Sunday, November 11, 2012

Friends and Precious Memories

Do you have things that are so special to you because they remind you of a special friend?
I do and feel so lucky to have  many dear, precious friends.
Over my fireplace is an absolutely gorgeous oil painting by one of my dearest friends, Dorothy.  Dorothy is a fantastic painter, teacher and has published several books.  I value her friendship and every time I look at this painting, I am so grateful to have her for a friend.
Another precious friend is Sabra.  Sabra lives in Missouri and we don't get to see each other as much as I would like.  We talk very regularly on the phone tho.  She always gives me the most wonderful gifts - always something that I would love to buy myself but haven't. 
She knows me so well and my likes.  Several years ago, she gave me this beautiful windchime for my birthday.  I love it so much and it hangs on my front porch.  When I hear the lovely chimes, I always think of Sabra.
Sabra's husband is a genius when it comes to woodworking.  One year for Christmas, he made this clock for me.  Isn't it just the most beautiful piece.  He has built homes and is so very talented. 
Sabra and Evan are such precious friends.
And then there is my newest friend, Brenda.  Brenda and I have been friends less than a year.  We have become really good friends.  She gave me this vintage Coca-Cola wooden crate which I used for my Fairy Garden.  (You will notice quite a few Coke items in my post - it's one of my many collections).
I am so thankful at this time of the year for alot of things.  One of my greatest blessings is the number of really, true friends that the Lord has blessed me with thru the years.
I am truly grateful and blessed.
Till next time, Judy


  1. I think the things people give us as presents mean the most, your friends have given you some wonderful things to enjoy. Our dog Ben gets the same sad look on his face, I think they all do, poor things, but we must go out sometimes.
    Best Wishes

  2. I think something thoughtful from a friend is a great reminder of them! Sweet post! Hugs,Linda

  3. Friends are indeed a true blessing, and gifts like these are such treasures.

  4. Friends are such a blessing. My best friend is moving this week from Ohio to Florida and it makes me really sad.

  5. I have an old glass bottle that a friend gave me for my birthday with flowers in it. It was so much more creative (and me) than a new store bought vase. I loved it and think of her every time I put new flowers in it :)

  6. Hi Judy! What lovely gifts from your friends! In this day and age, we move around a lot and a good friend is such a treasure.
    Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Judy, you are blessed indeed. Love the Coke crate. xo, olive

  8. We have become better friends in less than a year than most people I've known 10 years. You are truly special, Judy. And I cherish your friendship.

  9. My first visit to your sweet lovely blog. I love the windchime with the hearts and crystals.

  10. All of those items are truly treasures. The oil painting really strikes my fancy. And I'm so glad you posted a picture of the crate that Brenda gave you w/the fairy garden. What a great idea and use for a crate. You are a lucky woman to have such valued friendships.

  11. Yes, dear friends are precious and you have some wonderful treasures from your dear friends. Love the oil painting. And, what a lovely fairy garden and great idea to plant it in the coke crate.
    Friendship is a blessing and I cherish mine too.
    Lovely post.
    Have a special week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  12. I think that you are a wonderful friend to those in your life also...what goes around comes around.

    Brenda has written about how generous and kind you are. She is truly blessed to have you in her life.


  13. When one is blessed with true friends, that means that YOU are a true friend, too. :)
    xo bj

  14. Judy, I love the things your friends gave you. smiles, Susie

  15. What wonderful friends you have!! A wonderful blessing! beautiful treasures that will warm your heart every time you look at them!

  16. You obviously have some wonderful friends! Lovely gifts they have bestowed upon you.



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