Thursday, January 01, 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.

Welcome back to Show and Tell Friday! I received many wonderful gifts for Christmas and I'm going to share a few of them with you, today.
My mom gave me this sweet Thomas Kinkade Christmas cottage teapot.


I'm a big fan of hedgehogs, and this mug was a gift from my sister. It's perfect for my morning cup of coffee.


Phillip surprised me with Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea on DVD.

We always watch it on the first day of fall, but I may make it an "every three months" tradition. :0)

And finally, an beautiful portrait of Daisy, that my mom painted. We all love it!

She was about 9 weeks old.


As you can see, I'm spoiled! Thank you for taking a look at my Christmas gifts!

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!


Sarah said...

Did she paint that???!! What wonderful presents ~ the hedgehog mug is so cute. I really enjoyed Anne of Green Gables ~ I would like to see the DVD's again, I haven't watched them in loss! I must have them in my library, they are such beautiful movies. Have a wonderful day!

American Homemaker said...

I got the Anne trilogy last year for Christmas... I love it!

Julieann said...

Kelli---your gifts are just beautiful!!! The portrait of Daisy is just amazing---the likeness is perfect.

I did not know you liked Hedgehogs---they sure are cute!


Happy Friday.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, indeed you are spoiled!! Love those gifts! I want one of those Thomas Kinkade tea pots! I hadn't seen those before, I'm a big fan of TK!

Hedgehog items are hard to find, that is a cute mug!

Your mother is quite an artist! Beautiful painting of little Daisy!

Happy New Year!


Gattina said...

Wonderful presents ! Your mother's painting is very nice (I am painting too, mostly cats) i did a show and tell last week with my presents.

Linda Q said...

Great and personal things, how fun!
The painting is great.
My parents have a yellow lab named Daisy.
I am joining in again this week, mine will post after midnight for tomorrow.
Thanks Kelli!

Tammy said...

Everything is just wonderful- how blessed you were this Christmas!

I am SO impressed with the painting your mom!

And guess what? I bought both the Anne of Green Gables DVD and the Focus on the Family audio CD and gave it to myself and my girls for Christmas! (To Mommy and Girls...From Mommy) We just listened to part of the CD at bedtime together tonight... I love Anne! :)

Loved seeing your special gifts...Happy New Year Kelli!

Barbara said...

beautiful gifts..and wish you all a wonderful New careful with yourselve...
Kisses Barbara

P. said...

I'd like to have those DVD's too. I never saw the series but it looks very nice.


Hootin Anni said...

I too think that hedgehogs are adorable!!! And your mom painted that of Daisy? Oh my's so lifelike!!!

My sNt is shells from around the oceans I've collected over the years.


Pink Princess said...

Wonderful, love the TK teapot, so pretty. And the picture of the sweet doggie, WOW!!

Happy New Year to all, and visit me if you like :)

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I love all 3 gifts! Of course the painting is extra special tho! Wow! Spoiled.....Nah you are just blessed! Love ya & Happy New year.

Anonymous said...

Hy, first I send you and your family my best wishes for the new year. We got the Avonlea tales for our christmas. My daugther and I loved it. Sorry for my english (I'm a french visitor).

SmilingSally said...

Yes, you were treated very well. Your mom is a talented lady to be able to paint like that.

Stacey said...

Daisy looks like she could turn her little nose and give you a nudge! Great portrait! :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful gifts - especially love the Anne of Green Gables DVD.

Today I share about my parents dining room!

Carla said...

I see talent runs in your family, what a neat tea pot, and darling hedgehog cup! The painting is just perfect!!! (and I love that series also:)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
AND Happy New Year!!!

Gone said...

Kelli...Happy NEW Year!!

I absolutely LOVE your gifts!! Especially the TEA POT and painting!!


marie said...

Hi Kelli ~ love your Christmas gifts! I didn't know you liked hedgehogs. A dear friend of mine loves them! They are such cute little things!
If you email me your address I'll send you a little hedgehog surprise!

Have a super special day!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous gifts you had.
That portrait is wonderful

Happy New Year to you and I hope it is filled with love and laughter, health and happiness for you and your family.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

You got some great presents, Kelli! The painting of your puppy is so sweet. I think my favorite is the Anne of Green Gables DVD's since I'm an AoGG junkie from way back!

Have you read the prequel "Before Green Gables" yet? I am reading it for the second time right now.

Reviekat said...

