Thursday, July 14, 2011

Now we are two

...well, almost. My blog birthday is technically not until tomorrow. But being only two, my self-control is still developing, and I WANT TO PLAY NOW!!! In true hobbit fashion, it is my pleasure to give you a present on my birthday. And I hope the lucky recipient enjoys these little tokens pictured below.

I wanted these things to represent the spirit of Curious Acorn, and what you'll find when you visit here, and to thank you for the back-and-forths, humor, tears, prayers, and genuine friendships that have sprouted and grown during the last two years.

The little tile shown below comes from one of my favorite haunts - the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Its founder, Henry Mercer, realized that with the advance of the Industrial Revolution, the old ways of making things were being lost. He made it his mission to see that these skills and processes were not forgotten. I like that.

Along with the tile and stand, there is also a small Wyeth painting magnet, a carved squirrel, a vintage tea tin, and a silver acorn.



All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post (lurkers, this includes you, so if you've never commented before, don't be shy now). Deadline is Friday July 22rd at 11:59PM EST. Next week I will pick one name out of a hat, and then this little package will wing its way to you, wherever you are in the world!

41 comments:

Melissa said...

Just looking at the picture of these treasures brings a thrill of meaningful-beauty-pleasure! I honestly choke up to think of how you have blessed and nourished me in these two years. The world is more lovely and less lonely for many of us, I'm sure, because we know you're in it. Jesus bless you, richly, Jodi of the Curious Acorn Blog.

Jodi said...

OK, Melissa, you made me cry.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

ME ME! I want to win!
I guess I'm more like an orc or something.

anyway, Jodi, I can't believe it's been (almost) two years. I love coming here, you remind me to LIVE and live fully and beautifully. And, you are such a friend. I pray for you daily. You have been a great example to me, an example of a thankful prayer warrior with tons of wisdom. Keep blogging! Don't stop! It's really making a difference.

Hugs and Kisses!

amy said...

Um, yay, happy birthday my favorite jodi. can i just tell you how much i adore you? but i think you know that... which is probably why i'm planning this road trip... you know the one. okay, well... thank you for your friendship... it's as real as any.

monix said...

Happy birthday, Jodi and Curious Acorn. A visit to you in the morning always sets my day off well and I really value the friendship we have developed across the Pond.

Maureen

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

such a fun idea -- giving away gifts on your birthday! i gotta admit...i'd really like to receive. :)

em said...

Grattis på födelsedagen!
säger
Margaretha

Julie@One Penny Jumble Packet said...

Happy birthday, Curious Acorn! Here's to many more!

Love the photo of the little girl -- do you know who she is?

Leslie said...

happy birthday, dear hobbit! you are truly one of the most generous people i know, in heart and hand. i am blessed to call you "friend."

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Jodi, congratulations on the 2nd birthday of your blog. I feel that I've been reading you much longer that two years....The tile is wonderfully beautiful, and I collect squirrels. (Just watched one in my white mulberry tree the other day. He seemed to be enthusiastically eating mulberries but my eyes are not as young as they once were. I was surprised because I thought that crop was over. I would love to be in the hat for your prize!

Julia said...

Happy birthday to you! I love preserving craftsmanship. My mother still hand quilts and my father does wood working. The fruits of their labor are such treasures in our home.

It is a joy to stop here, Jodi. You celebrate life and beauty in such a lovely way. Whenever I see bees humming around the garden I think of you tending to yours, loving them. Blessings!

Joan said...

When you first told me about your idea to blog, I didn't really get it (What do they call those folk who don't keep up with technology?) I quickly saw the amazing fruit that it's born in you and in those you squirrel your nuts for- us your devoted readers!

Your photos have developed enormously (Take the shot of the borage in your recent post as an example!)All your pics are stunning in content, composition, and quality, and regularly receive a gasp from multiple family members.

You write and paint like a poet, and it's such a privilege to access (whoa- high tech) the overflow of the work and play of your creative soul.

Your "ordinary life", your common bush, which all here will agree is inspired by a rich and passionate love, does reflect His staggering beauty.

Thank you, Curious Acorn!

Alexis said...

Jodi,
I'm so glad I have your blog to read. You make me laugh, tear up, smile and mostly get all warm an fuzzy. I love your blog. You are a blessing.
Love, Alexis

Alexis said...

OH I ALMOST FORGOT!
Happy Birthday Curious Acorn:)

mountain mama said...

happy birthday :)

Olivia said...

A very Happy Birthday to your beautiful blog! Thank you for blessing us with your posts and comments. Your presents look delightful and properly hobbit-ish ~ lovely to have a fellow-hobbit in the world!

Kit said...

