Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Look What Landed At My Door Today!!

Today a wonderful package arrived on my doorstep! It was from Martha at Mid-Atlantic Martha! She participated in "Paying it Forward." You can read about it here: http://mid-atlanticmartha.blogspot.com/2009/04/paying-it-forward-passing-it-on.html


I'm so excited to participate in this and could not be more thrilled with what came to me. I took pictures so I could share it with you all.

Such a pretty card....

The first thing I took out was this 18th Century Spoon Bread Mix. Mmmmmm.... I'll read to you what it says on the back: "The tradition of Byrd Mill began in 1740. Young Patrick Henry visited the mill often, bringing corn, wheat and buckwheat from his father's nearby plantation. Byrd Mill continued in operation at its original site until 1968 when an untimely fire brought an end to production in the original building. Byrd Mill now located in Ashland, Virginia manufactures some of the finest gourmet mixes available while still offering many of those old tyme products." Well, if the recipe has been around that long, it has to be good!


Look at all these goodies! Blackberry Preserves, mmmmmm...... And a sweet silver basket and spoon. It's a good thing no one was recording me when I opened this package because I sounded a little like, "Oh *gasp* how beautiful, oh this is so pretty *more gasps*." I am absolutely taken with this little basket. As Martha pointed out in her card, I can use it for so many things, sugar, lemon slices, a special cupcake or even a small floral arrangement. I know I will find some wonderful things to use it for and when not in use, it will be on display.













And last but not least, look at this apron! I have been slowly collecting them and this one is a perfect addition.






Just look at the detail on the bottom:




I think it looks great hanging with the others, don't you? I can hang it like this....




Or like this since it is reversible. Hmmm....I seem to be out of pegs now. Time to stop collecting? Of course not, I just need another peg rack!




Martha, thank you so much for this wonderful package. It was so much more than I was expecting and I love everything. I can't tell you how much this made my day. My oldest daughter is sick with a bad Strep infection and then had some terrible side effects from her medicine. It was a long night and this package was just the pick me up I needed today! :)

Now it's my turn to "Pay it forward." Look for an upcoming post on how you can be next and receive a package from me. I think it's wonderful how this thing we call blogging brings people together and creates friendships. Hope you all are having a wonderful week.

24 comments:

Darlene said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful package. Blogging friends are just the BEST friends!! Hope your daughter gets better quickly.♥

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

love your new treasures!!

Lisa said...

All I can say is... WOW!!! No, wait... I can also say, you deserve this. Some absolutely beautiful goodies for a beautiful gal! Isn't paying it forward the best??? You never know whose day you'll brighten.

Blessings!

Melissa said...

What beautiful surprises to get in the mail. I love the idea of this.

southerninspiration said...

What a fabulous surprise, and such lovely things in it!!!

suzanne

beth said...

Oh, how nice! I love the apron. So pretty! What a beautiful and sweet package. And I am so glad that you got a pick me up. Hope your daughter starts to feel better very soon. :) Beth.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh - I'm so happy that you liked everything -- I had soooooo much fun "treasure hunting" for you - and even better that it all arrived on a day that you needed a pick me up!

Enjoy!

Melissa Miller said...

That is so nice Michelle. I love all your new goodies!

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter.
~Melissa :)

OWL MOMMA said...

Oh, how pretty... all of it. I so want a peg rack full of aprons in MY kitchen now :)

C Maisy said...

awesome. so happy for you!!!
you deserve it~

Stacey said...

What a sweet gift! I sure hope your daughter gets well. Yikes.

Sarah said...

Wonderful package, Michelle! Such a sweet gift. :)

I hope H is feeling better soon.

Hey guess what?! I tried to call you but you didn't answer. O qualifies for state assistance since her speech delays are so bad. I'm totally shocked, but happy they're going to help us out. I'll fill you in on more later.
XOXO

marty39 said...

Oh my what wonderful gifts. I think you really did hit the jackpot. I love them all. The darling little silver dish is just perfect and jam and bread, plus you can wear that lovely apron while you bake the bread. Can't get any better than that. Hugs, Marty

Dawn said...

You lucky devil! What a great surprise!

~Dawn

SILVIA said...

what a nice surprise! and what a great idea.i hope you enjoy all of your goodies;)...have a great evening.
silvia.

Kasey said...

what a great little gift.
looks like a fun process...

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How cute, enjoy your new treasures!

Jeanneoli said...

What a fun idea and so glad it made your day!

Rue said...

Oh no Michelle... I'm so sorry your oldest baby girl is sick! I hope she gets better soon.

That gift really is wonderful! I love the apron (I have an apron collection of 4 LOL) and I would have gasped at the silver bowl too ;)

Oh and I didn't buy anything... I can't believe it myself LOL

rue

LuLu & Co. said...

Your apron is awesome! Oh my gosh I just love it... the color and detail.. what a wonderful gift to receive! So happy it came on the day you needed it! :O) so glad you shared it!
LuLu

Chloe's Couture said...

What a super gift you received. I love the whole "pay it forward" concept, thank you for sharing this information and I sure hope your daughter is better!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a treasure trove you received
AND perfect timing for a "pick me up"

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What an amazing petite basket!
Do you know where I could find one?
I'm featuring a tea event from my Darling bakers and would love to add a lil' gem like this to my tablescape. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

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