Wednesday, August 5, 2009

busy as a beehive cottage bee

I have a hunch that you may already know Maryjane from The Beehive Cottage. She is the most inspiring, energetic, warm and generous sweetie. Did I mention busy? Maryjane has 11 grandchildren, a vintage trailer for fly fishing trips and she even makes her own laundry detergent!

If all of this didn't keep her busy enough, Maryjane has just started a 2nd blog named in honor of her mother and grandmothers. It's called SweetSassySadieLee and will feature recipes, crafts, homemaking skills, home d├Ęcor and more! There's also a 2nd Etsy shop with the same name!

The photos included in this post are gifts I just received from busy bee Maryjane. She knows I love the banners that she makes and sells in her Etsy shops and asked me what kind I would like. I chose a birthday banner and it is so full of beautiful detail. She also surprised me with a bag of her sweetly scented homemade laundry detergent (!) and adorably stamped envelopes! I just love that little Maryjane, I call her my Fairyblogmother.

Okay, now while my boys are busy playing I am going to attempt some blog-hopping!



Unknown said...

Your gifts from Maryjane are lovely! She's a talented and generous soul!

Anonymous said...

Very Sweet! Those stamped envelopes are very cute!
Erin :)

VA Boutique said...

Aahh so lovely.

Roberta said...

Elyse! Such sweet gifts and a great trip to the Cape! Lorraine was at Ruffles and Rose in Chatham when I stopped by on Monday. She is a sweetie and her linens...oh my! I missed Lizzie though so I'm glad to read your post on her shop. Lovely!!! I'll have to happily head out on the fabulous route 6A again.
xo Roberta

Connie said...

You always have the most delightful photos, chickee! I love visiting with you.

Lori said...

Elyse, what a wonderful package from MaryJane...that banner is just so pretty...and the extra goodies are oh~so~sweet!!!

aimee said...

how sweet of her to send you such a thoughtful gift. mmmmm fresh laundry.

Unknown said...

Awww!! I love this post Elyse! The banner is sooo cute and Homemade detergent?? That rocks! I bet it smells really good too! I will have to go and check out her shop and new blog! Thank you for letting us know :) You are so sweet!

Sandi said...

Those items are so lovely Elyse! I will have to check out the Etsy store too!
Have a wonderful day.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse!

You are making me! You are so very welcome my dear. I had fun making it for you. You are a sweetheart and have touched my heart forever! Thank you for all the sweet goodies you are always sending me!

Maryjane xox
Your Fairyblogmother!

Sharon said...

I will stop over to her blogs and say hi, thanks for leading me to her. As I have said before I love coming to visit your lovely cottage and will be back soon. Sharon K

Anonymous said...

So glad you blogged about Maryjane today- I haven't had the pleasure of seeing her blogs and so now have 2 new blogs to follow! My follow list is getting so long - so many talented ladies out there!

Enjoy your pretties!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What wonderful gifts from Maryjane! They are lovely.

tabitha said...

:) @ fairyblogmother!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love Maryjane's laundry detergent, got the recipe from her blog and made a batch right away. I love it.
♥ Rebecca

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What an inspiring busy bee!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! I have added your name to my give away...
hope you are having a happy day.
xoxo Lidy

{oc cottage} said...

Ooooooooooooh la la! How adorable!

m ^..^

Unknown said...

Hello! Thanks for popping over to my blog!! Yours is lovely! I could just rest my eyes here for some sweet serenity.

I'm actually off to the Cape this week. Heading to Chatham, one of my favorite areas. Can't wait. Your pics made me very excited.

Hope you stop by to say hi again soon.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

How sweet, I'm going to check out her blog

Stephenie said...

Love the gifts from Maryjane..I'll have to check out the new blog... Thanks for sharing.. Hope all is well...

debi said...

Oh, how pretty! Thanks for the link to that beautiful blog, I've bookmarked it.
I finally sent your package yesterday (Thursday), I'm sorry I was sooo slow.

Anonymous said...

A busy - ans sound like an amazing woman! Wow indeed.

The banner is so cute Elyse!


Jen Kershner said...

How wonderful for you! There is nothing quite like getting a new treasure in the mail!

Cottage Flair said...

What a beautiful banner. Homemade laundry detergent? sounds wonderful.

Amy C said...

such sweet and beautiful things - and I love your photos too.
p.s. I have an award for you on my bloggy blog!

Laura said...

I love the quilt that's shown in the last picture with Mary Jane's envelopes, I think. Could you tell me where I could find one like it? Thanks!