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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


      I am a very happy girl today!  The giveaway that I won from The White Flower Farmhouse over at The Lettered Cottage arrived today.  Layla has a beautiful blog and I just love reading about all of her decorating projects.  Thank you so much Layla for hosting this wonderful giveaway!  The White Flower Farmhouse sponsored the giveaway and they specialize in everything I love, vintage linens, ironstone, galvanized metal pails, just to name a few.  Everything in their online shop is special because they scour flea markets and estate sales to find their goodies.  Thank you so much Lori and Megan!


     This linen towel from France was part of the giveaway.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I love it!  


    Also in the giveaway was this antique cutlery tote which I plan to use for outdoor dining this summer.  The color is perfect!

    Last but not least is the beautiful starfish.  I am so happy with my new goodies and the timing is perfect!  Once this crazy pollen goes away we will be eating outside most nights of the week.  


    Thanks again Layla, Lori, and Megan!!!  You made my day!

    If you like houses and I'm pretty sure that you do, duh, then be sure to come back here each Friday.  My hometown is full of charm and I want everyone to see it!  Each Friday, I plan to share a drive-by with you.  We have so many gorgeous old homes here and I just know that you will love seeing them.  Local followers, you never know, yours could be one of them.  Hopefully I won't be arrested for house stalking.  I hear the inmates are pretty tough on ladies serving that sentence, ha ha.



    20 comments:

    1. Rene- Very lucky girl! Don't you think the color of the utinsel tote is fabulous? Your table is a prelude to a sweet summer evening. I love the white with that gorgeous blue and aqua! Beautifully done.
      Yvonne

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    2. Rene -

      Congrats on winning a great giveaway! I know Layla and The White Flower Farm House - both are wonderful. Your lovely vignette looks like it is straight out of coastal living magazine!

      - Deborah

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    3. Lucky you! I love all of the items.

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    4. Wow, you really did win some great stuff. I love the blue cutlery tote.

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    5. Congrats on your win! Your table is just lovely!

      Jeanine

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    6. I love all of the white dishes - it looks so clean and fresh!

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    7. Congrats girl! Can't wait to see your new loot! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

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    8. So spring-y, the white with blue. Love the silverware tray.

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    9. What a beautiful setting for an outdoor meal! You have combined all these pretty things in such an eye-catching way!

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    10. Congrats again! Everything looks SO LOVELY! :-)

      Layla

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    12. Wow Rene, that is an amazingly gorgeous Giveaway you won. Do enjoy!! Love that shade of blue!!

      Have a happy day! xo

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    13. What a pretty setting! And you pictures are great!

      ~Liz

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    14. thanks for the comment over at Sugar and Spice. I'm green with envy over your prize of dishes you won. I'm gonna have to start participating in those!

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    15. Hi Rene,

      Oh, I'm so glad that you have made such beautiful use of your treasures! They couldn't have found a more perfect home!

      Thank you for making them looks so stunning.

      Best wishes,
      Megan

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    16. Yes, I really liked that giveaway.:) But, I'm so glad to see it all and know that it will all be loved. Your table looks beautiful. Thanks for the posting the picture of the dogwood. I grew up in Georgia and now live in AZ where there are none. I really miss spring out here in the desert and the dogwood photo is a sweet reminder. :)

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    17. Oh,you got wonderful goodies from the giveaway. Thanks for showing them. Everyone must be so jealous. Stop and get in on ours; perhaps you're on a lucky streak. It closes tomorrow -- Jane F.

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    18. Oh lucky you! These are so pretty and useful too! Score! Love the colors and your pictures are grand.

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    19. Absolutely beautiful. I'm drawn to the shade of blue on the tote -- and the white makes everything look so crisp!

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    20. Just beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing, and I am a new follower. Cheers, Lia

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