Saturday, March 5, 2016

TA DA!!!

Hi Folks ~ This will be just a teaser post of what went on between 8-2 today. It is amazing what can happen when you have 19-20 people working together, ages from 3 1/2 to in the 70's I would guess. 

I've walked around 'Plum Cottage' several times since everyone left, and I can't help but smile and know that my dear Mark is smiling too. There was love for me and the property, love for each other, lots of laughter, bagels, donuts, and coffee, to start, then sandwich makings and chips, for lunch and lots of water. 

It was partly cloudy all day, a few sprinkles too, but actually the weather was perfect for painting 'Plum Cottage'.

 I am so thankful for the outpouring of love. I've only known these people about 7 months. I feel so blessed to have them in my life. 

 I had so many complements on the color, from both males and females. Lots of comments on how unique and great the place is. A hidden, secret place, that people don't even know exists off the busy road out front. They thought the junk they saw was cool. Men and women drooled over Mark's workshop. 

I am celebrating after a nice hot shower, with a nice ice cold margarita. A celebratory drink that Mark and I always enjoyed. 


 I printed up  something to show 'us', and for the guests to sign at the bottom. A sweet momento for me to have of this wonderful day.  Photo of us taken at a nephew's wedding several years ago. Photo of Mark taken in June, just 6 months before he went to his heavenly home. He was working on our neighbor's roof and I was in the main garden with my camera. I looked up, we both saw each other, he waved, I clicked. Priceless to me.

 
Here's one photo to whet you appetites. 



That's it for now. I'm ready for bed, although it is too early for that. I've been awake since 3 this morning. I need to fix some supper, then go get horizontal.

Thanks for all of your love, prayers, good wishes for this project today. It was much appreciated by us all.

FlowerLady



37 comments:

Gary said...

It's midnight here, and even though I am just about to go to bed I thought that I would drop by and see what's happening in blogland. This post popped up and brought a big smile to my face. I needed that, thanks Lorraine.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

That pretty plum color is so pretty on your home. I like your metal decorations, too. Great fellowship at your church. It is wonderful that they were there to help you.

Terra Hangen said...

Ok, my appetite is whetted! That was a great work crew, with good food to reward them.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

sounds like a perfect day! :)

Mountain Mama said...

Your teaser photo looks absolutely amazing!! What a great day you had - I'm so happy for you!!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks beautiful and I cannot wait to see more. It is so good when you have people help you when you really need them. In this day and age it can be a problem, but when they do it puts your faith back into people and to God.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Yea for your amazing day! That color is beautiful in your teaser shot. Looking good. Get some rest and we'll look forward to more of your happy home spruce up. Sweet dreams.

Hartwood Roses said...

What a perfect purple!! I have been thinking about you and your painting party all day. So glad to hear that it went well.

Nancy J said...

Oh My, that is beautifully painted. Mark will be smiling for sure. Lovely to have the signatures, a memento of a special weekend. You so deserve all this and lots more. Hugs from down south.XXX

KathyB. said...

Wow, stunning ! I love it, and now you've whetted my appetite.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

All I can say is "Oh WOOOOOW!!
xx, Carol

Denise said...

so very lovely.

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see it all! (I've TOLD you that you should charge admission to your place. It is charming.)

Elizabeth said...

Kindness seems like such a simple thing . . . but ~ oh the power it has to impact someone else's life. I am so happy you have been touched by the kindness of others. And everyone's work is looking great. I love the color.

crafty cat corner said...

Sometimes I lose my faith in human beings but this post just shows that there are some lovely people out there.
I love the colour you have chosen, very restful.
Briony
x

Jessica Jarrell said...

Well, that one wall did "whet" my appetite :-) I can't wait to see the rest! It really sounds like it was a wonderful day. And that margarita looks excellent! I just woke up but now I want one! LOL.

Have a wonderful day FlowerLady!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful color! I love it. How wonderful that you had all the help you did. What a blessing!

Janneke said...

I'm behind with reading blogs but here I am again. Great to have a paint party, so nice to have lovely people around to help you. I love that colour, it suits Plum Cottage.
Wish you a fine new week and enjoy your roses!

Jeri Landers said...

I've been living in my house for 25 years and I don't even KNOW 20 people! You are very blessed to have so many who cared enough to help out. lucky you, lucky them.. looks like it turned out great.

Jane said...

Can't wait to see more!

Janice Taylor said...


Just beautiful! All your great accent pieces are going to just pop against that color. Good for you! _Janice

Sallysmom said...

So thankful all went well and your day was good. I knew you could do it. And certainly Mark is smiling down at you.

MartiDIY said...

Very pretty. I can't wait to see more! Sounds like you have some special friends and family there too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am so happy for you. God showered His blessings on you and Plum Cottage that day.Can't wait to see more pictures.

Dewena said...

That is amazing! I'm just catching up on visits and had to go back to see the rest of the story and had to tell my husband about it. What a fabulous group of people but they must have loved being with you and your unique secret garden and cottage. It sounds as if it were a blessed time for everyone! I love the color!

Leslie Kimel said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! The fresh paint looks so pretty!

Susan said...

Oh, what a relief it must be for you that the project is done and it looks beautiful. The color is wonderful! Can't wait to see more pics.

Consider It All Joy said...

How beautiful, Rainey! I cannot wait to see more photos! What blessing God has given to you AND all of those precious souls who came to help! Enjoy a wonderful week ahead! Blessings, Cindy xo

lil red hen said...

How wonderful! This reminds me of an "old time" barn raising; good friends helping another.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So heartwarming Lorraine. Your little plum cottage is plum gorgeous! Love the photos of you and your beloved. Sending hugs xo Karen

gld said...

You picked a perfect color and it looks beautiful. I am so happy that is one job you don't have to worry about now. What wonderful new friends you have.

Jean Tuthill said...

The color of your cottage is so pretty and so perfect. Your friends did a wonderful job on the painting and the making of memories and love. Can't wait to see more!

Kate R said...

What a lovely post! The new color is gorgeous and you have precious memories of a wonderful and uplifting day.
- Kate xx

A Joyful Cottage said...

Well, I'm late in reading all your painting posts, but now I'm finished and can see how great your sweet Plum Cottage is looking. I want to see all of it. Love the color. I'm so happy you had this wonderful experience. It's so uplifting! xo ~ Nancy

BeachGypsy said...

Oh my gosh i love love love that color!!! Its gorgeous!!

Rue said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you, Rainey! What an outpouring of kindness... the teaser was wonderful and I know your Mark would be so happy and I know you are too.

Get your rest, my friend.

hugs,
rue

L. D. said...

It really looks so good. I am glad this all happened to you.