“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Windfall...a very long post

Having a December birthday always meant very little birthday gifts for me...
too close to Christmas I guess..
Don't get me wrong I have had a couple birthdays that were great.
But this year!
Wow, I have never ever been this blessed, not only did I receive goodies, but I was wished wonderful sparkling tidings from so many of you!
I hope it's not in poor taste to show the gifts I was given..
Here they are in chronological order:)
From My love...(there's also a set of slipper boots and a fuzzy hat with ears that I'm wearing, so they aren't in the pic)

This is from the amazing Anna from Frosted Petunias She sent me one of her scrumptious paper dresses along with a lovely card with her incredible artwork on it... a gift from the Faeries,
Some warm fuzzy socks, enchanting ornaments, silver nail polish, a ring!
She also included these cigar boxes, they are too pretty to alter don't you think?

This is a surprise gift from the very talented (Victoria)Bear's Mom
A beautifully crafted shawl,

And one of her exquisite hand made cards!

My daughter got me this because she knows how much I love perfume! There's a Michael's gift card and something she created for me...

She used an unfinished doll head from Lisa Kettel's AWESOME shop!
she used real candy sprinkles!

My best friend flew out for the weekend from San Fransisco to surprise (and spoil) me and she brought me this,(and more perfume!!)

On Saturday morning the post dropped off another surprise gift! From the beautiful Carrie at cottage cozy
Look at how she wrapped it up..

This is what was under the lovely wrappings:

I know this was a very long post and I applaud you if you have actually stuck around to read it all...I just want everyone to know that I love and appreciate every word that was written and every gift that was sent.
You have made this one of the very best birthday memories ever!
Thank you so much!


  1. I am so glad you had a beautiful birthday - what wonderful and thoughtful gifts you received! Enjoy! By the way, I love your new blog look. Very festive! Theesa

  2. December birthdays can indeed be stinky. My daughter is the same day as yours and always made sure it was special because I know personally how stinky it can be. My birthday is on the 22nd.

    You received some very nice things this year! I'm glad you had a friend come in to surprise you!


  3. I love long posts!
    and I adore gifts ... and yours are all lovely!

    thanks for sharing!

    ciao bella....

    oh ya...you know what else I love!?
    reading your comments!
    thanks a bunch!

    have a great night


  4. Lovely gifts all of them, your daughters gift is very cool.xx

  5. Our house is filled with December birthdays - 2 of the grandkids (the 15th) and my oldest son
    (the 20th) - several extended family members also - we always try to keep them separate and special - looks like yours was super special! Happy belated birthday!

  6. I said before Sweetie ~ you deserve it :)
    xxxx ~victoria~

  7. What fun. It sounds like folks know just what you like.
    If you ever need a load of cigar boxes at a reasonable price, the smokeshop in Tombstone always has a bunch for just a few bucks a piece.
    Happy Birthday and thanks for stopping by my blog too.
    xoxo Kim

  8. Lovely, thoughful gifts for a lovely, thoughful woman! You deserve all of it! xox

  9. Oh I loved hearing about all the treasures you received for your Birthday, they're wonderful! I think you made out like a bandit ~ mine is in May and I don't clear have this much. ;D
    Don't you just love the hanging Lainis Ladies? I found them recently and have two ~ they're just wonderful!

  10. A belated Happy Birthday to you. I have a Dec. b day too. You got such wonderful gifts. I hope you use them well.

  11. Oh it's so wonderful to see all the goodies and love showered upon you! I'm glad you had a fabulous birthday Marfi. You soooo deserve it! :)


  12. Oh my gosh, I didn't know it was your birthday!!! Happy Birthday!!! It looks like it was totally wonderful!!!!
    Blessings and hugs,

  13. Hope your Birthday was a wonderful day!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Sharon

  14. Sounds like you had a great time on your special day. All the things you shared are very nice.

  15. I thought I left a comment yesterday, telling you how I enjoyed all your lovely gifts, and how it is always OK to share gifts from friends. But apparently, it didn't take. So happy belated birthday again, and I am glad to read it was so much fun for you.

  16. I'm so glad you had a nice birthday! Friends always make it the BEST! Enjoy the holiday season! ♥

  17. Happy Birthday! The wonderful gifts you've received must reflect what a cherished friend you are. Sending hugs and kisses.


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