So I am sad...and ashamed to admit the following news to all of my giveaway participants...
I had based my entire giveaway theme on this adorable jar of "Creme Brulee" bath salts, that were going to be included in this decadent package of goodies. I've had so many entrants and have been waiting anxiously for the 10th...when I will be announcing the lucky winner.
I "carefully" put all of the items in a large envelope...tucked "safely" away in my laundry room/Renoir's toy box room...HUGE MISTAKE!!! The package was not sealed and placed on the bottom of a large shelf...the perfect height for a curious canine...
I woke up the other day to this scene of the crime:
I was devastated to say the least!!! When I questioned the criminal on the horrific offense...his response...silence! And a tilt of the head...I quickly went out to see if I could replace the damaged goods...but alas...none could be found!!! But...wait...there is good news! I was able to acquire some delightful replacements...Creme Brulee Bubble Bath and Lip Balm!!! The lucky winner will now receive the following items in place of the "Renoir chewed" bath salts...
and he wishes to extend his sincerest apologies... ;) as do I!
On another note...I have recently acquired a new favorite website!!! I met Polly, of Counting Your Blessings, awhile back when she requested to post my blog logo on a post she was doing about romance. I was, of course, thrilled with the idea and have thoroughly enjoyed visiting her blog ever since. Just this week, she opened her brand new site (with a design by Avalon Rose...which is stunning!): I had such a fabulous time checking out all her pages filled with lovely photos and products...and when I saw this collection of vintage tarnished flatware...I had to have it!!!
Polly wrapped these up so beautifully too...which made it even more fun...like opening a present!
Each one is a fantastic statement of aged beauty...
I can't wait to use them in my decorating vignettes in the future!
Polly and I have been discussing how much we love the tarnished finish...in our opinion, it is far more beautiful and charming than if each had been cleaned up and polished!
Thanks Polly!!! You're the best!
The same day that I bought from Counting Your Blessings...I decided to browse through some of Polly's favorite links and found another "must have" item for sale at The Hope Jar...
This fantastic vintage fleur-de-lis ceiling tile! Joshua and I are quick to buy anything with a fleur-de-lis...and we both love antique tin ceiling tiles and architecture... I even love the aged patina of the back...and will probably rotate between both sides when I redecorate!
Since I haven't posted much from my new site lately...I thought I would showcase some of my newest "Paper Goods."
These unique and vintage-inspired notecards, feature antique illustrated chandelier drawings by Thomas Sheraton, ca. 1793. The textured ivory paper they are printed on has a lovely "antique" feel to it. They also make lovely art pieces!
A charming vintage find that will be available later today, is these floral Hallmark placecards...also textured, with a cut-out flower on one side. I have two sets of 35 each, still in the original packaging!
And if you are throwing a party for four...or just enjoy collecting vintage invitations...I have a set of four party invites from "The Pollyanna Line." They were never used and are so itty-bitty and cute!!!
Only two more days to enter my Creme Brulee giveaway...so if you haven't entered yet...be sure to head over and sign my guestbook! Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!