First off, thank you so much for all of the beautiful comments on my last post. Your stories and words were an encouragement to me. There are definitely drawbacks to the online world, but there is also a lot of good to be found and this community of kindred spirits definitely falls on the good side.
Today, I’m sharing two beautiful gifts I recently received.
The first one was a complete surprise. It was given to me by the owner of the Mercantile in Knightdale, NC. Remember I taught a milk paint demo and did a book signing there over Thanksgiving? Well, as I’m preparing for the demo, Jenny walked up to me carrying a large paper bag. She handed it to me and explained it was a thank you gift and something she thought I would enjoy.
When I pulled the gift out of its wrappings, I gasped. This was not just a small and thoughtful thank you gift…
This was an 1800’s blue and white coverlet. She found at Brimfield and knew it had my name written all over it. She was certainly right and this is a gift I will cherish.
The second gift was a surprise, too, until the giver gave me a hint of what he was up to. My dad read the blog post about my visit to The Mercantile and picked up on how much I loved this grandmother clock. I was resigned to the fact that it just wasn’t meant to be mine. We had flown to North Carolina and I doubted it would be available the next time we returned to that area in our van.
Well, my dad bought it for me! He’s having it delivered to my in-law’s house, since they live in Raleigh, and then I can pick it up next time I visit. There are several places in our house where this clock will look great, but I will find it the perfect spot where it can be featured.
My dad is very sweet and generous and has bought me a few special gifts, like my Taylor acoustic guitar, but this is the first time he’s bought me an antique. It’s a special piece, anyway, and the fact that the gift is coming from him makes it even more special.
And it’s not even Christmas, yet…