Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Class:Blogging Break

Hello everyone! I have been busy these last few days, and have missed visiting with you. I have some "after" pictures of my gardens to share (look below this post) and also some Thanksgiving gifts that I received in the mail.

My friend Julie surprised me with some Thanksgiving treats. A pretty wreath, sweet Autumn figurines, a scent sachet and stickers.

She also included these wonderful vintage postcards.

The wreath is the perfect fit for under this hanging lantern. I put the little figurines in the center of the wreath. Thank you for everything, Julie!

I also received a few gifts from my friend, Kimberly. Two pretty hankies with very delicate leaf patterns.

Kimberly also sent me a two beautiful vintage postcards. Thank you so much, Kimberly!

I thought I would display all of the Thanksgiving postcards on my fireplace mantle.

I just tucked them in around the other decorations.



Thank you for looking at my new gifts!


JANET said...

Wow! Your place really looks like Thanksgiving, and what wonderful gifts you have received. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anita said...

Hi Kelli! Wow, I absolutely adore all those vintage postcards! What a pity that we do not at all celebrate Thanksgiving here in Germany. I have been busy these days, too! Time flies and days are getting shorter and shorter... ;-((

Now, I need to look at your garden pictures in the post below!

Have a great day!


Mommy said...

I love how you put the wreath under the candle lantern. I never would of thought of another way to use a wreath.

The vintage postcards are adorable.

About your braclet. I would of never known why you didn't wear it! You must of been supper dupper extra tiny! Now you look like your thin. :)

Anita said...

Dear Kelli! I just tried to email you twice but it says "undelivered mail". Is there anything wrong with your email account?

Hugs, Anita

Momma Roar said...

What fun treats to get in the mail. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Heather Anne said...

Happy thanksgiving Kelli! I love all of your vintage postcards - my husband is going throuhg the huge collection that his mother had and I am finding some gems! I love the artwork and the messages are precious! I am sure you will really enjoy the new additions to your collection! you are blessed to have such dear friends who know just what makes your heart sing! What a blessing to get such lovely things in the mail!

It sounds like you have lots of family plans for Thanksgiving, as it should be! Have a very happy time, and don't do too much work! We are alone for Thanksgiving, so just a simple quiet time planned for our little family this year!

May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Laurie said...

Love the Thanksgiving cards ~ hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

Grade: A+ for knowing when to take a break! I applaud you for that. Thanks for the little visit to my blog during my break. Lovely hankies. I have quite a few from my great-aunt. True treasures!!

Julie said...

Hi, Kelli,

I'm so glad you found the perfect spot for the wreath and figurines. Great way to display your postcards.

I was sure I knew where those hankies were but obviously had done some rearranging and now can't remember the new spot for them. I'll find them though!


Jodi said...

What lovely vintage postcards, and the handkerchiefs are beautiful. Your garden looks all ready for the holiday, too. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your dear family.

Jen said...

your mantle it is very nice.

smilnsigh said...

Happy Thanksgiving.


dot said...

Things are looking good at your house!
I'd get an F-. Blogging is addictive!

TJ said...

During her recent visit to the States, my grandma brought up a bag of Thanksgiving cards that she had been using to decorate in her room down in Mexico. I wasn't quite sure how I could use them, but your mantel idea is perfect! Thanks, and the best to your family tomorrow.

Mrs. Anna T said...

What wonderful, thoughtful gifts you received, Kelli. I loved the postcards too.

Anonymous said...

Such lovely gifts. You did an excellent job displaying them.

Julieann said...

(Giggeling) Kelli---You get an F for FUNNY!! I saw a comment on my blog and it made me smile. I am having too much fun blogging right now--I just adore the holidays and it is so much more fun *seeing* what everyone else is up to around the world:) So WELCOME back!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.


Sondra said...

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

Just popping in to say have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Cathy said...

You are blessed indeed with all those pretty gifts. The cards are lovely, and the decorations look great. Happy Thanksgiving.

Britta said...

Hi Kelli, what absolutely lovely presents you got. It's wonderful to have frineds like this.

Have a wonderful day, hugs Britta

Heather said...

How pretty and so sweet of your friends!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lulu said...

everything is so pretty..Youre a lucky girl to have good friends..
Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family..

Anita said...

I am just dropping by tonight to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, dear Kelli!

XoX, Anita

Carole Burant said...

May today and every day be blessed with simple, quiet moments of thanksgiving!! Happy Thanksgiving to my dear American friends from across the border:-) xoxo

Gena said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful.

nancy said...

You sure have a nice collection of postcards. And your mantle is beautiful. It seems like a very unique design. Is there a story there?

Mary said...

The gifts are beautiful!! I love everything but since I'm a postcard collector, I especially love those vintage postcards. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Myrna said...

Your home looks lovely and all ready for Thanksgiving. I hope it was a wonderful day for you and your family

Hootin Anni said...

It's all so beautiful!
I hope your holiday was warm, wonderful and filled with love.

Have a great weekend.

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello Kelli, "happy thanksgiving to you"

We have a special gift this dy! our little grand daughter has arrived just a few hears ago so we are so thankful and blessed for her safe arrival into the world.

Love you display of vintage cards.


Pear tree cottage! said...

gosh! I must be tired (it has been a long day!)


I get an "F" for none use of spell check! this late at night. lol lol (sorry)


Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

Just gorgeous! I love antique postcards...I could browse this post forever, LOL! Have a great day!

Lori said...

What a sweet friend. What a fun little package that you received.
I love that autumn wreath.