Monday, April 25, 2011

A Surprise Gift from Miss Sandra!

Surprise Gift #1

A couple weeks ago, I entered a Second Blogiversary Giveaway
on the one of my favorite blogs,

And guess what?

Surprise Gift #2

I didn't win!

BUT, Miss Sandra decided to draw one more name
for a SURPRISE gift.. and then I won!

Surprise Gift #3

But what has arrived in this beautifully wrapped
little bundle?

Surprise Gift #4

A sweet little card was attached...

Surprise Gift #5

Ooh, it looks like the roses on my quilt!

Surprise Gift #6

What a fun surprise! A woven vintage doily,
with beautiful hand embroidery work!

Surprise Gift #7

The colors will fit right in at Eastlake Victorian!
And I think I know just the right spot for it!

Surprise Gift #8

AND, a lovely cabinet card portrait
of a pretty young lady from the c. 1880's!
She looks like she is posing by a quilt or pretty throw.

Surprise Gift #9

Surprise Gift #10

Thank you so much, Miss Sandra! I use doilies all over the house,
and I collect Victorian era photographs.
Your thoughtful gifts will be put to good use!

Surprise Gift #11

Be sure to visit Miss Sandra and her faithful companion,
Mr. Knightly the cat, at Musings From Harmonie House.
Miss Sandra has a GORGEOUS dream home
and loves to live life to its fullest IN THE PAST!
She is also a wonderful poet and music lover.
Do stop by Harmonie House for tea
and say hello to Miss Sandra!

Surprise Gift #12


Liz said...

What a lovely gift. The cabinet card is perfect. I'm sure you will find the perfect spot for that embroidery.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Liz,

I like the shape of the doily, long and thin. Sometimes round doilies just don't fit on a narrow area. There are a few great places I can use it!


Marilyn said...

WOW... What a great "non-win gift!! I love the embroidered piece!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Miss Sandra said...

Dear Pam,
How lovely you've photographed your gifts. They fit so beautifully in your home. I'm happy to have picked your name! Thank you for this post and for linking to my page. It's always lovely stopping by The Eastlake Victorian...such a beautiful place. Have a beautiful week!
Blissful tidings,

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marilyn-

I thought you would! You are the expert on embroidery (and crochet) in my book! :-)


Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Miss Sandra-

Beautiful gifts from a beautiful person. :-)
Thank you again!


Curtains In My Tree said...

I know you love your surprise gift as do the rest of us

I found you on the blog
My Old Historic House , I love the old homes from days gone by

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Janice from Curtains-

I'm glad you found my blog! I'm a fairly new follower of Richard at My Old Historic House... he's got a LOT of great antiques! I'll be checking out your blog, too. :-)


Richard Cottrell said...

Congratulations I never win anything. I think the gift was perfect for you. Thanks for stopping by. Richard at My Old Historic House

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Richard-

I love the gifts. I hope the River is staying put and your house is OK with all this bad weather!

Take care.


victorian parlor II said...

Congrats! What lovely treasures:). That doilie will be pretty in your home!



Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Thanks, Kim!


La Petite Gallery said...

Dear pam, I am half awake just sat down to first cup of coffee. I made a blunder, some how the letter opener came up at the beging. I thought that was the gift. So just forget the 1st comment, I have not flown over the cuckoo yet Thanks for the great comment. SaT. is Derby day about5-6pm, have to check. I am betting on a MUDDER
if it rains.. yvonne

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Yvonne,

I can see how you might think that. Good luck on the horse!


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