Monday, May 4, 2020

T Stands For Gifts Galore


Last week at T time, I shared some cards and gifts I received.  I left this for last, though.

Did any of you guess what RO! sent me?

She knows me SO well.

Perfect for T time, it's a beautiful rocking horse teapot.

Created with love,

and attention to detail, 

I got a bit carried away

showing this beauty

both up close,

and in its new spot on my side board.  Thank you more than you will ever know, dear RO!  You always come up with the absolute perfect gifts (and it's because you pay attention to what people write on their blogs).  Thank you again, dear friend.

Fast forward to this week, where we'll be sharing a drink and celebrating a special birthday.

The tiny serape is to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a celebration held every year on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.

The irony is, the birthday girl is the one who gifted ME with something this week.  I got tired of trying to use the smudge tool.  It took too long, and I wanted to show how the post office wrote the postage had been verified, but not cancelled.  Yes, the gift is from no other than my friend Halle, whose birthday is on Cinco de Mayo.

Look at all the incredible gifts she sent.  All useful and very much needed and appreciated.

Halle proves she's a real seamstress, not someone who plays at sewing (like myself).  Look at that gorgeous lanyard.  Check out the yellow pear tomato seeds, too.

After I told Halle what a mess I made trying to make my own mask, look what she sent me.

I assure you it will last through this winter, too.  And look at the lip balm I can carry on my key ring, too.

Finally, you have to appreciate Halle's unique and brilliant cards, including the one she made for me.  Scraps, sewing, glitter, embossing, and tiny embellishments grace this gorgeous kraft card stock.  Thank you beyond belief, Halle.  Please don't forget to wish Halle a very happy birthday, too.

Now I've shown you mine, please show me yours.  By now you probably know the "rules," but in case you don't, please show something drink related. It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, tea cups, coffee mugs, a tea or coffee service, postcards, books, magazine images, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, ATCs, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday, and not just this year.




35 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for showing yours, you'll have to wait a bit to see mine! You got some lovely gifts, and the things from Halle are so well made. And that gorgeous rocking horse....you must be off your rocker with delight! Enjoy all your gifts! Happy T Day, and happy birthday to Halle, Valerie

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creativeseconds.com said...

Wonderful gifts ~ Beautiful handmade items and card. Happy T day!

CJ Kennedy said...

What wonderful gifts! The teapot is awesome and looks so nice with your cup. Clever for the reversible face mask to take you through the seasons. Happy T Day.

kathyinozarks said...

Wow very awesome Happy Mail-I Love the rocking horse tea pot-that s really special-I love it!! and super gifts from Halle-enjoy it all-hugs

Eileen Bergen said...

The rocking horse teapot is wonderful, Elizabeth. I can't believe how beautifully it matches today's teacup and saucer.

Halle's card and gifts are really special too.

You are one lucky lady to have such thoughtful friends. On the other hand, you deserve them - the friends, I mean.

Happy T-Day! Eileen xx

Linda Kunsman said...

what beautiful, heartfelt gifts Elizabeth- and oh my, I imagine you were over the moon with that gorgeous rocking horse tea pot from your friend Ro!! How nice of Halle to send you a hand sewn mask and lanyard, along with the collage card.
You deserve it all, and more. Happy t day!

My name is Erika. said...

Nice gifts. That rocking horse teapot is adorable and amazing. That is a perfect T day gift for sure, well birthday gift of course also. And nice package from Halle too. I love the snowman fabric she used on the mask. And she also made you a great collaged card too. You certainly had a very very good birthday. Thanks for sharing these photos. Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

You have some wonderful friends, Elizabeth. I love that rocking horse teapot that you received. That will make quite the conversation piece at a tea party. And I bet it looks great on display.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful gifts, you are surely a lovely lucky lady.xx

Halle said...

Such a cute creamer. And a perfect match for your dishes. So glad you liked the gifts I sent you. Not artsy but functional.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. :)
Happy T day!

Rita said...

What an absolutely perfect gift for you! A rocking horse teapot!! I couldn't believe it. And then all the sweet things from Halle, too. Nice! :)

Helen said...

oh those gifts are so thoughtful! Happy Birthday Halle!

Iris Flavia said...

