Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Downton Abbey Pillows and Scrapbooking supplies!

What do these have in common?

They both came from sweet blog buddies!

My friend from Olive Out sent me these pillows!

They’re my Downton Abbey pillows!


Oh my! I admired them when I saw them in person at her shop and I ‘may’ have mentioned it a few times in passing. She sent them to me as a gift!!!


The link is HERE to the post I did about her shop at Ridge Spring Antiques.

Aren’t they perfect on my red sofa?


And Twyla and Lindsey from Two Crazy Crafters sent me these wonderful scrapbooking supplies when I won their giveaway.


Be sure and visit them SOON! They are sharing old fashioned Valentines every day on their blog!

I know what you’re going to say….Yes, I know I’m lucky AND blessed!


Are you enjoying Downton Abbey this season? WE ARE! Well, except for that one show that I don’t think I can ever watch all the way through again!


This paper even looks like my pillows!

Thanks to my sweet blog buddies!

And Vee at A Haven for Vee is having a Downton Abbey Discussion today! Come and join in!


Montanagirl said...

Those pillows look great on your red sofa!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, Love your pillows and they are perfect on your red sofa.
How nice of you friend to make them a gift to you.
Beautiful goodies you won too. You will have fun creating with them.
We are so enjoying DA this season too.
Enjoyed your post below creating your banner. You are so talented.

Have a blessed day.

LBP said...

I love your Downton Abbey pillows! They really do look great on your red sofa. Yeah, I know which episode you mean, and I won't watch it again either. I love the show though!



TexWisGirl said...

you are a lucky lady with great friends!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So glad you are enjoying the supplies, Diane! We are a bit behind on Downton Abbey. Lindsey just got the first two seasons and getting into it. Have a nice day! Twyla

Vee said...

Just lost a great long comment...trying the pillows and the win! Wonderful gifts. Thank you for the link love!

Susie said...

The pillows are beautiful!! They really look good on your sofa. Hope you are staying warm. xoxo Susie

Jane and Chris said...

I've been unable to comment on your blog for ages...I think Blogger sorted themselves out today!!
Yes, that episode...quite the shocker.
Jane x

Linda H said...

Lovely pillows, they are perfect!

E. Beth. said...

what a fun statement piece. i love Downton Abbey. my favorite one is Maggie Smith - i love her humor & her zigger comments. ( :

Stephanie said...

Lovely items for a lovely lady :) I love the pillows and can see why you liked them as well. And have fun with your scrap booking supplies - I know you will make something wonderful with them. Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love those pretty pillows and the scrapbook paper is so pretty! I used to scrap but haven't done it in years. Have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzan said...

Awesome pillows!! Downton Abbey has bit me too! I had a lamp shade that looked bare until I sewed a frilly fringe around it. And YES!! Love DA!!
BTW- think you need to go buy a lottery ticket with your good luck!

Kathy said...

What lovely things. I love the pillows -- so pretty on your red sofa. I'm heading over to Vee's blog to join in the discussion. Love Downton Abbey -- well except for the end of that one episode.

Donna said...

You sure do have uncanny luck when it comes to giveaways, LOL! Love the pillows - they look perfect on your sofa. And yes, we've been enjoying the series this year!


Lovely Downton Abbey pillow. They certainly brighten up your sofa.. I also love your Heart Banner.. Hugs Judy

Susan said...

I had a sofa in that material! We are so much alike, XOXO

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those pillows are beautiful!! How sweet she sent them as a gift.

Maggie Ann said...

Your couch and pillows are beautiful! Sorry to say I have given up Downton Abbey after the way the last season ended. I enjoy the Midwives for the most part still. I was enjoying visiting blogs this morning and clicked onto your blog. How pretty everything is...=)

Olive said...

My goodness Diane the pillows are perfect for that pretty red sofa. Thank you for the shout out. Downton Abbey is at once good and exasperating. xo, olive

Catherine Holman said...

Lucky lady! I love those pillows. I would join you at Vee's today, but I'm still watching season 2.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh what fabulous pillows! That Olive a such a sweetheart, love her blog! I am enjoying Downton Abbey, sure did not like that episode you are talking about! I may have to check out that discussion!

acorn hollow said...

I so love Downton Abby your pillows look a lot like the fabric on my love seat in our kitchen. So lucky to have such lovely gifts

Musings from Kim K. said...

Those pillows really are fantastic on your red sofa! Aren't you a lucky lady with all your special gifts. Blogging friends really are the most generous kind of friends. Stay cozy. I'm back at work but the girls are still home from their schools. Good thing I have a built-in babysitter.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, lucky you and your Dowton Abbey pillows! So pretty and I love Dowton too. Have a nice day.

Acorn to Oak said...

I don't watch that show but those pillows are beautiful! :-)

Karen said...

Those pillows are beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

Can you believe I've never seen Downtown Abbey before? I was told that I must watch it. Your pillows are so pretty, and I love the different roses on them.

~Sheri said...

Hi Diane,
What a lovely gift. Your cushions are so beautiful.. I love rose patterns. They look great on your sofa. Adds that extra little touch.
Downton Abbey has finished here now.
Enjoy your discussions.
Your giveaways are really lovely.
happy wed.
val x x x

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Evening Diane,I can feel your excitement at receiving the Downton Abbey cushions as a gift. They sit beautifully on your settee. Not only that, but some beautiful paper supplies.... it was meant to be, as the paper looks just like your cushions.
Have fun with them.
Best Wishes

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What wonderful gifts, Diane! I have pillows that I made out of that same fabric, which I love. You are blessed. xo

Geraldine said...

nice pillows and I LOVE your sofa, what a great color and style.

sending lots of hugs, G

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the Valentine header Diane and the cushions look awesome on the red sofa. Great crafty win too, you'll have fun creating.
Ah, Downton Abbey, rather unsettling plot twists this season.

ann said...

