Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Nicest Things Happen When You Blog

A package arrived with a gift from Wanda and Sara of The Perfect Pear, In Crystal Lake, Illinois. I wrote about their beautiful little shop I visited on our staycation. They thanked me with a package filled with goodies! I had admired so many things in their shop on my visit, but especially their vintage looking tissue paper. I spent hours trying to make white tissue look just like theirs. Wanda remembered, and sent a generous package, ready for me to craft with. And as if that wasn't enough, they sent along a beautiful wire photo frame and some vintage cards. I told you in my post about my visit, how much I appreciated my welcome at The Perfect Pear. Thanks so much to Sara and Wanda, I was so happily surprised by your generosity. If you're in the area, visit
The Perfect Pear, 87 Grant Street,
Downtown Crystal Lake, IL 60014,
Open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Vintage colored tissue...
Vintage inspired French Envelopes...
And a wire frame, so cool... My honey's baby photo is going in this one!

Also, I recently posted about The Bridges of Madison County, and I received a kind comment from Sharon Lovejoy! She is an Author, Illustrator and Lecturer. I remembered reading her columns in Country Living Gardener. She is an award winning author, and kind enough to encourage this old woman but young blogger. Check out her blog, Sharon Lovejoy writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island.

Thanks to all of you who comment and encourage. Enjoy this beautiful day!

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Anne Marie said...

Hi Penny......too bad they don't have an online shop! Crystal lake is a drive with all 5 kids in tow!! their things looks awesome! and how cool you got a package!! wow!!

Pamela said...

Hi Penny!

What beautiful gifts and i love the french envelopes!!
How exciting to have this author contact you!!
Pamela xo