Thursday, December 30, 2010

A bit more eye candy and an ode to 2010

As promised, I’m back again with more eye candy for you, and this post is overflowing in shabby goodness - so set your peripheral vision to soft focus! :-)

I was so very blessed to have won an amazing giveaway just before Christmas, from the lovely Linda over at Lilly Cottage. My parcel arrived on Xmas Eve so I placed it under the tree to open on ‘the big day’. When I did so, my mouth dropped open and out spilled a multitude of Oohs and Aahhs. Check out this beautiful bunting… even more gorgeous-er in real life!

Xmas 10 lilly cottage bunting 2

It is currently hanging in DD’s bedroom because she has the prettiest room in the house. But I’ve advised her it’s only a loan until I get my very own pretty craft space and then it’s game over!!

Here’s a close-up of the delicate vintage doilies and silk ribbon…

Xmas 10 lilly cottage bunting 1

The bunting was the giveaway prize that Linda offered after doing a guest post over at the Shabby Art Boutique (for Kerryanne’s Simply Christmas). But that was not all that Linda gifted me; and I felt completely humbled that this lovely lady, who I have never communicated with before, added other hand-made goodness (and a beautiful glitzy key ring) in to the mix for someone she did not know. Isn’t that beautiful? I’m so glad I saved the parcel for Christmas Day because it really did hold the true spirit of Christmas! Thank you SO much Linda! :-)

Xmas 10 lilly cottage gifts

Tiny little sequins, dyed lace and beads – and the scent of lavender – sheer delight!

I also received these beautiful hand made lovelies from two my very dear friends over in the gum trees, Jenny and Joy. I’m sure you can guess the style of each designer – they have gorgeous distinctive signatures don’t you think?!!! :-) Love em’ to bits! Thank you so much, girls! x

gumnut gifts collage

There is one more pressie to show you but I’m holding off on that one because it is so apt for me at the moment that it’s uncanny! I’ll save it for another post! {{Thank you Judith!}}

Last but not least, I received this beautifully-sweet hand-painted gift box from my dear friend Kerryanne, as a thank you for participating in Simply Christmas. Kerry – it was my absolute pleasure - but thank you so much for this gorgeous treat! :-)

Xmas 10 Kerryannes snowman

The pretty box was beautifully wrapped and overflowing with minty-chocolate lollies, which have since been placed in the sweet jar for midnight snacks when my DS and I stay up late to watch comedy DVDs!

Talking of which… I’ve finished my sewing for this evening and will no doubt embark on my final ‘Midnight DVD stint’ for 2010! Where has it gone?!!!

My Ode to 2010

Thank you for a year of ‘firsts’,

Kinder, High School, and a wedding rehearsed!

After 10 years – Mrs Collumbine – I’m Legit…

My rellies visited – we enjoyed every bit!

My first published designs, my first pattern sold…

My first AQM was a joy to behold.

Gorgeous new friends, and old friendships that thrive

Creativity, bubbling, and welling inside!

Thank you 2010, you have taught me new things

but now I yearn for what 2011 brings… :-)


Hugs, Vikki xoxoxo


AnitaS said...

Hapyy New year to you. I hope it brings you a lot of wealth and hapiness.

Diane H said...

New Year Blessings to you and yours - looking forward to another year of following your lovely blog.

Simone de Klerk said...

A lovely year for you, Mrs. Collumbine (o:
That 2011 may be a beautiful, surprising and happy year for you and your loved ones!

Anonymous said...

You indeed had a great 2010, I hope 2011 will bring you a lot of joy, happines and creativity.

barb's creations said...

2010 Has truely been your year!! I hope 2011 is everything you could wish for,for you and your family.Onward and upward :) Barb.

Vicki ♥ said...

What a lovely post sweetie and I loved reading it all :) Your year has been lovely and lots of interesting things happened for you all. All the very best for 2011 sweetie and stay safe :) hugs Vicki xxx

Allie said...

OH what gorgeous eye candy - yum yum!!! That box is just gorgeous. You surely did have a lot of firsts in 2010, can't wait to see what 2011 brings you - I wish you all the happiness and success you can handle, girl!

Karen said...

Happy New Year Vikki. The bunting looks beautiful in Rosie's room. Love your poem and wish you every success in 2011 clever girl
Karen xx

Crowing Moon said...

happy New Year to you dear Vikki :)
Hope you have a fantastic one.
Lots of lovely spoilage there for you...beautiful gifts. There are so many talented ladies out there...and some men too I have recently discovered in blog land!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Happy New Year Vikki, so glad you liked your gifties and your the way the bunting looks in DD's room and your photos are beautiful!
May 2011 be full of wonderful firsts also.
Kiss Noises Linda

Deb said...

Our dearest darling Vikki, wishing you much sunshine and laughter, lots of love and joy, happiness every after, may it always be yours. Roll on 2011 sweetie.

Monica said...

Happy New Year to you, your family and to Australia!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun filled 2010 you've had!! And what a great way to wrap it all up... your little poem really made me smile :) Clever girl! Dear Vikki, you are the kindest girl ever and I just love seeing your gorgeous creations! Have a fab 2011 and beyond... looking forward to catching up. And I also enjoyed my 3.30pm 'tea break' on xmas day :) Lots of lovely memories too.
heapsahugs Cheryl xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh hon, I think you'll be fighting Rose to get that bunting back - it's just gawjus!!! :-)
Happy New Year my darling friend, may it be more joyfilled than you could possibly have hoped for!

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