Thursday, May 14, 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.

Happy Friday! Today, I am sharing a couple of Mother's Day gifts. The girls and Benjamin know how much I love squirrels, so they gave me these sweet iron critters.

Aren't they cute?!


I also received a surprise package from my friend Debbi, who comments regularly.

A beautiful handmade card.

And this wonderful pink sunbonnet sue hankie!

I love all of the crocheted lace! Thank you for taking a look at my special Mother's Day gifts. 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, or e-mail me with any questions. Have fun!

1. Mrs. Bethany Hudson
2. Lynn
3. Lisa Ann
4. Belinda Mae
5. Ceekay
6. Laura
7. Mrs. Teapot
8. Charity
9. Gattina
10. Mrs. Teapot
11. The American Homemaker
12. Glenda
13. Elizabeth@Hojme Musings
14. JanMary, N Ireland
15. Barbara Jean
16. Janet
17. Serenata, England
18. hip chick
19. Susan-Penless
21. Mama Bear
22. Newlyweds
23. Leann
24. Jean
25. Tam
26. Polly
27. Lady Katherine
28. Cindy
29. Dawn
30. Elena
31. Mrs.T
32. Jennifer
33. TJ
34. Briana
35. Patricia
36. Jules
37. Carrie
38. Susan
39. lady m
40. Lisa
41. Christina's Blog
42. Lori
43. Spencer
44. Vintagesquirrel
45. janet
46. Vanessa

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Belinda Mae said...

The little cast iron squirrels are beyond cute and I adore your Sun Bonnet Sue hankie. I have a rather large vintige hankie collection that was left to me by my grandmother. May be I can get around to sharing it with you next week.

abnsigoslady said...

Hi. Very excited to have found "Show and Tell." Thanks. Laura@the mansion

Tami said...

Awww....very cute cast iron squirrels!!

Have a great weekend!

Gattina said...

Apparently you too were spoiled for Mother's day ! the little squirrels are really cute !

The American Homemaker said...

Cute stuff! I saw some vintage squirrels at a thrift store today. I thought about buying them but didn't know where I'd put them and they looked a bit fragile to put outside.

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Kelli - I love the squirrels the best! Aren't they adorable animals? We don't really have any...Well, we have ground squirrels in the mountains, but they look more like prairie dogs. I miss all the squirrels back East. Love to feed them corn (but hate how they stole the bird seed!!). Rascals!!

Have a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very nice gifts. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell. I joined in and hope I linked right. I am off to see what others have to show and tell about.

JanMary said...

Love those cute wee squirrels - adorable.

What a sweet hankie, and thanks to you and your blog, I now know who Sun Bonnet Sue is!

Have a lovely weekend.

Barb said...

Love the card your friend sent.

Thanks for hosting.

Have a great weekend.

barbara jean

Gracie said...

Are the flowers a gift as well? The squirrels are really cute, now you have to find a place for them....
My post is up at

Janet said...

Oh what a special Mother's day gift and don't I love that hankie? We don't often find pretty hankies anymore - it's such a pity!

Serenata said...

Lovely hankie and those squirrels are very cute.

hip chick said...

I love those little squirrels and the sunbonnet sue is beautiful.
I must say I like your little suirrels much more than the one's at my house. Mine eat all the bird seed.

Susan said...

Both items so cute. How sweet of the blogger to send you the Sun Bonnet hankie.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wherever did they find IRON squirrels? They're so darned cute! They'll go really perfectly with your love of acorns too.

My Show N Tell is Disney today. Come by if you can find time. Happy Friday.

Daddy's Chick's said...

Adorable squirrels!!! Happy SNT!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Kelli,
I just love your little cast iron squirrels - so pretty. We have this year in the backyard a little baby squirrel that is a bit mischievious but he/she is so cute.
Thank you for hosting 'show and tell' and have a great Friday.

Heather said...

love the squirrels! very nice Mother's day presents!

Leann said...

The Sun Bonnet Sue is beautiful. What a thoughtful surprise.

I love the squirrels - too cute!

Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!


Jean said...

Kelli, Your iron squirrels are adorable! I love iron fugures. Jean

Terri said...

Hi Kelli, I love your squirrels. Very cute!

By the way, I emailed you. Not sure if you received it.

Amy Platon said...

Hope a feel and tell is ok? It's all wrapped up in memory so i figure it's the same.

Cindy said...

I can't believe they are iron! They look wooden. Either way they are so cute. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the hankie! The card from your friend is wonderful! I love handmade cards. I wish I had more time to make some, yours are always so lovely! I trying to get my home remodel done, and tend to my new sheep and my hen Diamond is sitting in a coop. Have on baby chick so for. The squirrels are darling! They will go great with your acorns!

