Some Sweet Gifts

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Okay you know by now that my birthday was this week. I was really trying to keep it on the down low because at my age a quiet day is a celebration all by itself. But with 8 kids, I'm kidding myself if I think I can keep anything a secret. It was a really nice day and I spent it mostly relaxing.

Sometimes blogging is bragging but if I didn't show lovely things then it wouldn't be fun to look at all the pictures. Right? Okay so be warned, good stuff is coming and you might be envious.
A fabulous green and tan canvas bag is perfect for summer. It is thick and stands right up where you set it down. And if I spill inside, I can wipe it out. Plus great bath and body products and 2 wonderful books. I have already used or started reading all of them.
In classic red this cake plate is a perfect addition to my display dishes. I love the sweet little birdies sitting on the edge of the plate. I probably won't dare use it for cake but isn't it cute holding these 2 delicious cupcakes. I already put the pedestal plate in the entryway with cute stuff on top. This will totally go with everything I have.
Fabric, yep. A gift bag full of great fabrics, bee buttons and bee cards with my name on them. I love to use things with my name on them. Great stuff and great stashers.
I pretty much was in shock when I saw the hand made Raggedy Ann and Andy. The workmanship is unsurpassed. They are so so cute. I will treasure them. And vintage quilt blocks. Swooning here. I love the fabrics and I just have to admire them and wonder who was the person that made the blocks, where did she live, where did she get the fabric, and what did she look like? She was talented for sure. I know I probably shouldn't use the blocks but I will anyway. I want to be able to have them out to enjoy.
And fabric, fabric, fabric. Seriously, I could get fabric everyday of my life and I'd be happy. This stack includes some plains that I really needed, vintage pieces and a fat quarter set of vintage sheets. I'm dreaming of things to make. The bed linens are so buttery soft. Also in the picture is that thing of beauty - the fabulous peachy red Hobo clutch in quilted patent leather. Really it is so adorable and it is a great size. I am enjoying it already.
Here is the cute polka dot organizer for anything from cosmetics to sewing supplies. Actually it will be perfect for taking on the road to a class. And gardenia body wash with a sweet fragrance - who needs cologne after using that!
This wonderful gift basket made it to my house. A treasure of goodies lies within. The Pure Grace soap is pure wonderful. I love the sweeter than Ivory soapy smell with a hint of lavender. I've wondered what this brand was like for a while now. I highly recommend it. Also a big fat charm pack in reproduction fabrics. Fun stuff. And that wrapped package inside I didn't take a picture of because when I ripped it open I immediately dug into it and used it. So, just know that if I showed you what was inside that box, you'd really be jealous. It is amazing.

There is more, but I think I'll save a bit back so I don't give you overload. I didn't name who all the gifts were from. I hope they know I appreciate them for more than just their gifts to me. They are my family and my friends. I appreciate the relationships and the thoughtfulness the gifts represent, most. My mom always used to say "That's too good for me!" When we gave her gifts. I used to think that was a silly thing to say. But now I know how she felt and I feel the same way. Thank you all so much. And thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes from my blog friends. It was nice to hear from so many of you.

-nanette
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48 comments

madrekarin said...

Wow, Nanette! That is quite the birthday treasure. You're family clearly knows your heart's desire- fabric! You are a lucky gal. :)
Now, get to work! We want to see what you are going to make from all of this! Haha. ;)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my I love all the goodies you got! Fabric and more fabric, love the red cake plate, actually would love to have a cupcake right now!! Looks like you were well taken care of, glad it was a Happy Birthday, and you do deserve it! I do want to know what was in that box!!

Bea said...

Your red cake plate is too cute. I'm glad you shared your birthday gifts. Not bragging at all, just another chance to enjoy them.

Kim said...

What a wonderful birthday you had? I'm so happy for you! I especially LOVE the RED cake stand with birdies! VERY Special! I agree that fabric is a wonderful gift and I love getting those kinds of gifts. FUN! FUN!

Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed it!

dotti white said...

Nanette--Thank you for showing your happy birthday treasures! That is so much fun! I hope you continue to enjoy the birthday feeling for a while!

potsandpins said...

Yep...I'm jealous!!! Well, just a tad - you got some great stuff! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for posting about your gifts - it was so fun to see everything - I especially loved your cake plate! And getting fabric for a present has got to be one of the best things in the world! I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your birthday WEEK! xo, The Other Nanette

Nadine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR NANETTE ! ;>)
I'm thrilled that you've been treated so well : you deserve it 1000 percent, my friend !
Very heartfully, with a BIG, friendly (((HUG)))
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

What cute things. I love it all!

Patricia said...

I love the charm pack! My daughter gave me one like it for Mother's Day. I quickly ran down to the quilt shop and bought another because I liked it so well. I matched up two squares and made a windmill quilt. It turned out so cute! I'll send you a picture of the flimsy by e-mail sometime. Love you. Glad you had a great b-day. Love Tricia

w&v said...

V. here...
Oh! yea! You did have a happy birthday! (that's what I WISHED for you!) Thanks for sharing all your precious gifts. I almost feel like I am getting them! All the fabrics and charms!! too much fun. I love the birdie cake plate AND the quilt under it. Their colors show each other off so well! And precious Raggedy"s. What a BIRTHDAY! V

Julie said...

