Friday, January 27, 2017

Show and Tell

I was blessed by a very dear friend in November when she gifted me with this little treasure from her personal collection.

The San Jacinto Monument is a 567.31-foot-high column located near the city of Houston. The monument is topped with a 220-ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

Christmas I received the most awesome little gift from a good friend.  I know she didn't realize just how special it would be to me!

This little bell is made of Olive Wood from Israel.  It is a beautiful wood with lovely grain.  What makes it so special is.... goes so perfectly with my little New Testament that has an Olive Wood cover!

Every two years the olive tree is pruned so it will bear fruit.  These bells are made from the prunings by Christian craftsmen living in Bethlehem.

Imagine how blessed I felt Wednesday at GLOW when the same friend that gave me the San Jacinto Monument tea cup and saucer gave me this cute little angel.

Handmade from her heart!

Here's a little angel...
To hang upon your wall,
She will help you with your baking,
And see your cakes don't fall.
And while you're busy cooking,
And  other chores you do,
You'll always have an angel
Looking out for you.

I am so appreciative of the wonderful friends that bless my life!

It's Friday and time to link up
with Deb at Breathing in Grace

Until Next Time
Friendship isn't a big thing,
It's a million little things!


  1. How sweet to be blessed with such dear friends! Love all your gifts. Love the Angel poem.
    Have a great day,Mary.

  2. Awww Mary, what precious sweet friends you have. The cup and saucer are beautiful, as are the bell and the little angel. I was blessed by how the bell and your little New Testament's cover are both made of Olive Wood. Thank you for the history of the Olive tree and how often it is pruned and then how the wood is used by Christians in Israel to make beautiful things.

  3. What a beautiful bell and Bible! And how special that it i hand made from Israel. I have a menorrah made in Jerusalem. The angel is just precious!

  4. What sweet blessings from your friends.

  5. What beautiful treasures and gifts from loving friends Mary. Thank you for sharing. Have a day of blessings.

  6. What beautiful gifts you received. There is just nothing like a good friend. Have a nice weekend.

  7. Lovely little treasures. I also have that New Testament from Israel, along with other items made from olive wood. I like that sweet little angel. And we visited SAN Jacinto many years ago. It has been my husband's dream to take the grandkids.

  8. What special treasures to enjoy! Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you will enjoy the weekend.

  9. Sweet gifts from special friends. HOPE you have a great weekend!

  10. Me again....I have a new blog at Hope you can follow along.

  11. MWN is Mildred at Mildred's Blog

  12. Such sweet gifts from sweet friends. You are blessed.

  13. Your friends are so thoughtful and their gifts are a blessing.

  14. I like your gifts and photos! Beautiful

  15. Such lovely are truly blessed with good friends...and you are a good friend to all. Thank you for sharing. Love the bell. Really special. <3

  16. Lovely gifts! Isn't it special to have such great friends?
    I love the header . I want to sit there and have a cup of tea :).
    Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.

  17. How pretty! Your collectibles are just gorgeous!


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