Exciting News!

As some of you know, I have been very lucky lately here in the blogosphere. So lucky that I am thinking I should be buying a lottery ticket! Many of us enter giveaways online that blogging friends so kindly offer. Sometimes I leave a comment on a friend’s site without intentionally even entering the contest. Well look what luck has come my way. My first win was on the lovely Melissa Hawks’ Living the Well Appointed Life, the blog attached to her amazingly comprehensive site The Well Appointed House. I won three beautiful ikat-like patterned pillows that look perfect on the sleeper sofa in my older daughter’s Palladian blue bedroom! You can’t see in this photo but the sofa is covered in a lovely Brunschwig off white matelassé.

Next, I was shocked to win a Tucker Robbins stool from Interior Connector, a wonderful online source for the best in luxury home furnishings. Don’t you think it looks terrific next to my George Sherlock armchair in my family room? And since I know you’re going to ask, the chairs and ottoman are covered in Bennison’s Dragon Flower, still one of my all time favorite patterns. I have had these chairs for over 10 years. They have been in several different rooms in both this house and my last and look great everywhere. This is the power of living with what you love – it always works somewhere!

Lastly, I was visiting Tina over at The Enchanted Home checking out her daily inspiration and was thrilled to learn I had won this delightful trio of Seda treats. I adore Seda – both their packaging and products are so lovely. The item in the middle is known as Jardins du Seda and is a beautiful ceramic toile container with a 2 wick candle – the scent of this one is Asian Pear and is wonderfully exotic!

So after these wins, I have decided to create a contest of my own! It will not be revealed until Friday but I will give you a hint. Everything this week will be related to the Royal Wedding in some fashion so be sure to check back each day for the fun. The contest is a collaboration with a VERY special event honoring the festivities in London and I will be judging the winner along with a delightful British blogger to get both shores’ points of view. The winner will be announced, of course, on the day of the wedding, Friday April 29th. So cheerio and hope to see you back here soon.

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33 Responses to Exciting News!

  1. Fine Life says:

    That is quite a run of good luck, and all of it from high quality sources! Those are great looking chairs. I like it when a fabric remains relevant and loved by it’s host. The stool is icing on the cake!

  2. What great prizes! Congrats!

  3. Great prizes you lucky girl! Can’t wait to see what you’re going to give away!

  4. Heather says:

    Aren’t you lucky….love those blue pillows…no one can ever have enough.
    I will be reading with anticipation this week. All the best Heather

  5. pve says:

    Not only are you lucky, but you certainly deserve accolades for the effort you exude in each and every post. How lovely to win so many royal items fit for a Queen and her castle. Those pillows, that table and love the fresh seda scents.

  6. Yes, I feel the same–you certainly deserve all of your prizes! :) And they are gorgeous to boot–what a score!

  7. Jane says:

    WOW! You need to buy some Lotto Tickets today! I have also lived with Bennison’s Dragon Flower and agree it goes from room to room through the decades and just gets better. I had some pillows from it that wore out and I wrote an obit…I felt like someone in the family had passed on. Love it forever.

  8. I believe those are the nicest give-aways I’ve ever seen!
    Congrats and enjoy!

    I will be investigating those Seta treats now… ;]

  9. You have been quite the lucky lady! Well deserved and most importantly is that you are enjoying it all! Look forwardt to hearing about your giveaway..how nice. Enjoy your day!

  10. The Zhush says:

    HOLY WOW! That is the best giveaway loot I’ve ever seen..and you won it all! Yes, lotto….today!:)

  11. Great wins lucky lady! I especially love your ikat pillows and stool!
    Blog giveaways really are great aren’t they (and there’s a greater chance of winning too!)

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  12. Caroline says:

    Wow– you are lucky!! Love Seda France candles and French Tulip is one of my favorites! And those pillows…they look perfect in your daughter’s room- Congratulations! Happy Monday- Caroline

  13. You lucky duck! Can’t wait to read about the giveaway. Xo, Lynn

  14. You are on a roll, Q! Perhaps you’d like to invest in a PowerBall ticket with me??

  15. Barbara says:

    You are SO deserving! I particularly love the Bangle Stool and it looks great next to George Sherlock! Your idea of all things Royal Wedding this week is brilliant… what fun!!! ox

  16. Style Attic says:

    When you are hot, you are HOT! Bring it home sista, that is great news. How fun when the rain that pours is pillows, props and products!! What a fun idea for posting this week. I will be back :) XO, Kelly

  17. You’re on a roll, Q. These are all great items which you’ve found lovely uses for. Can’t wait to find out the new “royal” contest. Marsha

  18. You deserve all of it as one of the nicest bloggers out there! xx

  19. How absolutely fun for you. You must be tickled pink! I recently won some home made caramels and you would have thought I’d possibly won the lottery. Have fun putting your contest together. I’ll be popping in with peeked curiosity!

  20. Lucky you, indeed! How fun to win such lovely things to feather your nest. Love seeing the little glimpses of your home, BTW. The chairs are fabulous. Looking forward to counting down to the royal wedding with you. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

  21. Wow — Congratulations!
    I can’t wait to see what you’re cookin’ up for a giveaway!!
    Have a great day!

  22. Oh my, you ARE on a roll! I’m all about the Royal Wedding…so will be sure and stay tuned!

  23. Stitchfork says:

    What a run of good luck you have going! Sweet prizes!
    xo Cathy

  24. Congratulations!! I love those Seda products as well. I had to play a little catch-up on your blog, I have been out of town. I think that seahorse in silver leaf was made for my family room ~ seriously!! I’m assuming it is for sale?? I’ll send an email to the gallery, unless you have a better suggestion.
    Also, I LOVE the Thomas Crown Affair, it’s so great. Both those actors are so perfect. I have never seen the original, I’ll put that on the list!!

    Great information, thank you!!

  25. You are a lucky gal indeed. As usual, I enjoying your musings and I always appreciate your artistic bent. xo tamara

  26. Wow, you are lucky. I think I need to rub your head to see if a little rubs off on me.

  27. Good for you, those are all lovely goodies! The pillows look especially pretty in your daughter’s room, that is such a beautiful blue. You know we’ll be eager to enter anything with a royal wedding connection!

    Enjoy an outstanding week!

  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous wins!
    Please send me some of your
    luck : ) !!
    xx Suzanne

  29. SCORE! a nicer person could not have won…….crazy for that side table.
    but now for your surprise, cannot wait. this anglophile is so intrigued

  30. Well, do enter the lottery, since you are on a roll. I am invited to a Royal Wedding party that actually begins at 5:00 a.m. at Washington Perk–a fun local coffee shop. I am supposed to be in some sort of wedding attendance attire at that unGodly hour, with a hat. Naturally, I have accepted, but I might not get there until 8ish. I am frantically trying to win a floppy hat from Karena, through French Basketeer, but alas, time is running out. I wish you met my girls at the TRAD home event. We will try to all get together soon.

  31. You are racking up! I know-it must be that De Beers necklace! definitely will be back for that! pgt

  32. DivaDebbi says:

    So much fun! I love when stars align lke this. Enjoy your goodies Q.

  33. Lynda says:

    Very nice wins! That happened to me before too! It’s quite exciting to receive emails about wins. I really like how the pillows work so well in your room!

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