Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things in my House that Make Me Smile

This beautiful, beautiful gift arrived in my mailbox just the day before I left to come here to mom's.
It is a handmade quilt from Mary of Quilt Hollow.
I was the lucky winner of her most recent blog give-away.
It was all neatly packaged in the mailing envelope
with a sweet handwritten note.
What makes this even more special, is that Mary is one of my very first blog friends.
BBF...best blog friends...
So, to have a quilt that is made by her hands, is certainly a keepsake that I will treasure.
I'm not so sure where I'd like to display it yet...because it just looks so good where ever I drape it.
It spent the first evening in the kitchen beside the gourmet stand...looking good against the red wall.
I also like the idea of having it on the banister.  Having it open, allows everyone to see its full beauty.
See how nice it looks in the family room, too.
 
If it is draped on the chair in the foyer, it can be appreciated by everyone that visits our home.
What do you think?

Take care,
~Natalie

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14 comments:

BundlesofBlossoms said...

Yeah for you! It always feels good to win giveaways!

Your friend is so talented! The quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure you'll cherish it.

What a happy day.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love all the different displays you have in your home. Especially the typewritter!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love it....and y'know what? I spied a wonderful doll near the chair in the background. That too I love.


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Linda said...

Lucky you to have the quilt, but what I really enjoy are your photos. What a good job you do framing which is something I'm working hard to do better. Have a good day.

Willoughby said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I think it looks great in all the places you displayed it. I would be tempted to rotate it on a regular basis, just for fun!

marie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Lucky you for winning it and for having a BBF! Love that!
It looks wonderful on the foyer chair ~ that's my pick!

Quilt Hollow said...

I loved seeing it in your home no matter where you put it...I know you'll enjoy it. Now remember after you wash and dry it will crinkle and drape better. I posted my latest small quilt today.

jdavissquared said...

I cannot believe you won that in a giveaway! holy cow!

ale balanzario said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt,
All your home photos are great, thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Love it in the last picture...what a wonderful prize!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Oh that is very pretty Nat:) I like it in the foyer, but it sure looks good draped on the banister too. You could have her make you one for each location. Heehee:)
Hugs~Carol

Kylie B said...

Oh wow that quilt is beautiful! What a clever fried you have :)

Thank-you for leaving such beautiful comments on my Blog :)

Kylie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wow, you are one lucky lady. This quilt is beautiful and it sounds like it went to the right person who will treasure it. I noticed on a previous post you also won some beautiful beads! C'mon, what's your secret? (I won't tell a sole~lol). Congrats, Connie

Angie Berry said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful quilt! What a beautiful gift from a beautiful friend!! It looks wonderful every where you put it, but I think my favorite is the banister. With it open like that, you can see lots more of its beauty.