Friday, May 29, 2009

Look What BJ Did

Kelli from Kelli's House hosts Show and Tell Friday. If you have something special to share, this is the place to show it. It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Go to her place to join in the fun!

BJ from Sweet Nothings sent me a package. I hope that you all regularly visit BJ. She's one of the happiest ladies in Blogland. She loves her family and her red, black, and white kitchen. Zip by today and tell her that Sally sent you. 

Inside the package was this darling card, two packages of cookies, and some tea.

The card reads, "The next time you feel a smile coming on for no particular reason at all... maybe that's me, remembering you. 

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3"


The package came on my birthday, and I assumed that it was from my daughter. BJ did not know that it was my birthday; no one did. I am at the age where I'd as soon forget that day is coming.

I didn't even look at the return address. I just ripped it open!

I confess that in my excitement, I opened the ginger lemon cookies and gobbled one right down. Johnny sampled one too before I realized that this was not a birthday gift. I resealed the cookie box to take a picture. Yummy, are they delicious. 


The tea is special. It's Lipton Raspberry Lime REVITALIZE tea mix to go. BJ wrote that she sent it because she knew that I was "going to get tired" when I moved. Isn't that the most thoughtful thing? 


Here's the best part of this special package of goodies. The most darling set of bookends. You know that I love to read and have my book blog where I review and give away books.


Children tugging on a rope. The details are amazing. Look at that hat turned sideways! 


The counter is dark, so I placed the white dishcloth there so that you could see the action.







Now you see this darling set of bookends doing the job it was designed to do.
Thank you BJ. You are a thoughtful friend. I cherish these book ends and will think of you each time I look at them.  Meanwhile, Johnny and I will enjoy the snacking and try not to smack our lips.

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35 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

First of all, a belated Happy Birthday to you, Sally! What a lovely gift! Those are incredible bookends. BJ was so thoughtful to send those to you along with the tea. She is a special lady, and so are you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Patti VZ said...

Happy birthday, Sally!! What cute bookends! I'm sure you'll find a place of honor for those at your new place.

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday!!

THe bookends are so cool.

What a wonderful surprise to find in the mail!

Faye said...

Happy Birthday Sally.What a beautiful suprise that came for you.You are so special to all of us Sally! Sending you Hugs! Love Faye

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, what a great surprise. And what darling bookends. I love 'em.

My show n tell is decades old toys. Come on over if you can find time.

Happy Friday.

[PS....love your blog layout]

Janet said...

Happy, happy birthday! I do so love the book-ends! How sweet! How lovely to be a special friend to others - I'm sure you deserved to be spoilt. Have a good week-end!

Needled Mom said...

Happy belated birthday! That was such a wonderful and thoughtful package. What a thrill to receive it unknown too.

April said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sally! You sure do have a sweet friend to send you all of those goodies. I LOVE your bookends! They're so unique!

Love Bears All Things said...

What a wonderful surprise and on your Birthday, too. Love the bookends.
Mama Bear

Dixie said...

Sally... that BJ is a sweetheart isn't she...

as for birthdays... do what I do... I celebrate the anniversary of my 21st birthday each year... So this year... I'll be celebrating the 24th anniversary of my 21st birthday... it helps keep things in perspective for me...

have a blissful, sunny Florida day and weekend.. hugs.. Dixie

Susan said...

What a great box of goodies to receive. The bookends are darling.
Susan

marty39 said...

What a thoughtful and wonderful gift. The tea and cookies are wonderful, but the bookends are just stunning. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Just me said...

How sweet of her! Thanks for sharing.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Well a very happy belated birthday to you!
How thoughtful BJ is. I hope you enjoy all those goodies. The bookends are truly wonderful!

Darlene said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I'd rather have them than not...hehehe

What a fabulous package and I LOVE those bookends!! How thoughtful!

Cathy said...

Sally, what a sweet surprise. Happy Birthday wishes a little late.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sally!

Wow, BJ's gift is so thoughtful and the bookends are just out of this world fantastic! She's such a sweet a lady!

Well, did you feel energized after drinking the tea with a few cookies?!? ☺ Diane

Neas Nuttiness said...

Well - I certainly hope that your birthday was a happy one! I actually look forward to my birthdays, now that I am getting "older". I feel as if I've earned each new year now, and earned the right to ENJOY them!

What a fantastic gift package. What can I do to get BJ to send me one?
And yes, you're right...I think that she is the Happiest Blogger in Blogland. I can just see her dancing in her kitchen to the music on her playlist!

Ashley ~ said...

Happy Belated Birthday*!!! Have a great weekend*!!! _Ashley ~

Beverly said...

A wonderful gift for a very special lady from a very special lady.

I know you are enjoying your goodies.

sara said...

those bookends are so cute!!!

Happy Birthday late!!

bj said...

O, Sally, I am so soo glad that you like them. They just looked like you, to me. You being a teacher, I KNEW you loved kids...and I also KNOW you have lots of books...Sorry it's one more thing to have to move but at least you have a box for them!! :O)
Now, hurry and eat the cookies and drink the tea so you won't have to move THEM !!
love, bj

bj said...

O,shoot..I wasn't quite thru...
I meant to say that the photos you took are excellent...! Good job!!

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Love those bookends. A belated happy birthday to you! I still celebrate them -- I'm thankful for each one.

Happy To Be said...

Happy Birthday my friend...and how sweet can BJ be to send you this great gift...someone loves you my friend...May you have a wonderful weekend Sally...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Briana said...

What a sweet gift. The bookends make me smile.

Clif said...

Wonderful friend. Wonderful gifts. I love the bookends. Wish I had a cookie.

Judi said...

Happy Birthday Sally!!
I'm glad BJ sent you that wonderful present so that we could join in and wish you all the very best!! That was so sweet of her to do that. I love the bookends and how special they are because you love to read.
You even get to share tea and cookies with Johnny.
Happy Birthday again!
Judi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sally,Happy Birthday dear ! I like your bookends BJ sent ya !

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; Happy Late Birthday....
hope you had a wonderful one. How kind and sweet of BJ to send you such lovely gifts. Love the book ends. very sweet. Hey have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Beth at Aunties said...

Happy belated Birthday! One never gets too old to celebrate their life! I do hope it was a happy one.
What a thoughtful and beautiful gift from BJ! They are such a nice gift.

Again Happy Birthday and have a great weekend!

Hollace said...

What a wonderful gift, and a surprise as well! The bookends are exceptionally delightful. Lucky you!

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've missed several of your posts. Love thee bookends! What a fun surprise, and how amazing that they came on your birthday! laurie

Kelli said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a sweet friend....I love the bookends. They are darling!
~Kelli