Sunday, August 8, 2010

little lucky streak



I AM IN CONSTANT AWE OF THE GENEROSITY
that runs through Blogland. There is so much sharing -- of ideas, of ourselves, of our tastes. I recently had a little lucky streak and won two giveaways. Both packages arrived within a day of each other so yesterday during a bit of quiet time I opened everything and then sat, stunned at the vision of my dining room table now covered with the most generous display of unique treasures!



The first package to arrive was from Bethany at Vintage Bluebird. I GASPed when I saw how cleverly she decorated the tin. Perfection tied in blue ribbon.



Inside the pretty package (shown at the tippy top) was one of Bethany's necklaces.



Here is the lovely flipside
How very former-DJ and Davy Jones fan of me to use "flipside" (tee hee)



Also included were bluebird-themed gifts. So adorable and cheerful -- just like Bethany's blog {you have to see the fabulous play tent she made for her daughter one afternoon}.



Next I opened my prize package from groovy mother-daughter design team Kat and Suz from Katsui Jewelry.



There were vintage pages neatly clipped with tea-stained tags ...



small pouches packed with goodies ...





greeting cards, and post cards ...



sweet soaps and bath soaks ...



wind-up dancing robots for my boys ...



and even more things for me to play with.



Thank you again to Bethany, Kat and Suz for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

I hope you'll pop over to their blogs: Vintage Bluebird and Katsui Jewelry.

Come to think of it, my 2nd blogthday is coming up. I'd better start planning a giveway myself!
{Stay tuned}

xo
elyse

44 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhh man! That tin is to die for!! Impossibly cute!!! Ok, So, did you just buy tons of 45's to get the "rare" B-side version of something or other?? It was a sickness for me! There are people in my family who don't even know what that little disc that goes in the middle of a 45 is!!


Mm ^..^ {Cat Hair Cottage}

koralee said...

Soooo beautiful my friend..I agree these blogger friends are really so kind and thoughtful in everyway! xoxoxo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Elyse Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this evening. Congratulations on your wonderful wins. I love the little blue birds, and you necklace is so beautiful. What a cheery little bluebird inside with a tiny pearl to dangle. I love it.

Yes blogger friends really are the best. Hope you have a beautiful evening sweetie.

Country hugs...Sherry

Theresa said...

WOW, what wonderful gifts! How generous and creative! Love all of the goodies!

Enjoy your evening and all of your sweet gifts!

HUGS!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I thought I never win anything and then I have won 4 giveaways in the past month and now I feel guilty. One of my giveaways had a pouch with those scrabble letters and I thought ...Now what does this spell, I realized it was my name! LOL

Carol

Country Dreaming said...

Lucky you...Have fun with your goodies!


Melinda

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I entered those awesome giveaways also...and lucky you to win them! Love the bluebird goodies.
Giveaways are great fun!
Deb :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Elyse, what sweet giveaways you won! Both wonderfully thought out! LOVE the tiny glass blue birds! Oh my, what fun you will have! Bethany's necklace is so precious to!

Lov,
Maryjane
xox

Mary said...

Que Belleza tu blog! ya soy tu seguidora!Te felicito!
Cuando puedas pasá por mi blog labatucada-mary.blogspot.com .Te espero!
Mary

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What beautiful gifts! Every single one is so special!

A Vintage Chic said...

Blogland is indeed filled with beautiful and generous bloggers, Elyse! What wonderful treasures you've received!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, my friend!

Julie

Home and Heart said...

OOoooooo! Aren't Bloggers the best?? So much kindness is refreshing. Your treats are stunning, thanks for sharing them!

Diane said...

I must agree all the girls out here in Blogland are yes so sweet and so giving! You sure were a lucky one to win two giveaways so close together, time to buy a lottery ticket! oxoxo, Diane

NanaDiana said...

Well, can you believe you won TWO give aways? And not only WON them..but they are so beautiful!!! You did good, girl! Not only that~YOU took beautifully composed pictures of them to share with all of us. That is a talent in itself...trust me on this...I am NOT so good with the old camera.
I started blogging in Feb sometime and just finally found my way into other blogs about a month or so ago. I cannot BELIEVE all the talented women I have met here. And they are generous to a fault..with their time...and their talent...and their sharing hearts. What a blessing Blogland has been to me! Diana

Mary Ellen said...

What a precious tin!! One of my Best friends gave me the same little bluebird book when I had the snake thing last year. I love the graphics in that precious little book!

