Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Fabulous Darling"

Yesterday, Annie got invited over to play by a friend.  Now, this was no ordinary friend...this was a very special friend.  Annie was invited over by Miss Betty.  Betty is a friend from church who has grandkids & even a great grand daughter.  Yet, here she was...lovingly inviting over these girls to play.
When I dropped Annie off at 10 in the morning I asked, "What time should I pick here up?"  Expecting her to say a time very soon I was surprised when she replied, "Around 5:00."

I was even more surprised when I came back & the door opened to reveal these girls peacefully working at the kitchen table & Betty's 8-month-old great grand neice asleep in the other room. 
Magic!  I thought Betty must be magic!
The girls were happy to see me come...not because they wanted to leave...oh no....they just were happy for a new customer!  I was invited to shop at thee exclusive BOUTIQUE GABRIELLE.  Actually, I can't really rememebr the name but I am pretty sure that is close :)

These 2 saw me coming a mile away...& they were ready!
I was handed a credit card & a shopping bag.
Annie was a wonderful sales woman, coaxing me to buy her wares.

An ironing board full of earings and and table full of necklaces precious jewels.

When I was finished shopping Ava graciously checked me out.
She waved the CHECKER over my items one at a time.
Then she scanned my credit card...thank goodness I had good credit.
Then we couldn't resist taking a few pictures in all our jewels.

When I asked how I looked Annie threw up her hands & replied, "Fabulous Darling...just fabulous."
"Why, thank you :)"

Before we left, Annie showed me Betty's army of Nesting Dolls she had trusted the girls to play with.
It was a beautiful collection! 

This is one playdate these two girls will NEVER forget!


MS/AC Fan said...

SOOOO SWEET!!! I want to play over at Miss Betty's house!!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fabulous lady Miss Betty is!
I want a Miss Betty in MY neighborhood. :-)


Colleen Jensen said...

love that Libbie! What a great day for them all!

NENSA MOON said...

Sound they have a great time...!!

Jen said...

I hope you got a good deal. Looks like they are a very persuasive sales team.

clau said...

How beautiful and glamorous ladies!!! Miss Betty is fabulous,they had a great time together!!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

This is soooooo sweet! OMG, i LOVE your posts, seriously, you have such a gorgeous girl and this whole story is just like childhood should be. BMakes me want to shrink my boys again ;)

DREW'S MOM said...

That is so sweet. Looks like the girls had a great day. Wish every little girl had a "Ms. Betty" in their life =)

Anonymous said...

What fun they must have had. I love seeing them play using their imagination that seems to be a thing of the past with a lot if not most children of today. The pictures are beautiful as are the girls. Hugs

Rosie said...

Oh this is "FABULOUS DARLING"...I love the blue hat...hope this the one you used your plastic on, cause that is a "Sunday Hat" if I have ever seen really make me smile...wished we lived closer...blogland will have to Rosie

Angela said...

Oh my goodness girl, I wish I could have gone shopping at that boutique with you!!! Fabulous is the word for that shop! those two sales clerks sure know how to jazz up a place!! I just adore those hats,,and the jewelry..oh my..I adore vintage everything.

Rosie said...

Oh Libbie...We could just let Annie run the store and you and I could go for tea around the corner...they make a mean white chocolate strawberry scone...Mmmmmm....yup, you and Annie come on Rosie

Theresa said...

How sweet for Annie to have Miss Betty as a special friend! When I was little I had a Miss Betty, her name was Mrs. Sandstrom, I don't know how she picked me, but I would go over to her house and have tea with her. It was so special, to leave my house full of chaos and brothers and get treated like a young lady. I loved it and you just brought back a special memory for me...Thank you!
Today is a full day of baseball for us, Max is in a tourney and having a great time. (it started last night) So much fun watching him play and watching Duane and Cameron coach together. Enjoy your Saturday Libbie! Theresa

Karen said...

Oh, Libbie, what a wonderful lady. I must remember that for my grandchildren, and save any costume jewelry. The pics are priceless! I love the close up of Annie and the blue hat! You must try submitting those somewhere. Oh, and the three of you are just faaabulous!

koralee said...

Miss Betty sounds amazing...and to my delight this brought back many childhood memories of me at my grandmas home!!!
Love your images. xoxo Hugs to you my friend.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a wonderful day for Annie and I am so glad you brought your camera to capture it all for us to enjoy.
Priceless is the word that comes to mind when I see a post such as this.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

What a special memory and I bet Miss Betty is still smiling! The photos are great...Miss Betty sounds like the kind of grandma I want to be. I need to work on being a bit more creative...but what a GREAT idea!

Theresa said...

Good morning Libbie! o.k. too funny, I really need another cup of coffee, I just answered your comment on my own page! duh! Anywooo it went like this... Have Bo alter somthing for you, another purse perhaps??? Or better yet, have the kids tag team... I'm sure you have SOMETHING in the house that they can and WILL alter eventually!!! LOL!!! Tell Kate I miss her too and can't wait to see her name come to the top of my sidebar with a new post! Now you got me all excited with anticipation!!!!!Enjoy the day with the kiddies! Theresa

Two Shades of Pink said...

I have been so behind on the blog reading but this TOTALLY made it all worth it. I read it like 3 times I loved it so much. This is the sweetest thing EVER! How I wish I lived near you to see all of this go down in person. :o)

Theresa said...

Hi Libbie! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I got a little somethin, somethin for you!!! Theresa

Marla said...

I seriously want a Miss Betty in my life.

Victoria said...

It looks like they had so much fun! Ladies like your Miss Betty really are magic to the lives they touch. And how cute your daughter is in her outfit! I haven't visited over here in a while but it was definitely worth it to find a post like this.