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Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Love From Germany

When Russ brought the mail in he was carrying a package and said
"I didn't know you were expecting anything from Germany".
I wasn't, but knew immediately that it must be from my wonderfully thoughtful friend Birgit!
I wasted no time opening what I knew would be a heap of awesome treasures!!!

An ornately decorated handmade card featuring Fluby and Rosey!



A box of delicious genuine German marzipan. Fluby and Rosey are even on the label!


A 2020 calendar featuring monthly photos of Birgit's incredible flower garden presented by Fluby and Rosey. Just look at August's hydrangeas! So beautiful!



There were also four containers filled with tiny treasures...


The first box had a note that said "We're magical vegetables looking for a place in a shop run by a very friendly witch". Of course they meant Fiona the friendly witch and the Autumn's Pantry shop! They are absolutely charming additions to the gang and when introductions were made this morning all became fast friends! What incredible characters they are, and what a talented maker they have! Just look at those mushrooms!!!


The next tiny box had a note and a gift that reveal just how thoughtful and generous our friend Birgit really is! So long ago I had mentioned wanting a radio for the Storybook Cottage kitchen, and she remembered! And she sent this perfect little Playmobile radio! A tiny boom box in a tiny box! It comes apart so that each of the features can be painted individual colors. I can't wait to paint it to match the kitchen! Yippee!


And when I opened this box I squealed! Three tiny perfect snowman ornaments! A gift for the Sweet Christmas Cottage's tree!!! Will you look at those tiny carrot noses?!? The scarves?!? These are just too precious! Thank you, Birgit!!! I can't wait to have a minute to play later so I can get them on the tree!


And in the last box - what a bonanza!!! There are tiny wonderful things to use as decor pieces and so many beads and baubles to make things with! Those gingerbread guys are definitely joining the snowman in the Christmas cottage!!! The little horse! The green clock! The happy duck! The succulent in a mug! So much fun!!!


It was such a wonderful surprise to receive these gifts of love from my lovely friend Birgit! Thank you so much, Birgit! Your thoughtfulness has made my day and I love having treasures made by your creative hands in my dollhouses!

I'd be really surprised if any of you did not know who Birgit is or already follow her magical blog BiWuBĂ€ren on the Blog. She makes the most incredible tiny bears, and two of them, Fluby and Rosey, write for Birgit regularly about the happenings in Birgits tiny world. There are so many wonderful things to see and so many delightful characters who make regular appearances. If you haven't already, I highly recommend you head over and read her blog from cover to cover! You'll be delighted with her wit, amazed by her creativity and charmed by all her little friends!

Thanks again dear Birgit! You are truly a treasure!

xo xo,
Jodi

41 comments:

  1. Oh Jodi, so many lovely and thoughtful gifts of your blogfriend, Birgit, enjoy of it!! I also think that 'our' Birgit is someone very special, and in the blogworld she's very well known of her humor, kindness and thoughtfullnes, she is a very kind woman.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Jodi!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Ilona you know her kindness all too well and I think in that respect you are just like Birgit! And you are incredibly talented and creative just as she is. And you have an amazing and entertaining blog like she does. Hey! Are you two really twins? Blog sisters from a different mister? LOL!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family, too, Ilona! Hugs!

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  2. Merry Christmas! What lovely little gifts!

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    1. So thoughtful and the kindness made my day! Merry Christmas to you, Sheila! 💗

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  3. bonitos regalos, disfrĂștalos, feliz navidad

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    1. Gracias carmen! ¡Realmente los atesorarĂ©! ¡Feliz Navidad para ti y tu dulce familia tambiĂ©n!

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  4. Se ve con los regalos que te ha enviado Birgit que te ha mimado , disfrĂștalos pues son preciosos.Feliz Navidad para ti y todos los tuyos.Besos:-)

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    1. Ella realmente me colmĂł de amor, ¿verdad Rosa MarĂ­a? ¡Tan generoso y encantador!
      Que tengas una muy feliz Navidad querida señora!

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  5. Those are such thoughtful perfect gifts for all your projects! So many great things! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. They truly are! Birgit is a keeper and we are all so lucky to have her in our community and to enjoy her many talents!
      Have a wonderful Christmas with the family, Kathy! I hope you get some great minis to further your projects! And please share them with us!

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  6. Dear Jodi, you described Birgit so well. She is indeed everything you wrote about her and it is a privilege to be her friend. The gifts are precious. It's so wonderful that you already know where they'll be displayed and be seen and enjoyed.
    A Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Hugs,
    Drora

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    1. Thank you dear Drora! Birgit is a special person and I feel the same way about you! You are also a treasure!
      I hope your Hanukkah celebrations have been and continue to be a special time for you, your family and loved ones! Big hugs!

