Saturday, June 16, 2012

card giveaway winners

The winners of a set of handcrafted cards are Stan Carey and Jane and Lance Hattatt.  Thank you all for your entries, and thank you to Ruth of Nice Day Designs for offering the prizes.

kitchen flowers, for the sake of including a picture

This isn't a very interesting post, I know, but the next one will be wonderful.  Please have two ramekins ready.

23 comments:

  1. aaahhhhh! the aqualigia. My favourite flower of all time.
    Have YOu thought about
    decorating the range rover with them ?

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  2. I chose them especially for you.

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  3. Happy for the winners. Now. Do you see that little pink pot? I am on the lookout for just such a pot. I believe it may have held yogurt once. Can you divulge your source?

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    1. It's a jam-pot, Lucille, without its lid, and I got it in a shop that sells stuff (in Clifden). My understanding is that it would be Incorrect to use it for jam, but Correct to repurpose it for flowers, as using this sort of thing for its intended purpose isn't sufficiently middle class. The brand written underneath is Pomax.

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  4. Looking forward to the witty and gracious thank you from the Hattatts.

    Where are there I wonder.....

    xo jane

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    1. Jane, so many of us spend our days yearning for the next bout of witty graciousness from the Hattatts; why should now be any different?

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  5. Congrats to the winners, and congrats to you Mise! I was in deepest Kent last week and managed to procure a copy of Ideal Homes - your house is lovely, just as I had expected :) I especially loved your colourful kitchen
    best
    Sharon
    x

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    1. Thank you, Sharon; that's high praise from one who lives in the midst of such French grace and elegance.

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  6. I have the ramekins ready and waiting. I hope whatever it is I'm doing with them isn't too difficult.
    Lovely kitchen flowers. I love those grannies bonnets too.

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  7. Hello Mise

    Congratulations to Stan Carey and Jane and Lance. Are you hand delivering the Hattatt's winnings? (there was some mention of a dishonest postman!)

    Two ramekins at the ready you say, surely you are not going to ask us to panhandle?

    Helenxx

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  8. I’ll hand deliver that stuff to the Hattatts.

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  9. Congratulations to the winners. They will be doing little happy dances and planning their correspondence even as I leave this comment. Those flowers are photogenic. It's almost as if they knew they would be required to put on a show.

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  10. Gratuitous flowers or a garland for the winner's.

    Perhaps if the Hattatt's are to have their winnings delivered by hand we could organise a PFW reader relay, like the Olympic Torch Relay but with less fanfare and more pink/home made yoghurt/cushions. I can meet the boat at Holyhead ;D

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    1. An absolutely sterling idea, Annie! It would be a magnificent collaborative performance, with an impish undercurrent of defiance as the Hungarian postal system meets its match. I certainly have you down for meeting the boat at Holyhead. Could you dress in charcoal grey and look wistful (for the cameras)?

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    2. I might even manage a matching hat, if you think that wouldn't be over the top.

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  11. Hello Mise:
    Not a very interesting post. Oh, dear Mise, this is THE most interesting event since Columbus discovered America [if he did!], the splitting of the atom [rather regrettable] and man first walked on the moon [most useful for future generations]. We are, as of today, official winners in life rather than losers. Who ever said that running the race was more important than the winning was, in our view, completely misguided.

    We are absolutely thrilled beyond all measure to discover our names up in lights, so to speak, on 'PRETTY FAR WEST' and cannot possibly thank you enough. We shall now take every possible step to ensure that our cards do not fall into the wrong hands, i.e. The Hungarian Postal Service.

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    1. I'm delighted to see the triumphal march for your victory, Jane and Lance, as bloggers and national leaders worldwide turn out to hail your great achievement. When the crowds have dispersed I shall be reading the many telegrams of congratulation. Even Greece has sent along some kind felicitations, bless them, amid their own troubles. Unfortunately, it is in Greek.

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  12. Ah well, another giveaway not won ...... and I even went out and bought the magazine to admire your lovely home, thinking that would influence the random winner picker thingy!! I shall definitely now have to acquire your beautiful chair by nefarious means, as consolation!!

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    1. I know, Anne, I know. I fervently wish it had been you. Fate can be so cruel.

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  13. Congrats to the wonderful and witty winners!!

    I shall keep my tears at bay & hopes high for future gifts! (though that is most certainly not why I read your marvelous blog!) beautiful and cheery flowers my dear!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  14. Ramekins at the ready. Hit us with your post as you see fit.

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  15. Oh and I have two ramekins-fetching, pastel, fluted ones. I may even have one model in pink...

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  16. Mise and Ruth, thank you so much: this is a heady start to the week. I am, as Shell predicts, doing a happy dance now, and am tempted to keep it up till lunch, at which point I will begin selecting the lucky future recipients of these fine cards.

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You're looking particularly well.

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