Monday, October 16, 2006
After a month long visit, my sister has returned home. Before she left though, she had a special surprise planned for me.
Last Wednesday, my mom asked me to take her an antique store. She was looking for a souvenir of her trip to Texas. I took her to my favorite little antique shop and my sister came along too.
We had a wonderful time looking around. I found a cute cuckoo clock that is now on my Christmas list. :0) I also found a few hankies at a great price. While we were shopping, my mom and sister would show me various things, asking me if I liked them.
I checked out first and then Grace and I went outside to sit on a bench. My mom and sister came out shortly after that and handed me a shopping bag. This is when I started to catch on and boy, I don't like being tricked!! They had been shopping for me the whole time!! The gifts were so wonderful and thoughful though, I forgave them rather quickly. :0)
Melissa knew how much I've been wanting a pitcher and bowl set. It's the perfect size and looks beautiful on my bathroom counter.
I seem to remember telling them in the antique store that I wanted some old perfume bottles for my glass tray. Guess what showed up in the shopping bag! She also gave me a beautiful Victorian mirror compact. You can see it in front of the bottles.
The glass bottle on the left is so pretty and delicate and I just *love* the blue flowered bottle on the right. It is empty, so I plan to put some of my own perfume in it. I'll have to find one that the girls like too, they are very excited about using the old-fashioned atomizer!
"For there is no friend like a sister,
In calm or stormy weather,
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands."
Thank you for looking at my special gifts!