Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meet Gloria

Day 6 (12.7)

We toodled around the ranch all day, then went to Gloria's and Ed's for dinner. In Southern speech, Gloria is something else. Simply put, she is glorious! She is vivacious, energetic, generous, and loves to share her life stories! We had a delicious dinner of homemade Mexican food and learned how to eat fajitas Mexican-style. Then she took us for the grand tour. Gloria's Victorian house is no ordinary house; it's one you've got to see to believe. 

However, before I begin the house tour, I've got to tell you about Gloria and her heart for a special little girl, Madeleine Frady. Madeleine is a silly & spunky 9-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. In an effort to raise money to cover the costs of Madeleine's care, Gloria & Ed hosted an open house, complete with hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas carolers from Vanderveer Street Church of Christ. Located just two blocks from Burnet's popular Main Street Bethlehem, they hoped to attract large crowds and large donations for little Madeleine. I think the total was somewhere just under $500. Please feel free to visit her website if you'd like to contribute.

Meet Gloria
and her husband Ed
Welcome to Gloria's Dream Cottage
The front porch is only a glimpse of what's to come
Not only is she an incredible decorator, but she's made her cottage cozy by painting some of the walls and floors. You can see in her dining room that she has painted the floors as cobblestones on grass. She is incredibly talented, to say the least.

Gloria's & Ed's bedroom
Ladies, you read that correctly - it's Ed's bedroom too! Yes, the walls and just about everything in there is pink! It's Gloria's favorite color; why shouldn't it be pink?!

One of my favorite rooms was the bathroom! So cute, quaint & girly! Don't you just want to climb in that claw-foot tub and fill it to the brim with bubbles?

Guest bedroom
Every inch of her house is filled with memories. Gloria has a story for everything.

And moving to the back yard:
One of my other favorite places was the back yard, but specifically the tree house! I couldn't get a decent picture of the front because it was very dark, but here's the inside:

My favorite painting
Back to the porch.

I don't think she knows it, but Gloria's material possessions and her grand stories of each displayed item are not what makes Gloria's place fabulous.GLORIA is what makes being there so wonderful!

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