Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Birthday Treat!

Howdy, girl hearts! Even though my Birthday isn't until Oct. 3rd, I found a surprise Birthday package from Queenie in my mail box the other day! Look at this sweet/cutie pie/ polka dot bag she made! She made it with the fabric that she won in my give away and she is going to make another one like it for herself and then we'll be polka dot bag sisters! ☺ LOOK at this hanky she had inside! LOVELY! ♥ It even had pink tissue paper wrapped baby shells inside it!
But that's not all! My box was filled with fun and pretty little things! Like pink, pretty eggs! The one with the cut out is beaded just like the ornaments my mother used to make! My mom's fell apart but now I'll always have this to remember her by.
This egg opens up and Queenie had little treats wrapped up inside it, too! Why is it that us girls love little things so much? Wish you could have heard me giggling while opening these little treasures. ☺

Look! An old bottle with Florida sand and vintage bling, bling! I know I'll always regret not claiming my mother's vintage costume jewelery. I thought it was tacky and knew I'd never wear it. I never dreamed I might want to decorate with it some day or just plain have it to remember her by! Sorry mom! But now, i have this vintage bling- again to remember her by.
Now here's all sorts of pretty paper treats! Such great colors!

Including hydrangea decals. I can't wait to use them!

And look at this sweet bunny girl with a felt hat and great roses! I love the colors! She's holding the bird and nest that was in the egg. ☺
This little kitchen bonnet/ potholder is made with vintage fabric and the tiniest red rick rack. Again, I love the colors! And there's all the baby florida shells that were wrapped up one by one in the hanky! The Sand Dollar is so thin and delicate- I can't believe it didn't break!
Queenie also included some pretty Fall paper treats! Fun, huh?

This package was so much fun because my guys usually just give me money for my Birthday. Money is nice. I use it. I like it. And it's true- they just don't know how to put together a box like this! But Queenie does, cuz she's a girl! Thanks again, Queenie! I love you! ♥
Thanks for looking at my presents with me! You're all just like sisters! Come back tomorrow to see my latest little craft project that *isn't* a secret!


Beth said...

That is so much fun! What a "haul!" We do love little cute things, don't we? Happy early birthday! My hubby's is on the 7th!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my GOSH girl!!!!! What a wonderful haul of beautiful goodies!! How sweet of Queenie!! ANd you deserve it all :) I am in love with those bottles!! And the bunny is darling :):) How funny we both got bunnies in the mail yesterday!! I cant wait to see what you create with the decals :)
Love you sweetie and thank you so much for the comment on my blog. You ALWAYS make me feel better!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't girlfriends the best at knowing what we like! A box full of pink with frills and shells and everything fun! It makes birthdays fun again! Enjoy! And happy early birthday! start celebrating NOW!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

WOW! How sweet of Queenie to send you so many birthday goodies! But then, you deserve it!
You wanna know what I do, to get what I want for my birthday or Christmas, from my hubby? I'm an Ebay junkie, so I just pick out a bunch of stuff on there, add it to my Watch List, and let him pick what he wants to give me! Easy!

Queenie said...

Good Morning Holly!
Oh girl...I am so happy that you liked your surprise box.... I had such a fun time putting your b'day box together for you. I'm so glad that I could play a small part in your birthday joys this year! It's such fun being a girly girl isn't it?! LOL! Happy Birthday to You...early... I hope it's the best one ever...and that you have many many more happy birthdays too!
Love ya,
Big Hugs,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Aren't blogging friends just the greatest?! Such lovely things and all things she knew you'd like. How very sweet of Queenie! Hope you have a beautiful day. I'll be back tomorrow! Twyla

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh my gosh Holly. How very sweet of Queenie. She is a doll. Happy Early Birthday as I will not be here to wish you one.

I so love the little dotted bag. That is just precious. I like the little row of balls along the bottom. It gave it the little punch and made it look vintage. I thank you for sharing as always.

I will be gone for the 3 weeks, but will check back in on the 26th. Thank you for your prayers and kindness. They are so truly appreciated. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Lisa said...

Oh what a great surprise! I need to get your package out to you but now I have to add a birthday surprise! I hope you have a great birthday and have many more!
Hugs, Lisa

Vicki said...

Hi, Holly,
Happy Birthday (a little early)!!! Oh my goodness, where to start. . .everything you received was absolutely darling. Queenie is truly a sweetheart of a friend and knows you so well. I loved looking at it all!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us! Sending happy wishes your way! Vicki p.s. I am tuned in to see what you have to show us tomorrow.

Anne said...

Wow, Queenie sure knows how to send out splendid gifts. I can picture your excitement as you opened it. Enjoy your new treasures.

Shabby Kim said...

Oh my goodness Holly!! I just had to pick my jaw up after it dropped to the floor after seeing all the wonderful goodies Queenie sent you for your birthday. What a great gift she put together for you. You definately deserve a little extra something "girly" for your birthday and Queenie's gifts to you certainly fit the bill. Enjoy all of your new goodies.

Bunny said...

First of all Happy Birthday and how nice of Queenie to send you such wonderful little treasures. You are a lucky birthday girl. Enjoy the sweetness of your gifts. I am sure you deserve it all.

Persuaded said...

My gracious! What a wonderful lot of treasures! I have to say that my very favorite is the bonnet potholder... what a darling little thing that is. I'd be afraid to use it as I am terribly hard on my poor potholders.
Have a wonderful birthday☺

*Noelle* said...

what a bunch of goodies! i think that bonnet potholder is the CUTEST! wanna hear something funny? those leaf stickers are the EXACT ones i used when i sent out our save the date cards for the wedding!!!

debi said...

WOW! That's a beautiful gift from you wonderful friend. My favorite gifts are the ones filled with all sorts of fun little things. It's definitely a gift only another girl can assemble. lol

Jacqueline said...

My comments were stuck in never never land...had a bit of a sidetrip in computer land for a moment in time but I will not be defeated and I'm back with you Holly girl. What a way to love you for your birthday. Over the top and back wonderful, wonderful! Sending birthday blessings early!

Priscila said...

how sweeeet!

Katie said...

What a lovely birthday treat! You so deserve it! Since it's the 3rd now and you don't have a birthday post up yet...and why would you it's 2 in the morning, I wanted to leave you a comment somewhere that said Happy Birthday!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Oh my Goodness.
I love all your gorgeous pretties. Especially the hankie. Happy b-day a day late!! Wish you were closer, I'd invite you over for a tea brunch. I only have 4 other guys in the house (hubby and 3 boys) so they don't get into the pretty teacups and the quiche I made. Oh well! If you're ever in CT...
♥ Rebecca

Piney Rose said...

What a lovely surprise! Don't you just love sweet girlfriends?