Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet gifts of encouragement

My sister Christina and her kids stopped by my office yesterday to bring me some sweet little gifts. First up, Chloe gave me this darling little wildflower bouquet which I put in my Goodwill bottle from last week.

Then Ian gave me a plate full of snacks and goodies, including a girls best friend (especially this hormonal week), CHOCOLATE! ;)

Christina gave me this darling little McCoy looking flower pot (?). I love the color and the embossing.

Imagine my delight when I saw the plate that she placed the snacks on! Me thinks she paid attention when I commented on this post. It looks perfect in my dining area!

What I gathered from this experience is that she knows me and thinks about me as she shops yard sales and thrift stores. Today she gathered these little goodies up and brought them by in such a delightful little package and that meant the world to me! Christina always has an artistic touch so of course she made all these little items look like a million bucks when in reality she probably spent just a few!

Her gifts encouraged me to think about how I could do the same for someone else. Hmmmm... how about a little giveaway next week? It will be very modest and quite possibly a thrifty find or two.



Darlene said...

Isn't it fun to have a visitor bringing gifts!?!? They are delightful!

Amelia said...

Sweet sister and family spoiling you with wonderful gifts - just showing you how much you are loved!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

A giveaway sounds great, but what a GREAT sister you have, and so very thoughtful. What a delightful surprise for your day. Jackie

Carrie said...

Nice and thoughtful gifts!

jen said...

I love all of your goodies!!

what great vacation photos. It looks like you had such a great time!!

I was reading your previous post about not being able to leave comments. I have been having that problem for a long time now and have not been able to figure it out. For me, I can only leave comments for those who have the orange publish your comment button like you and I have. If you find anything out let me know and I'll do the same!!

Hope you have a great Holiday!!


the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a wonderful Sister you have to think of you and what you like as she shops! The flowers are beautiful and who doesn't like chocolate! All pretty and thoughtful gifts!


Cindy said...

So thoughtful, loving!

Tracy said...

How fun to have such a sweet sister! No doubt an heaping dose of encouragement. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us! = )

Joyce said...

Gifts always mean more when given with the heart and your sister has a big heart.