And I was right! The box was filled with bubblewrap with this note on top:
Merry Christmas, Karla!eclectic violet tea set. My girls were just as charmed as I was.
Enclosed are three different tea cups with violets that I have collected for you! The collection was started when I briefly left my husband's hospital room for a break and visited a favorite thrift store nearby. There the snack plate with tea cup was spotted. A thought of you brightened my dreary day and the collecting began!
Tea for one is fun... but not as much as tea with three! So, I thought I would wait to send it until I had enough for you and your girls! Yesterday, I finally found the third one!
Enclosed are some homemade Buckeyes from the Buckeye State~ sweets from where you and your Sweeties first met!
I trust you had a wonderful Christmas that 2011 will be the best year yet!
Your Childhood Friend,