Friday, May 13, 2011

Random Act of Kindness

Boy was I surprised when I heard the doorbell ring the other day. I had just gotten into the shower but managed to peer out the bathroom window to see the mailman walking away. His ringing of the doorbell could mean only one thing...a package. So as I showered, I contemplated the possibilities. Was it the new molds I had just ordered? A package from my swap partner? Or something that the hubby ordered?

By the time I had gotten showered and dressed, Sean had gone outside and retrieved the package. I was big and from my favorite place to shop...Kohl's. But knowing that I don't shop Kohl's online but in store, I looked at the address label. It was from Linda Parker. What a pleasant surprise...

As I opened the box up to see what was inside, I pulled out a bunch of goodies. First there was an unused stencil for a summertime sign inside. Forgot to take a picture of it and clear mylar doesn't photograph well. I will be sure to share the finished sign with you when I get to making it. Then there was this itty-bitty basket. Isn't it too cute? I'm thinking of painting the little bow and handle black and it has already found a home.

Next I pulled out this elbow basket. Isn't it cute? I have a place all picked out for it to go but will need the hubby to be more cooperative. He's swamped with keeping up with his customers lawns right now, so he's told me whatever new shelf I want will have to wait...sigh! Always back burnered!

There was also this larger elbow basket. This too will have to wait for it's new home. Sure wish we would have a rain day soon...maybe I could get some projects done with the hubby.

A pair of tapers were the next out of the box. I hung them off my dough bowl rack. Thinking that I might dip them in beeswax and roll them in spices to make them a bit more grubby.

There was also this light. I'm thinking of finding a small lamp shade for it maybe and adding some hips and sticks to the fluted metal pan around it. At this point I'm thinking there can't be anything else in the box. Right? Nope! Wrong. I dig through the peanuts and packing materials and pull out this....

I know where I would like to hang it but don't think that the males in my house will be able to walk down the steps and not hit it. There this skinny wall on the side of the livingroom closet, but it's exposed and on the way down the steps...sigh! I'm thinking I will have to find a safer place than that for it.

I think I finally have hit the bottom of the box when feeling around there is still another little present at the very bottom. It is a spoon rack complete with spoons that Linda redid. Isn't it cute. I am planning on putting that in the diningroom once I get it all repainted.

And here's the little itty bitty basket and the candle tapers hanging off the pegs on my dough bowl rack. I will take pictures as I get all the other goodies in their new homes too.

I want to thank Linda for her simple act of kindness that sure brought a smile to my face. She is a very generous soul and I am so glad that we have become friends via this great thing called "blogland". It has allowed the miles between us to just disappear. So Linda, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Until next time...


  1. Hey Toots,

    You're gonna need a bigger house if you keep receiving all these goodies...

  2. now that is my idea of a surprise... how nice of Linda.
    Have a great weekend

  3. Wow were surely spoiled by Linda...she is a rare, geniune soul!
    patti :)

  4. Dee, Linda sured spoiled you good, she is a sweetie! I love everything esp. the spoon rack and spoons, she did a wonderful job.Isn't it fun to get a surprise!!Hugs, Lecia

  5. What a great surprise from a sweet blogger/friend!

  6. Hi Dee,
    Love surprises in the mail and that was a fabulous one!
    Enjoy your weekend,

  7. Great stuff love the spoons!

  8. Wowser!!! That's a HAUL!! Yay for you - and how very sweet of Linda!! Kinda like Christmas, I'd say! Have a wonderful weekend - have fun finding homes for all your new treasures! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  9. I love doing nice things, especially things that make others smile. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and hope we share many more conversations.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Wow, Linda is a darling blog friend. These are all excellent gifts and I wouldn't change a thing on any of them. You're a lucky gal Dee, but you know that already:)

  11. Beautiful! I love all your goodies, esp. those wooden spoons.


  12. Dee,
    What a nice surprise package. Linda is a sweet
    and generous person. Lucky you for all your goodies she sent. Thanks for sharing.
    Country at heart