Our postman must have tripled his load this week. I do hope his back was up to it! Usually the only mail he delivers to us is a torrid mix of bills and political party statements addressed to the previous owner of our house. This week he was carrying parcels, correctly addressed, to me. And it's not even my birthday.
But it is my lucky day, or month. I am a giveaway queen.
Firstly, I need to thank the very clever Sarah from Molly's Maison (and Molly herself for chewing my name out of the bowl). I am so very happy to have won this beautiful one-off pendant made by Sarah using a piece of vintage lace and an old optometry lens. I adore jewellery with a past, and this piece really is so very special. Thank you so much Sarah. And if you don't know Sarah's blog, then you must visit her little slice of Tasmania. I think Sarah & I started blogging around the same time - somehow she found my blog, and I have loved and appreciated her comments ever since.
And then these little scented delights arrived, all the way from Ireland. We shall all be so much more fragrant now thanks to Mise and her 'important soap giveaway'. There is something to be said for winning a giveaway from the agony aunt of giveaways. You see, I was a good student. I listened and learned. And won. Hurray! And, just as Mise's blog is always full of surprises, so too was my little parcel. I have hidden the 3 bars of special award-winning Irish chocolate from husbands and small children until I feel like sharing. And the ever so sweet pocket mirrors are a big hit with both big and small girls. We have chosen one each. Thank you so much Mise. And I shall continue to look forward to your wonderful blog posts, which never fail to make me laugh. I mean - just check out this one...
And finally, my little 'camper' bird by Ann Wood. His name is Pip, and he has taken up residence on my desk. No, I didn't win him, but one has to be quick to snap up one of Ann's beautiful little handmade creations, meticulously made from vintage materials, and so indeed, lucky lucky me! Don't you love his little acorn hat.
Have a fabulous and lucky weekend!
(pendant image via Sarah, soaps via Pretty Far West)