Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gifts From the Heart

Aren't gifts from the heart the best?
I truly think so.
I am still putting away things in my dining room from Christmas.
They include the wonderful handmade things my SIL made me.

want to see?

she made me these adorable bottle brush trees on old wooden thread spools.

sprinkled with glitter, wrapped in ribbon

Parisian cards attached

bells and beads

yes she put her soul and heart into making them

I am hoping she reopens her Etsy store soon.
I told her this would be so cute for any holiday wrapped with different ribbon and cards.

That was not the only thing she made.
This one made me cry

a beautiful picture with my parents
their wedding picture and other snap shots of them
love it!
It needs to be hung in our bedroom.

It has been another crazy week around here.
Mr worked all last weekend on some of our pipes in the basement.
Then after getting out Aspen back for 2 weeks after a Uhaul hit my husband, the transmission and engine went out! Long story short, but the damage to the tire and rim, caused the issue with the transmission the led to the engine, but we can not prove it so..........

So here is Mr. on what happened to be his birthday with his new Dodge Durango.
May I say, it was way to cold to be a new vehicle!

here is my beautiful bouquet of roses Mr. got me for Valentines Day

Hope your Valentine was good and this week is even better!


20 North Ora said...

Love those little spools! Too bad about your vehicle. The new one looks great tho? Roses are beautiful.


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

The spool trees are beautiful, and a fabulous decoration for all of winter since they are white.

Sorry about the car, but hubby looks happy with the new Durango. Gorgeous roses Ann!

NanaDiana said...

Ann, Those are just beautiful little trees. What a fun present to get. That picture of your parents is a real treasure.
Hubby looks happy (but a tad cold) with the new Durango-so happy he bought you roses!
Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Marissa said...

Beautiful trees and awesome Durango!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann, your trees are very cute and the flowers are gorgeous!
Have a great rest of your week,

Sue McPeak said...

Very special gifts from your SIL. She is very creative and the vintage bottle brush creations are so popular. Nice to have a new vehicle especially with a good heater...right? You guys are getting more than your share of COLD weather.

Your flowers are beautiful. I got flowers for Valentines, too. Such sweet guys we have.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Debbie said...

Your SIL is very talented! The gifts she made for you are precious!
Nice new vehicle!
Sweet posies from your Mr.
Spring isn't too far off.
Nice post, Ann.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love those darling little trees! Oh what a time you have had of it! I'm glad you have all your car issues fixed up. It's been a rough start to the year for you. Nothing but sweet times ahead! Okay? So nice to have a visit from you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann! Oh, what sweet things and how special that they were made just for you! Sorry about your car but your new one looks great! Hope you're doing well and staying warm.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...

ahhhh love your SIL creations
At least your husband wasn't hurt badly in his wreck
We are all so ready for warmer weather, however I have enjoyed this mild winter over here in Columbia, it will be very cold tonight and snow flurries over the weekend.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Ann
Those little trees are amazing! I just know you will treasure the piece with your parents photos inside as well.
Have a great Sunday and thank you for commenting on my Brugge post!