Friday, November 30, 2012

~Look What Came in the Mail~

Hi there!  I don't know about you, but it took me several days to recoup from all the acitivities leading up to and into the Thanksgiving holiday. I had alot of other things going on besides getting ready for our family get-together and it truly was a blessing to have most of my family here   We had a wonderful time.  I could've done without all the other distractions as I was wiped out once the weekend came.  And then I hit the floor running again this's appointment in the big city that takes about half my day.  And then I had to go to the hair salon twice.  Yes, twice!!  I wanted to add some more blondish highlights (to camouflage all my gray) and it came out really, REALLY blonde.  Couldn't even tell they were highlights. :/  So, I had to go back yesterday for another two-hour session to tone down the blonde and bring back some of the dark brown.  I ended up with some color streaks that weren't supposed to cherry coke type coloring!  I don't do cherry coke!!  lol  I can't decide whether or not I like it but I'll live with it for a while.  I'll have to show you a before and after picture to see what you think.  On top of that, I haven't even started Christmas shopping and am only about halfway done with the decorating.  I want my merry-go-round to slow down a bit.

Anyways, that's not what this post is about, is it?  A few weeks ago, Heather from Post Road Vintage, had a very generous giveway...$100 to spend in her online store!!  Generous, right?  Well, of course, I threw my name in the hat and guess what?  I won!!  My choices came in the mail over the weekend.  Wanna see what I picked?

 These are the items that I chose.  Quite a loot, huh?.

 This lovely handmade coat rack made with a very wide piece of decorative wood molding. I've got it leaning against my old singer sewing machine so you can see that it's quite large.  Look at those hooks!  I love the detailing.  Yes, those are fish.

Those little thingamabobs sitting on top of the coat rack are soap dispenser lids that Heather creates using reproduction zinc style mason jar lids.  I chose a couple of the soap foaming designs. She also sells the lids with the blue mason jars but I've already got some and wanted to use them.

 Recently, Heather started making her own soaps....Lavender Milk.  She had this little bar wrapped in old paper and tied with twine.  Goodness, the fragrance that came off the soap was absolutely lovely.  I've never used handmade soaps (though I've been wanting to try them) so I'm anxious to give it a whirl.

Publication preview
 On top of having a blog and creating items for her online store, Heather publishes a lovely magazine (available as an e-zine or in hard copy) called Homebound.  It is filled with farmhouse living decorating, crafting ideas and tips from herself as well as other bloggers who contribute to make this possible.  And the photography is really gorgeous  She was gracious enough to include a copy of the magazine and, I must say, it is very nice.  I love it! 

I received some really nice items, didn't I?  How this girl can do all this absolutely amazes me.  She has five children (the newest being born just a few months ago), lives on a farm with a few animals and strives to live the country way of life.  If you are not familiar with her blog, Post Road Vintage, I encourage you to pay her a visit.  Don't forget to check out her online store and magazine.  You'll be glad you did.

Well, the weekend is here and I've got to finish decorating the house and making the handmade ornaments that I've been working on inbetween all the busyness that's been happening around here lately.  I look forward to showing you those next week.

Have a lovely weekend~
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Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

After everyone being sick around here I've been behind too. Hope you get lots done this weekend.

Cindy said...

Hello dear Velma,
You won a fabulous giveaway, lucky you!
I love the coatrack and the soap. I have never seen her blog, I'll have to go over and check it out.
I hope you're feeling rested after the Holiday.
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Hello dear Velma,
You won a fabulous giveaway, lucky you!
I love the coatrack and the soap. I have never seen her blog, I'll have to go over and check it out.
I hope you're feeling rested after the Holiday.
Hugs, Cindy

Melinda said...

Wow you did good!
Hope things slow down soon.


Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Congrats on such a lovely giveaway!
I'm popping over to Heather's now. You've piqued my interest!

My Vintage Mending said...

Lucky did well. We are still working on finishing up Christmas decorating this weekend..smiles..Renee

Linda Stubbs said...

Oh my, how fun for you!!!!! It is beautiful! I know you will find a sweet place for are blessed and thankful the Lord did that for you!

Hugs to you sweet lady! Linda

Betty Sneeringer said...

You are a blessed girl - getting those nice things! I have wondered how your health is since you shared the challenges you face. Take care of yourself through these busy times.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a haul you made! Great choices, too. Congrats on your win, too. . .I keep entering them but never win. . .One day. . .lol
Hug from the Farmhouse,

Kerin said...

Hi my friend..
how fun to have won that great stuff.
I've never been to her site, so I'll have to check it out.

Hope you are having a warm and bright Christmas season.

Warm wishes...


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