Perhaps you were under the impression that Grand Central Station looks like this:
It does. Nope. I have never been. Pat has though. She took *that photo*
and I have used it by permission. Did you know that Pat has been named one of the top Pinners to follow on Pinterest? True. She blogs at Mille Fiori Favoriti
and has lived in NYC all her life. She will soon call the state of Colorado home and we'll have lost one of the most amazing ambassadors for NYC in Blogdom. We'll gain an amazing ambassador for Colorado. I hope that she'll revisit New York from time to time just so we can see the amazing photos she takes of her "hometown." If you haven't checked out her entry for the Note Card Party, do. As she says, "We Need a Little Christmas."
My side porch has also been a little Grand Central Station for much of this week. Perhaps yours was as well. One UPS truck after another pulled up through rain, freezing rain, snow, and slush. I am so impressed with all manner of postal services of late. It has really been amazing. Two days was the average length of time between order and arrival. Now that is incredible
Not all this stuff is mine. No, no. I'm just babysitting it until whichever gift giver comes to wrap it and take it off. In the midst of all this, a package arrived just for me
all the way from the plains of Canada. Niki, who blogs at Rural Writings
, had wrapped me up some sweet things and I'm showing them off! Visit her Christmas post
, if you need a little Christmas. Today I bought the things I need to make the Bunte Teller
she shows and discusses. I'm so looking forward to that.
So here's a mostly picture story of my gift box...
Oh beauty products
were declared...heaven knows I need them!
Beautifully wrapped in this sweet paper...
Little Santa cap...
Actually two little Santa caps...they're hanging on my tree just now...
All the goodies...
Spring fabrics by Ro Gregg. These are five-inch squares and I am going to have fun thinking what to create with them...perhaps a spring table runner.
Great label on the goat's milk soap that smells amazing: Where goats grow and flowers don't.
Skin and hand lotion...these hands need some lotion.
Darling little candle and apricot colored glass holder.
Look at the graphics on this box of Dare Maple Cream Cookies! This is now prominently displayed on my pantry cupboard. If we eat them, I'll be saving the box!
Ohhhh, yum. Coffee Crisps. I'm going to cut them into pieces and share them with my family...perhaps as part of the Bunte Teller.
All I have to say is that someone has been way too generous and has really been paying attention around here.
Niki, thank you for the sweet gifts, sweet Canadian gifts. You really made my day!
Thanks to all who participated in the Note Card Party yesterday. It's always a lot of fun to see the wonderful photos presented. There is no excuse for any of you not to make up your work into your own personalized cards for next Christmas.
The party will remain open throughout today for anyone who'd like to get in on it. It was a lot of fun to have some new participants join us, too.
Back to Grand Central...