Thursday, November 12, 2015

I WON! I WON! I WON A GIVEAWAY! Wait til you see THIS!

Several weeks ago 
I threw my name into the hat 
at
for a sweet 
Jeanne d'Arc bag.

I told Sissie I had the 
PERFECT outfit to wear with it..
IF I won!
She probably thought-
yeah-right....

Well, I DID win
nanya nanya booboo-stick your head in doodoo
and I DO have the perfect outfit 
for this bag!

Here, my friends, is what I won!
HELLO GORGEOUS BAG!
Is that not one of the prettiest bags you have
EVER SEEN?

And- I DO have the outfit to match!
I know- things look kind of
BLAH--just hanging--but--
that is what you're getting!

Want to see more, do you?
I LOVE it, Sissie!
I REALLY LOVE IT!

What else do I have to go with it?
How about THESE pieces?
WHO does that OLD ARM belong to?
Certainly it can't be MINE!?
Oh- I am so thankful for this beautiful gift!
And..IF you don't know Sissie
you need to pop over to her blog right now.
She is just a love!
Yes!She!Is!

Thank you again, Sissie!

When my youngest daughter was here
I thought she was
EYEING UP my NEW BAG!
No you don't sister! You are NOT getting my bag!

I quickly diverted her attention by telling her
I was making 
VELVET pumpkins and asked her if she wanted a couple.
She said Yes!
She took ALL TEN of them.

Hmmm...I "might have" had a few
stashed out of sight!
How about you?
Do you give your kids the things they love?
Hmmm...know what else they love?
Wonder which one will end up getting
THAT PRIZE?????

your photo name

76 comments:

Susie said...

Diana, That is a beautiful win. I bet you'll look gorgeous in your pretty things. Your poor hero, can't catch a nap...LOL. Hope your day is fun, I'll be chasing down everything around here...the wind is fierce. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Sylvia Cannon said...

Beautiful bag, Diana, glad you won. You DO have the perfect dress to go with it!

Kathy said...

That bag is beautiful! And I think you do have the perfect dress and accessories for it. Your poor hero can't get a break, can he?

Anonymous said...

Oooohhh, how pretty! Congrats on the win! I love your velvet pumpkins, too.
Wishing you a very nice day. xoxo

Connie said...

Too bad they don't want him on the days that he's bugging you too much , LOL. I'm guessing that your husband is a big tease; I know mine is, and there are days when he drives me crazy, LOL. Your outfit is beautiful, perfect for a wedding or celebrating an anniversary . . . maybe even Easter. So romantic:) Congratulations on your win!
Connie :)

Michelle James said...

Yay!! i am so happy for you & that is the perfect outfit to go with it! I love visiting your blog, I always leave with a smile :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Wow, Diana---that is gorgeous! Congrats on the win! Your jewelry is perfect as well as the beautiful dress for that lovely bag. The right gal won the bag for sure! Have a great day and keep us smiling! xo ♥

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diana,
Wow congrats on your win of that pretty bag. It goes great with you outfit! Love those pretty pumpkins you made too.
Have a wonderful day.
Julie xo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Oh girl, you are sooooo bad! Your poor husband is a saint. Congratulations on the win. Going to check out the site.

Petie said...

OMG...I love it and your top.

Kim said...

That is a great bag, with that outfit ready to go, you just had to win! :) Your pumpkins look store bought...what's your secret??

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wowza!!! It is GORGEOUS! And you do have the perfect outfit. You'll look absolutely marvelous! I'm so glad you won! Hugs, Diane...your sister that likes to borrow your clothes and bags. Remember me? hahaha

Stephen Andrew said...

Congratulations! I thought of you yesterday when I passed a house with a blue light on instead of green. I had a whole vision of a color blind person with good intentions shopping at WalMart in a Diana post-worthy outfit. Maybe they are just a K Mart enthusiast.
Also, I don't know if you remember me saying this like three years ago (the last time I tried to update my blog roll), but for whatever reason your blog will not show up. I tried to update it again a few days ago and I add your name and then it disappears. I think maybe one of your Walmart photos must have been of an underemployed Blogger engineer and he's holding a grudge.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Diana,

Congratulations on winning that hand bag. I would be tempted to rig a giveaway to let be the winner you are so sweet and fun.
I love that dress!

