Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another special package and a birthday!

It sure is hard to find time to write and publish a post when Poppy is home, and he has been off work for two days now...not that he keeps me from getting on the computer, it's just that I can't concentrate when he is home. It's hard enough to think straight when I'm here alone.



I now have a collection of two beautiful teacups and saucers, thanks to Sharon over at Rivercrest Cottage. theothermeissane.blogspot.com  This teacup came Saturday.

Sharon went to a lot of trouble to carefully package these very fragile pieces, make two trips to get them sent out, and pay the shipping cost, for me, someone she knows only through blogging...and did all this because she read how I had been searching thrift stores for a pretty teacup and saucer, and not finding one 






I do plan to drink tea from this pretty little teacup today. It touches my heart that someone would do something this kind for a stranger Thank you Sharon. You are so nice!



Okay, I started this post last night... So, guess who has a birthday TODAY!!!


This sweetest, most adorable ball of white fur turns two today. Yay! It's Eli!



Life as Poppy and I had known it totally changed the day we walked through the front door with this new baby.



It was so hard to not pick him up and cuddle him, constantly! It's no wonder housekeeping got put on the back burner. Actually, I have not caught up yet!


and here's the reason there is no longer any fringe on the dining room rug. It took most of a morning sitting on the floor to untie all the knotted and frayed fringe. :)


All grown up but still just as sweet and lovable. I cannot get enough of kissing his sweet face.


No, Eli didn't get a new bear. I did however sew an arm back on, then mend and wash...with a touch of Clorox added to the washer, all three of his dirty old teddy bears. This is his favorite bear and was the dirtiest and was missing one arm. This is the bear he grabs to carry in the goat lot and drag around.



Sorry for all the pictures. It was hard to pick just a couple. 

I have a ton of work to do today and not getting any of it done...so guess I had better get busy. Why, I haven't called Shelby in over a week...my only sister. It's crazy how time flies!

Love,
Henny


Saying goodbye!



Thank you Sharon!





40 comments:

  1. Now, there's a birthday to celebrate. Sweetest dog in blogland. :))) Very nice of your follower to send you pretty tea-cups. I received one last year from a follower and it is one of my favorite things. have a nice day with Poppy home and give that darling dog a birthday hug from his mouse-house fans. Deb

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    1. Thank you Deb, I will do that. We do love all of you from the mouse-house! Those teacups will always be special to me.

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  2. What a wonderful thing to receive these lovely teacups! I am sure it really blessed you...they are both gorgeous! Happy Birthday to sweet Eli! Like you, I get nothing done when my hubby is home either. He works away from home half of the time as a co-manager of a group home. We all need our time to ourselves..at least I know I do! Happy Wednesday :)

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    1. I was so happy to get the teacups. Why is that...that we get nothing done when our husbands are home? And Poppy is retiring in March...part time anyway. :/

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  3. How thoughtful. Enjoy your tea.

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  4. A lovely surprise, very special indeed. Happy Birthday Eli x

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  5. Eli was a beautiful baby and is gorgeous now! Happy teatime!

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  6. Your blog and your dog(s) are such a nice place to visit. We can imagine sitting with you and sharing some tea!
    Cheers, and Happy Birthday to Eli!

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    1. Thank you Pam. Lynn used to have tea with her children in the afternoon. Each child had their own pretty teacup and saucer. That was sweet thing to teach those boys.

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  7. Happy Birthday Eli, he is such a beauty I would never get anything done with him to fuss over. \a beautiful teacup and saucer such a generous follower.

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    1. Thank you. It is still hard to get anything done! :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Eli! What a cute cute CUTE! puppy he was, and still is:)
    How very sweet of Sharon!

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    1. I've never seen a puppy that didn't melt my heart. Eli was special though. Thank you Karen.

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  9. Happy Birthday Eli! We almost share a birthday, mine was yesterday. I love how he cuddles his teddy bears. Bloggers are the best!

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    1. Oh, happy birthday to you Robin! Bloggers really are the best!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Eli...two already I remember when you first got him! How time flies by:)

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  11. Happy Birthday to Eli. He is adorable. Easy to see why you would want to cuddle him.
    Your new tea cups are very pretty and such a kind gift. Aren't blog friends just the best?

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    1. Thank you! Yes they are! Blog friends are the best friends ever!

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  12. I love your new tea cups. They are very different one from the other which is a great way to start a collection.
    Happy birthday Eli !!!

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    1. I am so tickled over these teacups. I'll never have a collection like yours, but I do have two pretty ones to start with. Thank you!

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  13. Ooooh I love your new teacup and saucer....very pretty! And I just love Eli....from the baby pictures on up to big!!! He is such a beautiful dog and I love how he carries his teddys around....reminds me of my grandson! What kind of dog is Eli? I keep wondering! His picture was what first attracted me to your blog, and I've stayed because I like you and your blog and your animals too! Hope January goes fast for you!!!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure glad you stayed Diane. Thank you! Eli is a great white pyrenees. He is truly a 'great' dog!

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  14. He's such a cutey!!!! Happy birthday to him, and lucky you, what a sweet cup.

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  15. How sweet! Tell Eli happy birthday from the Garner's!

    Love you!

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  16. All of your readers, including me, love Eli! Two years already?

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    1. I appreciate that Linda! Those two years went by too fast.

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  17. Beautiful teacup!! And sweet "little" Eli. Ha ha
    Love you!

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  18. Happy Birthday to Eli! Love his teddy bears. Coco has a couple "toys" if you can them that after she chews on them that we call her comfy toys. She loves to get on our laps when we put our feet up in the recliner. She gets her comfy toy and lays on our laps sucking or chewing on it! Lovely friends to send you pretty tea cups! Nancy

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  19. Happy birthday to Eli, my Elli won't turn 69 til the end of October...Guess your little dolly loves teddy bears tooooo, our only child a sweet girl named Sara adores Teddy Bears and we used that name as the code name for anyone who actually knew it only her Momma and Daddy to pick her up and take her from school when she was a wee one, doggies and little girls grow up fast...I get such a kick out of your Poppy and Eli the pictures are wonderful and Eli's baby photos are priceless..Have a wonderful January keep warm and keep on smooching that adorable doggie from my home to yours!

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  20. O yes Elie is the talk of the town.. When he is good he gets a cookie.When Miss Ann comes by I try to have treats. For Wheatie,Big boy,and Mr.Elie.They even know my car.Have a good day.

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  21. Belated happy birthday to Eli! Those pretty tea cups are match with Eli's color.

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  22. You both so lucky to have each others back. Belated Happy birthday Eli!

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  23. Henny Penny, I love that you featured the teacups. Thank you for the shout out and the link. But, the one simple thing about the teacups that is special to me is that you have the beginnings of your collection and I was able to find someone who would love and use them. After reading Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have been able to let go of some things that I had stored away to simplify my life and bring joy to someone else. I think of you and your little farm whenever I drink my ice tea (yes ice tea even in winter!)

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