Gifted Angel

During the Christmas season  I was so blessed to have many new and old friends give me lovely gifts of love. 

One of these gifts was from a lovely lady that I have known for s few years. She and her husband own my favorite junk store, Lost and Found, here in Bountiful, Utah. I got to know Cheryl a lot better through the month of December. She has followed me on Face Book and my blog and enjoys the many decorating ideas that I have done with the pieces that I have bought from her store. One day in December I was in her shop and she said that she would love one of the tulle wreaths that I make and that she would like a pink one.

Tour pink wreath

Cheryl really wanted to see my nest so I invited her over for tea that afternoon and gifted her with the pink wreath (above, I wish that the picture looked better).

She loved my home and ask me if I would be interested in opening a boutique with her inside there store. I was thrilled with the offer and said YES!  It will be opening in March. This is a dream come true for me. It will be filled with beautiful French Nordic Country decor.

First SYC thursday

I have happily been busy getting items ready for the grand opening. Back to my story I am getting ahead of myself. Just before Christmas I stopped by to Cheryl’s shop and she gifted me with an amazing trivet.

gifted angel undone

The patina on it is so amazing. But because of all the patina the sweet angel was fading fast. I wanted to preserve it without taking away any of it’s charm.

gifted angel finished

So I added some paint here and there to bring out the little angel. I was so thrilled with such a precious keepsake.

Thank you so much Cheryl for your thought fullness.

I will be taking you on my new adventure as I start to ready the new boutique. It will be called Anne’s Attic – design! I will get to redo vintage and antique items that I adore.

I truly know that my prayers are heard and answered.

First SYC family

Left to right – Kingston 7, Nathan my youngest, Boston 5, Izabella 18mos., Jordanne, Juliette 4, Emme my Mom, and me.

Here I am with my sweet family that I live with and my wonderful mother that taught me everything that I know about interior design and much, much more.  This picture was taken at my mom’s house on Christmas eve. I have spent 62 wonderful Christmas eves with my extended family and mine at the home of my parents, it’s such a wonderful blessing. Dad passed a little over a year ago and he is truly missed, but he was there with us in spirit.

A special thank you  to my followers who have been so supportive to my blog and for your blogging friendships that I cherish with all of my heart.

May you see great happy blessings this beautiful new year!

Hugs, Jo

24 thoughts on “Gifted Angel

  1. It’s wonderful that you are going to open your own space. That’s going to be so much fun for you. I love the photo of you and your lovely family.
    Next time I drive through Bountiful I will try to find the shop you are in. I love shops like that.
    My daughter had one in Boise and I sold things there. It’s a lot of fun!


  2. How exciting to get to share a space with a friend! That is something I have always wanted to do, it’s still on my heart but not sure it is what God has planned for me. But I’m SO exciting for you and hope you will share your space display as you move closer to opening time! Sweet family! Blessings, Cindy


  3. Congrats Jo! You will be right in your element making lovelies for the boutique. Joanne and I are going to be selling at fleaology on the 16th and I am wanting to make a few Valentine creations with vintage items. Love the sweet angel gift and how you restored it!


  4. Congratulations on getting your very own little space to showcase your pretty designs! Tulle wreaths are a favorite of mine and of course, I do love patina. As a faux finish creator I appreciate the good, old, authentic finishes. Without them, I would lack in the inspiration to create department. That trivet, both before and after is gorgeous!

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My dad passed away suddenly a few years ago. It is such a profound gamut of emotions that I have never found the words to explain. I know how difficult it is going through all those firsts after losing a parent. You have a beautiful family, Anne.

    Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Olivia- Co-host
    Reinvented Collection


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