I LOVE Our Blogging Community!

Our blogging community never ceases to amaze me with its thoughtful and caring individuals. I received an email just recently from one such individual, a Miss LiLi of LiLi M's Adventures. She had read my post where I shared my love of Carolyn Quartermaine’s style. In the email she told me of a magazine in her country that had just published an article on Carolyn, and if I was interested, she would send me the magazine!

I was bowled over by her kindness. You will never know how much that meant to me, LiLi. I was in a down place at the moment and it helped to perk up my heart. The magazine arrived a few weeks ago and to my surprise, LiLi had translated the article for me! I wanted to savor this magazine article when I read it, so . . . I made sure everything was just right when I sat down to read it.

My check list included:

1. An afternoon of peace and quiet. Believe me, with my life, that takes some doing.
2. A cozy comfy chair and ottoman.
3. A hot cup of tea.
4. Pillows on my lap to spread out the magazine and translation.

I read the article slowly the first time and then I read it two more times after that, oohing and ahhing over the photos. What I loved the most about this article were the personal details shared about Carolyn’s life in France. I have photographed parts of it for you to enjoy.

The cover of the article. Please excuse the photography, for some reason my camera was really acting up.

I love this chandelier! Drool . . .

I wouldn't mind a pair of these beside my bed.

These beautiful shoe tags were created by Miss LiLi herself.

Hugs LiLi!

Thank you!!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

How lovely!
Such eye candy!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

The blogging community is the nicest bunch I've found in a long time. Generous and thoughtful people.

suzeeez said...

Hi ....
Well I think it was very nice of your long distance friend to send you that magazine. I love the chandelier & the pretty shoe tags are sweet . It's nice to have friends like that . Remember though .... the next time you are feeling blue ...... you have other friends here too that are not so distant . If you ever need to talk just drop me an email any time.
:o) Sue

Miss Sandy said...

I love those bright pops of color in those white on white rooms, hot pink and sunny yellow, stunning. Bloggers are the BEST! Praying bright pops of color will lift your spirits each and every day!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

How great. So many nice people out there. It is so fun to feel connected despite distance in miles.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

WOW!! what an amazing magazine!!! Lili is just so kind... I think she is one of the nicest bloggers around! xoxo Heather

TattingChic said...

WOW, that is a beautiful layout of chandeliers. I share your love for the blogging community! What a bunch of lovely people out there. I'm so grateful for the friends I've made through blogging, too!

LiLi M. said...

What a way to wake up! Thank you so much Nancy, but as I told you, it really was my pleasure. I never felt this warm so early. Have a nice day!

Lori said...

that was really sweet:) the rooms are gorgeous, i love those chandeliers dripping with crystals, so pretty!!!

LW said...

What a pretty lamp….
And a very Happy “Belated Birthday” to you…

Love the little houses and that is a wonderful little box.
I hate when graphics are lost, I always promise myself that the
next time I will back everything up but I never do.


Sugar Bear said...

Bloggers are the best!

Rosemary said...

How lovely Nancy!!
What fun!

shiborigirl said...

What a sweet thing to do. Those tags are FABULOUS!



Hello Nancy,

No wonder you are so happy!

~ Gabriela ~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Ah, I just love LiLi! What a gorgeous magazine. Don't you just love these paper shoe tags? Magazines are my weakness, and I especially love the ones from other countries. I also love to visit blogs in France for inspiration.

What a treasure.

My Petite Maison said...

Well, how sweet it that? How nice of her to translate for you. Miss Lili's shoes are darling too, that's a pick me up in itself, many times over.

NeereAnDear said...

Isnt it amazing that people from across the far corners of the earth reach you through the blogging community... what a thoughtful woman... and kind ... to translate every word of that article for you...

I loved the amazing designs in the magazine... and the chandeliers... You have me wanting to go treasure hunting now..

The shoe tags are simply adorable

PS.... PJ was happy to know she also helped put a smile on your face ... or a guffaw for that matter... the photos are a hoot arent they?

HAVE A HAPPY DAY ... there are many who care



karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Lili is a generous soul, isn't she?

Janet said...

Bloggers are the best!! That was such a wonderful gesture for LiLi to make and I'm so glad you accepted. Those photos are yummy! And her little shoe tags are fantastic! You are a lucky gal!!

Saucy said...

Delightful shoes! I also lurrve the blogging community, indeed. What a nice group of women I have met. Yourself included!

starrynightimpressions said...

now these are the little things that make life worth living!
I even felt joy just by you being so blessed!