Friday, February 13, 2009

100 Chocolates in the Mail ~

Ding Dong...who could that possibly be? Who walked across the 2x6 gangplank/sidewalk precariously perched on the mud to come to my front door? Why it is the FedEx man. says something about Southern Living at Home enhancement kit. Oh, did I win something because I just recently subscribed, something that will enhance my magazine?
Oh, I recognize that name and address! This goodie box is from
Suzanne at Southern Inspiration
Hmm...I know this must be
My heart was just going pitter, patter when I opened up the shipping box and discovered this round, floral and ribbon bedecked beauty!
Now let me tell you this...
I have recently fallen in love with two colors
Granny Smith Apple Green and Red
and just look at this pretty girl
in my most favorite colors

Inside were little bundles of chocolates tied with red ribbon and a precious handmade Valentine card. It just made my day, Suzanne! What a joy to have such a fun surprise on a rainy day!

Yes, those are Russell Stover Private Reserve chocolates and some Hershey Kisses and melt in your mouth Doves!
With such a pretty box now in hand of course I had to play cupboard dress up. I think she looks very cute sitting next to a little bird nest and a basket of pears and a little $1 plate.

So smitten was I with my cute little round box,
I turned her into a new header for
Hickory Hollow!
Blogging truly enriches my life everyday.
It keeps me inspired to be creative in my home and it has allowed me to met some very wonderful and creative women who live many miles away. It is so delightful discovering shared interests with others. Those who enjoy the same fun, little tidbits of life that I do.
It is also enriches me with gifts...
Chocolate for one!
Thanks so much, Suzanne!
I am enjoying them immensely!


Leisa said...

You are just the cutest and uplifting blogger. Love it and your header looks adorable. Thanks for sharing. Leisa

southerninspiration said...

oh, Jill, your reply is even better than chocolates!!! What fun to open up Blogger and see your header and then to read your post! I had no idea it would be such a hit, but i"m sure glad I sent it your way! It looks gorgeous in your new header, and I knew it would find a happy place in your gorgeous new home! thanks so much for blessing ME today!

Your friend!

Sharon said...

What a sweet friend Jill is and what a fun post you made!!! I know you will enjoy your goodies. They are so beautiful in your new home. Jill, would you be a sweetheart and tell me how you make those beautiful banners for your blog? Is the border around the picture a part of the background? And where did you find the precious background? Blog beauty! That's all I can say. Till later - Sharon

Tam said...

My Heart Goes Pitter Patter at the SIGHT of that basket in your pictures...LONGABERGER???? Just love Longaberger!

Carrie said...

Oh how wonderful I love red and green apple too! Love the header!

Dawnie said...

thats a great gift! I love how you turned it into a header.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great gift.. so thoughtful of her.. enjoy.. your header picture shows it's beauty..
Happy Valentine's Day!
hugs ~lynne~

Tam said...

btw...I am FORTY!! LOL LOL SO YOU are NOT too old for one of those adventures...well I feel it at times but LOOKING at the BEFFECAKES..well they are stunning! LOL LOL

I can spy LONGABERGER!!! Let me tell you...I was once addicted (hmm maybe that is why this is a second marriage) anyway I was a Longaberger Basket Whore! I am however reformed since that money now goes to Bakugans and Hot Wheels!

Tell me your take on the BeefCake?

So blessed! said...

Lovely! Isn't it fun to get such yummies in the mail?!? Your header looks lovely.

Phyllis said...

Your new header is gorgeous; I love it!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Jill; What a beautiful box, I love the colors too. Wow look at all the goodies inside,, ooooooo yummy
What a sweet gift from Suzanne. I really love how you displayed it. Now don't eat them all at once.... lol


FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful gift. Those colors are just perfect!
Happy Valentine's Day.

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The Painted Garden said...

Hi Jill,

I am so happy that you found my blog . . BECAUSE . . .it led me to your delightful blog. Your header is charming and I enjoyed my visit.

Smilingsal said...

Congrats to you on that lovely gift! Your header is amazing. How do you do that? Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Jill,
So glad to have found you back again! Good to see you. How sweet of Suzanne to send those beautiful goodies your way. That little box is charming, I can see why you chose to make it your header. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you and I whole heartedly agree with you about this wonderful blog land and the thoughtful people here!

Barb said...

what a wonderful suprise and so thoughtful,loved that you used the box in your decor....Barb

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Your blog is beautiful! That round box is banner-worthy...I love the colors too. I am just GUESSING you live near me for some reason....I am near Nashville :)

Colleen said...

It is so much fun to get a surprise in the mail! The box is decorated so beautifully and your friend was just a sweetheart to make that for you.

Shanda said...

Love the new header, so pretty. I am loving me some apple green and red also. I am planning on setting my screened in porch with these colors this summer. I was going to do blue, but I have so many pieces of the other to use and wouldn't have to but much. That way I can save and buy me a cute little hutch to paint apple green. Have you ever visited 'Between naps on the porch"? She has the most beautiul green and red set up on the prettiest porch I have ever seen. Check it out, you'll be in porch lust for the rest of the day.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

what a great surprise in a beautiful package..I ordered the toile set of dishes from a company I order from for the shop. I'll do my best to find out if I can still get them. Last notice I got they've been discontinued. I'll keep you posted if I can find them. hugs ~lynne~

Barb said...

Jill, your blog is so lovely.

You have such a wonderful personality.


Barb said...

Jill, your blog is so lovely.

You have such a wonderful personality.


Tricia Anne said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I had to come and follow just as soon as I could! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous box! And full of Chocolate...even better! nancy

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