Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Beautiful Blog

I love the ‘favorites’ in my sidebar but it’s also fun to meet someone new and get to know them through their blog.

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Have you visited Simple Nature Décor and met Maria?

She is a beautiful blogger. Her latest post is the wedding of her daughter and it looks like a fairytale wedding….the one every young bride dreams of.

Well….I also won her giveaway a couple of weeks ago and received a big box of goodies from her. (I know…I’m lucky AND blessed and I win amazing giveaways. Don’t hate me! lol)

Here it is by the front door ready to be ripped into!

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And here’s what I saw!

Beautiful throw pillows that she made…

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just my style!

I thought they would be perfect for my living room but they look fabulous in the lanai, too.

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She sent a sweet card and a basket of pine cones that she painted in Spring colors.

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And don’t you love these oyster shell candle holders that she created?

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I’m going to use her close up photo to give you a better view.

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Thank you sweet Maria for the wonderful gifts!

Time to change all of my pillows for Spring.

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Do you like to change things around for the seasons?

One more quick link to Maria’s blog HERE!

Enjoy your day!

36 comments:

boopnut said...

Everything is gorgeous, but the pillows are my favorite, maybe the pinecones, maybe the shells,...lol.
Deb

Maria Brittis said...

I'm very touched that you featured me in your blog... I had tears in my eyes.. You did a fabulous job in writing the post... Love the humor

Hugs Maria

September Violets said...

Wow!! That is an amazing giveaway prize you won! Beautiful cushions and the painted pinecones are very sweet. I love the unusual oyster shell candle holders ... what perfect décor for your Florida home :) Wendy x

Montanagirl said...

Congrats on your win - those throw pillows look terrific on your red sofa!!

Debby Ray said...

What a lucky lady you are to receive these beautiful gifts! The pillows look fantastic with your red couch and the those oyster shell candle holders are so creative and unique! Everything looks so wonderful with your decor!

Barbara said...

Very nice! Especially like the candle holders since I have tons of oyster shells I can pick up. Just never had an idea for what to do with them. :)

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat win! love the crab pillows!

cucki said...

Congrats on your win
So sweet x

Vee said...



Diane~

What a great big box of delights! You blessed gal...have you bought your lottery ticket yet?

Yes, I love my sidebar friends, yet so many have gone missing through the years. Sometimes, I start doing the numbers and it gets so depressing that I must quit. I wish I had more energy for new friends and I love that you do!

Oh those linens...oh those prices...looking forward to seeing what you'll create!

Acorn to Oak said...

Congratulations! That's quite a prize! How fun! And, those pillows look like a great match for your home. :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Lucky you Diane! Those pillows are so cute and the oyster shell candle holders are fun. I hope you have a nice day. Pam

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous pillows. It's always great to find new blogs, although it takes more time. But then some favorites disappear and that's sad. Love the oyster shell candle holders, too.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, congrats on your win. Those pillows are wonderful and the colors perfect for you inside or out.
Love the candle holders too and the painted pinecones are lovely.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Hugs

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
The oyster shell candle holders are very pretty and unique. Jess would love those, as she loves the ocean so much. What a nice gift from your blog friend. Yes, it's nice to meet new friends, isn't it?

love,
~Sheri

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You ARE a lucky girl. I just saw ANOTHER giveaway you won somewhere, too. I don't hate you-you are one of the sweetest bloggers I know- I am happy for you. What a bonus box you got this time!!! Beautiful! xo Diana

Pam said...

Lucky you! They're very pretty. I like to change things with the season but mine is very different from yours since we live in the frozen tundra!

Jean Berryessa said...

Lucky Ducky! Sweet things happen to sweet people.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Truly beautiful gifts. The pillow look fantastic on your red sofa. Hugs Judy

Jeanne said...

Oh my... How lucky you are! Those pillows are perfect on your sofa!

Babs R said...

Congratulations for winning that great giveaway. LOVE, love the pillows and oyster shell votive holders.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Everything is perfect for your home!

20 North Ora said...

Those are really cute pillows. They would fit about anywhere in your home.

Judy

Kathy said...

When I saw what you had won I thought "how perfect"! The items are beautiful and just right for a Florida home. Enjoy!

P.S. I'm going to pop on over to Maria's blog to read it.

Marcia said...

Diane, those pillows are PERFECT on your beautiful couch. I don't believe I've visited Maria's blog, but I'm headed there right now. Congrats again, sis.
xoxo's

must love junk said...

What lovely candle holders! I'm off to check out her blog :)
Susan

Sam I Am...... said...

I'll have to visit her! What a lucky duck you are! Her gifts are gorgeous...the pillows and the candle holders? She is one talented lady! Congratulations! (Those pillows look awesome on your red sofa).

Cranberry Morning said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Diane! And I don't think anyone's going to hate you for winning - at least not for long. ;-) Sweet surprises, and they go so nicely with your home! Thanks for commenting on my little fireman today. And aren't you so proud of your dad for being a fireman! That's wonderful.

Carolyn said...

That was quite a win....the pillows are beautiful!
Thank you for your visit,
Carolyn

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How beautiful everything is! I LOVE those candle holders. Definitely going to check out her blog.

Jill said...

What a great big box to get and what beautiful pillows! You are so lucky!

camp and cottage living said...

What fabulous gifts from Maria!
She is so creative..
I'm on my way to visit here blog now...

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats on your win!! Those pillows are perfect on your red sofa.
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy said...

The shell candle holder is WONDERFUL. What a great idea!!

ann said...

It is always nice to have something new for the house, especially as a gift. The red accents are warm and charming. I'd say that you hit the jackpot.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, congrats on the win! Wow how amazing those pillows are and the shell candle holders - Are perfect for summer. Enjoy everything!
Julie

Donna said...

The pillows are perfect for your summertime decor!