Thursday, May 14, 2009
It all started when I discovered Penny at Lavender Hill Studio. I found her by following threads to her blog, The Comforts Of Home and there I discovered her great talent as a Mosiac artist.
I inquired about a teapot lamp first..but it had been made for a customer. So..I began to watch and long for a piece of Penny's art. Since I had never owned a piece of Mosiac art I really had NO idea the work that went into it...and began to read more and more about it. And I watched.
Then one day..she showed a Mosiac House Plaque and I KNEW that would be my first piece of Penny's art. She agreed to make it for me... we settled on the colors I wanted and then I waited. And in what seemed like no time..and at the same time an eternity...it was finished and IT ARRIVED TODAY!
When I opened the box..the beautiful smell of Lavender came me and there was a little gift in the box all wrapped in Lavender tissue and tied with ribbon that was beautifully printed with Lavender Hill on it and a charming little business card was attached~
I opened the little package and inside was a wonderful bar of Lavender soap that smelled like heaven!
I unfolded the piece of paper and there was a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Penny!
And then I lifted out my house plaque and opened it. It was PERFECT! Just beautiful!
Please notice that sweet little butterfly in the corner...I was just delighted! I hadn't expected that! Just an example of Penny's attention to detail.
I knew it would be beautiful because she had posted a photo of it when she told me it was finished but...it was even prettier than I imagined..and here it was, ready to be hung.
Within the hour it was hung and here it is all mounted on the wall as you enter our porch. I LOVE IT! It added the sweetest touch!
All I need now is my miniture lemon tree in a pot..and my porch will be ...oops..I almost said complete...and with me and my home..nothing is ever really complete. It is always a work in progress!
Smiles and love~