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10 August, 2009

Thanks, Mrs. Magpie...or...A Surprise and a Giveaway

staffA box arrived at my front door today. I am sooo excited because the sender is my wonderful friend Mrs. Magpie (Sheila) at The Quintessential Magpie! We won her follower’s giveaway…and it happened to be on Baby Kitty’s birthday! In true feline form, the staff decides to give the box a closer inspection. It’s full of those wonderful packing peanuts that make very interesting toys!


IMG_7770 Baby Kitty generously shares the fun, but he knows that the package is addressed to him…and him alone…


IMG_7712 …because the first thing we find is a photo of BK himself…engaged in his favorite pastime…licking!


IMG_7771 Isn’t this a cute kitty frame? Baby Kitty loves it! So do I!


IMG_7769 And what Mrs. Magpie didn’t know is that it will look so extra cute in my soon-to-be guest room! How do you like that for matching my decor? (Please ignore the painter’s tape! I will finish…one day….)


page And that’s not all! Baby Kitty thinks these are for him, but I am going to claim these! Mrs. Magpie told me that they are the Aristocats! (How did she know that’s one of my favorite movies?) Aren’t they wonderful? These Staffordshire-style kitties are right up my alley because, you see..


IMG_7749 …they match my favorite Quimper plate! They even have matching bows! Smile, everybody!


IMG_7732 And they also match my new sheep! I have been eyeing him for months and finally brought him home with me. The funny thing is that Mrs. Magpie saw him in a previous virtual shopping post and that’s the reason she chose the kitties for me! Isn’t she a dear? Can you say purrrfect?


crew Everyone else got in line to meet the new kitties. The other kitties say “Welcome!” The little babies from Kathysue at RMS think they have found a new mom and dad! Mr. Mouse even offers them some tea. But the little bunny box has hopped over because he knows he has a brother at Mrs. Magpie’s, so maybe they will feel at home when they see him.


IMG_7761 These beautiful kitties lived at Mr. and Mrs. Magpie’s nest for 15 years before coming here! They are very special kitties and will get lots of very special love and attention! Baby Kitty is making it his job to see that they feel welcome in their new home! He sends a big thank you to our dear friend Sheila, as do I! You are so sweet and generous to allow us to adopt your kitty babies and to send Baby Kitty a special picture frame for his birthday! We thank you and we are sending a big hug your way!

Be sure to stop by The Quintessential Magpie to pay Sheila a visit and to wish her a happy birthday, too! She is having an older than dirt giveaway in celebration of her birthday…but that can’t be! I’m the one who is older than dirt! lol Thanks for stopping by! See you next time! A la prochaine!

39 comments:

  1. OH, Debbie! I'm so happy for you! That Sheila is a dear, isn't she? I love the frame and all the Baby Kitty things she did to the inside! Darling. Now those kitty figurines are just beautiful! Oh, they do match your other things.
    You're a dear yourself and enjoy your pretties. Oh, a belated happy birthday to Baby Kitty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  2. Oh my goodness Debbie if you are not the cutest most clever lady in all of Blogland! LOL!

    They are gorgeous and so "you". Love the mouse holding the tray. HEEHEE! I'll be chuckling at this post for days my sweet friend.
    I hope you enjoy your gifts. ;)

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  3. The kitties look so at home in your house with your other kitties, Debbie. Isn't Sheila just the greatest?...Christine

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  4. Purrrfect!! :)
    How I would love to have another kitty around the house!

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  5. The new additions to your home are purrrrfect.. They are darling. How sweet of sheila she is such a dear. Congrats darling..hugs ~lynne~

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  6. Debbie, these are just perfect! Sheila is such a sweetie, she could not have picked anything better for you! And I love that frame. I see the paint is on the wall, I LOVE the color. And the chair looks great. Can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Kat

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  7. Debbie, I cannot tell you how delighted I am that you liked your surprise! :-) And your pictures are absolute perfection. From the real kitties batting the peanuts (and of course Baby Kitty licking the picture frame, LOL!) to the pottery kitties greeting their new friends, I love every single shot.

    And I'm so pleased that the frame matches the newly "morphed" guest room and can't wait to see it when it's all done. The color you picked is wonderful!

    I'm so happy you won this drawing, and it really was my pleasure to send these things to you because you and your staff make blogging such fun. Your blog is truly a treat for all of your readers, particularly this one.

    So enjoy!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  8. Debbie, the most amazing part of all of this, is that I knew who had won the drawing weeks before I knew that Baby Kitty was having a birthday. I was just waiting till my own birthday to announce the winner! Some things are just meant to be. :-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  9. Debbie, I just had to laugh looking at your kitty staff inspecting the package. Our Bella (5.5 months old kitten) feels it is her duty to not only inspect the outside but the inside as well of each box that comes into our house.
    Happy Belated birthday to Baby Kitty too!
    LOVE your staff, they are all so precious!!
    So happy that you love your sweet gifts from Mrs. Magpie~~she is absolutely splendid!!
    Do you live in the Atlanta area? We live in Lawrenceville, in Gwinnett county!!

    Have a fab Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Lynn♥

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

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  10. This is just the perfect gift for you and Baby Kitty. I love the new kitties, they are just wonderful. All of your other friends are so perfect with them. Your post is just toooooooo cute. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Hi Debbie, everybody wants to be an Aristocrat - loved the movie too!