A big, bg WOW to all the thoughtful gifts!
Don´t you love it when gifts are beauti- AND useful?
But I hope come winter we don´t need no masks no more, these things "kill" me. My glasses get foggy with every breath.
I live behind a rock here, I´ve never learned of Cinco de Mayo...

Nice gifts, I´m happy for you :-)

Meggymay said...

Oh my , your gifts look amazing. The teapot rocking horse is awesome, I think it will be treasured with your other rockers and may never be used to brew tea. I have to admit some of my pots never get used.
All your gifts look so well thought about and those masks will be so useful, they haven't yet decided if we should be wearing them in the UK.
Have a happy T day.
Stay safe and well.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

That rocking horse teapot is a great gift for you to receive! It's beautiful. That face mask will be handy to have, and it's washable. Nice assortment of birthday gifts. I hope you are continuing to stay safe, dear Elizabeth.

J said...

Hi Elizabeth, how lucky you are to receive such a lovely gift, a rocking horse Teapot! It's gorgeous too. If you're like me it won't be used in case it gets broken!
I like the Face Masks, Steve has been given two free ones from the Pharmacy but I went to collect mine today and they have run out, she tried to sell some but I told her I will wait.

Happy T Day, Jan x

Lisca said...

Wow! That is a very special tea pot. A rocking horse that you so love. A real conversation piece at our T-Party too.
It looks very nice on your side board.
And then Halle's goodies! all those lovely home made things. The beautiful masks and card and seeds too. I love all those sewn items. Like you, I am not very good at sewing. I can just about operate the sewing machine in a straight line and that is about it.
You must be so chuffed!
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Barbara said...

That is the darndest cutest teapot I have ever seen!

Darla said...

That rocking horse tea pot is amazing. I can't believe how fitting it is for you. It looks like you had lots of celebrating this year.

Happy Birthday Halle - I'll be by to check your blog too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy belated birthday Elizabeth and to Halle also ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ Looooove the rocking horse teapot, so different, so cool ๐Ÿ’œ

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing gifts! The rocking horse teapot is fabulous and I love the beautiful home sewn gifts from Halle, that's gorgeous card too ๐Ÿ˜€. Wishing you a very happy T Day and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

da tabbies o trout towne said...

your gifts are amazing Elizabeth as are you and your friends as well. Since I'm just back to blogging, may I wish you a happy belated birthday; I hope the day total lee rocked as da tabbies say....and here's to a year ahead filled with happiness and health ♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

You gotta love Ro. What a purrfect gift. AND I love the masks!

Jeanie said...

How fabulous! Happy Birthday to Halle and again to you. I love the teapot, but I actually adore everything here, especially the love that was part of it all!

Caty said...

OOhh this rocking horse teapot is Amazing Elizabeth !! What a great detail from Ro. Love your presents from Halle too, lovely card and fantastic mask she has done. Happy T-day !! Enjoy your Birthday´s gifts.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe and big hugs
Caty

pearshapedcrafting said...

What wonderful gifts Elizabeth! The rocking horse tea pot is a real gem! Love your gifts from Halle - her colleges are wonderful and I'm sure we will be wearing masks at Christmas! Happy T day, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

So many thoughtful gifts! I got a kick out of the rocking horse teapot :) Happy T Tuesday!

Cindy McMath said...

That is a real treasure of a teapot! I have one that’s an elephant - I’ve never seen a rocking horse though - so perfect for you! And such lovely gifts and card from Halle.

Susan Kane said...

Rocking horse teapot! I could find a place in my cabinet with my own teapots.

Sami said...

Beautiful gifts Elizabeth. I had never seen a rocking horse teapot, very cute.
Halle is a real seamstress, everything looks perfect.
Enjoy your gifts :)

RO said...

Halle is super talented and so kind. I love the work she created, and glad you received such a cool mask. I wish like heck that I could sew, but I just don't have the skill or talent at all. Glad that our friend the Horse Teapot has a new home to hang out in. Hope you are able to get out and about soon, and please stay safe and more safe. Sending some socially distanced hugs your way! RO

DVArtist said...

Nice nice gifts.

Lowcarb team member said...

You got some lovely gifts.

All the best Jan

butterfly said...

What thoughtful and delightful gifts - thank you for sharing your birthday treats with us.
Alison x