Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Cup Of Coffee With An Old Friend

I had coffee with my friend, Laura, today.  While we visited, we caught up on each other's lives and what we've been doing.  Now, this little visit wasn't just an ordinary one; it was a special one, and here is why.  Our mothers used to be good friends, and while they sat and chatted years ago, me and Laura would run around and play for hours.  She was making me laugh today while she told me all the memories she had of us growing up - things which I had forgotten.  Who would have thought that years later, we would be sharing that same cup of coffee and conversation that our dear mothers had so many years ago?  My friend is a funny, strong, enthusiastic woman who I hope to see again soon.

Laura sells jewelry, and she gave these lovely pieces to me as a gift.  This ring is a replica of the one that Princess Di wore.  I've always loved it.

I thought this pair of black vintage earrings were so unique.

Thank you, Laura, I appreciate the pretty jewelry you gave me.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust

Isn't it nice to catch up with old friends?



Cami said...

Wow that ring (and earrings!) are gorgeous. She is so talented :) Does she have an online store??!

Time with friends catching up is the best <3 Glad you got to enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you and Laura had a lovely visit. It's not often that you can share conversations that go back to when you and her mom were friends.

She makes gorgeous jewelry. I know you must feel very lucky to have a friend like her!

C'est moi Claudette said...

It sure is nice to catch up with old friends. I have a special friend like that too. Her name is Lucie. We were next door neibours from the age of 10. She and I celebrated our 56 th birthdays, but apart. She lives in Palm Desert, CA.
She always says I remember things that she has forgotten. I told her when she has Alzheimer's i will be able to say anything I want.
Lovely jewelry gf. She is a good friend.

Pale Elegance said...

Hi Sheri,
Beautiful and touching post. It's those little simple moments that we share with those we love that are so precious.
It's so wonderful to have a friend that you can simply sit and have a cup of coffee with and feel cozy and comfie; I have 4 sisters and we all live all over the place...when we do get a chance to get together, and just laugh and talk, I realize how sweet and fleeting those simple moments are in life...
they're what really matter.
Have a beautiful week,
Jenah xo

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Oh how nice Sheri! Yes of course it's great to catch up with an old friend. I can imagine you had such a great time today! The jewelry indeed is very pretty. I love rings like that too! And I love that quote from Marcel Proust. If you don't mind I will put it on my blog too. It's so mmmm........... let me see........ so...... flourishing! It's so true :-)) Enjoy your newest memories now and the happiness you experienced today. On days like this God is so near!


magie said...

It sounds like a lovely visit with your friend :) That is so nice you both have kept in contact with one another since childhood.
The ring is just so pretty..I love the colour of it..

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Beautiful jewellery! Suzy x Happy Easter

andrea@townandprairie said...

I have two of those rings! I go them when they were on TV. Everyone calls it the "Kate Middleton' ring, but to me, it will always be Di's.


Lifelong friends are a rare commodity. You are blessed to still have each other. What a tribute to your moms. The jewelry is lovely. Love the earrings. Also crazy about that teapot. Take care.

Special 'K' said...

Friendships are to be treasured. I have some amazing life friends. And how very lucky are you, such beautiful gifts. Happy Easter. Enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Hjem og Glede said...

Hello again :)
Lovely jewelry.
Nice to catch up with old friends.
Thank you for wisit me :)

Happy Easter from Bergen.
Hugs Camilla

It's me said...

Very nice !!!...and from

Becky said...

Hi Sheri!Such a lovely time you must of had.reminds me of the closs friend I had as well.Our parents were the same age and went to school together. We were best friends for years.My family and I moved away... for sometime I didnt see her but here and there we see each other grocery shopping etc.

Lovely gifts she brought you.I love the ring.I also love that bird plate lol.

Have a good day.

karen - Simply Inspired said...

thank you, sheri, for sharing your special visit with us... what a joyful exchange in so many happiness-inducing ways!
i always love your visits to my place; therefore, i know how blessed your friend was to see you!

NanaDiana said...

Is there anything better than coffee with an old friend? I can just imagine that the two of you never stopped smiling- xo Diana

miss b said...

I love having a catch-up with friends over a coffee - the jewellery is beautiful.

Shirley said...

I would give every piece of jewelry away just to go back in time when my mom would sit with her friends, chatting while we tried to listen in. So many wonderful memories..and I do love the jewerly your good friend has given to you!

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Sheri,
Love this post and the wonderful is truly a gift to spend time with old friends and family.
Thank you for your kind words...I
have not seen the May issue of RM,
but I'm really excited and honored.
Wishing you a Happy Easter!

val's alentejo said...

What lovely gifts your dear friend Laura gave you.
How great that you could both meet for coffee and chat about your mothers and your youth together.
A lovely story Sheri.
wishing you a peaceful blessed good friday.
Old friend are very dear.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Wow, that ring is so perfect. I had one once like that, and the earrings? I SO LOVE BLACK STONES.....

My dear one, thank you for your visit and kind words. Flowers, oh, love, tenderness, a true gift are all of God's creatures and expressions of the seasons of life. May this Easter be a time of reflection for you and your family and that you may know the GRACE of God in PURE JOY!

LOVE!!! Anita

Oh, those birdies, are so cute and that lamb??? I so love pure photos that highlight JUST the subject.

Cottage and Broome said...

Nice to catch up and visit with old friends. I feel that way when I stop here every week, love hearing what you and your girls are up too. The jewels are beautiful, thanks for stopping by, Happy Easter, Laura

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Celestina Marie said...

Hello Sweet Friend, How special to spend time with a cherished friend from childhood. Sounds like you both enjoyed a great time together and the gifts Laura gave you are gorgeous. I love the ring and those earrings are divine.
I am a jewelry girl too.
Love the pretty plate in the first pic with your coffee maker.

Wishing you a special and blessed Easter.
Love from Texas Celestina Marie

Kathy said...

Wonderful to keep those old friendships alive...
Beautiful Jewels...such a special time!
Happy Easter my friend.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lori said...

How wonderful....the friendship, the coffee, the jewelry :)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sheri, how nice to share a cup with an old friend. I am not a coffee drinker, but my mom and married sister as well as a neighbor or two would share a cup almost every morning when I was growing up. Still love the smell of coffee brewing to this day. Your jewelry is lovely. I have that same red bird plate. What great taste you have. lol!

Tulla and Catie said...

Sheri, thanks for your easter wishes! It is really a chalkboard egg, I bought a polystyrene egg and put chalkboard color on it - very easy :-). The jewelry is beautiful, especially the ring (I was a great fan of Lady Di :-)).
Have a nice easter time with your family! See you, Barbara