My doorbell rang Tuesday afternoon. I wasn't expecting any guests and I had not recently placed any orders online, so I was certain it wasn't the mailman or Fedex...
As I opened the door, the mail carrier was walking away and this package was waiting on my porch...
I brought it inside and asked Gracie to open it. The smell of nag champa wafted from the package... (a clue!)
The card indicated the gift was from my dear friend and fellow blogger, Dawn of Bohemian Valhalla! If you don't know Dawn, please introduce yourself! Besides having awesome taste, that girl can weave a tale like a spider weaves webs! I freely admit that I envy her abilities. PLUS, look at her handwriting! She writes like my 3rd grade teacher...perfection! I write like a drunk chicken, a cross-eyed drunk chicken, actually.
What a generous, thoughtful gift! A new ex voto for my collection! You may not be able to tell from the photograph but it is about a foot tall! I nestled the beautiful piece into wreath that I had and suspended it by a length of antique French grey velvet ribbon! Note the gilt crown at the nape of the flame! I wonder what the letters stand for? I have only seen the letters GR (Grace Received). Anyone have any ideas?
I hung the wreath from my French pier mirror...
McGillicuddy supervised, of course...We are hoping to have the openings between the Music Room and the Family room covered with drywall soon. Veterinary bills have taken precedence. I wonder if I could do that myself?
I could keep it here year round!
Cat toy at 7 O'Clock! Gah! ...and those openings are going to drive me batty!
January 5th is Support Hobby Lobby Day (as if I needed an excuse). I found this tabletop vitrine last week to house a few more of my ex votos... I'm sure I will find lots of ways to spend my money today!
We got a smidgeon of snow...just enough to cover the ground. Don't Richard's snowflakes look beautiful against a snowy backdrop?
I am so blessed to have so many passionate blogging friends! Thank you, Dawn, I cherish this beautiful gift!