Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Look what came today!

Back when the economy was better I had a friendship with the mailman. I actually gave him iced tea on a hot day and that sort of thing. Now, I don't even know my new mailman. So it was a fun day today, getting 2 packages!

First of all, I received the giveaway from Rosemary at Villabarnes.
I am so lucky! I just LOVE everything! Thank you so much Rosemary..you are such a giving, creative, awesome person. I am happy to have you as a blogger friend!

Three of the giveaway gifts are shown above. That beautiful framed magnetic board, sweet little plaster birdie, and the graphic lavender sachet.

The flowers Rosemary put on the top of this are so pretty. Love how she did it. I love this photo of Chantel...from back in the days when she would beg me to take her picture. Boy, have things changed in that department! :)

The lavender smell blends beautifully with the smell of my catmint. The lady in the graphic looks like she is looking up at Chantel's picture.
These are so pretty--I think they will eventually end up on  my Christmas tree.

Love this sweet little jewerly
This little pillow with the sweet lace flower is just adorable!

Fez thought all the packing materials were the best part!

Then box #2...my Maison Blanche chalk paint samples and clear wax are here!

My blog friend Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage just started selling this. I am so excited to test it out I can hardly stand it! She sent me along a free Purdy paintbrush. I always need another paintbrush!

I think I choose good colors to try--Creme De Mint and Debutante.  From what I have read in reviews so far it is about the same as Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I want to try the Annie Sloan next..because I want to decide for myself. I do really like the color choices with the Maison Blanche brand. There are several shades of blue--I want to try them all!

Once again...Fez and Phoebe thought the box was the best part.

So Gage and Wyatt start school tomorrow and on thursday Chantel has her first day. Three kids in middle school. Back to the old grind. Already looking forward to Christmas break!

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

Everything you won is so so pretty! You sure are lucky! The picture of Chantel is really cute, I am sure she hates it Lol. Fez & Phoebe are so cute. Can't wait to see your chairs after they are painted, I bet they will look great!! Hope Gage & Wyatt have a good first day. Poor Wyatt is pretty bummed I bet.

Heirloom treasures said...

How lovely sandy,all the gifts are really nice. Your kind of stuff. The kitties are so cute.xx

Amanda said...

I love getting packages in the post... so exciting! Lovely bits you got sent there!

farmhouse-story said...

i think rosemary's treasures found the perfect home--they look beautiful, sandy:) love her roses on the frame! the kittens know what's fun! and i LOVE the pink shade of pink!

Melanie said...

I agree, getting packages is exciting!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the paint!! The kittens are so very cute, can't believe how quickly they are growing!!! I know that you will miss the kids while they are at school, hope that this is the best year yet for them!!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your new gifts look wonderful! What fun for you to try the new paints. I, too, hope this is a really good & even fun school year for Chantel, Wyatt, & Gage.
So cute how the kittens play in the wrapping paper and box.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, Sandy, I'm so happy you like my giveaway items. It's almost as if I created them just for you. Everything looks perfectly at home with you. Glad the kitties like the wrapping paper. lol Looking forward to seeing what you do with the paint. Pretty colors.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Kind of like Christmas morning. What fun!! Love the chalkboard frame and sweet pillow. Your cats are adorable!!! Love the picture of Fez playing in the paper. How cute!

Anonymous said...

Sandy, congratulations on you giveaway win! Rosemary is so talented! Your Items look lovely in your home! The magnetic board is gorgeous! I remember her pots in it. I can't wait to hear about the new chalk paint! The colors are perfect for you! Maison Blanc has beautiful colors! Have fun and I can't wait to see what you paint!

Anne said...

You are so lucky! Rosemary is not only super talented but she is super sweet too!So many wonderful treasures! Love that pillow too!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful things I love them. Can't wait to see what you do with the paint.


The White Pear Tree said...

Loooove getting packages, so much fun!

What a great giveaway! Rosemary does nice work!

And the kitties are so cute and funny! (By the way, I'm going to get a new pregnant mom to foster. I will certainly post about it!)

I will certainly check out this chalk paint. I'd like to do a comparison too.

Have a wonderful day!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous all! I love the picture frame with the glorious roses on the edge--so very pretty. And our kitties concur--paper and boxes are the best play spots!

Victoria said...

I won one of Rosemary's giveaways earlier this year and it was just breathtaking...as is yours! I love the sachet!!!

Unknown said...

Wow..how lucky are you with 2 packages? ...I love how you photograph your beautiful kitties...you sure have them trained and SPOILED too! hahaha!Great shots...the one with them looking up is my favorite...

must love junk said...

Congrats on winning those goodies, you lucky girl! I LOVE the pics of your kitties! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, so many goodies, can't wait to see what you think of the new chalk paint. Your frame win looks perfect in your house. I always love your cat pictures!!


Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Sandy! I love all your new pretties! It's so much fun to stop in and see your soft white and pretty pictures every chance I get! It's great to be following you!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Getting stuff in the mail is so fun....

I remember when the economy was good I'd have to take six or seven packages to the post office every two days. Equally I got just as many in the mail. So much has changed.

Still...life is good! I have GREAT blogs to visit (LIKE YOURS) and swoon the hours away.