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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday - Treasures


Today we are getting to show off our changes around the house with Metamorphosis Monday hosted by the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Be sure to visit her and see what she's creating and a list of all the other participants.

I received a gift in the mail this week from one of my most treasured friends in the whole world. Her name is Pat and she is so thoughtful and generous and just loves to spoil people and make them feel special. Such a blessing in my life. She saw this gorgeous pin cushion on one of the Etsy shops and thought it looked like me. Well to say that I am thrilled is such an understatement. I absolutely adore it. So naturally I had to rearrange an end table and play with a new vignette to show it off.


Just look at this gorgeous beauty. I love the flowers on the vase, the fabric and ribbons for the cushion and the beautiful stick pins.


Isn't this gorgeous.


From every angel it is just stunning.


All of my most treasured possessions always wind up under a cloche, so this beauty needed to be put in a place of honor.


I like it best without the plate. It shows the beautiful pin cushion off best.


I am so blessed to have such a wonderful and thoughtful friend and I really do thank God for her.



Thanks so much for stopping by and remember the "Winter Cloche Party" is this Friday, 2/19/10. Mr. Linky will be up by 6 pm on Thurs. night. I can't wait to see you all there.

61 comments:

  1. What a beautiful pincushion! I sew and love to collect all the doodads of a seamstress. This is very special, Marty. Thanks for sharing
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. What a gorgeous pin cushion! And it looks wonderful under the cloche in your vignette.

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  3. Marty,
    It is I who feels so blessed to have you in my life. As every one who knows you and are fortunate enough to be able to call you friend, we all know just how special you are. I wish everyone was able to have a "Marty" in their life.......
    Love you friend,
    Pat

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  4. Marty, what a perfect little lovely for you. Our Pat is something else isn't she. She could be a professional gift giver. It is because she does it from her heart and her heart is so beautiful. It is a perfect touch for your already lovely home. Hugs Kathysue

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  5. That is gorgeous....I would love to find one like that...now that is the kind of pin cushion to have...and the pins...amazing! Enjoy it! Hope you are having a good valentines day with lots of treats!!

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  6. Marty, this is beautiful! Pat is such a wonderful friend, and I swear she always knows just the perfect gift. And more importantly, just the perfect thing to say! This really is perfect for you and it's gorgeous, just like you! Hugs, Kat

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  7. The pin cushion is gorgeous, Marty and I love the pretty pins. It looks wonderful under your cloche (you always give me cloche ideas!). Your friend is SO thoughtful!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. We all know why she loves you so much.It is a lovely little pin cushion.And such a trophy to your friendship....Ann

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  9. Happy Valentine Day Marty...What a special thing your friend did just for you...Love it girl..Many blessings to you today...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. Hi Marty what a precious gift! It does look like you and what a sweet friend to send it to you! It does look fantastic under the cloche! Everything you do looks so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  11. Hi Marty!
    Your friend really knows what you like and to highlight that adorable pin cushio under a cloche, is stunning.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. How fortunate you are to have such a lovely friend and such a special present. It is beautiful. Enjoy!

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  13. Uhhhhh, Marty - what is Pat's home phone number. I would like to become her good friend too! ;)
    This is just beautiful. My gosh! I mean, like, beyond pretty, it's gorgeous. And love the stick pins too!
    How awesome is this? You must mean just the world to her for her to give you this, out of the blue. I think you deserve it!
    See you in a few weeks! I'm getting excited!
    HUGS! And Happy Valentines DAy!
    Karen

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  14. Marty, that pincushion is adorable. I love the way you have it displayed. I have 4 of those yellow plates that we eat off & mix with some blue & white ones. I never thought of displaying one until I saw how pretty it is in your post - hmmmm - you've got me thinking now!! Linda

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  15. This pincushion is so beautiful. I am collecting pincushions but have nothing quite as beautiful as this.
    Carey from Chicory Nits

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  16. Looks gorgeous in your display. What a great gift.

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  17. What a beautiful gift Marty! Friendships are a wonderful blessing in life!
    Michelle

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  18. The pin cushion is really gorgeous, Marty. So unusual and lovely! How thoughtful Pat is!...Christine

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  19. This is really lovely, Marty! Putting this special gift under a cloche really gives it some importance on your table. What a thoughtful friend!

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  20. How beautiful and what great colors and fabric. I love the idea!

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  21. That is one cute pin cushion, Marty. It is so you! What a great friend you have in Pat...

    I'll be there for the cloche party! I am still on the hunt for a great one!

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  22. Good Morning Marty,
    That is one gorgeous pin cushion! It's like a work of art! Pat is a wonderful, wonderful friend! I have to get going on the cloche party, thanks for the reminder! Maybe, I should put a cactus under one in celebration of AZ. Can't wait! Hugs, Cindy

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  23. You are so smart and such an inspiration. I have a lovely pot I broke to the top to, so NOW I know what to make out of it. Pincushion~!
    thanks again for the great photos and the wonderful idea.
    Keep Dreaming~ Sonny ~

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  24. HI Marty! finally made my way back for a little visit. LOVE the pinkeep. It's so perfectly sweet! You have a very thoughtful friend.. of course you already know that.
    I'm glad to see youre hosting another cloche party.. perhaps that will give me the ambition to change the scenery in mine!
    have a great week!
    hugs
    vivian

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  25. The pin cushion is just s treasure and how pretty it looks under the cloche! Your home is so beautiful and warm. I always enjoy my visits here!
    Love,
    Sue

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  26. Pin cushions have come a long way baby! That is gorgeous...what a wonderful gift!

