Friday, May 28, 2010

My First Win!

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share some photos of the very first giveaway that I have ever won! A few weeks ago Stacey at her lovely blog the VG Huis (a fellow Canadian blogger ) had a giveaway for these lovely glasses from CSN and I was so excited to win them.

Last evening when I came home they were sitting on my doorstep waiting for me.

So, today I have put them to good use.

Would you like some limeade?

They are so pretty-don't you think?

The lily of the valley is perfuming the house with it's sweet fragrance.

And my other excitement for the week was the arrival of the magazine Country and Country that did a feature of our garden-I know I already bragged but it was so nice to see it in print.

I took it in to show my Mom and she was as pleased as I was!

There can you see my name as the photographer? hehe

I picked some pretty tulips from the garden for a bouquet. Oh! and can you see the lilacs-they are almost blooming.

Of course,I made some collages for you. Thank you, Stacey at The VG Huis for this lovely giveaway-I am so happy I won these beautiful Perigord goblets from CSN.

I am also joining in with Cindy again at MY Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Thank you Cindy for hosting.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Thank you for visiting me,



Stacey said...

Wow, kind of freaky that I was just wondering if you had received your goblets yet...and I checked your blog only 1 min after you posted! I'm soooo glad you won! I just knew you'd make them gorgeous! Also a big congrats on the magazine spread!!!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Oh Carolyn,
What a wondeful day you are having! Your new stemware is lovely, floating those pansies gorgeous!
You must be thrilled to have your magazine in hand! I would shout from the rooftop! Your gardens are lovely and you so deserved it!
What a great start to the weekend, can it get any better?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations all around Carolyn! Such beautiful photos today with your new glasses and lovelies. Looks like a wonderful magazine spread too. Jacqueline

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your beautiful stemware. Congrats on the magazine ,also. Your photos are so very pretty!


Georgianna said...

Carolyn, you never cease to amaze me with the beauty you create in your home and your imaginative way to display the simplest of items. The goblets are beautiful, and made more so by the lovely arrangment. And how absolutely fantastic to be featured in the magazine – but of course, your garden is a work of art, too. Congratulations for all the wonderful treats you received today! Have a lovely weekend! xo – g

Nicole said...

Congratulations! They went to the right person - those photos are beautiful. As always.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely post, Carolyn! Congratulations on your wonderful win and your beautiful garden being featured in the magazine! You deserve both! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend.


A Garden of Threads said...

A day full of surprises, the lovely glasses and the magazine. You take such stunning pictures. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lacy said...

They are beautiful glasses and you placed them to look even more gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Congrats on the win!!! They're so pretty! Your flowers are beautiful! How thrilling to have all your work recognized in a magazine, you deserve it the garden is wonderful!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oohh such beautiful post dear Carolyn and congrats for winning the goblets! those goblets are beautiful!.. happy PS and have a good weekend!

Jojo said...

Congratulations & Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for your winning a prize. You share so much beauty with your readers and it's nice for you to receive a gift!

And how wonderful to see your featured article too!

Hope the weekend just keeps getting better.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! I think that half of the fun is just finding out that you were picked.

And, yes, please! I would like some beautiful limeade and, may I have one of your beautiful cookies too? Pleeeeeeassssse!!!

This is all just absolutely beautiful, Carolyn. Really, truly a treat for our eyes!

Love, Katy xo

Deanna said...

Always a pleasure!

Unknown said...

Oh those goblets are beautiful! Congrats on your magazine feature! How exciting! Your garden is so beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am flattered that Anne featured my blog...

thanks again and have a wonderful weekend!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dear Carolyn,

Congratulations on the lovely glasses; those photos are absolutely lovely!

Surprised that you are in an Italian magazine... is that your native language? Looks romantic though!

Greetings from Georgia da nostro giardino,


Erin | Bygone Living said...

So gorgeous... I can't get over how beautiful all your displays are!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, congratulations on being featured in the magazine. Your photos are always amazing. It's no wonder that you are featured in a publication. Your new glasses with the limeade are lovely. Your added details with the blooms make them even more special.