Holly

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Ooh the bag is pretty...and you're right...the dress is perfect!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Gosh its a gorgeous bag!!!! I want it, you know you really don't live that far from me....just saying.

Vee said...

Now that is a lovely bag and you really DO have the perfect outfit. When do we get to see you wearing it? Those pumpkins are great and I see that you have saved some amazing stems, too. You'd best get back to the sewing machine stat!

LV said...

Glad you won and put a bright spot in our life for a change.

Tamara said...

Congratulations, Diana! What a gorgeous, luscious bag. You will look so pretty in your lovely outfit! And your gathering of pumpkins is beautiful! I love the colors.. You truly do have the gift of making people smile <3 Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Tamara

Laurie said...

HaHa! You're crazy! I love your sense of humor. And my oh my, your dress looks like you stepped right out of the Victorian era and your new bag matches perfectly. Now, put it on and take a selfie... and then immediately ...post the selfie!

Laurie said...

Go ahead, I'll wait..........

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Diana,
Congrats on winning such a pretty bag, you will enjoy wearing it. I bet it makes you feel kicky and sassy plus a bit romantic. All your velvet pumpkins your daughter nabbed I am sure are filling her heart with Mom's creative heart and love.
xoxo

Judy Clark said...

Congratulations! It is a gorgeous bag that I know you will enjoy using. No one deserves the win like you do! Enjoy!

Judy

Curtains in My Tree said...

Lucky you for sure winning that pretty girly lacy pink bag

Pom Pom said...

Poor My Hero! Ha ha ha! Does he run when you point the camera at him?
I love your winning! That is cute! Romantic! Yay, ND!

Nellie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous bag! Congratulations on that win! Love those velvet pumpkins, too! xo Nellie

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Sometimes I read fast and miss all the posts but I read yours, "Nanny Nanny poo poo, stick your head in doo doo!" LOL! You are hysterical! Loke, the bags. Yes, yes!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Congratulations!!

And what a simply beautiful outfit, you have already! I love it!!!!

Primroses Attic said...

Well done for winning. Such a beautiful bag. And yes you did have the perfect outfit. Your pumpkins are fab you are so clever.
Rosezeeta.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I was so excited for you when I saw on Sissy's blog that your name had been drawn! It matches your outfit perfect! hugs...

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I really like your velvet pumpkins. So fun that they aren't orange. Congrats on your win. It is a darling bag. I don't think I'd have given it to my daughter either -- at least not til I'd used it myself a couple of times.

Bethany Carson said...

What a beautiful purse! Congrats on winning it, and you did pick a good outfit to go with it! Glad you were able to "divert" your daughter's attention from your purse to the pumpkins--you can always make more if she does find your hidden stash. ;)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Congrats on your new bag! It really is lovely and will look great with your outfit and accessories!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations on your win - its beautiful Love the dress and jewelry, you will look great! Your velvet pumpkins look really good. Hummmmmmm I wonder who will get the last prize, LOL
Have a great weekend Diana.\
I have to tell you that I looked all over for those darn green lights and NO ONE had them - they sure didn't plan that very well did they.
Hugs,
Mary

Diane said...

Congratulations on your win Diana, love all the wonderful pictures.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

Congratulations on your win Diana, love all the wonderful pictures.

Hugs Diane

carolann said...

Congrats Di. Oh so pretty and the perfect attire to go with it and the bracelet. Whoooosh! looks like an outfit of Victorian days. Got that dinning room table all set and your guest will arrive at what time did you say?

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My jaw dropped seeing that bag. Seriously it is the prettiest bag I have ever seen in my life - and yes yes yes you most certainly DO have the perfect outfit to go with it. Just WOW.

