My TWO MARYS
& Birthday Fun
Sounds like a new tv show, doesn't it?!?
Yesterday was our granddaughter's 11th birthday, & we spent the day with her, helping her celebrate. Took her out to lunch, then back home to open gifts & have yummy birthday cake. She is growing into such a lovely young lady & we love her dearly & cherish all the time we have with her. We are so lucky to have her, our daughter, & my mother living in such close proximity to us.
Then upon returning home, I had a wonderful surprise! My sweet friend Mary from Isabella's Closet hosted a giveaway in honor of her 100th post & I was the lucky winner! She made me my fantastic new logo/banner!! Isn't it adorable? I just LOVE IT!! I have watched Mary's auctions on eBay & enjoyed her "Me" page there for well over a year. Imagine my surprise when I found out she had a blog! Girls, go to her auctions & her "Me" page & blog site to see some fantastic pictures of her home. You will fall in love with her unique style of decorating! Everything is simply exquisite! And she offers the best vintage items for sale, too. AND she is quite a designer of logos, too. It is great eye candy to just look at her auction templates to see all the pretty designs she uses. I'm thrilled with my new logo!! She is a true sweetheart & simply the kindest person you could ever hope to meet! Hugs & Kisses to you, Mary!!
My other sweet new friend Mary from Oh Merci had a package waiting for me on the porch when I got home yesterday. I had fallen in love with her little miniature chandeliers on her blog & asked her to make one for me & boy, did she deliver! If you know me or have read my blog at all, you well know that I have something of an addiction to pretty vintage lighting, so what could be more fitting than a mini-remembrance of said addiction?!?
I was not expecting the wonderful surprise awaiting me, tho, as she had handmade a wonderful surprise for me ~ the chandy came in its own little handmade treasure box!! An adorable little rose papered cylinder box with dainty doily lid & base, & sweet yellow dotted fabric bow tie! And so prettily packaged, too, along with the sweetest note. I must admit that I tore into it the minute I saw Mary's return address on the package, so I tried to re-create the presentation for pics later! Her packing job was much prettier, but in my excitement I ripped the tissue just a tad!! Actually, I'm sure the tissue was flying as I unwrapped!! Run over to her blog or Etsy store if you, too, can't live without one of these beauties or some of her other goodies!
My precious friend & PRH sister, Connie of Living Beautifully, sent me the most gorgeous sheet of her practice roses & leaves, too.I will get an appropriate frame & it will hang proudly in my home. I love it! Connie is kinda a "Jack" of all trades (she will like that I called her that ~ it's one of her favorite names ~ the name of her other half, her dear hubby Jack)! She has a wonderful website, Rose Porch Designs, full of beautiful pillows, sachets, totes, sugared ornaments, all sorts of goodies & pretty pictures. Check it out as she is always adding something new. She sews beautifully, decorates, creates wonderful logos & templates, sells on eBay, and has recently started painting divine roses! She shared some pics with us in one of the groups I'm in & I told her I wanted one of her practice sheets!! She zipped it right off to me, & now I will be able to say I knew her when she first started. This gal is going places. She is top-notch in all she strives for. Thanks, "Ethel" ~ Love, "Lucy"
These above mentioned things make me absolutely giddy, oh, what a wonderful day!
Did I mention that I do indeed have a blessed life!?!