Friday, August 13, 2010
We Have a Winner
We have a Maine Giveaway Winner! Linda @ Coastal Charm will be getting some Maine Lobster, as in fun goodies and not the edible kind. Sorry Linda. Now I know you are thinking with a name like Coastal Charm, she must already have Maine lobster. Nope, she is one of those Southern Coast Gals, down in Alabama. Oh sure they have seafood, but not like our Maine lobsters. With these Maine goodies, Linda may, in no time, be saying things like "Finest Kind" and "Wicked Good" along with a southern "Y'all". Linda is the hostess of a weekly party Nifty Thrifty Tuesday where folks show off their Thrifty finds, new and vintage. It is a lot of fun to see what everyone posts. Please be sure to check out Linda's party next Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone that participated. Your comments were lovely and heartfelt. Thank you for helping me celebrate. As always, I truly value your support and kindness. I wish I could have sent a little bit of Maine to each and every one of you. So if you are ever up in my neck of the woods, just outside the City of Portland, please be sure to look me up.
I learn and receive so much from all the places I visit, here in blogland. It is so much more than oohing and aahing and downright drooling over amazing vintage finds, being thrilled with another's thrifty finds or constantly being amazed at the ingenuity and creativity that is out there in repurposed treasures. Just as important as the vintage goodies, are the priceless words of wisdom that are shared.
Danielle @ My Blessed Serendipity Life, provided this charming inspiration. It is from a longer poem, author unknown, but it is this particular phrase that touched me: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain." I think it will have to appear as a quote on my sidebar along with "Even the smallest party deserves a great cake". No, I am not talking about going out and dancing in the rain while eating a piece of cake, although that doesn't sound like a bad idea. What I am saying is this, embrace what comes your way, don't let it frighten you, make it yours, and celebrate every single and simple moment as if it is a momentous occasion.
My giveaway was a way to share my joy with you about how well my new shop is doing and to have you help me blow out the candles on my cake (hey I needed some help for 50 candles!). But when you think of me, know that I will be the one dancing in the rain while eating my cake, wearing my red dress, high heels and a big ole grin. As always, thank you for joining me on my journey and I'll save a piece of cake for you.
I got it at Goodwill