Friday, October 19, 2007

So Many Posts....So Little Time

A FRIDAY POST!! I don't know that I've ever had a Friday post, but there is so much to tell you that I just have to get a few extra in for you. This one is about my PRH Secret Sister!

Look what she sent me.....for no reason. It's not my birthday nor an anniversary. I've not been ill or lost a loved one recently. This is just for me, because she thinks I'm special. How Gracious!!

The box was very big but didn't weigh much and I was puzzled when it arrived. What I had forgotten that I ordered? (I do this often lately) Inside the box, among the packing peanuts, was another box. Inside that box was the most beautiful shade of pink tissue. Inside the tissue was a bag with bubble wrap in it and inside the bubble wrap was this little shoe. I love its worn leather look, the beautiful bronze bow and the dried floral arrangement. I ponder for a moment about the child that struggled to take his first steps wearing this little shoe.


Now, I don't know if my secret sister painted this beautiful hankie or if she purchased it like this but it will be a forever cherished treasure. The painted detail is just incredible. Even the gold edging is painted. I don't think I'm going to blow my nose on this cutie!

I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful secret sister! Thank you, my dear, dear friend, whoever you are!

Another PRH friend, Dolly, has so graciously given me the "You Make Me Smile" Award. This is a real honor from Dolly as she is the one that makes me (and everyone that knows her) smile.

Her blog is always a ray of sunshine and a delightful escape from any negativity. She also takes the best photos! Dolly has a very unique way of viewing the everyday, ordinary things that most of us take for granted and making them special with her photographs and her thoughts. Thank you Dolly for considering me your freind!

I think I'm supposed to pass this along. So if you've already been awarded, consider yourself twice blessed. Stephanie, Sharon, Connie, Vickie, Ele and Rhea .

More about my talented, fabulous PRH Sisters in the next post!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Bertie, that shoe is so cute!!! And the hankie is very pretty! With the talent in our group, I bet it is handpainted! You deserve it Bertie and you deserve the award from Dolly too!!!

Love ya,

celestina marie said...

Bertie, Your secret sister gift is just adorable. So thoughtful and sweet. The hand painting on the hanky is lovely. Truly a cherished treasure for you, a treasured friend.
Also the award from Dolly is very deserving for you!
hugs, Celeste

Sharon said...

Don't know who your secret sister is but she sure has your number and mine. I love the darling little shoe and the hankie, the embroidery is so sweet. Thank you for the thoughtful award.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oooh! I love the hankie!! so cute!!

vickie said...

Wow, Bertie, that's adorable! Thank you for the award, so sweet of you.


Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Oh my gosh Bertie!
How fortunate you are to be recognized in such a beautiful manner! It is such a wonderful surprise when you receive such a gorgeous gift!

I couldn't believe it when I scrolled down and saw the shoe! I've decorated these types of baby shoes in the past, many such as these, other's were little girls shoes, I've even found small women's shoes.. whatever I could find! I'd forgotten about that time in my life! It was so nice to be reminded of a craft long forgotten! It has motivated me to rekindle that craft, thanks so much for posting your deserving sweet treat with us~

Stephanie said...

Bertie, love your secret sister gift! You are definitely loved by us all!!

Thanks also for the award! It means so much coming from you. And you are sooo very deserving of Dolly's award. Your sense of humor always makes me giggle!!

Angelic Accents

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Bertie, your gifts are just adorable. Secret sisters are a lot of fun!

Dolly said...

Aw Bertie you are such a treasured friend!
I love you so much!
Thank you for lifting my spirits!

What a precious lil shoe... And that hankie is so unique.... I have never seen anything like it!

I hope life is treating you good!
Have a wonderful day dear friend!

Tutti Chic said...

That is the sweetest gift-so filled with vintage charm! What a treasure!

Sharon said...

OK Bertie you better get another post on here before I come over there and help myself to that little shoe.

Secondhandrose said...

Bertie, that little shoe is the cutest you!