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August 21, 2009

~DOING MY SWAN DANCE~

Good morning...one and all...I bet you didn't know I was so great I could do a Swan Dance...did you, you think all I can do is my "Happy Dance" well think again...You see this Beautiful young woman here with her hunk husband...well for those you that don't know her this is Melissa of " Heart and Home" and I adopted her about a month ago...Oh and she has been the best daughter so far... She came all house broke, doesn't wake me up at night, keeps her room clean and I don't have to support her shopping habits....ha ha!!! I just love her to death !! Any way this newest addition to my family...asked me for my address...had something she wanted to send me...I guess it was kinda like a "New Mother Present"

So you can only image how happy I was to receive this from my new daughter...Of course being a veteran blogger now I grab my camera first before I tear into this box...




Oh and look what I see this sweet little card and the ink match's the paper...of course it would match its Melissa who does everything Beautiful...



Tied with a Black Velvet ribbon no less...How fancy can this girl get...


Ooooh...lookie here... Is this not the most beautiful tassel you have ever seen...I tell you I really did do my Swan dance over this...The card said it reminded her of me!! WOW!!




Now I just knew I had to find a very special place to hang this...And of course any thing that I have of my Mama's is just so Priceless to me...You see this little brass plaque...Well my Daddy gave this Grand father clock to my Mama for Christmas 1983 and it was her pride and joy...I mean she wore these little white gloves to even clean it...she didn't want any finger prints on the brass...She was real funny that way...Us kids use to tease her about even her throw pillows smelled like Pine-sol and shined...You could eat off my mama's floor...kinda like me...grab a "fork" whatever you want I have it spilled on my kitchen floor ha ha!


So girl...I hung it here with pride...so every day when I see my Mama's pride and joy I will also think of my Newest Daughter...Love ya girl...your the best...Now for those who have not met this sweet Melissa Please go by and say Hi !!

Now can you love someone you have never met...you bet your blog you can...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!

May all of you have a GREAT weekend...As for me I better go scrub my kitchen floor and make my Mama proud...I just know she's looking down on me from heaven and thinking Gloria I didn't raise you this way....


Hugs and smiles Glria

29 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria, {I mean my new Mom!}

Oh my goodness! I just turned on my puter and look what I find? You are so sweet to do a post on little ole' me and your new swan tassel. Ah, I have tears in my eyes.

I just love where you hung up the pretty swan. How beautiful and special is that grandfather clock! LOVE it! It looked so Victorian and perfect for you my friend I just had to mail it tom you. I really hope you enjoy it very much.

Blessings to you this weeekend.
Love ya girl, ~Melissa :)

Florida Sue said...

That is just so sweet Gloria. Melissa is a lovely person, and the swan tassel is beautiful.

SmilingSally said...

That is the sweetest gift, Gloria, and you are so deserving of it.

Tootsie said...

awe mom!!! it is just beautiful! AND unlike your birthday gift from me....in perfect condition! which reminds me...I will send that replacement out soon!
love you bunches

SILVIA said...

hi Gloria..hope everything is good and you are enjoying this beautiful summer....
i love your beautiful new tassel! and i think you found the perfect place to display it.
how sweet of Melissa to send it to you. i agree, she sure is a wonderful girl.i'm coming over to her blog right now to say hello..enjoy your day and your beautiful tassel!!!be back later my friend...

silvia.

Linda said...

Sweet post...have a good weekend, Gloria!

marty39 said...

Oh congratulations!!! What a gorgeous tassel. I LOVE it. Isn't Melissa just he sweetest lady in the whole world. She is always so kind and thoughtful. I know you will cherish it forever. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

wow! how sweet. i love the swan. beautiful clock too. hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, you are a lucky girl, Gloria!! That swan looks gorgeous on your mother's clock. Believe me, she's not looking down at your kitchen floors, she is admiring that swan tassel!!

I adore Melissa. Is there anyone sweeter?? Or prettier?? And I know she loves her tassels too. How thoughtful and generous of her!!

Thanks for sharing this precious gift!

xoxo
Jane

prof en retraite said...

