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Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Gift From a Friend

I received a beautiful gift from a friend. 

When I came home from vacation I had a package sitting on the counter waiting for me.  I was so excited, what was it going to be, I already knew who it was from.  I had been checking the mail daily patiently waiting for my package to arrive.

I was a winner, we ALL were winners!

Dawn from Cottage State of Mind decided to celebrate her first year of blogging by giving a gift to one of her commenter's.  She did not tell us ahead of time what the gift would be, she was going to personally pick for the winner selected.

She really surprised us, ALL that is, she decided not to pick one winner but to send each of us who commented a special gift.

This is what I found in my box.

Aren't they just beautiful?

I think so!

I love my new pitcher!

I filled the pitcher with my favorite hydrangeas IMMEDIATELY and it took center stage on my kitchen table.

Dawn took her time reading through our blogs trying to get to know each of us better so she could choose the perfect gift.

 Funny thing, friendship is all we NEED.
Dawn said she knew she was going to send me the pitcher even before I mentioned loving them. 

 I think she believes I have a thing for WHITE!

 I love the details of the linen.


To me the the hankies and the special part of the gift.

 I have a thing for numbers.

Dawn sent me 5 napkins. 

NOT 6.

There are 5 of us in my family and I do not always know what to do with the extra one, no matter what it is, it sits unused, unloved. 

How perfect was that!

Thank you Dawn, I know you paid attention and really cared about what you sent me.


  1. Congrats! They are beautiful!

  2. Alaina,

    I love the items Dawn sent you. They compliment your home perfectly! She is such a sweet and generous soul.

    Your Friend,

  3. I know, she sent me things my family would not even have picked out!!!!she is AWESOME< AWESOME DAWN!!

  4. Alaina you lucky girl you! The pitcher is a pretty little thing. What a thoughtful gift.

  5. What a sweet idea. When I had my give away several weeks back, that is exactly what I wanted to do, but I was so afraid that people wouldn't like what I sent. I am becoming more sure of myself. It took me a year to work up the confidence to offer a giveaway of any kind, though. Maybe the next time, that's what I will do. Hugs, Cindy S

  6. What attention to detail...I love that! Such a sweet friend! Beautiful...Debbie


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