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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And the Winner is . . . .

I've heard it said that luck "happens" when opportunity knocks and you answer. Well, today's lucky winner of Stan Williams' newly released book, The Find, apparently answered the door! Congratulations Claire, you've won an autographed copy of Stan's book! Thanks to all of you who participated in our give away. I'm firmly convinced that I have the dearest, most supportive readers in the blogosphere. You are all winners in my eyes!

I used my thrifted mason jars as vases for my happy, brightly hued Gerber Daisies and big, honkin', purple Freesia - I seriously think they have pituitary issues - but they are beautiful, all the same!
So, today's the big day! Stan is bleary-eyed in Houston and on his way to Austin as I write this. And, I'm kind of beside myself with excitement and anticipation for tonight's event. My aunt, NanNan, came to help me prepare for our soiree yesterday. We baked in the morning, went to the florist and arranged the goody table centerpieces in the afternoon, and gathered all the serving pieces and prepped the fruit last night. Frankly, I've never been this on top of things for anything in my entire life! My NanNan has that effect on me - she brings out my "inner Martha Stewart," I guess!

I've been cooking - and we know how traumatic that can be for me - smoke alarms, fire trucks, mild streams of profanity, etc!

So, I'll be off to do some more prepping and squirming with excitement and I'll return with tons of photos of Stan, Jean, and our little soiree to share with you tomorrow.

My darlin' girl baby did the drawing for me. She was excited to get the chance to be my "Vanna."
Again, congratulations to Claire over at Two C's in a Pod. And thanks, everyone, for participating!


Claire said...

Haha. I'm so excited. Talk about luck! I'm not one of those people who generally wins contests - and I just finally happened to stumble upon your blog shortly before. (: I guess I'm a reader for life now. (:

I'm going to try to make it to the event tonight. Sounds like a good time!

Unknown said...

Yay! we like readers for life! Hope to see you tonight! Congrats again!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

You are so luckeeeeeeeeeeee!

So I have been haunting your site...the music, girl! Wow. I typically hate when the music hits me when I wander onto a blog...but your choices are awesome. God, I love Adele.

Hugs, Sonya

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Oh my! What a palooza. Am off to the Brooklyn Flea today!!!!! Never been to the summer version....XOXO

Unknown said...

I'm extremely jealous - you have to tell me about all the treasures you found there! . . . xoxo back to you