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22 August, 2009

A Package, A Present...and...Party Preparations!

cloche The kindness and generosity of my fellow bloggers never ceases to amaze me! This week I received two wonderful packages in the mail. And needless to say, my staff thoroughly enjoyed them, too! The first was from Linda at My Shabby Rose Cottage. You see, I won her Shotgun House Giveaway! (If you are not familiar with shotgun houses, click here to visit Linda’s amazing blog and to find out all about them.) And do you see what I won?? A cloche…a real cloche! Now I can participate in Marty’s Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life! Woo hoo! Thanks, Linda!


IMG_7800I put it on one of my lace doily plates from Pier 1 and added a little bird’s nest filled with real bluebird eggs form an abandoned nest. Hmmmm…I think I will need to practice before I join Marty’s party.


page The second package came from my dear friend Gloria at Happy to Be! This package was “just because” from a very sweet and generous lady! Gloria said that these framed, hand painted plates reminded her of me. Aren’t they wonderful? They are from Helene Studios in Los Angeles in the 1950’s. The colors are perfect for my house, don’t you think? She also sent along this cute little oil and vinegar container. I can add these to my collection of items depicting regional costumes! Thanks, Gloria!

Aren’t our fellow bloggers wonderful people? I am so happy to be a part of blogland and to have the honor of knowing these warm and generous ladies! You add sunshine to my life on a daily basis!

LargeLogo[1]Thanks so much for dropping by! Be sure to join Marty for her second Cloche Party on September 11th! Her last one was such a success that everyone voted to do it seasonally. And this time I won’t have to post pics of cloches that I spied at a local antique shop…I will have my own thanks to Linda! See you next time! A la prochaine!

32 comments:

  1. Love your goodies! What fun -- and can't wait to see what's "undercover" for the cloche party coming up!

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  2. I love your loot! Of course, I also love the chance to visit with you and the kitties:)

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  3. Congrats! Love your staff!!
    ^..^

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  4. Wow. Congrats! It really beautiful.

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  5. Wow! They are beautiful! You are a very deserving lady! Yes, they do remind me of you! How wonderful you were given a cloche! I have not found one yet! I may not get to Party! lol Love your gifts!

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  6. I love your cats and your stuff :) Keep it up!

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  7. Very nice, Debbie. I know you were like a child opening up these fun gifts. Yes, bloggers are very generous people. I just laugh every time I see your fun kitties. they are so much like mine..noses into everything.

    Can't wait to see what you do with your cloche. It's great fun!

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  8. Lucky you! Such fun and wonderful surprises! Now we can't wait to see what you'll do with them. ~ Robyn

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  9. What wonderful surprises you did get. WOW. I love your stff.
    Hve a great weekend. Riet

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  10. What fun, fun, fun! Bet your kitties would have loved a little Bird Under Glass!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Bonnie

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  11. How sweet of our fellow friends and bloggers Debbie!
    Your staff always makes me smile and you also got some really pretty things. ~Lovely! :)

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  12. Debbie, qu'elle est mignonne, ta petite cloche....et le nid et les oeufs sont si élégants. J'adore les assiettes encadrées - parfaites pour toi et ta cuisine - Gloria est tellement gentille, n'est-ce pas?! Félicitations! à lundi, Linda

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  13. FUN!! How sweet of them to think of you. I am learning that the blogging community has some of the nicest people out there! ;)

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  14. Aren't blog friends grand! I love your new gifts.
    Brenda

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  15. Oh Debbie, I LOVE your cloche. It is just about the neatest thing ever. I love it with the birdnest on the lacy plate. What a thrill. I can't wait for the party. I also love the pretty costume people on the gorgeous plates that Gloria sent you. Your vinegar and oil container will be gorgeous on your breakfast table too. What sweet and wonderful gifts. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Oh Girl how sweet of you to do thispost...Girl I am so glad you lie them...Now you have to tell me where you are going to hang them...Oh Girl you got a cloche Now you can join the Par-ty...I 'm still working on putting mine together with fall thingy...May you have a great weekend my Dear friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  17. Two great packages! Loved everything included. It's nice to have such generous friends. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

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  18. Debbie, isn't it fun to get surprises in the mail. These are all wonderful gifts. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

    Sarah

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  19. Honey, you work that silver hoodie diaper dress!! ;) ;) That cracked me up!!!!

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  20. You are right about fellow bloggers, Debbie, they are wonderful! And your presents are wonderful and so you! My orchid is potted. I bring it inside in the winter. It will not survive the cold....Christine

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  21. Lovely gifts...they go along with your collections very well!

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  22. To answer your question -- that is a poultry cage to transport chickens. We have lots of vintage farm & ranch stuff around. I love the texture of some of the things - just can't get rid them!!! Sally

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  23. Hi Debbie~ Just popping in to say Hi! I adore the gifts you got...and it just shows how much everyone loves you too! I'm so glad your staff enjoyed the packaging! :-) Love ya! L~

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  24. Congratulations Debbie! Your new treasures are lovely! I love cloches but I do have cloche block most of the time! ☺ Diane

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  25. You got two very nice mailbox surprises. Bloggers are indeed the best gals around!

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  26. Those were all super nice! I love that lace doily plate idea!!

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  27. Beautiful gifts, from sweet friends, Debbie!

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  28. Oh Debbie, can't wait to see what you do with that beautiful cloche. And Gloria really nailed it, those are perfect for you. Your staff did a wonderful job unpacking these, looks like they didn't break a thing. Although I don't like the look that Baby Kitty is giving the packing peanuts - were they catnip scented lol. Hugs, Kat

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  29. Lucky you to win the cloche and now your on your way to having fun with Marty's Cloche party. Sue and I missed seeing you all at the cooking lesson at Viking. Maybe we can all get together in Sept for lunch one day and have some fun shopping too.
    Joyce

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  30. You lucky gal!Thanks for stopping by my blog!I love blog land too you meet such wonderful people! Traci

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  31. I thought a cloche was a hat, circa 1920's. I see the similarity in shape, but I've never heard this meaning of it. Were they orinally to preserve something?

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  32. Oh how cute your gifts from Gloria are! Of course, you know I love those! I think your cloche looks pretty with that bird nest and eggs. Congratulations on winning it. laurie

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