Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All The Way From Australia~Mate~

I want to share something
that someone from
Australia sent me..
Her name is Lisa...
and no...
I don't have a picture of her..
I'm guessing she is rather shy..
Well, she may not put her
face out there but
she sure shares her

She shares it in a blog
Informal is defined by Webster
Charateristic of/or appropriate to
ordinary , casual or familiar use..
Lisa is
although she is casual enough
that you feel immediately
at home visiting her blog..
And she has quickly
become a familiar place
for me to visit.
She's another
old soul..this Lisa...

Here's her header...Those better be pictures
of Australia, mate!
Well, here is what came
from Australia..
of the mailing package.
Could it get any cuter?
Can you believe this is
a mailer?
Obviously she doesn't know
that I wrap everything I send
in brown paper sacks!
No...She picked this out special..
and I love it..
I carefully peeled all the
mailing tape off it so I can
use it again..
and then someone,
somewhere will think
WOW! Look at that box
Diana bought special for me!
Yeah-I'm like that~ So...
are you wondering now
what is IN the box?
Hmmmm...it's got a boat on it...And a ship in a bottle...
And this netted trap....And I think these are buoys..
No! Not BOYS- Buoys..
the floaty kind..And a Map screened on...Give up?
Do you?
Do you give up?
Can't guess?
It's a plate, you silly goose!
Did you EVER see a plate
like this one?
I never did!
Truly love it!Here's the maker's mark... It is going to have a place of honor
in my china cabinet..
I will think of Lisa everytime
I pass by..
and it is joining this little
sailing ship teapot
that belonged to my mother~
one of the few pieces I have
that belonged to her...That's how precious the plate
is to me...
I will treasure it always..
and think of how someone
that lives
All The Way Down
thinks I am worth
sending a plate to.....
and that
means the world to me~
Just a quick question for you though...
How is it that the people that
don't just fall off?
SweetCheeks was just wondering.....
your photo name


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Adorable! Congrats, and enjoy.

Donna said...

Wow, that is so neat that you received such a special gift all the way from Down Under! I bet you could hardly wait to open it! Lisa is so sweet and thoughtful! She and I are relatively new followers of each other, and she is the BEST! Your plate is gorgeous, blue and white are my favorites. And it is amazing how perfectly it goes with you mom's tea pot! Enjoy!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Darling Diana, you are so sweet.

Lisa xx

PS - yes the header photo's are from one of our local beaches.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Diana, how beautiful!!! And so is the package--wow!!! And I love your teapot--what a precious treasure. I have an art project
that I had no idea I had to make tonight, so I'm off to making it and will probably get pics at midnight...lol

Pamela said...

What a lovely gift and I can't believe that box! Yes I would reuse it too!!
I'm with Sweetcheeks...how don't they fall off?!

Pamela xo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful plate, and beautiful wrapping.
Makes me ashamed that I reuse the mailing envelopes that I get books from the companies in, to mail out things to others.

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Wow! Congratulations on being the recipient of a beautiful gift!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'd reuse the box too Diana, so cute! I love that plate and it goes just so well with that teapot of your mom's!


Nancy's Notes said...

What awesome treasures to receive such special gifts! You are a lucky lady! Thanks for sharing~

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful plate and beautiful thought from a special friend. Thank you for sharing this gracious gesture. Ginger

Diana Ferguson said...


Patty Patterson said...

That is really cute! Are you a collector?

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a great box and wonderful surprise inside!! Love it! Hope you are doing well. I am still happy here with the sisters!!! lol They feed me lunch and stop to talk to me so all is good. Told them to throw in a few prayers, too!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift!! You deserve it!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just beautiful...both the gift and the giver! :-)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh...Diana.....what a sweet gift for a sweet lady! ♥ Isn't it so much fun to receive love like that in the mail when you're not expecting it? SOMEONE (I think her name's Diana) did that for me a little while ago. :) Blog friends are THE BEST!!!!! ♥

xoxo laurie