How fun, Gloria! What a pretty tassel...and so you! Isn't that Melissa a sweetie? You are a sweetie yourself! I posted your gifts to me on my blog! I am loving them! Thanks so much!! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Wow! What a sweetheart....with a gift of love to a very deserving gal!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Spencer

Jessica said...

What a beautiful & sweet gift. :)

Loretta said...

Hi Gloria,
I've never seen such a beautiful tassle! Yes it just SCREAMS Gloria!I will check out Melissa's site right now. What a sweet and thoughtful "daughter". Blessings, Loretta

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweetie,how nice of Melissa to send you a gift. It is so you..and so perfect hanging on your beautiful clock. Blog land can be pretty sweet can't it?? Hope you're having a super w/k..
hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

wow G the swan is beautiful and so are your memories of your sweet Mom! Thanks for the heads up, miss and love you! xoxoxo

Lady Katherine said...

Hi, Gloria! What a lovely new daughter you have! She is one special lady! Your swan tassel is so pretty on your grandfather clock! Hope all is well with all your other children and grandchildren!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh what a beautiful tassel!! It looks wonderful hanging from your grandfather clock Gloria!

That Melissa is such a sweetie, always spreading joy to everyone!!

Enjoy the joy!!
Sherri:)

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

Hi Gloria,
Thought I better drop by and say hello....don't want you to think I fell off the face of the earth....we are sitting at JFK waithing for our flight and am so lucky we can get on the internet here....first I love your new header....it is so you ...and I love all your treasures you have posted.....I have been on a little break and am so excited to be back blogging in a few weeks...just a few more thing to do then my little vacation is over....hope all is well with you...just going to go back and take a good long look at you blog.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

ceekay said...

Gloria...your story about your mama reminded me so much of my mom. She never worked outside the home...so I guess she saw things, we probably wouldn't...but I remember my mom on her hands and knees, cleaning out the spaces between the wood slat floor with a tooth pick and Q-tips! Now girl, I call that clean! Me??? If the mop, vacuum and a good lick doesn't do it...it ain't gettin done!!!
Melissa does have a wonderful blog!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, what a beautiful tassel! Melissa is the sweetest!!! I really didn't know you could make friends on a computer until I met her! So glad to have all of you as friends now! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my aunt's house, hope you check out part 2! Have a good rest of the weekend!! Kristen

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I am still lovin' the hand painted plates! I have tried them several places, but their current home is on the wall in my kitchen! They just look so warm and very much at home there. Thanks again...hugs...Debbie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Melissa is absolutely right...that tassel is YOU! It looks perfect hanging on your clock.
It is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen...
:) I can tell how delighted you are with it...and..may I say..congratulations on finding a new daughter! :) One can never have enough daughters...never!
Hugs...
Mona

shirley said...

Gloria, how beautiful that swan is. I love swans. I try to find as many Valentine's as I can with swans. You are one lucky lady. I love your blog.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a sweet touching post.
I love the Swam gift, you received from sweet Melissa.
I only found her blog a few weeks back and I know why you have claimed her as your new daughter.
The tassel looks great on the beautiful old Grandfather clock.

Enjoy your Swan dance
Hugs
Carolyn

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
That swan is just gorgeous and it was meant for you!!! Melissa is such a sweetheart and a very good daughter to have! I also love your new blog header! OMG, its beautiful and fits so perfectly! I would buy tickets to see your house you know~ Hugs, Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

Everyone said such nice things about me here I can't believe it. I had to come and take a peek. :)

You are just the nicest friend to have posted this. Thanks again and thanks to all for your kindness.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, this is so lovely! And so is Melissa! Am checking in from my break to see what you're up to, and I loved seeing this. Will try to see the link you sent me today.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Connie said...

Hi Gloria, Was thinking of you last night ( 3am ) as I was posting those large pictures you showed me how to do. I don't know why I get so much energy at night?

Yes, Melissa is a real sweetheart...... I agree with all your fans about that. How nice of her to think of you with the tassel. One very thoughtful gal !!!

Connie said...

Hi Gloria, Was thinking of you last night ( 3am ) as I was posting those large pictures you showed me how to do. I don't know why I get so much energy at night?

Yes, Melissa is a real sweetheart...... I agree with all your fans about that. How nice of her to think of you with the tassel. One very thoughtful gal !!!