Enjoy all your pretties dear friend!

bee blessed
mary

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What delights! Charm in two boxes.

Sweet as June said...

adorable! lucky you!

Paula said...

So pretty! Love the bluebird charm, just too sweet!

Claudia said...

Lucky Elyse! I saw that you had won Bethany's giveaway. Such pretty bluebird treasures. Enjoy, my friend1

xo
Claudia

Zuzu said...

Oh! Such sweet treasures - absolutely delightful!!! And each one so perfectly "you", Elyse!
Glad you posted - I was missin' you!
Have a happy one,
Zuzu

Preppy Mama said...

Oh what sweet treasures! Enjoy them!

Sandi said...

WOW Elyse! Lucky you! Everything is just so pretty. The necklace is gorgeous!!
Blessings~

Cottage Flair said...

You are so lucky!! What fun and pretty gifts you received. Great photos of them too!! I'll have to stop by their blogs for a visit.
Jennifer

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Congrats! I can't believe how sweet that tin is! ♥

Karen said...

Good morning Elyse!
Aren't giveaways fun? I know I have recently felt overjoyed at the generosity of these women whom we've met and become friends with. Their joy and inspiration continues though, because it sure inspired me to have my giveaway. It's so fun! I wish I could be a fly on the wall to watch their face when the winner opens it. I hope they love it as much as I do.
Congratulations! Everything just looks too fun!
Enjoy your week!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hooray for you Tinker! i dont think you will need to buy supplies for a long time. Enjoy!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Lucky you! All your pics just make me sigh. They are all so beautiful.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Martina said...

Aw, how lucky you are! Sweet things like this are so capable of bringing sunshine to the day. So good to have a passport to blogland ;)

kibbygirl said...

Wow... you are lucky!! Such beautiful things, and pretty colours, and so much to look at, and no... I'm not too jealous, really! There are some pretty talented and creative people out there huh. Since you are one of them I can only imagine what you will create with all those cute bits and bobs. Have fun with it all!

stefanie said...

oooooo, I am in awe!!! its all soooooo gorgeous!!!! hooray for the lucky streak!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Pure sweetness! I fell in love with the blue sweet petit birds, so so adorable.
Have a wonderful new week! xx

Little Pink Studio said...

Lucky you!
I love the tin and pretty things from Bethany!
Hope you're enjoying the last bits of summer!
xoxo, Cerri

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful prizes, so unique and special. I also like the color scheme on your blog and the artful photos...Have a good week!

luckygirlgifts said...

Congratulations elyse!!
You are truly deserving of such sweetness.
Have fun with your boys, 1 more day for me. Boo.
xoxo
Cari

Katsui Jewelry said...

I am so pleased that we were able to be part of showering you with gifts. Kat and I had so much fun putting it together. You give so much to all of us through your delightful blog. It is so nice to be be able to give back to you.
Big hugs,
Suz (and Kat)
Katsui

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I have deserted blog land lately but I miss it. You lucky gal!! I love all the sweet stuff you got. Its like Christmas in August...
Have fun playing with your new goodies.

Hugs!!
Sonia

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a vast array of pretties, Elyse! Love that post man (in my case, post woman).
Brenda

Holly Knitlightly said...

What beautiful prizes! Congrats on winning two! :) I love how you captured all of your prizes. The blog world is so amazing!

Kathy said...

So sweet, Loved catching up with you this evening....We love the same colors!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Toocutedobs said...

What a freakin' SCORE! Your gifts are so lovely! I have participated in my first swap and my partner received her gift. I am waiting with baited breath (whatever that means) for the package she sent me. I am sure it will be great! New swap this week for me to do too. This is fun stuff!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow Elyse! So many wonderful, gorgeous, fabulous bits and bobs and sweet little treasures. I know you will put them all to good use. Best wishes for a beautiful day! :) Tammy

LaurieStar said...

Wow! So many beautiful things! You really scored! I too, am always amazed at what wonderful people there are out in blogland and I'm so happy that we've got this now to meet people similar in disposition to ourselves. Congrats to you, Elise, you deserve it! :)

debi said...

Oh, what a beautiful collection of sweet treats! Congrats on your wins!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

such a blessed girl you are!!
what BEAUTIFUL prizes!!!
super jealous my dear ;)Those little robots made me :)
Love ya!!
XOXO
Keren