My "little" girl (18yrs and 4" taller than me!) made this beautiful crystal necklace for me in all my favorite colors...pink, pearl, silver and crystal. It SPARKLES!
My "big" girl (27yrs and 4" SHORTER than me...) made me this beautiful clock to hang in the cottage! She hand painted it from a photo of our Pondicherry Cottage. Isn't it perfect?
Here is the cottage, an old photo before we even had the porch redone:
And here is a close-up of the clock:
Didn't she do a great job?! She had to paint "around the tree" in the front yard to get the entire house in. It looks exactly like the real thing!
I've got one more special gift to show you. A sweet new friend, that is a regular at my thrift store, gifted me with a garage-sale-find. She said that when she saw it she knew it would go PERFECTLY in my house...and it DOES!
Look at this pretty little thing! Pink and rosey, it fits "just right" at my bedside. You are a SWEETHEART, Glennette! Thank you!
I think she said she paid a whopping $2 for it! That makes me love it even more!
Okay, just one more thing...I stopped at a yardsale on Fri and they were just setting up. "The sale really starts tomorrow, but you can look. Just ask if you don't see a price."
There were people digging through everything! With each item I picked up, the lady would say,"That's a quarter." She'd look at her friend and say "We are NOT taking this stuff home!"
I don't think I've ever been to a sale where "Early Birds" were encouraged!
I got a couple of really cute summer tops, some old Disney videos, an antique parasol and the tree skirt pictured below...
Now you are either gonna HATE it or LOVE it. I LOVE it and it will go under my tree next year. A few felt pieces are missing but easy enough for me to replace.
But it's the sequins and the ric-rac that I go GA-GA for! This picture doesn't do it justice. Click on it for a larger view. It really glitters! I also got an antique wash stand for a buck, but that will have to go in another post.
Happy Mexican Mother's Day today! ('specially to mi mama y mi hermanas!)