Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas in July

Yes, the calendar says it is July. However, it was like "Christmas" at my house today, as I was one of the very fortunate winners of Laurie's "Ice Cream for Two" giveaway
http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
You know it is going to be good when you open the box and it is filled with pretty PINK packing peanuts. You are probably thinking - what is pretty about packing peanuts? 
OK ! Back to unpacking my gifts. :-D

My camera does not do these beautiful pieces justice. Every item has birds on it somewhere. Look at this beautiful wire cloche !!!! I am thinking this just may become my center piece for my dining table.
Click on any picture to enlarge.
Absolutely love the plate is sitting on ! It is even a prettier shade of green than looks in the picture.
Toile plates, bowls that are a very soft blue, and a metal box with a bird print on top - SO PRETTY!
Picture sorta blurry, but this is the painted egg inside the cloche - adorable!
An adorable glass bird ornament. It will NOT be put away for the Christmas tree, but displayed where it can be seen year round. The 2 hummingbirds are so cute. You can use them as place cards and sit them on the edge of the glass.

A mosaic of all my beautiful gifts I unpacked today.
Click on mosaic to enlarge pictures.
Laurie - THANK YOU! Love it all!
I am linking up with "Show and Tell Friday" hosted by Cindy @ http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
"Some of My Favorite Things" hosted by Laurie@ http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
"Mosaic Monday" hosted by Mary @ http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
Have a great week.
Glenda

54 comments:

Sue said...

Congrats on that magnificent win, Glenda! Love it all. You will be ready for the cloche party with that new wire cloche.
hugs, Sue

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would feel like it was Christmas also. I am happy you won this giveaway. The items are so special. That Laurie is a sweetie isn't she!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love all your beautiful loot Glenda! That was such a wonderful give-away that Laurie had! You lucky gal!
Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I love that wire cloche and those plates are fantastic. What a nice goody box that was.

Glenda/MidSouth said...
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Donna said...

You are a lucky gal! Love all the birds!

xinex said...

How generous of Laurie to send you all those gorgeous items and how lucky of you to win them. Congrats, Glenda!...Christine

Really Rainey said...

That's quite a haul! Everything is adorable too! I just know you are going to have lots of fun with these gifts!

~Rainey~

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations! I am jealous. All of the items are so nice.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on all your beautiful treasures!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

PAT said...

Congratulations Glenda! What a beautiful giveaway!

Kim said...

Now THAT is an awesome giveaway gift. I'm lovin' that cloche!!! Oh you lucky duck. But you deserve it Glenda. Laurie is a sweetheart and I'm not surprised she gave such a generous gift. Enjoy it all!
xoxo,
Kim

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I had to get a new look since we had to switch from Dreamweaver to Wordpress so for now my "son created" header has to sit.

Heidi said...

Hi Glenda,
You sure scored big time with that box of goodies! What a fun bunch of pretties for your home. I love birds as a design element!
Hope you're having a great week.
The root canal went well, I feel like myself again today - well almost!! Thanks for the encouragement and sweet comments all the time.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Lenore said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! LOVE the wire cloche and the birdie and toile dishes....you lucky girl.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Can't believe you won all that - it's all just fabulous. xoxo envious Nancy!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh how lovely! I'm really loving that choche. I've got to find one of those!

Ms Bingle said...

Oh, your stuff is just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a good night~
Leticia

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

congrats! what a lovely gift!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wow Girl! You hit the jack pot. Such a lovely box of treasures. I specialy love the cloche.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

vignette design said...

What a score! I love, love, love the cloche! Love it all!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I'm so glad you are enjoying your gifts. (I'm glad you didn't tell what a chore it was to get them!! Just kidding - it would have made a funny story to read -- just not funny that you had to go through all of that - especially since I live only an hour away from you - I could have driven them there more easily than you had to go through to get them!) Thank you so much for linking this to Favorite Things. Have a good weekend (supposed to be a little cooler). laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glenda, those were some wonderful gifts! I love the bird plates. They are cute as can be!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

GWENDOLYN said...

I am so jealous! What a tweet ... I mean sweet win:) I love birds!
Blessings~
Gwen

3sisters365 said...

How exciting! It must have been like Christmas for sure! Enjoy your sweet treasures Glenda!

Best wishes,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

debbie said...

HI GLENDA,
I JUST DROPPED BY ON PINK SATURDAY TO GIVE YOU A HUG
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIVE AWAY YOU WON...THAT LAURIE IS PRETTY SPECIAL WITH A BIG HEART AND THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF YOU.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.
I AM HAVING ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE WITH BLOGGER...MANY, MANY PEOPLE ARE.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I wonder where on earth she found that wire cloche. I came back to have a second look at it. I do believe that is one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

desiree said...

Oh I love hummingbirds! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a "Christmas" decoration that stays out year round!

Suzy said...

What a beautiful collection of gifts! The green plate is so nice and those little hummies too cute!

Gayle said...

You must have a been VERY GOOD girl this year. What a beautiful array of gifts. Merry Christmas (in July)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh My!!!!!!

m ^..^

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas in July! What a fabulous win!

:) Michelle

Leann said...

Good Morning My Friend

I agree what a gorgeous display of blog love. And Happy Christmas in July to you - it must be in the air!

Leann

xinex said...

Thanks for stopping by, Glenda. Hope you're having a nice weekend!...Christine

xinex said...

Thanks for stopping by, Glenda. Hope you're having a nice weekend!...Christine

Snap said...

Wow! What a haul! Congratulations on your winnings. Isn't mail call wonderful?!!!!!!!

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous gifts, it is Christmas in July at your house! Makes a very pretty mosaic!

Barbara said...

What treasures! I especially like that bird cage!

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful present, you are very lucky.

Mary said...

Omigosh what a wonderful giveaway! I LOVE those plates, and that beautiful wire cloche! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful objects at MM. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A very thoughtful gift.

Traci said...

Aren't you lucky? What awesome pieces!

Lavender Cottage said...

So many wonderful birdie items, lucky you - congratulations.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Glenda, Congratulations on this treasure chest of a win! What beautiful bird inspired goodies! I can't wait to see what you will do with them!
Yvonne

The Tattered Cottage said...

Glenda -
Congratulations on such a lovely win. Everything is just stunning. Have a great week.
♥ Toni

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful bunch of wonderful bird things. I love birds so much. I especially love the brown plates. How lovely. And the bird cage. And... oh... I think I love it all.

Hope your day is wonderful,
Susan

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! This is some prize package! You must have been so excited, and I'm really happy for you:)

Meri said...

Fun post -- nice way to put together a mosaic.

Mary Lou said...

Wow. you're a lucky duck, or bird. I love the things you won.

Bill said...

What lovely gifts! Laurie's such a sweet and generous friend to have!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. It's always good to hear from you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on a winning such a wonderful gift package! I love every charming thing you received.

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love that wire cloche! It's the cutest one I've seen in a long time. What a lovely package Laurie put together!

Manuela

Pondside said...

Pretty mosaic - lovely win!

mustard seeds said...

I love them all.