Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall Mantle and The Visit

It might be a "tad" early to put up my fall mantle...however, the leaves are starting to turn and it feels like fall in the air. I'll "talk" about the fall banner at a later date as I didn't make it. Swap gift! I'll be tweaking it when it's closer to Halloween. I just needed a change!

My visit with MaryElla was a gift! I gave her a mannie/peddie and a facial! I massaged her feet, read to her and just sat by her side. I also read to her all of YOUR comments on her blog and cried as I read them to her. Thank you for doing that for me...One of her sisters is there and I talked to her sister yesterday. MaryElla is very weak. Not getting out of bed. I'm very thankful for the time I had with her. MaryElla said that she would miss me...I said I'll miss you more as you will be in Heaven.
This week is busy with taking Grandgirl and her friend to Valley Fair tomorrow. Guess they don't want to ride the "Wild Thing" roller coaster..so no fun for me! LOL!!! Haircut and lunch out with 2 other antique dealers, clean up the booth night on Wednesday with a potluck, Thursday is my son's 33rd Birthday...(where did those years go?) and than it's the weekend..and Labor Day weekend at that!
Off to catch up with my blogging friends...

Warmly,

deb

41 comments:

Theresa said...

I can't do Fall yet, too hot still! I am in tears right now just thinking of the time you spent with MaryElla! I love that picture and I know you will cherish it forever! BIG HUGS and MUCH LOVE to you and your beautiful friend!

Shirley Hatfield said...

The mantel looks so much like fall...I can almost feel it in the air. You asked about sharing our swap earlier...I will be going to my daughter's in Idaho for a few days...I would like to do a post later this week...maybe right before the weekend, if that would be okay with you. I know you have a lot on your mind, with thoughts and worry about MaryElla. You are such a sweet friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Deb I prayed so many times for you this week and your visit. I am glad it was a blessing. I hope it helped you too my dear friend. I'm 'almost' ready to put some fall decor out! big hugs, Linda

Into Vintage said...

It feels like Fall is in the air on Oregon too. And it's still only August...

So happy to hear you were able to make your visit with MaryElla and spend time together. Thinking of you both in the days to come. xo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Your mantle looks great Deb! I'm so ready for fall! How wonderful you were able to visit your friend. She is lucky to have such a sweet friend, giving her a mani-pedi and facial. Bless her, and you!

Hugs,
Debbie

Faye said...

I'm so sad, your post brought tears to my eyes. You made your visit with MaryElla as special as possible for her. I'm sure you put a little sunshine in her day. You are such a thoughtful and generous friend.

Perfectly Printed said...

So glad you were able to spend some time with your BF!! Your mantel looks terrific!!!

XXO
chris

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you got to spend a day with your friend. It is going to be very hard on you, I know- the only joy is knowing that she will be in a better place beyond pain and suffering.

Have fun with the kids at the fair!xo Diana

Deb said...

Deb, you are an angel to do these things for your friend to make her days more comfortable.

I'm with you on the Fall stuff! Got my fall stuff pulled out and on display as we speak. Did my table and my mantle as well! Fall is my favorite season.

vivian said...

What a blessing friendship is. Your dear friend is lucky to have you and you to have her. your goodbye will only be for a while. At least we have that promise to ease the loss when it happens.
I have a friend with ALS who I am losing also. In fact tomorrow I really need to go see her.
Im keeping your friend in my prayers.. and you too!
xoxo
vivian

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Good talking to you too girlfriend!! So sad about ME, she actually looks so well cared for! Fall, cripes that is about 2 months away here in the south, I can't wait!!

Carol

vintage grey said...

Your mantel looks beautiful and I am ready to take out my fall decorations! So glad you had such a special visit with Mary Ella. Such a blessing of a friendship. Many hugs to you! xo Heather

Diane said...

You are such a good friend. ME is very blessed. I cried when I saw her. I have been praying for both of you. Thank you for posting your very private moment with your BFF. It helps you and it helps others......
xoxoxox Diane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm teary reading this post and seeing you with Mary Ella, Deb. I am so glad you got to see her, but sorry you are going to be losing your good friend. Your mantel looks wonderful. I am looking forward to the cooler days and will probably get my Fall decor out next week.

LBP said...

We had a very "fally" weekend in Virginia this weekend. So refreshing after such a hot, dry summer.

I am sure your visit to ME was so uplifting to her. A friend in need is a friend indeed!

Blessings

Linda

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi Deb!
First, I wanted to thank you for keeping in touch on my blog these past few weeks. I haven't had time to visit any blogs and really miss them all. School starts SOON though and at this point, I'm ready for QUIET!!
I almost decorated my mantle for Fall too, but decided to wait until Sept. I'm sure it'll still be too hot out, but Sept. feels "official".
God Bless you and Mary Ella.

craftyles said...

