Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Friends and Scottys

On our drive home Sweety and I were so very fortunate to stop in and meet in person my dear blog friend, Mary and her husband Bill. We had the best time. It was like we had known each other for years. Mary's house is so full of vintage treasures that I didn't know where to look first. She loves to collect the same types of antiques that I do and has a real knack for decorating. Her best attribute, however, is making her guests feel like a million dollars. Thank you Mary and Bill for a wonderful afternoon. I can't wait to come back there to visit again.

Miss Jean, Mary and Miss Maggie

I was just speechless when Mary gave me a welcome present. It's the little ceramic Scotty planter above. She said she has had it for quite a while and just felt like I should have it. I told you she was wonderful! The ribbon is organically hand dyed that Mary made herself. She is quiet the crafty lady!! She also had a gift for Sweety. A gift bag with bottled water, granola bars, candy and apples. What a great idea and one I will remember and use. I think we had most everything eaten by the time we got out of New Mexico.

I wanted you to see where my new little Scotty from Mary lives now. This is an area under our stairs in the living room. The small chair is needlepoint that I found at a consignment store and has a Scotty on it. The large chair has a Scotty on it (see previous picture) and was a gift from my sister. The cabinet is my first sewing machine. My son carved his girlfriends name on it when he was seven! See the little Scotty on the rug! Target people, or I should say, Tar-jay! It's one of my favorite little spots in our house.

Have a wonderful week!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh Jean what a sweet post you did on our time together! I knew that little scotty dog would be just perfect in your home!!

Can't wait for our next visit! We'll have to plan that day of shopping together!!

Had to redo my booth after you cleaned me out of so many dishes!LOL (THank you!!) Finally got around to doing that the other day (a snow day now less!!)

bee blessed

ChaChaneen said...

Aw, how cute you too beautiful ladies look! And such a lovely giftie too, you lucky gal! I lurve your corner arrangement of collectibles you've got there, looks very sweet!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a sweet post - and a sweet friend. I have that same Scottie planter - it will never have a plant in it though unless it's an artificial one - I have the proverbial "brown thumb".

And such a nice little nook under your stairs - those chairs with their needlepoint seats are fab!

Here's hoping that one day I'll be on the list of bloggers that you have met face to face.


Michele McLaughlin said...

What a lovely nook under your stairs!!! I love the idea of using a planter for lace storage, great idea Mary! Sounds like a wonderful visit!!! :)

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to meet a blogger in real life. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. And I love your little Scotty hideout!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a sweet gift! It looks like you and Maggie had a wonderful time on vacation.

fiberdoodles said...

Oh how exciting to meet a blogging friend. It looks as if you had a wonderful time and what an adorable gift! It looks just perfect and right at home. Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Mary is such a sweetheart!!!! I am so glad that you had the chance to meet up with her and spend a memorable day together.

You little scottie corner is wonderful! Love all your treasures!