Monday, February 8, 2010

Christmas in February?


Well it sure felt like it yesterday when I checked the mail and a box from far away arrived chock full of lovely goodies!!

My name was recently drawn as the winner of a giveaway over at my friend Spencer’s blog Bellamere Cottage!!!

Spencer is such a wonderfully talented, warm-hearted lady, and I’m so glad we met in blogland.  She has an incredible eye for whatever is pretty and cozy, and has gifted hands to help her create all manner of beautiful things for her cottage home.  Go say Hi, won’t you??!!

She sent me some of her handiwork and some other treasures and pleasures!!

She wrapped the box perfectly and doodled a lovely flower design all around my address.  Details…I just love attention to detail, and Spencer covered it all!!

Look at all of this WONDERFULNESS!!

Her precious note card!!


OOO---AAAHHH!!!  I wish there was smell-e-vision!!!  All these things smell amazing!!  What did you spritz them with Spencer??


I love this felt heart she made!  Look at the detail!!


Vintage ribbon hanger…{sigh…}


And if you look around the piece the buttons (look like vintage, too) are on, you can see little iridescent beadwork!! 

Going GIDDY over the delightful details!!


A cute photo frame with ribbon flowers!


BE STILL MY HEART!!  Handmade by Spencer potholders!!!
These just make my heart sing!!


A pretty little bit of charm…


Are you beginning to get a feel for Spencer and her talent??


ADORABLE vintage red checkered tablecloth!!
This has inspired me to get some pieces to use with it for coffee, or lunch with friends!



A bright cheerful dish towel from Crate and Barrel.  Yes, I do have a thing for pretty dishtowels.  Shhhh!  Not an addiction…just a thing, ok??!!


And finally, a sweet vintage handmade potholder that Spencer says NOT to use to handle hot pots!!  OUCH!!!  Just a pretty to enjoy!!


Oh Spencer…(I call her cupcake because she is so sweet!)
Thank you SO very much!!  You have no idea how this brightened my day!  You are a  sweet blessing, my friend!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my goodies! 
Praying that you all will have a great week!!

Love ya!!



  1. Oh blessed you are! God smiled down upon you by way of Spencie and you found His favor.

    Will you share?

    I'll take that little white heart.

    Love to you~



  2. Hi Girlie,
    All your goodies are so neat. I love the red
    tablecloth and all of it really. So nice, and I know it cheered you right up. Surprises are always wonderful.
    Good talking with you today, and hope you and Maddie are feeling better.
    Love ya, Nellie

  3. Ahhhhhhhhh.......My sweet Becky.....You are so dear....and made me cry! I'm so happy you were pleased..........don'tcha just love that smell? It's a Bath and Body Works spritz called Sea Island Cotton.....It's really a personal body spray, but I love the smell of it so much I spray it all over the place. YUM! I'm so blessed to have been part of cheering up your day....

    Get really, really well soon sweet girlie!

    Huggies and Lovies,

  4. G'eve Becky ~ How lucky you are to receive Spencer's giveaway. Such wonderful gifts. Spencer is a very special lady ... so are you.

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a beautiful week.
    Hugs, Marydon

  5. Hi Becky,
    What a wonderful package of beautiful things you got. The pot holders are so warm and homey. Sounds like your week started off well.

  6. What a lovely bunch of goodies you have there Becky! Lucky girl.

    Hope you are feeling better dear!

  7. Love all that awesome stuff!! Soooo pretty!! I can feel your smile from here:)

    Congrats on your winning the giveaway! So fun to get a package in the mail. Enjoy your treasures!:)

    Take care, and have a great week!

  8. Beautifulness, a wonderful way to brighten your day.

  9. Becky,
    How fun and exciting for you! Such pretty things. I LOVE that heart. Hope your still getting better every day. So happy the Lord has blessed you with all of this. Have a wonderful week. Love and hugs, Debbie

  10. So nice to receive such thoughtful gifts!

  11. What a lovely 'catch'...guess living near the ocean, you are bound to 'reel in' some good catches! happy you won such a nice box of goodies!

    blessings and hugs,


  12. Oh my word, I love it all! How sweet she is!

  13. Some truly beautiful items; she is obviously a very dear friend.

    CJ xx

  14. congrats! everything is beautiful!