I love your fall mantle.I'm so glad your visit went well. I'm sure it was wonderful for Mary Ella to have you there. I'll be thinking of you both!

Stampin D Amour said...

Deb - I'm glad your visit with Mary Ella went well, moments you will always cherish in your heart forever...xo

-pamela ;)

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm so glad you were able to have this time with MaryElla. Some people don't realize that it is very important to a gravely ill person to be able to say good-bye. It's not easy but it brings them peace.
Your Fall mantle looks lovely but I can't turn my attention there as yet. I am working on fall things for the big craft fair in November but still enjoying my beachy mantle for now.
Peace to you
xoxo
Joyce

Debby said...

I know that you tried to make this post upbeat but it is so sad. You are a dear friend to her making her feel comfortable. I am sorry that your friend is so ill.
Your mantle looks nice. I am ready for fall. I'll probably decorate as soon as September hits.......next week-end yikes.
Glad you have some fun things lined up to do.
(((((HUGS)))))

Andy's Attic said...

Friends are the best thing!! I know ME loved seeing you. You were so sweet to give her such comfort and love. She looks so sweet in your picture. Saying goodbye is difficult but I think a neccessary thing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a wonderful friend you are to Mary Ella. You are both blessed for your special friendship that you share. I was thinking of pulling out the fall decorations, but I try to hold on to summer as long as I possibly can.

xo,
Danielle

Kim K. said...

I'm wiping away tears. Such a beautiful picture. Big HUGS!!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I am so happy you are a dear friend to Mary Ella. You are truly blessed by her friendship.
Blessings,
Susie

Lynn Stevens said...

I've been thinking about pulling out my fall too. So ready for a change. your mantle looks lovely.
Deb, What a wonderful friend you are. Such a gift to give her a facial and mani/pedi. I'm sure you made her feel much better. Bless you for being such a special friend.
Hugs Lynn

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Thanks for kind words... I will start with some fall maybe next week if I am just a bit stronger... Most of the things I use are in storage ...The reason I think Christmas is I change very year the decorations and usually create different to mix with loved ones... such a lovely gift you are as a friend.... I am so glad you spent special time... sending best wishes your way....

Linda said...

You are blessed to have such a good friend, as is MaryElla...your post almost made me cry. I am glad you had a nice visit with her....I bet she enjoyed the mani/pedi....Jesus washed the feet of the disciples too.
Yup, fall is in the air, but I am hanging on to summer with all of my might!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Sweet MaryElla brought tears to my eyes. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful and loving relationship.

✿Carol✿ said...

Deb I'm glad you got to make that visit to your friend, and it sounds like it was a blessing for both of you.

You are the Queen of Mantle Decorating.....it always looks fantastic! Since this summer was so hot and I was stuck in the A/C, I feel like I missed alot of it, so I refuse to acknowledge Fall just yet!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

My dear friend. What a lovely photo of you two lovely ladies. Bless you both.

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm sorry your friend is ill! Happy belated birthday to your son!

Sandy xox

Amy said...

Hi Deb,
I like your mantel and I'm with you...ready for fall. So sorry about your friend, I'm glad you had a nice visit.
Amy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Deb, Your mantel is so inspiring. I love it. Can't get into Fall yet as we are still in the 100's, but looking forward to a change soon.

I am so glad you got to visit your friend and be with her. You gave her such a gift of yourself with the time you shared together and I know it is for you too.
Continued prayers.
God Bless, Celestina Marie Hugs!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'm so glad you were able to spend such a special time with MaryElla...I can tell that you two have had a wonderful and loving friendship. I know it must have been a very hard visit, but I am sure it meant the world to her to have you there.
Your mantel is looking just right...fall IS on the way! See you soon!

boopnut said...

I have tears in my eyes as I write this. So glad you had your visit with Mary Ella. God Bless you and her!

donna said...

You are such a wonderful friend. Went straight to my heart.
Love you fall mantel. Even though it is still steamy hot here I love to start decorating for fall the beginning of September with hopes it will hurry along.
Hugs
donna

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a treasure your friendship is to Mary Ella-this post struck right at my heart. Deb you are a blessing. I applaud the love you have for your friend. Thanks for sharing.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Deb my heart hurts to read of MaryElla's slide....I wish I had some words of comfort for you alas, I can only let you know I'm thinking of you both & wishing, hoping & even praying for a reprieve....

Sending you great big Aussie hugs,
Tamarah xx

Lyneen said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful visit with your friend. You are both in my thoughts and prayers!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am so glad you got to spend time with MaryElla. I know you visit was pushed back. I am glad you had that time together. I love your picture. Look at your glowing face....that had to make her happy. You are a true friend. She knows you love her. Sending love.

Julia Ionov said...

Deb, your memories together and the wonderful gestures you shared and and gave her will always remain in her heart. Don't worry, the only important thing to remember is that she never left, she's still there, inside you heart.
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