Where is everybody? Did everyone get so caught up on Twitter and Facebook that blogging is going by the wayside? I hope not. As for me, I still love blogging. I have tried leaving my snippets on Twitter and commenting on Facebook but my heart is still in blogging. You don't need to "find" me to visit me here. No m'am.....not at all! And with that, let's get on with business here at The Vintage Nest for I have a sweet for you today. :)
I won a give-away a week or so ago and in no time at all it was at my doorstep. Lickity split, just like that, all the way from Ireland. Opening it up was so much fun......out spilling a riot of ice cream and cupcake colors. It was like opening up a candy store in a box. Ms. Margie, at Margie's Crafts blog, decided to have a give-away just because she wanted to celebrate all the joy, friendship and love she has received through her blog. I love that and wish to pass that joy on to someone else with my own GIVE-AWAY today. But first you have to read the rest of this blog.... no scrolling down now! .... (grin). Margie had included some hand made favors that she had made for her daughter's wedding in France....sweet little pieces of confection crafted from vintage items and Cath Kidston fabric. She also included a hand made book cover made by hers truly too. I have to tell you I feel so special as I have never had a beautiful book cover for my reading materials. An apple green stars Cath Kidston oil cloth tote bag, a pretty tea cloth and a fabulous CK mug rounded out this collection. Annnnnnd it was all wrapped up in the prettiest CK wrapping too. I have a feeling that pretty wrapping will work it's way into one of my crafted items down the road. Thank you Margie for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
Margie also bestowed upon me, to my pleasure, the "Premio Meme and One Lovely Blog Award". Whew....that's a mouth full. With the acceptance of this award I am supposed to tell 7 things about my personality or me. I haven't done a meme in a long, long time so here goes:
1. I don't like subways or public transportation.
2. I refuse to wait in line to get a table at a restaurant, preferring to leave and go somewhere else.
3. Even though vintage and antique is my love, one of the favorite pieces in my home is a steel modern chair.
4. I love squeaky floors and screen doors.
5. One of my favorite sites is a huge, huge American flag on the road into town.
6. I have never used an ATM machine.
7. I have fallen in love with a new flavor of ice cream this summer called Birthday Cake.
I won't pass this on to 7 people like I am supposed to but will let any one who wants to take this award and run with it do so. We would love to hear 7 things about each and every one of you. (I can hear your collective sighs of relief now. :)
Premio Meme and One Lovely Blog Award
I think I must have been a real good girl lately as I also won another give-away just yesterday. What fun! Erin, at the FairieMoon blog did a 100th post Blog-o-rific party and I won one of her cherry pit dolls....yes...I said cherry pit dolls. She makes these adorable creatures out of cherry pits and hand carves the bodies. Aren't they amazing? She sells them in her etsy shop. Thank you Erin for including me in your wonderful give-away. From this:
She makes this:
And now to pass on Margie's "Sharing the Love" give-away. I am happy to give to "you" this fabulous jumbo tote by Two's Company. From their "Cupcakes & Cartwheels" sweet and whimsical collection. This is a fabulous take along shopping and grocery bag tote and it also comes with a smaller insulated thermal tote too (for those cold items) or your lunch. And on the larger tote there is a big inside zippered pocket. Charming bag to use on a picnic too. You will love this. And of course you know since it's coming from The Vintage Nest, it has to have a bird on it. And what a bird...he's a very Frenchy red polka dotted bird and there are roses too. yeahhhhh....roses! If you don't have a blog...that's okay....just make sure I have some way of contacting you to get your address if you win. On my last give-away some lovely people entered but didn't give me any way to contact them. Give-away starts now! On your mark...get set...GO! Okay...just playing! I will draw the winner next Tuesday, July 28th and post the winner on the 29th.
Have a great and sweet week everyone and I'll see you for Pink Saturday!