A Spring Gift in the Mail

Today in the mailbox I received a lovely Spring package from a blog friend.

What a treat to get a package from my friend Northern Cottage.

We are just starting our March Break here in Ontario, and I am looking forward to getting a few spring projects completed so this burst of Spring colour was just what I needed to get started.

What pretty colours they are too!

The gift included this lovely altered notebook with ribbon handles. It will be fun to jot notes and lists in it and pretty enough to leave out too.

I will enjoy all the inspiration in this copy of The Cottage Journal -Spring book/mag too. The colours on the front cover are perfect.

And just look at these adorable handmade mug mats. 

Love the colourful pattern and the pretty coordinating backing. They will make my tea even more enjoyable.

The packaging was so pretty too, and check out the lovely two sided petite tag  (mug rugs for you and sweet) -adorable.

Thanks so much my sweet friend. Now I just need to tear myself away from this magazine and my other newest magazine love, Romantic Homes, and get started on those projects.

Here is a closer look at the true colour of the pine bread box I painted robin's egg blue and shared in this post. Those photos were in our basement kitchen and it is hard to get true colour there. 

I am really looking forward to having a week off from work. We have a few things planned but lots of time for myself and some playing around the house. Yeah! Hoping you have a great weekend and that you get some of this lovely sunshine too.

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  1. You received a lovely gift Elizabeth. The mug mats are so pretty and the magazine will have a lot of inspiration for spring decorating. Enjoy!

  2. Enjoy your week off work, I know I used to love March Break when I worked. Such lovely treasure in the mail. Those mug rugs are wonderful, just the right splash of colour to welcome spring.

  3. What a lovely present! Wonderful! I'm very happy to see your surprise.


  4. Lucky you! A week off AND a fabulous package!

    I just recently subscribed to The Cottage Journal after picking up their summer copy last year... I love it and it's really a "bookazine" since it's much more durable than a regular magazine. It is currently my favorite :)

    Enjoy your time off,

  5. What a sweet friend. She know your style.

  6. How wonderful to receive such a surprise in the mail! They are all fabulous gifts! So cheerful! Have a great weekend!

  7. Wow! You received some wonderful gifts, aren't blogging friends just the best!?!
    Have a wonderful weekend and week! Hugs, Cindy

  8. That will all certainly get you in the spring mood. I have got to find that book. I have the winter one and didn't know the spring one is out.

  9. Hello girlie - I'm so glad it got there safe & sound & that your were surprised!! Happy happy day to you friend!!

  10. That was such a thoughtful gift! I love the Spring items she sent you. That magazine is wonderful. I know you will enjoy looking at it from cover to cover. I adore the little mug mats too. They look like they're handmade. Enjoy your week off. Hopefully, you'll be blessed with good weather too.

  11. What a beautiful gift! Enjoy!

    ps LOVE that paint colour!!!!

  12. What a sweet friend to send such sweet gifts.

    Enjoy springing things up in your house.


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