Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thank you...

I know that it's hard to believe; but life here has been crazier than usual lately.   Fortunately I've been blessed with many Moments of Grace amidst the chaos.  Recently two of my artsy friends surprised me beyond words, and I wanted to share the gift of their talents with you today.

Purse and Earrings by Jessica of Lucky Cup Studio.
Jessica is extremely talented, and she's one of the owners of Swank Coffee and Handmade Market in Southern Pines.  She knows that I LOVE my extra-long-over-the-shoulder-purses, and she was kind enough to make this one with me in mind.  I've been wearing it with the lovely earrings that she also made.  You'll find more of her work at Swank or in her online store.

The cutest clothes for the wee ones, also
by Jessica, and available at Swank.
Then, as if this wasn't enough, on a routine drive-by of our mailbox one day, Alan and I were astonished to find it filled to capacity with this super sized box of Barilla Spaghetti.  I come from a Big Italian Family, so the quantity didn't necessarily surprise me; the fact that it was in my mailbox did.  I swear that no one in my family has ever mail ordered their pasta!  :-) 

A surprise in our mailbox.
Imagine my surprise and delight when this lowly spaghetti box revealed the most amazing piece of pottery ever.  This sweet bird bell was created by the talented Suzanne Rehbock of Flying Pig Pottery.  Many years ago, Suzanne and I struck up a fast friendship at a show in Swansboro, NC.  Since then I've been a rabid fan of her work, and it just keeps getting better.  If you'd like to see more for yourself, please visit The Flying Pig Website, Online Store, and Facebook Page.
North Carolina Pottery Bird Bell
by Flying Pig Pottery
Thank you again, Suzanne and Jessica!  Your kindness is appreciated more than I can say. 


  1. I am so glad your box of "spaghetti" came at a good time. What a cute purse Jessica makes! Love to you sweet lady!

  2. Love to you too, Suzanne! My little bird arrived at the PERFECT time, and he's found a home here. I hope that we'll have a chance to catch up in person sometime soon. :-)