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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Gift of Friendship

I've been so blessed to have gotten to know so many wonderful kindred spirits here in blog land.  What a wonderful place it is that we can all come for sharing and inspiration, isn't it?  We are reminded at this time just how precious life is. And how equally precious the gift of friendship is. 
So today I'm sharing with you some surprises that I've received in the mail recently by sweet blogging friends.  I had fun adding some "snowflakes" to my photos with PicMonkey, as we don't have any of the white stuff on the ground yet here in Michigan!

Oooh, la, la!  This sweet friend knows just how much I love Paris, and all things that sparkle!
I am in love with my Eiffel Tower, and have placed it among other Frenchy ornaments on our tree.
The rhinestones look gorgeous in the light!
Another sweet friend sent me this pretty glass ornament, in the shades of white and cream that I love so much!
The inside is filled with tuile, that looks absolutely heavenly with the lights shimmering thru it!
And another sweet friend who knows how much I love glitter sent me a pair of these gorgeous twiggy snowflakes!
I've got them hanging in the windows of our sunroom. They are so pretty!
I took this photo from outside, looking into the sun room. While it might not be the best quality photo, I couldn't resist sharing it!  I thought that the reflection of the trees in our yard looked so neat, with glimpses of my little woodland tree and one of the glittery snowflakes.
I am continually amazed at just how many thoughtful and caring kindred spirits there are!
I'll be sharing more photos this week of Christmas around our house, including our 11' tree in the living room!
Wishing you all Peace on Earth.


Susie said...

What adorable gifts. I like the twig flakes. :):) Aren't people so clever? Enjoy your Christmas days. xoxo,Susie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I "heart" those twig snowflakes!!! Merry Christmas, Donna!!!

The Bear's Blog said...

So beautiful, and so YOU. Love the photo from outside your sitting room.

Oh, an 11' Christmas tree! Now this I can't wait to see.

Woofy hugs to Miss Emily.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great gifts, Donna. Of course, friendship is a gift in itself.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Blogging friends are the most generous kind of friends. Perfect gifts for you. I can't wait to see your woods all covered in snow. It's coming!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your gifts are wonderful, Donna...so fitting! I love the Eiffel Tower! Yes, the blog world really is a special place!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna,
Your gifts from friends are lovely. I love the twig snowflakes and how pretty it looks from the outside too.
Of course the frenchy ornaments are so you and just perfect.

Yes, blogland is a special place with wonderful friends, just like you.

Wishing you many joys this Christmas.
Hugs, CM

Renee said...

I love these special gifts! Enjoy your holidays, Donna!!!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Such pretty thoughtful gifts! I have never seen an Eiffel Tour ornament with rhinestones...love it!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have Eifle Tower envy right now. What a special gift and you can display that ornament all year long. Beautiful gifts, Donna. Happy holidays.

NanaDiana said...

You are such a sweet, dear person Donna. I love all your ornaments and I also love the picture you took from outside. I didn't realize you had so many trees around your house- Lucky girl!
We have lots of snow coming tomorrow- xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such lovely and thoughtful gifts! Snowing here now...is it headed your way, too? Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Donna!