Thursday, December 21, 2006

thank you, Mary!

Yesterday out of the blue I got a call from Mary, the artist who painted my antique rocker, and also a few other things in my house. You may recall that I met Mary through my mother in-law, who has had Mary paint children's rockers for all 9 of her grandchildren. I haven't seen Mary since last spring, but oddly enough, I was thinking about her yesterday morning. I was thinking of a small hall mirror in my house and wondering if she would be interested in painting it sometime next year, but that's another story...


Anyway, Mary called after lunch and wanted to know if she could stop by because she had something that she wanted to give me. She said she had something for me and for my mother in-law for Christmas.

Well, you've seen the rocking chair and in time I'll get around to spotlighting Mary's other work around here (like the shelf that's on the wall there, partially hidden - that's one of my favorites), but this display speaks for itself. Mine is the little blue and yellow house (you could call it a cottage), and my mother in-law 's is the beautiful church. I wish you could see the windows that go around each building. Mine have shutters around them. The church windows are made to look like stained glass.

I have no idea what I've done to deserve this. But my house is so darling, so unbelievably cute, that I don't care. I am just happy that it's here and that, by default of my being related to my mother in-law, Mary sees me as someone worthy of one of her creations. Merry Christmas, Mary!

12 comments:

East of Oregon said...

Splendidly gorgeous!!

Belle-ah said...

They are just lovely! Merry Christmas.

Lisagh said...

Beautiful right down to the little mini wreaths... what great detail! So cute.

Leona said...

How sweet! They are beautiful.

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Merry Christmas.

homedaisy said...

now you know i LOVE them! and your house looks so great for the holidays! your parents are going to love being there.

Lisa said...

Oh how I love these! Maybe my mom will give hers up? I will make sure to be extra nice to her while she is here for Christmas! You must have been SO thrilled!!!

RaNae said...

What a blessing and what a talent
u lucky duck you!!!
RaNae

Chris said...

You have found a treasure in this artist. Have a Merry Christmas.

Jen said...

You lucky, lucky girl. You must have been very good this year. Aren't the unexpected gifts always the best ones?

Kim said...

Those are just beautiful. Does she sell them online? I'd love to know where I could get them.
Kim
http://vintagepretties.typepad.com/vintage_pretties/

Meg said...

Kim,
I don't know if she sells them online. She might have an etsy store. I will find out, and if she does, I will post the info here!