Friday, January 27, 2012

To help someone is a marvelous gift to give




Interior detail of  'A Memories Purse'  by U.K. artist/author
Krissie Karlson of  Shabbily By The Sea






(Reprinted with permission)


To help someone is a marvelous gift to give and can mean the world to the person you are helping whether the favor is big or small.....in gratitude I made a purse of winter white.......

Lawn cotton, broderie anglaise, and lace stitched together from petticoats and dresses of  Summers gone by....the lace loop to go over her wrist as she tip toes over her stream is a little tattered and torn just the way she likes her treasures.......a lace bow to tie and hold the things that are dear to her.......






Photo: Krissie Karlson






Inside, a tied bundle of old lace and a vintage bobbin of cotton to remind her of all the things she has created in white with her own hands that have brought joy to so many......

On the opposite page sits a carved wooden button of a Viola, a beautiful wild flower to keep close her love of her wild flowers while they are sleeping through the Winter....a tiny white shell from a 'Sandy' beach......a crystal bead to remind her of the chandelier hanging over her bed in her studio and two buttons from France: one is mother of pearl and the other is glass to show her love of shabby French decor....and a safety pin to attach her thoughts to her haven from the outside world while she is away....

Text by Krissie Karlson, Shabbily By The Sea, 2011











What I did for Krissie really was no big deal; her dream would find her considering her talent.  She felt the need to send a token of her appreciation.  I keep this on the doorknob of my room so every time I see it I am open to dreaming of the future once more, finding solace in the handmade, the sentimental, and the spell of old lace.








Catch up with her in Creating Vintage Charm Issue No. 6 (Fall 2011).  Krissie also writes a fascinating blog, weaving in and out of the real and the magical.  She's restoring a beach home with family ties to her childhood, and makes pretty things: all in all a great blog to follow.

I am still receiving messages of hope from you all in regard to my recent tragedies.  You help me.  And that is a marvelous gift to give.


Until next time, stay shabby!


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White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine's Corner

Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday at The French Country Cottage




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34 comments:

Hope Filled Living said...

Hugs to you, Sandy. Something great is on the horizon.
Thoughts and prayers,
Mary

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Truly lovely....wishing you good things to come!
Many Blessings..
Jil ♥

kerrie of sea cottage said...

This is so so beautiful. Krissie is one of the sweetest friends I have made in the blog community. So much love is in this gift. What a treasure.

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

May you find solace in lace and beauty which surrounds you. Also may you find the strength to go on; solo for the time being.

Love to you,

Mariette

It's me said...

What a great magazine....i can't buy it in Holland...i wish you all the best Sandy...hope you feeling better now.....and i am thinking about you....love love ...xxx...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Sweet post--good to see you posting. I think of you often and hope you are healing day by day.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hello sweet Sandy! This is such an endearing post, which no doubt moved me. Such a lovely thing for someone to do; it's wonderful to know that dear friends and the blogging community continues to help you heal day by day. Wishing you all the best & sending thoughtful wishes and hugs your way.


XO's,
Jessie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Krissie is a darling! I am happy to have discovered her blog and her very cool beach cottage she is restoring with her hubs. That was very nice of her~what a pretty bag. Wishing good things for you Sandy~as always.

Zuzu said...

Such a lovely post, Sandy. It will be a joy to visit her.
I continue to think of you daily and send loving thoughts your way. It will get better. You have within you everything you need to start anew. I promise.
Hugs,
Zuzu

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post today, Sandy. I continue to pray for you and for you to find peace in the midst of the chaos of your present life. Love to you, sweet girl- xo Diana

Anne said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Lace is so beautiful isn't it?What a lovely and treasured gift.

wendy said...

Oh my Sandy, what a beautiful little purse full of precious, sentimental things.
Wow, I can't believe how creative some people can be (like yourself)
I kinda missed out on the
creative Gene.
NOT in my DNA at all....I love beautiful things and they bring me JOY, but I sure don't know how to put them together.

Continued blessing to you and you are in my (an many others) thoughts and prayers.
Hugs

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CINDY ,MY GIFT TO YOU IS I CARE!!!YOUR WORLD WILL BE PINK AND WHITE COLOR ONCE MOORE DEAR I ASSURE YOU YOU ARE SUCH A FINE LADY ,A BIG STAR WILL SHINE FOR YOU,YOU HAVE SO MUCH TALENT YOUR WORLD WILL BE BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THERE..A BIG HUG TO YOU.BLESSINGS...

