Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Giveaway Winner

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Hi everyone! The winner of the March book giveaway is.......Richella @ Imparting Grace. Congratulations! Please email me your shipping address and I’ll put it in the mail at the end of the week.

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Another giveaway winner was me! I won two  really pretty bowls from Laura at The Notebook of Mary's Mother and she also sent me all these other lovely pieces.
 
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I just love the teacups! Isn’t the inside of this one just gorgeous! Thank you ! I really love them all and I’ll put them to good use.
 
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I thought I’d answer a couple of questions that I’ve gotten lately. Quite a few people haven’t given me anyway to get back to them. So if you leave me a question in the comments please also give me a way to reply. 
 
The paint color in my living room and dining room is Squished Squash from Benjamin Moore. The color in the kitchen is I think Pear Green (or something similar) from Benjamin Moore.
 
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I normally attach the decorative papers on the backs of my bookcases etc with double sided tape except my china cabinet. There I used toile fabric which I wrapped around large pieces of cardboard. I don’t normally use scrapbook paper because it’s too many little pieces of paper for me to mess with, but I know other’s who have and it looks great (and it’s very inexpensive).

I don’t have a method for doing displays (I get asked to do a post on how to at least once a month). I’m sure the people who are also professional decorators probably have something on their blogs about how to do them. I just keep at it until I like it!

My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7. Taking photos is one of the things I enjoy most about blogging.

Somebody asked me what magazines I subscribe to or what my favorite magazine is.  I like the British version of Country Living. I subscribe to the U.S. Country Living because I got it for $5 last December when Amazon was having all those amazing subscription deals. I used to love Country Home and Home Companion and since they closed I really haven’t found anything that I buy every month. Like most of you, I prefer blogs these days!

I think that answers the most recent questions. Have a wonderful week everyone!

37 comments:

Richella said...

Manuela! I'm stunned--and so excited! Thank you so much for these wonderful giveaways. I'm thrilled to be one of the lucky winners at TPOH. :)

Screaming Meme said...

Congrats to the winner! Lucky Girl!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Vee said...

Congrats to Richella!

A commenter suggested that I cover the back of my china cabinet rather than paint so I'm taking notes on what you've said. I think I'll visit the dollar store looking for some nice wrapping paper and then the grocery store for some cardboard. That sounds a whole lot easier than small sheets to me, too. Thanks for the inspiration and I'll be certain to give credit where credit is due.

Leann said...

Well it's a great day for winners! Congrats to you and Richella!! Love the china that you won!!

Enjoy your day!
Leann

Jennifer said...

You share the most wonderful info on just "fixing" things up. I am glad everyone else asks questions, because often I forget.

The teacups and bowls are delightful. You have great plans for them to be sure!

Have a fabulous week,
Jennifer

CRICKET said...

The pictures of your flowers , make me want to go get myself a bouquet! I am researching camera's so thank you for the tip.

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations to Richella!

Your pictures are always so lovely! I enjoy seeing them on each post.

I use sticky-tack to attach paper to the back of my hutch. My sister uses double-sided tape, but it didn't stick for me. Just an idea if someone is having a hard time getting it to stick! Right now, I'm using wrapping paper(red with white polka dots) that I got at Christmas. Love it! But I may have to change it up for spring.

Julie said...

Manuela,

First off, thanks for the book giveaways. You are a generous hearted sis. Second, I love your win!Oh how those colors just go together. And I adore the tablecloth or covering under you bowl win. Beautiful. The reds and yellows just make me long for Spring to bring in daffodils and lots of ZAPS of color in the house, and of course to enjoy in the yard. The grey landscape of winter is seeming especially long this year here in the South....oh dear...patience! And thanks for all the interesting facts about yourself and your beautiful home. It's all GOOD!!!!! Enjoyed your post today...hah..everyday for goodness sakes. It's why I'm always peeking into your back door here at TPOH. Wish we were real neighbors!!!!!!!!! hugs, Julie

Julie said...

Congrats to the winner!

Denise said...

Congrats Richella :) And to you too Manuela on your pretty wins. Have a lovely day.

Bonita said...

Yeah, I'm so glad Richella won! She is absolutely precious!

Love looking at your pretty bowls and thanks for answering the questions. I like the name of that paint color "Squished Squash". Too funny!

Tina Leigh said...

Everything is beautiful! Flowers, the china...love it all!

mary'smom said...

Manuela! You've made those china pieces look wonderful! Your photography is amazing. I'm so happy that you like the china pieces.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations! Your flowers are pretty - really like the daffodils. Thanks for sharing the information.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Richella!!! Enjoyr your book :) Thank you manuela for hosting aother lovely giveaway.

And congratulations to you too! The tea cups are so charming and I love the flowers.
Have a beautiful day!
Sharon

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my friend...Girl here I thought you were a professional at displays...you do a wonderful job on all you do...I just did my hutch like yours the other day...looks great will have to do a post on it ha ha!! its it funny how everything you do now in your house because a post ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy said...

Congrats to the winner!!! She is one lucky girl. You won some pretty amazing treasures yourself, congratulations to you. I love your blog, it is full of your beautiful photos and I enjoy it very much. Thanks!
Hugs, Cindy S

Lee Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing all of this info with us. Honestly, your pictures should be in a magazine!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Those teacups are gorgeous!!

Sharon said...

Congrat to Richella! You'll have to post your thoughts about this yummy-looking book! :)

*Ulrike* said...

Congrats to both of you! I do so love teacups when they have a little something extra inside!

Jeanette said...

I also love teacups and congratlations to the winners.

Rebekah said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person! :) Make that two nicer persons. Those teacups are lovely!

Donna said...

Congrats to the winner! And congrats to you too...the china is lovely.

Rhondi said...

That china you won in the giveaway is beautiful and I know you will find something wonderful to do with it. I love the pretty arrangement you have on your coffee table too! Congrats to Richella on winning the giveaway. I thought for sure I was going to win :)
Rhondi xo

Amber said...

Your tablescape on the coffee table is beautiful! So bright and springy!

Gloria said...

Hi Manuela. I love the greens of that tables. Yes it is time to bring springy things in. Great photos.

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations to Richella, and to you for the beautiful gift you received! I love teacups and all of these dishes are so pretty. I know you will use them in ways that make us wonder "Why didn't I think of that?"
Happy Spring!

Cozy Little House said...

I don't think it's possible for you to take a bad photo, Manuela! That first one with the dappled light is stunning. I have sooo looked for that green shade of candles you have. And CANNOT find them!
Brenda

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Manuela! I especially love the gorgeous greens and flowers in that first pic!

HeathahLee said...

Richella is one of my favorite bloggers! I'm so happy she won!

And I got the same $5 subscription to CL...LOVE it!

Megan said...

Your new treasures are beautiful. Thanks for answering some questions. I like your technique for decorating the back of your hutch and bookcases. I think I will be on the lookout for some paper or fabric for that purpose.

Storybook Woods said...

Congrats, wonderful win I love your photos xoxoxo Clarice

Tracy F. said...

Lovely giveaway! I enjoy your blog.

Kay said...

I think the area between your new rolling basket & the inspiration board should have a hanging file made of either wicker or canvas (throw in a new texture there). It would fill the space and yet your files would be accessable. Just a thought.

santamaker said...

Oh..........what lovely daffodils! You've inspired me to go out and get some. Your photos are gorgeous!