WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

July 8, 2009

~ SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING LAMP ~

Good morning guys...I showed you a few months back how to make these sweet little tea cup lamps...Well I have made them for 20 years now and sold them at a shop I use to work for called "Country Living" I bet I have made over 200 of these now...But you never know the home it is going to when you sell one... Now one of my Dear friends Chari at "Happy to Design" I made one for last year, we met on RMS and became instant friends...Can you love someone you never met ?? Of course you can...I have met so many sister's on RMS and here on my blog...And I know I will never meet them this side of glory...but do so love my Sister's...So Chari told me she was leaving in June to go to Texas to see her Family and how her Mama loved roses and anything to do with tea's...

So right away I emailed her a few photos to show her I still have a few things left to make her a sweet little tea cup lamp...Do you think I have enough shades girls??? This is only one container...I have 4 of these still filled...


Oh My !! and tea cups and saucers..Well she emailed me back and just said her mama love pink...OH JOY!! my favorite color to work with...But her living room was more Burgundy....



Now this is the lamp I made for Chari's mama...you see how sweet the little birds nest and bird is in the cup....





So here it is in California all ready to be shipped to Colorado... This was in April...





Now here we are in Texas with Chari's Mama opening it up...she had not a clue that Chari had custom ordered this for her...






Now girls!! this was by far the BIGGEST pay day I ever got on my tea cups lamps...just look at that beautiful smile Chari's Mama has on her face...this just made my day when she send me these pictures of her Mama's smile...I just felted my ole heart skip a beat when I opened this email from her...Oh Girl I love ya...You just made my week my friend.....

The one thing I will always remember about my own Mama was her smile...she also would light up like a Christmas tree over the littlest treasure...Chari your mama is beautiful my friend...The BIG smile says it all...

No matter what you are doing today take the time to make someone smile...it will make your own heart feel so HAPPY...No you don't have to make them a lamp...but sometimes just a kind word will change the day for someone and put a smile in their heart!!

May all of you have a GREAT day...

Hugs and smiles Glria

22 comments:

Lynn said...

That is so cute! How do you deal with the cord?

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That little tea cup lamp is the cutest thing. No wonder your friend's mama was so pleased to receive it. You are very creative.

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

You sure did put a smile on my face today, not only with your thoughtful gift and the pictures of Chari's mom opening her gift, but when you remembered your mama's smile. If there is one thing I remember about my own mother~it's her smile and the sparkle in her eyes. Today is her birthday. She would have been 80 years old. She has been gone 8 years. It may sound strange, but I try not to let my mind wander and think about her too much because it still hurts not to have her here on earth. Lots of things make me smile these days, but life is never the same after you lose someone so precious.

Wow, I'm sorry to be such a bummer on your great day. I love, love, love the tea cup lamp. It is generous and thoughtful present, and pretty, just like you. I love your positive personality and how your happiness spreads out all over blogland. You are SO SPECIAL GIRL!!!

Have a great day Gloria! :-)

xoxo
Jane

salmagundi said...

Seeing Chari's mom's smile made my day also. We never know how far an act of kindness will travel. Sally

Nancy said...

Gloria, That is the sweetest story! I'm just all full of emotions..your words are so true! And that little lamp is adorable!
Nancy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, this is so sweet it made me tear up! Just look how happy that pretty little lamp made that lady! You should be so proud of the work you did. I'm applauding you from Florida. Hope you can hear it!

Love to you, dear lady...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What an awesome post & Chari's mom has such a beautiful smile!

Great job on that precious little lamp Gloria! It's beautiful! ♥ Diane

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Morning Gloria, The lamp is so adorable! I love the little bird's nest. Chari's mom looks so happy to get it!

Thanks for visiting me! You know, I've not thought about under the bed storage! Great Idea!

Hugs!

Tina

Loretta said...

What a beautiful lamp. I can feel the happiness in your heart through your words Gloria. You are such a blessing to all of us. I know I leave your site with a smile on my face each time I visit. Hugs to you my friend!

Chari said...

Ohhhh Sis...now you've gone and done it...you made me cry!!! But they're tears of love and happiness, my sweet friend!!! I had no idea that you were going to do a post about your teacup lamps and my mama...sure wished you could see my smile right now!!! Sis, you're the best!!! And yes, we have never met face to face and may never do so...but you are just the dearest and sweetest friend I have...you know that I love ya!!!

Now...I think that this story covers much more than my mama and teacup lamps...it's also about a very generous lady with a heart the size of Texas!!! Well I said it before but will say it again...YOU'RE THE BEST!!! Thank you, Sis...for making this beautiful teacup lamp for my mama...she sure did love it, as you can tell by that big ol' smile on her face!!! And thank you for doing a post about it...sure wished my mama had a computer so she could read this...she would be thrilled! I'll have to call and tell her all about it, my friend!!!

Love you, Darlin'!
Chari

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! This is just the sweetest post! You are always thinking of others, my friend, and tihs just proves it! I do love the smile on Chari's mother's face! What a wonderful surprise!...hugs...Debbie

ceekay said...

Oh, that is sooooo precious. I love the nest in the cup and the spoon on the side. Absolutely darling. I am so glad she loved it...but then, who wouldn't??

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, that is the cutest little lamp ever. I just love them. I was really ooohhhing and aaahhhhing over the teacups and saucers I saw in your bin, and then I saw that absolutely gorgeous little pitcher. My heart just went pitty patter. It is so pretty. I would have all of those things out and on display somewhere. I need to go back to your tutorial and see if I can make a little lamp. I love them so much. I know Chari's mom is thrilled beyond belief with her treasure. It really is beautiful. Thanks for helping us all smile today. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a sweet gift. The lamp is beautiful!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Gloria,
I was just trying to catch up on your blog....you have been busy...I just can not keep up with you....in between work and babysitting and little get-a-ways it seem the time this summer has just slipped by.....just a crazy summer....I am so glad they have the post options or I would never get anything posted....when I have time I will do 3 or 4 post and not get on the computer for a week.....just know I love my visits to you.....and I am still going to try and make that tea cup lamp...it is just to cute...I also have so many lamp shades and tea cups.....hope you are having a wonderful day....and a wonderful summer....
Love and Hugs,
Mo ;-)

Tootsie said...

YOU NEVER TOLD ME ABOUT THESE!!!!! I love love love it!!! what a wonderful little gift!!! did you take photos of all the different ones you have made?
man...girl...is there nothing you can't do???? I hope you have a good week.
how much will it cost to get you to make me a few of these????

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

No wonder she's smiling. Just look at that pretty lamp she got! laurie

Shelia said...

Oh, Gloria, you're so sweet to make this little precious lamp for Chari's mom! It's adorable! Yep, that smile says it all! You made her very happy! Now tell - does the little lamp plug up or is it battery operated? Love it!
be a sweetie,
shelia:)

Melissa Miller said...

Well my goodness look how sweet she looks!
You are right she is smiling like she adores it so much Gloria.
You did make her happy.
It really came out BEAUTIFUL! :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Gloria,

That is just the cutest teacup lamp ever. You did such a great job on it!! No wonder Chari's mama is smiling so big.

You're such a creative sweetie!

Sherri:)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Gloria, that is so sweet! Those teacup lamps are darling! Your friends mom was so happy...what a wonderful thing you did!
~Patti

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the lamp, you made for Chari Mother! What a special gift! I love her smile too! Gloria, you make me miss my Mama too! She died in 1991 at the age of 58, I am now 7 years from that age! A Mother's Smile! Yes!