Tuesday, August 10, 2010

With Love from Missouri...

Before I start, I have to tell you how much you made me laugh when I read your comments from the last post! You girls are so funny and I'm soooooo happy to know that I'm not the only nosey person in the world!!!!!

;)

Since I would really feel so bad about killing anyone with suspense, let's open a package together!!!!

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This beauty came all the way from Missouri.

Wrapped in tissue and tied with satin and lace, Mother Mary guarded this cute little gift down the Mighty Mississippi River, safely to Louisiana :)

With those two hints above, of course I'm talking about the glorious Debra of Common Ground.

Debra and I go way back as she and I have (virtually) visited each other here in blog sphere for the past two years.  

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It's amazing how one can get to know a person (so in depth) just by reading a blog. It's just amazing!

Debra has touched so many people (including me) with her gift of giving, inspiration, art and faith.

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Her sweet little bird note read,

When I saw this, I knew it had to be yours.

It was published in 1901 and it is a first edition.

It's not in the best condition on the outside, but the pages are all timeworn and well loved.

Many little girls, just like you, have enjoyed it.

Hugs & Kisses,

Debra

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Debra knows me...

I love all things loved and timeworn.

I love that this little book is about my beloved New Orleans.

I love that this little book is well over a century old and many little fingers have flipped though the pages.

I love each little fold, bend, pencil mark, aged discoloration, and scuff that graces the cover.

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Isn't this little treat just totally awesome?

Isn't this just totally ME?

(not that "I'm" awesome...the BOOK is!)

haha!

Thank you Debra!!!!

Friendship is Priceless!

Thank you for sharing the excitement of my gift with me.

Tomorrow we'll open another one together  :)

27 comments:

Jamie said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderfu1!!!! Lucky Girl:) Love, Jamie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The book is awesome, Jodie but YOU ARE for sure too!!!
That's a very sweet gift from Debra. Enjoy it, girl :-)!
Have a great day!
Big hugs,
Julia

A Cottage Muse said...

I can feel the excitement from both of you ~ you when you opened it and Debra when she found it and thought instantly of you!! Sweet book for a sweet lady! Thanks for sharing!

trash talk said...

I can see I'm gonna have to share you! That's OK...I'll gladly split you right down the middle with Debra. She's just as beautiful and thoughtful as you!
Debbie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Debra's find for you is a true treasure. I saw many like that during all my thrifting adventures, but none of them about New Orleans. How totally appropriate! I did buy a few books from the same timeframe. Amazing how they have been kept for so long and can be bought for a few dollars. So glad you received your package -- just a little something to say thank you for your kindness and for inspiring us all. Best wishes, Tammy

sissie said...

Hi Jodie,
You lucky girl you, to have Debra a friend is a real treasure.

hugs
Sissie

The French Bear said...

Jodie, that is the perfect gift for you!!! I love debra's blogs....she is so talented!
I am glad you are taking time to open your gifts, I am just getting back into things, slowly....really slowly.
What wonderful friends you have, they are so generous and so are you, I have seen the beautiful packages you have sent!
Thanks for popping in and visiting me!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lisa said...

Oh I love it! And I know you do too! I think I can see you smilin' all the way here in Texas.:)

Claudia said...

That Debra is so thoughtful! The book is perfect for you.

xo
Claudia

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. I love that book! I love New Orleans. Debra is a wonderful friend and blogger. Yippee another gift soon!!

BEAR's Mom said...

Lucky girl...lucky girl...

can't wait for the next chapter :D

~victoria~

vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh Jodie...
This is just perfect for you!!! lol
If I would have seen it, I would have bought it for you too!!!
Smiles Little Girl From New Orleans...
Susie

Theresa said...

Beautiful, sweet and thoughtful:) YOU and the gift! Love You, T

TinyBear said...

wonderful book and ofcourse it had to be yours :D
xo Tina

Karen said...

How can you not love Debra? She is too stinkin' cute.
This book she found just for you is SO YOU! When we were shopping, the book part of any store was the hardest to get you out of!
Love it!!! It is just perfect!
Can't wait to see what else you have in store . . . YAY!
Hugs! Karen

Jacqui said...

What a really thoughtful gift, and how beautifully wrapped. You clever girls!

Jacqui

GWENDOLYN said...

What a blessing to have such a friend as you do in Debra.
I love the new look of your page.
Blessings~
Gwen

Laura said...

What a perfect gift shared between great friends.

It doesn't get any better than that!

Laura-

Debby said...

Hello Ms. Jodie!!
I love your beautiful book, it is the perfect gift for you. Nice to have such beautiful friends. Enjoy!!!

Hugs,
Debby

Olive Cooper said...

Debra is just so thoughtful and able to pick just the appropriate gift. olive♥

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh little One,
That Debra is a doll!! And she gives good stuff. Everyone knows what you like girl. I know, I think there is a birthday coming up soon. Hum.....what shall I do for my Miss Jodie, I guess I don't need to get it there on time. It'll just sit around for a month anyway. LOL Lisa Marie

Home and Heart said...

A lovely gift from a dear friend, what could be better?

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful gift.. It fits you to a tea... Hugs, Linda

Lis DesJardins said...

I adore this place and am so pleased to have found you. Blessings!
Lis~

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Jodie,
I loved the suspense waiting for you to open your gifts.That little book is so sweet.
I am only a 'fresher' at blogging but already am truly hooked, sometimes my friends online have kept me sane in a crisis and for that I love you all.
Hugs, Angela.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Dearest Jodie, I'm so so glad you like it! You've blessed so many people, and I love your sweet heart! Just a little token of how much I love ya!
xo,
Debra

Susan said...

Lovely lovely blog....