Monday, March 23, 2009

Studious Bust and Gifts from Laurie

It's Tuesday, time for 2nd Time Around Tuesday so its time to show your 2nd hand treasures. Hey, that's an alliteration!
Diane of sponsors this fun event so be sure you visit her blog, check out her treasure and then visit everybody else on her list of participants. For today, I would like to show you the studious bust that I won on Ebay. I really love her and I think she looks perfect above our file cabinet in the home office. Three of the books that she is sitting on are also old, they are 2nd time around Dr. Doolittle books that dh have been collecting for our granddaughter. I think the red one is a first edition.
Isn't she pretty?

Thank you Diane, for hosting this fun event!

Tuesday is also time for Three or More Tuesday, hosted by Tam at Let's go visit her and all the other participants!
Last week, I was so excited to see a package by our front door. I was even more excited when I found out it was from my good friend, Laurie of She was thanking me for allowing her to feature my dining room on her blog. I think it should be the other way around and I should be the one to thank her. I got even more excited when I opened the box and found 3 very pretty items. Aren't these just the prettiest things you have ever seen? Just look at that bird! I can't wait to put a fresh flower on her back. And the dish cloth with a crown. I will feel like a queen using that for sure! And isn't the handle and the green jewel on the cheese knife so precious?
Thank you so much, Laurie, for the presents! I just LOVE them!!!!
soooo sweet! Love you too, Laurie!

Thanks for visiting me once again. Now, let's go check out the others!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Christine,
Love the ebay find!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Cynthia said...

Oh what cool things you got from Laurie. Isn't she the best! Cindy

Chandy said...

Christine, I am itching to see your home the more I see your collections. You have such an eye for beautiful things!

bj said...

I love your Ebay win...she is beautiful.
The gifts from Laurie were nice, too.
Happy Day, bj

Bo said...

Hi Christine...Your eBay girl is so adorable that you need to name her! LOL...and how about that Laurie...she is such a bright spot here in Blogland...her gifts to you are wonderful! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I like anything to do with reading; the bust is just perfect.

Congratulations on the goodies from Laurie. She was generous.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Don't ya just love eBay?

Nice gifts too! Lucky girl!

Justine :o )

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

The lady bust is beautiful. Oh and books. That's a wonderful gift for your grandchildren :-)

Cute gifts too!

ann said...

That bust is gorgeous.I don't think I've ever sen here.And I love the idea of dh collecting the books for gk's.That Laurie,here she goes again.It's she just the nicest thing?...Ann

"Blossom" said...

Yes, I love to sit on the back porch and watch the humming birds.
It will not be long. I put my feeders out last of April. Thank you for stopping by this morning.
I am glad I stopped over here to look at your second hand items.

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Your bust is adorable-what a find!

Happy To Be said...

GM Christine...Now don't let Vanna see that bust or she'll be there with her BIG purse..and is that Laurie not the best ever...May you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda C said...

Great ebay find! And your gifts are great too! Now I need to go see pics of your home:)

Happy TOMT!

Linda C

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! I love that pretty! I have that same red Dr. Dolittle book! I loved those books when I was little! Isn't that Laurie a sweetie? Such wonderful goodies! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

ellen b said...

That's a great bust and the gifts you got are fun. Happy 3 or more to you!

jeanne said...

Hello Christine, you are a lucky girl. I love your girl sitting on the books. The books are great too. Your gifts are all so nice. The cheese knife is gorgeous. Enjoy them all.


Marie said...

Luv the pretty bust...very angelic! Looks like you got cool gifts there...curious about what the crown thing is next to the letter opener?

Susan said...

Shopping with you would be dangerous! You know how much I love what you buy!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love your bust. I need a bust. lol. And Laurie is so sweet to send you gifts.

skoots1mom said...

love the sweet! thx 4 sharing!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

L is just spreading the love everywhere these days, so nice. I love her handwriting too. I have never had pretty handwriting... I hope to see your garden photos soon...

marty39 said...

Christine, your new bust is just precious. She really does have a pretty face. I also really like the Dr. Doolittle books. What a great treasure for the grandchildren. Your gifts from Laurie are so nice. She is one sweet lady, and your Dining room is just stunning. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...


Came to visit for TOMT and was happy to find your bust! Hee Hee! She is just beautiful and lucky you for winning her! Everytime I come to your blog I vow to check out ebay. By the way, what is the bust made out of?

Your gifts from Laurie are so cute & thoughtful. What a sweetheart she is. Sorry I missed her post on your dining room.

Have a great week!


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love that sweet little bust, Christine! And Miss Laurie is a doll! What a huge heart she has...that's why we love her! Beautiful gifts! Susan

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I must start searching out items on Ebay again. That bust is just awesome! It looks so "rich"!

What nice, nice things Laurie sent to you. Isn't Blogland a great place to be?

Thanks for your visit to 47th Street today! :)


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christine, that bust is just the sweetest thing! Everybody has a bust except me! I've been saying that since I was a teenager!!! You girls are just way too kind. I'm trying to thank you and Laura, and ya'll turn around and give me a lovely thanks on your blogs! Ya'll sure make it hard to say thank you! laurie

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