Saturday, July 18, 2009


All of you who sent me such warm get well wishes...from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I couldn't believe such warmth and kindness could be sent to me from people I have never met personally! I am so touched and grateful!

When I arrived home from the hospital, this was waiting for me to open! The sweetest little lamp ever. I want to thank Penny at THE COMFORTS OF HOME/LAVENDAR HILL STUDIO for this lovely cottage creation. Lighting has always been a big thing with me and lamps are a passion of mine. I think most of you will understand. I have 22 of them in this little cottage of mine and I love all of them.

I love this lamp! I saw the one that Penny had made for another customer, and fell in love with it! Unfortunately you can't see the tiny rose buds that are on top of the tea pot.
If you enlarge the photo you can see them around the rose.

Look at the precious custom made shade. Is that not adorable? I am delighted with this little accent lamp! And you KNOW me and roses...

this is just a closer view of the lamp base. This lamp is something I will always have. I have a feeling it will survive in our family for years to come. Thank you, Penny! Thank you for all the wonderful custom work you have done for me!

I am doing better today and I have no doubts I will, with all the wonderful prayers and get well wishes that have been sent to me, be back on my feet in no time at all!
My heart felt thanks and love to all of you! I am one lucky woman!

I am anxious to catch up on all you have been doing since I have been gone. Starting tomorrow I am going to try and start doing some catching up if I can.

~Smiles and love~


  1. Mona, you are in my ever thought and prayers. I hope the teapot lamp brightened your day. Wishing you well.. Hugs!

  2. Mona...Thinking of you sweet friend. You have been soooooo missed.

    Rest and come back to us soon!

    Love, Rebecca

  3. I love you shade!! I have three of them I need to get done. So many to do's. I have just start checking them off one by one.

    I'm glad your feeling a wee bit better. I'm praying you'll be back on your feet in due time. For now, just take it easy & heal. Hugs Mona!!

  4. Dear Mona,
    I am so happy that you are feeling better. I was very worried about you! I am also thrilled that my mosaic lamp is lighting up your life. It was an honor to create a special lamp for your home.
    Big Hugs!

  5. Mona my dear friend...I am so glad to see you girl don't over do it...Love your new treasure from Penny...she does wonderful work...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  6. WB, Mona,
    So glad to hear you are on the mend. Beautiful lamp, too.


  7. I´m glad that You are feeling better!

  8. Hello Mona....Sounds like you are on the mend! I loved the teapot pretty! I bet that really perked you up when you opened up that package! Keep thinking positive thoughts!

  9. Absolutely beautiful! What a treat to come home to. :)

  10. What a beautiful lamp -- this sort of art always reminds me that God can take our broken pieces and make a new creation of it -- never quite the same - but still of great beauty and joy. What a beautiful rose lamp. Hope that you are healing well.

  11. Take it slow and get all better soon!

    That's a beautiful lamp!

  12. Mona, your lamp is beautiful! I need to check out Penny and see what other goodies she has to offer.
    So glad you are feeling better!

  13. Hey Mona! How are you today? Love that lamp! She is so talented! What a treasure!

    All the best,

  14. Dearest Mona, I am wishing you, from the bottom of my heart a speedy recovery.
    xxoo, Susan

  15. Oh, Dear Mona! I'm so glad you're feeling better and will continue to! I've missed you. Your little lamp is beautiful!
    You will continue to be in my prayers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  16. Mona, so glad your feeling better.
    I love the beautiful lamp. Penny is a very talented lady.
    Rest and get well soon,

  17. Mona,
    I am so glad your on the mend!! That lamp is just the prettiest thing! I might need to get one of those too! Come by for my giveaway if you feel up to it! Hugs and Best Wishes, Cindy

  18. Hi Mona,
    Love your pink rose lamp by Penny its lovley. I also bought a tea pot lamp from Penny its black and white toile de Jouy, I have it in my kitchen.
    I am so happy you are feeling better each day,

  19. I just got back from vacation and I saw that you were ill. I am so sorry and glad you are home from the hospital. I am glad they found the problem and I hope you are mending nicely. Prayers are going your way! ~amy

  20. Mona,

    First, I am glad to hear that you are feeling a little better. Second okay thank GOD I am not the only gal with 20 something lamps (giggle) and third...isn't Penny amazing? I LOVE everything she makes!!! You lucky girl! That is going to be so perfect with your rose-y decor. Is it on your desk?


  21. so glad you are doing better. Take it easy and take care of YOU!

  22. Oh girl ! I LOVE lamps also ! I have 25 of them ! I love her lampshades,she does a great job on them.
    Hope you are getting better by the day.

  23. I just love that teapot lamp. How pretty!

  24. So, so pretty! Penny is uber talented with her mosaics! I just love her work, too. A perfect little lamp for a lovely and sweet Mona!

    sending you love and hugs,


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