This is Gloria. Her blog is named Happy To Be. She is my Mom-(okay-not really-but hey... a girl can dream right?) Gloria adopted me to be her daughter about 2 years ago...and we have become very close. In fact, I just spoke to her earlier this afternoon for a couple of hours! (loved every minute too)
I absolutely admire the spirit of this woman. She has such an adventurous personality...and so many talents...I love to visit her blog and admire all the gorgeous antiques she keeps in her beautiful and unique home. One day I am going to show up there with my U-Haul and go shopping in my Mom's house! I can hardly wait!
So one day last week I got a parcel card in the mailbox and I knew that it was from her. So I ran my hot little heels all the way to the post office and picked up my box. Look at what she sent me!
Is this not just the sweetest little lamp? She made it custom just for lil' ol' me!...
So I put it where I could see it all the time...and then it happened...Gloria made me do a whole rip apart and re-do of my entire house...I like the lamp there...but I thought it deserved a nicer more special place....
Also in that box was my very special "Roo". I love it...it is from a store called Ross. We don't have one of those here...so I feel very special! I set "Roo" on a cake plate with some moss and put her in my living room cabinet.
Just the right colors...Does my Mom know me well or what!
Yep...I love her!
I thought that since I already had the house ripped apart to place my "Roo" I would put that wonderful little lamp in the cabinet too...
Can you see it?
There it is...along with a few hints of tomorrow's post...
I love this little gift so much! It is the second time I have received a gift with Tootsie Time on it...Jessica sent me that little canvas bag that I love too!
Look at all the details she put into this! And...if I want to change the flowers to a different color of hydrangea...all I have to do is pop them in! I also have little lamp shades that I can change out...but for me...the way she made it is just perfect...there will never be another one like it!
Now this gift has prompted this Toots to find her creative side...I have been as busy as a beaver making some new looks in this house...Between the thriftin' I did, and the special tokens of unconditional love that I have received....I have lots to share with you guys this week! For now...it is after 2AM, and I have kids to dress for school tomorrow....so I must stop for now...so I will end today by saying THANK YOU MOM!!! I LOVE IT!
Stay tuned...my thriftin' finds are coming up next!
Isn't that the cutest!! I can't wait to see your junkin' finds and what that creative mind of yours has been up to!
It is always so exciting to receive a parcel in the mail, and especially from someone who knows you taste so well.
Oh, Tootsie! How very sweet of our Gloria! She is something, isn't she? That little lamp is so darling and you know how I love the rooster. Love how you popped him upon the cakestand with the moss. Looks like a nest! Can't wait to see all you're doing at your lovely home.
Be a sweetie,
Too cute!! Loving it. Kathy
Absolutely darling. What a sweetheart...do you think she would adopt a 50+ chubby lady too?
Tootsie, Gloria sure did a great job on this! Even without the "Tootsie Time" written on it we'd know that it should belong to you! It's perfect. I really like it in the cabinet too. Aren't blogging buddies just the absolute best?! Me
I love the lamp and the rooster! That was so thoughtful! What a good idea with the rooster, putting him on moss! Your home is so pretty! Have a nice day!!!
oh Tootsie you got that right!, Gloria is one sweet lady, how nice of her eh!, i do too love her home and all of her antiques, she sure is one very special lady.
i love your little lamp and the rooster is gorgeous, enjoy it everyday my friend. i hope is not that cold already there, its been pretty good here so far but i know its coming!!!!lol...have a wonderful day..
I agree 100% Gloria is an absolute doll! I loved the post she did showing how to make these adorable lamps with a teacup base.
Love the gift's your Mom and Jessica sent you. How sweet of your blogging friends to do so.
What a lovely surprise! I love how you displayed your new treasures.
What a wonderful "mom"!
P.S. I'm up for adoption too...*Ü*
What a sweet tribute to dear Gloria. She is like the surrogate mom to many of us here in blogland. I love her dearly. And you too, my friend, are another very encouraging friend that I treasure. I forgot to tell you that I mentioned you in a post recently. You are a treasure Toots! ~~Kim
What a beautiful lamp! Such a special gift, that was so sweet of her!
