I didn’t know when I started blogging last February just how y’all would become near & dear to me & such a part of my life. I have met some of the nicest, most wonderful women since I began this great adventure called blogging. I really had no idea what I was getting into & have been so pleasantly surprised to see the relationships I’ve formed grow & blossom in such a short time. Y’all really bless my socks off, as the saying goes! I only hope I can “pay it forward” and be a blessing to others along the way. Blessings come along sometimes when you least expect them.
On Monday, I went out to get the mail & had 2 packages awaiting me! I knew they were coming, but had really been busy & forgot about them. A little jolt of giddiness came over me as I opened the packages to see what was inside…almost like Christmas. They weren’t a complete surprise, but then they were! Debra at The Bunnies Bungalow, had told me when I posted my new creamware collection that she had a Martha Stewart pitcher that was mine if I wanted it. Of course I did, I emailed her back! She was going to get it ready & send it out to me, so imagine my complete surprise when I opened the box & found not only the pitcher, but 5 other beautiful pieces of creamware from Debra! We talked on the phone a couple of weeks ago & it was so much fun actually talking to someone that I’ve interacted with for several years. Debra & I have been part of a decorating board for a long time, so that’s how we first met. Thank you, Debra, for your overwhelming generosity! As you all can see, I’ve already picked up another shelf (1/2 price from Hobby Lobby), for the other side of the buffet & now thanks to Debra, it’s almost full. Two of those on the shelves came from last week’s yardsales, so you can see that I’m going to have those shelves full in no time! Debra & I have a lot in common…our love of traditional decor, bunnies & gardening. She is a joy to know.
Another dear lady that I met just since I started blogging is Manuela, at The Feathered Nest. She lives in Atlanta (not far from my hometown) and how funny that I moved to Birmingham & then met her. She is such a doll & I have really enjoyed getting to know her through her blog & reading all about her decorating, gardening, doggie & inspiration pics. Manuela asked me if I’d be interested in a book that she had that she wanted to pass along to me, Nell Hill’s Christmas! Well, of course I wanted it! I was lucky enough to find one Nell Hill book at a yardsale & just know that the Christmas version will be just as wonderful. She even threw in some wonderful decorating magazines that I can’t wait to sit down & browse. I don’t buy a lot of magazines & have 2 subscriptions only, so I will thoroughly enjoy these. Thank you so much, Manuela, for your giving spirit. I will cherish this book too!
So, you all really don’t know how much fun I am having with this thing called blogging & how much of a joy you all are to me! I so much enjoy reading all your comments & seeing all of you stop by. I’m just amazed sometimes at how much this has grown & how many of you do stop by out of your busy lives to come & visit me. I just want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You so much”! I try very hard to go around & visit your blogs as much as I possibly can & I hope you all understand when I don’t get by as often as I’d like. Thank you for your friendships. I really enjoy sharing with all of you.
I love your new creamware. I especially like the dark paint you use to really show off your collection. How nice to have a friend sharing the Martha Stewart line with you!!! I love her line, but have never splurged on any of it, so I can truely appreciate how wonderful it would be to receive a piece as a gift.
The Decorated House says
Those are wonderful! What kind and sweet ladies Manuela and Debra are to share these with you.
Happy Birthday to your dad! Seems like I “know” him after all these years.
[email protected]'est Chouette says
Rhoda~ before I starting enjoying this online community ~ I collected nothing~ oh there was lots of stuff in my house but nothing that could be called a collection. I am so inspired by your displays. I have also started a creamware collection~ I have 2 peices~ and an ironstone collection~ but it must be crackled and crazed! I love vivisting you blog~ it is just like veiwing my favorite magazine. ~best~S