Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Surprise

It is so fun to connect with old friends through Facebook. It was such a fun surprise when one of my best childhood friends sent me a package. I always get excited when there's a package on the front porch!

I love this pillow that belonged to her Grandmother...and I didn't have this book "At Home With White" that is just filled with decorating I love. My friend Nancy told me these things were all me. She is so right :)

Each page is just beautiful...




I am definitely at home with white! Who couldn't love the cutwork on this pillow...

 ..I will treasure it always!  Thank you so much Nancy!

I will end this post with yet another adorable photo of the newest member of our family ..Janae's little Bentley.


Thanks for visiting!

31 comments:

Anne said...

I have that book! That is a good one!What a beautiful pillow!Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!
xx
Anne

Marissa said...

What a beautiful book!! And what a nice friend!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice package of goodies. I remember that book. I may even have it. lol I have a tendency to hide things from myself. I think Bently is getting cuter.

Holly Browning said...

OMG...that puppy is the cutest thing ever. The book looks like it has some inspiring ideas in it and yes you do love white and you get it right, too! Beautiful post.

Amy Jo said...

What a sweet surprise! I think you would do great with your own booth. I think you should definitely do it!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

jeanetteann said...

What lovely gifts.Janae's little baby is so adorable awwwh,I want to reach into my screen and kiss him. x

Junkchiccottage said...

I love that little Bently. I can't get enough of him!!!! I have that book and love it. Such great pictures in there. One of my fav decor books.
Kris

My Shabby Bungalow said...

What beautiful, heartfelt surprises! The pillow is gorgeous, such pretty detail. Makes me think ofspring :) And that books looks fabulous!! Their is nothing like a good decorating book. I think I'm going to have to check that one out!
And Bentley, oh my gosh!! He is sooo cute, I could just squeeze him :)
Big hugs,
Amy

Ana said...

What a sweet friend...such a beautiful and thoughtful gift...Ooooh, and that tiny little Bentley is adorable!

❤Ana

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a precious post! Bentley is adorable! And what a fabulous gift. That book is one of my all time favorites. I'll have to go dig in out. Love that teeny screen door too!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

The pictures in the book are very inspiring and beautiful, but little Bentley is just the most precious thing!!!! He is adorable and fits right in with your pretty decor. Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a gift..That pillow cover is gorgeous and the baby adorable!

CArol

Tanya Rachelle said...

What a lovely gift! So thoughtful of your friend and what a nice surprise. You have a new follower! Am enjoying looking around and am sure I will return!
~Tanya

Barbara Jean said...

Love it all!!
and such a sweet little puppy. so cute!!

blessings, and thanks for visiting my place. off to see more or yours.

barb

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I love all of the books by Victoria magazine and that is one of my favorites! Enjoy it!

Cheryl said...

I wish I had that book, and your sweet little puppy is the Most Adorable...
Cheryl

Melanie said...

Your friend knows you well! Love the pillow and the book! The pictures are so pretty!! i know that you will enjoy and treasure these sweet gifts!

Bentley is too cute for words!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Looks like a good book~love a new decorating book, even if it only has one thing in it that inspires me, I think it is worth it. Bentley is the cutest little guy!!

Kadee Willow said...

Such a sweet "puppers"!!! I love how you took the shot by softening the edges.. just perfect. Victoria magazine came out with the greatest publications. I actually have some of the older issues tucked away for safe keeping. Their book is a wonderful compliment to the magazines!

Amy Stebbins said...

I too have this book. It has always inspired me! I love everything about this post. :-) Do you have the "Cottage Style" book by BH&G? I also love that one :-)

Amy
www.amystebbins.com

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I have a Bentley too!
Oh your puppy is precious!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You will love the book!
I love the puppy!

Rita said...

nancy's gifts are so beautiful. and THAT books looks amazing. got to look up on amazon.it to see whether it is available also in italy.
rita

Nann from Lady Nann's Table said...

What a BEAUTIFUL pillow Sandy. I am coveting it!!! And I have two copies of that book and LOVE it to death. She is such an inspiration!! I just revamped my blog and would LOVE to have you visit. I had to post two posts a few hours apart as I'm leaving for New York to be on the Today Show (NBC) Friday morning. 8-8:30 am. Doing my chicken wings. Luv ya friend! Nann

Heaven's Walk said...

That book is so inspiring, isn't it, Sandy? Such delicious pictures! And your pillow....? Wow. Just wow! I can see sweet little Bentley all curled up next to it having happy puppy dreams. :)

xoxo laurie

Deb said...

What a sweet new puppy.
In answer to your question, the only way to help cats adjust to being in-door cats is to keep the in-doors as exciting and fun as possible. Adding cat-trees near windows, window-seats that allow them to view out-door trees will help. Have pots with kitty-grass sitting around and lots of scratching posts. Something that I did for mine was to bring inside a log that was split in half (vertically) so they could stand on it to scratch their nails. Cats will only use something that will not wobble around when they try to use it to sharpen their nails. If you keep their kitty trees away from the front door area they may not be so tempted to run out every time someone comes in or out. Keep them interested in their toys by changing them often and be sure to put some play-time with you aside each day for them.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Isn't the puppy just the CUTEST ever!!! Love the name "Bentley".... (You've Got Mail).
I have that book, too! One of my fav's. I love my books and mags.
Thanks for sharing.
Will visit again soon.
Elizabeth

lynn said...

beautiful pillow and every picture in that book is so charming, just makes me happy to look at it--so does bentley's pic:)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Sandy! What a sweet friend you have! Little Bentley is adorable. Is he a Pomeranian? We've been on the lookout for a white one. Our little chihuahua needs a friend! :)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Sandy! What a sweet friend you have! Little Bentley is adorable. Is he a Pomeranian? We've been on the lookout for a white one. Our little chihuahua needs a friend! :)

BECKY said...

Such a lovely friend, and sweet blessing for you Sandy! Those kind of gifts are just the best, aren't they? Thank you for sharing and linking up to BWW!!
Hugs,
Becky