Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's to my girlfriend, the HEART woman, Warner Roberts...

my iconic Houstonian girlfriend of many many years
loves hearts, she even has a heart shaped inlay in her entry hall,
and in her entry hall it looks perfect.

when she sees the sky this is what she sees

when I see her, this is what I see.
laughter, love, and light.
above all, the light

all of the holidays mean so much to her, and if you're her friend they will mean
more to you than they ever did.

she is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a writer, a tv personality, a famous model,
a singer, a wildly witty wonder woman, a designer, a dog lover, and a best friend
to so many.

she wears RED

she is one of the ladies who lunch, but ONLY a certain places
of course, she would be wearing shoes like this,
standing upon her own star.

she is a major party-planner and has promoted and given so much to charitible causes
throughout the years I've known her.

in fact when I met her she was chairing a committee for one of the largest galas in Houston.
there were 1200 people expected to attend.
so 120 tables...those of you who know about charitible galas...know how huge this was!

she calmly said to me, "Blondie, it'll be your job to get 2-dozen long stemmed
American Beauty roses for each table."

How do I do that?
you see, I was new to the committee-member scene.

the only thing I knew for certain was that I certainly did not want to disappoint her !

and, I didn't disappoint her.  
2880 long stemmed American Beauty Roses,
all donated, all arranged exactly alike.
240 dozen.
donated by 12 of Houston's florists for this event.
every single one of these florists were delighted to be asked, 
I was delighted they accepted,
& Warner was delighted when she walked into the room and saw them.




& to everyone who has been inspired by her.

the woman who gives a heart-shaped object to you each time you see her,
who always answers her phone, for anyone, everytime.

the person who taught me so much and who is still teaching me.

I love you, babe !



Glamour Drops said...

almost 3000 roses…i am in awe….what a beautiful tribute to a most fascinating gal too….

VM Creation Atelier said...

WOW,Wow and WOW!!!❤️
Marsha,such a huge tremendous absolutely Devine tribute to you girlfriend!:)))

How very special is she..,..
This post touched me!:)))

Have a beautiful Valentine's day,Marsha!!!
You are a very special person to me and I KNOW,for many,many,many peoples!!!

Love you,

Greet Lefèvre said...

Marsha!! How beautiful ! It moved me so much!
Happy Valentine my friend!

Catherine Robinson said...

Such a lovely post, Marsha for a wonderful friend...she's very lucky to have you too :)
Happy Valentine's xx

The Permanent Tourist said...

I remember Warner from my days in Texas! I always admired her beauty, poise and personality. What fun that ya'll are friends! Lots of love to you on this Valentine's Day, dear Marsha!

therelishedroost said...

That was the sweetest tribute I ever read, she is a lucky woman to have a true friend like you!
Happy Valentines Day to you too!

Julie in Provence said...

Marsha, I really loved this post! A love letter to a great friend is so touching. Now I too love your friend Warner...and I love how you pulled off scoring all those beautiful bouquets for the fundraiser when you had no idea how to do it. Happy VD!

Lauren said...

Happy Valentin's Day!


Colleen Taylor said...

Gorgeous post & what a lovely woman and great friend you have in MARY WARNER ROBERTS. She sounds like a Texas treasure to behold!

Happy Valentines Day Marsha! X

La Contessa said...

I will try to be like YOU!XXXXXX

I Dream Of said...

What a gorgeous tribute, Marsha. What a blessing to have such a lovely friend in your life. Thanks for introducing us to her. Happy, happy Valentine's to you! XO

Marsha Splenderosa said...

She is wonderful !
I'll see her this afternoon at Sak's 5th Avenue where she is putting on some Valentine's event.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

So happy to have you visit, Greet !!!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Goodness, it's a small world isn't it? So you understood exactly what I'm talking about with Warner-Poo.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Karolyn, she's one-in-a-million for certain.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

You're exceptional too !!!

Mrs. Jones & Co. said...

What a tribute! I love YOUR creativity!!! Beautiful! She is a lucky friend to have YOU in her corner. My middle daughter's middle name is Hart. She also has a beautiful collection of hearts!!!
Happy Valentine's Day Marsha!

Anonymous said...

Marsha, What a wonderful tribute, and wonderful post.
Happy Valentines Day!

Jalon Burton said...

Oh Marsha, what a beautiful love story. I too have a dear dear best girlfriend that this story reminds me of too! Thank you so much for sharing... Happy Valentine’s Day – I hope you have a wonderful love filled weekend!

Sarah said...

Beautiful tribute, Marsha! Your friends sounds like an amazing lady. And so are you!

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Marsha .. beautiful post and how wonderful to have such a beautiful soul to call friend... you are blessed as is the world to have Mary Warner Roberts, an earth Angel. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

P.S. ... Marsha do you know who the red bowed shoes are by ... they are stunning ...would love to know. hugs, c.

Gail Peterson said...

You are a true friend to her Marsh! What a beautiful way to express your appreciation for your friendship and what she has meant to you. If we only have one true friend like her in a lifetime, that would be enough....
So sweet!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

She looks absolutely beautiful, you can see the beauty of her true heart shining from her face, that smile is from her heart!

Biggest hugs to you Marsha, and thanks for those red red red photo's, I have to choose a colour to wear for my son's wedding...... now I know which!

Jane xx

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


You are so very lucky to have such a wonderful friend and she you. This is a beautiful and touching tribute to a beautiful woman, thank you for sharing!

cindy hattersley design said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend! I love the Rose story!