Thursday, February 19, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


I have a couple of birthday presents to share with you, today. I have a very sweet friend, Debbi, that I met through blogging. I have enjoying getting to know her better over the past few months and she sent me a surprise package in the mail last week.
Doll
A beautiful Anne of Green Gables doll that belonged to her, but she thought Grace, Emily and I would enjoy her. I keep her displayed on top of my bedroom desk.

Doll
Isn't she pretty?

Doll

Doll

Hankie
Debbie also gave me the sweetest hankie to add to my collection.

Hankie

Hankie
I especially love the bluebirds. Thank you for taking a look at a couple of gifts from my special friend and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

95 comments:

Carla said...

What wonderful birthday gifts to treasure:)

Pink Slippers said...

They are such nice condition.
So sweet of her to want others to get some joy from her collection.
Wendy

Angie said...

I love the hankie! It's so fun!

Jadehollow said...

Kelli..
She's beautiful ... love those green eyes! My Mother is a doll designer and has done quite a few for Seymour Mann and has sold many on QVC. I'll have to show some of the special ones shes made for me one Friday.
Have a great weekend!
~Hugs
Debbie

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday :-) How lucky you are to have received such wonderful gifts...of course the most treasured gift I'm sure is your new friend~

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I love the Anne doll. She she is one of my favorite book characters, I can only imagine how you treasure her.

I've not seen a printed hankie like that in years!

Have a wonderful Friday☺

Kristen said...

How sweet that doll is. I love the details.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the doll! I know that you do for I heard you love Anne of Green Gables! I still need to find this and see what it all about! Anne of Green Gables has to be great! The hankies is so adoreabe! I just love old hankie! What a wonderful gift! Happy Birthday to you, or is it for Emily's Birthday? If so Happy Birthday to you both!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice friend to send you the Anne doll! Beautiful doll! Cute hankie too!

I have a Anne doll too, I'll share it someday.

Happy Birthday to all of you!

Katherine

Candy said...

What a sweet new friend to share such special gifts. The doll is precious and that is one cute hankie.
Happy S&T, Candy

Sarahlcc♥ said...

I haven't been able to see Mr. Linky for parts of the past few weeks; I'm not sure what the problem is on my end of the computer, but I would love to join in! Would you, perhaps, when you have time, post this link for me?

Sarahlcc

http://sarahlcc.blogspot.com/2009/02/99-cent-finds-thrifting-and-valentines.html

Sarahlcc♥ said...

I loved Anne of Green Gables ~ I read the books too many times to count. My favorite L.M. Montgomery book was The Blue Castle.

Jane said...

I have watched Anne of Green Gables so many times I can't count them. And also read the books. Prince Edward Island is my dream vacation spot.

playsdolls said...

What a beautiful little doll and the hankie is so pretty.I have watched Ann of Green Gables but never read the book.Wonderful friend you have to send you such a beautiful gift.

Gattina said...

What a lovely doll ! My mother also had a doll collection, I collect cats as you know, lol !

Alice said...

I love the doll! My dad and mom used to love the Anne of Green Gables movies and I can't even guess how many time I watched them with my parents. What a neat present :O).

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli
What lovely gifts! The doll is just adorable but that hankie takes the cake!
Love, Ann

Janet said...

Oh! Anne of Green Gables is BEAUTIFUL! I love the detail, those freckles and the little satchel. What a special gift! I always think its so "proper" to carry a handkerchief! I love yours! I can almost hear the blue birds chattering away!

Lora said...

Aww...I love Anne! And the vintage handkerchief is so cute!

Lora said...

Kelli, I just realized that my post that I linked may not qualify for your show & tell. I am sorry about that--I should've re-read the guidelines. Please feel free to delete my link. I totally understand.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

How thoughtful. Thanks for sharing them.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Linda C said...

Your Anne doll is so sweet! I love everything Anne of Green Gables:) Most every time I bake and use brown sugar, I smile as I am reminded of Marilla's "twenty pounds of brown sugar":)

Such a sweet little hanky too!

Have a great weekend:)

Linda C

Susan B said...

What a wonderful birthday gift. The Anne doll is so beautiful! The hankie is very sweet.

Patricia said...

Such a beautiful doll. Thank you for sharing!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Beautiful birthday gifts you have! lucky to have a friend like Debbie.. I love green gable too.. have a great weekend Kelli!

Gracie said...

I like the doll so vey much. It's nice to have such thoughtful friends, isn'i?

Hootin' Anni said...

I love all the close-up photos you've shared with the doll!!! Those eyes....whoa!!

My show n tell is the last of my collection of troll dolls...from the tiniest to the 'oldest' couple.

Happy weekend Kelli!

. said...

Lovely doll, so beautiful. I liked even more the hankie because it reminds me the ones I had when I was a little girl.

Alfazema

Scrapdolly said...

I love the doll and the hanky takes me back to my childhood. I remember having nursery rhyme hankies and loving them

thank you for the inspiration to share something today i have wanted to share for a long time.

Tina Leigh said...

This is the Debbi that left a sweet comment on my blog! Kelli, folks amaze me all the time with their shear unkindness or the very opposite.....KINDNESS! I seem to see one or the other only these days...(something wrong with me I guess.). Anywho...These are wonderful gifts!! How sweet! As usual, I AM JEALOUS of the neat & pretty things you show us on Fridays! LOL...love ya!

LDH said...

How thoughtful of your friend ~ Anne is so pretty as is the napkin.

Debbie J. said...

Your pictures are always so nice and professional. I'm afraid my camera (and the person taking the pictures) isn't too good! Thank you for hosting Show and Tell Friday.

Debbie J.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Adorable! How sweet of her to think of you! Enjoy your day!

~CC Catherine said...

Kelli, What a sweet new friend you've found in Debbi! When a friend sacrifices a gift for another, you can tell they are a friend for life! ;) Very sweet share today~ ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups". You should love my rubber band boxes today that I shared about.

Leann said...

That was so thoughtful. I love the hankie. Have you posted your collection?

Smilingsal said...

Wonderful gifts. Anne looks like an Irish colleen! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

marty39 said...

Happy Birthday! Oh I just love your Ann of Green Gables doll. She is just exquisite. Such an adorable face and dress. I love vintage hankies, they are so sweet. Yours is just beautiful with the birds. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Nanna said...

sweet doll, I was just watching Ann of Green Gabels yesterday in my sewing room LOL hope you're having a fantastic weekend!
Helen

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli,
Oh, Anne of Green Gables...she's so pretty and her freckles!

You do have a sweet friend!

Blessings,
Susie

Anonymous said...

What a sweet friend you have! We also have an Anne doll just like yours that my mother gave my daughter! She bought it on a visit to PEI.

womanofthehouse

char72 said...

Love the doll and the hankie is so cute. What wonderful gifts.
Charlotte

miss m said...

I really like Anne of Green Gables. A few years ago, I was able to visit Prince Edward Island with my family. It is a beautiful island. Your gifts are nice.

Love Bears All Things said...

That is a very special gift. I knew who it was right away. I'm wondering how tall she is since you said you keep her on top of the desk.
Happy Birthday, again.
Mama Bear

Karen Sherrill said...

I love Anne of Green Gables ;o)... at least the first two movies. The books are all wonderful. What a sweet birthday gift.

Karen

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a sweet present. I love the hankies I have a few like that too. Thanks for sharing your treasures.
Have a wonderful and Blessed Show and Tell.
Smiles,
Sherry

JudyBug said...

I love the little hanky! So cute!

Judybug

A Hint of Home said...

The doll is just precious. She has such pretty features and clothes. Friendships are so special.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Anne is so gorgeous. I love those movies. Thanks for sharing.

BECKY said...

