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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Monday Photo of the Week - How my life got sweeter!

 July 5th - a regular work day that felt it was a week in itself... and then I came home. Opened the mailbox and found inside a sweet little box. It was heavy and sounded like everything was still in one piece. I opened it and oh how my life just got sweeter. Just look at that darling handmade card! My heart stood still!


Two sweet jars of jelly and a handmade card. Now I ask, can life just get any sweeter? Nope!! These came all the way from Tennessee. Sweet Dianne from Dianne's Creative Table sent these to me after I drooled over her post when she made the blackberry jelly. You can read it HERE.

So I waited till Saturday morning, when I have the house all to myself (except our scaredy-cat cat with good reason might I add*) and pulled out some Knäckebrot (crisp rye bread - Wasa brand from World Market), creamed cheese and spread this deliciousness right on top. Nothing but a silver spreader is good enough for this confection! Trust me.

And with the first bite, not only did sweet Diane share her home-made sweetness, but I realized she also extended her arm of friendship all the way to Texas! Thank you so very much my sweet friend - you have blessed me so much!

*Regan is a wee bit scared these days...Bear, a German shepherd has adopted us. He has tags, I've called the vet, the owner's phone has been disconnected, but I have not given up. Regan has never seen a dog though and is cowered under the couch against the wall. Pray we find the owner!

I'm linking to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday! Be sure to drop in for a sweet visit, I'll see you there.

25 comments:

Marlis said...

Just a side note.. Owner found, Bear is home with his family and our Regan is sprawled out on the couch thinking his world is once again right!

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! What a nice gift and the jam looks delicious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

What a nice surprise. I love jam & jellies. Tell that kitty to stay put under the couch 'til the dog is on it's way. Safest place for now. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Entertaining Women said...

I'm always overwhelmed by the kindness of others. Enjoy the sweetness! Cherry Kay

Emily said...

What a thoughtful and delicious gift. Nothing better than toast and homemade jam for breakfast or a snack. The card included is lovely and I love the pinks.
Oh, I sure hope you find the owner of the german shepherd. I'm sure your Regan is freaking if he's never seen a dog, and a big one too. I sure hope you find the pups owner. Its sad he's lost. Your so good to take him in. Good luck.......

Emily
The French Hutch

Barbara F. said...

Marlis, this was a charming post start to finish! Love that blackberry jam and I am glad Bear found his owner. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xo,

Dianne said...

Marlis,
So glad you enjoyed the jelly dear friend. Dianne

Kuby said...

Love the looks of the jelly! Sounds like you have a wonderful friend. Thank God for Bear. God Bless!! Sheesh, Marlis, you even make jelly look good!

Maria said...

You didn't have a box for wonderful! That looks so good! I also looked at your last post. I have such a weak spot for quilts. How beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun gift, I'll bet it tastes great! It was very nice of you to keep the dog until you found the owner, I'm sure Regan is relieved:@)

Diann said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise to find waiting for you at the end of a work day! And i can only imagine how wonderful that blackberry jam tastes! Oh yum!

Miss Char said...

What a thoughtful gift you received Marlis, it looks delicious. There are a lot of sweet generous people out there, it warms my heart to hear of them.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thank you for your visit and sweet comments it allowed me to find your blog. The jam looks delicious! What a great friend!

I'm off to look at some of your older posts! Have a great Sunday!

Kathy

Snap said...

Don't you just love Mail Call?!!!!! I love blackberry jam. This looks delicious and I bet it is ... homemade is just the best! Have a great week!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how wonderful! Looks like heaven in a jar. Glad the pup is home again. Thanks for a sweet visit.

The Tablescaper said...

Glad the pup is home. Lucky pup to have had you to look after it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful surprise with us at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Denise said...

What a sweet gift you received -- how very thoughtful of Dianne. I love when something looks pretty and tastes good too! Glad to hear that Bear has been re-united with his owners :)

Denise at Forest Manor

afternoon tea said...

I make lots of jams and jellies, but I've never tried blackberry. They don't grow here. It looks very good and what a wonderful gift to receive in the mail.

AT

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, so glad to hear that Bear found his home again! He must have recognized your soft heart when he took refuge with you! And I see you have a sweet treat from a very sweet lady! Enjoy! Linda

Pat said...

What a fun gift, Marlis. Yummy, too!

xinex said...

What a thoughful gift, Marlis, and you photos look fabulous!..Christine

Rettabug said...

That is just about the nicest gesture anyone could do...MAILING you some homemade treats!! I can almost taste them, your photos are so wonderful. *drool*

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Now I'm drooling too!

Poppy said...

What a wonderful gift and it looks soooo yummy. Loved how you set it up... looks very tempting! Such a sweet way to celebrate friendship. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a lovely week ahead!~Poppy

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mississippi artist said...

Considering the work involved in making homemade jelly, this is an especially wonderful gift! There is nothing better than blackberry jelly or jam.

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