I'm a Raggedy Ann doll in a Barbie doll world. I saw that on a blog this week on a cute button. lol
I brought these 2 to the shower and set them up on the Hostess' park bench at her front door to greet
the guests as they arrived. Now, they sit on my entry console...I'll show the full table top next time.
Andy was hubby's childhood toy...vintage/2nd time around usage?! And, my M-I-L had Ann made for me to match with him. Look at her "tattoo'd heart"...
Is that the sweetest touch...the lady stitched I love you on her heart? You can kinda spy it under her blush pink blouse. I got kinda choked up and had to call MIL and thank her for gifting this to me several years ago as I was setting them up. She always thinks of the coolest ways to gift something.
My next door neighbor/buddy/prayer partner with Mom's In Touch has a Jan. 31st birthday. I had fun putting this together for her. I sent off those baby gifts without getting pics for ya'll so I got a few of her gift before handing it over. My friend has been so strong during her several month kitchen reno--I had to get
her something for the new kitchen. Apparently, this 3 pc crock set goes with an entire set of gorgeous kitchen ware but I stole this for $3 at some random Home shopping network outlet while driving home from a trip. The 3rd piece is a crock hot pad. I have 1 just like it with blue highlights.
I used my Blessings blue ribbon to wrap and secure the entire package. I always wrap up the gift, say a prayer and annoint the ribbon and ask the Lord to bless my beloved.
See the little handles? I was able to hold it there to carry it over and present it to her.
I shredded a piece of scrapbook paper in the paper shredder . I needed the cushion to protect the breakables from bumpin'. There is a Paula Deen candle nestled in the crock. Did ya'll know that Paula Deen has an entire series of candles with kitchen inspired fragrance? This is 7 minute frosting and I got this scent 1/2 price after Christmas at Krogers grocery. It is a 2 wick. I tucked 3 Raspberry chocolate hearts in for good measure too. Her 1st grader spied it immediately and begged for 1.
Next week I'm gonna show you my 1st give-away package to celebrate being at the over 50 follower mark. I'll highlight the 2 that I've won here right before the lost camera and Christmas season...stay tuned.
I'm dippin' in to several parties again so I feel like I'm getting back going again with my blogging:
Show off your Cottage Mon with Cielo at The House in the Roses
Blue Monday with Sally at Smiling Sally
Tabletop Tues with Barb at Grits and Glam
2nd Time Around Tues with Diane at A Picture is Worth 1K Words
Rednesday with Sue at It's a Very Cherry World
Vintage ThingyThur with Suzanne at The Colorado Lady
Show n Tell Fri with Cindy at My Romantic Home
Friday Finding Beauty with Claudia at Dippity Road
Pink Sat with Beverly at How Sweet the SoundI hope you'll go join the fun at these inspiring and uplifting blogs. xoxDeniseMarie