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Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Mermaid Gave Birth To New Friendships!

Because I have spring fever I have been thinking a lot about my garden and what I
might want to add this summer.
Over the last several months I have shown pictures of many statues, figures, sculptures
and shells...most of which would be wonderful in a garden...

This cherub is already in my garden and was adorned with violets for last Mother's Day...
they were my mom's favorite flower...

This sculpture is over 20 feet tall...

Some figures really might not work in a garden but would be better displayed inside...

Actually, it's the lamp I really like in this picture...

Some are wonderful water features or at least make us think of water...

There happens to be one particular figure that has ended up bringing new friends together. 
It is this lovely mermaid.  The lighting was difficult that day but can you see the dolphin
under her arm?

I found her at Country Roads Antiques in Southern California and showed her to you on
my blog.  A couple of months later I was looking at La Dolfina's lovely blog and saw that
she was showing the same mermaid but up in Northern California.  It turned out to be the
same exact mermaid but she was now located up north.  Terri and I exchanged emails and
laughter and a long distance friendship was born from this mermaid.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and spending an afternoon in Malibu with Terri of
La Dolfina and Jermaine of French Kissed. We had wonderful conversations and lots of
laughter. They are both fabulous women and have fantastic blogs.  French Kissed is one
of the beautiful blogs featured in the current issue of Romantic Homes magazine.
Oh, and by the way, Terri’s gorgeous husband Chris joined us and put up with all our
“girl talk”... talk about being a good sport!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Are you making plans for your garden this
spring?  Do you have any statues, sculptures, fountains or shells in your garden?

And, our hearts go out to everyone in Japan as we continue to hold them in our
thoughts and prayers. This has been an overwhelming tragedy.


Giga said...

Being by the sea in different countries and I collect shells at home in glass jars as decoration. I do not have such a high. Yours

Privet and Holly said...

Teri was one of
my first blogging
friends who actually
wrote to me "on the
side!" Love her and
had hoped to meet her
this spring, but our
timing was off. Most
definitely in the
next year sometime
when I bring my daughter
out to look at colleges,
and I hope that I will
be able to meet you,
too! So great that you
connected and were able
to meet. Happy Friday!
xx Suzanne

once in a blue moon said...

how fun you got to meet :) so love that mermaid... oy i don't need to be day dreaming about that now, but she is perfection...

La Dolfina said...

Hi angel!
What a sweet post... I love the title, so fitting and so fortuitous how it brought us together. I'll never forget that little adventure of ours, tracking down the mermaid and her dolphin. Thank you again for everything while we were in Socal. It was amazing to finally see your sweet face and to take our bond and friendship from virtual to physical!
Chris and I both adore you and consider you family.
So much love to you S!
I hope you get to relax this weekend as I've never seen anyone with so much energy...
XO Forever!!

Masha said...

It was fun to see so many different statues. Lucky you to meet other bloggers. It is great when virtual friends become real!

Stephanie Lloyd said...

To know you is to love you.

Pondside said...

What a lovely story! The mermaid is a beauty - and how grand that she brought you together.
I will be gardening between the rain drops this weekend - the ground is so soggy yet, but I will tread carefully. I just HAVE to get outside!

Kathysue said...

What a fun post and you know how badly I wish I could meet you and hope to be able to be with you someday. Terri is a love and a wonderful part of my life, she is a very special lady and a friend of the heart. So glad you two special ladies spent time together. xo Kathysue

Acquired Objects said...

It's always so much fun to meet other bloggers, I've met several and all fabulous women! Love statuary in my gardens now if the snow would only go away enough to get out there and work! Happy Sunday!

Mona thompson said...

I love statuary in the garden. Particularly when it is old. these are some really lovely ones. And yes, I'm so ready for spring and time in the garden. I can hardly wait. Mona

French-Kissed said...

Oh the mermaid and dolphin statue...and the power she had to bring new friends together. And how fitting that our meet up was in Malibu! Becoming friends with you and Terri is truly one of the greatest delights of blogging. Did you notice that I used the beautiful orchid in the silver creamer you gave me on the breakfast table for the photo shoot!? I had the truck completely loaded for the shoot and caught a glimpse of this little beauty as I was about to walk out the I grabbed a little box and took her with me thinking she would be perfect for the breakfast table shot! Safely back home with me now and being well loved. Many of us talk about all of the wonderful treasures we discover in our travels, but new friends like you and Terri are certainly the most prized treasures to come from my blogging journey.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That's so lovely that the mermaid brought you together like that. So special!!!


Fifi Flowers said...

oooh la la... j'adore that mermaid!!!

Rene said...

What a wonderful story. Blogging has such a way of bringing us together. The mermaid is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Susan! Love all of the statues, but that mermaid is my favorite... beautiful!!
It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your blogger friends. Their blogs sound wonderful. I'll have to check them out when I have a bit more time. :)
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

p.s. It's so very sad what's going on in Japan. They are all in my thoughts and in my heart.
Big Hugs,

Donna said...

What gorgeous statues! I especially love your cherub, the flowers are a perfect addition! Hope that you had your blogger problems resolved! It was acting up on me a week or so ago, too!