Tuesday, January 12, 2010

~A Special Gift~

Gary bought this very sweet bowl for me ~ can you believe it says "Home is Where the Heart is" I was so thrilled!!!. Home is Where the Heart is means so much to Gary and I, it's a saying we treasure and hold very close to our hearts. It has the sweetest blue butterfly and the tiniest red ladybug inside the bowl. Gary had designed butterfly's for our stain glass windows we have in our dinning room, so this little bowl was perfect for us, it was as if it was made especially for us. I know it wasn't but it's fun to think so when you are given such a loving and meaningful gift from your husband. There are even butterfly's on the outside of the bowl.
Along with lovely soft flowers.
Little bees and dragonfly's.

Made by LENOX "Butterfly Meadow"
Gary is so sweet to me, he even climbed up and had to stand on the edge of the entertainment center to put up the wooden letters I had painted. Once again in our family saying "Home is where the Heart is. I think he did a great job.
No matter where we are our home is always in our hearts.
It's really true there is no place like home.

Until we meet again I wish you all ~ Love, Peace and Joy~
Your blogging friend ~Elizabeth~


Crafts a la Mode said...

Nice job with the letters, both of you! I had fun visiting your blog, Linda


Vee said...

Very pretty bowl and a great job with the letter placement, which is not easy I know. I well remember this snatch of poetry from a little picture my grandmother had hanging in her kitchen... "Home is where the heart is and Friendship is a guest, A book, a fire, a handclasp, a place where souls can rest."

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How sweet of Gary! I love that bowl and your sweet saying.

Melinda said...

What a sweet husband!
he did a great job on the letters


Unknown said...

What a fantastic gift, so thoughtful, Have a sweet day!

kerrie said...

Hi Elizabeth, my name is Kerrie Galbraith and I am from Mt. Pleasant Michigan. It is kind of weird how I stumbled upon your blog...I was google searching bunion surgery (I had surgery 2 years ago and the screws they had placed in my foot are working there way out and I was curious to see what was on the internet about it) anyways when I googled bunion surgery your blog popped up and i just wanted to tell that i think that your blog and your cottage is really cute (nice and neat). I also love your crafts..Im not really a crafter, im more of a painter and drawer, but can appreciate the work that goes into crafts such as yours.

Mami said...

I feel very warm. Sweet heart!!

And good job with the letters placement.

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Love the's darling :) Love the words, too!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

That is the cutest bowl Elizabeth & so sweet of Gary:)
have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Wow - I think this bowl was made for the two of you! How perfect for your home, and it is so, so very beautiful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a honey of a man! I love the bowl! You both did a fabulous job with the letters! That has always been one of my favorite sayings.

~ Tracy

Beverly said...

That is so sweet, Elizabeth. Both the bowl and your husband for giving it to you. After reading your blog for a while, I think the saying you have chosen is perfect for the two of you and your home.

Shirleyanne said...

Beautiful bowls with lovely senitments!
Really like the lettering you've done. A real personal touch to your home! An inspiration.
Hope you're recovering with the foot Elizabeth.

Wishing you all the best for 2010!
Kind Regards

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elizabeth, the bowl could not be anymore perfect for your beautiful, beautiful home. Gary is such a fabulous husband!!


Joyce said...

Very pretty bowl and I like your writing on the wall. Nothing like home.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Elizabeth; OH how sweet of Gary to find such a perfect gift... I love all the beautiful flowers and sweet little bugs.... your letters look so wonderful up there on the wall... you have such a gorgeous home.... have a great week.


Michelle said...

What a sweet husband.. that bowl was meant for your home!

Nancy Yoakum said...

That was very and sweet and thoughtful, but we've always known yu found a prince among men in your husband! Your letters are so cute, you are putting ideas into my head now....and Dan would go for it, because we always refer to our home as Acorn Cottage. We were thinking about making a sign for the exterior by the front door, but I like you idea too!


Terry said...

Howdy Elizabeth
Oh how wonderful Gary is truly one of the good guys .
I am so glad he gave you the bowl.
The bowl is simply divine !
I really love the red letters they are so perfect .
Blessings to you both as you continue on your journey of discovering there is no place like home ,especially when
"Home Is Where the Heart Is "
Big Texas hugs
Happy Trails

Sandy said...

What a great job you and your hubby did with your letters! I love the saying and it pops beautifully in RED.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

I love that! The dragonfly is beautiful. You have the best hubby ever :)

nannykim said...

What an amazing find !! So perfect for you!

Susie Q said...

What a perfect gift! I think Gary is definitely a keeper! *smile*
I love the letters on the wall...and such a beautiful fireplace/bookcase and moulding! It is all so lovely!