Thursday, February 9, 2012


Framed wallpaper

Sometimes we blogger-types arrive home to find boxes waiting at our doorstep. It could be a giveaway win, a thinking of you gift, a purchase! I would like to share all three in a display of the amazing generosity* throughout blogland.
*Well, the first two are a display of generosity; the purchase was more like a display of follow-your-gasp!

The Giveaway Win

A box with a giveaway win arrived yesterday from Joyce of Scrap for Joy! It included a book, two sweet butter pats, crafty items and more! Joyce has always been special to me; she's warm and funny and so talented. I crossed my fingers that she might include a goodie created herself. And she did.

Joyce made this pretty garland using Cath Kidston stationery that says smooches! Of course I had to do a little stylin' to show off her handiwork. {Sorry for the glare}

So very adorable.

The Gifts

My superfunpal M from {oc cottage} shocked me with a delivery of beautiful books: thriftychic so that I could finally return it to the library, and the equally swoonworthy The Comforts of Home. How fun is she?!

In the past months I have received an aqua stocking from sweet friend and Pansypreneur Sharon, a fun bird from Kreatelier from artsy Margaret, and a stocking from cheerful Jeanne.

The Purchase

And this GASP AT FIRST SIGHT Savannah removable wallpaper was a MUST-HAVE when I found out (thank you, Molly!) that it's from Pottery Barn Kids and ships for free. Sigh ...

I have a zillion ideas planned for this roll!

i-smooches to you for reading



birdie blue said...

so many well deserved pretties, my friend. your home is looking ever so sweet.

can't wait to see what you do with the pretty new wallpaper, miss crafty tinkerer supreme.

happiest of early valentine wishes to you, too.

Kit said...

I am so excited for you! I love that wallpaper. Do you think it really is removable? Have a great time with it! Kit

Hearts Turned said...

What wonderful treasures, Elyse...and all of it so perfect for you, my friend!

And those sweet little toadstools at the end of your post.....eeeeeek! I love those! Where did you find them?!?!?

Hope your day is just fabulous!


Joyce is a very generous and such a dear! Fun books!
Love the wallpaper. They would make pretty cards.

Theresa said...

Oh goodness, so much beauty! Love the garland, LOVE IT! Have a blessed evening dear friend! HUGS!

Unknown said...

Oh I love how everything looks so wonderful together. All of your sweet blogging friends know your taste perfectly. I love that heart garland! And every gift is wonderful. And now you can sit with a cup of tea surrounded by your lovely things and browse through inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet and pretty post!

Free shipping you say??? I would love some of that for the inside of my built in hutch! ♥

Lisa said...

Wow! You got some goodies!! I had a good week too! A book a movie and a box of goodies from a dotty swap! Nice week for mail ;)
Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

So much beauty! Loved seeing all your fun gifts and purchases. The Cath Kidston banner is fabulous, of course. And, the wallpaper is lovely...

Scrap for Joy said...

Thank you for your kind words Elyse..I'm so happy that you like the garland. It looks good in your dining room. The books and other handmades are swoonable, too! Your friends sure do know what you like. I'm looking forward to the many things you'll come up with for the gorgeous new wallpaper!!
Have a fun weekend and a Happy Smooch Day!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous gifts and friends :) love your wallpaper it is so beautiful! have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


Hello Elyse,

Love these paper rolls, what a sweet print!
Your framed paper looks awesome with that lovely hearts banner.


Anonymous said...

you have great friends :D
and well deserved
have a great weekend :D

Melinda said...

You are rolling in the loot!


Anonymous said...

You have had a fun week it looks like,with all your pretties arriving!!! Can't wait to see what gets dolled up with that paper!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

All so very, very sweet - and perfect for your little cottage!
Have a wonderful weekend, Elyse!

koralee said...

What sweet parcel love you have received! Love all your sweet books..I must find some of these. Thanks for the tip on the is darling. xoxoxo HUGS

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Smooches returned, Elyse! Your excitement permeates your post! Wonderful gifts and purchase! I heard from a little bird today (FIFI!)I'll email you.

Vicki said...

Hello, Elyse, my creative friend,
You certainly received some wonderful gifts! The smooches banner is so cute. I know you will have fun with the wall paper. So many creative ideas swirling in your head right now, I bet! Enjoy the rest of your week! Vicki

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh you lucky girl! It's so pretty! Love you! xox

myob courses sydney said...

It is a very generous and such a dear. I like a book a movie and a box of goodies. I love paper rolls in this images.