Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Very Merry Surprise

The UPS man came yesterday.

"What did I order?" I asked myself.

"Did I get something on Amazon and forget about it? No, I don't think so."

The box was big. And it was heavy. And it was marked "fragile."

I panicked for a moment that live animals might be inside. "Did I accidentally order those ducks I wanted in my sleep?" But there were no air holes so that fear was quickly squashed.

Inside I found two complete place settings of these:


Lenox "Holiday" dinnerware!

What a happy Christmas in June surprise!!

The mystery gifter was my dear generous Aunt, who shares my love of china. What a thoughtful woman she is!

I couldn't help but smile for the rest of the day.

Have you had any pleasant surprises lately?

6 comments:

Thenotsoperfecthousewife said...

Oh how special. That's really sweet.
Back in April my daughters and my hubby threw a surprise party for me.. that was fun :-)

Molly said...

We have the same dishes!  Just the accent plates, but we use them over our regular china (which is cream colored with gold trim).  I just glanced over at our cabinet.  I guess we have a pretty bowl in this pattern, too.  We always say we'd like to slowly add to the collection, but we never have.  :)  What a fun surprise.  Don't wait til Christmas to use them.  :)

Cassandra LeMieux said...

What a beautiful surprise!! Feel the love ;)

Farmer's City Wife said...

How nice! I haven't had a surprise party since my 7th birthday, but it was super fun :). What a kind and thoughtful family you have!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Aren't they nice? Christmas in July, to be sure! And possibly June, and... well... I like them :).

Farmer's City Wife said...

:-D

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