Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I have met so many wonderful friends through my blog
you all mean so much to me
I wish I could meet each of you in person

What does it mean to have a friend?
Simply everything

thank you Maria for the sweet tea cozy
thank you Molly for the adorable pot holders

Always give without remembering
Always receive without forgetting.


Catherine said...

A lovely tea cozy? Now tea just can't get any better than that!! Except if you have some cookies with it of course... ;)

Hope you are having a Happy week Koralee!
xo Catherine

Silver Strands said...

Sweet tribute to your sweet friends!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh, you are loved. I just adore those vintage inspired hot pads! I am so glad I started blogging and making blog friends - I think you are a sweetheart! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

That dressed up teapot is STUPENDOUS!!! Your creativity is an endless source of joy. I could never thank you enough for all the smiles you've brought to my face. (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

This quote is going on the chalkboard...I just love it! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Bring Pretty Back said...

Koralee- You kmnow what they say - to have a friend - you have to be a friend.. and that you are.
Hasve a pretty day!

Unknown said...

Beautiful gifts you've received!

tinajo said...

That´s so sweet - friendship is truly a wonderful thing! :-)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Koralee...I am back after my Summer 'siesta' and it is lovely to be here again ...Such pretty photographs as always my friend...Wouldn't it be great to share a pot of tea?.....I will think of you as I pour my first cup of the day!
Susan x

It's me said...

That is great !!...friends forever.....love from me...xxx...

The Moerks said...

Gorgeous gifts and your photos are wonderful.You have made me smile.

Anna at the Doll House said...

What an unusual and pretty tea-cosy and such sweet words about friendship: I'm so glad I started blogging.


flowersandhome said...

What a beautiful quote at the end of your post and.... although it's not a warm autumn colour... love your blue pumpkins ;-)

liz said...

How happy you must feel. They are gorgeous gifts. Liz xx

lilybets said...

I have met one gorgeus friend in Spain,she is from Italy,like me,and when she were together it was like we were friends by many years.We were in touch by Internet for for years before,it wasn't different than to be real friend.It's a rare thing,but it happens.Wher friendship is true,it happens.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That is a marvelous quote my sweet Koralee, and that TEA COZY IS JUST DARLING! Now I need one like that which allows the spout to stick out, because I drink LOTS OF TEA!

Well my dearest, it is Wednesday and let there be joy in our school day. THANK YOU FOR COMING and inviting me for a cuppa! BIG GIANT HUGE AND LOVING HUGS TO YOU TODAY! Anita

Becky said...

Goodmorning koralee! Lovely gifts oh so pretty.The tea cozy is just adorable.

Friends are special indeed.Have a lovely day!

Lisa Graham said...

Very sweet post. Make me want to go and give my closest friend a big bear hug. : )

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful gifts in the name of friendship! Love that "Unknown" quote as well.

GwendolynKay said...

I treasure the sweet friendships I have made her in blogland. Your's included.
Hugs and Blessings~

Palomasea said...


That is a beautiful quote. These gifts are lovely, but of course the loveliest, most precious gifts are the friendships. What a blessing that blogland can bring kindred spirits together!
Have a wonderful day!
- Irina :)

andrea creates said...

how sweet!these are great gifts :)

Unknown said...

Awww that's the cutest teapot ever! :)

Unknown said...

Lovely gifts!!!!! Elegant!!!
Much joy to you, sweet Koralee!

GardenOfDaisies said...

So pretty!! Yes, friends make everything sweeter.

Amber said...

simply darling.

Rosie said...

Hello Sweet Girl,
Oh my, I have been away for ever so long...my mom is quite ill, so will probably be gone for a bit longer. :(
HEY! heard you had the HAPPY privilege to visit our girl Anita...OH HOW perfectly WONDERFUL!!!
I am not feeling to well myself, so am not in the store to much :( ...but would LOVE to have tea :)
I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH! See you soon. Hugs Rosie

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

You received such beautiful presents from your blogfriends. They are very 'you' :-)!

Lovely words too! Very true!

Happy day,

Madelief xox

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I raise my cup of evening tea to yo this moment *^*
Weekend is around the corner again, I feel like flying above the weekdays. Cannot stop them, they just fly by. Anyways, your uplifting posts to me are little moments of calmness and reflection while sipping my cup of tea. I am so so soooo happy to have get to 'know' you.
Lots of love for a cheery rest of your Thursday Koralee xxxx

Ruth Yoder said...

this is the first tea cozy i have ever seen! how awesome! i love it.
Hope you are well! I just hung out with my friend today, and it felt great!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Your site is just beautiful...with such a "feel good" appeal to it. I'm SO HAPPY Anita has told me all about you.. and I can see why she just adores you.
Warmest regards~
Lisa Moran
Bilancia Designs

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh what you are able to do with all that creativity God poured into your heart and soul!
The photos are beautiful!

I'm so glad you are enjoying the cozy! I love mine ♥ It keeps my tea cozy, but when I look at it, somehow, I feel cozy too {smiling}
The crocheted potholders go perfectly with the cozy! Molly has her mother's eye for perfect matches!

Between school and "the kitchen," my days have been so full. I've been at the computer less than usual...It was a real JOY tonight to see such a sweet post, Koralee! I am so blessed to find such dear friendship across the miles ♥
God bless you always,

Maria said...

ps... ooops! smiling again! Molly @ Birdie Blue Blue!

{not mother/daughter, but birds of a feather ;o)

Lulu and Co. said...

Beautiful! friendships are such a gift and a blessing

Privet and Holly said...

Wish we were having tea!
What sweet gifts. Blogging
friends are treasures, indeed.
xx Suzanne

Olivia said...

What a darling tea cozy! So nice to meet you!

Gem said...

Hi Koralee
Just come across your stunning blog thanks to Anita at Castles and Crowns.
You take stunning photos and are very inspiring.
x x

Cindy said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! catching up on your pretty blog today! love the blue pumpkins!

Virginia said...

I just popped in to say hello. Anita sent me. I think she's right, your blog is delicious! :) I'll be back often, and as I leave, you don't mind if I help myself to a few of those pink macarons on the sidebar, now do you?

fernandflora said...

Aw. What a lovely post. So glad to have met you friend, even though I've been a terrible blogging friend lately. Life has been well, a bit crazy, so I'm sorry I haven't been saying hello as often! Hopefully, that will change soon... xo

Marilyn Miller said...

Love seeing the tea cozy and pot holders. Did Maria make the cozy for you? It looks like my sewing pattern that I sell. Now wouldn't that be funny if it was made from my pattern. Very pretty!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What a sweet warm blankie for your teapot! A most lovely post, as usual.

A friend is such a treasured blessin' a person can have.

God bless and have a terrific Thursday sweetie!!! :o)

Susan said...

So very sweet, the tea cozy and the sentiment... but I must confess I like the idea of drinking tea much more than actually drinking the tea itself. Although I enjoy an occasional "Sleepytime Tea," I LOVE coffee!...just black, no sugar, from Dunkin Donuts! But that doesn't sound nearly as romantic as drinking tea from a cozy-covered teapot now does it?!
Hope your week has been wonderful, my friend! The week-end is almost here. Off to a wedding after school tomorrow. I love weddings and all the details!

Karena said...

Lovely Loralee, conveying the warmth and generosity of friendship.


Art by Karena

Sue said...

Bloggers are such generous people. Your gifts are beautiful and the pictures...fabulous!

malia said...

thank YOU for being such a kind and sweet friend! xo malia