As for dd's taking things, absolutely - my youngest calls it "shopping at Mamma's." LOL. Now my eldest never really does much - she just is in "purge" mode and now has been joking about her little sister "shopping for junk" in her take-now-or-forever-be-silent-cuz-you-didn't-grab-it-before-it-was-donated pile. Ah, the circle of life is refreshing, is it not?

Thing is to be honest? That youngest of mine uses our stuff in the grandest of ways - I swear they could write a book about her, she is so danged clever with design and repurposing and re-using things in such a fabulous way!

Finally: YOUR VELVET PUMPKINS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha, she took all ten. Heh, glad you had some stashed. ♥ You're no fool.



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My jaw dropped seeing that bag. Seriously it is the prettiest bag I have ever seen in my life - and yes yes yes you most certainly DO have the perfect outfit to go with it. Just WOW.

As for dd's taking things, absolutely - my youngest calls it "shopping at Mamma's." LOL. Now my eldest never really does much - she just is in "purge" mode and now has been joking about her little sister "shopping for junk" in her take-now-or-forever-be-silent-cuz-you-didn't-grab-it-before-it-was-donated pile. Ah, the circle of life is refreshing, is it not?

Thing is to be honest? That youngest of mine uses our stuff in the grandest of ways - I swear they could write a book about her, she is so danged clever with design and repurposing and re-using things in such a fabulous way!

Finally: YOUR VELVET PUMPKINS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha, she took all ten. Heh, glad you had some stashed. ♥ You're no fool.



Chatty Crone said...

He sure puts up with you! lol And congrats I think that is the perfect dress for that lovely pink bad. Yes I try to give kids what they love.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Diana,
I have been wanting to get over here all day to see this bag! Gloriously beautiful and perfection with this dress and jewelry!
Gorgeous pumpkins!!!
xo
jemma

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Well I'll be darned....your outfit looks like it was begging for that bag!!!! I was excited when I pulled your name out of the hat but now I am just blown away!!! I'm loving that dress and your bracelet. You are going to look hot Mama!
If I had a daughter she would probably talk me out of everything I own. I know that my Sister usually does. Now I would have taken a bunch of those pretty pumpkins...can't blame her!

Thanks for the feature Diana, you are so sweet.

hugs
Sissie

Maria Elena said...

Congrats, Diana! Beautiful win!

bj said...

I love that bag....I love Sissie....and I love you !!

Beemie said...

Just saw those velvet pumpkins for sale at a grocery store...I am going back to get a couple...love them.

camp and cottage living said...

Yes, that is one beautiful bag and it will look great with your vintage style outfit!
Cute pumpkin's too, Diana.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You deserve it you sweet thing! Congratulations! Yes, I expect to see more....like you all gussied up in that gorgeous outfit. I am sure you look so pretty in pink. LOVE your pumpkins. I have gathered 6 stems to make them....next year!!

Missy George said...

Lucky you!! Perfect and adorable with that outfit..I'll bet you look spiffy in it..Pictures!!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Congrats on your win Diana, Love this bag and the soft pretty pink. You do have a great top to go with it. Gorgeous velvet pumpkins too!!
Enjoy your gift!! xo

living from glory to glory said...

Hey, You are so right, that bag was just gorgeous and the color is just perfect to go with that outfit. Glad you won it!!
And really those pumpkins are perfect for fall and to decorate and for a gifts...
Blessings, Hugs And all that Jazz, Roxy

Suzanne said...

Lovely bag! You will look stunning. Those velvet pumpkins are awfully cute, too. Have a great weekend.

Nonnie said...

That is a beautiful bag and it will look even prettier with you holding it.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congrats on winning that pretty bag! It looks perfect with your outfit. Love the pumpkins and I'm glad you saved some for yourself, but I would do the same thing. My kids can talk me out of almost anything. Except the last piece of chocolate.

Dewena said...

Now that was meant to be, that particular purse with your lovely outfit and accessories!

Congrats! And I bet one of the beautiful ladies in your clan will eventually talk you out of the purse!

