Sunday, April 3, 2016

Something old...Something new

Grandmother' s Pendant
Hello friends. Thought it would be nice to share something old and something new with you today.

A few weeks ago my cousin Cheryl contacted me to see if I would like to have our Grandmother's pendant.  She had received it from her mother and was now wanting to pass it along to me.

This lovely piece had been a gift to my grandmother from her first husband before he passed away.
It is possibly a 100 years old.

Having never known my father's mother it is such a special blessing to have something of hers to keep.   What a generous gift from my cousin.   So grateful to her for sharing  this keepsake with me.   If you are reading this Cheryl - thank you!

Watercolor Card

Now for something new.

Inspiration seems to be everywhere.

Outdoors the landscape is awakening from its long winter's nap.









Spring flowers are blooming - providing plenty of  fresh bouquets.

Plus another new issue of  my favorite magazine is on the news stand.  Who can't resist a peek into the studios of other artistic souls?   If you have never enjoyed this periodical hope you will find an issue to read.   With a cup of coffee or tea it makes a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.


Well that is all for now dear friends. Thanks for letting me share something old and something new.
Hope you will too!   I will be around to visit.  Have a beautiful week.

Hugs Debbie

 

32 comments:

  1. How wonderful that the pendant was passed on to you. It will be a wonderful memory of your grandmother and it's very pretty too.

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  2. Your painting is almost spiritual. Soft and atmospheric it definitely moves my emotions to the blessings of the beauty around us.
    One of my most precious possessions is my grandmothers ring so I feel and understand your pleasure, Debbie. Thanks also for the magazine plug. Never heard of it so will certainly follow thru.
    Have a marvelous and blessed week, my friend.
    I

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  3. such a pretty treasure and such a nice cousin to want to pass it on to you, its so pretty with the intricate details and i always love seeing you artwork and your table too with the sketchbooks.
    i just love so many of the somerset magazines i can't wait to look through this one
    hugs

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  4. An exquisite pendant, Debbie. What a special memento for you to have. The painted card is so soft-looking...very ethereal! You did a beautiful job. What a delight to see these treasures!

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  5. Debbie, What a lovely post. I've enjoyed everything you shared today. I had a lovely old pendant that my grandmother gave me when I was about 12 years old. She told me to enjoy it and when I have a daughter of my own to pass it along to her. I don't have any daughters, but I gave it to my eldest niece (my grandmother's great-granddaughter) when she turned 16. It was such a treasure for me all those years to wear and know where it came from. And I was delighted to pass it down to my sweet, beautiful niece.

    Aren't those magazines pure delight? And it's as you say, I love to glimpse the souls of other artists through these pages.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead, Debbie!
    Brenda
    xox

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  6. A lovely and loving gift of the necklace from your cousin! I think you may need to draw this out on a card and you can have it both ways :) And that is a beautiful card - you captured a lovely golden light.

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  7. Debbie,
    What a treasured gift of the pendant.. It is just beautiful!
    I just love your watercolor card. The colors are so soft, and yes, spring flowers brighten our days.
    Blessings dear friend
    Penny

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  8. Hi, Debbie,
    What a precious, beautiful and so important pendant! It will shine on you and makes you shine, too. Your watercolour, too, heart warming.
    Thank u, sweet Debbie! You're always caring for others. Have a super creative and productive week!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. That's so wonderful about the pendant. I haven't gotten a copy of that magazine for a while. I need to get one next time at Barnes and Noble.

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  10. Such a lovely and heartfelt post, Debbie! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  11. Good evening Debbie,
    I have put your name in the drawing for the giveaway. Thank you so much for your kind words.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  12. Good evening Debbie,
    I have put your name in the drawing for the giveaway. Thank you so much for your kind words.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  13. Debbie,
    Beautiful pendant! Congratulations!
    Your watercolor card is beautiful. I haven't seen the magazine yet. Thank you for the tip

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  14. Hello Debbie! You have received a very special gift, a lovely piece of jewelry to keep and cherish. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely week, my dear friend. Your aquarella is inspiring and I have already visited Rosemary Lebeau<s studio which can be found on internet, a lovely lady and wonderful artist by the way. Big hugs

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  15. Debbie,

    A beautiful gift! Lucky when those sorts of things happen.

    There are always many joys to experience-your beautiful card, the magazine to read and of course the warm weather. Fun ways to spend your time.

    Hope that your week gets off to a good start.
    Thanks for the post.
    Libby

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  16. A beautiful gift Debbie! Wear it...enjoy it! The bouquet of flowers is so pretty... And I'm SO ready for Spring!!! 😀

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  17. Hi Debbie, such a beautiful heirloom. And how nice of your cousin to pass it on to you. Very thoughtful of her. I hope you enjoy wearing it on special occasions. Enjoy those flowers too. We are supposed to get snow again later today so ours are still holding back on pushing through.

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  18. What a lovely gift and a treasure that surely holds many memories . Your painting is truly beautiful and very ethereal with those soft spring colors. Wishing you a great week.

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  19. Enjoy your beautiful gift! What a thoughtful thing for your cousin to do! Love the landscape painting, what a magical world!

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  20. What a lovely treasure from you cousin! Love the painting. It shows the slow rebirth life is showing at this time of year. Have a wonderful week!

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  22. What a beautiful pendant, so special too.
    Love your watercolour, it's a beauty - and don't you adore spring when it brings daffodils? Such a cheerful flower.

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  23. What a beautiful gift, Debbie. And I love your painting, really soft and dreamy!

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  24. The painting is lovely-and so is the pendant. How wonderful that you have it now!

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  25. The pendant is exquisite, Debbie, and I love the softness of your painted card - beautiful!!!
    Kathryn

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  27. How lovely to get such a gorgeous gift and an heirloom too. One to treasure. Your watercolour is so pretty and soft and looks fabulous with the soft curves of the frame. That magazine looks interesting especially as, like you, I too get inspired by reading what makes another artist tick. Thanks for sharing Debbie and enjoy the warmer weather... if it ever gets here. xx

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  28. What a special gift for you Debbie! A lovely post! Your watercolour card is beautiful! I have just been catching up on your last few posts and absolutely love your daffodils and other bulbs that are peeking through!

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  29. Good morning Debbie,
    You have won the giveaway!
    Please drop in when you have time today and send me your address.
    My contact email is on my profile.
    I hope you will enjoy.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  30. Oh my goodness, where to begin? Your painting is exquisite! And the way you put together the whole collection of photos and stories is a treat to see. I am going to look into that magazine, I had never heard of it!

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  31. beautiful delicate landscape sketch Debbie

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