I love to look at magazines, when my kids are all safe in bed at night I will sit A photo of Annie's restaurant, I love the mixed matched china and lampshade, there is a painting on the back wall, by her husband Dan...
in my favorite chair and dream and decorate....I will clip out pages and keep
them in file folders of my favorites....for someday. When my older children now,
19 and 20 were little I had a little shop. We had antiques and collectibles, I made my dolls and other crafts, offered painting classes, it was a lot of fun. I
enjoyed the people and finding things for my shop, and watched the excitement as they went to new homes. As I had more children I just had to give it up and my mom took it over and had a antique store, Forget-me-nots
was the name. Someday, again I dream of having a shop ....In one of my
magazines I found the perfect inspiration. The shop keeper has a gift shop-antique store in one side and a restaurant in the other. What a perfect combination! I love this.....instead of tearing the pages out of this magazine,
I keep it right by my bedside table dreaming for almost 9 years. The name of the magazine is one of my favorites Romantic Homes.....
Corey of Tongue and Cheek came home to visit for
her annual trek.....She thought it would be fun to introduce us to some of her
talented artist friends she had met through her blog.....Blog? What was that?
We were soon to find out....
Godmother) She really is Corey's Godmother....All we knew is four ladies were
coming. An very talented lady flying all the way from Texas wow, a doll maker,
and artist and her neighbor friend.....Our sweet cousin Alma decided to join us...
somehow it was like we had been friends forever even though we'd never met
As we began to visit I heard Annie from Texas tell her story about having a
shop and restaurant named Mabel Annie's, What? Could she be my Mabel, the
one from the magazine? My heart began to race, I became week in the knees and my throat began to tighten as I collapse in tears...Oh my Gosh ! I screeched several times and my mother began to think what is wrong knowing my reserved personality she could not figure what had brought me to tears...
You are Mabel Annie? I said the one from Romantic Homes? Yes, I had a shop
in Missouri, I couldn't believe it , I as in awe for words.....What I had mostly
admired about Annie and her story was her courage and fortitude as she had
started over and made a success of her life with her five children as she relocated and started a new life....amazing and she was standing here with us
in our home, all because of Corey and her amazing match making skills, my mom calls her a "connector of people" it is an amazing gift....There is a lot more to the story , it is unbelievable, and still unfolding, the seeds sown that
day are still growing......
Yes, its still by my night table and dreams do come true....
This a special gift from our friend Annie an found object bracelet she called it,
much like our found friendship, made by Annie who is an incredible artist, she
is going to be at ArtFest in April teaching classes, I am honored to know such an incredible loving person.....
A photo of Annie's restaurant, I love the mixed matched china and lampshade,
there is a painting on the back wall, by her husband Dan...Annies, love you Pinkie!