Donna said...

You lucky dog, Diana! I adore that bag, it's just gorgeous!! (and I am more than a bit envious, I might add!!) And so is your outfit. Looks like you've been busy creating the pumpkins, they are so pretty, you did a great job!

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, the bag is gorgeous! Did she make it? I'm sure it looks wonderful with your accessories/dress. Congratulations!

xo
Pat

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is sweet! My mom would've loved something like that. Her bedroom has accents that it would fit in well with!

Sharon Cross said...

Oh, Diana...You always make me laugh! AND you'll never know...how much I NEED those laughs!...Thanks!

Jann Olson said...

Oh gosh, that bag is gorgeous! Yes, you certainly do have the perfect outfit for it. Please model for us!! Wow, you pumpkin making machine! lol! Love the blue ones!! Lucky daughter!
hugs,
Jann

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Oh, I love, love that purse!! Might even be a little bit envious! Love the pumpkins too. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Oh, I love, love that purse!! Might even be a little bit envious! Love the pumpkins too. Nancy

Rose L said...

That is a beautiful bag! I can tell you will enjoy it!! You will have to get someone to photograph you all decked out with the bag!!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Congrats lady Di - that is a verrryyy pretty bag. It looks great with your outfit. Obviously it was meant to be. Hopefully your hero doesn't go missing, what would you do with out him?! Jane

Kelly said...

Your new bag is so pretty! I really love it with the top you shared. I love feminine clothing like that. One of my favorite tops is a sheer cream top with a ruffle along the bottom and I love it paired with jeans and boots. i also love your handmade velvet pumpkins!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...


I think..you were the perfect one to win that lovely unique handbag! Adorable. Yes, I know of Sissie. I never got to know her but loved her Shabby Chic decor and bought a few of her floral arrangements with bunnies one year. :) I bought three of those sweet little velvet pumpkins to add to my collection this year. Love 'em.
Big hugs,
Mona

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Congrats, it is a pretty bag!! And the outfit and accessories you have do go perfectly!
...'stick your head in doo doo'...ah ha ha...I laughed out loud at that one! You are funny! ;)
And those pumpkins are so pretty too...did she leave you at least 1? Your the best mom!! ;)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Kimberley

Kathy said...

That bag is gorgeous you lucky girl!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

That is a pretty bag, Diana - and you do have the perfect outfit to go with it! Aren't you sweet for parting with your pumpkins - yes, my kids are always walking out with something.....just like you I keep trying to get them to give their dear old Dad a home, but no takers. Every time I read your posts I have to laugh out loud and I scare the dogs :) Hope your weekend is relaxing, sweet girl. x Karen

Maureen Wyatt said...

It would have been criminal if anyone had won that bag but you! Perfect for your outfit. I'm not surprised your daughter wanted all 10 of the pretty pumpkins. I would have liked a few of those myself.

Art and Sand said...

That bag is so pretty!

My daughter and daughter-in-law don't share my love of homemade things so if they ever ask for anything I have made, I give it to them.

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Congrats Diana! That is beautiful and your outfit is perfect for it! Good diversion tactics, lol. Better to lose a few pumpkins. Haha, you are too funny. Enjoy your new pretty! Hugs,
Cecilia

Carla from The River said...

Lovely. I think it will look just lovely with your outfit.

I love your pumpkins, such a great idea.
Carla

Merlesworld said...

Very pretty outfit.
Merle........

Annesphamily said...

I have got to sit down and try to make those pumpkins for next season! They are so pretty. I love love love your bag but know Sissy is such a sweetheart. Lucky Lucky Lucky you! Beautiful....I won two books from the author Raeanne Thayne over at FB. I still have my giveaway going on til November 29 so I hope everyone stops by and says hi. Everytime a comment is left I will enter you in the giveaway. I better get busy and post another blog post! Take care sweet lady. Hugs, Anne

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrat...love the beautiful purse that you won.
hugs,
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Congrats on winning the bag, Diana! You better hide the rest of those pretty pumpkins!