Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Colors or the Sea…blue and gray and green

Another favorite quote from a movie (and book), “Sarah, Plain and Tall”. “Sarah states that her favorite colors are blue, gray and green, the colors of the sea.”


I want to start the year with a thank you post for all of the thoughtful gifts and giveaway wins that I’ve been fortunate to receive the past month or so. I appreciate each one and will treasure my pretty gifts!

My cousin, Cindy made me a scarf….the colors of the sea. Thanks sweet Cindy! I LOVE it!


Shanti from Sunshine Bliss sent me a beautiful wintry blue necklace and then when I won her giveaway, I got to choose the dream bracelet. Her charm bracelets are my favorite bracelets to wear. (I wear a couple of them together and they look great!) Her shop is HERE !


I won a giveaway at the Rusty Thimble and couldn’t resist ordering one of her Prim Santas, too! Thanks Brenda! Everything she makes is just awesome!


I won a book from Books and Life. I’m reading it and really enjoying it! Thanks Joy!


And out of the goodness of her heart, Kim from Happy @ Home sent me some Pixies! She knows I collect them and wanted to send me one. Surprise surprise…when I opened the package THREE had come to Florida to live! Thank you SO much sweet Kim! They are happy here in the lanai!


Then one day I got a package all the way from Northern Ireland!

Isn’t this Prim doll adorable? And look at the stitching in these precious tucks! They all smell sweet, too! I won this from Preferably Prim ! Thank you SO much!


Yesterday I got the Christmas edition of FOLK magazine that I won from Funky Junk. Thanks Donna! I subscribed, too! They have a fabulous deal going on right now!


I had an amazing month!

And yes I am blessed… I know!

Happy New Year everyone!



Clara said...

Happy New Year Diane! You had some wonderful wins and thank you for sharing.

Vintage Gal said...

Happy New Year Diane. What a wonderful Christmas you have had ;-) Enjoy ~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Aren't friends wonderful, especially those who know your taste, and enjoy sending magic across the miles? Oh how I also love your idea of the colors of the sea. My favorites.

Thank you so much for coming to visit me and it does mean so much to me that people are enjoying my work. LET ME TELL YOU, it was NOT EASY, but well worth it after I was done!!!

HAPPY 2013! Anita

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Diane, I think you must have been a very good girl this year to have all these wonderful things come your way! I love love love the little pixie elves!!! Here's hoping your 2013 is a fabulous year! Linda

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy New Year to a luck gal!!


Trace4J said...

Happy Colorful New Year!
I love Sarah Plain and Tall.
Woolie Love

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

A very Happy New Year. Your gifts are absolutely beautiful and how special. Like you, I treasure my gifts from bloggers. There is an added love attached to them.

I am off to paint the sea today. Our art show opens January 24 here at Indian Rocks Beach.


Helen xx

NanaDiana said...

Okay-I lost count of how many congratulations I should say....but will one BIG one do? CONGRATULATIONS! You had a banner year! Happy New Year and I hope you have many more wins in the upcoming year- xo Diana

Susan said...

You are one lucky lady...but for me, I'm the luckiest knowing you:-D Happy New Year, XOXO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your a very lucky lady and well deserved! Happy New Year and let the fun begin! Hugs, Linda

RURAL magazine said...

Happy New Year, and Sarah is one of my most favorite characters ever.


maddyrose said...

Happy New Year Diane. Oh my! You are indeed lucky. Let's hope 2013 brings you even more wonderful things. Warm hugs

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Sarah is a favorite of mine too! You are one lucky girl!I have never won a giveaway!Happy New Year!

Debby said...

These gifts are the best, aren't they. You had a fun and lucky year. Here is to more of the same.

sandy said...

Wow! You ARE blessed! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Wowawee. You did have a lucky month!!

Unknown said...

You are very blessed, but I also think lucky! My goodness all those treasures. Happy New Year my sweet friend. Looking forward to 2013!! Hugs your way. :D

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You really hit the jackpot! Such beautiful little gifts that anyone would be proud to have! May your New Year be filled with much happiness. Hugs.

Unknown said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Elizabeth

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Wishing you the very best in 2013!
Love all of your goodies!

Della said...

Happy New Year Diane! You had a super year in 2012! May 2013 be just as lucky!

Introverted Art said...

Diane, how amazing a package all the way from Ireland. This is what I love most about the blogging world: all these frontiers shortened by the internet.

Vee said...

Oh, yes, you are blessed! We're all very blessed who blog I think. What sweet wins all. You might run out of room!

DearHelenHartman said...

I'm sending you all my best wishes, it's not something you can put on your shelf but hope you enjoy them. If Not I am going to make you give them back - you know I will.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, Diane! You sure are blessed! That is wonderful! Just look at all those wonderful things. I wish the best this New Year and look forward to more posts!

Donna said...

Wow, you have had a great string of luck! Happy new year, sweetie!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, you have had an amazing month. How fun! And I'm happy for you. These things are just so uplifting - and so fun to see what others are doing. Have a wonderful 2013, Diane.

The Boston Lady said...

So much goodness, Diane! I love them all. Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm just getting back to visiting my bloggy friends after traveling and entertaining guests! Ann

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats on your wins and other goodies!! Love your scraf...I've been making those too. They are so fun to make!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes indeed, you are blessed, Diane! What wonderful gifts you won and I know you treasure each and every one. Happy New Year blessings to you!!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year My friend !
Lovely sea colors indeed you are lucky

The Rusty Thimble said...

Sweet Gifts, Love the colors of the Sea.

Happy New Year Diane

Christine said...

You sure had a bountiful and blessed Christmas with so many wonderful wins! Thanks so much for the mention!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Diane, you have been a lucky gal! What great giveaways you've won. Congratulations! Thank you so much for your prayers for our grandson. He is struggling, but he is a strong, but tiny, fighter. Happy New Year! laurie

Unknown said...

That's so nice to get so many gifts for Christmas! You're lucky! :)