Thursday, 27 August 2009

Exciting postal delivery!


Yesterday the postman arrived with a parcel for me. Miss P said: Anything for me? I said sorry sweetie it's all for Mummy today.

This is what I found when I unwrapped the parcel:

All these gorgeous goodies come from Mary Poppins. I was lucky enough to win Mary's super giveaway. A lovely 1950's book, a pretty handmade CK fabric heart, coat hanger & a stunning brooch. AND...there was also a little pressie with Miss P's name on it!

Miss P's eyes lit up and said: For me? Inside, there was a pretty Cath Kidston egg cosy. Miss P was over the moon with her gift and really pleased and touched that someone she didn't know had sent her a gift. Mary's daughter had neatly wrapped it up for Miss P. The parcel arrived moments before Miss P left for a holiday with her Father in Cumbria. Miss P said she was looking forward to having a hard boiled egg on her return.

All so pretty!


Some of the illustrations to be found in the book

Thanks Mary, a great giveaway! Miss P's gift much appreciated too!

Meanwhile....

Whilst Miss P is away, we are working hard to get the lounge completely redecorated, we have started on the floorboards. Alan was up until 1.30am today painting them....We are also painting the walls, skirting boards, wood panels etc...plenty to do but already beginning to look fresher and lighter. More to follow....

Thank you to all of you who gave me advice on painting floorboards based on their own experiences. It has helped!

A bientôt!


Isabelle x

33 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

What lovely gifts, would love to look at the book......

koralee said...

Wow...your treasures are so so lovely...what fun!
Also your home will look lovely once all completed..I adore your paint on the floor boards..I have always wanted white painted wood floors.Enjoy your happy treasures!

Lori said...

what a wonderful parcel of goodness to brighten your day:) everything is really sweet...i can't wait to see your makeover!!!

Pomona said...

Thanks very much for becoming a follower of my blog - I love the look of yours!

Pomona x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo I am so glad you like your little treats :) You are most very welcome and I hope you enjoy the sweet book, it is a cute one. Hope Miss. P enjoys her egg !

The floorboards are looking fabulous, I am off to read some of your helpful comments about painting them, we are in the process of painting ours and could do with some tips ;)

Love and hugs

X

BusyLizzie said...

well done with the floorboards.... don't forget to keep the cat out (if you have one..) Lizzie x

blushing rose said...

Everything is lovely ... don't you love receiving surprises packages. TTFN ~Marydon

Julie said...

lovely gifts lucky you. Floorboards look like hard work but worth it in the end - good luck xx

Florence and Mary said...

Lady luck is shining on you, so nice to receive beautiful parcels in the post than pesky bills.

Victoria xx

Les Cotrions said...

Faboulous pack you received with such lovely stuff!!! Congratulations Isabelle! You're making a great work at home...the floor looks very very nice!
Have a nice week end!
Hugs
Vale

JamaGenie said...

I once knew a gentleman, a concert pianist, who retired to his childhood home in Iowa. When he restored the farmhouse on the property, he painted all the floorboards and the walls to match the grand piano in what used to be the dining room. Te only color was from books (many first editions) in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a fabulous collection of art work he'd acquired over the years living in New York City. The effect was stunning! Instead of the cornfields of Iowa, I had the feeling of being in NYC.

May your floor turn out to be as transformational!

LiLi M. said...

That parcel is lovely! So nice that there was a little something for Miss P. too! Your make over starts great! Good luck!

Serenata said...

What a lovely giveaway! I look forward to seeing the result of your makeover. I wish we had floorboards - sadly just very wonky concrete floors!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You lucky girl that was a sweet giveaway. I'm sure she knew it would be well apprieciated.
Your floor painted white looks super. I've been trying to get some husband to put down cheap wood floors on our half bath just so I can paint them white...but he's not convinced.
Thanks for stopping by... I know you've been busy.
xo,
Carole

celiajuno said...

What a lovely package. I love your floors, I think painted floorboards are so beautiful.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh what a lovely gift, I have some of those girls annuals, just love them.
xoxo

Ruth said...

Which paint did you decide on using? Lovely gifts and how nice to include your daughter. Aren't people in blogland lovely? Have a great weekend.
Ruth x

Ruth said...

Don't know why I am coming through as Ruth, it should be OhSoVintage.

vanessa said...

Your lounge is going to look fab! Love makeovers! What great gifts, Mary Poppins has spot-on taste, lucky you! That's very nice of her to include something for your daughter. When I saw the cover of that annual, I thought it seemed familiar, like something from my childhood. Wonder if I read it as a child?
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a lovely giveaway you won, Isabelle. Your floor is looking fantastic! I am so jealous :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a lovely giveaway you won, Isabelle. Your floor is looking fantastic! I am so jealous :)

Marie-Nostalgi och Romantik said...

What lovely gifts you have won! Its so exciting to wait for the post, when you know you have won something!
Hugs
marie

The French Bear said...

oh, maybe you'll have more presents in the mail!!! Hehhe, check back in a couple hours!!!!
Good Luck!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Beautiful items in your giveaway win, I love the little egg cosy and I really must get around mums and dig out all my old books... the floorboards are looking fabulous... can't wait to see the finished look... it will be stunning

X Alex

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Isabelle
thanks for your visit, your name is firmly in the hat!
Lizzie x

Gingerbread said...

What a lovely surprise for you, they are nice. I am glad the room is starting to come together for you, the floor dose look good. best wishes Julie.C

The sewing room said...

What lovely pretties you recieved don,t you just love blogland,your room is looking so fresh and bright oh and there is an award for you on my blog hugs Pat

gingerwine said...

Thankyou for your lovely message! I have just been enjoying a good look at your scrummy blog!!

Bye for now

Love Sam xx

Elyse said...

hi isabelle!

so happy to have found your blog through the comment you left for me. i have been reading some of your interesting posts.

you won the most adorable things. so fun!

xo

The Garden Bell said...

Forget about the floor boards. I'm loving that bench in the background. I can smell the antique pine now... Just found you through Lucy. I miss her so I'm looking for others to follow... Your now on my list for beautiful treasures.

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Mr Jones said...

Veronica Lake... so what do your think of Sienna Miller's recent efforts of doing an icon.. loved her bangs.. Veronica that is..

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