Monday, February 28, 2011

We Have A Winner!...And Flea Market Trip

to Cindy at 

You're the winner of my 
First Year Give-Away.

Choosing the winner was a bit 
different than I had planned.
I was going to get DH to pull a
name out of the hat this morning
but I forgot that he was going to 
have lunch with his daughter on his
way home from work so would be late.
I was willing to wait. I got up to run to the bathroom
I knocked over the hat with all the names.

As I was coming back to the computer I saw
a little fuzzy feline running off with 
one of the names!
By the time I caught up with her she had
dropped the paper and had run off.

A light bulb came on and I thought
So Cindy...this is how your name was chosen.

who took the time to enter!

Thank you also to those who have 
been with me since the beginning and 
who have faithfully followed along
on this adventure.
And to those who have just
joined up for the ride...
I look forward to seeing your
comments and I hope you 
enjoy your visits to our cottage in the country.

I look forward to many more happy
adventures together!

Last month DH and I made it to the large
flea market that happens
every month except for July and August
not far from our home.

There were quite a few booths missing
this time but the weatherman had been
predicting bad weather so that probably explains it.

I had been looking for a large white enamel
pitcher but never did see one.

I did see lots of other items...
some even came home with us.

I love these teddies above
made from old worn quilts.

They may be raggedy to some
but to me they have history.
I love that old worn soft look.
And for $6.50 for both of them
I couldn't resist!

I also love aprons and this one
caught my eye right away.

Look at those hankie pockets!
See the button at the top?
How cute!

My favorite find was this mailbox.

It's an old one and attached to an
old farm hedge post!

It still has the name of the
original owners on the side.
The letters are pretty faded but in the sun
you can just make it out.

This baby will have a special place 
in the picket fence garden this summer.
I can't wait to get started planting
but I have to be patient.

again to Cindy!
Please send me an email 
with your mailing address etc.

I hope you all have a wonderful week
and HEY...tomorrow is the 1st of March.
Spring will soon be here!

Maura :)


gill said...

Congratulations to Cindy!

Dagmar said...

Hii Maura,
I really love your new header..I imagine you are looking forward to spring as got some good finds..mailbox and Teddy bears look like they will be good additions to your collection. Happy March 1st tomorrow!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great way to pick a winner!

Catherine said...

congatulations to Cindy! Love the flea market and teddies and vintage apron,very nice. My husband wants a letter box like yours! nice week .( I don't know how long the parcel will take to arrive, they could not tell) Hugs Catherine

Finding Pam said...

I love your new header. The colors are beautiful.

Congratulations to Cindy. I love that the cat picked her name out. TOo funny!

Nice finds that you have purchased. I adore the apron and the mail box. I have a mail box that I want to use as a bird house.

Have a great day thinking about Spring and gardening.

Leontien said...

Congrats to Cindy!!!

and yes i LOVE the mailbox!


The Bear's Blog said...

Congratulations to Cindy. And, the little fur person who "chose" the name of the winner is "Purr-fect", meow. What a great way to pick the winner.

Love all your treasures, and of course the teddy bears are our favorites. The mailbox is quite unique.

Have a wonderful week.


Scrappy Grams said...

Congrats, Cindy! Special way for your name to be picked, and fun! What a steal on those teddies! The first thing I noticed on the apron were the pockets. Super finds!

Robin said...

LOL! That's a unique way to pick a winner - Love it. Congrats Cindy you lucky girl!

Love your finds Maura. The sweet teddies are too cute for words and the mail box is amazing!

ornamentsbypink said...

Maura I love those teddies too, they would have come home with me as well! And so would that mailbox! I like your story about your cat in the hat, see how smart she was to help you?
Have a nice day!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Maura, this mailbox is simply stunning!
I like so much your blog, I'm happy I found you! :)
Have a nice day

Vintage Gal said...

Congrats to Cindy ~ the flea market looks like it was fun. Wonderful vintage treasures and the apron is sweet. ;-)

Verde Farm said...

Congrats Cindy and thank you Maura for a wonderful giveaway!! I love the booths you visited and the teddy bears are adorable! That mailbox is awesome. I had one in my garden at the old house--I kept my garden tool in it and it looked so cute :)
Happy Monday, Amy

Pondside said...

I love the way you chose the winner - very special! That looks like a great flea market. That's what I miss out here on the Island. The flea markets aren't very good - always very dear, no bargains and no thrill of the hunt.

Joy said...

The Flea Market looks like fun--I love your new photos at the top and your Irish music--all very spring-like.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Yah really?
Oh Maura, I am so thrilled! Honestly, I can't believe it! I love your kitty! hehe.
I really am super duper excited! Love your teddies too!
Funny, and this is true. I was just thinking today how I needed to get over and visit your blog! It's like esp or something.
I will e-mail you now!

quiltzyx said...

Congratulations to Cindy! I think that was a perfect way to pick the winner too :^)

Looks like you came home with some very cool stuff from the Flea Market too - I believe I'm a bit jealous!! lol

Rural Rambler said...

That mailbox is fun, fun, fun! And I am happy those teddies, especially the flatie one got a home at Lilac Lane Cottage!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Maura, I found you through Loree's Country Lane Cottage. I love your blog and am your newest follower. I will stop back often. Hugs

Char said...

Love your blog and had to follow: more please, Char

Julie said...

Congrats Cindy! Looks like a great Flea Market wish I was there. Cute bears and yes I two love old aprons I have one of my mothers framed and hanging on the wall above my washer and dryer!

Rural Revival said...

Maura, I can't think of a better way to draw a name! So sweet. I love your finds at the flea market and the picture of all the enamel ware! Wow! I've never seen so much in one place around here!


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