Lisa said...

I heart squirrels too and yours are adorable!

Dawn said...

I always have loved anything Sunbonnet Sue!
I have a post up after some time away from Show&Tell!
Happy Weekend, Kelli!

Elena said...

Your Mother's Day gifts are precious! Happy Friday and thank you for hosting Show and Tell! Elena

Mrs.T said...

Everything is so cute! Love the squirrels!

God bless
Mrs. T

Julieann said...

Hi Kelli! Your show and tell is just lovely:) Your sun bonnet sue is just beautiful, what beautiful work that is.

Happy Friday.


Love Bears All Things said...

Wonderful gifts!
Mama Bear

TJ said...

Oh my goodness Kelli, I have a something just like your Sunbonnet Sue hankie in yellow or blue (now I can't remember)... although mine is a bit thicker and looks like it was meant to be a wall hanging.

Looks like you received some wonderful gifts full of love.

I'm sharing my growing belly, and I talked about the shirt just to make sure I was following all the rules.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Briana said...

I'm joining in for the first time. I just started my blog.

I've enjoyed reading your blog for awhile.

Jules said...

Loved the crocheted lace. I hoping to start making things like that the way my Grandma used to. Thanks for sharing.

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Oh Kelli, the squirrels are so cute!

Isn't it wonderful to receive gifts from your family?


Lady M

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Those squirrels are super cute!

I feel a little weird, as I barely know you, but I thought I should tell you that I gave you an award on my blog. Your paper-crafting posts have been very inspiring for me, as I'd been in a bit of a crafting funk. So, thanks!

Also, I thought of you as I read the paper this morning. The Dallas Morning News mentioned the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash that goes on in Dallas this Saturday. Had to check the list ( to see if you were on it!

PEA said...

Awwww, Kelli, those little iron squirrels are just precious, the kids couldn't have given you anything more perfect:-) Also love the card and darling hankie that Debbi sent you!! Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend. xoxo

Linda said...

Hi Kelli...the little squirrels are precious and I love your beautiful Sun Bonnet Sue hankie...I collect hankies but I've never seen one of these little treasures...hugs, Linda

Carrie said...

Your cute squirrel figurines remind me of the ones I see about in my back yard.
The hankie is so lovely. I've never seen a hankie with so much embellishment on the corner.

Susan said...

I loved your squirrels. Kids pick out the most wonderful gifts!
Thank you for doing this on Fridays. It's a lot of fun to do, as well as visiting the other blogs!
A Porcelain Rose

Julie said...

How sweet! I should post about what my DH gave me. It is a sea turtle necklace..which was special since we got to see the baby rescued sea turtles released to the ocean last year.

Love your little squirrels!

teachermomof2 said...

Very cute squirrels! Sorry that I added more than my name to my link. :0) I love the hankie too!


Jackie said...

Those squirrels are adorable.

The vintage hankie is great. I do wish I learned how to crochet when I was younger.

Thanks for sharing.

God bless.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Love that little hankie. Can you imagine putting that much work into a hankie? Whew....times have sure changed. My grandmother had crocheted edges on all of her sheets, towels and washcloths. Unbelievable. I used them until they were way too pooped out because I loved them so much.

Blessings and smiles,

Barbara H. said...

Those are cute little squirrels! Love that crochet on that hankie!

window into our life of love, joy, and adventures! said...

I love your lil squirrels! They are adorable. what a blessing the gifts you received! absolutely loved the hankie with the crochet lady on it! Thanks for sharing!

Susan B said...

The squirrels are so sweet! The hankie is beautiful. Such lovely gifts, thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

Oh those squirrels are just TOO adorable!

Heather said...

Your squirrels are so cute.What a sweet present. I have an amish family made out of iron and I think that the cast iron is very neat.
Happy Mothers Day!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Cute lil squirrels and beautiful crocheted lace card (which I am always drawn too~)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog...and for your generous support. Sarita is a sweetie!

Lisa said...

Hi Kelli...just stoppin' by to comment on those cute little cast iron squirrels!

Hoping to join in on the S&T next friday. :o)

Blessings to you, Lisa

Tina Leigh said...

How sweet of Debbi & what wonderful gifts!! I love the squirrels.....where in the world did they find them???

marie said...

Such pretty gifts! I love the squirrels especially. I have some place card holders that look very similar to your sweet squirrels!

janet said...

your little cast iron squirrels are adorable. Your friend has given you such a beautiful card, nothing more special than a homemade card.