Saturday, June 16, 2012

Paying it forward

A few months ago a sweet blogger sent me a milk glass knob that she didn't need after reading that I like milk glass knobs. She said no need to pay her for it..just pay it forward.

I feel like there has been so many good things in my life that I want to pay it forward for. I don't have the financial means to do a lot for other people, but I try to do what I can, when I can.

My Mom told me about a lady that works at our local Bi-Mart and is a follower of my blog. She doesn't leave comments, but she always talks to my Mom about things she enjoys from my blog. My Mom had told me she really thought the melted roses I made were beautiful. I thought a nice thing I could do for her is make her a couple melted roses.

I made them with white and pink satin that was given to me by one of my Mother's friends. I got the buttons on sale half price at JoAnn's. I love these blingy buttons!

I made a little lace bag to hold these melted roses and my Mom is going to deliver them to Bi-mart. I hope this sweet follower really enjoys them.

I also wanted to share a couple thrift store finds. A few weeks ago I found this cherub frame for $2. I have always loved cherubs. It was an off white color and I painted it white and rub and buffed it. I think it is so sweet!

Then I was really delighted to find this old mirror at Goodwill for 2.99!

Thanks for visiting!


farmhouse-story said...

oh, she will love the roses and sweet bag, sandy:) love that mirror and frame--pretty finds!

Melanie said...

That is so very sweet!!! I am sure that she will love it! You never know just where you will make a new friend as a result of blogging!!! Love that cherub frame!!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your blog reader will be thrilled receiving her new treasures! Loving that old mirror ~ great find!

Heirloom treasures said...

What a lovely thing for you to do,they are so lovely. That lady will love them I'm sure. I so like the mirror and that frame is lovely and such a bargain. xx

Connie said...

Paying it forward is such a neat thing. Everyone should consider it - you reap more satisfaction than the person receiving it. They usually in turn to something for someone else.
I know she will love the roses and she will appreciate that they were made especially for her. You do such a neat job on anything you tackle.
Connie, IN/FL

Lucille said...

Hi Sandy! A wonderful gesture to offer this follower those beautiful roses. They're just perfect. I did not know you made those. Real eye candy! The frame and mirror were such lucky finds. I noticed your pink door in the mirror. I must say I love that door. Your home is so pretty and happy looking! From reading your blog, I know that it's also a happy home because you're such a wonderful mom. I hear so much about JoAnn's. I wish we had one in Ottawa. I had to laugh when I saw you had framed one of your little cats in the cherub frame!

Lady of the Woods said...

that is such a beautiful thing to do...and you made something, not just gave something special I love this. warmest hugs.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Lovely pay it forward Sandy. So sweet of you.
Was that gorgeous mirror really only $2.99?
I love when that happens, great find!
I hope you are enJOYing a beautiful weekend,

Nita Stacy said...

Tell me about the kitten in the photo frame....what a sweet photo! I totally would have snapped up that mirror at Goodwill too! That was a great buy.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, you're so thoughtful! I know she'll love your melted roses; they're beautiful! Your frame and mirror are wonderful! Great finds!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your flowers are just beautiful, I am sure that your mothers friend will be delighted! That is a great mirror, what a find!! Hugs, Penny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Aren't bloggers something! I commented on someones post that I liked the cut glass gravy bowl she showed and that she should put it in her will for me.....She sent it to me!

I love your GW mirror, what a find!


Janae said...

That was so nice of you to make those for that lady they turned out so pretty!

MYSAVIOR said...

It is always a good feeling to pay it forward. So wonderful of you.


goddessof4 said...

I am sure your follower will love the flowers!!!!! So cute!!!!!! Also you must have the best Good Will in your town!!!!! You always find great items!!!!!! Blessings,Sara

summersoul said...

I was drawn to this post because of the title. The film of that name is a favorite of mine. How kind of you to do this for that lady. Can you imagine what the world would be like if it were filled with millions of people who did what you did? I am grateful for people like you. I believe in my heart, also, that it will come back to you tenfold.

have a great day. And thanks for the kind comment.


sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Your melted roses are beautiful! I love that mirror and frame as well, lucky finds.

Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That was so sweet, Sandy! I am sure she is going to love them! That cherub frame was a great find. I love it white ~ it looks so romantic.

Cindy said...

I LOVE the concept of "Pay it Forward"... it's wonderful, and i'm so tickled you made the melted roses for your mom's friend... so cool!
Great finds too!


Anne said...

I am sure she is enjoying those beautiful roses.LOVE that bling!!1What a beautiful mirror too.