Thursday, April 8, 2010

Unexpected Treats

When we were at my parent's my mom had some treats for me from my memaw and my wonderful cousin Connie! Is there anything more exciting than getting unexpected surprises? Absolutely not:) 
Memaw had sent me a woodpecker toothpick holder! Apparently she has one just like it and she found me one too. I have never seen anything like this; how did she manage to come across two?!! I love it! When you put the little bird's head down he picks up a toothpick! Isn't it adorable? 
She also gave me this cracker tin. I'm obsessed with old tins. I think they are so neat. I never buy them though because they are kind of pricey... This one is about 80 years old! I love the colors:) Yah!!
Connie gave my mom this gold table cloth and this pretty little white apron to give me. The table cloth is perfect for our table because it's square, and will look so cool for Christmas! How did you know we had a square table, Connie? :) I love this apron too. I think I might embroider some colorful flowers on it. What do you think? It is perfect to hang from my rolling-pin apron hanger! 
She also gave me this little bird. Connie collects birds, and I am following in her footsteps. Birds make me so happy. I love this little guy. Isn't he pretty? My mom has three like him from Connie. I don't think anything adds a prettier touch than a little birdie:)
On a side note, I found this frame at Homegoods the other day for $3 on clearance! It was my treat to myself! I thought it was so cool. I'm kind of a frame freak. I have too many and yet not enough....  I put my family photo from our wedding in it. That's my little brother standing by Matt. He's quite the little hunk of the family:) It's weird when your friends start thinking your baby brother is "hot"... I guess he's not that much younger than us, lol. We're only two years apart:)
I love roses.


  1. What nice gifts you recieved! That toothpick holder is so fun. I too love tins and little birdies, I am sure you will have the just right spot for them. One of my favorite stores to shop is the frame! All beautiful little treasures!!

    Hugs to you,

  2. wow...such lovely gifts! Don't you love grandmas and aunts!!! I think my favorite two things you got was the apron and cracker tin. I have like 8 aprons...i think i need one more? right? : )

  3. Love getting surprise gifts!! Ok where do I start, The woodpecker is hilarious! I love love love old tins as well. I think flowers on the apron would be adorable, not as much of a bird fan as you but that one is cute and last but not least the frame is adorable! So how do you like my run on sentences? Are you out of breath? HA!

  4. I love your blog, I love your blog! Great goodies and I especially love the bird. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Hi Ashley. Looks like you cleaned up at your Mom's. I love it all, but the cracker tin is my absolute favorite! I have one like it that I've had since about the time we got married, but not as old as yours. Love, love, love the blue top. Glad you guys had so much fun. Love, Mona

  6. Great treasures you have there! :) Happy weekend!


  7. I love those unexpected gifts! That toothpick holder is awesome. I've never seen anything like it! I want one!

  8. Love Homegoods. $3.00 is a great bargain. I think your brother is hot too...shhhh:)

  9. I am also in love with little birds... and, for that matter, all of the other goodies you scored. I'm just a tad jealous! haha