Monday, 3 December 2012

Lucky Lady.....

 

 
I am feeling one very Lucky Lady today!
 
Look what the lovely Jackie from Button Tree Crafts has sent me, for Laa Laa's Advent Swap! Thank you so, so much Jackie. I've wanted this book for weeks now but restrained myself, (after all there's only so much Santa can do and we have to help him all we can don't we?). I also had a lovely candle and some chocolate!
 
On Friday my friend sent me round a box of her Gran's 'old china'. I was besides myself as I opened up the box.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
I LOVE utility china! Thank you so, so much J, it is WONDERFUL!!! Elaina has done a great little history lesson about this china, here!
 
On Saturday I went to the Country Living Christmas Fair with my sisters and niece, took lots of photos that I will share another day. We had a great time....I made just a few little purchases.....
 
 
 
 
 
Mainly of the trim and button variety! I made a bauble!
 
 
We were treated to dinner at Betty's by Posh Sis, thank you so, so much Posh Sis, it was lovely!
 
When I got home, there was a parcel waiting for me
 
 
It was my birthday present. Mr Bea and the girls have brought me a gift from Jane at Littleteawagon! I have my very own little bit of Teawagon, so exciting!
 
Obviously I'm not going to open it until the Big Day, we don't want a repeat performance of the Granny Chic fiasco do we?! I trust Jane implicitly, she will have packed the correct gift, she will have done the quaility control, there is absolutely no need for me to interfere, besides, Mr Bea has hid it away somewhere!
 
I've done a little wallpaper swap with Jane so she sent my girls these little owls, they were so excited! Thank you so, so much Jane!
 
 
 
I've also treated myself to my very own, very small Advent Calendar....
 
 
I love it.........Happy Festive Times Everyone!
 
Yes, I'm very, very lucky.....I've made lots of Lovely Friends this year too, Thank You all so, so much!!!
 
Back later in the week...Christmas Tree Reveal! For some reason I've not been able to leave comments on some blogs, hopefully Blogger will let me later, I'm there, just can't let you know I am!
 
 
Ada :) x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

51 comments:

  1. What a lot of beautiful gifts Ada!!!! and that china......so amazing!!!
    I'm starting to envy you....;oD
    xxx Ale

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  2. Lovely post Ada! I love the pink teapot. I was at Harrogate on Friday at the CL Fair. Was the lady who taught you to make the bauble called Rachelle? She was telling me she was doing a workshop for baubles later that day ... the author of Granny Chic! We went to Betty's for lunch ... what a lovely treat! Will share my pics when I sort the fault out xxx

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  3. What a cheery post! Every looks wonderful :) Especially the china, what a gorgeous find! x

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  4. What great suprises and fun you had this weekend! Wow... very lucky indeed :) Hazel x

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  5. Such a lovely cheery post :0)
    I love that china too and your Advent calender is adorable ( as is the cork mouse ! )
    Jacquie x

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  6. I'm so glad you are enjoying your swap pressies - I'll be blogging about mine sometime soon. Love those little teawagon owls too! :0) xx

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    1. You have been so generous Jackie, thank you! :) x

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  7. You are very lucky! I love the china too. I have two blue jugs- Woods Ware 'Iris' that I use all the time.

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  8. What a beautiful post! I love the china set ... lucky girl :) The colour scheme is so perfect for you! Wendy

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  9. I adore the tea set and the owls..

    Happy Birthday!

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  10. I love the Utility china ... all the colours look so pretty together. M x

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  11. Gorgeous post Ada! Very jealous of that gorgeous china!
    Victoria xx

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  12. What a lovely post Ada and thank you so much ... my lovely parcel arrived today and I love it ... you are very kind ... best wishes ... Bee xx

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  13. Oh my word, you were a lucky lady indeed! That china is most simply put Amazing!!! :-)

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  14. that's a lot of lovely things for you to enjoy! all the different colours on the china, very nice. Looking forward to the tree, looks like you have some nice things for it. Aren't the owls ace! Heather x

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  15. Oh gosh - that is such a lovely box of grannies china. I dream of receiving a box like that some day...yellow is my absolute favourite, but so hard to find around these parts.

    Nina x

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  16. You have indeed been very lucky, enjoy.

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  17. You have been given so lovely things, how lucky!
    Sarah x

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  18. I love this post - and thank you for the link up. I am having major heart palpitations over that utility china! I would have it laid out so I could gaze at it all the time. Enjoy all your lovely treasures! xo

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  19. What a fabulous box of china - I love the mix of colours.

