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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Friendship

Gosh, where do I begin ? I haven't posted in a while. I have been burning the midnight oil with the last of the Seasons offerings for sale, and filling special orders. I just added the final items for the Season to my Etsy store and will be shutting it down soon, ( Probably Monday morning ) to spend time on our own Holiday Preparations. ( But I will be checking emails for any shipping concerns, so I will still be available for that, as well as Blogging with my sweet friends, just no more product, I am Pooped !! ) This is the last I am adding to my Patisserie Shoppe for 2008 and once they are gone, that is it, till I re-open in January.

I want to thank each of you for making this venture a big success for us. I have made a great dent in my Medical bills this last month, and I cant even begin to tell you what a relief that is for me. Really though, Thank you, I am truly Blessed, and couldn't do what I do without the support and kindness of others !! :)


I have been so Blessed with some of the friendships that I have made online. Some have grown very deep and I consider myself Blessed beyond measure when I think of how lucky I am. I know that there are a lot of lonely people in this world, and especially through the Holiday's so I am SO thankful for those that The Lord has chosen to travel for this time with me on this Journey. Both old friends, and new ones and those yet to come. :)

I was Blessed mightily in the mail by some of these friends in the last week or so. Firstly Sweet Deb, Garage Sale Gal sent me a little thank you box with goodies . She won my 100th post sweet treat giveaway, and the sweet girl sent me these paper goodies that she made :A sweet little handmade Journal, sparkly JOY tag, a handmade card and this sweet hanky as she seems to have caught on to my obsession of vintage hankies !! lol !!! This was all so unbelievably thoughtful and special, Thank you SO much Deb !!!

Next is Cerri, of Little Pink Studio. We did a private swap and this is my stash that she sent. I was SO happy to get this, as I have been trying for about a year now to get a piece of Pink and White Dotted Swiss fabric for a lampshade I have wanted to recover. She was such a sweetheart and sent me some, along with a pack of other vintage flocked fabrics that I wanted to faint when I saw them they are so lovely. :) I believe she carries fabric packs in her store.She also sent me some wee pink and white reindeer !!! How sweet are they ? and some of the prettiest lady stickers. The graphics are lovely and I cant wait to use them. There was some candy, but I seem to have misplaced it, lol !!
Thank you SO much Miss Cerri !! :)


Next is Carla. She is a beautiful Christian Lady, I haven't seen a picture of her, I am talking about her heart. :) She became a Grandmother this year and I am SO excited and happy for her !! She sent me a picture of the sweet Miss Baby Emma, but I wont post that online for safety purposes. She sent me this gorgeous iron basket with lots of prisms on it for my Birthday. It was stuffed with beaded Victorian appliques, lily of the valley, a sweet white dove and all kinds of embellishments. The card is so sweet and just my colors, as are the pretty decorative napkins :)
Thank you SO much Carla, yes for all of the goodies, but more for your sweet friendship. I have that pretty basket in my living room for all to see, and me to enjoy :)


And lastly, I am not going to name this friend, as I don't want to embarrass her . But I do want to Thank her for always being there, being my Rock, my best girl and such a HUGE , GINOURMOUS Blessing to me. I am a pain in the , well, you know, and she puts up with me. :)
She sent me all of these Sommerset Magazines, and an Artful Blogger, and a Victorian graphics magazine with a Cd of more gorgeous images inside. Wow, I was SO overwhelmed and just sat there and cried when I opened this. :) I dont own a Sommerset magazine. They aren't quite in our budget. I stand in Michael's and look while the clerks give me " The Look" you know, like are you gonna BUY that Look ?? lol !!Anyhow, I plan on pouring through them on my Christmas break and savoring all of the beauty within :) She also sent me these battenburg pieces, wood cutouts and the lovely cherub frame :) Cant wait to display that !! :)

Ok, and IF that all wasn't enough, This same friend, sent me ANOTHER big box just jammed full of vintage millinery from old hats she had. The shoebox box was Full. There were two vintage hats in there, one with Pink flowers and one with Berries. :)



I am SO unbelievably and truly touched by the kindness of others. This has been such a rough year for me, and I truly wouldn't have made it, but for the Love of My Lord, My Family and Friends :)

Thank you :)

Hugs,

Rhea

37 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh Rhea!! You are such a treasured friend to us all! All your goodies are so wonderful. Your latest "makings" are just beautiful. I think of you often! Take care dear friend! Laurie

TattingChic said...

Oh, wow! All your ornaments are all so lovely; they are breathtaking! All those fabulous goodies looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy all your wonderful giftees! :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
I thank you for your generous giveaway that I won:) You have a good heart and I'm glad that you rec'd some blessing from others in blogland as well as from your friends. You seem to have a sweet spirit that comes through your posts. (After I saw your GREAT tags, mine don't look as nice, but I'll keep trying, that's the fun part)
Take care.
Christmas JOY to You.
Deb

Lori said...

Rhea, your cookies and cupcakes are SO beautiful!!! i can just see a delicious tree brimming with them, how amazing would that be...how sweet your friends are, those gifts you received are all just wonderful...i LOVE those reindeer from Cerri, they are just adorable...here is a little secret...i don't buy those magazines either, i think they are a wee bit pricey...i have only bought one, and actually my hubby got it for me because something i made was in there...

Lib said...

Hi Miss Rhea,
Love your treasures.So Sweet!
You are Blessed with Loving Friends!
Have agreat wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Joy said...

Rhea ~ if anyone deserves such a tangible show of love and care, it is you, sweet lady. :o)

Suzie Button said...

Rhea, you have been wonderfully blessed, I agree! What beautiful presents, and I'm so glad you can just pore over the Somerset magazines! Suzie Button

Connie said...

