Just In Time!

wizardnmOctober 19, 2006

The suitcases are in the car, we are ready to take off for a week and just as I was gathering up last minute things, the mail person pulled into the driveway. Fifteen minutes later and we would have been gone..... The computer was shut down and disconnected from the cable....

My swap package from Tricia is here!

The first thing I opened, is a cookbook titled "Saltwater Foodways" by Sandy Oliver, pub. by Mystic Seaport Museum. I cracked open the cover far enough to see that is even autographed, I'll be reading this in the car! Tricia mentioned in her note that it is more history of recipes than recipes....I'm going to love it!

It was wrapped up in a Mystic Pizza T-Shirt!

My 'Handmade' present is from Bennington Pottery. It is a set of two covered bowls on a matching platter. It's just gorgeous and fits my colors and look perfect! I will really, really enjoy using it.

In Tricia's note she said that I should be expecting my local present to arrive on Halloween, since I'm on vacation and need to be home for sure when it arrives....I can hardly wait.

Tricia, I hope you were able to take a picture of the beautiful pottery and the book. I am so glad I was still here to recieve this box...Thank You soooo very much!

I'll try to get to another computer while on vaca, but it probably won't be until tomorrow night.

Nancy

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ziporion

What a great send off to your vacation, and the added bonus of a cookbook to read en route! And a nice comfy t-shirt to wear is an added bonus!

Catherine

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 1:10PM
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dedtired

How ingenious to wrap a gift in a t-shirt and what a good way to sneak in an extra gift.

I was at Mystic Seaport a few weeks ago and had a great time in the gift shop. What a perfect place to shop for "local." The cookbook sounds ideal

Can't wait for the pix.

Pam

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 1:14PM
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chase_gw

How wonderful a package before you go on vacation and another when you return! Can't wait to see the pottery.

Have a great vacation, travel well and travel safe.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 1:40PM
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doucanoe

Wow, talk about perfect timing! I can't wait to see the pictures, I love pottery! And some interesting reading amterial for the trip to boot! Awesome!

And the suspense mounts for the Halloween delivery....

Linda

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 2:04PM
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shaun

Wow that *was* perfect timing!!!! Great gifts!
Enjoy your vacation Nancy, can't wait to see what comes in the Halloween delivery!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 2:06PM
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goldgirl

I love the t-shirt wrapping - how clever! Can't wait to see photos!!!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 4:24PM
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robinkateb

Sounds like a wonderful start with the suspense of what will come next. great job Tricia. nancy enjoy your goodies and your vacation.

Robin

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 4:30PM
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ann_t

Wow, Tricia's timing couldn't have been better.

Tricia sent me the photos to post.

Beautifullly wrapped

The pottery is lovely. And you have to look closely because the set is almost the exact colour of Tricia's beautiful antique cupboard.

And Nancy how nice that you will have something else to look forward to after you return from your vacation.

Hope you and Kim have a wonderful relaxing time together.

Ann

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 4:31PM
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triciae

Whew, big sigh...

I've been on pins & needles all day hoping, hoping, hoping the mailman wouldn't get stuck in his route...

Nancy, you are a difficult women to tie down! Were it not for Ann, I'd of been in trouble for sure...

Tricia

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 4:46PM
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homesforsale

You are right! The bowls are perfect for your home:) I like the Tshirt wrapping also:)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 5:36PM
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Carol Schmertzler Siegel

The pottery is beautiful! Great timing, and really nice going, Tricia! What a great package! Enjoy it all, Nancy! Have a safe trip!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 5:45PM
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teresa_nc7

What a nice package, Tricia! Love the bowls and I know Nancy is glad to have a new cookbook to read in the car.

Have a safe, enjoyable trip, Nancy and Kim!
Teresa

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 5:54PM
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Bizzo

Wow, Tricia, you rock! I've seen that Saltwater Foodways book in the gift shop and it looks great. I did a bunch of my last swap shopping in the Seaport Giftshop! That pottery is indeed beautiful! I can't wait to hear/see the "local."

