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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Angel Friends

             What a special day yesterday was…..
                Laura came down to spend the day with our friend Paula.

                       Which meant that I got to see Laura finally after so many months.                                     
                         


           I wanted to make her something….
           something that would have special meaning
        to her.
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                I had been saving this flash card since I got it this summer in Brimfield.
               It was no big treasure and wasn’t exactly sure what I would do with it.
                A couple of days ago I started giving it more serious thought.
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               For anyone who follows Laura’s blog will know that
              this has been a trying year for her both with
                family and with leaving a long time career.
           She has stayed positive thru it all
                     and has touched our lives in more ways then I can count….
                  Sharing her passion for collecting since she was a small child.
                 she brings these things to life with the memories that many of us relate to.
         To many of us these antique bits are more then
            just old things
             …they are wrapped up with love and symbols of a time that we hold dear
           and that can’t be bought in any new BOX store!

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             I pray that the angels will guide you through the rest of what
                 life has in store for you.
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                     Christmas is about  friends and family. 
                       For some of us it’s about remembering the
                   families we also no longer have in our lives.
                 I miss my parents so much this time of year
              but I know they are there with me always.
            Watching over me.
  
          
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                                                        Wishing you all the best the season has to offer!
               I’m off to a Christmas party tonight.
               ….another long time tradition at our friends Ginny and Joe.
        …..and as usual we’re running late!!!!
                but I wanted to join Rebecca for her Birthday Blog Party.
            What a cutie!
             Happy Birthday Rebecca
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            And Merry Christmas to you all!
         

27 comments:

trash talk said...

Your music choice is perfect for this post. Yes...love is alive as long as there are people walking among us like you.
What a beautiful gift for a beautiful soul.
I miss my folks as well, but as a good friend recently said..."They're not in my past, but in my future."
Merry Christmas my friend.
Debbie

Chemin des Muguets said...

Holiday Greetings Carole,

Laura is a special light in the blog universe. I am certain she feels blessed and comforted by your friendship, and the beautiful keepsake you have created for her.

Love at Christmas,

Marjorie

Tammy said...

A beautiful gift!
Merry Christmas to you!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh dear Carole,
I was so touched by your beautiful and thoughtful gift and now this sweet tribute...
I do, indeed feel blessed to have you among my friends. You are one of the hardest working girls I know. Your artistic creations and amazing displays delight the eye and your generous and loving spirit brings joy to all who have the privilege to call you friend.
Thanks so much for being mine!
It is without a doubt that I am confident your Mom and Dad watch over you.
Merry Christmas and much love, Laura

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
This is such a sweet tribute to such a wonderful friend and great inspiration to all of us. You have made such a perfect gift and I know she will love it, it looks just like her blog... very cool.
You Carole are such a sweetheart and I am so honored to call you friend. Thank you for sharing my special day, wishing you a very blessed Christmas
Rebecca

Faded Charm said...

What a beautiful gift with such special meaning. I love everything about it and am sure she will also.

Best wishes this holiday season Carole.

Kathleen

MARY PERNULA said...

Merry Christmas Carole. Glad yo hear you had a wonderful visit with Laura. I hope Evi is doing well, sorry her back is giving her trouble. Your friend Paula's house is to die for, she reminds me alot like Evi. Take care. HUGS MARY

Jacqueline said...

Dear Carole,
Oh, what a lovely friend you are....what a wonderful present you made for dear Laura. She has cetainly had a year of change and difficulties and I know that your friendship must have helped her through it. It's wonderful to have such special friendships and I'm sure that you all help eaxh other from time to time.
Have the most special and magical Christmas Carole and maybe, just maybe , your mum and dad have met up with mine up there and are having a bit of a get together !! With special love to you and George for Christmas. XXXX

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi sweet Carole, What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Laura must have been thrilled and I'm sure you girls had a great time.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, your hubby and the cats!!!
Big Christmas hugs,
Julia
PS: I'm glad that I was able to comment. Cecil occupies the mouse and I can hardly move it :-). He loves to lie on the mousepad, LOL.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi sweet Carole, What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Laura must have been thrilled and I'm sure you girls had a great time.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, your hubby and the cats!!!
Big Christmas hugs,
Julia
PS: I'm glad that I was able to comment. Cecil occupies the mouse and I can hardly move it :-). He loves to lie on the mousepad, LOL.

slommler said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. She will love it I am sure.
Merry Christmas!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Zuzu said...

