Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Good Mail

It's a rainy, dark, cozy May morning. We've actually heard a bit of thunder this morning, my favorite kind of rainy spring day! I stepped outside for just a second to snap a picture of our snaggly old tree out by the chicken coop all wreathed in tiny soft green leaves.  Sadly, that tree is slated to be removed this summer, along with a few more that are half dead.  They are box elder trees, and anyone who has them can attest they are a hot mess.
 But for now, I'm enjoying the beauty in even this half dead old tree.
 Guess what? I got some sweet mail last week. I won a lovely giveaway over at The Inspired Room. She teamed with Dayspring who was giving away 10 pieces of this adorable dinnerware to 3 winners, and I was one of them!  I didn't really need all 10 pieces, but I have one daughter getting ready to set up her own household and one who has been married just a year and a half so I gave them some of the prize.
For myself, I chose this pretty pedestal cake plate,
 A beautiful big serving platter,
 and two of these handy serving bowls.  We had Earl's Uncle over for dinner last night with Victoria and her fiancĂ©. This is one of the serving bowls with a salad of mixed greens, strawberries, feta cheese and pecans. Yummy and pretty :>)
 The kind folks at Dayspring even threw in a couple boxes of these cool chalkboard place cards that should come in handy for labeling drinks and desserts at the wedding this fall.
 Lauren chose the tea set and butter dish,
 Victoria chose a platter and serving bowl like mine as well as a gorgeous deep serving bowl and a great pitcher.  I love the sentiments of gratitude on these dishes and the fact that they are fairly simple and white means we can use them with a lot of table settings.
I love giveaways, and in the 7+ years that I have been blogging I have won many items that I use all over my home, and each item reminds me of a far away friend that I haven't yet met but who I consider a kindred spirit :>)
Have you ever won a giveaway? What is the favorite thing you have won?


  1. What wonderful pieces. Yes, I have won some lovely giveaways. Hugs,

  2. What fun! Congratulations! I love the pieces you and your girls chose. They will make everyone feel so special when they sit at your tables.

  3. Those are all wonderful! Congrats on your win. Oh, yes, I have been blessed to win a number of pretty things and I so enjoy them in my home. I look at them and remember who sent them. It's all very special.

    Kathy, your header is stunning!

  4. How lucky you are! You got some wonderful and meaningful serving pieces. Yes I've won from other bloggers several times. Blogging friends tend to love similar thing and are a generous group. :)

  5. Very pretty! So nice of you to share with your girls. I'm sure they will always treasure them.

  6. Giveaways are always so much fun to win, and especially to share. I have won fabric in the past and have really enjoyed sharing it with friends. :o) Your pieces are gorgeous and how precious that both your girls will have them as well in their own homes. :o)
    Have a lovely day. Trish xo

  7. The pieces are so charming! I especially love the aqua color and scalloped artwork. I don't enter giveaways very often, but I once won a little package of goodies from a blogger in France for guessing what a French antique gadget was used for. I love a mystery!

  8. Lovely dishes. I won a "pay-it-forward" pouch. It's sweet and pretty. I usually don't enter but this one grabbed my heart. Now I get to PIF for someone this year.

  9. How wonderful! Enough to share! I have won a couple but nothing so exciting as this. I am sure you will enjoy for many years.

  10. I love Dayspring products! And this is another wonderful line.
    Congrats on your win, and your daughters too.
    I think I've won two drawings in my blogging years. I agree, they are sweet reminders of those who sent them!

  11. Those are very nice pieces! Dayspring always has such lovely things.Loved the peak into your yard!

  12. Oh, those are lovely! Congratulations! ~Angela~

  13. What an awesome all the pieces.
    I just won the most beautiful teapot and am working on a post about it.
    hugs to you...and Happy Mothers Day.

  14. WOW!!!! That is the best give-away to win, ever! I love those pieces. Just beautiful! - Dori -


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