A Special Gift

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years!
 Ours started out a little wonky
 with a broken furnace and no heat on the first floor.
  Aren’t furnaces suppose to last more than four years??
  Thank goodness for warranties…though that’s not keeping us warm while we wait for parts.
  Also, I was on my way to do some marathon shopping and my car battery died.
  Seventy seven dollars of my shopping money went to a new battery!
Happy New Years To Us!!
We have so much to grateful for this year.
A little bit of a rough start won’t damper my spirits!!
You may remember I recently hosted a giveaway sponsored by my good friend Mona at
 Providence Ltd Design. to celebrate the grand opening of her new on-line shop.
 Mona donated a beautiful vintage necklace for me to giveaway on my blog.
I have wanted a vintage breadboard for the longest time and Mona had one for sale in her shop.
 I was so excited to finally find one and I ordered it right away.
Imagine my surprise when she told me this wonderful piece would be a gift from her.
  This is just more evidence of how very kind and generous our family of bloggers are.
Thank you Mona for this wonderful gift and for your friendship and support this past year.
Isn’t the breadboard wonderful?  I am displaying it in an antique artillery basket I already owned.
 I must admit I got this idea from Marci at  Antique Chase.
 When I saw the picture of her boards displayed this way I just fell in love!
I am on my way to sit in front of the fireplace and stay warm.
 Have a great week.

33 thoughts on “A Special Gift”

  1. Oh how sweet of her to gift you with that bread board, this blog world never ceases to amaze me! That had to help get over the little bumps in the road with the furnace and car… Happy New Year to you!! Theresa xoxo

  2. Ugh I'm sorry about your furnace! That stinks! But glad it was under warranty! Your new bread board is wonderful and love how you have it displayed! I love your blog and beautiful home! 🙂

  3. Now that you got all the bad things going to happen to you in 2011 out of the way… you can get on with the joyfulliving! I pray that all inconveniences are behind you.
    Your bread board and fabulous basket are gorgeous! I would love that in my kitchen. What a beautiful and generous gift.
    Happy New Year!!!

  4. Sherry, I'm so glad you like the bread board and I love the way you have displayed it. I have one as well and used it several times in entertaining over the holidays. I'm thankful for our new friendship and looking forward to continuing it in 2011. Happy New Year! Mona

  5. Oh My!! You are one lucky girl. Mona is a jewel isn't she. I just love her. You did have a bit of a rough start, but I love your attitude!! I am having a nice quiet day blog hopping and staying cozy in from the rain, Yes it does rain in Calif,hehe.
    Tomorrow I am having a giveaway to celebrate my blogaversary. I can not believe it has already been a year. I do love blogland! and blogging, Keep cozy,

  6. Sherry we had plumbers at our home on Christmas Eve if that helps! Things just happen but I'm determined not to let them deter me from happiness! Stay warm and how sweet is that bread board…blogging friends are amazing I agree! hugs, Linda

  7. I just started reading your blog and do enjoy it. I am sorry about your furnace and car.
    Love the bread board and how you have it displayed.
    Happy New Year!

  8. Hi Sherry!
    How sweet of her to give you the bread board as a gift. Bloggers are indeed wonderful people!

    I see that you have a basket like mine. I'm so glad that you told me what it was. I love how you are using yours.


  9. Hi Sherry, I love that bread board and especially the way you have it displayed, just too clever;-)
    It's always something, isn't it? I hope your heater doesn't end up costing too much. We just replaced ours last week…after 20 years, yikes! I wasn't looking forward to that.
    Thank you so much for visiting with me and your comments. I'm going to be back to visit you and to keep up on what you're doing. Beatufiful Blog!

  10. What a fantastic gift, it looks perfect in that basket. Yes…perfect! My car is going in tomorrow morning, I hate to think what the costs might be. Glad you got away with just a battery.

  11. Neat, neat board. Like the way it is stenciled. We have things break down that is less than 2 years old. They just don't make it like they used to.

  12. Aren't totally unexpected gifts just the best.

    I hope your parts don't take too long. A few years ago we came home to the heater not working in the house that had been empty for 10 days. You could see your breath inside the house.

    Here is hoping you are warm soon.

  13. Love that breadboard and an idea stolen is obviously a good idea,lol. I read back through on what I missed, I love your silver, your story about your aunt and the trip to Williamsburg. Biggest of all, I am happy to be reading it 🙂

  14. That bread board is awesome and I love the basket you have it displayed in! Sherry, I have really been missing out. I just discovered your blog and you and I have such similar taste. I look forward to seeing more of what you have to share. I am signing up to follow. If you have a moment, come by for a visit on 47th Street. 🙂


  15. Hi Sherry,

    I saw this over at Antique Chase too, and now I feel I've got to find one! It's a wonderful way to display the bread board.

    Our kitchen plumbing backed up on Christmas Eve, the floor flooded and my son and friend stayed until almost 3:00 a.m. fixing it. The water leaked into the vents and now the whole house reeks! I think we are going to have to have the vents cleaned now. We had 30+ people over that night and taped the kitchen sink so noone would use it! We washed dishes in the laundry room sink. Isn't it funny how things happen at the most inconvenient times…not there's ever a convenient time for annoyances! 😉

    Happy New Year to you!


  16. Our furnace quit over the holidays too…hmm must be something in the air! Your bread board is beautiful and what a thoughtful gift! Happy New Year…this year we will definitely meet up for lunch!

    Kat 🙂

  17. You know they say when it rains it poors! Hoping it stops raining for you and you enjoy some sunshine 🙂 I love your bread board. I've seen a few repro's, but to get the real deal is way cool. And I love your amo basket, too (I have three…you can never have too much-lol). Lucky you and what a great blog friend! Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!


  18. What a special gift! You have been on the receiving end of some special gist lately 😀
    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it so much! I am glad to have discovered yours.
    I hope your January will be a little less stressful with nothing else breaking!
    Ricki Jill

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