My Friday Finds today are long overdue. Marilyn at The Cutest Cottage Lamps had a give-away in June. She makes the most fantastic lampshades. Her designs and the way she puts fabrics together amaze me.
I entered her drawing and I won. I could hardly believe it when she emailed to tell me that a package would soon be on its way to me. Just a few days later it was here.I could hardly wait to open it. Just inside was the sweetest note from Marilyn.Before I read it I knew it would be special just by her choice of stationery. What a dear letter. From her heart to mine.But that was only the beginning. When I started to unwrap what was inside I could hardly catch my breath. I stood here saying, 'Oh - oh- oh'. It was all I could say. The lampshade was more beautiful than I imagined. Her workmanship is exquisite and the way she put it all together is incredible. It's just perfect!Then I unwrapped the sweet little lamp. Oh my! I absolutely fell in love with it. I really hoped to win this lamp because the little people represent parts of my life. It's so 'ME'. I took a few years of violin lessons when I was young and the violin is still very dear to my heart. And the old-fashioned girl in a pretty dress. Flowers in her hand. It just captures my fancy. It's so romantic!When I put them together, I stood back and smiled. A lot!What a wonderful treasure from a dear blog friend. Marilyn and I hope to meet one of these days soon. She lives in my state. Not too far from family. When we meet I know there will be hugs and smiles. When we do I promise to share our time together with you.
Thank you, dear Marilyn. Words can't express what my heart feels every time I look at this sweet lamp that is a reminder of you.
You will see where this little lamp has found a home when I finish the redo of my office/sewing room. Hopefully that won't be long. It will get done. One step at a time.