Monday, May 12, 2008

A Prize in the Mail

My prize from Penny at Lavender Hill Studio arrived today! It was all wrapped in lavender (of course) tissue paper and tied with a pretty custom satin bow. There was a smaller package too.
Look what was inside. Isn't it fabulous!! My favorite colors, and in the blue willow pattern which I just love. My everyday china is blue willow. Penny even put a pretty photo of a sunflower in it. I am not sure what I will put there. Maybe a mirror or a picture of the grandkids.
Penny always has a butterfly with her initials somewhere on her work.
She also sent me this lavender soap that smells divine!

And a copy of the latest issue of Victoria magazine. Just looking at the cover I knew I was going to enjoy that issue: blue and white!!
Not sure where I'll put my beautiful frame. Maybe on the mantle in our living room, for now at least!

Thanks Penny. I love everything! Actually I couldn't wait to thank her so I already talked with her this morning. She was hard at work creating another beautiful custom order for some lucky people.

We are having a beautiful sunny day here, the kind of day you want to open all the windows and let the fresh air inside. Hope you are enjoying your day too.

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi Rhondi!
    It was so much fun talking with you on the phone this morning! Sorry I had to go so quickly, because of the other call :-(.

    I am so glad you liked the mosaic frame. I had so much fun making it for you! And the magazine - I knew it would be perfect for you because of the blue and white china, and also if I remember correctly don't you like the author Jan Karon - The Midford Series author? There is an article in there about her.

    Hope we can meet someday soon!

  2. Rhondi, that is an absolutely gorgeous frame and I'm sure you'll treasure it always! I'd put a very special photo inside of it and keep it on the mantle piece where you have it now -- it looks so nice. Penny does such beautiful work! You are very lucky to have won her prize! "-)
    Enjoy the beautiful day!
    Hugs, Pat

  3. A beautiful package for a beautiful lady from a beautiful lady.

    It is perfect. Thanks for showing us your goodies.

  4. Oh lovely!! And Jan Karon too, one of my favourite authors. Is that a new book I wonder? I havent seen it before.

  5. What a beautiful mosaic frame. Penny is a very talented artist.

  6. Oh you lucky girl... that Penny is the master.... just love love that frame...

  7. Absolutely gorgeous...congratulations....Betty

  8. What a wonderful gift! Definitely a treasure.

    :-) Rosie

  9. I think your mosiac frame is gorgeous!And lavender there another fragrance so special? I am enjoying this issue of Victoria so much. that article by Jan Karon is just such a treat! Isn't it great that we can 'share' things via the blogs with pictures and posts. I love

  10. Ooo~ you lucky duck! The frame is beautiful & goes wonderfully with the other pieces on your mantle :-)

  11. Dear Rhondi,
    Don't you just adore Penny? What a talented sweetheart!
    Your picture frame is just beautiful, and the package was gorgeous too! WOW! You are a blessed woman for sure...
    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start so far!
    Donna Lynn

  12. You are so lucky. That is BEAUTIFUL! No one deserves it more then you.

    My brother got your card today. He said to say thank you. It meant a lot to him and to me. So thank you from both of us!

    Who knows, you could be winning another give away!


  13. Oh my blue and white friend, what a lovely frame from Penny ~ It looks so cute on your fire place.

  14. Oh Rhondi, it is just beautiful and so pretty with your other blue and white dishes! What a wonderful prize and a sweet reminder of a sweet lady too! I am so happy for you:>)

  15. Ooh Rhondi! So pretty! What a treat!

  16. You LUCKY thing! I love Lavender Hill Studio. I check her site and yours almost daily. PAM

  17. Congratulations!
    How beautiful...and it looks just perfect on the mantle with the other pretty blue pieces.
    What a lovely gift!

  18. Hello Rhondi, I want to thank you for visiting my site, Backyard Neighbor.
    I am brand new at this and I can see this is addictive. Lucky you to win a beautiful prise. I love your post and especially your music. I have a lot to learn.

    I would love for you to list me on your favorites. Thanks for asking.
    I have to tell you that I love the Handbags.

    See you again soon, Jeanne

  19. Oops!!, I'm back, I spelled prize wrong. A senior moment, even though I hate to admit it. Jeanne

  20. Back again, do you think I will ever get things straight!? I just realized the handbags were on another site. I am trying to answer all the comments I received and my mind is boggled. Maybe you will get a laugh from me today. I am. :) Jeanne, again!

  21. Oh Rhondi, I collect Blue Willow! I know coveting is a sin but.....

  22. Rhondi, the frame is beautiful! It looks nice on your mantle with the other blues and whites.
    Penny did a fabulous job.

  23. I just love Penny and had to come over and see what you did with your prize. I just love it!

  24. Oh, my...everything is just beautiful.Isn't Penny such a talented lady? You are so lucky and blessed to have this lovely frame from her. It looks just beautiful where you have it sitting...
    hugs, bj

  25. That is so beautiful. I love all of Penny's work. I am sure it will look pretty in your home.
    Have a nice evening,

  26. Hi Rhondi, love your picture frame!
    You are so very lucky! Thanks for leaving that sweet messge on my blog.
    Love, Ann

  27. What a fabulous parcel to receive. x

  28. Hi Rhondi!
    Your frame is gorgeous! Penny did such a beautiful job on it!! Looks great with your other blue and white things too.
    Hugs, Sherry

  29. Just wanted to say hi and that I enjoyed my visit here.

  30. Your prize is really beautiful. Penny does wonderful work! I cannot think of a sweeter person than you to have won it too. I know you will treasure this specially made blue and white piece which fits in perfectly with you other items.

    Our guests are now gone and the house is so quiet. I am catching up with all my missed blogging friends first and then hope to get a blog entry on soon. It is good to be back.

    Hugs ~

  31. Penny is such a talented and loving lady. What a nice surprise that she included Victoria Magazine with your blue and white theme. Her work is wonderful, and this frame is simply gorgeous! I guess the best part of winning a giveaway is to have a lovely reminder of a special blogging friend in your home. Blessings, Karen


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