I had 3 surprises this week that I just wanted to share with you all.
First, I got these...
|Beautiful painted Milk glass plates|
|Isn't it gorgeous?|
My friend Luisa went antiquing and saw these beauts and knowing how much of 'sucker' I am for milk glass, she grabbed them for me along with a cute milk glass basket too!
I've never seen anything like it before and I hope to find a place to display them properly.
Thank you my friend, so sweet!
Second, my loosing streak for blog contests finally broke and I won twice in a one week!
I joined the contest from...
And I won!!!! Ding - ding-ding-ding!!!!!!!
I got this beautiful hand-made herb box made from a reclaimed wine bottle crate!
I was planning to put small planters in and plant herbs in it of course, but since I didn't have time to do that yet, it now sits in my counter as my cookbook box!
|Yup, What better way to start than with the Master, Julia Childs!|
Thank you so much Khammany!
Aside from the prize arriving pronto, it was packaged so thoughtfully with a sprig of lavander tucked in the bow of the ribbon!
You can be a happy owner of the same box, just check out her ETSY shop, "Sweet Inspired Market"!
The Second prize I won cam from Lorie at...
I won a $100 Visa Gift card from the "Glidden My Colortopia" Contest!
Thank you so much again Lorie!!!!!
Lastly, the one thing that I am probably most thankful for this week was the safety of my Brother and his family back home.
You see, my home country, the Philippines was hit yesterday by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, particularly in the province where my brother and his family lives!
I just found out a few minutes ago as I write this post about this devastating news. Not a lot of casualties known yet and a lot of old churches destroyed...
|Basilica de Sto. Nino|
as well as other buildings ...
Luckily too, it was a national holiday and a lot o the buildings were empty and that includes the Capitol building where my brother works at!
I am truly GRATEFUL!
THANK YOU GOD!
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