Thursday, January 24, 2013

Three Wonderful Gifts



I had a really great Christmas this year.

Today I'd like to share three especially thoughtful
 presents that I received.


This first one is from my dear and thoughtful friend Judy,
 who moved to the south a while back.

She is a regular reader of this blog and knows how much
I love birdie stuff.


It's a metal bird themed 4-set of painted stone coasters.

I REALLY love it!









The next one is an amazing set of handmade felted
 woolen mittens made from old thrift sweaters
 given to me from my eldest daughter.

Aren't they awesome?!?

I sure wish I could hand them to you
to place on your hands to fell how
rich, full, soft and warm these mittens are to wear!

They are coming in very handy with the nasty cold snap
 we're experiencing right now!


I don't believe it is a coincidence
that mine are made of
OSU Buckeye colours! 


She also made a black pair for my DH, but I can never remember to have him leave them long enough to take a photo of them!

Evelyn, you amaze me with your incredible handiworks!
Not only are they well made, and practical -
 but done frugally and GREEN.

You make your momma proud!











And last-but-not-least I received this nifty simple hand-made
metal nutcracker from my DH, who made it out of old metal springs.

He is a corporate guy by day and blacksmith by night - and it always making something neat or useful for our home out of reclaimed steel!


It looks right at home in a old stone tray along with a vintage wooden nut server and a few wintry looking pips thrown in  for some pizzazz.








As always, thank you for stopping
by the Nest at Finch Rest!




Hugs!

~Michele



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11 comments:

  1. I too have a love for birds. Nice gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You got some lovely gifts, Michele! I love the mittens!

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  3. love love love them all...
    those birdie coasters are amazing.

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  4. HI MICHELE,
    I LOVE YOUR GIFTS, I THINK RECEIVING "HOMEMADE" GIFTS IS VERY SPECIAL...
    THE MITTENS ARE JUST GREAT, THEY LOOK LIKE THEY WILL KEEP YOU NICE AND WARM.....HAVE A GREAT DAY AND STAY WARM.....RIZZI

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  5. Lovely gifts all! I am really intrigued by the mittens your daughter made...they do look warm and wonderful.

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  6. how cool is that nutcracker?! i think the mittens would be my fav, cuz, it's freezing today! you have some great talent in your family, michele:) and the coasters are so charming!

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  7. Oh my goodness I love those mittens...what nice gifts! Hope you are well and keeping warm. :o)

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  8. Hummm...not sure which one I like the best! I always think of you when I see little bird things.
    The nutcracker is just great. The mittens are really great too.
    Linda

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  9. Pretty nice gifts Michele, your fiends and family know what you like.
    Judith

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  10. What great gifts, Michele, and I see what they all have in common is that they are gifts from the heart, obviously given with love by those who know you well! (And even here in Georgia, I could use some of those clever mittens today! Baby it's colllllld outside!)

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  11. Those are all great gifts! The mitts would come in handy for sure,it is so cold but rain for next week here. enjoy your weekend. Carolyn

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