Sunday, September 16, 2012

~ Real Treasure ~

We may have finished the Shoppe expansion, but Fall and Christmas goodies have been arriving by the truckloads daily!  You will not believe how much new stuff we have this month.....it's CRAZY!! 
 
It's made for some long hours at the Shoppe, but several on the crew alongside hubby and I are having a great time getting it done. :-)) 
 
This week my precious friend Patty, who is a part of our crew, had her hubby Ronnie bring in a surprise while we were all eating lunch.  A surprise that she had been working on for a while.
 
Using the photo above that she found HERE on my blog, she painted a portrait of our sweet boy Zeek.
 
Zeek takes every step we do, both at home and at work, and he's been with us for his entire 13 years so you can probably imagine the impact such a thoughtful effort would have on me. 
 
Her talented hands captured his sweet face so perfectly and I LOVE that the porch of our farmhouse is included in the painting.  But, even more I love that it was painted as a surprise gift from a very precious and talented friend. 
 
Take a look at her wonderful work.....
 
Isn't that amazing? 
 
She painted that from a photo on my blog.....such incredible talent!
 
You may remember that Patty was the artist for the wonderful painting (shown below) that was featured in our farmhouse dining room makeover HERE.  I told her we are working on our own little artist gallery of her work.  :-))
 
The painting will very soon find its place inside the Farmhouse on Main, but first I want to share it with our customers.  So this month you can see it hanging behind the sales counter at the Shoppe. You'll also find Patty's sweet smiling face on the salesfloor. 
 
The Shoppe will be filled to the brim with treasures for the upcoming show, but the wonderful people on my crew are the true treasures.
 
I'm so thankful for the friends in my life.....so very very thankful.
 
Thank you Patty!
 
 
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22 comments:

Shannon said...

What a sweet & talented friend you have! That is a great rendering of your pet.

Need A Latte Mom said...

Very Sweet! I have a golden named Martha and she is connected to me at the hip. My kids never stayed as close to me as she does.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW what a beautiful painting and what a wonderful friend! Zeek is a cutie pie!

Carol said...

Wow. Patty caught Zeek's expression perfectly.

Heaven's Walk said...

It's special gifts like that that you will treasure for a lifetime, LaurieAnna. ♥ What a sweet, gifted friend!

xoxo laurie

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - i love it! what a great keepsake! xoxo, tracie

ImSoVintage said...

What a very sweet gift :)

Robinanne said...

So so sweet; truly treasures...the friend, the dog and the painting!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! I have two dogs and I would treasure something like this.


Kristen

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, what a wonderful job. I love it. That girls got some talent!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Stephanie said...

What a special gift - she did an awesome job!

janet said...

How sweet..
She is very talented..

faye said...

very gorgeous=)

Paula Young said...

This truly brought goose bumps and made my day!
Patty not only captured Zeek perfectly but the hearts of many!! What a dear, giving, loving & special person!

Anonymous said...

Wow, she's very talented. Cant wait to see more pics of your farmhouse.

bj said...

Hi, just wondering if you still host Farmhouse Friday link party?
Thanks, bj

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a sweet gift and SO beautiful. She is talented...wow!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love the art work- at first glance thought it was photoshop- She is amazing-
cant wait to see your Holiday...Karryann

Jeane M. said...

That is such a sweetest thing. Love the portrait, I think our lovely pet should have them too. Got my eye on your next posts.

Anonymous said...

More farmhouse pictures please????? Pretty pleeeeaaasseee...

Kathy Mormino said...

Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Mike said...

Your dog is the cutest golden retriever I have ever seen. Your dog reminds me of the movie air bound. All of them actually.