Thursday, October 4, 2007

A Gift!




I have only been blogging since the beginning of September, but I am constantly amazed at all the warm, wonderful and generous people I have met!



I first met Cindy, of My Romantic Home, on the HGTV website, Rate My Space. Hers was the first blog I ever saw. I immediately read all of her posts (practically in one sitting!) and loved everything there -- the photos, the stories, the friendly atmosphere. She inspired me to start visiting thrift stores, and encouraged me to think about starting my own blog. Her beautiful home is a constant inspiration!






Recently I wrote about some antique store finds, including a green tole tray. Cindy was kind enough to offer me a similar one that she had "sitting in the back of her closet." It arrived here yesterday, beautifully wrapped in yellow tissue paper, tied with a sweet daisy ribbon.






It's beautiful, Cindy! Thank you so much!

21 comments:

  1. Very lovely! You're right, Cindy is a very sweet lady. The trays look terrific in your stylish kitchen!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

    http://jacarandacottage.blogspot.com/

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  2. How sweet! Cindys blog was one of my first too and so amazing! She inspired me to blog too. Now there are so many beautiful blogs out there, yours being one of them! that I spend far too much time every day visiting everyones house:>)

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  3. Good Morning
    Lovely blog and gift!
    Do you mind my asking what kind of counter top that is? It is beautiful!!
    Heddy

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  4. Cindy is a very sweet and tremendously talented woman! Those two trays look fantastic in you kitchen.

    Manuela

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  5. How lovely! It looks perfect in your kitchen too. I love the wonderful friendships that develop here in blogland! Have a happy day! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

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  6. Dear Heddy, in response to your question: the countertops are soapstone. And thanks, everyone, for your kind comments!
    Mary

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  7. Oh! That kitchen is soooo lovely! The trays make a nice addition.

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  8. What a beautiful tray (and kind gift) ~ looks perfect in your kitchen.

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  9. Wow...that's a terrific tray to go along with your other terrific tray. I so love the color of both. What a kind and generous thing for Cindy to do for a fella blogger. I have a feeling she would make a wonderful "in real life" friend. These trays look so good in your pretty kitchen.
    ~bj

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  10. Isn't is amazing how great bloggers are! It's a wonderful community to belong to.

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  11. I'm so glad you got it! It looks great with your other one! Wow, it was so nice reading all those wonderful comments... what a great little "community" we have!

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  12. The tray is beautiful. It's so nice to know that someone you admire is reading your blog.

    Love,
    Julie

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  13. Cindy is such a beautiful lady both inside and out. You both have glorious homes and share elegance, great style and a gift for creating a warm and ever so special nest.
    I think the tray looks perfect and it is even sweeter because it came from a friend.
    You are both ladies I admire and from whom I find inspiration.

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  14. I have that EXACT same tole tray but mine is powder blue!!!! Don't you LOVE IT!!!! I will have to post all my tole some time soon. How truly blessed you are to have a friend like Cindy!
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  15. I agree. I have met some of the nicest people here in blog land. Your tray is beautiful, what a sweet and generous gift. I love how you have your trays displayed:)
    Rhonda

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  16. How sweet of Cindy! It looks so pretty in your kitchen. She is a very special lady and was one of my first blog finds as well.

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  17. Love Cindy and her blog...and it is amazing how well those two trays go together!
    Penny

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  18. Cindys blog was my first. I had never heard of blogging. i met her on HGTV also.Im so addicted now. I was always a thrifter though. The tray looks wonderful

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  19. You are right! She is so talented...so many cute touches! The tray looks beautiful in your home!

    blessings, kari and kijsa

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  20. Cindy is wonderful isn't she?

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  21. Guess I shoulda read more before I commented.... LOL

    Rue :)

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