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23 February, 2009

Wooo hooo! Look what I won!! Thanks, Diane!

The dishes at my house are having a party and you are invited!! Why? Because we have two new residents!! My friend Diane at Four Paws and Co hosted a Blue Monday and a Giveaway about two weeks ago and I was the winner!! Sooooo....I have had my camera by the door and I have been stalking the mailman...er...actually woman....excitedly waiting...


...and today it came!!! Look...there's even a kitty on the front of the package! Let's bring it in!

Ohhhh! Baby Kitty has come to help me open it! Look...lots of styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap!

Baby Kitty spies an envelope!


Ohhh...look at the card!! Diane knows me really well, doesn't she? Isn't this a beautiful cat picture? It looks so real!


There's a sweet note inside! That Diane is such a sweetie, isn't she?


Here's the package on top, all bundled up in pink tissue! I can't stand it any longer...let's open it!!

OHHHHHHHHH! Isn't it just gorgeous?? It's a blue and white Spode plate! I love it!! I especially love the scalloped border with the beading around the edges!! And isn't the design beautiful? It has a big sunflower and lots of curly cues!...so frenchy!


It's the May plate from the Spode Blue Room Regency Series! I don't have any of those! This is my first!


And look...there's another package all wrapped up in pink tissue with a pretty sticker!

This time Isabella comes to help me unwrap it. It's a pretty blue and white Spode spice jar!


Can you see? It says rosemary. That works really well for me because I actually have rosemary in my garden! Don't you love the flowers and the lettering? It's gorgeous!


And another package! It's also all wrapped in pink tissue with another pretty sticker!


Ohhhh! It's the lid! I love the basket weave pattern on the edge! And look at the flower on the knob!


Wait!!! Look!! There's something inside!


It's another little package! Diane, you are just too nice!!


Are you drooling now?? Aren't these gorgeous! Some blue and white earrings to match my blue and white Spode!! And the best thing is that Diane made these herself! Not only is she generous and sweet...she's talented as well!! Thanks, Diane! I'm putting these on right now!


And here's the spice jar with its lid...perfect, isn't it?


Ohhhh...I know exactly where they are going, too! What do you think? I think they look like they belong here, don't you?


Oh my! Aren't they gorgeous?? I love them both! Thanks, Diane! You could not have chosen anything any more perfect if you had tried!!!! And...just in case anyone is worried that the new Spode dishes feel lonely in their new home....




...lol...I think these new kids on the block will fit in just fine!! Don't you? Thank you so much, Diane!! I can't tell you how much I love them!! Now, everybody...come join the dish party!
And please be sure to visit sweet Diane at her blog Four Paws and Co to meet her furbabies, see her gorgeous home and find out what she is up to!!

44 comments:

  1. Are those all new finds....don't tell me....Goddwill?? or TJMaxx?? wherever, it's all great...Sue.

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  2. Hi Sue...No, I made a boo boo and somehow posted the pics before the text! Sorry! They are our new residents!! :-) ...Debbie

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  3. Debbie,
    I knew this post would be so awesome and you have totally exceeded my expectations! I've grinned and giggled and clicked open each picture to savor your delight throughout your entire post! I was so right, you have the perfect home to showcase your gifts! Thank you for the dish party! ♥
    Diane

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  4. Ohhhh...I thank you, Diane! They're gorgeous! I think they look right at home, don't you? You are such a sweetie!! I can't stop looking at them! Have a great evening!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. I love your new blue and white! If you ever need to get rid of some of it, you can get rid of it this way! ;D

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  6. OKAY I THOUGHT I WAS GOING CRAZY...I THOUGHT I'VE SEEN THAT STUFF BEFORE.A CASE OF BAD TIMING!! I ADORE THE ROSEMARY JAR. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. SO FRENCH. IT WOULD LOOK GOOD ON MY MONET TABLE THIS THURSDAY....CAN'T WAIT TO TALK YOU MONDAY ABOUT YOUR TIME IN FRANCE...