You really are blessed, my sweet chick, more than you know. What delicious goodies you've been given, but the true "giving" is what you include with each item purchased. I absolutely LOOOOOVE your faux pastries. They are the absolutely best from anyone........
Smooches,
Connie
Take good care this holiday season!

Sher said...

I am in such awe of your talent! Have you taken classes in cake decorating? I've seen your work on Flickr and now know that you're a Christian! I can only imagine all the blessings He gives through your heart and hands!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What wonderful goodies you have received Rhea...What sweet friends. Just love everything you make as always!! Hope your hubby is taking extra good care of you. ;)

xoxo Heather

Sondra Behne' said...

Every photo was a delight and the treats for unbelievable. You do wonderful work, I can tell you really enjoy it.

Do stop by sometime and check out the pink contest we have going on @ themanyshadesofpink.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there

Sondra

Lee Laurie said...

How beautiful! I love your ornaments! They would go perfect on my tree!

I've been having a tough time lately with my Fibro. Working in retail during the holidays takes a toll on me. Please add me to your prayers. Thanks,Lee Laurie

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Rhea ~ your goodies are so beautiful!

You also got some wonderful treasures from good friends. Have a great holiday!

Hugz,
Michele

Fatima - Fatimex said...

Bellisimo tu blog!
Lindos trabajos, muy finos y delicados.
Saludos desde Lima.
:)

the enchanted pumpkin said...

wow! what a bunch of amazing and beautiful gifts! you have some wonderful friends! i love your ornaments! huggs n blessings!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Rhea!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
My, oh my! Where do I begin? Your faux treats are simply amazing. Really beautiful.
And what a great week you've had. So many lovely goodies and gifts. You are blessed to have such special friends.

Kimberly :)

Sugar Bear said...

Wonderful goodies! You deserve them all. Those sweet treats are truly fabulous.
Karla

the enchanted pumpkin said...

thank you so much to your sweet comments on my blog! i have posted a response. even though i don't always comment i love your blog! huggs!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

aaack!! Look at that floral loot!! Everything here in this post was lovely, but then I got to the hats and my poor heart skipped a beat.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Rhea!! Those oranments and cupcakes are the sweetest ever!! And that pink hat and millinery have me swooning!!
Michelle

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Rhea...

I was here the other day...but it doesn't look like I left a message!?! All your "goodies" are so pretty!!!

Glad to know you're feeling a bit better. I am too...although, even after 7 weeks...my right foot, the worst injured, is still sore and it still swells. The Doc says it's worse than having my foot broken...no surprise to her that it's taking this long to get better, I guess.

~Blessings,
Jan

Miss Sandy said...

Rhea,
I could not think of anyone more deserving of a shower of blessings than you. Isn't it wonderful to be thought of in such a special way by friends? Revel in the goodness of the Lord, you are truly blessed by the kindness and thoughtfulness of others!

Sharon said...

Love your faux pastries. It looks like Santa was trying to lighten his load a bit at your house before he headed out on Christmas Eve. Isn't that what Our Lord's greatest command was "to love one another", what better season than now.

vickie said...

Rhea, what wonderful gifts to receive! You deserve everyone. Your creations are joyful. Happy Holidays!

Cami said...

Bless you! Medical bills can be so devastating. And I loved each and every picture you posted. Enjoy your Somersets. I get so much inspiration from them. And before I go: your sweet treats are beyond gorgeous. WOWWWWWW!

linnea-maria said...

Beautiful eyecandy you are making!! And those cute little reindeers you recieved plus these beautiful millinery flowers. Great to have generous friends like that. But as it is said, if you give you get it back somehow. Christmas blessings. /linnea-maria

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Soooooo, the candy just mysteriously disappeared, huh?!?! I'll bet I know where it went! LOL!

Your blog always has such pretty things to gaze upon.....

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rhea,

What a showering of blessings that God has given you. I will be thinking of you looking over the magazines, and loving all your wonderful gifts. Hope you have a happy week, sweetie.
xo Lidy

Cathy said...

Rhea, What a wonderful stash of goodies. And those ornaments, oh my. My beautiful little house ornaments are front and center on my tree this year. I love them.

I am going over to check out your cupcakes right now.

xo Cath

Hope said...

Hi Rhea,

I'm back in Blogland after a long absence and trying to catch up with everybody. As usualy, it looks like Candyland here at your blog! Beautiful things!

I have to go back and look at everything to see what you've been up to. Drop by and see me when you get a chance!

Hugs,
Hope

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Rhea!!! Your ornaments and little ballerina cupcakes are soooooo gorgeous!!!! Oh my goodness, they are absolutely scrumptious!
Aren't bloggy girls the best? There are so many sweet and generous gals out there!! :)
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

xo
Dara

MARIA said...

Dear Rhea!
My poor English ...you know, it is not easy to say what I want.

I love your Amazing place and Excellend art work!
Here is wonderful!

God blessed you, be strong!

MARIA said...

You are beautiful
and your soul is beautiful.
Your arts show your beauty!

Miss Sandy said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Couture de Papier said...

Wow!
Thank you so much for sharing photos,magic and enchantment.You really made my Xmas..I am homebound because of illness and do not celebrate Xmas anymore..no family.I had a plethora of friends before illness but..lost them all.Thank God for cyberspace!
You really warmed my heart and my spirit!

Blessings and Happy Holidays xxoo Denise

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Merry Christmas, Rhea!! You are sure loved, isn't that wonderful! I pray the coming year finds you healed and whole. :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Hope you are doing well dear friend. Merry Christmas! Laurie