I’m sorry I didn’t get but one “general” comment made on yesterday’s post. It was down toward the bottom. Deb and I were very busy helping my mom with some things… I will get some of your comments answered and taken care of… soon!
Did you ever wish you could do something someone else does? Have a talent that you see in someone else? Maybe you’d like to paint, or build furniture, or know how to knit pretty little dolly sweaters…whatever it is, most people wish they could do something more than what they know.
WELL…today I wished I could play the piano. My little sister (sorry Deb), my younger sister and my mom and I were in Deb’s car driving around helping my mom with some things. Deb had her phone set so that when her car started this most glorious, soothing, calming piano music came over her speakers. We did a lot of stopping and starting today so we heard it plenty of times, but I never once wanted to listen to anything else. It was the new “middle” section of her Wayfaring Stranger song that she is working on. If you thought you liked it the other day…just wait. I think I could put the music on and listen to it all day long and not tire of it. I told Deb to send me a new link when she gets the middle connected to the front and the end! You’re going to love it! She is so talented!
BUT… 4 days ago I wished I could decorate like my older sister, Cindy! Oh, my goodness…this girl can decorate like Deb can play the piano. These pictures you are going to see are nothing less than what you’d expect to see in Better Homes and Garden’s magazines… or ever nicer magazines than that. She does her decorating so effortlessly and knows what she’s doing… (that’s what gets me… I don’t know what I’m doing!) This is my sister’s house being decorated for Christmas… she is phenomenal if you ask me… Her little vignettes all over her house are so cozy and homey and just fill her house with love. All I can do is *sigh!*
Think maybe my sister must be a snob or some uppity person who is super materialistic? WRONG! Cindy is as down to earth and friendly and GENEROUS as probably anyone I know… If you were at her house and said, “oh I love that angel”…. look out, she just might give it to you. She went to an antique shop up in PA a few days ago and when she got there they were having $1.00 Day Sale… so she got all these fun trinkets and more to decorate with. I hope she won’t mind if I tell, but she spent $57 and got $1400 worth of stuff! Okay… who’s jealous? (well, maybe not jealous, but sorry they weren’t at the sale?)
She was thrilled at what she got and shared some of them with me… and of course I wanted to share them with you! SO… let’s get started!
This is Cindy’s front door… decorated with magnolia leaves in the center… from MY tree. I sent her a big box of them a few days ago because she can do ALL kinds of fun things with them… the leaves were my only contribution…all the rest comes completely from her…
Don’t you just LOVE this next picture? Her neighbor died and she bought her baby grand piano… I LOVE this shot! Her son did her coffered ceilings…love them too!
Cindy painted the picture in the background of this next picture. It’s the downtown area of Middlebury, Vermont.
She even got this big angel for $1.00!!!!! The wings were broken off, but do you think that stopped Cindy? :o)
She has also been making the favor gifts for her hubby’s company’s Christmas party. Remember last year she made the Steampunk Birdhouses? You can see them HERE. Well, this year she is hand drawing these Chalkboard pictures on slabs of wood. She has to do FIFTY! When she sent me this picture, I think she had done 18.
You REALLY should click on this next picture to see her chalk drawings up close! WOW! I want to see all 50, don’t you?
See what I mean… I think SUPER TALENTED just isn’t enough to describe her! I just wanted the whole world to know about her and how blessed I am to be your little sister! (ahem… younger sister, that is!)
Thanks for letting me share,
See you tomorrow,