Tokens of Friendship

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!

I thought this Friday I would show you some gifts I recently received from a couple of friends.

First, my friend Melissa (Hi Melissa!), came for a visit. We had a wonderful time together, even though it was just for a short afternoon. She came bearing gifts - and I loved each one of them.

First was some small plates with snowmen on them. I really really like snow men and she knows it. I have enjoyed using the plates for small little snacks in the evening.

She also sent me some hot chocolate. Except this not your everyday hot chocolate - it is WHITE chocolate hot chocolate. I love the container that it came in and will keep it for my snowmen collection.
She also sent me this adorable snow man. I think he looks like a marshmallow that has melted into a snowman. What do you think? He now has a loving home and fits in well with his other snowmen friends here!
Melissa also sent me some small cookie cutters. She thought they would go along with my collection. I could not believe that she found a small little mitten to match my big one. I love each one of these little things!!

My other gift that I wanted to share with you is a clock. We recently had dinner with a couple that we have come to know quite well with the ministry here. As we get ready to leave and head out on the road with the new ministry, they wanted to give us something to remind us of them. A clock seemed the perfect gift from them - as it represents the time that we have spent together. I will cherish it and the memories of our friendship.

It is such a blessing to have friends with whom we can share life. I am so thankful for the many friends God has brought into my life.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend.



ellen b. said...

I love your snowmen. I'm really drawn to snowmen myself. The gift of that clock is so precious. Blessings.

Lana G! said...

The snowmen are adorable! I love square plates!

Mica Garbarino said...

what a nice gift to bring.. something useful that you will remember for years to come. very lovely !!


Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhh, I LOVE all the gifts you received. A great friend to have thought of you for the season...wonderful.

A super show n tell

nannykim said...

White chocolate cocoa? Well--what does it taste like? I wonder if it is sweeter since white chocolate is sweeter. The snowmen are so cheerful!!

nannykim said...

Oh--and what ministry do you have?

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing not only these wonderful gifts with us but your two wonderful friends. I've never even heard of White Hot Chocolate!! Sounds devine.

Barbara H. said...

What cute things! Love the snowman plate and canister for hot chocolate!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Anonymous said...

I love your snowmen. I love snowmen too and I collect them. Thanks for sharing.

Persuaded said...

What a sweet friend to gift you with things that are tuned to your special interests! Thanks for sharing:-)

Becky K. said...

The clock is a very meaningful gift...pretty too. How special.

The other lovelies are very pretty and wonderful for this time of the year.

What thoughtful friends you have.

Becky K.

Anita said...

Oh Jane, how blessed you are to get all those wonderful gifts from your dear friends!

I would love to have a coup of that how WHITE chocolate with you! The box that came along with it is wonderful, too!

Have a great Friday and best wishes from Germany,

Tammy said...

I love the snowman tin- so vintage looking and adorable!

And the clock you received as a going-away gifts is absolutely beautiful!

You are truly blessed with wonderful friends!

Mammy said...

Merry Christmas. I love your snowman theme. You are blessed!

Mary said...

All of your gifts are beautiful! I especially love the white hot chocolate snowman tin. How unique.

Thank you for sharing.

PEA said...

You did indeed receive some wonderful items from your friend...everything is so precious! And the clock is also beautiful and I love the thought behind it, about spending time together! xo

Sondra said...

What a great gift! All the little things that you love. I have never had white chocolate hot chocolate. Sound yummy :)

Shelli Hawkins said...

That Melissa has great taste in gifts and has great taste in friends!!


Anonymous said...

I am soooo glad that you enjoyed the snowmen! When I saw them at the store, they had your name written all over them! :)

I had such a wonderful time visiting with you! I appreciate your friendship (and your family) more than you will ever know. I miss you bunches!


Becky said...

You have nice friends who give lovely gifts. I too think those plates are special. I'm a snowman fan myself, in the deep south where we do not get snow. Go figure.

Kelli said...

What wonderful gifts, Jane! The snowmen are too cute!


jendi said...

What nice gifts! The plates are probably my favorite, although the cookie cutters are nice too.

I agree that the snowman does look like a melted marshmallow.

Have a great weekend!

Mommy said...

I *LOVE* the snowman plates. They are sooo cute. And the hot chocolate looks sooo yummy! I have never had White Hot Chocolate. White Chocolate is my favorite anyway, it would be wonderful to have hot chocolate with it.

Thanks for sharing!