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The Best Kind Of Present


The Best Kind Of Present



A few months ago I wrote  What to do with this tree?

Even asked for a few suggestions. The tree guy already had one idea before I got home..check out the chair.

This tree started as a weed when TLH used to snack on cherries on our patio.  That was a few decades ago...look at the size of that trunk.


Lee Rome Cherry Tree Bowl


When Chet was visiting, he put one of the large tree pieces in his car and drove back to Florida. I was wondering what he was planning.

This week the best present arrived and I love it.

 Look at this gorgeous bowl, hand crafted by Chet Rome,  engraved with 'Lee Rome Cherry Tree.' 

What a beautiful momento.

This  bowl with the the live edge, looks great the kitchen, in the office, on my desk, on the table and in front  of the fireplace.

Where should I display


The Very Best Present


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Comment balloon 17 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 18 2015 08:23PM


How very special.  When someone gives up special time of their own to show you how they feel about you.  Fantastic.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 4 years ago

Margaret, that is a very special present. Made with lots of love not to mention the skill and talent involved. Thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regal Christie's International Real Estate (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Appropriate eveywhere....can't thnk of a room that you couldn't use it ....and fill it with....cherry candy....cherry colored marbled glass...mmmm

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Looks good no matter where you place it! What a wonderful surprise! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

What a fabulous present. It will bring a smile to your face no matter where it is placed!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

Truly a special present, something I know you will cherish in Lee's honor.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland what a very special piece....and it does look good everywhere.... empty and/or filled...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. This is absolutely incredible and I understand why it is special to you.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You displayed it in the very best place - HERE on AR. Beautiful. So much talent.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Margaret, your bowl is lovely, and definitely a gift to be treasured for years to come. Gifts made with love are the best.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Margaret, the bowl is beautiful.  It shows well everywhere ... and the love it was made with will live on throughout eternity.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

It's beautiful...inside and out. Not only the beauty of the bowl itself, but the love behind it. amazing.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 4 years ago

OMG, now that is just beautiful Margaret.  What a lovely momento from Chet in honor of Lee and yes, the bowl is filled with love.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 4 years ago

That is lovely Margaret. I have not seen anything quite like it. I went to several craft fairs and migrated to the woodworkers. I like to see the very unusual.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Wow!  You sure have some special kids!  What a lovely gesture and it will go beautifully anywhere it lands.

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 4 years ago

Dear Margaret,

This is really amazing! An instant heirloom in my opinion. What a talented son you have ....

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

Dörte Engel So true an instant heirloom.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago