Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday Treasures....Compliments of a Friend

I received a package the other day from my good friend LaVonne. It wasn't my birthday, it wasn't Christmas, it wasn't a gift exchange, so what could be in this box weighing 14 pounds?
Last summer she had a very magical season with farm helpers and guests. Every Saturday, the gang would go to garage sales and they would have great adventures. Little did I know, that I was joining in the fun each week as they went on the hunt. She was collecting strawberry items FOR ME and they all joined in the fun. Whenever someone would see a strawberry themed item, they would yell out "strawberry"! She kept the goodies in a box all winter, waiting for the season to come around to send me my package. Can you believe all the treasures? I was so surprised and I must say, delighted.

A closer look at some of the fun things in the box from Montana! I really liked the clear glass strawberry bowls.

Can you see the little metal plate hiding with two Strawberry Shortcake dolls?

That's a strawberry kitchen timer along with a strawberry stamp for shortbread cookies and a bar of sweet smelling soap.

I have never seen strawberry tea light candles! One of her guests made me the potholder and I adore the vintage tablecloth.

Paper goods were in the group of  items too...such cute little notecards.

I adore this photo album!

I could believe she found another beautiful strawberry cup and saucer! Now I can have tea for two!

This is the cutest little ceramic strawberry, perfect for jam or jelly.

I had to laugh at this one...a mouse trap. LaVonne actually sent this one to Jimmy. Too funny!

This adorable pink glass punch bowl with matching cups is for my dolls. Can you see the strawberries in the pressed glass? Oh, how I love this gift!!!!

Flip flops too...who knew????

This is a long homemade frock made from a very cute strawberry print fabric. Too bad it didn't fit as I could have worn it and had a good laugh. I guess LaVonne put it on at the garage sale! She is a riot and it made me laugh to imagine her having fun.

How do you thank your friend for such an unexpected and delightful package? Thanks so are so fun and a great friend. 


mamasmercantile said...

Now that is what I call a friend. How thoughtful and what fun searching all those treasured items out for you. Amazing finds.


What a special surprise! Very nice of her to gather strawberry treasures for you! Have fun and enjoy your new goodies!

Tierney Hogan said...

Wow that is a lot of strawberry themed items! Very cool!

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, what a darling package of goodies! Everything is just precious and your friend is simply the best! It's quite obvious she has a kind and giving heart {just like you}.

Love and hugs!

Bernideen said...

Love your Strawberry Cup and Saucer! Linda - it looks like strawberry heaven!. Thanks for sharing and linking all these pretty items with a theme.

LaVonne said...

Note to all: Linda does NOT collect strawberry stuff. LOL
This was a fun thing to do and practically a year-long adventure! As I went out yesterday I saw more fun strawberry things and just had to tell myself NO! :-)
I really am amazed at how nice it looks all together. It was a lot of fun!

Margie said...

Wow! What a fun package. I loved how LaVonne enlisted the help of friends in her strawberry hunt.