    What a great gift, so creative and Baby Kitty was such a gracious birthday boy! Glad you all had such fun.

    Have a fab day!

    Bonnie

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  12. How special is this Debbie...See how much people do love you my friend...Oh I just love Shelia she is one of the best gals around and she should knows what you and Miss Kitty like...Happy Birthday Miss Kitty...May you have a great day my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  13. What a wonderful gift, Debbie!! I love it all and I love the story!

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  14. Debbie, this is such a clever post! I had a great time reading through it as if I were right there for all the excitement. All the kitties that live with you are charming little creatures. You post the most incredible photos! How very special that
    Ms. Magpie shared something treasured from her own nest. Now that makes for a memorable gift!
    ~Hugs from Hyacinths~

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  15. Good afternoon Debbie, What lovely gifts. I love how your little cats are all involved. That's how Charli is to. Shelia picked out the perfect things for you. Every thing looks just beautiful in your home. I hope you are having a great day ♥

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  16. Oh what wonderful gifts you lucky gurl you! How sweet of Sheila and what a lucky kitty! I hope baby Kitty will share the bounty with you!
    Just such sweet treasures...and so special!
    Love,
    Sue

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  17. She definitely is a sweet soul! What pretty goodies you've now acquired! They are so cute!
    Brenda

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  18. I can say it.... purrrrrfect!

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  19. Debbie you are the best storyteller in the world. I love your cats and your new kitties and the rest too. LOvely gifts .

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  20. Debbie - parfait! Le bas (le bon mot?)des chats va bien avec le mouton et les topiaries! Et tes paroles - si amusantes - tu me fais rire - beaucoup!!!!! Linda

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  21. What a wonderful gift. My barn cats are jelouse! They never get any mail!
    Dawn

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  22. The cats are so cute.......all of them. What thoughtful gifts!

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  23. Congratulations Debbie! What perfect gifts and how delightful they are! Those cat figures are PERFECT for you! not only are they feline; they also have Quimper colors! Cute post! laurie

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  24. Debbie,

    I was in stitches watching your staff check out that package! They are born actors!! Sheila is one of my favorite friends and I love the picture frame she made for Baby Kitty. The two cat statues are beyond beautiful! I have never seen a blogger give away something they owned for so long! How special she is. And they look so perfect in your home, matching so many of your treasures!!

    Enjoy your gifts, my friend!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  25. Now I can say WOW. I saw them all before you got them.
    Congratulations on your beautiful winnings Debbie.
    You are a very gracious recipient.
    Tres belle for sure.
    Now I KNOW your having a great week ; )
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  26. Hi Debbie,
    I so love this creative and clever post! Sheila sure knew you well and you have the cutest pics here to show them off! What a special lady to send those to you! My kitty Lily is feeling a bit envious but she will get over it! LOL. I also can't wait to see that guest room, it looks to be fabulous! Hugs, Cindy

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  27. Hi Debbie....great blogger gift...Don't you just love getting a package in the mail with such great stuff...My husband still can't believe strangers mail you stuff...What do men know...The Viking class is this Friday..I can't wait to go and it's only me and Joyce from Flour Power...will take lots of pictures and post next week....Oh, I love you new sheep...it reminds me of the lamb left in the car at the Walmart...we're still talking about that one....Sue.

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  28. Congrats Debbie!CHEERS! Michele

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  29. How sweet! The post was adorable.
    And Happy Birthday...I mean Happy Purr-Day to Baby Kitty!

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  30. Talk about a peronalized handpicked gift!! This is just perfect for you! That Sheila is a a very thoughtful person! I love the lat picture!

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  31. I called by from Sheila's blog to see where these wonderful gifts ended up! Great pictures :)

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  32. I love the frame...it's just darling. I'm totally happy for Baby Kitty. She is a special kitty, yes she is!

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  33. Leave it to the teacher to give me a new vocabulary word! "Avatar" ~sounds so much more interesting than profile pic or icon! Yes, she is my avatar!

    I agree about the teeter-totter, its the same with merry-go-rounds. I imagine cities are too afraid of lawsuits now days!

    Dawn

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  34. Hi Debbie,
    I very much enjoyed this charming post! All the beautiful kitties (breathing and otherwise) look very happy in your lovely home!

    Hope your weekend goes well!

    Bill

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  35. Awwww, I love your post today. the kitties are all friends by now. I can say purrfect. cause that's what they are. Lucky you. I want to see your new guest bedroom makeover with the kitty collage in a special place. BIG smile.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  36. Baby kitty is so darling! What a really cute frame. What a special blogger friend to put so much thought into your gift!

    I know what you mean about running out of wall space for plates! I do have some available wall space but my husband says no more plates on the walls! He's always afraid of knocking them off! Well....maybe I'll be able to sneak one or two here and there!

    Manuela

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  37. Hi Debbie, I came back to thank you for your sweet comment on my looong castle posts. I struggled with so many photos to share. You enjoying it is my reward for all the time it took to do those posts. BIG smile here.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  38. Hey and Cheers - those are treasures and I'm so glad that you won Shelia's give a way. Happy kitty and hope all is wonderful with you.
    Happy Twirls

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  39. Hello! Jumped over here from Shelia's blog!! What fun...we LOVE the name of your blog ~ we need to join your club...we've got way to many plates & can't stop ourselves :)
    Enjoy your gifts!
    Karla & Karrie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie