Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Kindness of Others


Hi everyone!  Do you remember when I posted that I wished I had a bunny tray and that I had been searching for one for years to add to my dining room tray collection?
bunnies
Well sweet Julie emailed me to say that she had an extra one that she wanted to send me- would I like it! SQUEAL!! Would I ever! Doing a happy dance!                       Here it is!!
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Isn't it cute! I LOVE IT!

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Thank you so much Julie! That was unbelievably generous of you to part with one (they’re hard to find). You made my wish come true!

THEN I happened to mention to Vickie that I was planning on adding some beadboard to my dining room but wasn’t sure if I should go the real paneling route or the wallpaper route. She suggested the wallpaper. She also happened to have a roll from a project that she had done that she offered to send to me so I could try it out! Look at this huge roll she sent!



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Thank you so much Vickie! I already have a little project I’m going to use it for and it’s such a help to be able to play with it to see what height I want to do in that room.

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Both these ladies did something lovely for me without even really “knowing” me and sometimes saying “Thank You” just doesn’t feel like it’s enough!

 But…from the bottom of my heart  THANK YOU!

Thank you also to all you of you who take the time out of your busy day to read this blog! I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

59 comments:

Brenda said...

What are these beautiful trays? Antiques? I am in love with them! I think I see a rooster and or chicken one on your wall. Can you share with me where and how your find them?

vintage girl at heart said...

How wonderful!!! I just love randon acts of kindness!!!
Those bunny trays are adorable and do look to be very unique!!!
Happy Saturday!

mizdarlin said...

Your bunny tray gift is wonderful..I's love to find a piggie one like that-never seen one, but bet the are out there, since many of these trays are details from well-and-lesser-known paintings..what nice friends you have!

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Manuela
Aren't your friends so generous! That bunny tray is absolutely geogeous :o)
Love the green oval frame with the toile in it too.
Hugs
Rose H

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, those are adorable bunny trays and they look fabulous on that wall! Wow, you have some very nice friends!

Nancy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Manuela, that was so sweet of them to do that. I guess "ask and you shall receive" applied here. Love that bunny tray with your others. I want to try that wallpaper, too. My Ace Hardware store sells it.

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, aren't bloggers sweet? How very nice of these ladies to send you these things. The bunny tray is so pretty and looks perfect with your other ones! I know you're going to love that bead board wallpaper and can't wait to see what you do with it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lorri said...

I always enjoy your posts and look for them daily! You have a wonderful blog and so inspiring. So happy for your blessings!
Lorri

Mrs.Rabe said...

Sweet!

I think the bunny one is my favorite!

ChRiS said...

oh i just love that bunny tray...ever since i seen your post i have had my eye on trays when ever i flea mkt or yard sale but never seen any nor roosters ( for my kitchen) so glad you finally got the tray i think it is my favorite

Melissa Miller said...

How sweet of them! Blog friends are the best. The tray is really beautiful in your warm dining room. Fantastic!

Have a good rest of the weekend.
~Melissa :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful gifts, beautiful people, beautiful friends... what a wonderful sweet post, and what kind and lovely ladies. Enjoy your new treasures.

Claudia said...

What sweet friends! I'm so happy for you - you got your bunny tray!

xo
Claudia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love blog land! Your bunny tray is just perfect.

Manuela, you know you give such joy and so much of your self to all of us readers, it is no wonder that sweet blog friends send you little things!
xo
Penny

Theresa said...

Cutest ever tray and looks like it belongs on your wall with the others! Sweet generous friend, both sending the tray and the wallpaper! I just love blogging!

HUGS!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful tray, and they all look great as you displayed them!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty addition to your collection! That is so sweet what both ladies did.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Vee said...

Isn't Blogdom great? What sweeties these two gals are! I do love that bunny tray and the wallpaper should help you decide very easily.

E. Charlotte said...

Oh I'm glad you could get your hands on your bunny tray and that roll of wallpaper! What kind ladies to help you out! It feels good when bloggers reach out to you and you can reach out to them. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, that bunny tray is stunning. What a thoughtful and generous gift. The wallpaper is a special gift also. Aren't bloggers the most generous and kind people in the whole world? What a blessing to have such precious friends. Enjoy. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

There are so many sweet friends in blog land. :) That's one of the things I enjoy so much.

Julie said...

Manuela,

The tray looks wonderful there.
Just fits in perfectly. Love it!
So glad that I had it to share.
And happy you got the wallpaper! WOOT! You are a sweet bloggy girlfriend! Enjoy visiting with you every week to see all your new projects! Hugs to you!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You have the cutest tray collection I've ever seen, Manuela! And you've displayed them so very beautifully.
Brenda

Kelley said...

You're sweet-- every single one of y'all! xo

Janet said...

Aren't bloggers just the best, most generous people. Enjoy your tray and wallpaper; I know you will think of the givers each time you see the items.

