Monday, April 7, 2014

I Bought A Lighthouse!

Last week my sweetheart and I went away for a few days.  Our travels took us to a place where we lived many years ago - a favorite place of mine.  We spent time with family who recently moved near there.  One day we travelled a few miles from their home to show them where we lived so long ago.  One of the special things I couldn’t wait to see again was my favorite lighthouse.   It’s on the Southern Oregon Coast – very close to the home where we lived back then.  The Umpqua River Lighthouse, just across the Coquille River from Bandon, Oregon, is definitely my favorite.LighthouseOur current bathroom is decorated with beach decor.  Many years ago I saw a little replica of this lighthouse that had a light inside.  Since then I’ve dreamed of having one in my bathroom.  I knew it would be the perfect nightlight!  I’ve looked everywhere on the Oregon Coast to find one and, finally, right there - in a little shop in Bandon - I found exactly what I was looking for.  So, I bought a lighthouse!  It came home with me and now it sits on a special jewelry box my father-in-law made many years ago.Lighthouse Nightlight The light shines bright at night and lights up the room.Nighlight At NightI smile every time I walk into the bathroom and see this little lighthouse.  It’s a nice reminder of times past and our recent trip to the beach. 

15 comments:

  1. How adorable, and how wonderful that you were able to find the very lighthouse you love so much! I admit, you had me worried for a moment. I was prepared to think were the most out of control impulse shopper ever! lol

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  2. Oh, how I love things that make us smile and have good memories...so good for our soul. So glad you found this little cutie..

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  3. How fun that you found the lighthouse you were searching for!

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  4. Oh that is beautiful. Love the night picture. I love to pick up things on my trips that bring that smile back everytime I see it!

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  5. I thought you really 'bought' a light house. funny. I really like your 'lighted house'. good job.

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  6. A cute momento of your special place!

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  7. Love your precious lighthouse! How sweet to find the one you wanted. I know that it will bring you much joy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Oh, I love that light! I know you enjoyed that trip. :)

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  9. Hi! I just came across your blog via Pinterest. Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing you at Debbi Dow's in May.

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  10. I love it when I find the perfect thing for a certain spot! blessings, marlene

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  11. Oh, it is perfect and so wonderful that you finally found it :)

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  12. You had me there with the title. I'm thinking to myself, "Oh my gosh, how wonderful!" I read a novel one time about someone living in a lighthouse. I was smitten! I love your little one, it is the next best thing to the real thing. Have a blessed Mother's Day and give your sweet mum a hug from me.

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