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  7. Hi Debbie,
    What a lucky gal you are! I just love the blue spode plate and rosemary jar and earrings! Sprinkle some lucky my way as I enter and enter and never win. Enjoy your new additions, Cindy

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  8. Debbie, girl...you won the lottery! I love all your goodies! The kitty card is adorable...and those earrings are darling! Of course, you know I'm drooling over anything that has Spode on it...gorgeous plate and spice jar! Congrats on your win...Diane is one very special and generous soul!
    Susan

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  9. Debbie it was all made for your home!
    ~GORGEOUS! Love the earrings too.

    Diane if you are reading this you are awesome! ;)

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  10. Ooohhhhh..how lovely! What a nice thing to do. What fun you will have placing..oops..you are already on top of that! :) Lucky, lucky, you!
    Mona

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  11. Debbie, if I couldn't win them, I sure am glad you did! LOL! Love this, and I'm really happy for you. I know those plates will be dearly loved! :-) Congratulations! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  12. Oh my word!
    Those are simply beautiful!
    Congrats on winning the giveaway!

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  13. Debbie,

    My second visit in one day but I'm so glad because I get to share in your excitement of the wonderful gifts from Diane! My goodness, Spode... I'm tongue tied!! I have a plate from the Blue Room collection but I am too tired to go take a look at which one it is but I think it is the floral you have on your wall on the right side, in the middle. Oh my, it is so late, I'm not making sense am I?

    In a word (literally) Congratulations!!!!!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  14. Oh Debbie, these really are beautiful. What a perfect giveaway for you to win! They look gorgeous in your home, what a perfect fit! And the earrings are so pretty, Diane is one talented lady. Congrats! Hugs, Kathy

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  15. Debbie...how fun! Congrats on all your lovely gifts! I really love your pictures and your beautiful home.

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  16. Oh, là là, tu as de la chance! Et aussi l'assiette. à l'assiette je voudrais dire, "Bienvenue chez Debbie, c'est la maison parfaite pour toi!". Oh, j'ai presque oublié, le pot est adorable! Linda

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  17. Debbie, she sent you the perfect gifts! Each piece is very pretty. I'm sure you will figure out just where it will all go.

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  18. Oh what a gorgeous giveaway. Looks like they love their new home!

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  19. WOW what a collection of beautiful items you have received - well done to you and 'yes' they fit your home delightfully. Judith

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  20. What a perfect gift for you! From the card to the Spode with the gadroon edging to the Rosemary spice jar. WOW! That would make my week - maybe month! Thanks for sharing the unwrapping - it was almost as good as receiving such a lovely gift myself. :D Jewel

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  21. Debbie, how great! Such a gorgeous plate and I've never seen the spice jars, that's just about the cutest thing. YOur earrings are just beautiful too. I'd say you hit the jackpot and they are all so perfect for you. Couldn't be any better. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Wow, you are one lucky lady to receive such a precious gift . Congratulations. It all fits right into your home

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  23. Hi Debbie...Congratulations on winning Diane's wonderful giveaway...she did good, didn't she?!
    I can't imagine that pretty plate & jar being at home anywhere else...they look perfect in your vignette! ;-) Bo

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  24. Congratulations on winning such a great giveaway. I can't think of a more perfect home for them! What nice things! Love the plates over your window. I keep trying to get my mom to do that in her kitchen, but so far, no luck.

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  25. I'm gasping!! Oh Debbie, these beauties went to the right person! Everything looks amazing in your home...I can't believe what a perfect spot you found for them! And that was so sweet of Diane to include a pic of the kitty just for you! I am THRILLED you were the winner! Love ya! L~

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  26. Deb, there is nothing like getting a package in the mail and for it to be a gift that you won and for it to be perfection for your home,well it just doesn't get any better than that.How fun and what a giving person Diane must be to be so generous.I know you will enjoy every piece.Kathysue

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  27. Congratulations on winning the beautiful giveway! Those pieces look PERFECT in your lovely house!!! I love Spode and have some of the Regency collection plates in red (burgandy?).

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  28. Oh what lovely china to brighten a dull day...all looks perfect.

