Friday, April 15, 2016

Five On Friday: Little Treasures

Today I share five little treasures I purchased during a recent visit to a friend's beautiful home and gift shop. Browsing through the shop and then bringing home the parcel with these little delights certainly made my day. With dear ones to share the experience of shopping, visiting, and sipping tea in the shop's bay window, it was a most pleasant outing.


Who can resist pansies? Especially when we think of Spring and the soon delight of planting these sweetly fragrant plants into our own gardens. I love pansies and so I couldn't pass up on these pretty paper tea napkins. They will be perfect with those pansies teacups up in the cupboard. 


And, who can resist such a pretty greeting card with its photo combination of favourites -- sprigs of flowers in a jar and a stack of vintage books? This one is a thank you card -- I love the saying on the front: An act of kindness is a beautiful memory in the making.


If you've followed this blog for any length of time, you will know that I love, love kitty cats. So, I ask you, how could I have resisted not bringing this sweet kitty card home -- all ready for a playful afternoon. And then giving it away. Or maybe giving it away for someone else to colour on a grey, rainy day.


This bright array of umbrellas certainly grabbed my imagination. I whipped that notebook with its bright yellow elastic off the shelf, as I certainly could 'imagine' tucking this cute notebook into my carryall bag -- it'll be perfect for jotting quick notes during our month-long trip to England which is coming up in just a few weeks.


Last but not least, I stocked up on more Spring-themed luncheon paper napkins. Lilacs and pussy willow branches. Just looking at them, I feel a party coming on. Besides, can you ever have too many packages of paper treasures, just waiting for you to think pretty thoughts, and tucking them beside a table setting or teacup, even if it's a perfectly ordinary kind of day!

On that note, I'm wishing you all a beautiful weekend. We'll be celebrating a birthday around here this weekend, and so I'm off to get things gussied up for company.


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  1. What pretty things you chose whilst browsing in your friend's shop no wonder you were pleased with your purchases:)

  2. I agree with you, I love flowers and cats, too! Sounds like you had a lovely time and brought home some beautiful items. Wishing you a great weekend, Pat

  3. Five great buys and lovely outing to a tea room, what could be better. Love the pansy napkins, a real delight.

  4. You have found such pretty things!

  5. Lovely all! I had already forgotten about your travel plans. Now I am excited all over again for you!

  6. You brought home some really nice things Brenda! Sounds like a great way o enjoy a friend's company. Have a good weekend!

  7. Kindness is indeed a beautiful memory in the making. You found some nice treasure on your recent trip!

  8. Pretty stationery and paper napkins are my kryptonite and I wouldn't have been able to resist your little treasures either! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

  9. If I was with you on this present shopping trip, I would of bought the very same things!
    All are perfect to look at and wonderful to give away.

    “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
    ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  10. You found some pretty serviettes and a colourful notebook to journal in on your trip.
    Happy Birthday!

  11. what fun treasures...wait till you get to England and go!

  12. Dear Brenda such wonderful finds. Those pansy napkins are beautiful. I can picture your cups with these. I am sure a cup of tea will taste much better with such pretties. I wouldn't have been able to pass up that kitty card either. So glad you shared. Have a beautiful day. Hugs!

  13. Perfect finds. I've have chosen those things myself. You'll remember that fun day every time you use one of those napkins or write in your journal. Hope you plan to take lots of photos so we can enjoy your trip after you return.

  14. I love all of your treasures! (I, too, have a special love for kitties and pretty napkins.)
    How exciting to be looking forward to grand vacation! Safe and happy travels to you!!


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