Monday, August 18, 2008

Special, Special, Delivery! ~ Couldn't Wait til Friday


I know I'm not suppose to be here posting but, as you know, I was lucky again and won the giveaway hosted by Dot @ Picket's Place. Well I couldn't wait until friday to share this with you. My husband was on his way to the mailbox, when he opened the door, this is what he found. I'd been home all day, and the mailman is suppose to ring the bell to let you know he's leaving a package but he just left it, no bell. Anyway "I WAS THRILLED"! when I saw it.

I opened it right away!

Inside was a note from Dot, her words were so kind and beautiful, I felt blessed to have received the note if there was nothing else.

The lovely pear shaped dishes were so beautiful, and she even added a book that I plan to use for the recipes that you guys post. I'll add your names so that I'll know that it came from you.

Here, are the black candle holders and a package of note cards and envelopes to match the recipe book.

Dot said, every room needs a little black and I think these will fit well into my kitchen, as I already have a few touches of black, and the frogs remind me of Dot's story about her Frogie.

See, they look great!. No I haven't began to tackle the kitchen yet. I bought a couple of gadgets to remove the wallpaper but, I can't get started. I guess even though I'm tired of it, it seems like an old familiar face that I'll be getting rid of. I think that once I finish my must do list, I'll start on the kitchen.

Wow! look how well Dot's pear dishes matches my platter, I found a little bowl at the Dollar Tree yesterday that will do in the center until I find the perfect one. My husband said he really likes them, then I thought to myself, it must be a guy thing, because Dot's husband really liked them too. LOL!!! I was equally amazed at how the recipe book matched it all. This started my wheels to turning and I thought wouldn't it be nice if I could use all of those colors on the book to redecorate my kitchen. I just love the colors, blue, yellow, rust, and the green I already have. They're all rich earthy colors, what do you think?

I was thinking of using three wide horizontal stripes, maybe starting with blue, then rust, then blue again. While I was in the kitchen thinking, my little Minipoo, I guess bored with playing with her own toys, goes into the bathroom and gets a roll of toilet paper, she then brings it into the den and begans to devour it. When I stopped to see what all the noise was about, I yelled, and she took refuge in her crate.

Now she's looking silly, every time she gets into trouble she puts herself in time out, or jail , whatever she calls it LOL!!!. I guess for some reason she thinks she's safe in there. She thought it was safe earlier today when she made a boo boo on the den floor. But it wasn't, ( safe I mean) :O) She had to spend 15 minutes outside, where she's suppose to use the bathroom. She hates being left outside, she just barks at the door to come in, I wish she would bark at the door to go out! LOL!!! Hopefully she'll soon get the connection. It's not often that she makes mistakes, but she doesn't know how to let me know she has to go out, I have to be the one that keeps taking her.

24 comments:

Connie said...

Deb, our dog, Peppy, used to do the same thing! If we left him in the bathroom when we left we knew we'd come home to a disaster of paper on the floors. We started putting the toilet paper up on a shelf so he wouldn't shred it. He learned after a few months though.

I love your treasures and think your home if one of my favs for country decorating. Just "homey" and filled with "love" if ya know what I mean.

Now, you've got to come over and meet Molly today!! ;-) She'll give ya a chuckle also.........
Smoochies,
Connie

Picket said...

Morning Deb.oh girl I am sitting here with tears running down my face...I can't believe how emotional it is to see something that once sit in my own home to now sit in the home of a beloved friend...I should have gotten you some rust or golden candles for the candle sticks..they would have been perfect in there and I loved the frogies things! lol Ohhh you made the pear dishes look so good with that little bowl in the middle like that...I am so glad you liked them sweetie...I love all those colors also and that little Minipoo will learn...she knows you love her and in time she will amaze you at how she will want to please you...have a great day my friend! (we'll still get a post from you on Friday right!???? lol)

Donna said...

Deb, How exciting! Picket is so sweet isnt she? (smile)

XOXOXOXO,
dONNA

Brown-Eyes said...

