Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Won The Dutchess of Doora from Flora Doora

I am almost embarassed to tell you...
but I won another giveaway!
Yes, indeedy!
And, it a piece crafted by a
talented lady named
Jane lives in Naples,FL
and, as you can see,
does most of her
*ahem* drinking on the beach.
If I am not mistaken this chair is
one of those low risers-only about
1 foot off the ground..you know..
so she doesn't fall off after getting
up from drinking her *ahem* coffee.
She is making a product that I have
never seen before.
It is a beautiful little bag,
lined with heavy plastic,
and you can put real flowers
and water in it.
They are gorgeous creations.
She made this one in a new pattern.
It has an "apron".
She had a
Name The Flora Doora contest
and I won-
My entry?
The Dutchess of Doora!
Isn't she sweet?
I have put her up with my
blue and white dishes that
I have had for many years..
Is that perfect, or what?
The china is from a dear friend of mine, Ruth.
She used to have a shop-
and I was her best customer..
and she sold things to me at very
reasonable prices.
Everytime I look at these I think of her.
This is a close up of a cup.
And we could never really read
the manufacture's mark.

The plate tucked in back
is a gift from my friend, Lisa,
that lives in Australia, mate.
She has a wonderful blog
I have never seen another like it.
This tureen belonged to my hubbys'
grandmother.  No one wanted it when she passed.
No one-except me!
Quite by a fluke I found out that
had one just like it-
and she thought she had a
Here's one more close-up of my
new Dutchess of Dora.
And one more-
She's a beauty, isn't she?
Oh yeah...
and just to make you drool a bit more...
This is the original one I got from Jane..
to match my lavender room..
I named her too~
I call her
Lucy Lavender.

If you don't have a
you can purchase one
from her site.
You'll be glad you did..
her creations have traveled
all the way to Paris..
but YOU can buy
one here at
your photo name


Tete said...

You better buy a lottery ticket, cuz you're on a roll.
I have one of these that a friend made. It is small and holds pretty flowers from my gardens.
Love the blue and white dishes. Used to do those colors in my kitchen with yellow walls until I got tired of it. Did it for years.
Have a fun day!
Hugs- Tete

Rebecca said...

Well you are ONE LUCKY DUCKY aren't you!

I never win. I say SHARE!



Jane, Naples, Florida said...

She looks beautiful! I love your collection
of blue and white china...always a favorite of
mine! Thanks for showcasing Flora Doora!

Flora Doora

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Those low-risers lol, I'd never be able to get up from it.


Anonymous said...

lucky lucky!I love the blue and white, so clean and crisp,

Gina said...

Congratulations! That's a pretty Flora Doora and it goes so nicely with your blue & white dishes (which are also pretty.)

WeeFaerie said...

Congrats!!! It's beautiful! And yeah, you need to go get yourself a lottery ticket!

Suzann said...

You are such a lucky gal winning these giveaways!! Love the bags they both go so well in your home.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Big congrats to you Diana!
And that bag is just so charming!
But that china my dear is just fabulous! Love, love ,love it!
Hugs and where is our spring??????
I saw snowflakes this morning and I almost put out a home for sale sign!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

You've got some kind of lucky roll going. Good on ya! I find the most fun blogs from your site and recommendations! Love the blue and white you lucky duck. Sending you some warmth in case it's not warm enough in your part of the country yet. It's a Santa Ana and going to be an unprecedented 88 degrees here at the beach today.

Julie Harward said...

Way to go...I don't know how to win anything! I love it and I love your pretty dishes..they go together to nice! :D

At The Picket Fence said...

Those are just gorgeous and I have never seen anything quite like them! You lucky gal you!

Donna said...

Wow, you are on a roll, Diana! Congrats on another win! I just KNOW that you really don't need all of those gorgeous blue and white dishes, OR that beautiful new flower holder. Soooo, you can just box them up and send them over to me any time, now:)!

Janet said...

Congratulations! What a darling idea and it looks so cute with your blue dishes!

Elyse said...

wow, how lovely everything is, diana!



and yes, the armoire was my biggest tinker! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats Diana!

I have been pretty lucky winning giveaways lately too. What do you say we go to Vegas?!!

Patty Patterson said...

Now I know why I never win anything. It's because YOU entered. And there can only be one winner and I'm not it. *LOL* Just kidding. Congrats on all of your wins!