Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Heart Shaped Christmas

My 'Pay-It-Forward' gift has arrived from Diane at Heart Shaped. I can feel another Julie Andrew's moment coming on here. I love brown paper packages tied up with string....

The box was simply groaning under the weight of all the lovely goodies Diane had packed inside. She knows how much I adore Christmas so she very kindly themed my gifts around this; starting with a sweet Angel card.

I had that feeling you get on Christmas morning when you are a child and you get so excited that you do not know what to open first.

A sweet smelling snowy bag stitched in the same material as my wonderful new......

Christmas tote bag! I am taking this beauty to the St Martins markets next week and it shall also accompany me on a late night shopping jaunt into St Peter Port one evening once the Christmas lights have been turned on in Town.

Diane also made a brooch in the same denim as the tote with a heart shaped sparkly button in the centre. I have attached this to the corner of the tote for a little extra Christmas bling. Diane even stitched a 'B' button on the bag for Bumble Bee Cottage!

She included a bottle of her beloved Henderson's Relish. I will head off to the butcher for some steak to accompany the Relish relishing as the label states that it is good 'For that extra flavour with meat, fish, soups, pies,casseroles and vegetables.' Mr Bee will be please as it is also labelled 'The Spicy Yorkshire Relish' and he loves anything with a bit of kick.

But my absolute favourite things that Diane sent me were the little trio of felt Scottie dogs. They are gorgeous and have already made it onto my tree!

Once I took down all the Halloween and Autumn decorations Mr Bee ACTUALLY ASKED ME to put the Christmas decorations up early. Well you don't have to ask me twice, I can tell you. After I opened Diane's kind gifts I was so pleased that I did as the little doggies are already making themselves at home on the tree.

Our tree is themed red and gold (together with all manner of Bumble Bee'r creations - but that is for another post) so their tartan bows match in perfectly.

One Scottie has been given pride of place, just below the Christmas Angel, keeping my favourite Christmas kitty decoration company.

Thankyou so much Diane for all the hard work that you have put into these generous and considerate gifts. Wishing you and your family and early but heartfelt Merry Christmas,

Love from Bumble Bee Cottage



  1. Oh My Goodness!
    What a beautiful box of love did you ever receive. I am so tickled for you sweetie. I love that shopping bag. It is just darling, and the ornaments fit your tree to a tee. How much more perfect could it be? I love it. Thanks so much for sharing today.

    Happy Tuesday. Stop by and say hi. I love it when you do. Country hugs, Sherry

  2. I'm glad you like them - but I cannot believe your tree is up already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. There is something mysteriously curious about gifts wrapped in brown paper packages. Such lovely goodies. The Scotties are priceless! Thank you so much for sharing...

  4. How cool, what a lovely tote bag, loving the broach pinned to it too! What? your tree is up already? madness.......genius!

    Sarah x