Anne Lorys said...

Congrats on your big win!

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, too! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Betty said...

Congratulations on the beautiful glasses. Your table is so pretty and I love the smell of lilies of the valley.


Kom Achterom said...

Ha Coarolyn
the are beauteful!!
You lillies oooohhhhhh!!
i wish you a verry nice sunny weekend

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Those glasses are beautiful! I am so happy for you!!!

To have you garden, photo's and name in an Italian magazine is very special!!!It look's beautiful!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...

So happy you won those lovely goblets :)
I think you could make a rag a thing of have a knack!

It's me said...

Congratulations!!! yhey are soooo beautiful !! enjoy them !! hugs from Ria..........

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations Carolyn, how exciting to win something. The globlets are not only nice on their own but the pale green of the limage makes them look so pretty.
It is nice to see your name in print as the phtotgrapher for the article, a professional couldn't have done a better job.

Lebenslust was sonst said...

Oh,Carolyn Herzlichste Glückwünsche,schöne Bilder,toller Gewinn,es ist alles so schön,wunderbar,ich liebe Deine Bilder,Deinen Garten,Dein Haus,Dein Blogg.....

Sandi (Meme) said...

Very pretty, and how lucky for you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monica said...

Simply fabulous! The magazine feature looks amazing- I asked my hubby to look for it, but he wasn't that lucky! I'll try again ;)) I'd love to see your beautiful garden in print.
Congrats on your win, the glasses are 'so you'!

september cottage said...

Hello Carolyn!!!

Just found you (via Madelief's) and LOVE what I see! Such pretty pictures!!! Will visit again...:)!!

HAve a great Sunday!

Kind regards from


p.s And congratulations on your beautiful win! Love the little flower you are floating....

Virginia said...

How lovely.....

Islandsparrow said...

Pretty glassware Carolyn - and gorgeous spread in the magazine!!

I had a win as well - a pretty little potholder from Mennonite Girls :)

Beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Carolyn! Oh, congratulations on winning these beautiful glasses! I see you've already put them to good use! The limeade looks heavenly and your server is beautiful! Congrats again on your pretty garden being featured in the magazine. You deserve to be proud! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Katherine said...

The stemware is so lovely! The whole setting is so pretty! Just love the pansies floating in the lemonade! How wonderful your in the magazine! The photo's you took are great!! Congratulations on your win and being featured in the magazine. I never seen this magazine, I need to find it!

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations!!!! There is nothing like seeing it in print.

You did an amazing job with the glasses. The limeaide was the perfect touch.

- The Tablescaper

Tara Dillard said...

Congratulations !!!!!!

There is nothing like an open garden, magazine photo shoot, or TV film crew to get a garden in shape.

Or open the check book.


Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Cottage Rose said...

Congratulations Carolyn on your gorgeous win,,, they are so pretty... and for the write up in the magazine.... how exciting,,,,have a great week.


Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Congratulations! The glasses really are beautiful.

Have a good day,

birdie blue said...

so pretty! but it's your styling with the pale green limeade that pushes your photographs into the stratosphere.

Wildflowerhouse said...

Another beautiful post. I googled the magazine Country and Country and can't find it. Can you give me any info? Would love to get a copy especially with your beautiful garden in it. Thanks, Sharon

Rita said...

Dear Carolyn,
congrats on your first giveway. your goblets look so pretty and you displayed them in such a beautiful way that thy look even prttier. you have been gifted with a special touch for phhotos and vignettes to make even the simplest of things look absolutely stunning. And apropos your special touch congrats on the Italian Country and Country magazine spread. haven't bought this month's issue yet but first thing tomorrow I'll stop by my newsagent to get my copy. I'll tell him a fellow blogger has been featured hehehe.
Have a great week

Joanne said...

Lovely photos and congratulations on your win and on the magazine entry too well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Lily of the valley is my favorite flower! Your pics are wonderful!
Cheryl from NB