Saturday, April 12, 2008

You've Got Mail!

Kijsa of Ask Kari & Kijsa turned 40 a little while ago and asked us to share our thoughts which I did here. She said my response touched her heart and she sent me this beautiful pear painting from the ETSY shop she shares with her equally talented sister, Kari. If you have not taken a peek at the blog or the ETSY shop you must visit these two talented sisters!

What Kijsa doesn’t know is the package arrived on my birthday! How serendipitous! My daughters thought that detail was very cool. You know my belief in good karma! Something made it arrive now! I told my girls I sent Kijsa something on her birthday and she returned the favor!
Of course, the packaging was gorgeous! Ingenious, she used wallpaper as wrapping…
Attached an old key (very mysterious!)

And here is my beautiful pear painting!

I decided to hang it near the kitchen table, this way every time I have tea or a meal, I can think of all the wonderful people I have met through Blogland! Each of you is so dear to me!
Thanks, Kijsa for making my birthday so special (umm..which is somewhat past 40 by the way!)


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Happy birthday Tara!! What a lovely pressie from the K & K too, lucky you! Hope you had a fabulous day :0)
Alicia ~ time worn style

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday to you! What fun to get a surprise in the mail:>) and it is so beautiful. I hope your birthday was fabulous!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful serendipity!! (and we do love a story...hopefully the little pear painting will bring a smile to your face each and every day, like you did to ours!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
kari & kijsa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful gift and I love the spot you picked for it! Happy Birthday! :-) Rosie

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Tara! Hope your day is wonderful.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday Tara! How fun that you received the lovely painting from Kari and Kjisa on your special day...
p.s. I am having my 200th post giveaway, stop by :-)

M.KATE said...

Dearest Tara, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY HAPPY ONES IN THE FUTURE!! you're a lucky one :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy Birthday to you! How fun to receive a special surprise to brighten your day!


kelly said...

happy day to you! and lovely painting! any egg/nest update?

Gina said...

What perfect timing! Wishing you a very special birthday Tara!!! Gxox

Pat said...


I love serendipity! Kari & Kijsa's painting is beautiful.

Hugs, Pat

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

That is so beautiful! ...and on your birthday. How awesome are those 2 sisters?

bluemuf said...

Happy Birthday Tara. What a lovely surprise and a beautiful painting.
I like where you have displayed it.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Birthday Tara. I remember what a lovely comment you wrote on her birthday. I love where you placed the pear painting. You have a wonderful eye for collections. I really admire people who can arrange things on the wall so perfectly. Hope you had a beautiful birthday. Blessings, Karen

Making it lovely said...

Happy birthday! And what a beautiful present you got, the painting is beautiful!
I had my birthday yesterday, and I am revealing tomorrow on my blog what I got, I live in Singapore, so there is hard to find things that I like:-)

Classic Charm said...

Happy Birthday Tara, what a sweet pear painting, but I enjoyed your comment even more!!!

Firefly Hill said...

Happy Bithday Tara! Is that you and your husband in the picture above the painting? What a lovely couple you are!


Cottage Contessa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA!! I hope you had a wonderful day on your birthday, and that it's a year full of all your dreams coming true sweetie! Beautiful pear painting, and I love where you hung it. Lovely!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

bj said...

What a beautiful painting, beautiful thought, beautiful friendships!
hugs, bj

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift I hope you had a fantasic birthday.

And thank you for stopping by my blog.


Shannon J said...

What a great little surprise! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA! ;)

Janet said...

Sorry I missed your birthday; I hope it was lovely!