Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Little Thank-You Gift for Marilyn at Our Victorian Cottage

Marilyn at "Our Victorian Cottage" has got to be one of the sweetest people on the planet. She always writes the nicest things on her blog and her comments to other folks are just grand. I won her May give away and I wanted to find a special way to thank her. I have been reading about how dear her husband is to her and how they are working together to make their darling cottage even more magical than it already is. When I saw this precious old framed card at my favorite little antique store today, I knew it was just the ticket! I am sending it off to her tomorrow. I hope she can find a place to tuck it away in her charming home.


Anonymous said...

Well, knock me over with a feather!!
I can hardly wait for my mailman!! I know just where I will put this beautiful gift.... Martha, you are the greatest!!
Love You Lots.....

Feedsack Fantasy said...

I hate to admit this but I remember as a child, how often that song was sung ... WHOA! I collect vintage silhouettes & verses like this ... I have about 600 left. I am sure Marilyn will love this ... it is absolutely perfect fo rher. TTFN ~Marydon

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

That is so very thoughtful!
I pray the Lord blesses you richly!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Ahhh...aren't you just the sweetest thing? I'm sure she'll love it.

I actually sing that song to my husband allll the time....Now, I am soooo musically challenged....and sing it just like Edith Bunker...but it always makes him laugh.


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a fabulous treasure! A little history: The song "I Love You Truly" was written by Carrie Jacobs Bond who wrote many more beautiful songs such as "Just A Weary-ing For You" and "The End of a Perfect Day." Carrie Jacobs Bond was an amazing woman who actually lived for a time in my home town of Iron River, Michigan. There her young doctor husband slipped on the ice and passed away shortly after. She had a young son and went on to move to Chicago and become a famous composer.

(My mother sang publicly the songs of Carrie Jacobs Bond and I accompanied her on the piano. You can guess that your post today brought back wonderful memories for me! Thank you so much!)

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Caralie, I would have loved to have been present at one of the concerts you and your mother gave. What a wonderful story you gave us. Thanks for the background information... I hope Marilyn sees this!


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha!!
I received the framed Greeting Card today!!! It is absolutely exquisite... I was just reading about her. How very interesting... I remember the song also! Thank You My Dearest Friend.. It means the world to me to have a Friend like You !!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Oh Marilyn, I am so glad you liked it! You are such a dear. Love you right back!