Such a beautiful gift! I'm sure she loved it!!!
Wishing you a merry week,
~ Zuzu

time worn interiors said...

Your gift for Laura is so thoughtful! Handmade gifts are alway better than something new! What a wonderful creation! Read about you day together over at Laura's blog! Have a Merry Christmas!
Theresa
aka:tot

Miss Sandy said...

What a precious tribute to friendship! I love your amazing piece of artwork too. She was surely blessed to receive both. Have a wonderful Christmas!

amy~ the gypsy chick said...

what a beautiful gift & i just know that she will cherish it always.
i wish you a very blessed christmas & a happy new year!
xoxxo
amy
p.s. i am having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by & enter! ;)

Christelle said...

C'est magique et magnifique à la fois ! Merci pour ce moment de rève et de romantisme !

erin said...

oh dear sweet carole, laura is so lucky to have a friend like you!!! your heartfelt handmade gift just warms my heart. your mom and dad raised you right........

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

What a lovely post for Laura and you made her such a sweet gift and she must be so happy to have your friendship.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and may you know peace, good health and contentment, in the coming year.

Hugs
Carolyn

Theresa said...

That turned out beautifully, I'm sure Laura loves it! I think the holidays do that to all of us, I miss my mom more than ever and my talks with her right now let her know that. My dad already left for warmer weather for the winter and so I miss not being able to go over and visit him for the holidays also. I hope you had fun at your Christmas gathering with your friends! My weekend was full of laughter with family as we said good by to my brother, those people really know how to make me laugh! merry, merry Christmas! Theresa xoxo

Sandy said...

Hello New Friend....
Your blog is beautiful...your gift was truely from your heart. I will be returning to visit you often. Please accept my invite to come and visit my blog as well.
Have a wonderful holiday and very Merry Christmas. xoso Sandy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a beautiful keepsake you made. I know Laura loves it! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I plan on spending a little more time here looking around.

Merry Christmas,
Judy

A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Carole ~ what a beautiful gift for Laura! I love each and every trinket on the front, all coming together to make a gorgeous treasure for her to cherish!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I read Laura's post today and saw the beautiful gift you had made her. So thoughtful. And how AWESOME your shop looks!!!!! She posted photos and it is gorgeous:) Wishing you and George a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011 filled with lots of love and happiness:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

gail said...

Hi Carole....Your shop is just beautiful! I've been enjoying Laura's pictures of your time together. You girls certainly sound like you have a wonderful time together and I love the area in which you live. Special friends in a special place-what more could you ask for?
thanks also for following me!
Merry Christmas,
gail

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady!!! Merry,Merry Christmas my sweet friend! x0x0

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Carole
I'm finally back to blogging and great to see you have posted!!! Wow.. what a clever artists you are.. This collage piece is simply wonderful.. and so special for Laura.. I'm sure she loved it!!! Leonardo's Leda is perhaps my favourite of his works!!! so beautiful!!!

I know what you mean by missing family at this time of year... but hope that you and George have a very special Christmas indeed!!! One filled with love and happiness... good laughs.. and lots of relaxation... Thanks so much for making my year brighter with your friendship and kindness and beautiful blog posts... I will certainly be thinking of you and George on Christmas day and wishing you well...

ciao ciao xxxx Julie...

Anne Marie said...

Hi Carole...that is so beautiful...both in sentiment and your hands....
just so pretty - and so "Laura" (lol)

I am sure she loved it!
xo+Christmas Blessings,
Anne Marie