Friday, November 8, 2013

Lucky Me

Last month, I wrote a post about some changes in our bedroom and I mentioned that I wanted to make some redwork pillows like the pillows I saw on Manuela's blog, A Cultivated Nest.


 Well, LUCKY ME for having such a sweet blog friend, Manuela ,who contacted me to say she would be sending me a package which arrived yesterday.


The sweet card looks like something right off of her blog as does the black and cream toile tissue paper.


Inside the package was a beautiful redwork Good Morning pillow on a lovely linen fabric.


And, its companion Good Night pillow came along for the ride.


They look so sweet on the bed.


The Good Morning and Good Night pillows replace a blue pillow and make me smile just to look at them.


You might think the reds don't coordinate with the painting over the bed, but we live in an art gallery with constantly rotating paintings - it might be something red next week.


When I began blogging, I never dreamed that I would become friends with so many people across the globe.


Not only did I receive the beautiful pillows from Manuela, but Kris from Junk Chic Cottage gifted me with a beautiful set of Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dishes ( I will write a post when I receive them) she won in a giveaway at Debbie Dos.


I am truly feeling "Lucky Me", not because of the pillows and the dishes, although the gifts are wonderful.


No, I am lucky because of all the people who visit my blog and leave sweet comments.

The gifts are icing on the cake. 

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44 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Carol, you are very deserving of the gifts. I love the pillows and they go so well in your bedroom. The dishes are also very pretty and colorful. Looking forward to seeing your dishes in a tablescape when you receive them. Kris is a very lovely person. I haven't been following Manuela @ The Cultivated Nest, but I will be in the future.
Yes, I have met so many wonderful blogging friends too. I was getting a little depressed before I started blogging, as I live alone and getting older. My friend Phyllis said you would love blogging - so that is how I got started and I love it. I spend many hours on my computer.
Better get to bed.
Mary

greenthumb said...

How very lucky you you are, so many lovely gifts.

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

How nice to receive such wonderful gifts! The pillows look great and will always mean so much because of how you received them! The dishes, too. I love when we can connect wonderful memories to things. Just love your home!! So cheery!

Poppy said...

Carol,

Manuela's pretty pillows look right at home, I think, in your bedroom. I love red, white, blue and ochre together. The dishes will also fit perfectly into your existing crockery, (as they would in MINE!;-)). How sweet of Manuela and Kris; you are indeed, lucky!

Poppy

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

Love the pillows, aren't they awesome?! What a nice gift. Our blogging friendships really do make up the joy of blogging.

Mary

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I really love the look of the red, white and gorgeous blues that Steve has captured on his art above the bed. Carol, you work wonders with the primary colors and I wouldn't know where to begin! How warm and lovely is your abode my friend, and aren't dear friends so precious?

Dawn said...

What darling pillows, I know red work is so popular right now.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lucky you! And the dishes to boot.
The best part is the friendship along the way.

Prince Snow Farm said...

I LOVE those pillows...they are so cheery and look PERFECT! I think they look great with the painting....as I am not big on MATCHY MATCHY!

Patty Antle said...

Oh wow, Carol! Such generous friends in blogland! Love the pillows too and the dishes are just wonderful!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love my blog friends, too! Each one is a present to hold and cherish!
w/L

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
You are one of the sweetest bloggers out there and I was so happy to gift my win of those dishes to you. They will look so pretty in your beautiful home. You are so generous and sweet with all the special treats and treasures you send to others so it is nice to see it is being returned to you. I love those pillows how perfect are those on your bed. I love the painting above the bed with the red. I think it looks great. Have a beautiful week end my sweet friend.
Kris

Karen L. Bates said...

Lucky you is right! Love those new additions to the bedroom! Adorable and how sweet is that? It's wonderful to have so many great blogging friends.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The pillows are perfect in your room and a wonderful friendship gift also! Oh those dishes will be perfect for you! I never dreamed when I started blogging that I would meet so many great folks and have the wonderful friendships I do! It has enriched my life!
hugs,
Linda

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The pillows are adorable! Well you are a nice lady and you know that they say 'like attracts like' :)

Kathy said...

We are ALL so lucky to have found this wonderful world of blogging and our tribe of like-minded friends!

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bobbie said...

All those goodies are scrumptious! Lucky you indeed!!

Anne said...

Those pillows are perfect on your bed Carol! I read about your dishes on Kris's post! That was so sweet! And they look perfect in your home!
xx
Anne

Alla said...

The pillows and the ceramics are indeed very sweet! And they match the style... I love your bedroom!! Everything fits together... i need to rethink my bedroom... And yes! I love this too about blogging making friends all over the globe!

a breath of fresh air said...

Wow you were lucky ......they were my favourite too, they look perfect :-)
Annie x

manuela carvalho said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Also enjoyed your stay and I follower! A hug from Portugal!

cemmanias.blogspot.com

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hi Carol,

So glad they arrived safely! They look perfect in your room! I was thinking that if you wanted/needed bigger pillows you could take the redwork fronts and sew them onto a bigger one.

Love those dishes! They're so you and love that painting!

Debby said...

Oh I love those pillows. Your bedroom is so cute. Love that painting. That guy has talent for sure.

fiona anderson said...

They look perfect, what a beautiful gift. I couldn't stop staring at Steve's painting above the bed, it's absolutely stunning. I think it tones in with the room perfectly, even if there isn't much red in it. The whole room is a reflection of the two of you.

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I think that what you are feeling is such a universal feeling among blogging sisters. I started blogging to post my crafts and to glean ideas from others. Never in a thousand years did I have any idea of the wonderful friendships that would come from this amazing media. I feel richly blessed. Oh, and your pillows are lovely, they have such a charming vintage look about them and you know that love was put into each and every stitch :)

chateau chic said...

What lovely gifts, Carol!! The redwork pillows are so pretty and are perfect in the bedroom!
Mary Alice

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing friends....and sweet sweet gifts! The pillows are just precious on your bed and the dishes will be so much fun. I feel the same way you do....the friendships are just the best! And you've been such a good friend to all of us, too! Sweet hugs!

Linda said...

What sweat friends the blogging world bring into our lives.

I don't comment often but I read every post.
Linda C in Seattle.

Paula said...

Hi sweet! What a nice friend! I got out some beautful mittens last night that were made by my blog friend Kimberly at Camp and Cottage Living. She sent them to me as a gift. We are lucky to have such nice friends!

CatieAn said...

very sweet pillows...yes...lucky you.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Lucky you! I love the pillows, they look like they were custom made just for your bed.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

At first glance, when I saw the pillow covers, I thought okay, will purchase! Haa.ha. Did not realize they were hand crafted. So beautiful. Who doesn't love linen .... the real stuff. I have many old pieces from grandma, auntie and even mom.

Lucky Carol!

from ....

Marcee/Illinois

Anonymous said...

Me too. Love that!

Marcee/Illinois

Ricki Treleaven said...

Bloggers are so kind (most of them are, anyway).....Your bedroom is so pretty! I love the red accents. :D

Jann Olson said...

Lucky you indeed! Such wonderful gifts and friends! Like you say, the gifts are the icing on the cake.
hugs,
Jann

My Garden Diaries said...

All I can say is that you nailed it! Isn't blogging so amazing that way!?!?! And yep those sweet gifts are icing on the cake! I was just was drooling over those pillows! And I think that painting coordinates lovely with your room! A very happy week to you Carol!

Melanie said...

How sweet of Manuela to send you those pillows - they are perfect for your bed! I knew about Kris and her plans to send you the dishware...I read about it on her blog. ;-) I know that you're a very generous person too, so what goes around, comes around. Blogger friends are wonderful!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Bloggers are some of the most giving, creative souls on the planet. The pillows look right at home on your bed, and the dishes suit your style perfectly!

Leslie Harris said...

Your bedroom is so pretty Carol. And how nice to hear about the kindness from all your blog friends. You deserve it.

podso said...

Lovely gifts and they look so sweet on your bed. And how wonderful to have new art around you all the time!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The pillows are lovely. The embroidery work on them is really pretty.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Having friends is a wonderful thing. I would smile with those pillows on my bed too!

Carla said...

Your bedroom looks great! I'm all rustic but that don't mean I can't appreciated someone else's taste and decor and your's is easy to love.