Good job, and great timing for Nancy!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 5:55PM
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sheshebop

I am glad you got your package before you left, Nancy. And the pottery is perfect for you since you have such an eclectic collection of it. Nice job, Tricia. Can't wait to see the Halloween package!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 6:03PM
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chancesmom

Isn't the timing with these swaps amazing, now you have something to read while away Nancy! That pottery set is really nice and I can think of a lots of uses for the pieces! Nice gifts Tricia....and still more on the way.

Have a nice vacation Nancy, thanks for bringing us up do date on your way out of town!

janet

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 6:22PM
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terri_pacnw

Wow..love that pottery!
Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 6:46PM
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lori316

You couldn't have timed it more perfect, Tricia. You're making me want to take a drive to Mystic! Very creative wraping.

Great package. I especially love the bowls.

Have a safe trip, Nancy & Kim!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 6:58PM
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Gina_W

That T-shirt was sneaky (and clever!)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 7:05PM
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debbie814

Nancy, I am as excited as you are about the gift you will receive on Halloween. The pottery is just beautiful, and I'm sure you will love reading the cookbook. Enjoy your trip.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 7:24PM
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kent4489

Nancy, I love those gifts! Great timing too. Have a great vacation!
Tricia, Great job!

Jayne

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 7:30PM
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maggie2094

What beautiful pottery. Great choices, Tricia...ooohhh and there is more? How fun for you, Nancy!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 8:10PM
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sally2_gw

What beautiful pottery, and how nice to have a good cookbook to read while traveling. Such creative giftwrap, too. I never would have thought of wrapping a give in a t-shirt. Great idea.

Sally

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 8:47PM
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lynnalexandra

Holy, Moly! What great gifts. An autographed cookbook. Wonderful pottery. And you were so craft - sneaking in extras by wrapping in a tee-shirt and getting a pottery set with 3 pieces. And one more to come. Very clever! And, Nancy, how fortunate for you. Enjoy them and enjoy your vacation.

Lynn.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 10:20PM
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craftyrn

Beautiful pottery ! And that sounds like a fun cookbook-- should be interesting reading .

Very nice choices Tricia --

Have a pleasant trip Nancy & Kim.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 10:41PM
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colo_lady

Serendipitous, for sure, for you to still be there as the package is delivered! But I'm certain that package was left at the wrong house. So, Nancy, now I have to wait for you to return before you can get them to me? The bowls match my house perfectly - Tricia, how DID you know? And the cookbook and shirt are also unique and wonderful. How thoughtful! Now how do we fix this and get those things to Colorado...? (mine, mine, mine...!)

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 12:44AM
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netla

The pottery jars are lovely and the cookbook sounds interesting.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 4:50AM
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traceys

I love pottery and wouldn't mind having that at my house. I'm glad you didn't miss the mailman Nancy. I hope you have a nice vacation. It's nice that you have something to look forward to when you return.

Tricia, You are sneaky wrapping in a shirt:-) You put together a great package. I can't wait for the rest.

Tracey

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 2:12PM
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dgkritch

Wow! Gorgeous!

(and for me, that's pretty speechless!)

The pottery bowls almost look like wood. Yeah, they'd fit right in at my house too! (grin).
Deanna

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 2:53PM
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annie1992

Nancy, that pottery is just right for your house, I can easily see you using them for dips or condiments, maybe sour cream and cheese for chili or salsa and guacamole for chips.

Plus a new book to read enroute, the timing is perfect.

Enjoy your package and travel safely, both you and Kim.

Annie

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 3:02PM
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jessyf

Well, it had to happen sooner or later (more than three tings, LOL) but wow, what a package! Can't wait to see the Halloween one...or should I hide?

Nice loot, Tricia!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 6:23PM
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catlover

I love those pottery colors. I am waiting to hear a cookbook review! What great timing. Adele

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 6:31PM
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dlundin

Nice catch! Hope you have a great vacation, Nancy, and catch up on reading your new cookbook. Great package, Tricia.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 7:10PM
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weed30

Lovely bowls and lucky you to have another goodie coming! An autographed cookbook? Very cool. Nice job, Tricia.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 9:39AM
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triciae

Weeelllll, guess I was sneaky with the T-shirt. But, my nickname is "Triple T" (which stands for Terrible Trouble Tricia!) lol I'm quiet, shy, and nobody ever knows exactly what I'll do next...and trouble just seems to follow me.

