A Haven for Vee

Monday, March 31, 2008

Busy Monday

library card source

Today's post will be so busy, I hardly know where to begin, which is why I'm using a cheat sheet.

First things first perhaps. As you may have heard, I won one of Miss Sandy's prizes over at the Quill for the marvelous Easter Parade...so much fun! It was fun before I won, too. Here are some pics and a reveal of the new spot for my S P R I N G decoration. (Only Miss Sandy herself knows what I'm talking about with this one.)

Thank you so much, Sandy!


Next on the list are some lovely items purchased from some of my favorite bloggers via Etsy or, in Robin's case, from her online store at The Punkin Peddler.

This is a tabletopper purchased from Robin. It's a gift for my mother's table...shhhhh!

This terrific heavy duty apron with loops to hold tools (!) is a gift for my Boston niece who, as an artist working with all sorts of mediums, may have occasion to wear it. (It would certainly work in the kitchen or garden, too.) I bought it from Brin's Etsy store called Freeman House.

Then in a splurge just for me, I purchased these charming tags from Lynda's Etsy store called Among the Hedgerows.


Another little picture story to announce the winner of Friday's Giveaway!

Congratulations, Judy! Email me with your information and I will send you your mystery gift by week's end.


  1. Vee, that's all beautiful and exciting stuff, but I want to know more about those terrific bookcases between the windows.

  2. Suzanne, the bookcases are built-ins floor to ceiling with standard shelves routed in and sitting in place as you see there...not adjustable. I simply shared what I wanted and the carpenter made it happen. Did that answer the question?

  3. Congratulations to Judy!!

    All your treasures sound wonderful, Vee!

  4. Yeah for Judy! (I just love her too!) and Congrats to her for winning the mystery prize!

    I am glad you are enjoying your touch of SPRING! I agree with Suzanne, the bookcases are terrific!

    Love the gifts you chose for your family and especially love the ones you chose for yourself!

    Happy Monday!

  5. Congratulations to Judy! This will make her day.

    I have several Etsy things bookmarked and I'm going to get around to completing the sales this week. It is such fun to get a package in the mail, isn't it?

  6. I love the blue and white table topper. It would look lovely on my table too. :-)

  7. What? How exciting is that...I actually won something! I see the odds are much better at Vee's than at Tim Horton's...where my winnings have been pretty slim in their 'RRRRRolll-up-the- rim' promo! Well, you made my day...thank-you.

    Great treasures...and thanks for sending us on a tour once again...I like tours.

  8. Congrats on winning and for obtaining such lovely treasures! That must start your week out on the perfect note of happiness!

    Happy happy Monday!


  9. What wonderful things to share! I can't even tell you that I admire one thing more than the other because they're all great!
    Congrats to Judy! Can't wait to see what the surprise is!!


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  11. Hi Vee

    Sorry about the deleted comment --I was typing while talking on the phone --not a good idea as i misspelled everything I wrote.

    Congratulations for winning a prize from Miss Sandy. Those are lovely things you found on Etsy --I love the quilt table runner --I'll have to visit Robin's store. Thanks for the source.

    I'm glad that you are enjoying my blog posts about the trip I made recently to lower Manhattan. There is so much wonderful history there to learn about. I've enjoyed researching it.

    Hugs, Pat

  12. Oh Vee, is that a beagle puppy I see with your beautiful grandbaby? We bought our first beagle a few months ago. I was in for a HUGE surprise. Best of Luck!

  13. Love all the goodies!! The tags are really pretty...I love tags...
    I hope you have a great day!

  14. What beautiful things you've found Vee! Thanks for sharing each one of them and congratulations Judy! :). Happy Munday...

  15. hip hip hooray for Judy.

    I love a good mix on mondays. It looks like lots is happening your way.

    Oh and I love those book cases too.

  16. It was all so gorgeous, specially the tabel topper...then all those gifts...you really were busy today! And lucky Judy! I'm always so happy for the winners of the contests. I love the bookcases, I need to have some built so badly...I don't want my books to get warped from being packed up too long! Great post busy Pal

  17. Sounds like you've been having too much fun these past few days...

    Rats, I missed your post on Friday, what was I thinking????

    Congrats to Judy...

    Your prize from Miss Sandy is adorable, you've picked a wonderful spot to showcase it!

    Happy Monday!

  18. Congrats to Judy! All wonderful treasures - those tags are just so pretty!



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