Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Don't you love the quote above? That saying was true today, when my blogging friend Rhondi visited my home. Rhondi lives a couple of hours from me and until today we had never met in person. We became friends when we met in blogland. Rhondi's blog is called Rose Colored Glasses.

Here we are! Mr. Comforts of Home took our picture standing in my dining room. We had been planning a meeting for almost a year now. When Rhondi arrived she handed me a gift bag filled with the most wonderful things!

She knew that I had started a collection of vintage gardening books in the colors blue, green, yellow and red and she found this one! Look at the great detail on the spine!

Rhondi also knew that I was adding a little more blue into my decorating and this sweet Mary Engelbreit book fits the bill!

And....look at this wonderful yellow rooster trivet! It is just perfect for my kitchen!

After visiting at my house for a while, we headed downtown Hendersonville for lunch and a little shopping. We were so busy talking we forgot to take pictures at lunch! I remembered after we were in one of the little shops and took a couple of pictures. This wall was filled with rooster items.

I had to take a picture of this cute purse. Click on the picture to enlarge for details

We walked through some antique stores and some thrift stores, talking away. Rhondi was exactly like I thought she would be. Sweet, funny, interesting and genuine. I felt like I had known her forever.

Rhondi, thank you for driving all this way to come visit me. And thank you again for the very thoughful gifts! I am looking forward to the next time we can get together.

Welcome Home,



Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny...this is great! I'm so glad you got to meet Rhondi...love her blog! I've been able to meet a few of my blogging buds and we just can't stop smiling once we meet! :-) Susan

Angie said...

You are so lucky to get to meet a blogging friend in person! I hope to be able to do that too one day!

TattingChic said...

How fun! I'm with Angie! You ARE lucky to meet a bloggy buddy in person! This is the second for you, right? Very fun. The gifts she gave you are perfect for you and very thoughtful!

Blondie's Journal said...


How nice that you got to spend the day with Rhondi! I love her blog, all the pretty yellows and blues and her beautiful quilts, of course! I can see that you would both have so much to talk about~both of you artists!!

I am so happy you had a fun day and your gifts are wonderful. What a sweet person she is!


mishebe said...

Isn't it fun to meet new friends! Mishelle

bj said...

Oh, I envy both you and Rhondi..I love you both and would dearly LOVE to meet both of you.
So thrilled that you both had such a great visit.
xo bj

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how wonderful for both of you! I follow Rhondi and love reading her inspirational blog and all the beautiful decorating she shows. I have to admit to being just a bit envious! Some day it would be wonderful to get a group of us together for a little getaway wouldn't it?

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That is a great photo - you both look so pretty!! I agree with Kathleen Grace about the getaway. I would certainly drive across the country for it!!

Natasha Burns said...

How lovely that you got to meet Rhondi, Penny. And what special gifts she brought you!

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
That was so much fun yesterday! I'm dashing out the door to volunteer at Wing Haven so I'l have to post mine later!
Hugs, Rhondi

Lee Laurie said...

Looks like you two had a great time! I bet that y'all have a lot in common. I love her blog too. That was so sweet of her to bring you those gifts. They are perfect for you. Have a great day!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Penny,
How wonderful that you two got to meet! Sounds like you had a marvellous time. Love all the roosters; especially the trivet! Thanks for sharing.


Stacey said...

How fun! She brought you such wonderful gifts too!! I know you two really enjoyed it.

Lavender Dreamer said...

What fun! I'm glad you had a wonderful day! I love walking downtown...always something new! I'm off to see her blog! Thanks!

LW said...

What a great day...

It must be wonderful to be able to meet a blog friend face to face..


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Isn't it fun to meet blogging friends, you feel like you've known each other forever, don't you? That's a lovely photo of the two of you, too!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
What a wonderful day you and Rhondi had together!. The picture of you both is lovely. I love the painted trivet, I have three very old trivets from my husbands grandmother and they are black with a bit of rust on them. I think I will consider painting them.
Enjoy your day,

Donna said...

What a great story.
I'm a quote person, I just love a good quote.
Here is one that I found for you:
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together...Woodrow Wilson.

So happy to hear you finally met Rhonda.

I don't know either one of you but we share the delights of meeting new friends.

Mrs. G said...

Oh, I would have loved to have been a little birding listening in on what you two amazing artists had to talk about. You are both adorable and kind of resemble eachother, did you notice that at all? So cute.
Thanks Penny for entering my give-away.

Pondside said...

Hi Penny
After reading about your visit with Rhondi I had to pop over to have a look at your blog - what a beautiful spot. I'll definitly be back to visit again when I need a little uplift - you and Rhondi really provide the best uplift on a grey Pacific Northwest day!

Donna said...

Hi Penny,
How great to get together with Rhondi! I know you both had a good time together. What sweet gifts.


Shellmo said...

Sounds like a fun day! And what great gifts she brought you! I especially liked that trivet!!

Michelle said...

Oh how fun! Glad you two had a very nice meeting and what fun gifts she brought for you!

Mimi Sue said...

Rhondi is the sweetest. You girls look like you had a great time. Mimi

KarenHarveyCox said...

I told Rhondi that I am so jealous...the thought of two of my favorite bloggers getting together. Oh, if only I lived neaby, someday.

I love all of your gifts too, sounds like you two had a wonderful time.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Another blogging meet up! How exciting, Penny! And her gifts were so sweet. (I just love your dining room, by the way.)

Shannon said...

Two of my favorite bloggers together; that is so neat!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That is just lovely.... two of the nicest people there together...... isn't life grand....

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a nice picture of the two of you!! Your home is just so lovely!! It is always nice to meet a blog friend!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!1

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful photo of you two in your beautiful dining room, Penny! I hope to meet a blogging buddy someday!

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
Sounds like you had a wonderful time together.
Cheers and Best wishes.

Adrienne said...

I'm so glad you and Rhondi could meet and spend some fun time together. Wish I lived close enough to join you! ~Adrienne~

Rue said...

Good morning Penny :)

It looks and sounds like you two had a wonderful time! What a wonderful thing to be able to get together :)

I just finished catching up with you and read about Beverly's gift. How sweet of her to do that. She is such a wonderful blogging friend.


Susie Q said...

Oh Penny...I am so tickled for the two of you. I must admit that I had a lump in my throatreading about it though! I have just been so upset about not being able to be in NC this week myself. I had looked forward to meeting you, and seeing Hendersonville, for so long!
*sigh* Okay. It WILL happen!
I just peeked at Rhondi's blog and oh! Your front entrance is so pretty...you live in such a gorgeous spot.

I know you two had a sweet time together...such precious treasures from Rhondi to you and to Rhondi FROM you! (I read about THAT on her blog!)

Sweet weekend dear Penny!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Isn't it great to actually get to meet blogging friends? So happy that you and Rhondi had a lovely time and finally a chance to meet.

Great gifts!!