Friday, November 11, 2011

Unexpected Gift


Yesterday I received an unexpected gift!  It seems those kinds of gifts are more special, they aren't
dictated by a birthday, holiday or some other life event.  This beautiful book from a friend arrived in the  mail yesterday.   "The Collected Tabletop", Inspirations for Creative Entertaining is written by Kathryn Crisp Greenley with beautiful photography by J. Weiland. I am highlighting a few photos with fall and Thanksgiving themes. The book is full of recipes, too!   It was such a wonderful surprise!





My dear friend,  I can't tell you how much I appreciated your thoughtfulness to remember
me in such a way.  You knew I would love this book!

Thank You So Much!

I look forward to us meeting in person!


Clint said...

Unexpected gifts like this are very special indeed. Especially from a friend you have not even met in person. Now, that is wonderful!

Shady Del Knight said...

What a special surprise, Cindy! I know you pretty well by now and it's easy for me to see that this was just the right gift for somebody like you. I agree that the act of giving means a great deal more when it is done for no particular reason other than to express love and friendship. Enjoy your book and have a very happy weekend, dear friend!

Cindy Ellison said...

Shady ~ Thank you for stopping by and your thoughtful words. May you and Mrs. Shady have a happy weekend, too! I know I need to hop over to your place, you have a new blog post! Been running off my legs today... the grocery stores, cooking and working out. Anxious to see what you and Ron have discovered!

Shelly said...

That is truly a lovely book, and a terrific surprise! It just fits you- sweet, hospitable, and warm. Hope your weekend is over the top!

Emma said...

Cindy! Your comment was so lovely and jusy made my day! Thank you so much for being so kind to me and supportive of my blog! I can't wait to share the beautiful wedding photos with you all. You definitely deserve that unexpected gift, looks like there's some great ideas in it!

Emma x

Leontien said...

It is always nice to receive unexpected gifts!!! that book looks great!

Big (gentle) hugs from Indiana

Cindy Ellison said...

Shelly ~ How sweet, thank you! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. We have srong wind outside now, I have no idea of the temperature. I am anxious to see what you post next! ♥

Emma ~ It was so good to hear from you this morning. Yes, I am anxious to see your photographs. Please include some of food! :-) That must have been a trip of a lifetime. Thank you, Emma! ♥

Leontien ~ It was a wonderful surprise to hear from you! Just this morning I was thinking of you and had mentioned you to Clint. We pray you are gaining strength. Please keep us informed, thank you, Leontien. By the way, I loved your little cat in the picture on your last blog. I love cats and miss having one. "See" you soon, Leontien. A big ♥ for you!