Saturday, February 14, 2009

BEYOND THE BLING

Just a quick POST today! We are venturing out on the estate sale circuit (my favorite thing to do on Saturday) and I'm already running behind. Imagine that...me being late for something!? I'm afraid my hubbs has grown use to me being tardy for EVERYTHING!

When I woke up this morning I found this beautiful Bicycle Planter in my breakfast room. The back basket held a special arrangement of beautiful flowers and on the seat were two cards (one serious and one funny) and my favorite cheap candy, a Russel Stover's Strawberry Cream Heart.
Now, don't get me wrong. I love roses and dinner out, Godiva Chocolates, diamonds, etc. Roses will forever and always be my favorite flower (not red, but soft pink) and who can resist and bit of BLING or a decadent treat now and then? It's just that for ME I've longed for something different. I mean, the roses I see growing in my garden are truly my favorite (can't wait for them to bloom) and of course anything that comes "special delivery" (and on no particular day and for no particular reason) takes my breath away~ After many happy years of marriage I still love it that my hubbs comes up with his own definition of ROMANCE!

Take this charming Planter for example. I saw it about a month ago at Tuesday Morning and I sooooo wanted it for one of my front flower beds. But, even their "off-price" price tag was too high for me and so I passed it by without saying a word. My AGPM (A Gathering Place Man) must have noticed me eyeing it because he commented on it's unique style and form. I only smiled as I ran my fingers over the handlebar and walked away. He listened and watched...has grown accustomed to the look of wanting on my face and read it like a favorite book.

"All the wealth in the world cannot be compared with the happiness of living together united." 
Saint Marguerite D'Youville

Blessings...

Rebecca

8 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Seriously, when me & honey went to my antique store yesterday, there was a bicycle like this in there. He fell in love with it. It may be our next purchase. This is so funny. He says, "nice enough to keep in or out".

GO MEN!!

vintage girl said...

I am in awe of your talent and LOVE your ebay offerings, I always love to see what you come up with and have had you as a favorite for a long while now. Unfortunately cannot buy everything I LOVE that you transform because my home would be filled! You are an inspiration to me. I am blessed with a loving kind and giving husband as well, who helps me with my "transformations" for my antique booth. (He is my special valentine and I hope that he knows in his heart of hearts that I cannot live without him.) Looking forward to more of your offerings soon.

Cottage Rose said...

Rebecca,
Thank you so much for your heartfelt thoughts towards the devastation suffered by so many Aussies. Your own country is hurting at the the moment with the tornados and that awful plane crash in NY, so tragic!
You have a beautiful blog, simply gorgeous.
Stay safe
Rose

Lisa said...

Rebecca

I just love the bicycle, it's beautiful. I know what you mean about your dear hubbs being able to read your thoughts. Mine does the same thing. Have the very best Valentines Day.

Lisa

Tanza said...

Ooohhh ~r~,
Just LOVE this bike.. I've seen it in white.. This is better..cuz it won't discolor in the weather..I can sooo picture this outside in your planter..LOVELY !!! Go look at my blog.. It will be very familiar to you !! Wish you were with me again.. DARN !! So much I want you to see !! Until next time.. hugs ~t~xo Happy Sweet Valentines Day to you my sweet pink lovin' friend..

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi there, I just discovered your blog, and I find it to be very lovely. In fact I'm putting you on my list of inspirations. I'm going back to check out the rest of your blog. Very nice to meet you! Love the bike with the fantastic wheels.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca!
I LOVE the bike you received!! Your hubby is so sweet! I would rather have that over diamonds or flowers any day :) Glad you had a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Amy

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I *love* yours - I can't believe I never found it before!!!! :)

I'd be honored if you'd add me as a blog link. I'm going to be adding yours to my blog list as well. By the way, I love the bicycle planter!!!!

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