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?


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 :).

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