I'll start with this package from Dawn at A Cottage State Of Mind. She had a give-away to celebrate the first year anniversary of her blog. And instead of picking one person to win, she decided to send a package of goodies to every single person who had entered her giveaway!! Talk about GENEROUS!! WOW!!! Anyway, my package arrived last week. I have already written a proper thank you to Dawn, but I wanted to share this picture with all of you! I love all the PRETTY blue/green items, the teapot, the bluebirds, the forget me nots, the M. Bastien magnet, and the gorgeous crocheted and embroidered doilies and towels. She must have spent a lot of time looking back through my posts and comments to find all of these things that I have mentioned are favorites of mine! THANK YOU again Dawn for sharing your treasures with me!! I am thoroughly spoiled! You are such a sweetie!!!
Here is a close up on that beautiful bluebird plate!
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Isn't this a GORGEOUS bluebird linen? A couple of months ago Teresa of Meadowbrook Farm visited an antique store near her home and took some pictures of things she thought were kinda pretty but had decided not to purchase. She posted the pics on her blog. One of them was this little embroidered piece. I love bluebirds, so I e-mailed her and she connected me with the shop owner and a few days later I was able to complete the purchase. I appreciate Teresa playing the role of "antique broker" for me! I truly think she is one of the NICEST bloggers I have ever met!!!
As you can see in this picture, the little bird towel is feeling right at home with some other items I already had. THANKS again Teresa! I think of you every time I see this.
A couple of weeks ago Diane at Saturday Finds had a baby shower for her daughter. She included her online friends during the week by hosting some fun little shower games on her blog. I guessed on a couple of them and ended up winning the "guess the size of the expectant Mommy's tummy". :-) I was SURPRISED to hear that I had won a prize and was DELIGHTED to receive some of Diane's ruffled crepe paper, a cake magnet, and scrapbook bits. I think I will make some cards with these. My daughter immediately snitched the glittery pink Paris tag, but I was happy to share it with her since she is the one who has actually been to Paris. THANK YOU so much Diane! This added some FUN to my day!!!
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A couple of years ago I started to collect the hammered aluminum trays that I remembered from my childhood years. I recently found a couple more online and was THRILLED when this package arrived! I just LOVE them!! Susan's blog, The T Cozy , is amazing, and her etsy shop, T Party Antiques, is chock full of wonderful finds! I appreciate the QUALITY of her vintage pieces and the friendly and prompt service she provides, and hope you have a chance to visit her too. THANK YOU again Susan!!
I am a very lucky girl and am enjoying all these wonderful new bits and pieces! Have you received anything wonderful in the mail recently?