I've been technologically challenged the past few weeks with both my laptop at home and Blogger. I thought I had forever lost my "Suburban Retreat" and the thought of starting over made me shudder. Seriously ... I've missed you all and my daily "fixes"!
|Vintage Valentine Dated 1922|
I hope you all enjoyed a deliciously romantic Valentine's Day! Hubs decided to think outside of the box this year and gifted me with something very original! Personally, I like to remain within the confines of my container so the gift failed miserably.
Yes folks, it was an Ed Hardy Heart-Shaped Watch! I wasn't totally ungrateful as the "Heart Shape" was not totally lost on me and I know what you're all thinking ...
"It's the Thought That Matters" and it truly is!
THOUGHTFULNESS - 10 out of 10
ORIGINALITY - 9 out of 10
CHANCES OF SUCCESS - SLIM
Sorry Ed, but the watch went back and instead, we came home with this!
Babs hit a home run with this! It's simply delightful!
After dinner Hubs went to collect the mail and SURPRISE, there was a package for me. Several weeks ago I was THRILLED to be the lucky winner of French Country Cottage's Giveaway - an assortment of letterpressed stationary and treasures! WOOHOO!
Sincere apologies - my poor photography does not do this artwork justice.
It must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
Olivia of Olive Route works on two presses - a Chandler and Price platen press that's almost 100 years old and a mid-century Vandercook proof press. PLEASE go visit Olive Route here and see for yourself the amazing talent she possesses. She also has an Etsy shoppe where you can purchase ready-made products!
|Picture Frame Courtesy of French Country Cottage|
I also received a couple of SURPRISES in my Giveaway Box!
|Trio of Dish Towels - Maybe Too Pretty to Use???|
Thank you Courtney!
I've been awarded the "Stylish Blogger Award" a few times in the past month and have yet to publish my post (due to my technical difficulties). Thank you to those who nominated me and I will get on this ASAP!
Ahhhhhhhh ... it's good to be back!
Cheers - Lisa