September 14, 2008

Shadow shot/Shutter click

Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Porch swing shadow


Tea & Honey Bread's Shutter Click and Chat ~ A special book

We had a going away party last year when we moved from Silverton to the High Desert of Central Oregon. My friend Georgia gave me her copy of Designers in Residence: the Personal Style of Top Women Decorators and Designers. What inspiration! Some of my favorite designers in this book: Carol Bolton, Shelia Bridges and Isabelle de Borchgrave.


And the sweet surprise when I opened it...a page dedicated to me...


with a hand-written note: Designer in residence: Fresh start pages to fill in for the Evolving Charmaine. Makes me weepy just looking at it....


This has to be one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received. Thanks again Georgia for this special book.

19 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Love that porch swing! Cool shadow shot!

That's a very sweet gift too. Just went to save your shadow shot for the collage next week & goofed up & copied one of your book pics. The one with the photo of you in it. Hehe...lucky I realised my mistake now :D

I've still not found my glasses...

Rosebud Collection said...

The porch swing shadow is lovely..
What a thoughtful gift..A good friend is worth more than anything money can buy..

Lisa B. said...

What a sweet friend! And a sweet swing to sit and look at you book on...nice shadow!

Angela said...

What a sweet little page to open up to! How nice.

willow said...

Very lovely and thoughtful dedication!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

oh how sweet! you are very lcuky indeed...

Sweet Repose said...

Ahhh...Carol Bolton...be still my heart...I've been looking at my old ratty love seat with Carol Bolton eyes...could be a fun winter project whilst I am snowed in lamenting...ha...and yes that is the sedum, who knew when I planted them that they would compliment the color my daughter was to paint my house...

I love the organic, rich earth tone of the light and shadow on the swing...warm and inviting.

sharon

Victoria said...

Nice porch swing,
and
what a lovely thoughtful gift!

Sandra Ree said...

How lovely!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Aw, that is a great friend for sure :) Your shadow is beautiful as well, the whole set up of the photo makes me think of sitting on that swing on a warm fall day with a cup of tea :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Hey Mr. Linky led me here ;) Yay!

Love the shadow shot and the book-what a thoughtful, heartfelt gift.

fly tie said...

how very special.:-)

Cicada Studio said...

You're loved, Ms. Manley!

M.Kate said...

Nice SSS, that's one thing I need to add to my garden :D

littlebyRD said...

I wish I had a porch swing. Would need a porch first...
I am so bummed to hear you aren't making it over this month for the sale. Next month? I hope so.
That is lovely gift, especially the note inside.

littlebyRD said...

I wish I had a porch swing. Would need a porch first...
I am so bummed to hear you aren't making it over this month for the sale. Next month? I hope so.
That is lovely gift, especially the note inside.

Karine said...

How sweet. There is nothing like a gift that is so personal and thoughtful.

Love your shadow shot!

annette said...

What a special gift and a lovely shadow shot, :0)

robin bird said...

what a nice gentle curve on that shadow shot! one day you will not have the book dedicated to you but be one of the resident designers featured in the book.

i am really, really looking forward to seeing you on saturday!
XO