Monday, October 27, 2008

A friend gave me this "flowerpot" for my high school graduation. It had a vintage look about it even then, but I don't think I truly appreciated how pretty it was at the time. Through the years, I've grown to just love it. It has acquired a crack and a chip, but it's very special to me. Special, because of the dear friend who gave it to me -- we were the kind of friends that would often wear identical clothes, shoes, etc. -- neither of us had a sister, so we were "twins", even though we looked nothing alike. We would talk on the phone for hours -- starting at about age 12 -- we would write long notes on notebook paper, dotting our "i"s with hearts 'cause we thought it was cute, writing about boys, parents, fashion.... and boys some more......

Here we are at about 15. You can't see it in the photo, but we had matching tan boots on. Are you laughing at the pose yet? Guess we thought we were fashion models with those snazzy hats and those boots!! LOL!!

The little flowerpot now resides on my studio creating table....... a lovely reminder to "follow your dreams".


13 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

HAH...the two of you were adorable with your little vogue pose! So cool to have such a lovely reminder of a great friend!

ksarra said...

Too cute Becca. I think you found out early that friends are a special treasure!

Cheryl said...

Such a special friend to have! And something special to remember her by! Neat!! I love the picture! Do you keep in touch with her?

Lee Laurie said...

That picture reminds me of me and my best frend that I grew up with. We had so much fun together. We lived across the street from one another.(When I lived with my granny.)And guess what? Her name is Tammy,too.I will find an old picture one day to post about. I love that flower pot that she gave you and its great that you still have it.

Lavender Dreamer said...

What great memories! And you were just TOO cool for words!

Lynn said...

What an adorable plant pot, thank goodness you kept it all these years, it's a reall treasure now :)

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Becca,

How wonderful that you still have that lovely flowerpot that Tammy gave you after all these years and that you keep it in a place where you can see it everyday to remind you of your special friendship with her. Hope all is going well with you. Have a great week!!

Liz said...

I love that story! Thank you for sharing.
~Liz~

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh yeah! I had that friend too! Now if I had those waistlines we had back then...well I do have them....both I think LOL!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How cute!!!
M ^..^

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

What a beautiful post. How wonderful to have a best friend like that. I would have loved to have had a friendship like that. My family moved around to much. That is a beautiful gift. hugs, Ellen

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Love this post! What great memories. The flowerpot is perfect, chips, cracks and all... I bet it sits in your craftroom.

What fun to have this fashionista pic!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Totally cute! Such a sweet post Becca!

xo