I recently returned from a beach trip, where I had a wonderful visit with two precious bloggers, who I am honored to count as friends, Kristin of The Goat and Jennifer of Dust Bunny Hostage. I shared some photos of our visit on my Picture a Day blog as well as a Bloggeritaville post. But I didn't share what Jennifer gave to me (as well as Kristin) after our visit....
This jar of thread on wooden spools. She went on to talk about your friendships, being like that thread. The strength and beauty in it. It was a beautiful sentiment and I am so appreciative. Thank you, Jennifer. I just adore you! You ARE like that thread to me! And I love the ties that bind us....our friendship.
And speaking of precious people, I wanted to thank blogger, Jane of Mamie Jane for thinking of me as she was out thrifting. She came across some lettered "B: items and remembered me mentioning how I have had a hard time finding those. Apparently there are alot of people out there whose last names begin with "B". Jane sent me a box of B treasures......a beautiful bowl and some silver spoons, including a sweet note inside. Jane, your kindness is immeasurable, your thoughtfulness so appreciated. Jane, I feel a kindred spirit with you in your sentimentality and these treasures are certainly ones that are precious to me and meaningful, not just because they are "B's" but because you thought kindly and sent them to me.
Jessica of Thoughts of a Bama Belle is such a special friend to me. We met through blogging and quickly became real life friends. When I mentioned my giveaways, she so graciously offered to do the monogram of the Vintage Monogrammed Jar. She sponsored the winning initial and she also gave me my own initial as well as an ALABAMA vinyl monogram which is perfect to share my spirit for my favorite team, and where my money...and son goes to college. So sweet.
Jess is one of those people who never comes or allows you to go empty handed. Whether it's a serving of her homemade dumplings, a jar of her aunt's best blueberry jam or a box of chocolates, Jessica has made it her point in life to make others feel special. You can see that by visiting her blog, where she often shares her family recipes and incredible and well thought tablescapes. I don't think there is much "mundane" in her home. She celebrates life and I LOVE THAT!
Jessica is getting ready to make a move from my hometown of Helena to the Gulf Coast, where she will live in close proximity to Jenn, DBH. While I will miss Jess terribly, I celebrate this new chapter in her life and the life of her family and know she has a friend already there waiting in the wings. Life is grand like that.
And finally, I want to thank Mama Joy. Mama Joy does not have a blog of her own, but she reads Bloggeritaville very often. She will sometimes email and offer advice of thrifty finds or things to do, etc. She is also a precious soul in my life. And my life is better for it. On Saturday she gave me this copper cuff bracelet with a brass butterfly and oyster shell inlay on the wings.
"A thrifty find that I found at a garage sale and I immediately thought of you!!"
How kind! And how nice it is to be "thought of". Thank you, MJ!
Thank you, Jenn, Jane, Jessica and Joy (Wow! Something about the J's?) for thinking of me. I appreciate you each and every one and love your huge hearts.
Many, many Thanks. My heart is full with your friendship.