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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tails/Tales

Thank you Jenn at Jenn's Three Graces

I won a couple of really nice things from Linda at A La Carte - one of my blogger friends that turned into being a real flesh and blood friend.  Cheri from Chez Cheri, Linda, and I met for lunch last week - for our monthly 'talk' session and Linda brought me these surprises.  She was going to the longest garage sale and asked me what I wanted.  I wanted an aqua mason jar and she found one!

 Isn't that pretty?  I had one and now I have my set.

Recipe cards from one of my favorite authors - Mary Kay Andrews.

A cute little piece of corning wear and I love it - I have nothing this size.


I am a busy women too - so this is perfect.

A little box with an angel to put with my angel collection.

And last but not least a birthday girl - for February - and I will be 60 this next birthday. Phew.

Linda thank you for such wonderful gifts - you know me well.  And Cheri and Linda lunch was fun.

Thought of the day:



Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.” Unknown

Love, Chatty

50 comments:

Godsgalnj said...

Love the surprises and friends who know us well! :)

Sandra said...

i like that last quote a lot, and love the jar. i had forgotten they come i aqua.

Shelly said...

That last quote says so much. Loved your gifts, too!

Jill said...

Wonderful quotes today! You have many treasures here...especially that of friendship.

Alice Arthigton said...

look like very nice gifts :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the quotes today...I've always like the one that says it is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice.!
Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Dolores said...

Happy birthday next week. You have thoughtful friends and great gifts from them.

I love the quotes!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How blessed you are to have such sweet friends.

I love that thought of the day!

Dar said...

What a wonderful time you had with your friends, and gifts, ta boot!
I love the unknown quote. It is heartwarming.
BlessYaGirl

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How cool that she found you a mason jar!

Wanda's Wings said...

What lovely gifts! The best gift is our friends.

jack69 said...

WOW good stuff. Nice!
I love the quotes. One of my favorite things in life is reading intelligent and great quotes. I think that is why Proverbs is my favorite book. you can read it forward and backwards, and it makes sense.(If that makes any sense LOL) I smile at the smart elleck statement:
If we are here to help others, then what exactly rt eh others here for? LOL
Love from Maine

andy said...

Love the last part! ! Have a great day! !

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm so glad you like your gifts! You are such a special friend to me! I enjoyed our lunch very much. Big Hugs!
Linda

Beth said...

Congratulations. The gifts you won are beautiful!

Remington said...

Awesome surprises!

Nonnie said...

How fun to actually get to know your blogger friends in person. Nice surprises all, but I especially like the cookbook and the corning ware.

All your quotes are good and the last one is one to always practice. Hard sometimes. Why, just this morning ... ;-)

Rob-bear said...

Delightful ideas, Sandie!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You lucky girl, you! Those are really sweet gifts. Love the quotes!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Oh, you are SO LUCKY to meet blog peeps face-to-face. How I would LOVE that.

The gifties from Linda are darling. Oh, SO CUTE. She did a great job.

Take care and have a wonderful day. Susan

photowannabe said...

What delightful surprises from your friend.
I would absolutely love to go to that World's longest garage sale but I'm afraid my purse would be empty and then some by the time I got home.
Love that little corning ware dish design.
Perfect quote to end the post. I need to remember that.

Miss Debbie said...

Great quote about being nice. I have a couple of jars that color...I like them, too! So, what about the barn...what kind is it?

TexWisGirl said...

a very sweet friend!

i like that quote at the top, too.

silverthoughts2 said...

Those are really nice, enjoy your gifts!

A Quiet Corner said...

My antique canning jars were a gift from a friend also!! Happy Birthday early...& you're ONLY 60, you little devil!!!...:)JP

Gina said...

What sweet treasures from Linda! Enjoy!

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful things and thoughtful words today my friend, I needed to hear those things today. Am chosing the road of compassion these days...enjoy your day!
Big hugs xx

barbara l. hale said...

That's a nice haul! Good for you!! I love that last quote. I would only add that we never know what a stranger has been trough before we come into contact with them. So be nice to every one...they may have just lost a parent, a job or their dog. And if they are rude just because...too bad for them.

Shug said...

You sure have a sweet friend there. I do like all your goodies, especially the mason jar!

I do try my best to display politeness around others...Hope they give me an A+ at it..
Shug

Paula said...

Always fun when "girls" get together and the gifts are neat too.

Ann said...

Wow she brought you some cool things. I love the aqua mason jar

Blondee said...

That dish is so sweet! Love it!

Susannah said...

Wonderful, thoughtful gifts for such a nice lady!!!!!Miss Chatty...I am very taken with your last quote - perfect!

laurie said...

such good friends, and what beautiful gifts, I love the jar and I have never saw that pyrex dish pattern before,

Michaele said...

The corning-ware is my favorite : )
Great finds! Great gifts!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Frends are great that way! I like the angel box that is so sweet. Hope you have a great day.

Susan said...

p.s. on Tuesday night...

Hi Sandie! Thanks for your visits and comments.

If you want a cd of music from the Andes, I think you can order it online.

Check out the link I mentioned in my post.

Or just Google it. I'm sure you'll find TONS of cds that have music of the Andes. Susan

BECKY said...

Sandie, what darling items! And I love the quotes and the adorable doggies, etc. I remembered about your birthday next year.....'cause I'm going to be 60 in January! Yikes!!

Renegades said...

I love the birthday girl. Jazzy and I collect little dolls like her. We go to auctions and antique stores on the hunt. Joseph dolls are the ones we really search for.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Great gifts... I have a friend who used to collect those mason jars... Gorgeous!!!!

Love the corning wear also--and that cookbook would be for me also...

I am totally out of time for much blogging this week... Meeting myself coming and going....

Hugs,
Betsy

TARYTERRE said...

Love the corning ware. The mason jar is lovely. Like the blue. I have an Angel Collection too. Your new addition is sweet.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Isn't it great to get surprises from good friends.....

SquirrelQueen said...

What wonderful surprises. I love that pretty mason jar. I think it's great that you and fellow bloggers get together for lunch.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I want an old jar like that!

Lynn said...

I'm a February birthday, too - the 4th. When's yours?

Love that banana split in the jar in the Monday post. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

How great to have made friends via your blog. I love all of these nice little surprises. :)

BelovedBomber said...

I love that jar!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

L.O.V.E. the mason jar!!!
Have a great day. xoxo

Annmarie Pipa said...

I think Dalai missed the boat on this one...we can always help others.

Dee said...

I think blog friends are extra special...I would love to meet some of mine someday.