Friday, August 26, 2011

Grainsacks and The Most Generous Blogger: Andrea at Town and Prairie

I know already dedicated a post to Andrea at Town and Prairie a couple weeks ago, but I have to do it again. I don't know what else I can do to say "thank you." I was almost in shock when I opened the package she sent to me. She is ridiculously generous. You forget that people out there like her exist. They do crazy things for people they've never met out of pure kindness. So Andrea, my new BBFF, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here it is everyone. The most amazing package I've ever received in the mail.

Such a pretty handmade card. Look at all those details. An aged recipe for crust top apple pie and beautiful gold embellishments. "LB" for Lovely Beasts and "TP" for Town and Prairie. I think she's not too fond of her initials, but I think they're hilarious! And memorable! 

Anyways, the card and sack are lovely right? That's just a very small portion of the actual package. I'm serious. Are you ready?

Um. What? WHAT? I saw her post a picture of one grainsack from her neighbor's farm and I emailed her to go back and get it for herself. And then I mentioned if there were more, get me one and I'd buy it from her and pay shipping. She responded happily that she'd go get them and send them to me, no charge. I was already blown away by her generosity at this point. So I was expecting one really cool grainsack. Then she emailed me again and used the word "grainsacks." So I figured, maybe she'll send me two. No, not two. Not three. Not even close. She sent me twelve. 12!!!!!!!!!

I know, I know. I don't know how or why I deserve this either.

And here are some close-ups of the sacks. Andrea warned me that they were a little beastly with stains and holes, but I was expecting much worse. These were and are amazing. The Funk Farms and Ful-O-Pep are my absolute favorites.

UNREAL. I've been wanting grainsacks forever, and now I have 12. Andrea even washed them for me. I'm guessing they almost destroyed her machines, but when I opened each sack they smelled like fresh laundry detergent. Again, I don't think I deserve this. But I'm very thankful to have met someone as kind as Andrea.

Please PLEASE go visit Andrea's blog Town and Prairie. Leave her a comment about these amazing grainsacks, the fact that her blog's initials are "TP", or really just say anything! She has a great blog with gorgeous furniture, and is a wonderful new friend to have.

By the way, this made me really laugh and then gag. Here's a close up of the ingredients printed on the Lay-A-Lot sack.

Blood Meal? Hahaha...ew.

Love the Beasts...and Town and Prairie,


  1. How cool is that???!?!?! That's a great pkg to receive!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

  2. Beautiful photography, Em. I love the drawer organizer. Hope you have fun! :D andrea @ townandprairie

  3. What a blessing your friend is to you! I am glad you got such a lovely surprise, you deserve it.I hope you enjoy your grain sacks for many years to come and that they bring you joy every time you look at them. x