Sunday 3 February 2013

There's A Whole Lot Of Loving Going On!

Frank Loesser must have been talking about you guys when he wrote those lyrics for Guys & Dolls.  You never cease to amaze me with your love and support, your creativity and knowledge and your honest desire to share ideas and techniques to make life a little (or a lot) nicer for us all!

I defy anyone to show me a closer or more tight knit community than the world of Bloggers.

On Friday afternoon I trudged back home, through deep snow, after babysitting a neighbours cat.  It was a horribly cold and grey day and the inspiration I'd been looking for was nowhere in sight.

But wait, what's that parcel sitting by my front door?  It's a pretty big box and I didn't order anything. Utah thinks the box is perfect, in and of itself! ~

It's come all the way from sunny Alabama and here's the dear lady who sent it. ~

You may know her as Miss Kopy Kat, the one with the great blog where she shows you how to get a high end look for a down low price.

Make your own faux coral?  She'll show you how! ~

Miss Kopy Kat

Dress your candles up with cute sweaters?  You don't need to knit for this one. ~

She's a busy lady who's an RN in a neo natal intensive care unit.  When she's not saving baby's lives, she dresses up a home with stunning beauty.  I've followed her for more than a year and she never disappoints in giving me the best copycats in blogland.

So, what was inside the box?  Remember that flow blue plate I broke on Christmas Eve?  Remember how awful I felt about breaking an antique and my very first piece of flow blue?  It was made in the town where my grandfather served his potters apprenticeship.  It dated somewhere between 1891 and 1900.  It was a  Non Pariel pattern in the scenic/romantic style and was Middleport china.  The village I live in is Middleport.

This was in the box! ~

It's the identical plate!  She hunted it down and shipped it all the way from Alabama to Canada! ~

I cried a teeny weeny bit to see my plate back.  I cried a whole lot more at the kindness and generosity of spirit that went to so much trouble to do this for me.  The original was just a plate I bought.  This one is a thoughtful gift from a friend and means so much more to me!

I wanted to save this story for Sunday evening so you could all have a feel good moment before you start into your busy week.

You'd be doing me a favour if you popped over to Miss Kopy Kat and made yourself one of the nicest friends you could ever hope to meet!

Thanks, Gayle.  Love ya!

I have to share this with My Happy List


  1. Oh Maureen, that is so very lovely of her! How lovely that she thought of you and that she managed to find a replacement. Beautiful post!

  2. Oh that is such a sweet, thoughtful and kind gesture. There are angels right here on earth and here's the proof!


  3. Such a sweet blogging friend she is!!

  4. Maureen, I am so happy that you got your plate back. A very kind friend!

  5. How sweet! Great post to start the week off.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  6. Sue at Naperville Now4 February 2013 at 08:03

    what a wonderful and dear surprise. the world is indeed an amazing place

  7. Maureen, I would have cried too! I've said it before and I'll say it again...the blog world is a wonderful place full of wonderful people! Like you...and Gayle, whose blog I'm off to visit now!

  8. Maureen.
    She's a sweet lady and so are you!
    Have a good week.

  9. Awwwwwws, That's SO SWEET! Very touching... I will hop over to her blog right now!


  10. The love and kindness and generosity of blogger is deep and wide! I am so happy for you to have this treasure!
    hugs, Linda

  11. An incredible heart-warming story to start my week. The number one thing I have learned the last several months as a blogger is this is a strong and loving community.

  12. What a great way to start out the week. So nice to have the link in our family history back! Thanks so much to your friend Gayle! I am sure Utee thanks her too.

  13. Oh, how incredible. What a fabulous story AND you have a brand new/very old plate to enjoy all over again. What a sweetie,...or I should say a couple of sweeties.

  14. That is a wonderful story Maureen. You are so right about the blogosphere...full of a lot of caring and considerate individuals. What a lovely thing for her to do.

  15. That is so sweet. That is a special plate for sure.

  16. That was a sweet gift. And I used to have a cat that looked JUST like that, his name was Sylvester!

  17. Oh, I cried just a teeny bit at this story, yes blogging is a wonderful world, and you are one of the wonderful people in it!!


  18. now how cool is that???? I can't wait to dig into her blog! Your kitty is precious in this post!

  19. This is truly a very touching and inspirational story. You're absolutely right about Gayle. I've been following Miss Kitty since I started blogging. I love her ideas and when I read she was a neonatal nurse I had to send her a personal note,thanking her for all that she does. My son was born at 26 weeks and were it not for the nurses and doctors in the neonatal unit who took care of him, he would not be here today.

  20. What a great story Maureen. Thanks for sharing it with us. Beautiful plate!

  21. Aren't blogging friends awesome? Your new plate is beautiful and so is the story. Love Miss Kopy Kat's blog too...always full of inspiration.

  22. Your sweet story made me smile on this gray, gloomy Texas day! I will have to go and visit Gayle's blog :)

  23. Oh Maureen ... what a wonderful gift from Gayle. Will mean more to you than if by chance, you would find a replacement. She has a kind heart and really appreciate what she does to care for the babies.
    Love your post too, made me feel really happy for you.
    I do love Gayle's blog too.
    Audrey Z.

  24. What a wonderful gift! The plate is beautiful and so is the kitty.

  25. Maureen, what a sweet blog friend indeed! I can't believe I am not familiar with her. Hopping over to say hi.
    p.s. The cat's name is Utah. How fun!

  26. Well if that's not the kindest act! And I agree - the blogmosphere is such an incredibly warm and snuggly place to be a part of - and proves to me daily - how amazing people are.!
    I already follow Gayle -
    Much love,

  27. Oh, I almost forgot: Thanks for linking-up, my dear. Miss Kopy Kat is also an Alabama blogger, and I just recently "found" here through another link party.

    Blog friends are the best, aren't they! :D

    Ricki Jill

  28. That is so wonderful!! Don't you love bloggy friends?

    And Utah is a strikingly handsome kitty.