A Cherished Poem

Although the following poem is quite short I think it speaks volumes. I dedicate it to you my cherished readers!

Count Your Blessings

Have faith in all you do,
And try to reach your goal,
Face the future with a smile,
Play out your special role.

Sorrow will sometimes come your way,
And tears will surely fall,
But there will be another day,
As time brings peace to all.

So lift your head up high,
Count your blessings one by one -
God's gifts are all around us,
Embracing everyone.


Poem reproduced by kind permission of the beautiful This England magazine.
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Upcycled Funky Pants & Giveaway Winner

Earlier in the year I participated in an online vintage swap for bloggers, and my swap partner was Dara from the USA. One of the items I sent Dara was a Wabasso double size flat sheet and she used it to make these funky lounge pants! They look fantastic, I want a pair! Dara loves to spend time in her greenhouse and garden and she certainly has a green thumb, her garden is inspirational!

Cute to boot! Dara's boots are from Target, they are from the Liberty of London for Target range. I want a pair of these too! Fingers crossed that we'll get the Liberty of London for Target range here in Australia...and soon!

The lucky winner of the giveaway sponsored by Joyous World is Tara! Congrats Tara! Thank you to Joyous World for sponsoring the giveaway and thank you to all entrants!

The next giveaway here will be from yours truly to celebrate my 1 year blogoversary! The prize is an original vintage sweet delicate something...

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Jennie Smith is the creator of the aptly named brand ReJenerate. Jennie 'rejenerates' vintage, recycled and salvaged fabrics and doilies etc into fabulous one-of-a-kind fashion and bridal accessories, specializing in handbags. The gloriously green clutches featured here are from her 'Waste Not Want Not' range.

If you would like a custom item from ReJenerate you can pick the fabrics and doilies etc that you want from Jennie's extensive stash or send her some of your own materials.

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Joyous World Jewellery Display Frame Giveaway

Please Note: This Giveaway is Now Closed

Ooh la la! This sumptuous creation by Joyous World offers a way to display jewellery with romantic flair. The ornate vintage goldtone metal frame measures 16.5 cm (6.5 ") x 40.7 cm (16 ") making it the perfect size to fit atop a table or on a strip of wall. Ribbon with a small brass ring is attached to the top of the frame for hanging. 4 jewellery hooks are included with this giveaway (jewellery is not included).

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide.

To enter, simply do these 3 things:

1.Visit Joyous World on etsy where you will find more handmade loveliness and gorgeous vintage finds. Here is the link:

2. Leave me a comment and tell me about your favourite find or finds from Joyous World on etsy. One entry per person.

3. Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. Alternatively, leave a link in your comment to your profile, blog or website where I can access your email address from.

This giveaway ends on July 15 2010 at 4.30 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Comments will be allocated numbers in the order in which they are received. I will use random.org to generate the winning number on July 15 2010 after 4.30 pm AEST. The winner will be notified via email on July 15 2010 by 5.30 pm AEST.

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