Friday, May 23, 2014

Cranberry Swan

You know, life is filled with unexpected surprises, some that really warm the heart in an extra special way.

Last weekend, my  friend, Sharon, and I went to a yard sale.

There was a very exquisite cranberry glass swan among the many treasures.

Since cranberry glass is one of my favorite collections, that swan made me swoon.

However, the price was a bit high for my budget and, admittedly, I really don't "need" another piece for the collection (even though more may be wanted! ha)

Last night, after a book club meeting, my friend handed me a bag and said inside was something I'd enjoy.

Then she said goodnight and ran to her car.

Once inside my own car, I read a really beautiful note that she wrote. 

Then, inside the brown paper bag, there was a box wrapped in pink paper with white polka dots, topped with a lovely pink bow.

  Of course, pink is my favorite color!

Inside  the box was, you guessed it, the delicate and truly breathtaking pink cranberry glass swan!

A friend who does something like that makes life truly extra special. 

I mean, it wasn't even my birthday or any other occasion!

 Of course,  I cherish the swan, too.



Hindustanka said...

That was so nice of her to fullfill your little wish! Friends are for these moments too.. The cranberry swan is lovely and delicate.
Have a nice weekend Susan!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great friend! It's a beautiful piece and I can't think of anyone who would enjoy it more then you! When I arrived home from TX, my daughter Sara had bought me some groceries and left me a card telling me what a great Mom I am. It just warmed my heart!

Nellie said...

You've a wonderful, thoughtful friend! That is affirmation that you are the same kind of friend, too. Happy Friday!

The Old Parsonage said...

What a sweet gesture! I agree with Nellie - you are the same kind of friend!

Happy Holiday weekend!


diane.stetson said...

What a pretty swan to add to your collection. I'm sure you enjoyed opening that special gift very much. Have a great weekend.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
Your swan is so pretty! Remember I told you I had seen some miniature clay flower pots? Well, I figured out where they were. They have them at Michael's in the clay pot section.
Have a great weekend,

Valerie said...

What a lovely friend and a lovely piece! Just beautiful. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

AdelaidesCorner said...

What a great friend and this was nice to read about. The swan is beautiful.

KathyB. said...

I have seen such glass pieces but never this color. It IS beautiful and of course your sweet friend knew you had to have it. Good friends know these things. What a blessing she is, and I suspect you are to her.

Gosia said...

Your friend is really nice a nd swan I like it

Susan said...

A warm welcome to Amanda Mercuri, whose blog has the same name!

She is this blog's latest follower. I think Amanda is from Brazil.

Hope you stop by often, Amanda. Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I am so happy for you. I love the swan and if I had seen it I would have thought of you!

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