Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Wedding Gift to Treasure

When I was home for Thanksgiving this past weekend, my mom presented me with a very special wedding gift that traveled to us in California all the way from Portugal.

Many thanks to our dear friend Val at Val's Alentejo for these lovely linens.

Don't you just adore the beautiful patterns?

Enclosed in the card was a delightfully scented rose sachet.

It brought me back to my wedding day and the beautiful flowers that colored our celebration.

I'll be thinking of our dear friend from Portugal when I spread out these linens for afternoon tea.

Thank you Val! Your thoughtful gift brightened my day.



Unknown said...

Beautiful linens What a nice surprise!


Susan said...

Ooooo, those are lovely linens. What a beautiful gift! Good for you! Susan

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I am so pleased that you liked them Nel..
Just something small to remember me by..
thank you for this post.
big hugs to you both
val x

oldthings said...

Dear Nel,
You received a special gift from a special person !
Enjoy it for your afternoon tea !

Galina Hristova said...

So sweet!The most wonderful whites and natural materials are combined in this gift for you.Enjoy!Hugs!

Hjem & Glede said...

Thank You for visiting me!
Glad You liked my pink roses!

Lovely photos!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift. I love the red and the beautiful white linens.xo Diana

Ann said...

Those lines are beautiful
and I love the embroidery and detailed design.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
And yes, I'll be happy to follow your blog.

Chenille Cottage said...

What a sweetheart you are. I'm so happy you stopped by and left your kind comment. I have decorated our bedroom with ice blue, silver and vintage white. My winter wedding colors (many many moons ago) were ice blue and silver. I love having these soothing colors in our bedroom. They are so restful and romantic.

The rest of my home is popping with my favorite color...RED. I love the red tea pot you have featured. It's so cheery and bright.
What lovely linens you have received...such treasures!

Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend,

E. said...

What a nice surprise and a beautiful gift!

Teresa said...

Generous hearts understand the likes of each other.

So glad you loved it. I'm here smilling with Val's postcard. Been awhile since I saw one of those... all seems to have been turned to cartoons lately.
Enjoy! And Be Merry! Best Thanks, I'm sure, you could give Val.
Be Blessed, Pretty Girl!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CONGRATULATIONS NELL! Enjoy the ride my girl....I have been on it for 30 years and it is the best. Anita

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What a beautiful gift! Thanks for stopping by, yes my daughter played Soccer growing up, took up Volleyball in high school , played both sports( outside hitter in volleyball, goalkeeper in soccer) then went to college on a Volleyball scholarship , played for 4 years, had one more year of eligibility , and the soccer coach asked her to play. It's been fantastic, but, that's over and it will be strange not having that in our lives. Is your daughter still playing?
Ciao for now...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nel,

Such a beautiful gift and as you say every time you have tea, you will remember your friend.

Happy week

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hello ladies, just wanted to say thank you to Sheri for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment. It brightened a very dull day :-)
Wonderful blog you have here - beautiful photos and inspirational posts.
Love these gorgeous linens - I can just picture a table laid with them - some Earl Grey and a Victoris sponge... yum!
Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

Just a note to say thank you very much for your sweet comments
Special wishes
Thea and the Teds! x

Maria said...

Hello, from me too!
Found you through your lovely comment to Thea, above....
Sending kind greetings and 'Twinkles' too!******
Beautiful photographs and I enjoyed my visit!
Love Maria x

Ana Márquez said...

Thanks for your nice answer to my question about the "Starbuck", dear :-) Don't worry about your Spanish, I can undertand you well in English. Have a lovely day. Kisses!