Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thank You!!!

A wonderful gift from Linda arrived this week. A beautiful sandwich and orange drink. I was totally amazed by the realism of Amanda Speakman's work. The added plus is that it can be used on one of my own plates. Linda also sent a gorgeous book that has a beautiful antique cover 'The Language Of Flowers', completely readable. It was made made by Maria Thank you so much Linda!!!

This beautiful food board also arrived this week from a (nameless) Follower. Though I am not sure, I suspect it was also made by Amanda Speakman!

Thank you both so much ladies I am thrilled to bits!

Another nut house. The most challenging one I have made. I suspect the villagers are not going to be happy about their new neighbors.


  1. I wish I could invite myself to share a cup of tea and those great sandwiches ;-)
    But now I am looking forward seeing your brand new nuthouse !!!

  2. Beautiful gifts!!
    Kinds egards,Ilona

  3. Thank you for your words. You are very kind and I'm very pleased that you like this special book. Compliments for all your gifts. Linda is a lovely person. Hugs.

  4. That sandwich looks really appetizing, especially on a Stokesay Ware plate :) Mmm ... make me want to make a 1:1 sandwich, myself, and get out my blue and white!

  5. The sandwich board is definitely another one coming from Amanda's talented hands! I own a very similar one myself :)
    Lovely gifts, you've been very lucky!

  6. Such beautiful gifts, Catherine! So very kind of these ladies to spoil you so. I'm looking forward to seeing your little Nuthouse!

  7. The gifts are wonderful! Congratulations!

  8. What a lovely surprise to have such beautiful gifts arriving at your house! The food looks fantastic and the book is so nice!

    1. Catherine, What wonderful gifts. I love Amanda's food. Thanks to Linda telling us about her I have acquired a couple of pieces of hers too. They are so realistic and priced well! Love your photo!

  9. You have made such a pretty scene with them....I love the olive oil bottles in the back ground!!

    Linda x

  10. Really wonderful gifts Catherine,everything looks so real! And I agree with Linda ,you decorated it wonderful,like a still life! Hugs,Jeannette

  11. Hi Catherine, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  12. Bonjour Catherine, j'aime vraiment beaucoup ce que vous faites et je vous ai laissé une petite surprise sur mon blog ;-)

  13. This is a very beautiful gift. Enjoy.
    Hugs from Craftland

  14. What are wonderful gifts. I love Amanda's food.