Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Rose is a Rose!

 Last week I met Rose!

Rose from the amazing

How it all happened, I just can't believe my eyes!

I entered her 'Bat Wing' Giveaway.

I don't usually enter giveaways.

So I most certainly NEVER win.

This time.

I won.

How fun!

And because Rose lives only an hour from me and  comes to our city for work occasionally,
we met for lunch!

Can it get any funner?
(apparently 'funner' is a word)

This is her in the parking lot telling me something about not being photogenic. Na-uh!
She's very cute!!!
And sweet!!

Wanna know just how sweet & cute she is?
I thought so.

She not only delivered the goods!
(you can take a look at what I won over at her blog! 'Bat Wing' Giveaway. oh my!)

She had everything all wrapped up and boxed for me!  And she threw in a few extras!
I really ADORE extras!

Notice that blue scarf?
She knows I LOVE scarves and gave me a vintage one with a beautiful leaf print and in my favorite up-close-to-my face color:

That wasn't EVEN the best part!
She knew that I lost nearly all of my novels, poetry and decorating books in our recent flooded basement. I wrote about it in a post and mentioned that some books were vintage.  
(I still have NOT tossed any of them. They are soaked and stuck together and in the same mushy wet box as the day I found them nearly floating in my studio.  Ugh.)

Louisa May Alcott's novels have taught me some of my parenting skills over the years.  
Little Women.  Love.
Jo's Boys. Truly a wonderful insight into my two boys, as well as my husband.

When Rose was a little girl someone had given her Jo's Boys to read.
After reading my flood post she emailed me and said that she had her own copy which was vintage when she got it.  She had written her name in it when she was younger.
She wanted to give her copy to me.
~be still my heart~
I sat and cried at the computer that night.
Such a touching gesture from someone I hardly know...'cept for the blog!

And Rose being Rose, well, she also gave me Little Men, & Under The Lilacs - both written my LMA.

She also wrote to me to add that she had windows and tables and all sorts of things for the asking, if I wanted.
I wanted.
But we are trying to get our house ready to sell or something and if I brought in more than the box of goodies I won...well, we won't even mention what everyone  might think!

For now,
 I want to thank you Rose,
from the bottom of my heart!

I'm so looking forward to displaying these creative treasures and walking passed them in my home knowing they came from you!



  1. What a fun visit that must have been. I would have love to meet you both. You got some great stuff and how sweet that she threw in the books for you after you lost so many. You both crack me up all the time so it must have been hysterical for you two together!

  2. That Rose! She is a sweetie! I'm so envious that you got to meet rose in real life! You lucky girl! PLUS you won! how awesome! I wonder.... had I won ??? would she have delivered them to me? heheheh
    congrats Kolein!

  3. So cool! So cool! So cool!

    I knew it would be such fun to meet Rose. I think it would be tremendous fun to meet you! So...a lot of really cool junk-- and books!
    And! Lunch! ... So cool!

    Can you tell, how excited I am for you?

    I got to meet Lezlee-- from Priorlives once, we did lunch,

  4. How wonderful for you, my friend. You are a jewel and people see it and recoginize it. I am so happy you got to meet a blogging friend.

  5. How fun to meet a blogging friend! It sounds like she is a very special person.

  6. Oh, if only people in the rest of the world were as nice and considerate as blog friends. We wouldn't need politicians or law enforcement or even stop signs! What a pleasure it must have been for both of you to meet each other!

  7. Uh oh, I've been a bad girl and haven't been keeping up with my blog reading. See what happens? I come over and see my mug on your blog!
    Really, Kol, you are way too kind. The pleasure was all mine. I hope we can get together again soon. And I can't wait 'til you become a farmer and change your name to "Lisa". lol You'll have to start a Green Acres blog for that!

  8. What a sweet and thoughtful visit! I did not know about your flooded basement! That is awful and I am so sorry! Have been missing your funny self. Love, Me


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