Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Room 52



Isn't this old brass hotel key tag amazing?

Do you know what is even more amazing?

I received an email last week from Lizzy at Gone To The Beach

She wrote...

While searching through a stash of my own metal flea market finds, looking for a special chain, I found the perfect 52 Flea "thing"--an old brass hotel key tag from the days when they kept the keys behind the concierge's desk! I'd love to send it to you..




...and so she did!

Thank you Lizzie!
....you knew I would love it and I do!

I am so grateful to be a part of this blogging community of ours...

...I didn't know Lizzie before and hadn't yet discovered her lovely blog or her wonderful Etsy shop

...but like so many other dear blogging friends...
...Lizzie is thoughtful, generous and kind and sent me this old brass tag just because she knew it would make me smile.

:)



It is wonderful to meet people like Lizzie....
...She gets me....understands me... and is a true kindred spirit.

...Lizzy also wrote...
My favorite part of these old tags is how the hole is so worn & crooked, from years of use. And I like the patina, that's why I just wiped it clean but didn't polish it.

Yes....we are soul sisters.
Who knew there were so many of us?
I didn't ....until I started blogging.


Feeling grateful tonight for lots of things...

...and wondering...

how was Room 52 decorated?
...and who stayed there?

If you want a real treat ... hop on over to Lizzy's blog...Gone To The Beach

...and if you want to see some of her really beautiful creations check out her Etsy shop....


Who knows?
Maybe she's got
your number!

Good night!

:)

33 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is one of the sweetest blogging stories I have ever heard. How did you come about your blog name?

xoxo
Jane

* French at Heart * said...

~*~*That is so special! ;) How sweet of her to think of you..it is the perfect little treasure for you~ What does "52 "signify for you? (if you dont mind me asking)Just curious ;) ...so glad you recieved such a lovely little gift..sometimes it really is the small things in life that bring us joy!Blessings,Rachel~~**~*

Theresa said...

Now that's what I love about blogging, the kindred spirits and genuine kindness from those we have never met. Awesome! Love the key tag! Theresa

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is so COOL!!! and awesome and thoughtful!
Warmly,
deb :)

Olive Cooper said...

Bless her. That was thoughtful and what a neat gift! hugs♥olive

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How wonderful Laura
How kind and generous Lizzie is... I am often overwhelmed at how kind and generous bloggers can be.. and how wonderful it is to live in a world where people think *like we do" ...

Have a great week...and dream of Room 52.. xxx Julie

DustyLu said...

How special and unique! I love it! Perfect! Have a wonderful day! And you can steal my recipes any day, my friend! ~lulu

Beach House Living said...

How nice of her it's just perfect in look and for you. I had a nice treat today a box of shells from Sanibel.

reprise said...

how sweet of her! it is perfect!

cityfarmer said...

you are one blessed chick ...
chickie 52!

Jen said...

That just shows you what kind of friends you can meet in blogland!!! How sweet !

Sarah said...

Yes, indeed, I isn't it fun to connect with other who are definitely kindred spirits. This is a delightful gift. I have to tell you, that when I'm out and about and see numbered items, I always think of #52. Haven't found any as yet. :-)
Thanks for sharing this sweet story. ~ Sarah
PS
What is the story behind the name 52 Flea?

G-style said...

How kind of Lizzie, wonderfull how friendships begin here and then you don't have to see eachother to have a bond ....
I'm going to look on Liziie's blog now.........

"see you" warm greetings from Gea

It's me said...

What a lovely gift!! so nice if her to send you this !!! ....what a great people blog world have !!! i am glad to be a part of it.........love Ria.....

Theresa said...

Oh how sweet! I am going to pay her a visit and shop in her Etsy shop! Have a blessed day!

Sheila Rumney said...

A very thoughtful gift! So many wonderful friends made here in blogland.

gail said...

Laura I'm so glad you told me about her. I'm going to order some of those lavendar hearts for the inn. I like to tuck them under the pillows for the guests to have sweet lavender dreams!
gail

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Awww how sweet is she:) The perfect surprise gift of friendship. Love it!!!!!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness ! How precious !!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Such a nice gift. I'll bet you end up with quite a collection!
Hugs, Suz

Anne Marie said...

that is so cool Laura! when you get a visit from one of those people in your life - the generous kinds that think of others - it's a blessing!!

le ciel flamand said...

What a wonderful gift! It joins your collection perfectly.
Greetings, Annelies

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that she did not polish it. What a thoughtful gift, a lovely find and perfect addition to your cottage!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Andy's Attic said...

How lovely and thoughtful. Do you have a place where you keep all your 52s?
Annette

Lynda said...

AWSOME!!!!!! isn't it just amazing how many lovely people are outthere??? And sending you this...just because......it touches my heart, makes even me smile;)!!!!
Enjoy it.....I guess you will put it on your keys??

Have a beautiful day!!

Lynda

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a kind thing for her to do. Bloggers always amazing me in their generousity.
xxx

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a beautiful gift. And, what a very thoughtful blogging friend. A lovely addition to your collection.

Jamie said...

I love this story! I've fallen in love this summer with blogging, but mostly with the amazing, supportive group of women I've met through it.

Evi said...

It is amazing what turns up when you are looking through things!
What a very nice gift. In Europe you can still find hotel keys. I like the old ways.
Love, Evi

Burlap Luxe said...

Wonderful gift! I have an old leather one given to me from my grandfather, I have to check it out see whats on it.

Love your gifted one, it was so meant to find you and have a new resting place.
xx
Dore

A Refocused Life said...

What a wonderful gift and gesture. I love it and it's so perfect for you.

clustres said...

That is so nice of her! I do love these brass tags..I have one left. I have sold many of them in the past, but...don't laugh....I thought this was a cow tag. I am from Texas, after all! I do love the name of your blog!

charlotte said...

sweet!