Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Thank You and A Couple of Give-Aways!

A few weeks ago Corey Amaro from Tongue in Cheek 
featured an artist that she admires named Alwen Rambo
 who authors the blog La Belle Brocante.

Alwen is a consummate, passionate collector
 of many of the same things that I am drawn to.
But, she...is a true artist...
...as well as a wordsmith with a wonderful sense of humor.

photo by Alwen Rambo, La Belle Brocante

My interest piqued, I popped over to visit Alwen's blog...
...where I was mesmerized by what I found.

photo by Alwen Rambo, La Belle Brocante

Not only that...she happened to be hosting a give away.
I left a comment and much to my surprise and delight
 was picked the winner.

When I returned from Florida
 there was a most exciting little package waiting for me.
It was meticulously wrapped in beautiful papers...
and contained enchanting tiny gifts...
...bits of French ephemera, old clock faces, a teensy key,
 a coin, some vintage lace,
 a wonderful antique French document...
and a little bisque baby doll who we fondly call Brocante Baby.
Oh lucky me!

I was completely enthralled with her art
 and am now a passionate follower of her blog.
Corey did a wonderful post about Alwen ...
...if you missed it...
you simply must click HERE to read it...

photo by Alwen Rambo, La Belle Brocante

Alwen is hosting another give away ...
...one which she calls "slightly dangerous"
...and this one requires a bit of an imagination.

photo by Alwen Rambo, La Belle Brocante

To try your luck and to enter her giveaway click HERE!
Good luck!

Thank you, Corey for introducing me to Alwen
 as well as the other artists that you have been featuring
 in your Saturday Art Saves feature.
I am enjoying it immensely!

And now....
another blogging friend is having a wonderful give away too!
Jackie from Bliss Farm Antiques is on her way to France!
She is promising to bring back a treasure from her trip and give it to one lucky winner!
It could be You!
Click HERE to enter!



FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

You lucky girl. It couldn't have gone to a nicer blogger!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my goodness Laura...that giveaway was just meant to be yours....it all screams 'Laura'. I think that you two were separated at birth !!
I love every last little parcel and all of the images that you have shown us.
....and, many thanks for your lovely comment today ....it's not often that you see the more poignant side of me !! haha. XXXX

LizlovesVintage said...

What luck! I'll have to look. I like what I'm seeing so far. Tea time :)
xxx Liz
PS. How's that banner going???

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura, well I know exactly how you felt when you opened all your goodies. See, you gave an extremely generous giveaway, and now it came back to you! Life's good,
Blessings, Susie

Fort lapin said...

Dear Laura you are spoilt!! What a beautiful stuff!!
I love all the thinks!!

Pity that you can not even come along ....LOL :-))

Lost of love from Holland

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

What a great prize.



manon 21 said...

Une belle découverte Laura,merci pour le partage.

Je te souhaite de belles fêtes de Pâques
Amitiés ma chère Laura


Jackie said...

You lucky devil you! I am sooooo happy you won, and what treaures.

PURA VIDA said...

love love love the photos

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Getting beautifully wrapped gifts in the mail is one of life's greatest joys!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh you lucky girl...those lil' red shoes are so sweet!

Your new header is breathtaking, perfect for the spring! Happy Easter to you!