Monday, July 23, 2012

I won the Union Jack!

Being sort of obsessed with most all things British I was really excited when Sherry from Shantygirl decided to do a giveaway of one of her Union Jack throws. I didn't think I would win...though I have been extremely lucky lately (I keep finding dollar bills on the ground and my kids are so embarrassed when I get so excited about a dollar!).  I was just thrilled when Sherry announced that I won! I did a happy dance...called Janae, called my husband, told anyone who would listen. I just love my new Union Jack throw!



The color is a purply-blue-mauve  and sweet pink florals. Really love the fabrics. I believe Sherry said she dyed the darker fabric with a denim blue dye. I have never dyed a patterned fabric, though I plan to try it soon!

Please excuse the crooked pictures. The kids are  always bumping them when wrestling/fighting/playing. It drives me nuts.

I think the color looks really nice with my dark furniture in the livingroom.



Another option would be hanging it on the wall.


It looks good reflecting in the mirror!


I think it looks the best in my bedroom though. Makes the bed look regal. The blue paint in my bedroom has a lot of purple in it so it looks nice in there. The really wonderful thing is it is easy to "throw" around wherever I want it to be!



Thank you so much Sherry--I am just tickled with it, and feeling like I am so lucky! For those of you not as lucky as me :) I think Sherry is going to have some for sale pretty soon and also some really cool heart of Texas throws that are really fun! You should bookmark her Etsy shop here.


Thank you so much to everybody who left sweet comments on my post about losing Sassy. It makes the grieving process so much easier when reading all your comments!

Hope you enjoyed seeing Jack, and I hope you will visit again soon. Have a great week!

18 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Sandy,
This is a lovely win that you have here..very lucky indeed, you deserve it. It looks so pretty on your bed, which by the way is gorgeous! beautiful pictures and I love that rose..have a wonderful week..

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats on you win, Sandy. Your bedroom is gorgeous. I think you've found a good home for your union jack. I like it on the sofa too.

dlw said...

congratulations on winning the throw! it looks marvelous!
take care!
debra

Karen said...

Congrats on the win! It looks pretty everywhere you put it. I don't blame you for getting excited about finding dollars, they do add up. I'm so sorry about the loss of your precious Sassy.

lynn said...

that is the sweetest looking union jack ever! lucky you--congrats:)

Anne said...

Sandy,
Congratulations!! That is so pretty! I love it on your sofa and bed too!
xx
Anne

trishie said...

It looks gorgeous, esp in your bedroom

Janae said...

Your so lucky you won that it's really pretty! It looks good everywhere!

goddessof4 said...

So cool!!!!! It looks great on every spot that you plead it!!!!! Blessings,Sara

Ana said...

Congratulations Sandy. Love the throw, and it's perfect for your beautiful shabby chic home. Yay for you, you lucky ducky :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy for you Sandy ~ congrats!

bj said...

ahhh, I can plainly see you LOVE JACK...does the hubs know of this amazing affair...?? :))
It is wonderful.
xo bj

Susan said...

Congratulations, what a great win!! It looks great wherever you've 'thrown' it.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Looks like you have a lot of options for displaying your Union Jack. Enjoy!

Debra

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Lucky you! Not sure I've seen that wall of pictures before. One good way to keep the picture straight it to use a little bit of museum putty. One little piece will do the trick. I got mine at Home Depot in the earthquake safety dept.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations on your beautiful win. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

ShantyGirl said...

Sandy I am so glad that you are enjoying Jack!! I am so tickled to see him throughout your house all the pictures are lovely sorry I did not see this sooner this week has been a whirlwind!! Wish I would have seen before I posted yesterday. Do you mind if I update my post and use a couple of your lovely pictures??
Sherry

paula said...

What a beautiful, restful, home. The details are perfectly done, from floors to ceilings and all that's inbetween.

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