Today I am off to buy a bit of this and a touch of that for the store. It opens two weeks from today and I am running like a chicken with its head cut off--only, not as attractive. Compelling? Yes--but attractive? Let's just say I don't look good in paint. The face crimson with exertion from painting the walls of said store doesn't look too good on me, either. The Spouse is off this morning to finish the rest of it while I get to shop. Can I just say Hallelujah? (Bless you, Spouse!)
Before I go, I would like to do a little review on the giveaways going on this month. I feel like people aren't taking full advantage and that makes me sad. All you have to do to be entered in any of these giveaways (which means "free", people, free!) is to comment on the appropriate post. The reason for insisting you go and comment somewhere other than here is to help me keep track and by so doing, avoid the spectacular melt-down that is already brewing. If I could only look like Merle Oberon's Catherine whilst I did so, it could almost be worth it. (Alas, aging dames with stunning daughters aren't cut very much slack in this world. If one in such a position should have a spectacular meltdown, one should do it in utter privacy. Better yet, skip it all together.)
So, take pity on me (as well as any and all potential witnesses) and make sure that, if you desire this painting with every fiber of your being (as do I), please go HERE and make a comment. Of course, additional entries can be earned by following the instructions there-in. None of them are hard, just a tad inconvenient, but I would say this painting is worth it. Jana, the artist, has agreed to sell some of her work at Dunhaven Place, TRE. I am thrilled!!!
The same goes for this set of adorable mugs. Heather of Audrey Eclectic is doing up some custom dishes for the store and I can't wait to see them. I'll be sure to share when they're ready for their photo shoot. (Go HERE to bid on a beautiful painting she did to aid the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.) Meanwhile, go HERE to enter this contest--like the others, it runs until the last day of March.
These are the twins. They don't look a lot alike. Perhaps I should have referred to them as "soul mates". No matter. They are yours for the price of a comment and the luck of the draw. How hard can this be? If you already have the first one, you can give it away. If you feel hesitant as to whether or not these books are for you, check out the reviews in my side bar. They make excellent reading in and of themselves so you won't be sorry. If, after that, you decide you want to give these a whirl, go HERE. (See my sidebar for three chances to win a copy of the singleton, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day.)
A fresh perspective is always a good thing. The photo above is the first one I received of Miss Delacourt's Roses from the artist. It's lovely and wonderful. Then, the other day, I received a photo of it that was a bit different (see below).