Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Look What I Won!




Lovely Laura, from Amongst The Oaks, recently held a contest, and I won the door prize. If you do not already know Laura, you must go and visit her immediately. She is a wonderful writer, and takes the most gorgeous photographs, and she's an Anglophile, like me! Scroll down through her past posts to take a wonderful virtual trip to Great Britain. Or just spend some time drooling over her beautiful home and lovely neighborhood in California. Look at this beautiful red transferware dish! Laura obviously knows me well. :)






She also sent me this gorgeous red tassel (her home is filled with tassels), and the sweet little ticking heart, stuffed with fragrant lavender. What wonderful prizes! I love them so much, Laura. Thank you!






Edited to add: OK, I'm not sure about the new header and background color. They're looking a little odd to me. Tell me what you think. Honestly. I may change it back soon, just so I can feel comfortable again. :)

31 comments:

  1. Mary

    Just the right colors for your home! Hee-hee! Enjoy them, how nice for you!

    :0)

    Tara

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  2. Hi Mary!

    How beautiful! What a wonderful prize! Congrats!

    Smiles:)
    Amanda

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  3. What wonderful gifts! Love that plate.....a nice addition to your collection. Hope you enjoyed a warm day yesterday :-) Rosie

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  4. Mary,
    Oh you lucky girl!
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  5. I'm totally jealous... what a treasured gift. The back tells as much of the story as the front. You'll have to share. Dishes are a real weakness of mine. Think of all the great memories you'll have. Not just of the dish, but of the friend who shared it.

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  6. Oh that plate is gorgeous! (just surfed in, love your blog!)

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  7. Hi Mary,
    Are you enjoying this "warmish" weather? What a lovely gift--perfect for your home!

    Annie

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  8. Just so lovely dear Mary.
    They fit in at the little Red House so well!

    I hope your box arrives today!! It was mailed last Tuesday and should have been there already!!

    Have a sweet week...we have wind, rain and cold again. Let's hope this is Winter's last gasp!

    Love,
    Sue

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  9. Oh, my...all these beautiful gifts in the color to match your Little Red House. They are all just lovely.
    Enjoy,
    bj

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  10. Congratulations on your win. Lucky you! The tassel, the heart and the plate are just gorgeous. You always have such a nice way of showing us your things. I come often and I'm refreshed. Be back soon. ~Adrienne~

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  11. Lovely treasures...that tassel is great!

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  12. I love your goodies Mary...red transferware is soooo gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  13. Oh lucky you Mary! Wonderful little treasures!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. Hi Mary.
    Lucky you! and the prize fits in perfectly with your home. You are amazing being able to get a post out every day. I don't know how you do it! I always love to come and see what you have posted. Rhondi xo

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  15. Lovely red for a lovely lady. Lucky you Mary...

    So nice for you,

    Debbie Kay

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  16. Beautiful treasures, Mary! I love the red transferware plate. I'll have to pay Laura a visit ... it sounds like we have a lot in common! ~ hugs, Lynda xox

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  17. Hi Mary,
    Thank you for the kind words and sending so many friendly visitors to my blog. Sorry I didn't visit sooner, I went out of town early this morning.
    Hugs, Laura

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  18. Oh what pretties you have posted about today.
    I love the new banner BUT I think the colour of the flowers on the cup doesn't seem to go with the rest of it.
    Hope my comment doesn't offend you.
    Alison

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  19. I love the header but am not sure the background color compliments the picture.

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  20. Love the header not sure if there is enough contrast though

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  21. Ouuu I love red transferware!
    What fun gifts!

    I love the new banner....its perfect!

    Hugz, Dolly

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  22. Hi Mary,

    I just love your plate and how perfectly you! Your header looks great!!!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  23. Mary,
    I love the plate and as an added bonus it has acorns on the border :)

    The new header is nice and I think it is good for a change. You can always o another one later in the spring.

    Janet

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  24. Such a lovely plate Mary, it looks perfect in your home. Blessings, Karen

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  25. What lovely prizes! I will certainly Laura's blog -- I love finding new places to vsisit.

    I like your new header and background color, Mary Very easy on the eyes, and just right for Spring!

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  26. So beautiful your prize! Gorgeous colors!
    Btw I really like your new header! Soo classy and elegant! Its a keeper!

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  27. Wonderful gifts, Mary...that red tassle is delicious! Your new banner is terrific--I think it has a lot of WOW! Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  28. Lucky you!Love that plate and the heart is adorable!

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  29. Mary, I love your new header...of course I love everything you do! It's nice to change up now and then. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to "dress up" my blog, i.e. new template, different header, etc. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Judy

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  30. I love the red transferware plate. I collect both the red and the green. Like sreen door said I also have a weakness for pretty dishes. You are so lucky to get such a pretty thing..it will go great with all your other pretty things.. Katie

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  31. Ahhhh you have my favorite plate...that is the pattern that we have for everyday dishes....now why does it look so much better in your house????? Great prize, you are a lucky girl as well as being talented and so nice!

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