Congrats on your special delivery from that wonderful Picket...it was meant to be because everything looks GREAT in your lovely home.
I can surely empathize with you during your puppy training days.... mine our 3 years old now, but it was like having twins to train...they never seemed to get the urge at the same time...LOL
Blessings, ;-) Brown-Eyes

Monday through Sunday said...

Funny dog! I love your candle holders! Wonderful treasures! Fun!

Wendy said...

Pickets things look right at home there!!! She is a sweetie!!!
Your little minipoo is so cute!! What a little doll!! Have yourself a great week!!~Wendy

Picket said...

Hey girl...I am so glad you like the pear shaped serving dishes...I have used them for everything! lol Yes I do have some pyrex bowls with the brown mushrooms on them...some of my favorite and they go so good with the brown Hulls dishes...I posted them one time..do you need to see another pic of them..they are some of my favorites...I love them!!!! lol lol

Jan Parrish said...

The dog store by my house sells these doggie bells which dangle from the doors with jingle bells on them, when she has to go out, all she'll have to do is move the bells to get your attention.

Kindra said...

What a great surprise package!! Love it! And puppies love to make messes. But they are sure fun to watch. :)

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Rue said...

Good morning Deb :)

So you're the one that won! It couldn't have happened to a sweeter gal :) All those goodies are perfect for your home.

Oh and the farmhouse has been sold, but they are working on the inside, so no pics yet.

hugs,
rue

Twice as Nice said...

Love the gifts from Dot. She is so sweet. Poor little pup is a cutie too!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! What wonderful goodies you got! Those pear dishes are so cute! I think your paint idea would look very nice. And your little dog is so cute. It's hard to be mad at them when they're so cute!

Carolyn said...

I won a giveaway too. I am waiting on the package. I am so excited. I plan on having a giveaway too. Stay tuned for details!

Look at Mini in Jail! so cute!

a day in the life of bella said...

Oh, that is so cool! I am a Pear Gal, so you know I am loving the Pear Plates:) Everything you got from Picket was so nice, congratulations!!!!

Bella :)

KKJD1 said...

Love all your goodies you are such a lucky girl. And I'm so proud of you that you didnt go for the pink stuff. lol What a funny story about your pup. My little one has done the same thing with the t.p. before. What a mess they can make. Hope you have a great week. Blessings, Karen

Melissa Wertz said...

I recognized this!!!! Congratulations! I know that you are going to enjoy the prizes from Picket!

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... I just loved all of the sweet treasures that Dot sent to you... how exciting! I had to laugh at the pic of Minipoo and the TP all over the place! Bless her heart, she still has some learning to do! I am sure it is more hard work than I can imagine, being a Puppy-Mommy! But Minipoo is blessed to be with you.

I've been thinking of you, and I hope and pray that you and your dear family are doing well... enjoy these final days of Summer! God bless...

~hugggs~
Pearl

This Country Girl said...

Deb,

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Tammy

Kathi said...

Your package is fabulous. What a treat. Your dog is so cute. He has a sweet little personality. You'll need ear plugs when you come over to my blog. I did a post about my son. Have a great day, Deb. Hugs, Kathi

a bite of country cupcakes said...

Lucky Lil ol' you!!
It's always nice to get a surprise package and a note to add to the excitement!!
Lovely stuff

nikkicrumpet said...

I laughed about the mess your sweet doggie made...boy does that look familiar!!! Now I'm off to snoop through your other posts!

Don said...

Your dog is too funny. I couldn't help but laugh where you stated that she thinks she's safe inside. LOL.

I don't blame her either. Your home appears much more caring than outside. Your dog has alot of sense.

Don said...

Oh, I can tell that you are happy with your shipment. Good deal.

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey Deb!

Thanks for the visit! I really love the groomer we use. I do usually let them grow out in the winter just so they stay warmer...but in the spring and summer they like to get a nice trim. Schnauzers look so cute when they're cut...Crumpet just looks stupid lol. Have a great night!