Friday, January 22, 2010

I've won a give-away!

courtesy of Audrey

It was last month when I had the unexpected joy of winning one of the prizes in a huge give-away at Audrey's Country Crafts.

Soon after it was on it's way, but as always either the mail amazes you and a package even from Canada or USA arrives in a few days, or it takes a couple of weeks, or it takes 3 to 4 months.

This time it was the middle option, caused by the delay at customs because of the christmasmail.
In a way I'm happy it went through customs, because we're not the only people who enjoyed what we saw when the package was opened.

Out came a wonderful handpainted plate, which can either stand on the table or hang on the wall in a platehanger. The swirly way it was painted inspired one of the girls and I'm now finding her trial versions all over the place. She can't yet catch the movement Audry was able to bring into the painting. It's like the ribbon moves in the wind.

The picture Audrey has on het blog and which is displayed here (I hope with her approval) doesn't do justice to the paintings.
The stockings are so much more detailed and coloured.
The warm colours of the year will make them the prominent items of christmas this year, the plate won't reach the boxes in the attic, as we all like it too much to put it away.

So it's in the dustfree cabinet now, on display, beside the silvery snowman.

Audrey frequently hosts giveaways at Audrey's give away blog.

But when you're looking for a present of something beautiful for yourself you don't need to wait to win because she runs a very active etsy shop where you can find all sorts of items, including her hand painted tags and ornaments.

Her blog can't be skipped and is updated almost daily with interesting and inspiring posts.

Thank you Audrey for the lovely surprise.
It arrived just a few days for my birthday so it couldn't have arrived at a better time.


audreyscountrycrafts said...

I'm so glad it arrived safe and sound :) But it sure did take a long time!
Thank-you for saying all those lovely things about my blogs and shop!

Karen said...

Congratulations! That is beautiful. I love Audrey's giveaways.

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