Tuesday, March 23, 2010



DSC05175Chandeliers always remind me of Breakfast at Tiffany's, and my elegant friend, Joanna.


DSC05175As a single young women living in Manhattan,


DSC05175I would often meet my girlfriends in front of Tiffany's.


DSC05175We would go inside and browse all the time.


DSC05175The shine inside that store was magnificent.


DSC05175After we browsed and dreamed a bit,


DSC05175we would head over to The Plaza for a cocktail and some giggles.


DSC05175I was playing with chandelier designs and created bookplates, remembering wonderful times with my friend Joanna at the Plaza.


DSC05175She always made me laugh. Lost in designing, I often find myself remembering the true gifts of life, friends.


Dear Joanna,

These designs were created with your inspiration of love and the richness you always added to my life. You know we both had our dreams come true, but I wish so much I could meet you today in front of Tiffany's and share all the shine we found in life. Well, someday I will see you in heaven, I sense your words whispering encouragement all the time.


DSC05188I named this bookplate Joanna's Dream. The song for this post was her favorite, Moonriver, from Breakfast at Tiffany's.


Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet remembrance of friendship. I find it funny, you have been so many places and seen so many things, and I'm just a farmgirl who dreams of seeing the world some day, we have never met, but I still consider you a friend across the miles. I hope we meet some day:>)

Joyce said...

Karen your photos are always gorgeous. Thanks for this weekend it was a blast. Kate loves the book. I'm going to use it for a future Artistic Mothers post. If you need a smile go to my Nanas Little Hobby site. Kate has a song to brighten up your day.


Hi Karen...that is such a sweet tribute! love that you shared your memory of a dear sweet friend like that....and you keep her friendship alive with the creation of your bookplate! it's beautiful....

very nice..thanks for sharing!

ciao bella

Diva Kreszl said...

such a lovely memory!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wonderful photos - terrific book plate!

lovely tribute to your friend

we used to hang out in the Oak Room and drink, too. LOL Maybe we met one 'wet' afternoon! LOL

shirley said...

Would you believe I have never seen the move! I will have to rent it, if it still exist. I do love Audrey, but I was younger when she was a big star and not so in tune to that Hollywood period. It is on my 'TO DO' list!

Vee said...

Fun memories...I was hoping that you were going to say that you selected a little something that you enjoy to this day, but enjoying time with a friend and the giggles were the best of all.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is Beautiful!!! I wish you my friend a happy week...m..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Such a fabulous post filled with the wonder of crystal, my favorite. Dearest Karen, I hope that all is well and your creativity continues to bless me each day.

Fondly, Anita

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Karen, what a beautiful tribute to your friend. I can just imagine you two young girls meeting in front of that wonderful place and soaking in its beauty; then go across the street to talk and dream! Your book plates are so pretty. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just had to come back and tell you, I was browsing your blog, and fell in love with the "Spring Doves" fabric! It is the most wonderful fabric I've ever seen! laurie

Josje said...

Beautiful photos! I've been going through some of your posts and saved a few of them for inspiration for my miniatures. Who knows you may see something familiar in my miniatures one day! (Although I must admit my plans and ambitions always far exceed the amount of time I have!)

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend. Our friends do keep us going don't they. It's so difficult when we lose one but we will always have our wonderful memories to hang on to. Your images are lovely.

Beverly said...

Karen, this was an amazing tribute to your Joanna. The love you shared have given you the memories you treasure.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Laurie said...

Isn't it wonderful as we grow older and learn to appreciate the wonderful times we had, and the friends? Times that can't be recreated, though you did a great job of evoking them! Cheers to Joanna! It's my favorite song, too.

MARIA said...

Dear Karen,
I was moved....
A beautiful memory of a beautiful friendship!

Peace & love
be always with you!