Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm a Blog Winner!

All I can say is that it pays to be number 1,000! What a great surprise I had when I returned home from Ragbrai this past week! I knew Lidy at French Garden House was sending me something, but never expected anything so wonderful. I didn't photo the unopened box for two reasons: (1) you all know what an unopened postal box looks like, and (2) I couldn't wait that long to open it. I had to share the wonderful presentation as I opened the package...

It wasn't just a bunch of peanuts surrounding a plastic bag. There was the packing material, but I hardly noticed it. Black and white hounds tooth checked tissue paper was the first thing I saw. The photo above shows what was inside of that. More black and white tissue gathered over white tissue and secured with a wonderful vintage ribbon, tiny flowers and a very nice personal note written on the back of a darling tag of two cute little girls embellished with glitter.

Once I removed that...and I really hated to because it was so pretty...I found these lovely Belgian Linen Placemats and Napkins held together with a coordinating black and white ribbon. Lidy you are a class act! Thank you so much. I can't wait to use these. They are simply elegant. I think the wrapping is waiting to become part of something too. I'll have to think about that. I am sure you scrapbookers have a gazillion ideas bursting every which way in your heads.

I have a button for French Garden House on my sidebar. Be sure to visit, and I'm sure if you purchase anything you will be more than pleased at the personal attention.

Hope you all have a great week. Connie


Jane said...

Congratulations on winning such a wonderful giveaway! And congrats too for putting in so many miles during Ragbrai.....that's quite an accomplishment!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I am envious....what a wonderful package.

Annesphamily said...

What a wonderful win! I am going to stop over there too. Thank you for sharing and you got some awesome treasures. Thanks Anne

Anonymous said...

Lucky YOU! Those will go with anything! Oh, you'll have to go and buy some fun dishes for all the seasons to use with these! (shhhhhh....don't tell Terry).
I'm going over to her website to check it out!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your win! Packages from Lidy are always beautiful with layers of loveliness!

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous ~ Congrats!
I have ordered from
Lidy, before, and her
packages are a delight.
Happy Day!
xx Suzanne

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi Connie ~ You Sure Were Lucky..... What a Fabulous Treasure, Love how the Packaging is sometime as Beautiful as the Gift (Not so much with Me, it would have been the Packing Peanuts)
Thanks for Following along, Now I will be following along Too ! Have a Wonderful Week