Got tell something about that tee. I have a choice of Mystic Pizza tees. The one I finally decided on to wrap Nancy's present and then...the one I really wanted to get but was too chicken.

Mystic Pizza has two mottos...one for the tourists and one for the locals. I got Nancy the tourist version...it says, "A Little Slice of Heaven, Mystic Pizza". The local tee says, "Have You Had A Hot Piece Recently? Mystic Pizza"

You have to ask for the latter and they have to know you...otherwise, they say, "Sorry, this is a family restaurant!" :)

Since this was my first swap, I decided I'd better be a good girl. :(

Tricia

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 10:08AM
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wizardnm

I have just a quick moment, we are in Mt Vernon Ohioand meeting friends for lunch.

Tricia, the 'Hot Piece" T-Shirt would have worked also. no doubt about it!

Again, I really love the pottery and while I've not much time to get into the cookbook yet, I did bring it with me and am anxious to start reading.

Nancy

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 11:03AM
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granjan

I'm discovering way too many interesting cookbooks with this swap. What a great cover! And the pottery is lovely.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 11:56AM
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lakeguy35

Very nice package you have there Nancy! I really like that pottery too, it would look great in my place. LOL Way to go Tricia..... and there's more to come?! Y'all enjoy the rest of your vacation!

David

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 12:58PM
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brenda55

I love that pottery. The cookbook with history has to be a winner, too. Hope you are enjoying your vacation, Nice, very nice, Tricia.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 9:50PM
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Virginia7074

Great package, Tricia. The pottery is lovely and the cookbook looks like it'll be fun read, with good recipes, too. Enjoy it, Nancy. (And now I'm wondering why I never seem to think of novel wrapping ideas like that cute t-shirt??)

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 10:58PM
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msrevise

I love those pottery jars, and what an interesting cookbook--can't wait to hear more about it! Love the idea of a T-shirt as gift wrap--that was sneaky... Great selections, tricia!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 11:57PM
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finally

LOL on the local T-Shirt Tricia. DH would love it. The pottery is very lovely and look like it fits in perfectly in its new home. What a fun cookbook too. The history behind the food is often as fun as the food is. Enjoy Nancy, and have a safe trip.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2006 at 3:53AM
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stacy3

oooh boy - I love love that pottery!

And the book is autographed!! wow!

I can't wait to see what the last thing is!!!!!!

Great job, Tricia!

Stacy

    Bookmark   October 23, 2006 at 9:14AM
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andi_2006

Very nice package and clever "wrapping", Tricia! I love those bowls!! The cookbook looks very interesting. Nancy, I can't wait to hear about #3!!! Hope you are having a fantastic vaca.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2006 at 9:36AM
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lsr2002

How perfect to receive your package just as you were leaving. The pottery is lovely and the book looks intriguing. If anyone deserves "A Little Slice of Heaven", you do Nancy. Hope you and Kim have a great vacation.

Lee

    Bookmark   October 24, 2006 at 9:59PM
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lindainct

The pottery bowls and tray are lovely and look perfect in your home, the cookbook a great read AND you get to enjoy the anticipation of one more package. Lucky you.
Linda

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 12:58AM
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riverrat1

Oh oh oh, this is a nice package. The pottery fits in perfectly!

Great job!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 3:57PM
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publickman

I love the covered bowls - unfortunately, I don't have any:(. I'm always improvising covers for bowl to keep things hot, and I would love to have matching covers that fit! It looks like the colors are perfect.

Hope we get to see a pic of you in the T-shirt! The book sounds like good reading also.

Great selections!

Lars

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 2:25PM
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momto4kids

Great pottery. I love the tee shirt as wrapping paper! I like to read cookbooks like regular books, so yours sounds like a good read! And there's more to come? Wow!

Great job Tricia!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2006 at 10:22PM
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trixietx

The pottery bowls are beautiful and just the right size to get lots of use. Share some recipes from the cookbook!

Can't wait to see you Halloween surprise! How exciting.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2006 at 8:23AM
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blueiris24

Love the t shirt idea -- the package is really nice. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 10:52PM
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