Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Give aways and Gifts

On Ebay, I belong to a group of the sweetest ladies ever. I don't know what I would do without each sweet lady in there to brighten my every day. Each one adds a bit of dimension to my life and I am so truly grateful for the friendships I have made with each lady there. As you know I have been ill for a little over a year now. Every single day, they are there to encourage, lift me up, pray for me, and laugh at my silliness. One special friend is Katie. She is a sweet chick, who has a heart as big as none I have seen, and is a fierce chick. She kicks our b*tts when we need it. lol !! Katie is always sending me a little something. I never am expecting it, it just arrives in my mailbox on a day when it seems I really need it. She just had a Birthday ( well , a few months ago, lol , I AM SLOWWWWWWW , lol ) and she just got her very first Grandbaby and had surgery all in one month. Wow, so I sent her a few doo dads, She is redoing her home in pinks and aqua's and blues, so I made her a Pink Petal cake box, and a few little trinkets to match her decor.

The pretty plate and nest will look sweet in her new blue bedroom, and I couldn't resist pink initials for her and her husband. :)
These pretty tins had sweet birds and pink roses, two things Katie loves, so I was overjoyed when I found them. :)

She is our Master Gardener as well, and knew when I found this book it would be going to her. It has just about every single rose in there, as well as rose growing tips. I painted the cover a soft white and added wallpaper, ribbons and a rhinestone button. I think it turned out really pretty and will look great on a coffee table.
She received her package yesterday, and liked it !! :) Yay !! So, Happy Birthday, Get well Soon, Congratulations on the new Grandbaby and Merry Christmas Katie!! lol !!!

Next is Miss Bertie......... She is one of the busiest ladies I know, and yet always cheerful. She has a voice like an Angel and Blesses Our Lord with it Every Sunday morning in Choir. :) We threw Katie an online baby shower and had games and prizes. Well, several months later, lol I am just now finishing the prizes that Bertie won. lol !! Hers is just a peek, as it is on the way to her house and hasn't arrived yet. So, I am not going to show all the goodies.

I painted this old sweet verse book for her. It is so pretty on the inside, filled with scripture. I hope she likes it. :)

And I found a spoon with a "B" on it. lol !! I am sure she doesn't Need a spoon with a "B on it, but she is getting one. lol !!! Also, an old hankie with a " B" on it. :) For Sweet Bertie. :)

Next is Sharon, she also was a winner at the baby shower games. She is easy for me. If it is Aqua, then I am pretty sure she will like it. :) She sent me some awesomely cute stuff for our Easter swap, of which I still have to show pictures of. One of the things she sent broke in the mail, so I want to repair it before I show it, as it is the cutest thing EVER !!! Anyways, here are a few goodies for Sharon. Hope she likes them. :)

I have four more packages I am putting together to go out on Friday. Cant wait till everyone gets them !! It makes my heart swell inside. :) So, that is what I am up to this week. :) See ya Saturday !!!




Lori said...

Rhea, how nice that you have that wonderful group of girls to love and support you! the gifts you sent out are just gorgeous:)

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

You can tell that so much thought was put into these gifts! Giving sometimes, is so much better than receiving isn't it.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Everything is so lovely! I especially enjoyed the blue tins and plate with the birds.

Connie said...

It is a very special treat getting something this sweet chick has made, lovely ladies!! If she sends you something you oooooooooh and aaaaaaaah for hours/days! She is an artist extraordinaire and paints the most luscious roses eveeeeeeer!! And we all love her to pieces!

bee'nme said...

What blessed friends you have Rhea - to have you as a friend....not just because of the lovely gifts, but because of the quality of your friendship and your kindness.

LOVE absolutely everything you've made (how cool to paint the book covers...) You are as thoughtful as you are talented, and that's saying a LOT!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

Roxie said...

Wow, this is an amazing post. So full of the prettiest of pretties. I swear, I can't get enough.

Debbie from NJ said...


How nice that you have such a wonderful group of ladies. Your gifts are thoughtful and beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Katie said...

Rhea thank you so much for my lovely gifts! I was just speechless, such lovely things and each one of them had so much thought put into them. It surely cheered my day, and everything looks so pretty in all the redecorating I'm doing. Just love love love them and will be doing a big post on all the latest very soon on my blog. Thank you again sweet friend.

the enchanted pumpkin said...

i just discovered your blog and it so pretty! i love all of the shabby goodness! thanks for making such a beautiful place to visit!

Sharon said...

I'm so thrilled to see my name in this post, what gorgeous aqua treats I'm getting. You know I'll just flip when I open your package, more special Rhea treasures to add to my collection.

I love the Katie package as well as the Bertie package, you know us all so well everything is such a perfect fit.

Kelley said...

Hi Rhea,
It's been awhile since I visited, your blog, it is always a delight to read. I know friends can truly make a difference when your health is compromised. It sounds like they lift your spirit, if I can do anything just let me know I have been in your shoes before and it can be a very difficult time. Wishing you the best of everything!

LW said...

How wonderful that you have a very special group of girls to be there for you....

and how sweet of you to thank them with wonderful gifts...

I do hope you are feeling better...


Joy said...

The tins are so cute! And in great shape too. What pretty things you found.

Secondhandrose said...

Rhea, you bring so much love to our was nice of you to spread the love around. My favorite is the aqua vase for Sharon!

Lolly said...

First, I hope you are well! The package you put together for your friend Katie is just thoughtful! You are such a sweet person!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Rhea, your things are beautiful for your sweet friends! I love them all. Especially the cake! They are going to love it all! have a wonderful day. Hope you are feeling better soon!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Rhea-Rhea! Wow, Katie is so deserving of all the goodies you got for her. They will all just be perfect for her re-do!!

Bertie & Sharon's goodies are just going to make them swoon for sure! You bring such a special touch to everything you create & know everyone so well! We are blessed to have you in our lives!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

vickie said...

Oh Rhea, you are so sweet, creating gorgeous gifts for others while not feeling well yourself.
You are special.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

You have some sweet friends and you're a doll to think of them like this. I;m sure they'll be thrilled!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful collection of gifts and the sentiment of friendship makes them all the more special.

Thank you for including your blog readers in the fun of finding delightful things.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Awwwwwww, Rhea...what beautiful PINK-ness!! Thanks for sharing!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WEll Well Well, look at that box. Now who is copying who?? I believe I have made several just like that!