That is so sweet! I love it! I love getting things with my "name" on them! they are the best! I am going to have to go check Gloria out, since I have heard so many wonderful things about her
Awe, too sweet. You would love Ross stores. Your mom lights up you life with that little lamp.
Okay next post... fish and birds...am I close?
I actually did an outside post, I know don't fall over, of course my yard is wild cause I just plant and water. "It's made in the shade, without a blade" You would be proud of me...for a lazy gardener.
What a precious gift. I just love it. She is the most thoughtful person in the whole world. You have displayed both the lamp and the rooster so beautifully. Love it. Hugs Marty
That is just so sweet! Nothing like getting a parcel in the mail :)
Tootsie, I'm so glad you wrote about your relationship with Gloria, I had wondered about it!!! Just call me nosy, so now I understand it. That lamp is so special and I also love it.
I want Gloria to be MY mother!! Seriously...I love the lamps. She is fantastic at wiring and creating these works of art. You are a lucky gal. And I love Roo too!!
I hope your week just get's happier!!
GM Girl, How sweet of you...no wonder I adopted you...And never regreted one day of doing so your the best daughter a Mom could have...I only wished you really were mine...you would have indeed been my most thoughtful and talented one of the bunch...Love ya girl..and every time the Uhaul show up on this mountain I'll help you pack ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
~AH! Totsie! Isn't Mom just the sweetest and kindest lady ever? I guess that makes us sisters now doesn't it? HeHe! *Smiles*
I just adore your special lamp! It was definitly made just for "you" with the lovely watering can. Love the tiny blue shade too. So cute!
~Happy Halloween! ~Melissa :)
You have given me an inspiration ~ putting moss on one of my cake stands and placing something adorable on it! Too many of my stands are doing just that ~ 'standing' around.
You are right about Ms. Gloria, she is one in a million!
Love the roo on the cake stand!
Wow! She is a sweety! How fun for you to get such a fabulous lamp to display in your abode.
I love Ross. We always find the coolest stuff there. I got a present for my sisters birthday that she loved. It was an apron with a vampire on it. It said "bite me." ( she hates to cook)
I went over to Gloria's. I love the tassels idea. Going to get busy.
Tootsie your storm has passed and you girl are dancing in the rain.
That Gloria is so adorable to make this very special lamp for you! How sweet is that and that's what mothers and daughters do. They listen and encourage and make pretty things for you. There will never every be another Toots. You my friend is the only one and "thank god". So every time you are sitting in that little corner you will think of Gloria. Are gifts that are made the best kind. Just like friends it's the ones you pick that make you feel good. Have a bright day and I'm thinking of you!
Well aren't you a lucky girl,I agree Gloria is lovely!!! Your photos are so pretty!! Hope you are well,Chrissy
Oh my, that is just the sweetest thing. What a pretty and heart felt gift.
That is so nice. What a cute lamp and I love the tin watering can. You are special - Tootsie. Love you.
Awww, so sweet!
Isn't Gloria the best!!! i love her too.. I love all of your goodies!
That Gloria is just so damn sweet. I can't think of a negative thing to say about her! Your lamp is so perfect and so YOU. Great job, Gloria!!!!
Justine :o )
How wonderful, Tootsie! Isn't our Gloria such a sweetie? I love that lamp! It's so you! And isn't it fun that you can change the flowers with the seasons? You sure picked a great mom and she picked a great daughter!! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
Everyone needs an adoptive mom like Gloria! Your new treasures are beautiful!
You have chosen well to choose Gloria for your MOM! What sweet gifts!
You are so blessed to have such a talented and generous 'mom'!! It is so charming and it looks adorable in your house. Thanks so much for the note tonight and remember that real life trumps blog world! :)
Gloria is really very sweet and so talented. I am so happy for you to be a recipient of this beautiful one of a kind lamp. Tootsie. Roo is handsome too...Christine
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