! You are always so quick to is so nice that you were able to receive some boxed up love when you needed it. Ele is a beauty inside and out.
Hugs to you,

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea! My grandma had a saying, "Whenever a door closes a window opens somewhere."..I hope blessings continue to blow through your windows!

Miss Rhea said...

Thank you all so much for your love and support, and especially the talented Miss Ele !! Thank You !!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Thank you for your sweet note on my blog. Please come let me hold your hand...I have survived and you will, too.

I have been so caught up in my woes that I have neglected all else this week. I'm sorry about your troubles, but isn't God good? May He continue to bless you! Pink hugs today,

Kathleen Grace said...

Rhea, so nice to meet you! I can see we have a lot in common. Your home is lovely and those birdhouses you made, gorgeous! I love your blog and I hope you dont mind if I add it to my favorites:>) I can't wait to dig through your archives and see the rest of your beautiful work and home!

Joy for the Journey said...

Hi, 'Miss Rhea'! I am so glad you stopped by to say hi on my blog, and I am so glad that I came to yours today. I am so glad to hear your story; that sometimes when something we feel is horrible happens, it actually opens the door for us to see so many blessings :) Wishing you more joys to come-

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Our Sweet Lord brings us through the storms, doesn't he? You are such a blessing to us all, Rhea. God bless you and your family....

P.S. - love the tussie mussie and ALL the goodies!

Stephanie said...

Ele is just as pretty as the items she makes, too! You are so loving & so deserving of every good gift, sweet Rhea! I think Ele meant for ME to have the tussy mussie, tho!!! :o) Isn't it amazing how the swags go round the top of it? Very elegant!!

Love & Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Flea Market Queen said...

Rhea...I LOVE your Pink Treats! I hope things are looking up for you...Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rhea, this was such a beautiful post! Ele is so wonderful isnt she? Everything is just gorgeous! I have got to buy some things from you both! You are so talented. I hope things get better for you soon. You mean so much to us all Rhea!

Oh and Saltwater Taffy is the BEST!!! I have eaten many tubs of that on a depressed day!

Love ya Rhea!