Saturday, May 26, 2012

The perfect porch gift..........

At long last I met up with Jane of Blondie's Journals when she and her husband were visiting Asheville, and it was a lot of fun. At the luncheon we exchanged gifts as is customary in blogland, and a first real life hug after several years of blogging hugs!
Jane gave me the perfect candleholder especially for the front's so pretty and has beautiful trees etched on the side. I really love it and enjoyed hanging it out there today.


  1. I didn't realize it had that pretty etching on the bottle. It looks lovely hanging from your porch.

  2. This is a very nice gift and yes it is perfect for your front porch.

  3. I've been reading and seeing photographs of your blogger gathering over on Blondie's blog, looks like you all had a great time.
    Love the gift she gave you, it looks right at home on your porch.
    bon weeknd

  4. Hello Mary, I have just spend at least an hour reading so many of your posts and enjoyed reading all about your travels. Your photographs are always so beautiful as you capture the people and the places. Afternoon tea was amazing! Those heights, felt dizzy at the thought! It feels like you really do take us along with you as we read each post.
    Lovely sunny day here. Too hot to garden, sweetpea plants to plant, pots need planting with geraniums. Your garden looks lovely as always. Sad about the little birds in the nest, that happened here last year. The weeks and months seem to fly by so quickly, always so many jobs on my list, so need to catch up on blogs too. It was nice to find you had visited and I have been relaxing with a cup of tea and had a wonderful time reading through your posts.
    Not sure where you are off to, but hope it is with Bob and you have a great time, does it start with V? Hope you are having a good weekend. Eileen xx

  5. What a fun, unusual gift. I love the beautiful etched trees and the fact that it is a recycled bottle. Wonderful!

  6. Just catching up with your posts. Sounds like a lovely meet up and what a beautiful present.

    Sft x

  7. Precioso!!!!!

    Un abrazo muy cariñoso.


  8. That is indeed a very unusual candle holder. I'm imagining it makes a tinkling glass sound if the wind blows too. Just right for one's porch.

  9. I am so happy that you like the bottle and envisioned it on your lovely front porch! I had a marvelous time at lunch! Same time, next year?!

    We are home now and I am headed straight to bed! If I can find it! ;-D


  10. Hi Mary new reader here. Really enjoy reading your blog, beautiful photos, love your garden! What a delightful gift perfect for your front porch. Cheers Judy

  11. What a fabulous gift, I really, really like that!

  12. Thanks for stopping by Judy, love to have new readers! Glad you like my garden............where do you hang your garden hat? Hope you come back to visit again.
    Fondly, Mary

    1. Hi Mary thank you for your welcome! I sent you an email, did you receive it?

  13. Too cute! I have seen some like those before, but with the etching on it. What a great gift!
    Take Care,


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