Sunday, October 17, 2010

Last Chance for the Giveaway

It's your last chance to enter my giveaway and let me know if you are a classic type -

or a flowery type -

The giveaway to win two Anthropologie mugs ends at 9:00 pm EST on Monday, October 18th, 2010.  Click here for details.


And while I'm on the subject of giveaways I have to say I had a very lucky summer.  You have to know that I'm not the sort that wins things as a rule, so to win four giveaways over the summer was lovely and completely thrilling.  Let me show you what I got and publicly thank the givers.

1)  I won a $60 CSN gift certificate from Joy at Thrifty Parsonage Living.  Now one thing you may or may not know about me is that I'm very indecisive so I haven't actually spent my money yet, because I can't decide what to order.  I'm still leaning toward a Dash and Albert rug but I'm not sure which one to select and I'm not sure where to put it.  Here are some of my favourites -

Do you see my problem - they are all so gorgeous.  I have until December 31st to decide, so stay tuned.

2)  I won a sweet little bird necklace from Laura at Bright, Bold, and Beautiful.  I love it and wear it constantly - in fact, I have it on now.  FYI the photo below is not a picture of me wearing the necklace - my skin doesn't look gray and hopefully doesn't look so, well, leathery.

3) I also won a set of beautiful gray polka-dot bowls from Sharon at Sharon at Home.  They are the perfect addition to my gray and white kitchen.  Aren't they gorgeous.

4)  And finally I won these amazing monkey fist nautical knots made by Suzanne at Meridian Road.  They are an integral part of my November decorating plan.  I know, I know, you're all sooo excited to see what I do with them.

I also want to mention that Elizabeth from Clear Blue Sky passed on this award to me. 

I'm not sure I really qualify since I don't really feel domestically gifted.  However, I'm pleased as punch and honoured that Elizabeth would think of me - she's sweet like that.

As part of receiving the award I'm to answer a few questions - tough ones too - but I'll do my best.

~If you could befriend a famous person, who would it be? and why?
 I had a difficult time deciding and I'm sure I will remember lots of famous people after I post this.  The one that came to mind is Greg Mortenson.  He's the fellow who wrote "Three Cups of Tea" (which I actually haven't read yet, but it is in my stack of books to read) and is building schools to educate girls in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.  I really admire people who do something for others and take risks and get out of their personal comfort zone doing so.

~What sounds make you happy
 Hearing our kids talking and laughing together, a gentle rain, and the sound of ocean waves.

~What is your favorite dessert?
 Anything chocolate - chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, homemade chocolate chip cookies, even good-quality plain chocolate pieces.

~Which holiday do you look forward to the most?
 I love Christmas, especially the tree, the food, the chocolate and magazines that hubby puts in my stocking every year, and the fun times together as a family.  The only part of Christmas I'm not so keen on is the stress of getting it all organized.

~What is your all-time favorite movie?   
There are actually quite a few movies I like, since I really like movies, so I'll have to allow myself three:  "You've Got Mail" (with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan), "Pillow Talk" (with Rock Hudson and Doris Day), and "Rear Window" (with James Stewart and Grace Kelly).

So there you have it - a few tidbits about me and a great big thank you to my fellow bloggers for their wonderfully generous giveaways that I'm now enjoying.


  1. Great grey bowls! Love the polka dots too.... my new fav color! I am intrigued by the knots.....hmm, can't wait to see what you do! I keep hearing of this CSN, will have to check it out.... great that you won some fabulous gifts!!!!
    You got mail is my best movie, I know every line, sad in a way!!!
    Margaret B

  2. Congratulations on your wins and award. That's some pretty awesome stuff!

  3. You got some really fun stuff! The necklace is darling! :) Congrats on your award as well! (I liked your answers to the questions!)