What a beautiful picture of Daisy! Your mom is so talented.

Enjoy watching Anne of Green Gables - it's such a fun movie - definitely worth watching every three months!


Deb said...

You ARE a lucky girl! I love your special things and just love the painting of your sweet Daisy. I wish you a happy, healthy 20091

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your mom is so talented - what a wonderful painting. Love Anne of Green Gables - we try to watch it once a year.

Happy New Year!


akawest said...

Yikes, I accidentally put the link for today in the New year's post and then came back and did this one. Sorry!

Your gifts are great. I like the hedgehog mug.

I have been told that my daughter would enjoy Anne of Green Gables, since she is one of the biggest Little House on the Prairie fans in the world (seriously into it, as in wears the outfit, spends a lot of time on LHOTP forums, and knows EVERYTHING about the books and TV show)

Enough about my LHOP obsessed child. Your gifts are wonderful. Thank you for sharing and also for Show and Tell Fridays.

GlorV1 said...

I love that painting your mom did, it is excellent. I really like Anee of Green Gables. I probably won't post anything this Friday for show and tell, but next week probably. I've got a busy day today. Have a great weekend. You received lots of very nice presents. Take care.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet painting!

I got the Anne DVDs, too! I've been wanting them for a long time.

What a cute teapot!

I thought the hedgehogs were Reese's peanut butter cups with a bite taken out of them at first. :-)

Amy R. said...

I have been wanting Anne on DVD...sadly, I have not gotten it yet! Those are wonderful gifts! :)

FeeBeeKay said...

I just love this idea - the hedgehog mug is just the sweetest thing going. Have a wonderful day, and a great start to 2009!


Heather said...

your tea pot is gorgeous and the mug is super cute! i'm glad show & tell fridays are back! i don't know if i'll be participating today or waiting until next week. we have been so crazy busy around here i only have a second to jump online. I hope you had a great New Years!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Kelli. They are all wonderful gifts given to you by people who love you very much.

Have a great week-end. Love, Debbi

Anonymous said...

Those ARE some very well thought of gifts! Love the paining, your mom is super talented!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You are spoiled. Beautiful gifts but I LOVE that your mom painted your puppy for you! That is a keeper!

Missy Wertz said...

I love your Kincaid teapot. It is beautiful. The painting of Daisy is lovely. And isn't it time for PBS to run AoGG? If not, I need to rent it.

Paula said...

Your mom is a very talented lady! Enjoy your gifts. ;)

Anonymous said...

What wonderful gifts! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!
Your mom's painting of your sweet puppy is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for the close ups of the painting. I love art! Those eyes are so real looking. I have seen that look before; made me want to hug her! :)

Elena said...

I love Anne of Green Gables too! That is such a beautiful painting of your dog. I have a painting that my sister did of my beloved kitty when I was in High School. My little kitty is gone now, but I still treasure the painting my sister did. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Kelli, everything is so lovely! Your mom is a fabulous painter!! I have always wanted to paint trying one of my sister's dog but who knows! :) Happy New Year!!

The Ruminating Rocker said...

The painting is great! And, growing up in the Maritimes, I always loved when Anne of Green Gables came on TV. Happy New Year to you!

Julie said...

Your mom is a really good painter!

I have the Anne of Green Gables series which I taped myself when Kristen was still quite young (grade school?). It would be nice to have them on DVD. I think Megan Fellowes (sp?)was the perfect Anne.

Jane said...

Anne of Green Gables is my favorite. We probably do watch it every 3 months.

Just Mom said...

That portrait is gorgeous. Did you also inherit the artistic gene?

Love your gifts, Kelli.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

That painted picture is THE BEST!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What wonderful gifts you received! I love the Anne of Green Gables and the portrait of your beloved Daisy is just priceless. Your mom is so talented!
Thanks for sharing! Happy New year to you and yours!

Love Bears All Things said...

Wow! Your Mom is so very talented.

I love the picture, the teapot and the DVDs.

Thanks for sharing your gifts. You are loved!
Mama Bear

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Happy New Year to you sweet friend!

These are wonderful presents! And I wouldn't say spoiled at all - just very well loved ;)

Have a lovely wknd, Q

Carrie P. said...

Wow the detail of the painting of Daisy is awesome. Love Anne of Green Gables too.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the tea pot! Your Mom is a great artist. I have never seen Anne of Green Gables, If you see it that much, I need to see what I missing out on! lol

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelli first of all I love everything on your post today!