Janet@Housepeepers

Beth said...

How super sweet of Julie and Vickie to send you those things! Isn't blogland full of sweet friends?!

Melanie said...

Isn't blogging wonderful just for that reason? I have made many friends through blogging and even before I had a blog. So sweet of your friends to do that for you. Love the bunny tray.

Donna said...

That was so kind! I love the bunny tray ... you are so lucky!
Hugs,
Donna

Sportsgirl said...

Love bunnies!!

Susie Q said...

Oh wow! I love all you rtrays Manuela but that bunny tray makes my heart sing!! I know you were thrilled. And what a sweet gesture of your friends. The wallpaper looks exctly what I need in two rooms. I have been afraid to try as I have never put up paper!! But it looks wonderful. I am anxious to see how it looks in your home!
Love,
Sue

Cindy said...

Bloggy friends are so special, what wonderful gifts you received. That is the cutest bunny tray!

Jennifer said...

how sweet is that!!!!

Angie said...

Yay, I'm so glad you got the bunny tray! Some people are just so generous!

Bettsi said...

Love the bunny tray! The wallpaper is great too- bloglandia is full of the nicest neighbors, isn't it?

Andrea said...

People are good, and it is good to be reminded of that.

Susie Homemaker said...

Your tray makes your wall look perfectly complete...love it. How very nice!

And I can't believe you got that wallpaper...I just picked some up yesterday for a new project I will post about later!

Great gals in blogland!!!!

Blessings for a beautiful Sunday,
Susie

Leann said...

Yes, random acts of kindness are everywhere here. Love the new bunny tray - just perfect!!

Leann

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that tray, Manuela! It just fits in so perfectly with the others. How incredibly friendly and generous of these bloggy friends to do that! Enjoy!

Brenda Eason said...

Love the tray and what a blessing to have someone like that in your life. I just love bunnies.

Richella said...

Oh, how wonderful! It's so heart-warming to hear stories like this. Thanks for sharing their kindness with us. And enjoy your goodies!

bj said...

O, that bunny tray is past beautiful...it is stunning. Your trays look just wonderful in your dining room

I lost you for awhile, Manuela...Blogland is getting sooo big. I'm so glad to have "found" you again. I have always loved your pretty blog.

hugs, bj

Ruth said...

I just came over from Today's Creative Blog. You have a beautiful blog. I love your ideas!!!

It is such a blessing to "meet" such great online blog friends. They are some of the kindest people.

Ruth

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how lovely that someone sent you such lovely and useful things! The tray is so pretty and I have wanted some of that wallpaper to try out myself, sweet that someone was willing to share:>)

Sue said...

Sometimes a gift of kindness comes from the most unexpected of places. You were the beneficiary of two such instances because you are a kind and deserving person, Manuela. I love that bunny tray!! Have fun w/the bead board paper.
hugs, Sue

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
That was so sweet of her to send the tray to you and it looks really great with the rest of your collection. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment.
Hugs, Rhondi

Hautemama said...

I love hearing about the kindness of strangers! Cute bunny tray!

Storybook Woods said...

See, we all love you xoxoxo Clarice

Donna said...

Blogging friends are the best! I love that bunny tray!!

Random acts of kindness are so special.

Hugs,
Donna

Christina said...

Even in this crazy world it is so nice to know that there are still wonderfully kind people. What a blessing.

Love the apple green frame layered over the black frame. Delightful.

I am getting some apples tonight to make some apple butter!!! I'm excited. My mom went with Victoria and picked apples. Mom is blessing me with hers.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, It should not surprise you that bloggers do wonderful and kind things... especially for delightful people like you!
I love your bunny tray! I collect old hand painted trays with black backgrounds. Aren't they fun to collect?
Yvonne

HeathahLee said...

How sweet were they! That bunny tray goes so well on that wall! And of course I can't wait to see what you're going to do with that wallpaper! : )

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

It warms my heart to know that there are such giving people out there!

Julie Harward said...

WOW..how do you thank someone for such a kindness? I guess by doing the same...people are so wonderful! :D

Jenn said...

WOW that wallpaper is simply GORGEOUS, and that bunny tray is beautiful, too. What a wonderful week for you! =))

Dena said...

How Sweet Manuela! I love your new bunny tray :)

Hugs,
Dena

Extra!Extra!BlogAllAboutIt! said...

Manuella,

So pretty! You are so creative & it's just lovely to see.

I'm having a giveaway on my blog this week, if you'd like to share.

Thanks!

XO,
Kimberly

Gumbo Lily said...

Wowzee! You are one blessed lady. Aren't people just lovely? That bunny tray is SO darn cute!

Jody

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE that bunny tray and it is just perfect for your collection. I am also trying to get a collection together of the tole trays for my family room...coming along slowly!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Aren't bloggers the best? I covet that bunny tray.