Thursday, August 2, 2007

The giveway winner, a swell swap idea and some lovely mail goodness!



And the Winner is..........


Thanks everyone who entered the giveaway. If you have a blog, I promise I will visit it soon to say thanks "in person".

Since so many seem to share a love of books, I was wondering how many of you would be interested in participating in a Vintage Children's book and handmade bookmark swap??? Participants would scour their favorite haunts for a richly illustrated old children's book, and then create crafty little handmade bookmark (any medium, paper, fabric, etc...) to accompany the book. Anyone in????If I can get a show of hands, I'd love to play host!

Okay, so how cute is the bowl I used for the name drawing?!?!?!?!?!?These adorable vintage-y looking cherry bowls, plates, and cups came courtesy of the lovely Rebecca of Thrifty Goodness. Even my husband loves them! Thanks so much Rebecca, I promise a package of goodies are heading your way very soon!!!!

And speaking of packages of goodies...

I absolutely love the beautiful Sweet Dreams sign, hand painted by the talented Becca. It's happily hanging in my bedroom! Many many thanks to you! You are blessed with tons of talent!!!

Also in my bedroom, these wonderful finds purchased from Phyllis of Shabby in the City during her Flea Market Friday. The vintage cards you see in the tray were included as an extra gift from the sweet Phyllis. I can't begin to describe how much your thoughtfulness lifted my spirit when the package arrived! Thank you so much Phyllis!!!
The cottagey- vintage cherry pitcher below also from Phyllis...

Okay, so who wants to come over to my house and have lemonade from this pitcher and yummy little tea sandwiches set up on those cute cherry plates?????!!!!

Finally, be sure to leave a comment or send me an email if you think you may want to do the book swap thing. If enough people are interested, I'll set it up and post all the details next week.


32 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh I'm so glad I came to see you today! This totally caught me off guard (I love when that happens :)
Too bad that pink carrier doesn't match your wallpaper LOL!
I'm in for your swap!! I'm a bookmark making machine here lately.

anita said...

Oh my goodness! I adore your cherry dishes!! So cute.

Rebecca said...

Yes! I'd love to do the swap. I always scour the stores for vintage childrens books. :)

I'm so glad you liked the dishes! Too cute, right? And I love your new pitcher! I'll have some lemonade, please!

Flea Market Queen said...

I would love to be included in your swap...sounds wonderful!

mosaic queen said...

I do, I do!!! I bet it's cooler up there!! We are going to have to make plans to meet sometime!!!

sadielouwho said...

I would love to do the vintage book and handmade bookmark swap! Count me in!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I got something from Phillys last week, doesn't she have nice things?

Marie said...

Ohhhh, I love all your treasures! (especially your red dishes!) I love red dishes and when you combine checks with cherries, well, I am in heaven!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

Maija said...

I'm there!

Maija said...

Let me know about the book swap. I'm very interested!

Angela said...

I would love to be a part of the swap!

Lori said...

passing on the swap, although i love the theme { i adore old children's books, they are so sweet }...i just love all the goddies you have featured today, those cherry bowls, etc are so fun and i love that sweet tray...

The Family Jewels said...

I would love to be in the swap!

The Family Jewels said...

I would love to be in the swap!

carolyn said...

Lovely goodies!

bluemuf said...

I'd love to do the children's book swap

Karen
Bluemuf

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a fun idea! Y'all are too smart.

Mica said...

welllllllll. I so love vintage books and is hard for me to give 'em up when I find 'em cuz I collect them..... But hey what the heacarooooo. Add me to your swappy list. I will try hard to let goooooo

Mica

Ragged Roses said...

Oh please can I come over - those dishes are gorgeous!!! Love all of your goodies, beautiful pitcher. Everything looks very bright and cheery!
Kim x

Daisy said...

More pink eye candy from the fairy lady herself. Thank you. Your pages are always such a feast for my" Livin in an un-arty boring house" eyes.Can't decide if all your partners are far more sympathetic to a girlies need for preties, or if mine is just colour blind!!
Could be very tempted by a book swap...please.
check my "Scarecrow" swap out...fancy it?
Daisy xxx

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

So happy you like your sign! Would love to see a pic of it in place sometime!
Thanks for sharing the picture of it here!
:)

the feathered nest said...

Those cherry dishes are so cute and cheerful! Love all your lovely goodies. I got something from Phyllis last week too - she's a sweetheart and has such great things!

Manuela

Ruth Welter said...

Jenny, I love the cherry dishes, they are so whimsical and colorful too.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Thank you so much for the visit and sweet comments on my blog... The cherry dishes are just lovely... You have a beautiful blog here and I will be back to visit soon...

Beverly

TK Angels said...

Congrats to Jackie. I am not crafty :( But loved the pics of the bowls. plates and cups.

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Dapoppins said...

Things are just all together tooo cute over here.

visiting by way of family jewels.

FrostingsNSparkles said...

It must be my lucky day, lots of great pics to look at, and talk about a great swap idea!! I would love to do it! :D :D

Cheryl said...

Love the idea of your book swap! Please count me in! :)
hugs, cheryl

Linda said...

those cherry bowls are gorgeous!!

Beth Leintz said...

I'd love to sign up for the swap- thanks so much for hosting- great idea!

Heidi said...

I'd love to join. I don't have kids yet but already am collecting vintage books for them. (I heard about this through Rebecca of Thrifty Goodness.)

Susie Q said...

Such lovely treasures! And oh how I love your sweet cherry dishes! Just wonderful!!

Hugs,
Sue