Love the doll and the hankie!! Especially the hankie!! I've never seen one like it!! Would love to see your collection!!
Blessings,
Becky

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! Anne looks very happy living with you and your family in Texas. I knew she need a change from living on the shelf in the closet. HE! HE! HE!

I am glad that you liked the hanky too.

Have a great day. Love, Debbi

teacupsandpoodles said...

A very happy belated birthday to you Kelli!

Elena said...

Those are so precious! I love Anne of Green Gables too. Such a sweet little doll! Thank you for hosting this event and have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs.T said...

What wonderful gifts, Kelli... and what a generous friend!

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for hosting this. It is one of my favorites. Your treasures are beautiful and I love the doll.

Roberta Anne

Heather said...

what a wonderful birthday surprise! that doll is gorgeous. i've never seen one like her before. how special!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Hi Kelli;
Just wanted to drop in and say hi and to thank you for visiting my blog and also for hosting this Show & Tell Friday & the paper craft Thursday's.
The doll is so sweet. I've never read the book "Anne of Green Gables", I already own it so as soon as I finish the book I'm currently reading, I plan to read it.
Brenda

Emily said...

I received an Anne of Green Gables doll when I was 16, and just love it! It's not out, though, and I really should move it for display! :) What wonderful treasures she sent you!

Belinda said...

I love Anne of Green Gables! Your doll is so pretty...I love her! What a thoughtful gift. :-)

TJ said...

That hankie is fantastic! Looks straight out of the page of a children's nursery rhyme book.

It's wonderful to have blogging friends, isn't it!
TJ

Tammy said...

OH MY! My family this past month has been completely immersed in Anne....we just LOVE her! I even posted about it last month!
In fact, we were just watching the movie again last night! :D

Your doll is absolutely beautiful! I'm going to show my girls...:D

Jules said...

I love your Anne doll! I have a few little ones of my own. As a matter of fact I have titled our guest bedroom the "Anne of Green Gables" Room. :o)

Dianne said...

Very sweet gifts! I still have dolls around my house and enjoy fussing with them. : )
Love the hankie.

Joy said...

Aww what a cute hankie and sweet doll. Have a great weekend!

Lady Farmer said...

Sounds like you and Debbi are 'kindred spirits!'
What a special gift.
Darling pocket hankin', too!
:~P

Jodi said...

How awesome is that? What beautiful gifts!

Barbara said...

I have that same Anne doll. My grandmother gave me the series when I was younger and I absolutely loved them. Of course when I saw Anne I bought her! Thank you for the bird stamp resource! :)

Mommy said...

What a beautiful doll! I have always loved the movies and have a small glass doll of Anne that I love!

Simply Heart And Home said...

What an adorable doll! I'm sure your girls will love it! And the hankie is darling!

Gina

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Kelli,

THANK YOU for visiting my blog - even and ESPECIALLY when I've not joined the blog train on fridays of late, just not thinking ahead and not planning well and being very busy. Soooo - your visit really REALLY touched me.

I'm glad your friend spoiled you, you deserve it. The doll is absolutely lovely and the handkerchief unique!

Happy Weekend!

♥ Barb

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
I enjoyed looking at your gifts! How thoughtful of your friend. Have a great weekend! :-)

shamrock fields said...

Dear Kelli,
The doll is beautiful--I love dolls! I have posted a show and tell item--a little late in the day--it was a hectic day. Anyhow--this is my first time participating! You have a lovely blog! Thank you & God bless--
Molly

Cass said...

Love the Anne doll. One of my daughters is named Anne, and even has green eyes and dark hair! The hankie brings back memories of the type my Mom always had, all ironed and folded, in her top drawer.

Thank you!
Cass

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Kelli,
The doll is a beautiful and thoughtful birthday gift . Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books!!!
I know you both will get a lot of enjoyment from her.
Blessings,
Sue

Jessica said...

I have a special love for the Anne character, especially since I live so close to her home - so naturally I think your new treasure is just beautiful. In fact, she looks in perfect condition.

