Thursday, December 20, 2007

"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.

Many of your know Anita from My Country Cottage Garden. She shares her amazing garden and sewing projects with us quite often for show and tell. I received a special package from her today, all the way from Germany!
Even the envelope is beautiful.

A pretty gift tag.

Some Christmas tea called "Fireplace Heat" and Blue Sweet Pea seeds from her garden.

She also included these four *beautiful* white hankies for me to add to my collection!

Each one has amazing detail work and delicate lace.



I have really enjoyed getting to know Anita this past year though blogging, email and letters. She is very sweet and I appreciate her friendship and thoughtfulness!

Thank you for all the lovely gifts, Anita! I shall think of you as I drink my tea and dream of your Blue Sweet Peas growing in my garden next summer.

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!

Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures

What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
-Old photos of just people instead of things.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. (This will make the list easier to read.) I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.


ellen b. said...

What a sweet gift from Anita. She has such a creative gift! Beautiful...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How special to receive gifts from Anita, all the way from Germany! She has such beautiful things!


Ooops! I clicked on Mr. Linky before I remembered to post my Show and Tell!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I forgot to thank you for hosting S&T this past year! It's so fun and we meet a lot of nice people.

Merry Christmas!


Seeb said...

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for your show and tell.

Anita said...

Oh my, Kelli! You really surprise me! ;-))) I am glad my little gift already arrived... ;-) You're welcome! I really enjoyed looking for those hankies and couldn't wait to send them to you for Christmas!

Unfortunately, I am still quite busy and have no time to join you for S&T today!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

Ah, Kelli, I would love to join you for a cup of tea!

Hugs, Anita

Missy said...

beautiful gifts :) i'm sure your so grateful to have such a thoughtful friend.


Anonymous said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I really love Anita's style. The envelope and tags are lovely and the hankies are exquisite.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Unknown said...

awww !! That is so nice Kelli !!! What thoughtfulness !!! Mica

Rose of Sharon said...

Those are so pretty! What a sweet gift. I was not quite clear, did she make them? If so, WOW, what a talented seamstress!

Merry Christmas!


Britta said...

Hi Kelli, I just wanna wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, especially health and lots of luck. It was wonderful to meet you here. Hope to see you next year again.

Hugs Britta

Just Mom said...

Beautiful gifts.

Guess what?! I've decided to finally participate in your "Show and Tell Friday." Thanks for hosting these. I had fun.

Tammy said...

Wow, how incredibly sweet of Anita! Everything is so beautiful and exquisite!

I wanted to second the notion of thanking you for hosting Friday's Show and Tell, has been not only fun but a blessing!

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hootin Anni said...

Great gifts....but Kelli, I must say, your blog composition ---how you present it all for us, is just always so perfect. Great job.

My Show N Tell this week is my mom's autograph book from 1927, drop by if you can.


Anonymous said...

Every thing is so beautiful, what a special gift.

Diane Shiffer said...

What a beautiful gift, and what a beautiful presentation! She is a wonderful friend:-)

I hope my Show and Tell today is OK:-/

Reviekat said...

What a beautiful package! Everything in it is so special. :)

Lana G! said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for hosting Show & Tell it is the highlight of the week!

The gifts are just beautiful!

~~Deby said...

Gorgeous things...aren't blog friends some of the best.

Betty said...

I've missed participating in the Show and Tell for a few weeks....happy to showing today.....

What a nice gift from Anita, such a lovely lady......

Merry Christmas to you and yours...Betty

Mrs.T said...

How very beautiful! Such a special gift.

I am so happy to be able to participate today... thanks for hosting!

God bless,

BAK said...

What a nice gift! I think that they are so beautiful!

Thanks for hosting today. I was so excited to participate; it was hard not to post last night at midnight when I finished my "show & tell" project!

TJ said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm so excited to participate for the first time in show and tell!

And you are welcome anytime at my house. Fondue starts at 5 ish Monday! Dress for snow :)

Irene said...

Isn't it lovely when people take the time to think of the person when choosing a present!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Quinne said...

What a lovely package, Kelli! Aren't surprises fun? Love, Q

Jessica said...

It's the little things that make the difference! Unfortunately, sometimes they're so little I haven't discovered them yet. LOL That's where your blog has come in handy. I love the way you accent the "little things." Thanks for hosting!

Lori said...

What a fun little package to receive. I love those hankies.

I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New case I don't get back over here.

Mary said...


What beautiful gifts Anita has sent you. You're very lucky. I love them all, but especially the beautiful handkerchiefs. Thanks so much for sharing.

I finally have my Show and Tell up. Hope you will drop over.


Susan said...

Oh how very special Kelli. You are indeed blessed :o)

Muum said...

I can see why you collect those hankerchieves, they are lovely. I posted my g-grandmother's Christmas ornament today for my first show and tell.

Dawn said...

Hello Kelli!
I'm a little late in posting my show & tell holiday home touches.
Hope some of your faithful readers will stop in this evening.
All the best for a happy Christmas to you and yours.
Dawn xox

Lynne said...

What a nice surprise. How sweet of Anita to send you such a special gift.

HsKubes said...

What a sweet blessing. Such lovely gifts.

Have a blessed Christmas!
~ Christina

Anonymous said...

Just plain lovely. Enjoy the blue sweet pea seeds this summer.

Gena said...

Wow! Everything about that gift was just beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you.

Ruth said...

How sweet! Isn't it nice to have friends all over the world?

Martha said...

I love all of your gifts. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much for hosting S&T!



well I got this new camera and I'm wantin' to show pictures from it and you know how usin' somethin new for the first time is trial and error..
Okay then you know why I'm late getting this post in..
But I love all the neat things Kelli has to show today..