Friday, July 24, 2009

Pay It Forward

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

I was up to my elbows and eyelids in apples this afternoon when the DH came back from the mailbox with my PAY IT FORWARD gift that was sent to me by Dari, the Sea Witch. I couldn’t put the paring knife down fast enough to grab it from his hands. I love surprises, and I certainly was surprised when it arrived today!

The box was chocked full of wonderful things all wrapped up in yellow handmade paper…..

A pair of “decked out” gardening gloves—so I “will look as fabulous as my flowers” says Dari, when I am out tending to my garden. They are luscious lime green, skirted with a hot pink and yellow stripe material and trimmed out with hot pink pompom fringe (how did she know those were my all time fave summer apparel colors)? She even had her very own designer label sewn on—too cute, gotta have me some of those!!

A black Mockingbird silhouette to hang in a Campagne Maison window—but, my mind is racing with other ideas for it as well.

A “Dari” original brooch created from beveled glass and copper foil showcasing a Gibson girl and her beau in a warm embrace--so romantic, so French, so Moulin Rouge! (And, can I say, “so sexy”, if not--scratch that comment…)

A petite snow globe of the Eiffel tower surrounded along the base by other famous Paris landmarks….

A bar of Lavender milled soap from France--the smell is so heavenly I keep picking it up to smell of it…

And a scallop shell to remind me of the sea…and of the Sea Witch.......If you haven't visited her blog, ....go on over and tell her I sent ya!

All wonderful things from a wonderful fellow blogger! Thank you so much!

In keeping with the Pay if Forward spirit of giving, and the blessed recipient of 2 Pay it Forward gifts, I am inviting you to join in on the fun!

Here is how it works:

If you are one of the first three people to leave a comment on this post, sometime in the next few months you will receive, via snail mail, something cool that I've hand made~Just For You !!! There is no obligation, no worries. The only request is that you include this logo on your blog and the next three people do the same. And on it goes!!! This should be fun! Leave your comment below and start watching the mail!!! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you and get your address or you can email me ~~just go to my profile~ I'll need your mailing address to get your gift to you. Let's see how far we can get with this thing!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse today. We love having company.

Au revoir,


Anonymous said...

That was a nice surprise and so nice. All things you like and can enjoy. The Eiffel globe is so appropriate for Campagne Maison. I bet the soap smells good. I love reading your daily blog.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Jacque , I am so glad you came back to see me ! I couldn't remember your blog name and I forgot to to follow you last time I was here.But I clicked on your followers and now I am hooked up with ya ! :) :)
The gloves are so cute !

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Good morning Jacque,
What a sweet idea...Pay It Forward. Those were all very thoughtful and beautiful gifts. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings and a great big hug,

Musings of a Sea Witch said...
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Musings of a Sea Witch said...

Hello Jacque: I am so glad that you were delighted with your Pay It Foward giffies. I was fortunate in that all three of you are folks who love digging in the dirt so I knew I had to create a set of smashing gardening gloves. One of the wonderful things about visiting blogs is you meet so many wonderful people. I really enjoyed tailoring this Pay It Forward to your creative and friendly personality.

I was anxious to post a thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, but I wanted to wait until you had 3 comments so you had your Pay It Forward participants first. Enjoy! (please ignore the original posting that I pulled, too many spelling errors that I had to pull it.) Sea Witch

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Jacque,
What beautiful gifts you received. I especially like the gloves, they are so cheerful with the cuffs at the top that make them so girly!

Also, thanks for your kind comments about my studio - you are so sweet! Hope you're having a wonderful french inspired weekend, Jacque ;)

BirdStop USA said...

Those are very nice gifts you received from the Sea Witch. My favorite, is the beautifully decorated designer gloves. As my grandchildren would say, sweet!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Jacque , I am so sorry I am so behind in my blogging. I really didn't realize I was one of the three ! Do I have to send 3 gifts to someone also ? I am a tad confused , LOL .