Monday, 27 October 2008

50th Post, Swaps

50th Post

Well this is my 50th post, gee that has come up quick. So to celebrate I am making 2 gift cards which one lucky person will win. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw the winner on the 1st September.

I will post the pic of the cards soon when they are finished.


This week Mikayla and I were in for a treat we got our Summer Sac Swap package from Alice-Anne Nix. Alice if you are reading this thankyou soooo much it was so much fun. This swap was one where you don't know who you are getting the item from the person who you send to is not the one who sends to you. I hope Jennifer enjoyed her Swap package as much as I did mine.

So sweet Alison sent us a bag full of goodies from her trips around the US there were 12 pressies plus some news papers, real estate books and car books. Thankyou so much is was so much fun to look at those things and Mikayla now has show and tell items for the rest of the year:)

Vintage Stocking Swap

Here are my answers to Pracilla's swap questions she has asked us to post.

What do you collect: I collect Old English Rose, Kentish Rockery and American Beauty china. I have also started collecting Willow Tree by Susan Lordi (thanks to my Children and Hubby).

My China Collection
My Hubby got me this one for our last Anniversary (isn't he sweet)

What inspires you: The beauty of the world, God, my friends and family especially my children.

Favorite pastime: Well with 3 young children past times are something I have not had the luxury of for some time now. I do love to read, scrapbook, make things, cook, decorate my house and paint things usually white:) and spend quiet time with my hubby.

Whats one of your favorite vintage pieces in your home: I have a lovely Crystal dresser set which was my grandmothers and my great grand mothers it holds special memories for me.

What decoration or Christmas item would you love to have: I would love a really nice nativity set and glass baubles for the Christmas tree. Ohh and some of those cute little houses, Church's and Christmas scenes.

What vintage piece would you love to have: I would love a vintage/french shabby nighty to hang up in my bedroom. Or an old lamp.

Favorite Goodie or hot drink: I looooooove hot chocy and cappuccino or vienna or mocka or white chocy. Now fav goodie, i am a chocoholic and love lynt choc, cadbury choc and anything choc actually, I don't have enough room to write it all:) I also love cashews and mints and jelly bellies.

Any family tradition: We read a Christmas story with the Children and I decorate the table with the works on Christmas eve and we have a lovely meal together. Later we watch the carols.

Greatest Christmas Memory: My first Christmas with my first born Child. I enjoy Christmas so much more now that I have Children.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Beautiful answers to your swap questions Bek....Mmmmm They may be handy for your swap partner..HEE,hee!
I am getting a small collection of Willow ornaments too...
Got my first when I had My Daughter named Willow!
They are so lovely though
AND PLEASE ENter me!!!
Will keep fingers,toes and all in between crossed:)

Candy said...

Dear Bek,
Just getting a chance to drop by your blog and say HI and tell you that I appreciate you, for being there lately ...
Things are still difficult but I know it will get better soon..
Big hugs,
Candy :)

Kerryanne English said...

Enjoyed reading your swap questionnaire Bek. I'm with you on the chocolates, cashews and jelly babies - a girl after my own heart....mmmmmm

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wonderful swap answers. Congratulations on your 50th post.

Anonymous said...

Loving this new background Bek! xo

Linda said...

Hi Bek,
Love your china collection, looks like you had a wonderful time with your swaps.
Hope you are having a great week.
Cheers Linda

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 50th Post!! I missed mine! OOPSS!! well done!!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m so glad to have stopped by!
You have a lovely blog and so many wonderful Treasures!
Love all your china!
Debbie Moss


Janellybelly said...

Hi Bek
I have just enjoyed reading your blog, such eye candy! Congrats on 50 blog posts :) I love your Demdaco figurine, I collect them. My favourites are the nativity scene (I'll have to post a pic closer to Christmas).
Janelle xx
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