Friday, October 5, 2018

Big Ships and Small Ships

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. ~Author Unknown


Yesterday, I received two beautiful cards from friends, one near and one far.

I absolutely love this by the sea card sent to me all the way from Cornwall, UK from my friend Barbara!
I just want to step into the scene and walk along the shore.  Perhaps visit a few of the shops pictured.  So beautiful! Thank you, Barbara.

I also received a card from my friend Ruleen. I do so love all things Willow Tree. My husband has bought me various Willow Tree figurines for birthdays and such. There is something just so simple yet beautiful about them. Thank you, Ruleen.

What a delight to receive not one but two cards from friends. I enjoy sending cards and receiving them too! If you'd like to join in on exchanging cards, you can message me via the Contact Me widget at the top of the blog or email me at bylanternlight@yahoo.com.

18 comments:

  1. That was very quick! It is such a pretty series of cards and all very Cornish!

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    1. It is so pretty that I am going to look for a frame for it. ♥

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  2. It is always a treat to find some REAL mail in your mailbox. Both cards are lovely.

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  3. How wonderful! You bless so many with your beautiful cards too! It's fun to have penpals! I know I need to be a better one though! Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, I need to do a better job too. My goal for the new year is to send at least one card a week. Hugs!

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  4. Love that first quote!
    Beautiful cards, and very nice friends near and far to think of you and send off cards to cheer your day.

    ~K.

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  5. How wonderful, it's so nice to receive a card in the mail. It seems anymore people respond via text or social media that the art of writing and sending a card to someone is becoming less and less. I'm happy to know it's still alive and well. I really like the quote about ships I'll have to remember that one!
    Have a great day!
    Saimi

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    1. Saimi, thank you for visiting and commenting! Yes, the art of writing needs to be revived!

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  6. Hi Gina!

    I love getting cards in the mail, and some of my favorite have been from you! What beautiful cards and sweet friends! Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. You are very welcome, Barb! hugs and love back to you!

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  7. Hello dear friend, your cards are so lovely, I too enjoy sending and receiving card, though lately I have been somewhat negligent in this, to which I plan to remedy. I too have been neglecting my blog as well. Oh my where does time go! Thank your visiting and taking the time to leave a sweet comment.
    Just as we are getting thing cleaned I understand we might be getting a tropical depression this weekend, where oh where is fall???
    I am off to read some more of your previous post, trying to catch up.
    Hugs from me to you.
    Sue

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    1. Sue, thank you. Yes, round 2 of storms is headed our way. It looks like it is heading straight to Charlotte. Let's hope the winds don't follow the rain (or precede them!)

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    1. Connie, I love the watercolored look to them!

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  9. Such beautiful cards to receive in the mail! It is always so lovely to receive the cards in the mail! I'm blessed to have been a recipient of your gorgeous cards too. I agree that both cards are frame-worthy! I hang my cards in a special place in my office so I can see them and continue to be inspired and blessed. Hoping that you are not in the crosshairs of this next hurricane! Blessings and hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I like to place the cards I receive on the fireplace mantel. I can see them from the kitchen, from the living room, and from the entryway!

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859