Friday, 12 March 2010

Giveaway and swap!!!

Back in January I entered the One World One Heart give away hosted by the lovely Sherry of
If I could set my soul free.

Much to my surprise I was announced as one of the winners!!!

The prize was a potholder and two dishcloths very cleverly made by the talented Sherry! We even had a choice of colour!!!

Sherry was a very good sport about posting from the US to the UK - Thank you for doing that.

On Tuesday morning Mr Postman dropped this through my door.

I was very keen to get it open!

Look what Sherry sent.....

Not one but two potholders, and the promised two dishcloths!!!

They are really lovely, made from gorgeous fabric and sooo well made!!!

Thank you so much Sherry, I love them, can't wait to use them!!!

Then on Wednesday the dear postman (I can call him that 'cos he is - a man!!)
left me another parcel!!

It was my swap parcel from the lovely Lydia of Waving or Drowning.

She told me secretly (You won't tell anybody - will you??) that this was her first swap and she was a bit nervous!!

I can say now - I have no idea why!!!

The parcel was fantastic!! So pretty when I opened the box!!

I almost left the gorgeous gifts inside so as not to spoil the wrapping!!

Anyway, I forced myself to open them, and I was absolutely delighted with what I found!!!


There were two - yes two, large bottles of scrummy shower gel, one in wild cherry and the other in mango they smell really good: a large pack of mango tea lights, that smell so lovely too!! Then a large tub of satsuma body butter, and a pot of satsuma shimmer lip balm - called Born Lippy!! At this point I have to ask Lydia if she knew my mum - this was what she used to say about me!!! It's just not true!!!!
Last, but by no means least there was a bar of yummy, yummy dark chocolate with whole cherries!!!

I might have had to open it right away!!!

Well it was Lydia's fault, she sent it!!!

All I can say to Lydia is thank you so much - I loved everything!!

So you can see that this week I have been really spoiled by both Sherry and Lydia!!

Thank you very much again ladies!! You are both so generous!!

Kindest wishes and love

33 comments: said...

What beautiful and thoughtful parcels full of goodies! Fabulous! Suzie xxx

Kelly said...

What lovely gifts! I can see why yo are pleased!
How clever of Sherry to make those things and what a great haul of goodies you got for the spa swap!

Dragonfly said...

WOw!! you are having a great week! Why doesn't my postman leave me such nice parcels??????
Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

The colours in your gifts from Sherry are gorgeous.
I won Lydia's giveaway recently and so am not the least bit surprised by how wonderful your swap from her was, she;s fab at choosing lovely things and wrapping them so prettily. Hope you enjoy it all!
Lisa x

RosieP said...

What lovely gifts you received, bet you can't wait to try them all.

Hugs RosieP x

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy you got all of these goodies in the mail. Isn't it wonderful to open up surprises...
Take care and good luck with my giveaway too

Annie said...

What great presents, I love the smell of the Body Shop Mango range I always want to eat it !
Ann x

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Well Done, a lovely gift!

Michela said...

..a bit nervous, eh?! She did great and send you such a lovely package! Enjoy your goodies and thank you so much for taking part to my swap!
Have a good weekend!

Juanita Tortilla said...

What a GENEROUS swap package from Lydia! I enjoy The Body Shop products.

Michela did a wonderful job by coming up with this 'Pamper Yourself' swap. And she has gathered a bunch of good swap players!

Emma said...

I think these's swaps are a fab idea. I am doing the flower swap and have absolutely loved putting together all the gifts for my swap partner. Enjoy all your goodies, and thanks for your kind words yesterday it really helped.
Em x

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Swops sound brill!!!
I want to play.
I shall need to keep my beady eyes open for these!
How exciting for you, TWO parcels in 1 week. xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Pretty gifts! Love the blue's ... Great surprise in your mailbox... again! Enjoy!! HAve a happy weekend!

Floss said...

What wonderful parcels! You really chose my colours there - I couldn't have imagined a nicer set of cloths and pot holders. And I would probably have chosen citrus scents for the lovely swap with Lydia. So I feel very in tune with you, there! Perhaps if I tune in hard enought I'll be able to catch a hint of that chocolate..?

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
What wonderful treasures you received in the post. I love the blues in you pot holders so pretty. Thank you for sharing with me.

I also love the shower gels and pretty lady things. I love lip balm. Until you mentioned it, I had forgotten that phrase Moma used, "Are you getting lippy with me?" Oh how funny was that? I am telling my age I guess. Thanks for triggering a memory.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely gifts :)

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Ooh-er Mrs! Fruity!!

Stella said...

What a great postman you have to bring you all those lovely gifts. I know you will enjoy everything and think of your lovely friends. Have a wonderful weekend. Stella

Melly said...

Isn't it wonderful receiving parcels in the mail. Enjoy all your wonderful goodies :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow, this was your lucky day. What great gifts. You are loved by many. Blessings, Martha

koralee said...

Wow...what lovely treasures...I am sure you are still doing a happy dance..I love getting mail.xoxo

Kathy said...

Not on but two lovely parcels to brighten you week! Lucky you!
Love Kathy xxx

Connie said...

They are truley wonderful parcels from 2 verly lovely ladies, you deserve it. x they are so lovely

maryannlucy said...

Oooh what a lovely week of fab parcels. Lucky you x

lemonade kitty said...

Now your secret is out, I would never have guessed!!! Kelly is sooo proud of you and clearly loves you to bits and you're one of my best "blogging friends Love Lucey xx

bekimarie said...

Outed, you naughty lady ;) 'hehe'
I'm thinking now that I should of realised this a while ago, 2 of my fave ladies had to be related.
Lovely parcels you have.
Have a great Mothering Sunday, i'm pretty damn sure you're going to be spoilt rotten.

Beki xxx

TCake said...

so glad that kelly has finally outed you!.... I had an idea, and completely forgot to ask kelly when we met up a couple of weeks ago... have a lovely mothers day. Tx

Duchess of Tea said...

I love the way Kelly outed you Mummy darling. I am not surprised at all; you are both cut from the same kind and lovely cloth. Happy Mother's Day my darling.

Love & Hugs

Florence and Mary said...

I would call the postman dear if he was delivering so many lovely parcels to me!!

Victoria x

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love getting things in the mail, give aways are great!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and following it :)
Following you now too. Looking forward to get to know you.

Blueberry Heart said...

Hi there,
Thanks for all your comments, so lovely to read!
Love love LOVE your goodies, you've had a great pair of partners there!
BH x

LoloDesigns said...

Guess where I have been, yep catching up on a certain blog that has dobbed you in so to speak LOL!

Lovely to see two of my favourite bloggers are mother and daughter :o)


Sherry said...

I'm glad you like the potholders and dishcloths and Thank you for such a sweet post!