Thursday, November 15, 2012

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!

Although there is frost on the grass and the temps. are chilly, the sun is shining here in the beautiful State of Michigan and that is a GOOD thing.  If you are just rising, I hope you will grab that first cup of coffee and check out my post as I share some pics of some wonderful goodies I won a few days ago from one of our overseas blogging friends, Goedele, of Belgium.  You will love her blog, THE GINGERBREAD GEM.  She has lots of vintage shabby chic decorating ideas and shares them with all of us.  She has just recently been asked to write some decorating articles for 24 HOMES, an e-zine that specializes in shabby chic vintage decor.  Congratulations, Goedele; that is certainly a wonderful honor.

Here are the goodies I received from Goedele's giveaway: 


The "Small Spaces and Cozy Corners" is full of fun, decorating ideas and perfect for me as I have lots of small corners...ha!  And the vintage clothespins....well they started in the US, made their way to Belgium and are now back in the U.S.  And Goedele tells me that they were used by the Amish.  How awesome!!!  I just so happen to have the perfect little spot to display them.


This wonderful pumpkin that displays some of Goedele's crafting talent.  I love the look of the pumpkins covered with different fabrics and then decopaged.  The stem area is wrapped with jute twine.  It is really adorable and very chic.


And last, this primitive string of wooden red hearts that I have the perfect place to display.

Thank you so much, Goedele, for your generous gifts!  I certainly love them all.

I hope you will take the time to visit Goedele at THE GINGERBREAD GEM.  You won't be sorry.

On a little different note, I just wanted to share a picture of a diaper cake that I have been working on over the past couple of weeks.  Our nephew and his wonderful wife are expecting their first (a sweet baby boy) and the shower is Saturday.  WOO HOO!!!  I love baby showers.

 

hugs!
Carol

13 comments:

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh wow, all the way from Belgium, how cool.
I'm up, there's frost on the ground, I've had my one and only cup of coffee, and I've read your post :) Soon I've gotta get to work.
I love those diaper trees. What a clever gift for the new babies. Yours is a gem!
Hugs~Carol

sew.darn.quilt said...

You received some lovely gifts indeed! The diaper cake is amazing :)

Milly Me® Teddy Bears said...

Goodness me it seems that you have all the luck on your side Carol! What a great gift!

But I love that lovey diaper cake! Boy it's really looking great. I'm sure that the new-born parents will be in heaven.
Have a great shower!

Hugs, Thea x

Farmhouse prims said...

Congratulations on you winnings! What a wonderful giveaway! Love the diaper cake, how awesome. Hugs, Lecia

C. M. Designs said...

It's wonderful to have friends in foreign countries and also to receive lovely gifts from them. You're a special girl.
I love your diaper cake too. Your nephew and his wife will love it. I've seen some but they weren't as nice as yours..
Have fun at the shower..
Hugs, Charlotte in Va.

Mary said...

Love your new goodies Carol, isn't great how we can make friends all over the world without even leaving our homes(even in our pj's if we want heheh).....so awesome! When I get a chance I will hope over and check out your new friend's blog. Love the diaper cake......such talent you have for everything you make :)
Wishing you a wonderful day.
ps. will get a note off to you later tonight:)
Hugs Mary

Mary said...

Love your new goodies Carol, isn't great how we can make friends all over the world without even leaving our homes(even in our pj's if we want heheh).....so awesome! When I get a chance I will hope over and check out your new friend's blog. Love the diaper cake......such talent you have for everything you make :)
Wishing you a wonderful day.
ps. will get a note off to you later tonight:)
Hugs Mary

The Gingerbread Gem said...

I'm glad you like it so much. I got your email btw. How nice to see my pumpkin on the other side of the world!! I'm glad you got everything unwrapped. I think I exaggerated with the wrapping and tape! You never know what happens with it on the plane or boat.

Goedele

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your new goodies and that diaper cake is adorable!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Carol, wow, love your new goodies, wonderful gifts from so far away........Diaper cake is really cute, great job........Blessings Francine.

Prim Gal said...

I love seeing each and every creative idea that comes from artists. They always bring a smile to my heart. Beulah will fit perfectly here on the farm

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

It looks like you received some wonderful things. I really do love the diaper cake. Gosh you are so talented. I couldn't help but notice the room that the diaper cake was sitting in. Beautiful and so welcoming!!

Hugs
Iris

Linda said...

Greetings from Montreal, Canada. I just discovered your blog today and wanted to let you know how much I love it. The photos are great. I also absolutely love the design on your blog. I have never seen this as yet on Blogger. A fantastic layout, beautiful and very easy on the eyes.