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Friday, July 6, 2012

A Sweet Little Gift


The Mister's niece came home to Ohio from where she now lives
on the Massachusetts coast.  She brought me this adorable
mug from The Spotted Cod gift shop. 


I thought it was perfect to hold some of my seashells on my desk
for the summer.  And I tucked in a hollow cardinal egg, too...
just because it looked so sweet!  

Thanks, Jen! 
xo

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  1. Is absolutely nice; perfect for you; I love too all with
    seashells:))

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    1. it is SO me, isn't it? It's really pretty sitting here on my desk.
      Could you spot the little egg?

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    2. Is absolutely beauty.She knows you so well ha! Is something I could give you perfevtly.
      I love seasheells too. Now I have a camera again I will take some pictures that you can see:)

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    3. Oh, that's right! Yes, you'll have to take some pictures! I'd love to see.
      Is it cold there again? We're going to be over 100F again today! I'm staying inside! ha.

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    4. We have so cold time now. We have now - 2 grades is so cold. So nice you have nice weather inside lol

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    5. nice weather inside...lol....yeah, it's called air conditioning...and yes, I'm very thankful for it!
      Hope you stay warm. Did you bake yesterday?

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    6. See my last post I baked something maybe you like.lol

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    7. ok...I will! I didn't get my blog visits done yesterday!

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    8. I made some empanadas too yesterday but I will post next time I have to make other guest post before"

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  2. Nice mug 8~)
    I had to really look at the shells...
    it almost looked like something baked with cranberries...ha,ha
    So...good thing you said it was from your shell collection. 8~)
    We are suppose to have "summer" this weekend. Most evenings we need to put on a jacket.;-)
    Take care,
    Nancy

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    1. cranberries? haha...did you think the sand dollar was a cookie?
      You need to put your readers on...or take them off! haha. :)

      cool enough for a jacket...I can't even imagine as we've been over 100 for days!

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    2. Maybe I was thinking about food....and you do have a "baking" business.8-) LOL

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  3. A special gift of treasures from the sea, very thoughtful.

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    1. It was thoughtful of her! She's just like that. :)

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  4. That's a really neat gift. Seashells are great. Me and my sister used to have a pretty big collection we'd each collect when we'd go to the beach or on trips as kids, she kept bringing them home after I stopped, but I still liked them, unfortunately, whatever the case was, they somehow got thrown out in a garage clean out one summer about 12 or so years ago. In addition, I used to have this really cool pail of shiny pebbles and rocks and they're nowhere to be found, which is something my sister never was really into, which is great because her daughter is really into grabbing rocks all the time from the landscaping, and carries them with her, it's rather funny, and my sister says I must have shown her the rocks, but I didn't lol Fun post here, brought up some nice thoughts

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    1. throwing out shells is fairly common, I've come to realize. At the auctions there are boxes of them...which the family obviously didn't want...and neither did the bidders! I had a rock collection when I was a kid, too! I would have collected a pail of smooth pebbles, too. Fun. Maybe they will turn up some time. And cute that your neice got your gene for rock collecting! :) Sea glass is another cool thing...

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  5. Beautiful mug made even more beautiful by the creative touch of beautiful Betsy.

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    1. you always leave the sweetest comments. :)

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  6. I really like the mug and your shells are perfect in it. The sand dollar is very cool.
    I recently decorated one of our bathrooms with an ocean theme. I used a lot of our shells in there. Our granddaughters pick them up and listen to the ocean.

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    1. i have a lot of shells in the boys' bathroom. It's the perfect place for them! I bet yours looks great! And I love your avatar!

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  7. Oh how clever!! And it looks amazing!!! Awwww! Enjoy your soothing mug of shells!! Take care
    x

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    1. isn't it cute? I'm enjoying it a lot.

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  8. nice...a very cool mych...like the blue crab on the side....and def not a bad place for shells....

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    1. it's the perfect thing to hold shells...and since I have a lot of them...it just worked. :)

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  9. Good Morning Betsy, I saw this in a news link & thought of you:
    http://www.heraldnews.com/lifestyle/x425595367/Father-and-autistic-son-pen-childrens-book

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    1. oh, thanks, Cali! I'll certainly take a look!

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  10. Very nice from the coast
    To where the smog is the most
    And with the seashells there
    You can think of the ocean at your lair
    And that zucchini boat
    Used to escape and away you float

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    1. haha...the zucchini boat reappears!
      I'm growing them again this year!
      We'll see if I have any sea worthy in size
      to take me away to that fountain of youth prize!

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  11. AWWW....you are welcome! I would have bought the store for you! I love all your shells..they are unique and beautiful!!! Look perfect in your mug..think i will pick up a mug now for myself when i get back!!! lol..love you!! love the poem from pat..hehe

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    1. Don't encourage Pat
      like that.
      He already thinks he's grand
      as he spreads rhymes through the land.
      :)

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  12. Ah, something from my neck of the woods! Love that. It'd be nice if you could find your way out here for a visit sometime, doll. I'd like that. Very much.

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    1. yeah...your neck of the woods...or your drop of the ocean. ha. And I'm sure Jen would let me visit some time. :)

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    2. A guest room awaits you anytime:) Always welcome!!

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  13. they look lovely and sweet. I love shells and I collect them too. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. You do, too? How fun! I have since I was a little girl!

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  14. What a lovely gift for sure. You really have a knack for 'dressing up' everything Betsy. VERY nice! Hope you keep cool this weekend!

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  15. Wonderful! That little cardinal egg adds just the right touch.

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  16. such a lovely cup, the shells make it look so summery! I have never saw a cardinal's egg, we rarely see cardinal's this far north.Only if they get lost, its that way with tourists too!

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  17. What a sweet niece and gift. I love mugs with meaning. You have made that one so special, maybe to special for coffee, yes? The shells and cardinal egg just the perfect touch. Do you have a favorite mug for your coffee....Mine just doesn't taste the same in any other mug than my grey pottery with ocean and seagulls. MMMmmm yeah, the the taste.

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  18. I didn't see the egg until I read that you'd put it there. I admire how you surround yourself with beauty. Very inspiring. Almost makes me wanna do some housecleaning and spiff things up. Almost.

    Lovely shells that remind me of when I was single and living in Florida. I brought home a shell only to discover the next morning some thing was still living inside. Oops. I rushed out before work to throw it back into the water. Totally NOT legal to have in one's possession.

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  19. It's always nice when someone thinks of us in such a lovely way.

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