Friday, December 4, 2015

*Happy Mail*

It’s always so much fun to get a package from a blog buddy.

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I was blessed to win a giveaway that Carla had at The River. She knows I love handmade things and these are already some of my favorites.

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I have the little crochet basket stuffed with toy animals right now and the straw flowers in a basket for my dollies to hold.

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Thanks Carla for your friendship and this gift.

Another day I received a giveaway win from Carol at Art and Sand. She made me this table runner with a fun holiday message stamped on it. She did a tutorial on it HERE.

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(and yes, the coffee table in my living room is BIG)

Don’t you love the little heart she included in the package?

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Thanks Carol! You are so talented!

I ordered some of the cutest cards from Diane at Lydia’s Post. I love horses and she was sweet to give me an extra card and a neat bookmark too.

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Her Etsy shop is HERE.

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It’s a fun time of year. And it’s always fun to get surprises in the mail. Do you have a favorite Etsy shop that I need to put in my favs? I think I’ll do a post and list a bunch.

31 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, yes I agree, always fun to receive goodies in the mail. You really eon some wonderful things, Blessings Francine.

Susie said...

Diane, I love all your wonderful gifts. Don't you just love how talented people can be. So nice. Blessings to you and the donkey whisperer....I told my husband about yours feeding that donkey...he agrees that donkey knows who you are now. xoxo,Susie
P.S. Emma is a new aunt.

Stacey said...

So many wonderful goodies for you Sweet Diane. You deserve them. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, Happy Mail is always a delight expecially coming from sweet blogging friends :) Your goodies are beautiful, dear Diane, and I know you will enjoy them.

Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

Happy@Home said...

How fun to receive such happy things in your mailbox. I am reminded once again of the talent and kindness that exists in the blog world.
I am hoping that you will do a post on Etsy shops. Just yesterday I made my first Etsy purchase. I was looking for a table runner and decided that I liked the idea of finding one that was handmade opposed to "Made in China". Don't know why it's taken me so long to shop this way. I can't wait to receive my purchase. I can easily see this becoming a new way to shop.

Diane said...

Well, gee whiz, thanks a bunch for the mention! Glad you like the cards! Love that little embroidered heart. Too sweet!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

What sweet surprises . Diane. Happy mail is always nice. My I'm So Vintage Etsy shop is packed full of vintage and antique treasures. xo Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, what wonderful things in the mail you recently received! Yes, I so agree with you that there are some amazing talents out there!

Thank you so much for being such a loyal reader - your comments are always so sweet, and it is appreciated very much! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs! ♥

Arlene said...

How lovely!! My mother in law did dish towels like that one and I love the JoY heart. And you ladies are going to have to quit telling me about ETSY shops. Oh my, I wish I were a millionaire!!:)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - you really had a good time with your mail. There is really nothing that warms a heart more than a sweet gift from a friend - whether far or near. You are going to have so much fun. Happy weekend dear friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sis I think you are the luckiest blogger ever! You win so many great giveaways. I love the runner from Carol! and the cute basket from Carla! I'm finally starting to get some energy back so hoping to get lots of things done around the home for the holidays.
hugs,
Linda

Linda Kay said...

Love your surprises, Diane. Fun to get those handmade items at Christmas time.

Vee said...

Sweet gifts in the mail. This time of year is so much fun.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You must love to open your mailbox! What fun gifts... Lucky girl!!! Love the little heart, too!

Debby said...

Congratulations. I think I saw where you won something yesterday. Great gifts.

Mary Cromer said...

I always enjoy mail coming but especially when it is Christmas time! How nice for you, many happy surprises come your way~

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Happy Mail is a wonderful thing! You have been lucky. Love the gifts. Those cards are awesome too. :)

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

I love those cards and you are so deserving of those special gifts!

Kim Orcutt said...

You always win the cutest gifts!I love horses too. There are a couple horse ranches on our road and I love seeing all the horses when I drive by.
Kim

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane!
First of all thank you for your constant comments on my blog. The girls and I really appreciate.
Isn't happy mail the best kind of mail? The crochet basket is lovely. The message on your table runner (now I know how to say'chemin de table' in English, is a nice one. And those cards! I love them.
Keep having fun!
Hugs,
Arlette

Art and Sand said...

"Happy Mail" is always fun. I actually need to do a post about some things I have received.

I am glad you like the runner and hope it gets used during the holidays.

Cranberry Morning said...

All those ladies are so talented! Carla is wonderful and happens to be my neighbor. She is lovely.

Have a great weekend, Diane.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Congrats on the win. Everything looks so cute.

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy mail is the best!!😀
~Cindy

Katherine C said...

lovely! bloggy friend are terrific!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely little treasures - such generous and talented friends! Enjoy your sweet gifts and have a wonderful weekend, my friend. Hugs xo Karen

Boopnut said...

Way behind in reading my blogs! Love your happy mail. I got some happy mail too in the form of stamping supplies!
Deb

Kathy said...

What fun surprises!

Maggie Ann said...

How fun! and I like the horses too. It is all special...

Lorrie said...

Real mail is always a treat these days (unless it's bills). Congrats on your giveaway wins. There are some very talented people out there.

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
Sweet post. Thank you for including me.
I love how you displayed your gifts.
xx oo
Carla