Monday, January 23, 2012

Friendship from Italy~

Last week was so busy and this week is starting out to be as well, but the sweet surprises along the way keep one looking forward.

As I walked to the mail box, little did I know I would be met there with a surprise gift from Italy sent from my dear friend from Sicilia, Lilybets. She has a beautiful blog and loves roses, creating pretty treasures and all the things that make us kindred spirits. Lilybets is so giving, kind and inspiring.

Even the envelope was special~

Lilybets sent a gorgeous linen towel with the map of Sicila in it's bright and bold colors on a crisp white background. It is beautiful!


Included with the linen was a special postcard pic of the Old Capital of Malta, which is one of the most must-see sights on the island.

And to relax, Lilybets sent some luscious shower gel which is fabulous.

Special gifts from Italy that I will remember and hold dear always. Friendship is such a gift and I have been very blessed by dear friends that make my life complete.
Thank you so much Lilybets for this special gift. I just love it and the meaning behind it will always be dear to my heart.

Visit HERE and say hello to Lilybets. Tell her I sent you.

Have a wonderful winter day my friends.
May you always be blessed with special friendships.
XO Celestina Marie

16 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a wonderful surprise after a busy day! I love the beautiful Sicilian towel with the map on it and such a pretty card Lilibet made herself for you Celestina Marie. I'm going to visit her blog to get to know her, as I love friends from all over the world, so much fun and learning. I didn't know about her liking roses as I would have invited her to my rose farm post. Have a terrific week and relax a little.
FABBY

Lilybets said...

Hi Celestina Marie,it's a pleasure for me to have a kind friend like you.I love your style and your elegance.I'm very glad you appreciate my little gifts for you,they come from my heart !

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... what beautiful gifts to receive from your beautiful friend in Italy... I know how much you will treasure them... xoxo Julie Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How lovely that you got the beautiful gifts from your friend Lilybets.
We are all so lucky to have such wonderful friends, from all around the world.
I am so grateful for your precious friendship.
Also love the new look to your blog, very romantic.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Marydon said...

Delightful surprise for you, my precious friend. You deserve to be showered with wonderfuls ... they are all lovely.

Have a wonderful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Susan said...

Celestina it sounds like Lilybets appreciates beautiful people!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Celeste what beautiful gifts from your friend in Italy. I will stop over and visit her.
Hugs, Barb

Lilybets said...

I do believe that Internet can connect people very far but with a similar soul, who are looking to give and to receive pure love!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hello Celeste,
What lovely gifts! The towel is so colorful - I love it! Thanks for stopping by - I'm glad you enjoyed reading Buster's blog post :) Also, yes, our friend, Cindy, is a very special lady! One of the most generous souls I've ever met. I'm going to visit your shop, now. I see some very beautiful things there! Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Cindy

1CardCreator said...

Yo are truly blessed to have friends near and far. These gifts are beautiful and thoughtful, I'm so happy for you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What thoughtful gifts from a sweet friend! Hope you are having a great week. Did you hear that Picnik is shutting down. I'm in panic mode! Wonder if Lone Star has had their sale yet? Love you!

Patti said...

It is always a treat to go to the mailbox and discover something other than bills or junk mail. Especially lovely it is to pull out a gift as special as your gift from Lilybets. What a sweet friend you have in her.

Wishing you a joyous, beautiful day.

Love,
Patti

By Nela said...

Precioso!!! He descubierto tu blo y me ha encantado. Desde hoy lo sigo si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog y si es de tu agrado me gustarĂ­a tenerte como seguidora de mi blog. Saludos. Manoli

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Celestina Marie~ It's always nice stopping by for a visit.
I enjoy your posts and the eye candy you so generously share and now treasures from a dear friend. That's the perfect pick me up to any busy day.
I hope you can stop by to see the Valentine surprises I've got in store. This week starting with...Pain au Chocolat. I'll put the kettle on for a nice cup of tea.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

A Hint of Home said...

Hey Girl,
It's always so much fun to get surprises in the mail! It's even more special to have great friends!
Your gifts are so sweet,
I hope you're not working too hard!
I hope you have a great week!
Can't wait to see what you're working on!
Hugs to you!

~CC Catherine said...

What a delightful gesture from your Italian friend...so sweet! Blogland has connected so many hearts... :)

Have a super Thursday Celeste!
~CC

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..