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  29. Hi Debbie! Congrats! The new spode dishes found a perfect home that they belong to. Very nice and sweet!...Christine

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  30. oh Deb,I'm so happy for you.If the winner couldn't be me.i'm glad it was you.And yes,Diane knows you well...ANn

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  31. It's like they've always been a part of the family! Tres Vous! N'est Pa?! (I knew that high school french would come in handy one day!) God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

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  32. Hi, I didn't see an e-mail address so I'll post my message here. I am Dream Mom and I wrote a post the other day telling my readers about, "Tablescape Thursday" and thought yours was one of the most creative. I referenced your pretty Mardi Gras tablescape (I linked to the blog and gave you all photo credits for your photos, just so you know.) Anyway, I am a Blogburst member which means publishers can use my content. The post with your Mardi Gras tablescape was selected by the Sun Times News Group. You may experience more hits on your meter from this paper and others like it....http://www.post-trib.com/news/blogentries/index.html?bbPostId=B7rkpR7712nbCzD2wfQWdJF3GCz9aFRwbRNrgNCz9Hgbdq1RO2o

    These posts typically appear in the on-line editions of the Sun Times News Group. Just thought you'd want to know.

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  33. OH Debbie does not that Diane know you or what?? she is one of the best gals in blogland also..love the plate girlllbut where is the picture od you with your ear bobs on?? now the least you could have done was have miss kiity take a pic for us..they do every thing else girl!! Congrats on your winning...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  34. Congrats! What a wonderful fun thing and so beautiful, earrings and all.
    Happy Tues, Candy

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  35. Hi Girlfriend...

    Girl, I'm so sorry for getting by your place so late...it was a hectic day yesterday with no computer time!

    My friend, could this giveaway gift have been any more perfect for you? Ohhh my, seems like Diane custom picked each piece!!! Love your blue spode plate...the pattern on it is absolutely gorgeous!!! It looks so pretty on your table that you recently redone!!!

    And...that little Rosemary spice canister is charming...I love it!!! Not to mention the pretty blue & white handmade earrings...how very pretty!!! Diane must be a very special, talented & creative gal...this was so very nice of her! So happy for you, Sweetie!!!

    Girl, just wanted to tell you that I read through your Met Monday post...loved seeing the many transformations of your beautiful living room!!! Honestly...I loved the decor in each and every photo...but isn't it fun to be able to keep changing things around? Just keeps everything fresh and exciting!!!

    Well my friend, thank you so much for stopping by my place and thank you for all of the sweet compliments on my little frenchy office!!! You're just the best, my friend!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  36. I'd say the Spode found the perfect new home... watch out for dishes running away with spoons though... you know how crazy those new dishes can be! Dixie

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  37. You go girl!! You really made out like a bandit with that one. Absolutely love everthing you got! And I have to agree, the gifts look perfect for you! Enjoy. Sharon

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  38. I love it all! Lucky you! The kitty on the card looks just like my cat, Sophie.

    Tammy518

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  39. Ooohhh...lucky you, Debbie, and YES, you definitely DO have the perfect home for the pretty blue and white Spode pieces. :-) They fit in perfectly with the rest of the *gang*! Enjoy your new treasures...and what sweet earrings too!

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  40. Hello Prof! I love your winnings! I just won something too, some kind of a jar of goodies! I can't wait to see them!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes
    http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

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  41. Debbie, what a wonderful gift for a wonderful lady! Congratulations! They do look SO at home in their beautiful new surroundings! I love all of your goodies! laurie

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  42. You know spring break can't get here fast enough!! Lol Thank you so much Debbie for what you said about my little, errr big Ryan! It really does mean so much! Love ya! L~

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  43. Congratulations!!!!! What lovely things you received, I know you will provide a good home for them. Yes, I agree I think the plate and spice jar are gorgeous, and they do look like they belong there. I am so happy for you.

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  44. You chose a wonderful location to display your latest acquisitions. Even the beautiful earrings that Diane made have French hook ear wires. No doubt about it, Diane's got your number.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie