Friday, January 21, 2011

Christmas in January!

A few weeks ago I entered Jan's giveaway and what a happy day it was for me, I won! If you have never visited Jan's blog : /i-recommend.html                                                                             do yourself a favor and stop by and say hi. Her blog is full of her adventures in and around her mountain home in Colorado and being an amazingly talented photographer and artist she shares it all with us!

 I knew when her parcel arrived it was going to be special but I was overwhelmed when I opened the package she had sent!
The most beautiful ribbons and a precious watercolor that I had admired when she shared it on her blog!
And then wrapped in more rose colored tissue paper was these love, delicate handkerchiefs...
 A layer of pink tissue paper later and I uncovered this! A beautiful Villeroy & Boch teacup and saucer! The pattern is called "Persia"! And inside the cup were dozens of paper flowers that you can see I spread around for the photos...(did you spot the tiny bottle of pink glitter?)
Oh we are not done yet!

A gorgeous package of lovely papers and cards all tied together with more pink ribbon! A sweet little card on weathervanes with a bookmark styled after a vintage weathervane and beautiful notebook I am going to enjoy using!
This is so precious, one of Jan's handmade beauties that is going to be hanging on my kitchen wall when I finish painting it! Notice the little mother-of-pearl disks by the ribbon hanger!
And all bundled up like a little angel was this amazing little treasure! She has such a sassy look in her eye you just have to love her and I am going to keep her close to my computer where I can feel her energy while I work!
Jan how can I ever thank you for so much bounty! You are not only a wonderful photographer and artist but a lovely and generous soul that I am so happy to know. 
Thank you so much for making my January feel like December 25th all over again!


  1. ooo you ARE so very lucky Tina!
    Jan is such a nice gal and a very talented artist on many levels!

    Congrats on winning so many special treasures!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Tina!
    WOO Woo, talk about some really nice things!

  3. Wow!!!! How much fun would that have been to open. Jan sounds very gracious in her giving. And you are a very gracious person who deserves it!

  4. WOW, such beautiful gifts, and so fun for you to celebrate Christmas in January.

  5. Hi Tina... congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Is always such blessing seeing you around the house in the roses... may you and yours be blessed...



  6. Aw, you're welcome! I loved putting together this package of treats for you and am thrilled that you like them!
    Your post is just wonderfully you. If I were closer to you, there would be a big hug involved!

  7. Tina, what a fun giveaway, lucky you! Nothing better than a box full all of the goodies we love. Your right it is like Christmas!


  8. Oh my tina!I think this must be one of the best giveaways I've ever seen.Exciting!Thank you for visiting me tina.I love your blog site.

  9. Congrats to you, too! What a wonderful box of treasures!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

  10. Hi Tina!
    I saw this morning that I had a new follower and just wanted to stop by and say hello. I'm so glad I did because I got to see your lovely artwork and dolls - two of my favorite things!!! I am a doll collector and while I am no artist, God has blessed me with two very artisitc children. Art it something that really moves me and it's just so amazing to see what others create.
    Congratulations on your wonderful giveaway - just lovely!
    Blessings and Hugs,

  11. Wow, lucky duck !
    Truly gorgeous gifts, I'm sure they will be well appreciated in your care.
    I'm going to start entering give-aways, who knows I may get lucky :)

  12. I do believe in Christmas all year long. Wonderful treasures!


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Tina xo