Reed and I were invited to my friend Gloria’s home in Charles City, Iowa, about 60 miles east of here. We left Garner after Sunday School practice for the Christmas Eve program.
Gloria knew I would like her house and her collections. Gloria started out as a customer at the quilt shop and became a friend. Here is the front of her house.
As we were admiring her giant penguins who greeted us, her dog Emmet came lumbering up to see us. Here are Gaylen, Gloria, Reed and Emmet, a Norwegian Elkhound.
We walked in to a two story entryway with a gorgeous staircase. Honestly I thought I was taking lots of pictures but now I wish I had more to choose from because you’re not going to get the full picture.
This home is just so lovely, I can’t find the words. Gloria loves horses and has over 40 displayed throughout the house which is very large. Now I wish I’d taken pictures of all of them!
And there were Santas displayed everywhere!
And I LOVE old cupboards!
Reed and I were in overload with fun looking at all Gloria’s collections and displays.
Reed enjoyed himself, too.
One of the many bathrooms.
So much to look at and enjoy! Thank you, Gaylen and Gloria, for a delightful visit! I just couldn’t see it all – I was so overwhelmed and excited. By the way, Gloria gave me permission to post these pictures. Her bathroom was over the top and I think I’ll just let her keep that gorgeous room to herself.
We went to The Pub for a late lunch – big tenderloins are a specialty. Can you see how big they are?
Oh, what a fun day Reed and I had today – I am still smiling and thinking about how much fun it would be to display things like Gloria does. But then I remember I have a dozen rescued cats who live here and would topple everything. So I will continue to take care of the cats and dogs who share my home. And be thankful for all I have.
Thank you, Gloria!