Monday, 30 March 2009

Tilda Swap, giveaway and stuff......

As you can tell a lot of thought went into that post title! lol......... But it does what it says on the tin I suppose....... I took part in a swap recently which was hosted by the lovely Maaike at A blog of a Tilda fan. I was a little late to take part but Maaike said I could be her extra swap partner, and heres what lovely goodies I received, all the way from the Netherlands.

Beautifully wrapped, I was very excited when I saw this bundle.

I love this tea cosy, all handmade and such yummy colours.

This is the back, which is just and lovely as the front.

I also received a little apple pie scented tea pot stand, some dangly Easter eggs, biscuits, springtime serviettes and two flower tea lights and a card. I was thoroughly spoiled thanks so much Maaike. xxx Can't wait for the next swap. xxx

I also won a giveaway a while back on Sara's blog, and look what came in the post last week.

A pretty little egg cosy made by Sara, some twinings tea bags and Easter bunny chocolate lollies. Thanks so much Sara, Easter Breakfast will be a real treat with these goodies.

On to the weekend!

I had a fab weekend, I went shopping with the girls on Saturday. We started at my favourite shop, cheselpeake mill in wickham, where I purchased these black and white cards. I'm making myself a notice board when I get some time and think these will look lovely.

We then went to the Hunters Inn where we had a scrummy lunch and we each had a different pudding so we could share them. Naughty but nice!

Then it was off to my favourite garden centre Garsons, which had the most pretty Easter Selection I've seen, so I did get a couple of bits,also naughty but nice.

These Gisela Graham egg cups. I collect this pattern so couldn't miss the opportunity.

A Gisela Graham cockerel, chick egg cosy, glass egg and a beach hut sign for the bathroom.

I also purchased a couple of other items, but they are for my Easter Swap partners. We then had a quick trip to M&S but it was packed so didn't stay long, and by then My feet were killing me, you see I don't do heels but wore heels Saturday doh! Never again. So off home to relax for the evening........................Not on your Nellie! I was off out again to watch a UB40 tribute band with cheap drinks. It was a great night, got rather merry and fell on my bottom on the dance floor. Needless to say I was mortified and my friends just laughed at me, :o(.

And Sunday............................................................................................................................................

Was spent nursing a hangover so not much achieved.

How was your weekend?

......EASTER SWAP.......

Flossie and Tom, Lissy Lou hasn't been able to contact you. If you e-mail me, I can give you her email address. If you've already sorted this, just ignore me, I've been away from the PC this weekend, so I'm a little behind.


vintage girl said...

Wow what lovely things you have received! I love the tea cosy. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, it's so nice to go out with loved ones and do the things you enjoy most! Lisaxxx

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely swap goodies & I like the things you treated yourself to.
So funny falling over on your bottom.... think I've done that before..LOL!!!
Thanks for sharing the new catalogue... she doesn't send me one anymore, don't know why. May be its best if I don't get it!
I've been working all weekend so it was rubbish! Off today but doing housework.....oh & catching up on blogs :) x

Shabby Chick said...


I absolutely LOVE your new tea cosy and egg cosy! Gorgeous!

The little beach hut is lovely too, I can just imagine that in my bathroom!

Sounds like you had a great Saturday night, I am always doing things like that when I get a rare chance to go out ;)

Mel xxx

bex said...

bust weekend for you. i love UB40, i brought my dad tickets 2 or 3 years ago, two of them, hoping he would take me....he took mum instead tho'. thankyou for organising the swap!!! i got my parcel the other day and it was full of lovelis. how tough was it to organise? im thinking of doing one...

mitmot said...

i have spent most of the day making bits for the swap - this is so much fun, thanks for organising it
Off to check out Tilda blogs now!
MM xx

claire said...

ooh fab tea cosy x
and I agree - the spring swap was great - bex made me some fab jewellry - worn to death already lol!!
The Baileys (well I say Baileys....:)!!) is out tonight. But cath isn't yet as I'm watching a little cupboard on ebay and I kinda get obsessed when something is about to end!!
If you look carefully on my bedframe(left side) you may see something familiar xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I feel like I'm dreaming! all those beautiful, beautiful things! Lovely eye candy post :o)

lou said...

Just what I needed some lovely pretty things too look at!
Thanks for your lovely comment…love Lou xxx

clare said...

Wow lots of really great stuff , lucky you .Lovely blog .
clares craftroom

Vintage Tea said...

Oh what lovely goodies you have been receiving and buying.

Victoria xx

hippymummy said...

Such lovely things, aren't those ladies wonderfully creative! I think that i'd be fit to bursting whilst waiting for the postman to arrive if i was expecting those goodies!
Your weekend sounds like fun, don't worry i've done the bottom dive more than once and lived to tell the tale - with some serious ribbing from my girlfriends it has to be said,lol! I'm off now to drool over your lovely gifts again, namaste xXx

charlie said...

Ooh, I love swaps! I'm waiting for an Easter swap to arrive at the mo! Love the tea cosy too.