Tuesday, October 20, 2009


You all remember the little saying, "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is Silver and the Other is Gold. I grew up having that thought in my mind at a young age. I don't remember where I heard it from, but it seamed to always be on my mind. As I grew up I lived in the same place, same friends, same neighborhood, everything. I often wondered why that saying was planted so deeply in my mind.

When I married, at the age of 19, I quickly found a love of making where ever we lived into our home. I had many opportunities to recreate and redecorate. You see, school and work (and economizing) have allowed us to move 21 times.

I wouldn't trade any one of those moves for anything. You see, I have been making friends for 38 years. Some are old and some are new! Some are Silver and some are Gold! All of them have a special place in my heart. All of them have shared something of great worth with me - themselves.

I understand now why that little saying was planted so deeply in my heart. I have come to understand that the most important thing to me -- are the relationships I make with the people that cross my path. Weather it be, my family, my friends, or the women down the street. I am so blessed to be touched by so many.

As we approach this next month, the month of Thanksgiving, I pray that we will pause - and give thanks to our friends, weather they be Silver or Gold.


  1. Cindy your post is beautiful. It doesn't surprise me at all that you make everyone you meet a friend. You are a sweet giving person. I got your message. I recieved my lovely gifts on Sat, but picked it up yesterday from the PO. I love them so much! The bag is beautiful and the pendant is so me. I was in awe over the beautiful handmade card. The carmel and french blue are so perfect together. I got some beautiful pictures of the bag and will be posting them sometime after white Wed. I e-mailed you twice, but both were sent back with an error message. Thank you for your sweetness and these beautiful gifts which came so lovingly wrapped. Just beautiful.
    Thank you dear friend,

  2. Hi Cindy:
    This is a lovely post. Were you a Girl Scout, by chance? That's where I learned the verse. One of those things that permanently lives in your head once you've learned it! ;-)

  3. Thanks so much, I feel the same. That song was our Girl Scout song or something. Have a great week.

  4. I'm so glad you're my new silver friend. Mimi

  5. Hi Cindy,

    Love the Post..... Thanks for stopping by & entering the Vintage October Give-Away... I'm having fun meeting wonderful new bloggers~ I also found the great link on your blog for the blog backgrounds & changed mine to a fun polka dot....
    good luck in the contest

  6. So sweet and so true! You are blessed to have so many dear friends...

  7. Hi Cindy. This was a wonderful post. It's so true. The friendships that we make while we are here are what makes life so special. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful women I've met in Blogland. I'm so happy to count you as one of them!

    My Desert Cottage

  8. Glad to have you as part of my family! You're the best!

  9. Oh what a sweet post. Thanks for coming over to visit me today and lure me here. LOL. Thanks for sharing. I loved this. I never heard it before. I am grateful for old friends and new friends especially new blogging friends.
    Thanks for sharing this. Have a Blessed Thursday,

  10. Cindy,

    I wanted to come by and thank you for your nice comments on my blog. I love this post! I believe I learned this verse in Girl Scouts and always loved it and yes, it plays over and over in my head sometimes when I think of friendship.

    Thanks so much for the memories!


  11. This is the perfect post for our end of the day!

  12. Sweet message and may we all reflect on the true treasures we have and be thankful.
    Wednesday Blessings ;-)

  13. Hi Cindy, Your blog is beautiful!
    I really loved the comment you left me on my blog. So glad to find you!

  14. Beautiful post Cindy! We all have so much to be thankful for. What magazine are your pictures in this post from? They are beautiful!!

    LOVE your witches hat too!! :)

  15. I love this post Cindy!
    I needed to be reminded how wonderful it is to have friends!!! I am so fortunate to have so many in my busy life, sometimes I take them for granted.
    Thanks for the reminder~
    everything vintage