Friday, May 13, 2011


Has anyone ever (besides your family) given you a gift  JUST  BECAUSE?

Well, that’s what happened to me yesterday!  I got a  JUST  BECAUSE gift…and it is  FABULOUS!  This is what came in the mail….

I tore into the box lickety-split and when I saw this I knew that something good would be inside…

And I was right!  Look at this beautiful  BOX !

And then inside….look at all of this…can you BELIEVE it?

Now to see what was inside all these special little WRAPPINGS

French-made LACE, beautiful  RIBBONS, a floral HANKIE (to add to my collection)…

I think there’re CHERRIES on this sweet lace, don’t you?

A sweet little BUTTERFLY & butterfly cards (from an old tea company)…

Look at these adorable MONOGRAMMED cards…wonder who these people were…

More sweet goodies…

And, saving the BEST for last….

I love, love, love everything but this DOORPLATE is my absolute favorite!

By now I’m sure you’re wondering who sent me this fabulous gift.  Well…..

I can’t tell you!  Sorry, but she asked me not to.  She’s such a sweet & thoughtful fellow blogger who doesn’t want any “glory” for sending this to me.  I will tell you that I have been following her blog for awhile and it is just soooo beautiful.  I have also been leaving her comments for awhile and something I said must have caught her eye because she sent me a note telling me she wanted to send me a gift  
she enjoys my visits to her site.  Now, have you ever heard of anything nicer?

I enjoyed my special gift so much and it gave me some FOOD for THOUGHT!  I’d like to make someone feel just as special and happy as my blogging friend made me….so one of my followers out there can expect to receive a little gift from me sometimes soon.  A few years back Oprah had this “thing” going on…maybe you saw it…RANDOM  ACTS  of  KINDNESS.  She encouraged people to do nice little things for others for no reason other than to make the world a nicer place and to share the  MILK of  HUMAN  KINDNESS .  Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if more folks took part in that?  And why should we???


Thank you so, so much…to a sweet & special blogging friend.  You made my weekJ


  1. What a great surprise! I think that is the sweetest thing and more so because the giver wants to remain anonymous! Sending you blessings...just because!

  2. I know, what an ANGEL to send such special, precious gifts:) JUST BECAUSE IS the best reason EVER! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

  3. What an exciting surprise! Most bloggers like myself are reluctant to reveal our addresses because of predators, etc. Guess we miss out on lots of things. I have "won" a book of poetry, and some POM juice (from one site that has sponsors) but this is as you say, just because.

  4. What a special gift and what a lovely thing for your sweet blogger friend to do! I love bloggers! I'm so happy I found your great blog today!


  5. That is just so sweet Cheri! And so beautiful, it's obvious that she is quite talented too!
    And such perfect little gifts inside!
    What a nice world blogging is!!

  6. What a sweet and thoughtful present you have received! You are a special lady and someone has sent you sweet rewards.

  7. What a sweet idea. How fun for you, you must be very special. Fun gifts also.

  8. How nice! Such a good idea too. I can "feel" your smiling face right through this post...that's what makes this so special!

  9. What a wonderful gift!! It's all wonderful - but I agree - the doorplate is awesome!

  10. Such a kind gesture - from one very sweet blogger to another.

  11. That's wonderful, just because!! I love when bloggers send gifts, the packaging is always so beautiful and lets you know there is some fabulous treats inside. Yep, bloggers are special people!


  12. Oh those are the BEST kind of gifts and so well-deserved on your end. You are such a sweetie and I know what she means about enjoying your visits, I love it every time you stop by The Hut and I can't wait until the day one of us is knocking on the other's door!

    What lovely things she sent as well! Cherry ribbon, how perfect for you and I agree, that doorplate is fabulous!

    I remember when Oprah did that Random Acts of Kindness show, how inspiring! It just makes my day when I read or hear about something like this, now I'm just smiling.

    Hugs sweet friend, hope you're having as lovely a week as the "Just Because" gift you received!

  13. What a sweet way to let someone know you enjoy their visits. Sweet! Do you have that soft squishy feeling you get when someone does something so nice and unexpected? I love that feeling.

  14. I just love your beautiful box filled with all those wonderful goodies. What a sweet thing for her to do, "just because."
    Bloggers are such special people and I have been the recipient of many wonderful surprise gifts. You are so right that we should continue to pass on the kindness.


  15. Cheryl..come by and take a lookey you might want to

    Love the doorplate also!!That would look so cute on my chicken

    I will be giving you a call this week to chat.

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  16. Such sweet gifts from a sweet friend, just because.
    Have a happy weekend,

  17. It's been so long since I had time just to read and enjoy blogs. I've missed connecting with you but I hope all is well with you and your family. It's been to hot to be doing too much outdoors in the middle of the day but I'm still so happy that summer is here!


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