Thursday 13 September 2012

I won, I won!

I'm so happy I won the giveaway from Suzan at Simply Vintageous!  I spent days standing by the mailbox and asking the mail lady, "Is it here, is it here?".  She says I'm like a kid on a long car trip.

Yesterday, it was here!  Inside the package was a lovely linen towel with a French, Napoleonic bee emblem, a luxe Candice Olsen notepad and a silver tea caddy spoon. ~

If ever a prize was made for a specific home, this is it.  It has French, it has silver, it has a tea accessory and it has black and white.  You must admit it needed to find it's way to this room! ~

The very best part of winning is the excuse to introduce you to my friend Suzan! ~

She's funny and witty and warm and serious and she makes wonderful things like this ~

I asked her to include that dresser in the package.  It must be coming in a separate post.

Don't tell her long suffering husband, John, that she shares their hilarious conversations about the joys of living with a blogger.  Read this and tell me if you don't want to check it out! ~

On my using decorative branches in the bathroom

After hearing a bellow from the bathroom - followed by mild cursing.........................
Suzan says - " are you ok in there? "
John says - " I think you're trying to kill me "
Suzan says -" I thought you were in the shower?"
John says - " that's not the problem - it's coming out of the shower that's the problem "
Suzan says - " well I didn't do anything wrong this time - I was in the living room "
John says - " who puts branches right in the path of stepping out of a shower?"
John says - " You're getting dangerous "
John says - " yeah go on, laugh ( mimicking a squeaky feminine laugth )
John says - " Now run and tell your blogger friends what I just said - quick Suzan - run.
Suzan says - " OH PLEASE, I don't tell them every single thing you know................... 

Go on readers, click here and become another Simply Vintageous fan!

Thanks Suzy!  I'm waiting by the mail box for the Anne Of Green Gables dresser!


  1. YAY Congrats, the dresser is amazing. Have to check it out! I may be a slight Anne of Green Gables fan. Read and reread them a dozen times!

  2. Wow Maureen - I think I'm going to send you a present every week just to get a write up like that, I'm close to tears - really!!!
    So happy everything "fits" lol - but that is NOT a tea caddy spoon - it's a nut spoon - to keep people's filthy hands out of the nuts ( you NUT ) LOL
    And you received it a day earlier than Canada Post said it would arrive!
    So so happy it was you that won! ( not nice to say that, is it? ) but it's true, none the less.
    John says he's sending you the branches from the bathroom!!! Because you were on his side about the house LMAO!!!!

  3. When I saw the first picture of your winnings, I thought, wow, that's perfect for her! You are right...made just for you! I love Suzyq..she is so funny and I would love to be a fly on the wall for some of those hilarious conversations! Nice score! Congratulations!

  4. Everything in this post is delightful. I love the gifts and I am staring at the tea shelf on your wall...I want. I'm heading over to meet your friend. Thanks for dropping by today. Deb

  5. Maureen- When I first met Suzyq I thought that we were married to the same man-but then I looked at the picture and realized he was only similar in looks...but so much alike in character. We have those conversations, too. The difference is MyHero would never say Bloody!;>)

    I LOVE your win- I love you and I love that crazy SuzyQ, too! xo Diana

  6. Beautiful winnings! Can't wait to see the dresser!!! lol! SuzyQ is hilarious and I'm glad you won as deserve it girlfriend! xo

  7. Congrats and thanks for introducing us to Suzan! I am going to hop over to visit her now!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)