Jodi, I have no idea how I found your blog, but I have been so blessed by you since we met. I love your heart, your love for beauty and your God, and your heart for others. I'm so glad that I have the lovely nut garland you sent me last fall; as I told you at the time, your gesture truly felt like a hug from our Father.
Thanks for being real, for being an encourager and for showing such gracious, gentle love to your friends, both real and imaginary! Congrats on your second blogiversary!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I just found you from the Home and Heaven blog and how fun, you are having a giveaway! Happy Blog-versary to *you*!! :) thank you for your giveaway!

suzy said...

What beautiful treasures. They represent your beautiful blog perfectly :)
Congratulations on your blog's anniversary!!!

Cheryl said...

Happy anniversary and many happy returns (ie don't stop)! I love my visits to your blog. Always, always find something happy and interesting going on.

Pick me, pick me (jumping up and down with hand in the air - appropriate actions of a slightly younger blog). Is it just me or does the dachhund in the top photo not look real? That has to be a prop.

Kerrie said...

What lovely little gifts! Happy Blogiversary, Jodi! Your blog blesses me greatly. :)

Jodi said...

Julie, no, I don't know the child in the photo. Found the photo tucked into an old book.


Cheryl, to me the doggie did look real until I noticed he was on a stand, which made me wonder, "was this once a beloved pet that had been preserved, so to speak?" Eek! Then I quickly tried to think about pretty, shiny things instead. The photo is actually an old postcard, and the copperplate writing on the back is exquisite. It will be part of the give-away.

Amy said...

Oh goodness, you darling two-year-old, I should have guessed you'd have the best party favor ever! It's just so you. Thanks for this space and all its whimsical delight of art and depth and joy.

emily wierenga said...

happy happy birthday dear jodi! i love your beautiful haven here on the web... you share my artist-soul. xo

Ruth said...

Happy birthday Jodi! Your little gifts certainly do represent your dear site. A guardian of the past,a stewart of the present and a whimsical, joyful anticipation of the future!
Peace,
RuthV

ohangelina said...

jodi as always, so lovely. i truly love you and your ramblings :))
look at that beautiful bow in the hair, lovely postcard!!! xxxx

Nancy said...

Happy birthday Curious Acorn! I would comment here even if you weren't hosting a valuable prize giveaway cause I just love you. You're one of the realest real friends and I'm so thankful for the day I first clicked on your little icon. I do believe it was Divine Providence. Thanks for all your encouragement along the way.

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JODI AND CURIOUS ACORN! My creative heart has been inspired with each visit to this special place. And your friendship has blessed and encouraged me, Jodi. I am so glad to have found you. And I love Hobbits, too :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs. Jodi,
Happy 2nd birthday to Curious Acorn. I love your posts so much! They are great. I am looking foward to seeing you next week.
Mary Drennen

Linda said...

To tell you the truth, every post of yours is a unique little gift and all of who comment or lurk deeply appreciate them.

It's Just Dottie said...

Happy, Happy day!!!! Sorry I have not commented before,but I have been reading your post for a very long time. I am just a little shy.
Smiles. Dottie

Kat said...

A very happy bloggish birthday to one of my very most favorite blogs! Your blog is such a place of beauty and nourishment and encouragement, Jodi. Thank you for being here.

Quotidian Life said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Jodi! I'm so glad we met over pickled lemons and such. I have enjoyed the beauty and and wisdom you so generously share with me and all your readers. Thank you!

Rachel said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I have enjoyed learning not only baking, cooking and art ideas from you but also Spiritual encouragement and food for the soul! xo

Vicki Munn said...

happy blog bday! and why i am just getting here now - i dont know how i missed this post -gosh! lalala...
did you know that when i first started reading your blog way back in april of last year, that i went back even further to read your every post from the very beginning... tis true - i did :)
xoxo

Emily said...

Happy Happy Birthday :) I wish I could have second breakfast with you to celebrate.

Also, please tell the hat to pick me. I really like this give away.

Rayanne said...

Happy belated bloggy birthday!!!!
You know Jodi, you are one of my favorites, I love coming here...I know you are real, I know you love Jesus, we are FAMILY!! You have blessed me so here on your blog!!!!
Blessings dear friend!

Misty said...

well, well, well. happy un-birthday by now, since i'm late to the party!!! :) but truly, your space here is a retreat, an art show, and church all rolled into one. so glad to have ever found you.

Laura said...

Congratulations on the two years! Such beauty you extend here in this sweet space. The art you make gives this world a shiny luster. Thankful for the gifts you share.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday, Jodi! While these beauties would be heavenly to win, I feel as if I win every time I log on and see that you have a new post. I try to keep my on-line time to a minimum, therefore, I only read a few blogs. Curious Acorn has been a wonderful respite from the plethora of junk found on the world wide web....I thank you.

deb colarossi said...

well,
I don't have much to add to all of the well deserved beautiful blessings .
Lovin' on you is easy. I am drawn to you, the Light that shines just so. Gentle yet strong.

I am blessed to know you , Jodi.

giveaway or no.. your blog is sacred space.

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