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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of two, and Gram of three. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Beautiful Gift!







Our Sweet Daughters *1 and *2, Gigi and Cici,
 were recently together and lived in the 
same house for a month. They haven't lived 
in the same home for more than a week 
since they were both married, 8 years ago. 
Their hubbies were there also, as well as our two Grandgirls, who belong to Gigi and her hubby.














They have been very dear friends throughout 
their lives. Gigi lives in Germany with her family and Cici and her hubby live near us in 
Washington State. Recently, Cici and hubby went to Germany, and they had a wonderful 
time with Gigi and her family!


















My Sweet Daughters know 
how much I loved the Frankfurt "flohmarkt", flea market, when I went to Germany last 
summer and they promised they would go and 
find me lace and pretty things there!



AND THEY DID!!!














Aren't these gorgeous lace pieces they found for me? I was so excited! I sent with Cici some Euros that were left from my last trip to Germany and she knew what kinds of things I would buy...
she has watched me and I sent pictures to her phone as well! There were old laces 
and new laces and duplicates of a few... 
so much fun and plans...
I have plans!















The lace on the bottom is a round table cloth that I found at the flohmarkt last summer.  I have used it for our cider tasting events on top of other table cloths and on our own table. I love it, and thought it would be a great base for these other laces. 





Each of the lace motifs on the cake stand are one of a pair. The mat underneath our Hot Cocoa Urn is a single place mat that I know exactly what it will be used for! A beautiful shabby chic lace organizer to place in my armoire....see, more plans...I am a very good planner, but not always a good finisher.
I have to get up my courage to begin projects.  Sometime I will tell you about the Hot Cocoa Urn story...my children are HILARIOUS!!!!




Here is a larger picture of the place mat. I absolutely LOVE each piece of lace and my sweet daughters told me how much fun they had hunting for for things for me at the flea market. Their husbands watched and walked around looking for their own "treasures" and  when SonIL*2 asked Gigi if she ever when to the flea market for herself, she said, "Actually ...no! It's so much fun to go for other people!" The girls said that they were so excited to find things for me, much more excited than they would be finding things for themselves. Aren't they complete Dears to me?



How sweet of them to take the time and trouble to find things their Mother would love... and I still have a few old silver mustard spoons and serving spoons coming in the mail! They purchased some other items and said....
"Mom, you can't have all these things, we want some!" What could I say? Thank you, thank you, dear darling girls of mine, for loving me enough to spend some of you limited time together looking for things to make you Mama smile!
I love your Sweet Hearts!
(as well as your sweet husbands!)

And my sweet kind followers...
I love your hearts as well!

Betsy




I am linking this post to
Blissful Whites Wednesday

over at Becky's
Timewashed Blog

as well as at
Pearls and Lace Thursdays

at Doni's
Faith, Grace, and Crafts

28 comments:

  1. Awww, gorgeous photographs, I especially love the last one. Your girls brought back some lovely lace for you, they obviously know exactly what you love.

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    1. Thank you, Liz!
      I am enjoying the photographing. It would be fun to actually take some time with my camera and LEARN instead of the process I go through now!
      My girls are the best, and I love lace, wherever it is from!
      Hearts to you,
      Betsy

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  2. Hi Betsy,

    What a lovely post. Your daughters sure know your passion !
    The lace is beautiful and so are the photo's !!

    Thank you so much for your visits and sweet comments on my blog.

    Hugs,
    Wilma.

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    1. Wilma,
      My children are so sweet, they do know what I like! I know you are busym hope all is well with you! thans for stopping by!
      hearts,
      Betsy

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  3. Delicious - I think lace should be served with ice cream! Have to say, I love the birdy cookie-cutter (I have a bit of a collection of those too:) but I actually use those.
    Have an incredible day.
    JoeyLea
    http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

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    1. JoeyLea,
      I love cookie cutters as well! We seem to have more and more in common all the time!Hearts,
      Betsy

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  4. What lovely gifts! Stopping by from Pearls and Lace Thursday :) Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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    1. Thank you for coming over! Enjoy your Autumn, I LOVE Autumn!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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    1. Thanks for coming by!
      Hugs to you!
      Betsy

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  6. Dear Betsy, thanks so much for leaving this sweet comment on my blog! I certainly had to see who the sender was and now I am here, visiting you! The beautiful lace, your daughters gifted you with, caught my eye immediately. Lucky you, to have daughters like this. My "little one" celebrates her puberty and I have to "suffer" from time to time ;-). I am very curious to follow your journey and your lovely blog! Greets, Manu

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    1. Thank you for coming by! Yes, I am a lucky Mama to have such wonderful children!
      I am enjoying your blog, as well!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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  7. Pretty lace and such a sweet rememberance from your darling daughters to you.

    Lynnie

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    1. Lynnie,
      Thanks for stoppinng by, and they are sweet darling daughters...
      Hearts to you, talking with you soon!
      Betsy

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  8. Your daughters certainly found some lovely lace for you!

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    1. Tina, Thanks for coming by, aren't they lovely girls to get me lovely lace?
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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  9. Oh Betsy!!!!! I'm just thrilled for you!!! Oh they did a lovely job...and I'm so just excited for you!!
    Those pieces are so pretty! I know you will cherish them forever. How sweet to have daughters...and to have daughters that know you so well! I sitting here just smiling so big!! OK>..gather up your courage and let us see what your plans are for that gorgeous placemat! I so want to come over and 'play' with you!
    So happy you joined me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!
    Blessings sweetie!
    Doni

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    1. You and Meanie here would be fantastic! Maybe you could make me finish something! Melanie and I have sa plan to work on a cushion together, independently and post it...but she is so busy right now, we will postone it until she has the time.
      I'd love to have you come play with the laces I have collected...I could play with some and sew....what an ide!
      hearts,
      Betsy

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  10. What dolls! These are all so beautiful and how thoughtful of them. I love that they loved finding things for their wonderful mom. You did such a cute job photographing them too!

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    1. Yes, they are two of my favorite dolls! I am so glad they were able to be together...even though I wished I could be with them.
      Thanks for the compliments on my photos. I need to know what is good and what isn't!
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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  11. love your gorgeous photos,Betsy.The lace your daughters brought back for you is to die for.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Marie,
      Thanks for coming by, and for your compliments on the photos, I always wonder if they look alright.
      Hugs to you,
      Betsy

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  12. Betsy, your daughters did a wonderful job finding all these great pieces for you. How sweet of them to think of you in the time they were spending with each other. They are all exquisite and I adore the ways in which you have displayed all of the pieces for your photographs. There is no doubt that you will use these little treasures to create some lovely things! May your day be blessed!

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    1. Lynn,
      Thank you for your sweet compliments, I am just learning the photography part....and sometime aI will post something I make with them!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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  13. Beautiful lace, sweet daughters. Thanks for sharing...Connie

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Connie, they ARE sweet daughters!
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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  14. What beautiful girls you have Betsy. Your laces are so beautiful !
    I'm with Doni, I want to come over and play as well. Can you imagine the shopping that could be done if the 3 of us got together !
    Smiles and hugs xo

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    1. Melanie, having you and Doni here to "play with lace" with me would be such fun!!!
      WE can dream about it, can't we!!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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