    Sue

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  27. Aren't blogger buddies the very best? What did we ever do BEFORE blogging? I know I didn't have as many friends as I do now!!

    That is such a lovely, thoughtful gift and just says "Marty" all over it!!

    Thanks for the kind words about my tassels Marty and for always be my super nice blogger buddy!!

    So looking forward to the cloche party Friday!!

    Enjoy your week friend -

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  28. The pin cushion is fabulous! And I love it under the cloche. Makes it much more special.

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  29. That is one beautiful pincushion. You have a very talented and sweet friend. It is perfect under the cloche (much too pretty to be used)
    Speaking of cloches, I am looking forware to your party on Friday. I am prepared with pictures and ready to go.

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  30. That is such a pretty pincushion Marty. What a sweet & thoughtful gift!

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  31. Very pretty and so unusual. You have a wonderful friend indeed!

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  32. Hi Marty; OOOOOOOO what a beautiful Pin cushion.. what a sweet thoughtful friend you have.... How gorgeous it is under the glass Cloche...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  33. You can make the most ordinary thing something of exquisite beauty. I would never have thought that a pincushion could be so lovely. The addition of the stick pin in the lovely container, in the cloche. Great.

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  34. Marty, I've never seen such a beautiful pin cushion, and I love the pretty stick pins in it. It's perfect for a cloche. Looking forward to the party. laurie

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  35. What a great friend you have and she seems to know your taste well. The little pin cushion looks wonderful under your cloche.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  36. Sweet pin cushion. Looking forward to the party this week, though I don't have one to share. I'll have to just admire everyone elses.

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  37. What a pretty little pincushion! Love it displayed in the cloche. I'm trying to get some ready for the party!

    Katherine

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  38. Marty,
    What a lovely pin cushion. Made even more lovely by the blessing of receiving it from a dear friend. You are blessed. Always love your cloches. Terry his biopsy Wed, so I don't believe I am going to make the cloche party this week. If I don't, I will be sure to check in to see all the inspirational posts.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  39. Marty, I can imagine that you absolutely deserve a precious friend like Pat!! wonderful treasure.

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  40. This is a beautiful way to display stick pins. Do you know what Etsy shop it came from? What a treasured friendship! Joan

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  41. Ahhh....so pretty, Marty. I love how you have it displayed.

    See ya for the Cloche Party.

    Barb ♥

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  42. Marty - your Emails are being returned to me. Could you please Email me so I can "reply" to the correct address? I need to ask a question!
    Thanks! Karen

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  43. Marty that's probably the most beautiful pin cushion I've ever seen! I love it! Thanks for stopping by the blog! The bathroom is getting there ... slowly, but surely as my mother used to say! :) Take good care! Artie

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  44. This IS a beautiful pin cushion. I have been surfing around on Met Monday and I have noticed your sweet and uplifting comments, so I'm thinking this beautiful pin cushion was given to a beautiful soul.

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  45. Hi Marty!

    Love your lovely little pin cushion from your friend Pat. What a thoughtful gift. It looks so nice how you have displayed it with your cloche. The creams all look just so pretty! Hugs!! Oh... and hopefully I will be able to join you at your Cloche party!!

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  46. Marty, that pin cushion idea is great. I love how it adds a different texture. Great photos by the way. Thanks for coming by again....Kim

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  47. Oh lucky you ... to have such a good friend. The pin cushion is just perfect for your room. I think I will go check out Etsy.

    Talk to you soon ;)

    bunny Jean

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  48. Good morning Marty,
    What a beautiful pin cushion and what a sweet friend. It looks perfect under that cloche. Speaking of....I can't wait until Friday. I'm so excited about participating in your Cloche Party. Thank you so much for hosting them...they are always so much fun. See you then my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

    ♥Ana

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  49. Hi Marty!

    What a wonderful friend.....she knows you well. I love it! What a treasure, both the pincushion AND your dear friend!

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  50. A very unusual, but simply gorgeous pin cushion. What a lovely gift.

    Thank you for your lovely comment about my bag.

    I am still searching for a Cloche. They don't seem to be readily available over here, either that, or I'm looking in the wrong places!

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  51. Hi Marty, that is indeed a very gorgeous pin cushion. How sweet for your friend to send that. I like it best to by itself without elevation. It's very pretty under your cloche.

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  52. Oh how precious this is! Thank you for your sweetest visit -- you are always one of my first "guests" at my table each week and you always leave the sweetest messages -- what a wonderful bloggy neighbor you are!

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  53. Beautiful pin cushion, Marty. What a wonderful gift!
    ♥, Susan

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  54. What a lovely pincushion and a truly beautiful friend.

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  55. I love that pincushion, and your pins. It is so pretty under the cloche.
    Sheila

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  56. Thanks for hosting this wonderful get together where we can share ideas. It was so much fun to see in the homes of others who love the same thing you do. Blessings
    Sharon K

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