Wednesday, October 6, 2010

the kindness of bloggers

An impromptu little package arrived today from Amanda of Small Acorns to delight us, a giveaway win of sorts. Someone else won, in fact, but Amanda's daughter decided that I should have a prize too. It's encouraging that young girls in faraway lands are being brought up with such a keen sense of justice.


And a fine prize it was. The lovely fabric teatime stickers already adorn the playroom and the charming purse will lurk in my handbag. Thank you, dear Amanda and Milly!


And you may want to rush along and get your name into Permanent Magenta's painting giveaway, which ends this Friday. It's mightily noble of me to mention it at all, as I have my eye on her Pink Eames Rocker and you're diluting my chances by entering.

So much for the survival of the fittest. Future sociological investigation will show that altruism peaked in Blogtopia in the early years of the twenty first century. Findings will be sensitively validated by peer review, presented in pink floral folders tied with pretty ribbon, and greeted with a flurry of admiring comments from the academic community. I guess we'll all have a small glass of sherry.

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like Amanda's daughter is just as nice as Amanda. Regarding the giveaway, you personify noblesse oblige in Blogtopia. I'll dilute your chances further.

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  2. Diluting away! Ha ha I do wonder about the snarkiness going on behind the *sweet* comments, though sometimes, "Oh, I just LOVE your new eyeshadow, it looks so (gulp) good on you!" Not that I would ever be thinking such a thing... You're awesome, Mise (that's a snarkless fact!).

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  3. controversy controversy Mise..
    well fist hurrah for Amanda and her youngin' sending these lovelies your way..... well deserved... and time for Mise to win a little I say...

    I do hope you win this lovely artwork too,.. something for all the little Mises.. a little pink .. a little blue.. and a little yellow for mamma!!

    PS... thanks for your blessing.. I feel providence will smile on me now.. hehehe.. xxx Julie

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  4. Obviously your prowess as a giveaway queen needed to be perked up a little, and I think Milly would have rigged the giveaway draw if she could have! I'm so pleased you're enjoying your wee parcel.
    And I'd like to ask your permission to enter Permanent Magenta's giveaway?

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  5. Gorgeous prize, you must have been needing a little giveaway boost?
    Enjoy!
    Flick

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  6. Ah, sherry! To drink to your winnings, Mise! Just a tipple or two...

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  7. I love this post! You did make me laugh. Pass the sherry dear! Any sign of the stove?? Sinead

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  8. Oh, what a kind thought from Amanda and her daughter Millie.... a lovely gesture, as it's high time you won some giveaways Mise..... perhaps the painting will be winging its way to your door sometime soon. I'll keep everything crossed although, I do find that a little difficult after the third sherry ! XXXX

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  9. Well now your a winner anyway - how sweet is that. I'm off to dilute your chances a little more...

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  10. Even though I really like that painting I won't dilute your chances since I still have stacks of paintings of my own that I haven't hung yet since the great move. They are leaning against walls all over the house, waiting patiently to be hung. I wonder if eventually my home will start to resemble those photos in home decor magazines of fabulous rooms with pictures leaning casually against walls and columns like chic guests at a cocktail party. Somehow I doubt it.

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  11. I did a post about you and your lovely blog which inspires and does make me laugh. Hope you like it.Sinead x

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  12. I don't think the Nanny State will be letting us drink in those far off days- it'll be vitamin enhanced pineapple juice, or some such thing!

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  13. Great photos, I like the colors. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.

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  14. Some people are just over the top nice. Very nice package of fun to receive. Good luck with the give away...I think I just might enter too. Enjoy your sherry.

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  15. OOh, So I read the top of your post and couldnt resist going off to small acorns to check it out-was delighted of course. THEN I scrolled farther down to find ME, moi! made somehow more fabulous here on your blog! Big proud smile.

    And on top of all that You offer me, all of us , sherry? I'm in. but maybe I should wait till after lunch. Or at least 11sies.

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  16. cheers! to you winning the giveaway!
    its really cute
    ~laura

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  17. congrats etc.

    what stained glass panel is it you refer to ?

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  18. Oh, how sweet! I'm a wee bit tardy with my visiting so it's only just and fair that I'm too late to compete with you for that charming Permanent Magenta giveaway. Bonne Chance, Mise {a second cousin of Bonne Maman}.

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  19. I've missed you, Mise. Pesky internet connection!

    Darn it, looks like I missed the giveaway, too - did you win? xx

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  20. Hey Mise
    I stupidly put my last post up 3 times.. hahahaha.. lucky you commented on the keeper!!! and thanks for your lovely comment too!!!! Have a great week,. xxx Julie

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  21. oh that's cool, Amanda is a top bird and it seems her daughter is just as cool! jx

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