Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Special Gift from my Dear Friend at Sea Cottage!

My dear, dear friend, the Fairmaiden, over at Sea Cottage has bestowed yet another beautiful gift on me. Her little gestures just make me smile! I told her several weeks ago that we were like two pen pals back in the 1800's who write and send secret little gifts to one another. :)

See that adorable French Market hand towel on top? That was in the package...so adorable! I am definitely now a collector of cute hand towels. :)

And since I am now a collector of vintage aprons, she sent me this back issue of Romantic Homes magazine that features aprons! What a sweetheart to give up her back issue for me!


Don't you love how the aprons are used as curtains?

And look at the adorable card that came with it! This is SO Fairmaiden.

On the back of the card she wrote a beautiful poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The note was written in her own handwriting...it's so sad that handwritten notes are not the norm anymore. Reading this in her own handwriting really made it that much more special to me.

"Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."

And just look at the envelope! She took the time to decorate them with these sweet, sweet butterflies!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Fairmaiden. Your friendship and special, thoughtful gifts I hold dear to my heart.

This gives me a GREAT idea! I'll have to get back to you on it (hence my bad habit of procrastinating). ;)

20 comments:

fairmaiden said...

I am delighted that you enjoyed my little gift. And I want you to keep that magazine because I bought it for YOU! We have the sweetest store in our Old Towne called 'The
Red Door' that I purchase all my Romantic Homes Mags at. They sell back issues for half price and so I was able to buy it for you. I'm so silly, I buy the magazine at full price and if I really like the issue I go back a month or two later to see what they have in their half price pile and buy them to give away! If there are any issues that you know of that you would like, let me know, and I will look for them and send them to you.

Thank you for your sweet post honoring me...wouldn't it be fun to still be doing this when we are lil old ladies? I do hope so. Tootles, xo Fairmaiden

fairmaiden said...

I almost forgot...the waverly toile towel is new at Target. And I got the thermometer so long ago that I don't remember where it's from. I've never seen another like it.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I absolutely adore the reading picture!

That is so lovely that you have a pen pal and receive gifts. Fairmaiden sounds so great!
xoxo

Sophie said...

What lovely presents for you!!

Nora Johnson said...

What lovely gifts from a lovely penpal!

Hope you're both having a wonderful week!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Tracey said...

Michelle, you so deserve all the lovelyness you recieve. Since I've been blogging, you were the first to comment... I'll never forget how sweet your were and still are. You've been there from the beginning for me, supportive and encouraging. Your a great friend, and fairmaiden knows that as do all of us who frequent your blog..hugs to you my friend.!

Domestic Witch said...

wow that quote is wondeful! I have to post that in my blog, I hope you don't mind!

Patti said...

How sweet is that! What a wonderful treat! The reading pictures and poem are beautiful. Kind of sums up summer. Hope you are having a great week. And Spider Solitaire is listed under "games" on your computer...it's fun~

Bella said...

How cute! And how sweet of her. Enjoy your new treasures. :)

jen said...

How nice!!
That's the perfect gift...what a great friend!!!!
Well...you are so nice!

xo,
jen

JennyMac said...

How sweet! What adorable gifts.

Maggi said...

What a great box of goodies!!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Lucky you..I have that issue and I adore vintage hand towels.....and aprons too :)

Those Enchiladas looked delic!

Kritter Keeper said...

that was really thoughtful of your friend but i am sure you were well deserving! ;>)

Heather said...

how sweet! i love your new gifts :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww, that's so sweet!

Randi Troxell said...

oooh... lucky lucky you!

Zaroga said...

How nice of fairmaiden to send you all these great things... I'm jealous :-)

TeresaR said...

Aww, what a sweet, generous friend she is...of course, it's because you are one too! :) xo

Neabear said...

That is so sweet! Lucky you!