Sunday, October 12

A Big Surprise

I'm taking a break from the mini vacation photos to show everyone the Big Surprise I had waiting for me when I got home. The parcel below was sitting on the table and from the return address, I knew it was from Pea at Pea's Corner.

When I removed the brown paper, this beautifully wrapped present was inside - a birthday gift from my dear blogging friend.

Of course I couldn't wait until today to open it, so I removed the beautiful wrapping paper and the mini carnation.
Then I opened the envelope and found this lovely card inside. I do hope you can enlarge it to read it.
The inside verse was just as lovely. I love cards of all types and this one will be added to my card collection in a day or two.
Pea packed the package really well and it was heavy. What wonders lie inside?

Lovely fall napkins. Pea knows how I love autumn and picked the perfect napkins for the season.
Lots of bubble wrap to keep this beautiful leaf dish perfectly safe on the long trip from her home to mine.
Included in the package was a fragrant pumpkin candle. It is delightful and I will be burning it throughout the autumn season. Above are all the goodies that were inside the box.

After opening the beautiful gifts from Pea, I made a nice arrangement in the entertainment unit. It will remain there until mid November when I exchange my autumn decor for Christmas decorations.

Thank you, dearest Pea. You couldn't have chosen better. I love everything and each time I pass through the living room, I see it and think of you.

Now, another surprise. Tomorrow is Pea's birthday. If you would like to see what I sent her, click on the link and visit her blog. And Pea, a very Happy early Birthday to you, my friend and Happy Thanksgiving also. Here's a little something extra for you, my friend.

I wish you a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and lots of fun. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. the flowers are beautiful! And your gift is perfect! Hope your birthday is wonderful.

  2. What a nice surprise for you!! I love it all!! How thoughtful of Pea!
    Happy Birthday to you and Pea!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! Hugs, Grams

  3. that was a nice surprise indeed. and A Happy birthday to you my friend!
    Now to go and wish Pea a birthday wish as well.

  4. What a sweet gift. I love the leaf dish!

  5. Blessings Mary & Have a very wonderful, happy birthday & your friend Pea also! What a beautiful fall gift! My birthday was this past week also! Grams told me that you were celebrating this special day!
    Your surprise was such a blessing!
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow...may they flow all over you!
    Happy Birthday & I guess happy Thanksgiving!

    I do a blog meme on Sunday & one on Monday (I post tonight)called Mission 4 Monday! I noticed that you have AUTISM AWARENESS and was hoping if you could join us & share your concern or info on Autism as a adopted daughter also has a son that has autism, so we share that...Thank you for making me aware that Canada is October's Autism Awareness Month. I'm from MN and my grandson lives there.Thanks

  6. Hi Mary,
    What a delightful gift from dear Sweet Pea :)
    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a year filled with every blessing my friend!
    Happy Thanksgiving as well!

  7. Hi Mary, what lovely fall gifts you received from a special blog friend!
    Love, Ann

  8. Happy Birthday dear Mary!! I'm so glad you like what I sent you:-) I love the flowers you sent me!! My birthday is tomorrow, not today like yours, though! lol Hope you're having a simply marvelous day! Love you! xoxo

  9. Oops, forgot to say thank you for the precious birthday button, I love it!!! xoxo

  10. Happy birthday to you and your friend Pea! What a lovely ‘fall’ surprise. I enjoyed the way you shared it with us step by step today.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Mary!!
    What a wonderful surprise she sent you! And I was just over there earlier this morning, seeing the beautiful flowers you sent her!
    How great that you two birthday buddies got to meet in person this year, too!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!

  12. Happy Birthday to you and to Pea! Hope you both have many, many, many, more.. That was a nice present.

  13. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? I cannot believe that I did not know that.......... Is it the same day as Pea's? Oh I am sooooooooooooooooo sorry!

  14. I'm came over from Gram's blog where I found out it was your birthday!!!


    I love your card and all your wonderful gifts!!

    The way you took the pictures, I felt like I was opening the present myself!! I even leaned a little into the computer monitor to see if i could see under some of the mailing wrapping!! Silly of me!!

    Have a wonderful day!!

    Now, I'll go visit Pea and tell your Happy Birthday!!


  15. Happy Birthday my friend, love you.

  16. Hi Mary and Happy Birthday to you. What sweet things you received from Pea, and I've already seen the pretty flower arrangement you sent her. You both are such sweet, special people and you both deserve each other and the special gifts you exchanged.

    Your birthday today, Pea's tomorrow and mine was the 7th. Lots of birthdays in October. Then I have another blogging friend who had a birthday on the 1st. I love Autumn, don't you.

  17. What a lovely surprise from Pea! She is just sooo thoughtful, sin't she? Your display on your entertainment center looks lovely, too!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

  18. Dear Mary ~~ I would like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. I am glad you had such a happy day. Your gifts from Pea were lovely as were yours for her.
    I often pop here for a read, but time limits regular comments, as you probably know. I enjoy reading your stories. Also Happy Thanksgiving to you. Take care, Love, Merle.

  19. Happy belated birthday, I hope you had a great day! The Leaf dish is superb!!!

  20. What a nice surprise for you my friend....... Enjoy !

  21. Happy Birthday, Mary. What a lovely surprise.

    God bless.

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