Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Won a Lovely Giveaway :)

Hi All :)

Hope your Day is off to a great start :)

I wanted to share with you this wonderful thing that happened to me just before Christmas :)

Yep, I know again, I am so far behind on posting events but this was really such a lovely thing that I wanted you guys to know about it :)

Like most of you, I have a list of blogs that I follow and also, like most of you, I have my fav. bloggers who I go to check out on a regular basis and of course comment as much as possible, which I know isn't a lot right now but............anyway, I feel like over the years we have become good "Blogger Buddies":)

So, I'm not a big one for entering giveaways, unless it is for something I am truly interested in, call me picky, I know!!! :)  But when one of my "Blogger Buddies" was hosting a giveaway of her beautiful artistic work I couldn't resist :)

So the giveaway was for a set of five sheets of Western Red Cedar print gift wrapping paper :)

Isn't it beautiful!!! :)

Photo borrowed, with permission, 

from Clare at TIGER FOOD PRESS

Clare, with the help of Clea, the studio cat, picked my name in the Giveaway you can see in this blog post :) (clever kitty)

I was (am) so excited :) 

I felt like I was being welcomed home to Oregon (after the long, long wet and cold drive from San Diego to Portland, yep, still milking that one, lol :) and there was a gift waiting for me :)  

Then I got to wrap some special gifts in these beautiful pieces of creativity. It was perfect for me; I will admit to keeping one sheet, I couldn't part with them all. So when I do eventually have another studio up and running I will be able to hang this lovely work of art on my studio wall and see it everyday which will remind me of our beautiful, beloved Oregon, that I am so going to miss when I leave next month.

Thanks so much Clare :)

If you want to see more of Clare's work you can go to her website; 


Some of Clare's work from her website HERE ;)


Visit her Etsy Shop Here  :)

(BTW, I have also purchased some work from Clare in the past and plan, in the near future, to purchase more, she is an Awesome Artist :)

I Hope everyone has an amazing Weekend :)

My Hubby is coming home, yay!!!! (long list of jobs for him to do though, shhh.........don't tell him :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Clare said...

T, I was absolutely tickled pink when Clea drew your name! I'm so happy you enjoyed using the paper, and that you'll have a piece to take to California with you :)
It's been fun to get to know you through your blog and photography, and I'm looking forward to seeing what adventures lie ahead for you. I'm sure California will be full of fantastic photo opportunities!

Cheers! -c

Annette said...

Oh, that gift wrap is beautiful. I don't blame you for keeping one for yourself!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the time with you hubby!

2justByou said...

I get behind with blog posting too. I still have half-written posts and photos from all the way back in the spring last year (and some even further back, but we won't even go there!).

Congrats on your win! I love the gift wrap - very pretty. I would probably keep a sheet too, just because. =0)

Visiting from Blogging Buddies,

Krysten Quiles said...

Oh how beautiful, lucky you!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi C. :)

Oh, I just have to take a little bit of the Northwest with me to Cali and what better than your lovely work :)

California has and will be a great source of photo taking but I am sure I will be back several times a year to take photos of my fav. places and others around the Northwest :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi A. :)

Thanks so much for your sweet words :) I totally plan to have fun with my Hubby, we are going to be planning a special trip together for next year (yep, right in the middle of dealing with movers and everything, lol :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too, cheers, T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi Kim. :)

You made me giggle cuz I have just deleted a few draft blog posts recently because they were so outdated or I knew I would never get around to actually getting the photos organised for them :(

Life really does get in the way of blogging so much, lol :)

Thanks for stopping by and I am hoping in a few months I will be able to more of a good "Blogger Buddy" once again :)

Hope your weekend is awesome, cheers, T. :)

Hi K. :)

The paper was/is beautiful :)

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Congrats on your name change :)

Have a wonderful weekend, cheers, T. :)

Claire said...

ah lucky, I never win giveaways :(

Jaime Haney said...

Such gorgeous paper T! Lucky you indeed! I don't think I would've been able to part with a single sheet. Stingy me. hee hee... When I first saw the paper, I thought what gorgeous wall paper this would be. Can't you just imagine it in a foyer? I'm not one for wallpaper much, but this really is beautiful. Glad you posted it and congratulations!

Hope you had a fun Valentine's with your sweetie!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi Clare :)

I never used to win giveaways either but keep trying you never know :)

LOVED your story about Valentine's day :)

Hope you are having a wonderful Weekend, cheers, T. :)

Hi J. :)

You are right, Clare's beautiful work would look amazing on wallpaper and I can imagine it in a foyer or an old English Country house's dining room Downton Abbey meets the Northwest, so cool, I will have to mention it to her :)

Hope you had a wonderful V.Day too :)

Happy Weekend, cheers,T. :)

Duni said...

Hi Teresa :)
the gift wrap is gorgeous and congrats on winning it!! I simply love getting handmade goodies in the mail! I know what you mean, I've "known" some blog friends for years and they are a big part of my life! Off to check out Clare's shop :)
Take care!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi D. :)

Oh I hope you enjoy Clare's shop, her work is amazing :)

Yep, I really LOVE my Blogger community they have taught me so much and have being such a support and a connection to the world :)

Have a wonderful week, cheers, T. :)