Tuesday, September 8, 2015

UNEXPECTED TRIP AND SOME TREASURES



We got a call last week that a dear friend who had been a member of our church for over 25 years had passed away at 90.  The family ask my dearest to have her Memorial Service last Saturday.  
We stayed with Ann and Jim more dear friends, and she took me one afternoon to visit a couple of "Barn Boutiques".


I took some pictures, and picked up a few treasures for myself.  This corner looked like a Country Store.


Lots of roosters and clocks.

 Plastic eggs that looked real, but I liked the little basket so bought a basket and left the eggs.  I had another idea for the basket.


A room full of all kinds of signs. 

AND HERE ARE MY TREASURES 

 I found this Chicken Wire wall hanger.  Isn't it just too cute.  It fits perfect with my chicken painting and plates.

 I decided to use it to hold the dishcloths I've been knitting.


This is what I did with my little wire basket.  Filled it with a ceramic pumpkin and pear.  That's my new rooster.


Our friend Alice that passed away grew up with parents that had a fern nursery.  The room was filled with ferns and they sent one home with me.

She was a wonderful lady, and we celebrated her life, her faith, and now her home in heaven.

32 comments:

  1. I would wish 90 years for everyone. Like your chicken set up.

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    1. I'm aiming for 90. One of my Aunt's lived to be 98. I want to see some more grandkids get married and give us a few more great grandchildren. Life is good. Celebrate every day.

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    1. That's a lot of years. The changes she saw in her lifetime. Wow.

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful post Wanda! It's nice that you celebrated your friends life of 90 years.
    I enjoyed the photo's of the shop you visited...so many cute items. The treasures you brought home suit your home well.
    thank you for stopping by the Seashells and Lavender blog today. I loved your comment that you left! You gave my spirit a lift.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I so enjoyed your post too. I feel we have much in common. I'm enjoying my new little treasures. Have a great day. Hugs

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  4. Wht cute store! My sister in law is into chickens too, your wall looks nice. So Sorry to hear about your friend. How nice that your hubby could do the memorial service.

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    1. What's up with chickens....I not sure why I'm drawn to them...as a young girl I had to gather eggs, and I was scared to death of them. HaHa.

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  5. That Fern will thrive hanging on your balcony!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I'm never had a fern like this one... I hope I don't kill it. Will have to google how to care for it, It's very pretty.

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  6. How lovely that you and your Dearest could attend and celebrate a long life. And how nice for the family that Don could officiate.
    Love your new treasures - I particularly love the saucy look on your rooster!

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    1. Thanks Suza ~ It was a beautiful service. I am already loving my new little treasures. Funny, how small and simple things can bring joy. Guess I will have to call him "Saucy"....XOXOXO

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  7. Ahhhh...she still is a wonderful lady who makes Heaven her home. What an honor to be so highly regarded by her family and that fern is a beautiful reminder of her. Nice that you were able to visit with friends and do a little barn shopping/hopping. Very cute finds. I've got to catch up with you gals getting your autumn going.

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    1. Thanks Vee. This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through....I'm glad I'm a resident of heaven ~ Truth in advance. HaHa
      The shopping was fun..a few little memories that I see each day in my kitchen.

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  8. Sometimes the unexpected trips are the nicest...even though the reason behind it was your friend's homegoing. Nice to celebrate her long life and stay with your friends, too. Your chicken grouping on the wall is too cute...

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    1. It was a good trip. Everything about it. Our cars are older so we rented a nice car for the trip and it was a pleasure and very comfortable. Yes, I enjoy my little chicken wire hanger and basket.

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  9. Glad you were able to have some good times and those barn shops are a wonderful idea - love your purchases. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Val. It was a great trip and fun shopping.

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  10. What a blessing to live such a long life. May she now rest in peace. The little treasures you brought home and lovely and have been put to good use. :)

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    1. 90 years is a long life. I'm aiming for that too. I did have an Aunt that lived to 98. Maybe it's in my genes.

      Enjoyed my little Barn shopping too.

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  11. I enjoyed your trip to the Barn Boutique. Perhaps one day soon I will again wander the boutiques and pick up a treasure or two.
    One more day of work and then a couple off. Working again on Saturday and then we start the wedding week (which I should have probably taken off altogether but didn't).
    :0)

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    1. That wedding is going to be here before you know it. I got my card...thanks so much. I will be looking for lots of pictures.

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  12. Wanda, Sorry you lost a dear friend. That fern will be a nice reminder of her and her parents. I like the barn boutique. I like the chicken painting you have. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. that little wire basket will be cute every season.

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    1. Thanks Susie ~ Yes, that little basket will get lots of use.

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  13. You have been blessed with good friends. That's rare in ministry or at least it was for my parents. They gave their lives to others who were takers and few gave back. It was sad for us all as they retired and lived a lonely life. It's good that you've been able to stay active and enjoy your retirement. I love your wire baskets. How lovely.

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    1. Bonnie, that makes me so sad. We were in that church 27 years, and it wasn't all tea and roses, but we worked through many problems and the longevity really paid off with deep relationships. We have been blessed to keep in touch, and are welcomed into their homes when we visit. Ministry is hard...but as I look back it was worth it. There are people in heaven because of God's Word being faithfully preached. Love and Hugs

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  14. Oh, dearest Wanda...I am sorry to hear of the loss of your precious friend... But praise Jesus she is resting with Him now... So special that you were able to attend her memorial and oh! Look at all those delightful treasures you picked up... Aww! Love your new rooster!
    Have a truly beautiful and blessed weekend... Sending hugs!
    Kelly-Anne

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  15. Nice treasures and what a beautiful fern! She must have had a green thumb to the maximum. She probably is surrounded by ferns in heaven.

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  16. Hi Wanda, I just found your blog and am happy to follow you. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your friend. She's in a better place now for sure. best, Silvana

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  17. Delightful treasures. It's a good thing I wasn't there. I think I would have gone a bit crazy wanting to buy everything.
    It doesn't look like you saw my reply to your FB private message. Let me know if it didn't come through.

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  18. So sorry for you loss, I love country treasures!

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