Monday, January 25, 2010

A Big Smile from a Warm Heart

I know I have said this before, but sometimes you come across someone online/fellow artists/in blogland who touches you.... you feel as though if you had met in real life, you would be soulmates! They seem to know your thoughts, and feelings, and you in turn understand things they might be going through, thoughts they may have, problems they might encounter. I have met some amazingly warm and talented people in this art endeavor of mine, and one of them is Marie Marshall of SantAngeloDesigns. We met in the Vintage Style Mixed Media/Collage/assemblage thread at the forum of Etsy (please, if anyone is interested in joining such a warm, casual, inspirational small group of like minded artists, I urge you to inquire for more info). Over the course of a year or so, we have confided in , shared with, compared about, complained to and in general gotten to know each other through our many many things in common. Life has thrown each of us, as it has everyone, stress, drama, heartache, disappointments and pressures but this group of women has been there for each other through thick and thin, celebrate each others accomplishments and to pick each other up when one is down. Marie, out of the goodness of her heart put together this amazing package, and secretively sent it to me. Today when I opened the mailbox, imagine my surprise and confusion when I started inspecting layer upon layer of vintage treasures! She is a sneak, for sure.... and it is one of the most thoughtful things someone has done for me in quite a while. Marie, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.....




                                  The package before I began to unpeel layer after layer of goods


This little linen bag of lavender scented up the whole package.  I knew before I even opened it that there was lavender inside!


This is the prettiest old doily.... Marie, how did you know I love old lace doilies?


She also knows I love old bottles....


Marie lives in Florida, so she wanted to send the ocean to me...


The most adorable little tin sign letters.  I can't wait to use these at my art shows!


Wonderful old portrait frames


This book..... wow, I love old books, and this one will have a special display spot.

All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better surprise, or a better art friend than Marie.


8 comments:

Linda Hardy said...

Awe, that is the sweetest thing Carol. The Queen Bee Book is priceless! Marie, you are an Angel, but I always knew that we had angels in our group, so I'm not surprised one bit.

I just love all of you so much, and this is why! XXXXXXX

Linda a/k/a mamapainter

Sant Angelo Designs said...

Those difficult moments come to us all every now and then. It has been my pleasure getting to know you, Carol. Your delight is mine.

ArtSnark said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures here! You are both such wonderful people - it has been a pleasure visiting with you

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Carol, such beautiful treasures!!!! Marie is an angel and knows what you love! It's amazing the goodness here in the land of blog ~ xxoo, Dawn

whyte said...

What a morning you've both given me! The kindness will be felt beyond Michigan and Florida, thanks to both of you....for giving and sharing!

ECLECTICMIXUP said...

A gift truly from the heart. What a wonderful thoughtful gesture Marie. Perfect timing too. Love this group, so encouraging and QueenBe you couldn't have said it better. Thank you for sharing and caring!

Kathy said...

I agree with Pat, so sweet. And please know that I am drooling over that doily... all I am saying! lol You both are wonderful women and I am honored to call you my friends.

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

What a wonderful package to receive! I just love those letters...and the doily too. Aren't online friends some of the bestest?!