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CINDY ,MY GIFT TO YOU IS I CARE!!!YOUR WORLD WILL BE PINK AND WHITE COLOR ONCE MOORE DEAR I ASSURE YOU YOU ARE SUCH A FINE LADY ,A BIG STAR WILL SHINE FOR YOU,YOU HAVE SO MUCH TALENT YOUR WORLD WILL BE BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THERE..A BIG HUG TO YOU.BLESSINGS...

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CINDY ,MY GIFT TO YOU IS I CARE!!!YOUR WORLD WILL BE PINK AND WHITE COLOR ONCE MOORE DEAR I ASSURE YOU YOU ARE SUCH A FINE LADY ,A BIG STAR WILL SHINE FOR YOU,YOU HAVE SO MUCH TALENT YOUR WORLD WILL BE BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THERE..A BIG HUG TO YOU.BLESSINGS...

Marion said...

A wonderful, wise post, Sandy. You've been in my prayers and thoughts. You can't outgive God, the Universe, or whatever you want to call Him/Her. I've lived it all my life and it's true.

I wish you'd add a Paypal donation button to your blog so we could give to you, and thereby be blessed ourselves.

I LOVE what the Bible says about giving in Luke 6:38:

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

Love & Blessings,
Marion

Rhonda said...

Out of all this sadness the clouds will part....you will shine brighter than ever before. You are too much of an inspiration to us all to ever fade. You are adored and your angels are by your side. Some you can see, others you cannot but they are there.

Many hugs and good wishes...Rhonda

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Too lovely for words! Thoughts and prayers for you,
Cindy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dear Sandy,
What a sweet and perfect gift. It sums you to a T.
You are in our thoughts and prayers; the least we can do for all you give to us.
Many blessings to you.
Hugs,
Patti

Katherines Corner said...

Hello sweet Sandy, you've been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lately. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Cat & Cricket said...

That is a keeper...and the sweetest and most thoughtful...
xoxo
Gypsea

Posy and Co. said...

Hello sweet, sweet Sandy. Lovely post as always, girl. Thinking of you today and always. Please remember, miles can't seperate kindred hearts. I'm always an email away, k. Much love, Lisa

Chris said...

Hi Sandy, what a sweet, touching post. Thanks so much for sharing so much of your heart. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

yvette said...

ooooh my dear Sandy...by accident I came here and read about your bad time.
I wish you the best!

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Sandy you are one of the nicest girls i know in the blog community and you took time out to help me,little things mean a lot x
It is a dream come true to be mentioned on your blog which i admire so and i am so happy you like your memories purse...
You are in my prayers daily sweet friend,
Love Krissie xxx

Janae said...

So so pretty! I love it.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Thinking of you...hope each day gets brighter.
I will be in touch soon.... xo

Ter'e said...

You are hoping of dreaming of the future................
Amen sister.
We are all praying for you to find the happiness you once had.
Made me tear up this morning.
What a precious post.
Thank you.

Jessica said...

I too believe that giving a gift is the most wonderful thing.

"Presents and packages all tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things!" I love this line from A Sound of Music. I know that packages and parcels aren't everything, but they certainly make a great reward for a good deed :) That little bag is a perfect reward for a good deed, and I hope that you find calm and serenity in your beautiful, lacy surroundings.

Have a great rest of your week!
xoxo Jessica
www.awoodlandfantasy.blogspot.com

fantasia e dintorni said...

Hi Sandy your blog is wonderful, very very nice... I like it!!!
Kiss from Italy
ciao ciao
Rosy
http://correlafantasia.blogspot.com/

Trollmora said...

Checking in from Norway once again to see if there is any trace of spring in your words..... I think I found something, a glance a hope a small flower trying to press itself out of the mud in spring like your words of care and soft heart has their birth in mud and dirt also....

Soon warmth will come and before you know it, summer lives in your soul again :-)

Hugs

Lili said...

That was so lovely thanks so much for sharing those beautiful words and gift from Krissie. xo ~Lili

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

To help someone is most definitely a marvelous gift to give ... and the smallest bit of effort can make an immense difference. Perhaps you and your readers will join me and other Bloggers for Hope to do just that. http://myplacetoyours.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-of-hope.html It's a Valentine Project, but it's open through APRIL.

I continue to hold you close in prayer.

Barbara Jean said...

This is beautiful!!

blessings
barb

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