  15. Hello Becky, I am 'giddy' too over such a beautiful giveaway. All of it is gorgeous. Lucky sunshiny you. Perfect timing as you are recovering from surgery. A bit of fun and surprise to cheer you up.

    Today we had CC spayed and we will pick her up this afternoon. I just rec'd the call that she is fine. Our poor little girl. How can one love a puppy so much!!! Now she too will be in recovery!

    Take care of yourself my dear friend.

    Love xoxo, Jeanne

  16. What a lovely package! She is a very talented lady! I know it made your day and I pray you are recoving well from your surgery! Take care dear friend. Hugs, Elena

  17. Oh I am so glad after being cooped up that you received such a pretty box of goodies!! God must have known you needed a little cheer!! I too have a thing for vintage lovelies - they inspire me to be the best homemaker ever - just like my Grandma!!!

    Have a wonderful week - gaining strength and energy!!


  18. You lucky girl or should I say blessed girly. You are deserving of it all.
    Hope you are feeling better and better.

  19. Becky thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my posts on marriage and Valentine's Day Thoughts. I am so happy to hear from you always. You are my Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm!

    With God everything is possible. Without Him nothing is possible. You and Rand are the prefect example of a happily married couple that blesses the lives of so many. Especially your kids! When we are not happy in marriage...everything suffers because there is no way it won't seep out of your heart into the lives of everyone you touch. When the core of your life is right...everyone feels the light.

    I am so happy that you won Spencer's Give Away. Isn't she a sweetheart? I love her blog and the music she picks..oh my goodness. She is so talented and I love the name Cupcake for her ~she is so sweet!! I love that little white die for! It could not have happened to a better person! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas in February. You get well and Maddie too. Jim is sick too, I have been sleeping on the couch. Ugh! Love you...B

  20. What a lovely gift package! I can see why it brightened you day so well. Spencer is very talented and patient, too since she puts so much detail into her work. I know you will enjoy!

  21. Hello Becky,
    Congratulations on winning the give away! You certainly deserved a pick me up! All of the gifts look so nice. I myself got a surprise in the mail from a fellow blogger; you wouldn't happen to know anything about that, would you? :)
    What a blessing! Isn't it neat how when we need a little something extra, God lays us on someones heart or lets us win a drawing or something. You are such a blessing and a bright spot in my life and I'm thankful for you!
    I pray you are still feeling better. We are having winter again here in MS. Our neighbors about 25 miles from us got about 6 inches of snow. We didn't get any, but it is sure cold! They are giving out a wind chill of 0 tonight. I'll be inside with the heat watching Biggest Loser! :) Have a great night dear friend. I pray you know how sweet and special we all think you are!


  22. Hi Becky,
    Girl! you really have some beautiful gifts there. I will go check her blog.
    Hope you are continuing to get your strength back, and healing well.
    Hugs, and Blessings,

  23. I should enter more giveaways. My friends win the best stuff. Makes me jealous. I collect vintage pot holders. I'll post my collection someday.

    I used to be an artist until the kids were born. I took many water color classes. It was tricky and it takes lots of practice, but it's not to difficult. I like DVD's too for the same reason. We stopped and started you tube videos a 1,000 times to learn knitting.

    I hope to get to Jacksonville soon. We should get together. Isn't that where you live?

  24. Becky,
    Congratulations on winning Spencer's beautiful giveaway!! The details she adds to her pretties are really beautiful!

    Thank you so much for visiting me today!
    Appreciate so much the kind comments you left!


  25. Wow, I love all your new treasures! Very pretty!

    Enjoy them and have a great week!

  26. All beautiful...

    Gracious and generous heart your friend has.

    Love you.

  27. Oh, Becky! I'm so glad you won this giveaway, and I adore Spencer! She's the best! Look at all of your lovely things she sent you, and you deserve every single one of them!


    Sheila :-)

  28. Congratulations on winning!!! And I have a thing for cute dishtowels as well! Got some last weekend and I keep telling the kids not to use the ones hanging on the stove!

    Hope you're enjoying a good day! We've had tons of snow. Tons. Was without power for a few hours, which was awful. The snow plow guy got stuck in my driveway and had to call a tow truck to get him out. Now the wind is blowing something fierce.

    Is the year over yet???

  29. What lovely items you won! I especially like the vintage red things.

    Hope you are bouncing back from your surgery by now.



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