God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas Came Early!!!

Well, technically Christmas hasn't arrived  but it sure felt like it today!  This morning John & I were planting a few more things & in between the planting he went to the post office & brought me home a great big box!  I didn't want to rip into it with the mowing ahead of me so I put it on the kitchen counter to open this evening.  


I did mow but not the other part of the front yard.  I decided to mow the side & back instead.  Took me 4 hours.  I don't know what the temperature climbed to but I know that at 6 pm it was 99 degrees.  John brought me a bottle of water every hour & at one point told me the heat index was 107.  Thankfully there was a pretty good breeze most of the time so it wasn't as draining to mow as it was yesterday.  Still have that other part of the front yard to do but tomorrow & Wednesday are pretty much shot.  More doctor appointments.  Hopefully the rain will hold off so I can get to it on Thursday.

Before going out to start the planting I put a roast into the crock pot & let that cook all day.  Sure turned out good!  

Okay ... here's the Christmas part   : )   Olde Lady Morgan had a blog sale last week!  She should've called it a blog giveaway actually because her prices were so good!  I decided to treat myself to a few things.  It was like Christmas opening up the box!  Look how nicely she wrapped everything!  I love that primitively decorated tissue paper   : )


             
Here are the goodies that were inside!  First a wool pillow appliqued with wool pumpkins.  


Some Halloween ornaments.  These are not for me (I'm not a Halloween person) but I have someone in mind who is going to get them this fall   : )


A little star-shaped dish, a small purple crock, a green mug (actually a gift ... thank you again OLM!), & 3 primitive scoops.


3 rusty pocket Christmas ornaments handpainted by OLM & a small box of cast iron (I think) hooks & nails.


And as if all that wasn't enough, I've saved the best for last!  Let me preface this by saying that I have never owned an OLM doll.  I actually bought 4 of them thinking I would probably keep one for myself & give the others as gifts.  Well, that's not going to happen ... lol!  Each time I unwrapped one of these dolls my heart melted!  I love them all!  No way am I giving any of these to anyone else ... lol!  

  
That one with the bottle around her neck kind of reminds me of what I looked like before I started my diet   : )   Did I mention that I love these dolls?  Lol!!!

Thank you Olde Lady Morgan!  You made my day   : )

5 comments:

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh Shirlee, thanks so much for a sweet post! I am so glad everything made it safe! Hope that coffee mug works out for you!!! SO glad you are happy with my gals, they look quite happy to be home! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee love your new goodies !Those dolls are adorable!Hugs,Jen

Angela said...

Shirlee, You got some great items from OlM. Don't blame you, I would want all the dolls for myself also. Wishing you good luck and good news from your doctor apointments today. At least a break from mowing. (ha)

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello Shirlee I am new to your blog. Wow what a great box of goodies, I missed OLM'S sale! Love all those dolls
Brenda

renee said...

SHIRLEE!
LOL! You little stinkpot! You got all those beauties! I love them all! You deserve it, and once you put them out, please post a photo!
I love the gal on the right, she's precious!
I know you will find good spots for them!
I must be a glutton for punishment, I bought 15 more asiatic lilies from work today, bare root, I doubt they will do much this year, but you can BET I will cage them from those rabbits! LOL! They were 2.99 each and had 5 per bag, so not to bad!
I hope you are having a good day! Stay cool!
Hugs,
Renee