Lori said...

Your Anne of Green Gables doll is beautiful.

I sent you an email and an invite.
Let me know if you got them.

Gail said...

The doll is beautiful, my granddaughter is into collecting porcelin dolls, she is only 16, but she has quite a collection started. Thank you for sharing.

caren said...

What a nice friend that gives you such beautiful gifts! I too collect hankies - this one is so much fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Shelia said...

What a darling little doll and the hankie is precious too! Aren't you the most special one! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandra said...

Oh the doll is adorable, I LOVE Anne of Green Gables :)

Mimi Sue said...

Cute little Ann. Love the freckles. I'll be making some of your cards too. Very cute design, as usual. Mimi

Elizabeth G. said...

I love your Anne of Green Gables doll and your old fashioned hankie. I collect hankies, too!

Your photography is excellent, by the way. How do you get such natural lighting?

Elizabeth

Heather said...

Once upon a time, I had a very similar Anne doll - she was my treasure! We had some younger friends from church over to lunch one Sunday and since I was 'really too old to play with dolls any more', someone convinced me to give away my sweet Anne. It is fun to see your 'new to you' Anne doll - she is in great shape! I am sure mine didn't fare so well! I'm glad yours was treasured and will bring your girls a little taste of Green Gables!

Adrienne said...

Your gifts are so sweet. And what a precious friend to share them with you. Anne is just darling - exactly right! And the hankie is just about the cutest ever. I wish I had kept my childhood hankies. They were so sweet. ~Adrienne~

Mommy said...

Oh, Kelli!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the doll! ♥

And the hankie is adorable too!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing me get well. ♥

I want to begin participating in Show and Tell again soon!

Lisa Ann said...

She's lovely. What a sweet gift from your friend.

Shanda said...

Very cute doll, you must be a wonderful friend to recieve such a lovely gift.

I hope to partisipate in your Show and Tell Sunday someday soon.

I always keep you listed in my "Friends" section because you are so full of good ideas and I love the cards you make. I love making them also, but sometimes I draw a blank about what to make. You are wonderful.
Shanda

Joyce said...

I LOVE that Anne of Green Gables doll! How sweet was that of her to send you such lovely gifts.
She just made some sweet memories for you didn't she.
I think that's great when that happens.
She must be a true "Boosum friend."

Kim Caldwell said...

I have sent you an award. Please come take a look. Have a great day!

Jackie said...

Wonderful birthday gifts. The Anne doll is just gorgeous, enjoy her.

God bless.

Homespun Simplicity said...

Kelli,
You always show the prettiest things on your blog...and I love to see the cards you make!
Thanks for stopping by--and for hosting "Show & Tell." It's always so much fun.
Karen

Linda said...

What sweet gifts from a new friend...hugs, Linda

Julie said...

I love that hanky - it's one of the coolest I've ever seen.

I just received a doll from a blogging friend. It's the Barbie Irish Step Dancer in honor of the celtic posts I've been writing.

I love Anne of GG. Not the book, tho - it's too treacly for me. But the miniseries - superb. Just last Sunday I watched Megan Followes (sp?) as she played Anne during WWI when she goes to Europe to find Gilbert. I never knew Lucy Maude Montgomery continued to write about Anne after her childhood.

Danielle said...

Hey, Kelli. I am making the black berry lemonade for a party tomorrow. (You posted it on 5-30-06). I'll blog tomorrow night how it goes, and post a link to that recipe.
Thanx a mil for all the ideas.

Amy said...

The doll is adorable.. oh and I remember when my son was in scouts... father/son cake bake brings back memories.

Shopgirl said...

Anne is so pretty, I just love her.
I am a fan of anything Anne of Green Gables. I had all of her movies, but then we went to DVD so I must buy another set.
Happy Birthday. And I love your Monday...I cleaned house, not much more you can say about that. Moved all the living room furniture...yikes! Hugs, Mary