How nice--looks like you are very loved and I'm sure very deserving. Have a great day. Julie

sarahmurray said...

What wonderful and thoughtful gifts. Those vintage sheet fat quarters are amazing. I want to reach into my computer screen and feel their softness. And grab one of those cupcakes. xo

Gwendie said...

It looks like you had a fantastic day! Spending birthdays with family and friends (and getting all that good stuff!) is just the best way to do it.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for sharing. They were such a delight to see.

Jackie said...

Wow, what a great birthday that you had!! You definitely received some fabulous things. But you have left me wondering... what is in that box???

Susan said...

I am with you--I could receive fabric as a gift any time. Enjoy all your gifts, especially The Kitchen Book :-)

Sherri said...

You got such wonderful goodies...yay for you! I'm with you...if I got nothing but fabric, I'd be happy!

Micki said...

I love all your gifts, esp. the fabric and the raggedy dolls.
Micki

XUE said...

Hey Nanette...I recognised those lovely handmade dolls from a wonderful person we know :) , (I think!). She is pretty wonderful, isn't she?!!! Have a good weekend!

Rumi said...

Enjoy all your wonderful Birthday gifts! You received some wonderful and thougtful things.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm glad you shared! It is always fun to see. Many birthday wishes!!

*karendianne. said...

What a beautiful array of photos that allow us all to celebrate with you "how happy we are to have you here with us." I read just today that birthday's are ways for us to express and our jubilation that YOU are here with us.

Joy said...

Happy belated birthday Nanette!!! You got some gorgeous goodies, I have no doubt you deserved every one :o).
Big (belated) Birthday Hugs,
Joy :o)

loulee said...

Spoiled absolutely rotten!! Happy Birthday. Enjoy your goodies.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, what great friends and family and the gifts, wow...You did good and I'm with you, could receive fabric all the time and would be happy.
Keep Stitchen and dreaming of all the things you can make,
Bonnie

PamKittyMorning said...

OBVIOUSLY only a lovely person would recieve such birthday bounty!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!! I posted once, but I am still trying to figure out this new computer. How your day was perfect...you deserve a wonderful birthday celebration!

Kathie said...

well, well, well!
Happy Birthday!!!!
looks like you really made out well in the gift dept, wonderful fabrics and other treasures
I LOVE That red cake plate
too adorable!
hope you had the best day ever
kathie

jona said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!! Looks like you're well taken care of there!! I hope you're having a great day!

Amanda said...

I know you're going to think this is really weird, but just this morning (as I was on my way to an antique quilt auction)this running thought passed my mind of "hmm...I wonder when Nanette's birthday is?" It must have been the antique quilts and blocks, and knowing how you like vintage things. Go figure!!!

It looks like you had a great birthday. I agree with Pam, you're a lovely person that deserves everything you recieved.
Happy Birthday!

Threeundertwo said...

Happy Birthday! And as a Raggedy Ann lover and maker I have to say those two are superb!

Lurline said...

Thank you for 'bragging' and showing us all your great gifts - you'll smell like a petunia now and look even more beautiful - LOL!
Ann and Andy are wonderful and those fabrics, sigh! Glad you have had a wonderful week!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sherry said...

What wonderful birthday goodies! You deserve them all...Happy Birthday to you Nanette! :)

Thimbleanna said...

What a great haul -- very well deserved, I might add!!!

oodlesandoodles said...

There's nothing nicer than gifts that show how much people know you and know what you love. You got some great ones. Happy Birthday, Nanette! Barbara

Sandi said...

I am glad you got so many lovely things. I won't be envious because as you know, my birthday was Tuesday. I got lovelies, too and will finally post them tomorrow. I celebrated with zest this year. I figured why not? I'm not gettting any younger so why not enjoy it while it lasts!!! :-)

Sandi said...

P.S. That cake plate really needs to see a cake. It is just precious!!

JenW!~ said...

What a wonderful bunc of goodies you recieved. I am envious especially of all the fabric. The cake late was cute with the birdies. Happy Belated Birthday.

Julie Isa said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What wonderful gifts! Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

happy zombie said...

Oh Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette! And I'm go glad you showed your bounty of love and goodness. And it's not bragging... we're all sitting in a circle at your party watching you open your beautiful gifts.

Though I am waiting for the piƱata...

happy zombie said...

Ummm.... I'm SO glad...

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy happy belated birthday, dear Nanette (O: You received some lovely inspiring gifts!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Belated birthday. Wow, what great gifts you received. Everything is so special.

Kaaren said...

Can you hear me ooohing and aaawing all the way from here, Nanette?

Gorgeous goodies for a very special lady. It's so much fun to give gifts to someone who you know will love and appreciate them and that's what is demonstrated here.

Enjoy them as I know you will.

The only thing missing is a scissor fob. (wink)

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!
I've seen those fat quarter sets of vintage sheets online... lucky you!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you made quite the birthday haul didnt you?? I love celebrating mine for weeks. Mine is Tuesday so I better get going. lolol
Happy Birthday Nanette

May Kristin said...

Lots of lovley things for you to enjoy! A belated Happy Birthday to you!

Nan said...

Thank you for sharing some of your birthday treasures. I'm glad you were spoiled - I think you deserve to be!