A Thank You and More Burlap

Look what Santa brought me! Okay, it wasn't from Santa. And my mail lady brought it. But it was like an early Christmas gift. A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway from Freckled Laundry. I was just thrilled! So when it arrived on my doorstep I was so excited. I wish you could have smelled the package. Even before the box was opened the heavenly scent of lavender was filling the air. I'm sure the mail lady just wanted to take a nap after carrying that around with her all day. Jami was overly generous with her giveaway. She is just the sweetest blogger ever. If you haven't ever visited her blog you really should take the time. She also has her new Vintage Market set up. You'll just have to stop by there and see what that is all about.

I received a lavender filled pillow made out of vintage french fabric and a smaller sachet with natural stripes and filled with lavender too. They both came from Maria at Dreamy Whites

I also got a huge square of lavender soap which came from Ruth at The Beautiful Life. Oh the scent is amazing! 

Also, a little bling made out of a vintage key and a charm that reads,"Amour." Really sweet. That came from Debra at Common Ground.

And, (I know, there's more), a sheet music wreath ornament made by Marian at Miss Mustard Seed. I loved the size of it and I new right away where I could put it.

I had already painted this frame white couple of weeks ago. It looks like wood but it's not, it's just plastic. I never got around to glazing it but I didn't want to wait. So, here's what I did. I can always glaze later.

I took the lovely artwork that was originally in the frame and wrapped it in burlap. I had some on the kitchen table that I had used on our huge Thanksgiving table. Yes, I know that was over a month ago.

 So I cut a piece off so fast that I didn't check on how it looked. It has a worn and aged look which is good. Then I just....

used some duck tape to secure it to the back. Classy I know.

I had a small upholstery tack that I poked through and secured the back with one of those lapel pin dohickies. I'm sure it has a name. Or you can use a piece of cork. Something to keep in it place. And that's it. Took all of about 10 minutes. I love it! I love it all. And the lavender pillow is right next to my computer so it is helping me keep calm throughout this stressful and busy week! Thank you so much Jami!

What are you all doing to stay sane this week? Or have you thrown in the towel already?

Blogger is acting up so I'm hoping this post will turn out correct. The font seems to be wacky.

 linking up with 
Funky Junk Interiors SNS: Burlap

see ya later,


  1. What a fun giveaway to win! Lavender would maybe help me stay sane. I'm mostly taking a lot of hot baths. And sometimes some sleeping pills. Plus I refused to bake, and I'm holding firm on that refusal.

    The wreath look perfect there.

  2. I love lavender. I can't get enough of it but right now for some strange reason I don't have much around except for hand lotion. I need to get some lavender oil and do my own thing with it. Give me lavender and new age spa music and I'm in heaven. Great pics.

  3. Great prizes to win. Do you know about Live Writer? It will save your sanity. When I did the linky party I had to use Blogger and it was so frustrating. You can do a post on Live Writer in a few minutes easily and it is free.

  4. Anita, Congrats on your win. What a fabulous early Christmas present.

  5. Congrats on winning! How exciting! I love lavender, can't get enough of it! And the wreath looks lovely in your new frame! Great idea:)

  6. Ooh I love how you're displaying the wreath! It looks beautiful with the burlap and that frame.

  7. What a fantastic bunch of treasures you received!
    Have fun with it all!

  8. Congrats on the win!! Lucky girl you! ;) I love your framed burlap with the wreath!! I might have to copy, borrow, steal that idea!!! Love it!!

    Merry Christmas my friend!!

  9. Man Anita, I've never seen anyone win so many giveaways!! And what a great one to win! Enjoy your new pretties, I love them all! And I love Jami too. :)

  10. Aw. What a thoughtful post, Anita. So happy you won and are enjoying your new pretties. Love what you did with the wreath (and the frame in general). Beautiful!

  11. (...and thank you for the sweet things you said.)

  12. You go girl!!! What a great giveaway. Can you just feel sorry for me a moment considering I never win anything. Well, I shouldn't say anything...just not much...very rarely...like almost never. Your gift was awesome. Glad you won!!!

  13. Thanks for stopping by and suggesting the blog back-up...great idea. I guess I should have finished reading "Blogger for Dummies" :) Oh well, live and learn!

    Love all your new goodies, can just smell the lavender. Your new frame looks great, probably going to have to copy that idea ;)

    Happy Holidays!

  14. What a collection of goodies...you lucky girl. Good idea with that burlap, frame and wreath. It looks great :)

  15. Oh, I love the ornament framed! What a clever idea. :) Thanks so much for giving my work a good home.

  16. I love this Anita...looks so pretty! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  17. Hi Anita - I dont hink I have ever ben here to visit youbefore - (how can that be - you have a beautiful blog!) Your burlap wreath/photo frame is beautiful! Your pictures are fabulous - and love the treasures that you won - what great little gifts.

    Happy Holidays to you - I hope to be back soon!


  18. Beautiful. I love the framed burlap. I need to try that. It came out great!!!

  19. It turned out so beautiful, Anita.

    Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea!

  20. Wow, you are a lucky duck to win all that great stuff. I love jamie @ freckled Laundry, she's the best. Turns out she only lives a couple hours from me. Someday we're going to meet for coffee when I'm down that way for work.
    Love your duct taped frame, I'll have to remember that one. Just don't try to use duct tape for painters tape, I did and it wasn't a good substitution!

  21. I love the way your ornament looks againt the burlap. And plastic or not, that frame looks great!

  22. Love the different elements when put together they are awesome! You have plastic, burlap, and paper together to make...perfect!

  23. Love this!!! Thanks for sharing the link with me:) I am your newest follower!


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