Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Touch of Old-Fashioned Beauty




Several years ago, while visiting Flagstaff, Arizona, my daughter and I stopped at a Salvation Army store . A pair of amber glass lamps with fluted edges and "gold" ornate bases were for sale. Admiring them for their beauty, my daughter urged me to buy them.





They are perfect for your Victorian decor," she said. The logistics of transporting such delicate lamps cross-country, however, seemed impossible. Reluctantly, I left the store.
Several weeks later, back on the east coast, the UPS man delivered a large box that contained the lamps! My daughter had bought them and sent them to me after all despite being a college student on a bare bones budget. Today the lamps adorn one of our bedrooms on the east coast. Every time I look at them, especially with the sun shining through them, they make me smile. Reminisent of the old west days, they also symbolize, to me, a gift of love.
CAN YOU THINK OF A GIFT OF LOVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?




11 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a sweet daughter you have, you lucky mom. Those are such beautiful lamps.

Linda said...

What a sweet gift! Its wonderful to have a daughter who appreciates you like that. Mine are both sweethearts also.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lucky you! They are gorgeous. Love that color of amber. How sweet of your daughter to get them for you. Many blessings, Tammy

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh is that ever the sweetest thing! what a lovely gesture on your daughter's part! you raised her right!

I can think of one thing right here in my studio....it's a wooden paper drawer organizer! My hubby and I were at a shop, I saw it, liked it, but decided not to buy it for some reason....
anyhow, it was an hours drive home, and when nearing the end of the trip, I just happen to reluctantly mention how I had wished I did purchase that organizer, how perfect it would have been....etc....

my hubby turned the car around and went back for me right then and there...even though I was telling him not to worry about it, or fuss...that it wasn't that big of a deal....
he still insisted on getting it for me before it was gone!

now that too is a grand gesture of love, and those are the sort of moments that we never forget, always hold dear and forever assign to that purchased object of love!!!!

thanks for sharing, and for helping me to have that memory just now!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

middle child said...

I was recovering from emergency hernia and a friend sent a Prayer Blanket. I hadn't heard of these and I literally cried at the beauty of the sentiment. At Christmas I always seem to receive one gift that makes me cry. I think my kids have that in mind when they Christmas shop. They want to be the one who gives me the "cry gift."
I also have a lamp similar to yours. I picked it up at the closing of an antique shop. It was literally already packed in the box when I spied it. The owners cheerfully unpacked it for my viewing and I ended up buying it for a really good price. It is made by Fostoria and light turquois in color. Love it! And how sweet of your daughter.

Jenny said...

What a sweet daughter! Your lamps are gorgeous!

LDH said...

Oh wow, Susan! These lamps are really beautiful! And the love and thoughtfulness your daughter showed to you was precious! Such a sweet story!

Dianne said...

What beautiful lamps and how sweet a gift... I've received many gifts of love through out my life and have many fond memories of them. One was a gold and pearl dragonfly brooch that my mom gave me for my birthday... At the same time (they obviously shopped together) my brother gave me a little gold pin of a bird and nest on a branch. The nest had little pearl eggs in it. I still have both!

Susan said...

Thanks to everyone for your kindness and compliments on my daughter (and lamps!) You are all very, very sweet. So glad you stopped by. Sincerely, Susan

BECKY said...

Hi Susan! What beautiful lamps, and what a wonderful daughter! I can see where she gets her kindness and thoughtfulness!

Susan said...

Thanks, Becky. YOu are sweet to say that. Sincerely, Susan

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