I collect tea pots and I'm always on the look out for the perfect hutch to display them.

The Anne of Green Gables series is one of my favorite books and movies

Your mom sure is one talented lady, that picture of Daisy is adorable.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...your mom painted that. That is amazing!

Happy new year.

Elaine said...

The things you posted were lovely. Your Mom is such a talented painter. How old is Daisy? We have an eight month old Golden named Patrick that we have totally fallen in love with. What a special present for your Mom to give you! I've read your blog for a while now and now that I have a blog myself I thought I'd join in today on Show and Tell Friday. What fun!

Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm said...

My goodness! Your mom is amazing! Does she do that for a living? I love this blog! I'm late for today but I can post my coupon book! ;) Hee hee. I need help with it! I'll be back next week.
The Southern Housewife

Mrs. U said...

OH MY STARS!!! Your mother PAINTED that???? Wow!! What incredible talent!!! No wonder you are good at so many things!!

Mrs. U

Alice said...

Your mom is very talented! Your Daisy portrait is beautiful! I know you were surprised. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli...lovely gifts. I love the the painting of Daisy.....your mom is very talented....hugs, Linda


Hi Kelli:
Oh have I had a time getting this post right. well I think it's right..
Tellin you alllll about my button collection this time. Didn't put pics of all of them ... just a few.

Happy bloggin'

nancy said...

Awesome Christmas gifts, Kelli. Your mother sure is a fine artist! And Daisy is a very beautiful doggie anyway.

Lois Christensen said...

My husband and I love Anne of Green Gables! He actually purchased me the books many years ago as a Christmas gift. Am glad you enjoyed your Christmas!

serendipity_viv said...

I was impressed with the Anne of Green Gables DVDs, I thought I was the only mad person who had them. There is a third one too. I hope you enjoy watching them.

Tami said...

What a beautiful painting!

I got your package in the mail yesterday! Thanks! Love the thank-you stamp that you used!

Have a fun weekend!

Linda C said...

What truly thoughtful gifts you received for Christmas! They are so sweet:)

Love them all- love the teapot--I'll share mine little collection sometime. Love, love,love Anne of Green Gables-I have all 3 in the series.

And the painting, what can I say? Daisy's nose even looks wet in the picture:) So realistic! You have a very talented mom and I'd say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as they say:)

Have a wonderful weekend, Kelli, and Happy New Year.

Linda C

the voice of melody said...

What a beautiful painting - your mom is so very talented.

Love your Thomas Kinkade teapot! It reminded me of the Mary Engelbreit teapot that I posted recently but now I wish I had this one too. Thomas Kinkade's work just warms my heart! Your teapot is so whimsical and the details are amazing. Enjoy it! :)

YayaOrchid said...

Wow! Your Mom is an amazing artist! She painted even the small details with such precision, it's just amazing. You can really see Daisy's expression and mood in her eyes. Love it!

Carole Burant said...

Kelli, such wonderful gifts you received and I must say the painting of Daisy your mom painted is absolutely magnificent! She is certainly quite talented:-) xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your gifts. I can tell a lot of thought was put into them. I also left a link for Show and tell Fridays...what a fun idea!

Abounding Treasures said...

I love the first 2 parts of the Anne series but part 3 is just *not the same* ... watch them at least once every year and it's hard to believe they were filmed in 1986 :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Kelli!
What beautiful gifts! I especially love the portrait of your dog that your mother painted and the teapot and hedgehog mug are precious. I also received one of my favorite movies on DVD from my husband this year. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I don't think you can ever get sick of "Anne". I love watching all the movies and I heard there is a new one that came out in Canada about Anne finding her dad.... I wonder if it will be good? Happy New Year Kelli!

Jennifer said...

The portrait of Daisy is the amazing gift! Thanks for sharing all your nice gifts.

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Kelly said...

What a fabulous picture of Daisy!!!! Your Mom is amazing, how talented!!! Oh treasure that picture!! Being a big fan of Thomas Kinkade, I loved your cottage, I had not seen anything like that before by him, it is beautiful!


Bonnie said...

I got Anne of Green Gables on DVD for Christmas too. I love it. I just finished watching it last night. The cinematography is beautiful. I love the wholesomeness of it. What a fun tradition to watch it on the first day of fall.

Anonymous said...

Your mom is very talented!! Thanks For sharing.