Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My friend, Natalie....



I have met the nicest people from all over the world through my Etsy shop. It is so nice when a friendship is formed and you go beyond the "buyer/seller" relationship. Such has been the case with Natalie. She is the dearest person and is working hard to make her beautiful new home warm and inviting. Filling it inside and out with all things "prim", she has shared with me news of her antiquing trips here and there and tells me of the wonderful treasures she has found. Most recently she and her soon-to-be-husband bought this great Singer Sewing Machine to use as a table. Didn't she find a beauty? And just look at her fabulous house. Wouldn't you love to sit on that front porch and drink lemonade? It is decked out for America's birthday now, and I can't wait to see what she does for Fall and Christmas. Now, here is the best part of all.... dear Natalie is only 23!!! I am so proud of her and the attitude she has about making her home special. Yes, I have met some of the nicest people and Natalie is one of them.

13 comments:

Brenda said...

That is so awesome of someone that age wanting to make a home a real home!! I'm happy for her. And happy for you for finding such a great friend!!
Brenda

blushing rose said...

Smart gal! Good taste, beautiful piece ... you can be really proud. TTFN ~Marydon

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Her home is lovely! And it's wonderful to have friends of all ages...and places!

Marilyn said...

Wow... to be 23 again! Or at least to be 23 & have it as together as Natalie seems to....
Thanks for sharing this Martha. It is a lovely post!!
Love,
Marilyn

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

How wonderful.
I too have met such wonderful people through blogging.

Susan Wymola said...

That is My Dream House!! I love porches!
What a sweet Friend you have in Natalie.

I have made many good relationships through painting also.

I remember 23..I had a neat house then, thought it was my dream house.. but things changed. Now at 56 and living the fun life ! Natalie has a long fun life ahead of her..

dee begg said...

Martha,

How sweet of you to help her along in decorating her home and making a friend in the end too!

She does have a warm and inviting porch...yes lemonade and a rocker....

D

Boo-Bah said...

Lets see, when I was 23 I was expecting my third, and my little nephew who was 2 was living with us. I was very home minded. We just didn't have the finances to do too much with the house. It is wonderful though to see someone so young to be such a homemaker. My granddaughter who is 25 and been married since 19 is the same way.

I love that singer cabinet. Her house is beautiful.

Iris

dany said...

Hi...when I dream to live in america I dream to have a house like this...it's beautyful..a kiss from italy....A ciao from Daniela
(sorry for my english it's not very good..)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Martha, your friend Nathalie's home is just so wonderful, and she is indeed a lucky gal to be able to have such a place at such a young age. Most young people start out married life cramped into a tiny apt. I too love "meeting" people through my Etsy shop and have formed some nice friendships with a couple of my buyers. Ditto for blogger. Isn't cyber space wonderful, opening up new worlds for us to see and people to meet that make our own life so much better!! Debby

Betsy said...

I'd say she has a good head on her shoulders! :)

Diane said...

Martha, well, she's well on her way to reusing, recycling and having FUN!

I can see YOU have been summertime busy too!

I've been in my garden and working and hardly blogging at all! Uh oh! LOL!

I'm missing all my blogging friends and hope you'll all still be here in the fall when I get back indoors!

Hugs, Diane

Piney Rose said...

She's only 23?!!! I wish I had the focus she has when I was 23!