Monday, December 18, 2017

T Stands For Gifts From Friends

My napkin holder/card holder is finally filling up with cards from friends.   Note they have not been opened yet.

I wanted to wait and open them for T.  

However, I can't decide if I want eggnog, hot chocolate, or coffee with half and half.

One thing I'm not indecisive about though, are all these beautiful gifts I've received since we met last Tuesday.

My friend Stephanie and I were in many swaps together and every year she sends me a calendar.   She does NOT have a blog or web site, though.  She was always trying to get me to do more stamping, so I hope she likes her tip-in from me this year.

The other card is from my new friend Ro of In the know with Ro.  Her planner/calendar puts mine to shame.

On the far left is a beautiful card from Eileen, The Artful Crafter (and a T Tuesday participant) who not only made the card, made the envelope, too.

The beautiful and glittery reindeer was created by Krisha, of Krisha's Keepsakes (also a T Tuesday participant).

At the top right is a card from my dear friend Chrissie.  She has two blogs, one is Knit, Crochet, Sew and the other is Jumbled Crafts.  Hers was the biggest surprise when I received it.

And last, but not least is the beautiful card from Linda, of heARTfully inspired by Linda, which I am sure you saw on her blog and T post last week.  She also decorated the envelope with the most adorable and precious tree!  Linda said as soon as she read about my love of cardinals, she had to print one of these for me.  I love it, and it is already in my main floor bath.  I just need to find a frame (I have loads of frames in the basement, so that's no problem) and it will hang on the wall.

I can't begin to thank all of you who sent these lovely gifts from the heart.  They mean the world to me and have touched my heart like you cannot begin to believe.  Thank you each and every one from the bottom (to the top) of my heart.

By now, I'm sure most of you know the drill.  It's your turn to share a drink related post.  It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, teabags, scrapbooking, or any other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink. Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time.

BTW, our next T day is Christmas/Boxing Day/Kwanza depending on where you live and when you post your T post.  I will be here, but I will understand if you can't make it due to other commitments.   If I don't see you before Christmas, please have a lovely, safe, joy filled day.  Remember it's the thought, not the gift that counts.


27 thoughtful remarks:

johanna said...

... and i think there will be some more letters to come... i like the wrapping you did in the previous post, so awesome with the craft paper. have a nice week with Christmas ahead and happy t-day!

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful cards in the mail-love your paper holder I love eggnog and have not bought any yet this season-so I would love glass of eggnog please.
Happy T Day and Merry Christmas

Carol said...

A rather nice assortment of gifts and cards. Happy T Day and have a very Merry Christmas Elizabeth and your furry friends too ♥

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, how lovely to receive all the holiday mail! That's so thoughtful and they all look so wonderful, it must have made you smile opening them and discovering the beauty held within each envelope šŸ˜. By the way, your tree letter holder and tartan tablecloth are beautiful too. I think I'd like to try the eggnog please šŸ˜‰. Thanks for the smiles and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J šŸ˜Š

Jeanie said...

There are no lovelier gifts than those from the heart and the hands of the giver. You have received some wonderful treats in your mail and I'm so plased you waited to share them with us.

I love that letter holder. It's just perfect for the season!

Linda Kunsman said...

So what did you have to drink? They all sound good to me:) Love the plaid tablecloth! What lovely and thoughtful cards. There is nothing like a heartfelt piece of mail. Thanks for sharing them, and wishing you a very happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Looks like you have had some beautiful mail. And a lot of it! Nothing better than at Christmas. I am glad we had a front row seat when you opened them up. happy T day Elizabeth. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

Sweet! Merry Christmas, Elizabeth!! :)

Halle said...

The napkin holder is a great idea for cards. Esp a festive one such as yours!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Happy T day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Elizabeth.. what lovely gifts you've pretty! I just love getting cards in the mail... Hubby walks down to the mail box every day and lately he's been bringing in handfuls of Christmas cards!!! Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs! deb

Sami said...

What lovely Christmas cards you have received. This year I didn't write a single card, nor have I received one either.
I think in this day of emails and other means of communication the letters and cards are getting to be less and less used, which is a pity.
Have a wonderful Christmas Elizabeth.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards look good, have fun opening them I got post from a lady in Kansas this week, thanks a lot! Have a wonderful T day, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Well what ever you chose to drink, I'm sure it would be very enjoyable.
Your card opening session must have been fun, I'm afraid I cannot save post it has to be opened on the day it is received. The cards all look lovely.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - you got fantastic post Elizabeth!
Enjoy it - it's always a pleasure to get mail from crafty /artsy friends!♥♥♥
I would like to take the eggnog please!
Happy T-Day my friend!

Darla said...

I'd say you are well loved here in blogland. Such a nice colorful variety of cards were sent to you. I haven't had a taste of eggnog yet this year. I do look forward to it as a holiday treat. Wishing you the happiest of holidays my friend.

Krisha said...

Merry Christmas!! I couldn't wait that long to do a grand Christmas card opening.......I HAVE to open them right away...LOL! I don't get nearly as many cards as we used to, which is sad. But I LOVE to make them and send them out, I don't care what the postage is........I only do it once a year!
Happy T-day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Clever use for a napkin holder and I love your Christmas glasses. Such a beautiful assortment of cards. Lucky you. Have a Happy T Day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I'm glad you like the card and envelope, Elizabeth. That was lovely of you to save them all to open for the T-party. Very ceremonial. I LOVE Linda's cardinal card. I bet she's delighted that you plan to frame and hang it. The calendar and planner cards are very special too.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Barbara said...

A really nice assortment of cards and gifts – I especially love the blue card in the last photo, the one that says To a blog friend, what a nice idea. xx

Divers and Sundry said...

What lovely cards and thoughtful gifts! I'm forever impressed by the variety of your little trees :)

jinxxxygirl said...

Elizabeth i had to go back to reread the comment i left you... When i said lately hubby has been bringing in handfuls of cards should realistically have said 'the last few days' I'm just so over the moon about it.. Its been a good card year for me.. I send but don't always receive. Most come from friends... family doesn't like to mail things and apparently they mean it... lol Hugs! deb

Kate Yetter said...

I am a little behind today but better late than never! I am loving those trees on your table and the trees that are holding your cards. Such a lovely array of homemade and store bought cards. I love the time of year that the post man comes often!
Happy Tea Day,

pearshapedcrafting said...

What lovely cards and gifts! I do so love your little trees! By the way forgot to mention that I posted you something last week so hopefully will arrive before Christmas - your postie may have to knock at your door!
Hugs, Chrisxx

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so glad you have so many lovely remembrances, dear Elizabeth. I can't think of anyone more deserving. Enjoy.
Hugs, said...

You got some good mail, my friend!

Marfi-topia said...

how clever to use the napkin holder like that!!
cute mag and goblet.
how wonderful to get so many heartfelt cards!! just lovely:)

RO said...

Well first things first. I adore that napkin holder! Thanks for sharing some of the lovely cards and artwork you've received, including mine. That was so kind. My planner is mostly stickers, but I sure wish I was as clever as you to come up with actual art.(lol) Give me eggnog mixed in with my coffee. Are you also a tea drinker? I have tons of different flavors for the Keurig and also for dipping into a cup, and can't even explain how I got them all. (lol) All I know is that they taste yummy. Happy Saturday!! Hugs...RO