Love the red pillows. I am a person of pink passion; however, I have been channeling my wilder side (my mother's side) with loving red. I have not gotten hooked on Downton Abbey. Is there something wrong with me? I am a English nerd (masters in English Lit), but somehow this show has not hooked me.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful pillows...they do look like they came out of Downton Abbey.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

They look wonderful and yes you are one lucky lady! :) I wondered if you had the freeze down there or were at least cold but your room looks warm and cozy!

I don't have cable / I have Downton Abbey preordered thru Amazon and it is supposed to ship at the end of the month...saved 15.00 by preordering and can't wait! I have the other 3 seasons on DVD and I'll bet I've watched them all 3x! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The pillows look fabulous on your sofa! Love the scrapbooking stuff....and yes!!! you are a lucky lady! Hugs!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your new pillows are beautiful and very appropriate for the DA season, Diane. You sure are lucky and blessed at winning give-aways on blogs. :) Enjoy your evening. Pam

Botanic Bleu said...

Your pillows are perfect for your red sofa.

Yes, I am watching Downton Abbey and enjoying it so much that I started a Downton Abbey board on my Pinterest.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I need to check out that show - everyone is talking about it!

September Violets said...

Those cushions are fabulous! Love the rich colours there, and they look so good on your couch. You have been a lucky girl! I'm not watching DA until it comes out in a whole season on DVD ... so don't spoil! Wendy x

RURAL said...

You have some lovely gifts, and those pillows are cute. Diane, of course you would have a red sofa, it's needed to go with your bubbly personality.


Brenda Pruitt said...

Bloggers, I've found, are very generous folks!

Jill said...

My daughter gave me three seasons of Downton for Christmas, I'm still on the first season, love it!!

Yes, you are so lucky when it comes to draws!

NanaDiana said...

Those are some fantastic pillows and I LOVE Downton Abbey. It has been a good season so far. I hoe they can continue it for several seasons yet. I cheated and just bought the DVD set for SEason 4...shhhh...I haven't told the hubster

Great win of scrapbooking stuff and the pillows are GREAT! xo Diana

annie said...

beautiful pillows!!!! wow! look great on that red sofa! and great supplies! good for you!

I am watching online, I hated that episode and I am off that one forever. If they were all like that ,I would be off the series forever! too!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks great on your lovely red couch.

Kathy said...

Those pillows are perfect on your sofa, you lucky girl!

camp and cottage living said...

I love your Downtown Abby pillows, Diane. I have DA curtains!
Also the sweet scrapbooking gifts!
You have been blessed, for sure.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love the pillows!

Anonymous said...

I am totally in love with that red sofa of yours! Oh my and those pillows... they are the bees knees, (giggle)! It's great to have dear friends like that isn't it?! :D
Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P

Anonymous said...

The pillows are lovely! You have some talented and sweet blog friends. I would love to make some lovely Valentine cards and I love seeing the vintage cards.
Hope you have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

DIANE!!! You have got to be the blog giveaway queen! hahaha I am officially dubbing you with this title. YAY!! I love it when you share all the goodies that you win and that you receive from bloggy friends. For me, one of the most special things about blogging is how my home has been filled with such warm sentiments and lovely reminders of beautiful souls.
I love the pillows with your gorgeous red sofa.
I wish I could watch DA one of these days. I've missed most of it and feel I'd be so lost that I never make the effort to catch up.
So, this curious mind needs to know what the one show you can't watch again is all about. You can't leave me hanging like that, sis. ;)
Catching up with your posts.

Lesa said...

YAY! I can leave a comment today! I'm thrilled! Get ready for another giveaway prize you've won. I'll be checking my email for your addy and get the book in the mail right away. Congratulations on those wonderful other goodies too!

suziqu's thread works said...

Some lovely gifts you have received here!
I just love the richness and design of the beautiful tasselled cushions which are perfect for your couch!
Thanks for your lovely visit,

Jacqueline said...

The pillows are beautiful and so are the craft supplies. How fun to receive such wonderful things.
Yes, I didn't like that episode either and I don't like seeing Anna hurt but I am surprised that I am liking it as well as I am without Matthew!

Art and Sand said...

We were skiing in Utah last week so I am just catching up with blogs. The internet in the hotel was really weak which surprised me because it was a Marriott.

1. LOVE the heart banner.

2. LOVE the fabric of the Downton Abbey pillows.

3. We don't have cable so I bought season 4 of DA on my apple tv and just caught up last night. I am not sure why Anna had to be hurt because she is about the sweetest character on the show.

4. ARe you getting any of the southern blizzard?

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I think I'm the only living person who hasn't watched that show! I need to get with it.

The pillows are a fabulous match. You have some very nice friends :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful! Very English!

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

Those pillows are great looking on your couch..I love your couch too! I've watched DOwnton since the beginning and I was shocked really that PBS would have a scene of that type.
I like Doc Martin you get that?
I have a thing for roses all of a sudden...I like the paper you received too. What are you going to do with it all?