Monday, April 4, 2011

A Special Treat

The chance to meet and spend time with a blog friend is such a special treat. Last week I got to meet another blog friend. Her words and photos always inspire me and I couldn't wait to meet her. Not long after we met I knew what I had sensed every time I read her blog - we are truly kindred spirits. It was wonderful, and we had such a good time together. I only wish it could have lasted longer. Or, that she lived closer to me so we could do this often!

Last week Mary of Mary’s Meanderings (and her hubby) passed through my area on their way to a conference. We had arranged to meet, have lunch together and then make a trip to Camas Antiques – a favorite place to shop with friends. If you’re ever in my area I would love to take you there.


What fun we had together! We discovered so many wonderful things and enjoyed browsing together. These vintage gas lanterns captured my imagination. (Hmmm, wonder if I need one of these in a certain little, vintage trailer?) These lanterns have been ‘electrified’. Little bulbs under the mantels give off a soft glow.


This old lantern would make a great night light. In the background you can see a little light that was made from a vintage grater.


There were a lot of things to see in a short time but we tried to see it all! I liked this cute lamp made from an old coffee pot. And the wicker thermos and the cute birdhouse made from recycled wood caught my eye.


Time went too fast and it wasn’t long before we had to goodbye. While we were together we exchanged gifts – gifts given from the heart of one friend to another. Mary’s gifts to me were so sweet. Chosen just for me!

I love this little pillow – it hangs where I can see it often every day. It reminds me how I should answer when I hear God’s voice!


Mary knows that I love pretty plates and she chose this one for me.


Memories of the time I spent with Mary and her hubby will stay with me forever. It was a day that blessed me in ways I never thought possible. The bond of friendship was formed in our hearts and I’m so thankful for every moment we had together.

(Tomorrow I will show you something special I bought that day at Camas Antiques!)


  1. What a wonderful blessing! God bringing you your blog friends through your home area to meet. What asuper blessing
    Love reading how the Lord blesses you.

  2. I have met Mary a couple of times and she is the sweetest and happiest person. I know you had a great time!!

  3. How wonderful you and Mary got to meet each other!

    I loved seeing all the lamps. Those Coleman lanterns, electrified...neat idea. I wonder if we can find one for J's "lodge".

  4. THAT is a special treat...Mary is such a sweetheart!

  5. Camas Antiques is so special. Love the lanterns and look forward to seeing what you found. What a lovely day with another blogging friend.

  6. Just got home from the trip this evening and am trying to wind down and catch up on a few of my blogging friends!! Adrienne it was such a blast to meet you- such a blessing and so fun to know we are forever friends now! HMMM wonder if there will be antiquing in Heaven??

    Your canisters are just perfect in their new home!!

    Did you get your fun camper home yet? I can't wait to see it!
    We had so much fun with you and getting to see Oregon and Washington even with all the rain! I think it rained the whole time with the exception of Sunday. We went on an 8mile hike with Bill's cousin after church and God closed the skies for us the entire time! About the time we reached the car it started raining again!!

    Looking forward to seeing you and your trailer pull up our way sometime!!

    bee blessed

    ps- I look like a wet dog in that picture! Oh yea I was wet!


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