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  20. Wow, that china! I love that stuff - it reminds me of church coffee mornings, but in a nice way, and the muted colours are lush. Glad your enjoyed the CL fair. And tea at Betty's too, you lucky lady!! I love Betty's but my bah-humbug hubby hates it and says it's full of tourists and never lets me go in...I'm going to make him take me for my birthday next year, I've decided... xx

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    1. We had a lovely meal, I'll go with you! :) x

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  21. Oh wow! Very lucky indeed - although you do definitely deserve it! Enjoy all your goodies.
    Claire

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  22. Wow the china is fabulous and I love the teawagon owls ..so sweet.

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  23. Ada, I'm swooning over china and new found gifts......I love Jane's owls and that book looks divine!
    Indeed you are one lucky lady just as lucky as I was to win yours......posting today!
    Love Heidi

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  24. You have been given nice gifts, and you deserve it! Lovely grandma's china! Groetjes, Gerda

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  25. I want that book too! Is it good? So tempted to get myself one for Christmas...

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    1. It's lovely, my can of level, might be a bit easy for you, your skill level is higher than mine! :) x

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  26. so many goodies, love the shape of the tea pots, great china. Good spend at the Country Living fair, wish I had known about that as I am down the road in Leeds

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  27. Lovely treats and gifts there Ada. One day I will go to the CL fair - are the tickets expensive?
    I gave all my utility china away a few years ago...I'm not bitter...
    Keep warm
    Jenny

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  28. What a week of treats Ada! That bundle of granny's china is amazing, such gorgeous colours. I arrived home from work tonight to discover a post pack full of your wonderful pink wallpaper. Yippee, thanks so much, now I can finish the shadowbox for my Liongirl's birthday (inspired by you of course) . Cannot believe how quickly it arrived and I'm happy as a pig in mud. mel x

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    1. Gosh that was quick! Can't wait to see what you do! :) x

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  29. Oh so lucky. That utility china is gorgeous. I have just one piece, a pale green jug that was my Grandma's but I really would love more. Very jealous of the trip to Betty's. Love it. Especially the Harrogate one. Sounds like you had a really lovely time. Fiona x

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  30. A very lucky girl indeed! I love that pretty pastel coloured china. I also love that Liberty print (?) on the bauble (?). Oh, and I should also have treated myself to a Christmas calendar. Brigs back such lovely memories from my childhood.

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  31. Ooh, lots of wonderful parcels and surprises coming your way Ada.......
    Love the china and the sweet little owls. I would looooove, to visit a CL Fair, I have been reading this magazine for 20+ years!! Enjoy your purchases
    Betty's how lovely, another place I would like to visit, but the queues.......one day!!

    Claire :}

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    1. Big sis and I went to the charity shop whilst Posh Sis waited! :) x

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  32. Oh my such a great week for you...such lovely treasures you share today...that china is stunning!! What a sweet blessing. I love Janes Owls...I would love to decorate a whole tree with them. Sending you lots more Joy for the rest of this week.

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  33. ooh you and me are both on a Lucky sweep, Ada!!
    Congrats on your win and soo pleased you enjoyed Harrogate too!
    I have some of that pretty pink china too! Love it..
    Sending all the trimmings for the season dear friend!
    love Maria x

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  34. Such wonderful and sweet gifts!! Love the beautiful China, and the Mollie Makes Christmas is so great! I love it!! Jane has the cutest owls! Enjoy all your new goodies!! xo Heather

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  35. Teapot is sensational...and the shades of the china all mixed together. Just lovely. Glad you've been having good times :)

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  36. Wow Ada, you are one BLESSED lady! :)
    And very loved!!!

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  37. Thank you all so much for spending the time to leave me your little thought, it means such a lot! :) x

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  38. Wowee!!! What great pieces! I can't believe you have a rosedawn teapot, I've never seen one before! A cafe in town has a Greendawn teapot and I always want to steal it. Love all the buttons and bobble trims too.

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  39. Just not green with envy at all, no siree. You can have your fancy china and your lovely days out and I won't be the teeniest bit jealous at all.

    Bet you're still pinching yourself aren't you with that wonderful haul. Happy days. X

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  40. Hi Ada, Great big, audible gasp heard here when I scrolled to the photo of the china. Glad no one was around. They would have come running to see if I had hurt myself.

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