Thursday, September 11, 2008

Amazing Gifts

Here are some of the presents I received on this most wonderful of birthdays!

This is what was in the package I posted about yesterday. Courtney did this little watercolor of Gideon. She used a photo of him that I had posted on Independence Day. And she captured his personality, his cute barrel chest, the big black eyes, the cock of the head, his feet. I can't tell you how much I will cherish this.
Devon got me this vintage switchplate. Can't wait to put it up. What a sweetie.
Flowers from Robin. She is our rep from a printer we frequently use and such a girlfriend. (Notice the fan on my desk pointing directly at me head; for all those menopausal hot flashes)
The lovely pins from my daughter.
Julie M said this ceramic dish and lid just screamed-out my name when she saw it. It does have Dawn E. Girl written all over it. I plan on using it to hold pins.
My sister sent me the straw basket/tote, the pink bucket and the Christmas scarves. They were all wrapped up in gingham fabric tied with a pink ribbon. She knows that I'll find a use for everything, including the fabric "wrapping paper."! Thanks, Boo!
Julie T has always gotten me the best soaps. (I'm a lover of bar soap vs. liquid soaps and gels.) This soap and candle set from M Luxe is in the best almond scent I've ever smelled. People kept coming to my desk asking if they could smell my soap!
And then my new Traffic Coordinator, Ashley, got me the coolest thing from Anthropologie. The growing egg. The first is a picture I took of the box and the egg (rather artsy, don't you think? Taking a picture like this makes me want to get a good camera so bad!). And then the picture below (from the website), shows what it will look like when the mint inside the egg begins to grow!


kate said...

Oh what wonderful birthday loot!

Dawn, I have to tell you that I was so excited to see the wishbone/flower pin your daughter got you. You see, I was blessed to inherit my grandmother's large jewelry collection when she passed and she kept all kinds of broken bits of jewerly in with the "good" stuff. I always wondered what this little cluster of flowers once belonged to. I think I may have found out! I used them recently in a door hanger I posted about here:

It was so great to see what her pin may have looked like! Thanks!

Bella Casa said...

Well, Happy Birthday!

You received some wonderful treasures, wow! I love the smell of almond, too :)

I hope you had a wonderful day!

Bella :)

Songbirdtiff said...

What very thoughtful friends you have! That watercolor of Gideon is so sweet!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful gifts. I especially love the watercolor of Gideon, so special. Wish I had one of Stella. Your friend is very talented, I went a checked some of her other pics out and they are beautiful. Again hope you had an absolutely wonderful birthday! Jackie

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the mint egg...I've never seen one of those. Boy did you ever get some seriously great gifts. The picture of your furry lovelump is a treasure. We do so love our pets don't we!

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