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  7. I am sure that those truly lovely gifts alone will make your Christmas one of the best ever. So kind of Birgit and so personal and thoughtful; a true mini friend. Just a Merry Christmas from me but meant as a 'gift'

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    1. Just having someone think you are worthy of their time and love is enough to make my soul sing! And your Christmas Wishes are so meaningful, too! Your friendship is the most precious gift I could ask for Marilyn! Hope you have a splendid Christmas with your family and that precious little grandson!

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  8. Wonderful gift's, Merry Christmas!

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  9. Unos maravillosos regalos. DisfrĂștalos mucho.
    Feliz navidad

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    1. Gracias Eloisa! ¡Te deseo una muy feliz Navidad tambiĂ©n!

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  10. Jodi,realmente ha sido un gran dĂ­a! Birgit sabe como mimar y regalar aquello que nos hace felices,espero que disfrutes tan amorosos regalos!
    Que pases una maravillosa navidad!
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias pilar! ¡Es tan especial ser pensado de una manera tan personal y amorosa! Birgit es enviado del cielo!
      ¡Que tengan una muy feliz Navidad!

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  11. Hi Jodi! I too have been on the receiving end of Birgit's Amazing generosity and my post will not be too far behind yours!
    Enjoy your new goodies just as I am now enjoying mine! đŸ€©
    Merry Christmas! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Oh Yeah! I am so glad you got some Birgit love and goodies, too!!!

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  12. Jodi, speaking of amazing gifts, I just found your blog yesterday and every entry is like opening a new present. Thank you so much for sharing both your miniature and full size worlds with us. Merry Christmas! Barb

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    1. Thank you Barb! It is lovely to have you here and so nice to know you enjoy the blog! Hope you had very Merry Christmas, too!

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  13. Dear Jodi, I am so glad you have a chance to enjoy Birgit's amazing creativity up close and personally! LOL! Those gifts are so lovely and will fit so well in your projects! As you know, I can speak from experience about the amazing creations of Birgit's! I have a Whole Gang of her Beary's to help me with my Life! LOL! I hope you have a Blessed Christmas with your loved ones! :):):)

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    1. Thanks miss Betsy! I hope your Christmas was blessed, as well! It was a super quiet one here which was really strange compared to normal. Mom and dad stayed in AZ, daughter and her fiance are in Belize and son and his fiance stopped by for a couple hours to have dinner and visit. My brother was a good friend to a recently separated friend and had Christmas with him and my nephew was with his new wife and her family. Strange times and until there are new little ones in the family, I fear it will be our new normal. :O(

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  14. Oh my… in the beginning I was thinking "I really should have a look at this Birgit's blog"... but when you mentioned and showed Fluby and Rosey it occured to me that you wer talking about me... *blush* Thank you for your very kind and lovely words… and I'm glad that I've been able to send a little joy to your home.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Birgit

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    1. If you're not careful we're all going to assign you the title of Joy Fairy pretty soon, lol! You make so many happy with your thoughtfulness and make us all feel loved! You're a brilliant light that shines in every corner of our world dear Birgit! Bless you!

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  15. I just came from Studio by Elizabeth who shared her treasures by Brigit the I followed your link to Brigit. She makes cheerfulness happen and what a gift that is and then to pass it on to her friends, that's pretty special. I love the little radio.Merry Christmas, Jodi.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Ann! Birgit is a delight and I am so happy that you have discovered her magical blog!

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  16. Son muy bonitos todos los regalos.
    ¡Feliz Navidad!

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    1. Tan cierto Isabel! ¡Gracias y espero que hayan tenido una Feliz Navidad tambiĂ©n!

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  17. Wonderful gifts froma lovely friend, Birgit.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year 2020!

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  18. Always nice to see your blog,
    wishing you all the best for 2020!
    groetjes van Marijke

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    1. Thanks Marijke! Happy New Year to you, as well!

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  19. What a delightful surprise package! The pumpkins are perfect for Autumn's Pantry, and that retro radio! I have the covets. ;-) Wishing you a joyous and mini-filled 2020!

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    1. Thanks Deb! I wish a happy and mini filled 2020 for you, as well!

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  20. Awww this is so sweet I love how they truly are picked out with you in mind. :)

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    1. She is so thoughtful in spite of having a list as long as Santa! People like her (and you) make the world a happy place! Happy New Year!

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  21. What a wonderful gift, full of delicious little things! *____*

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