Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Merci Beaucoup Simone

A few weeks ago, I was the lucky winner of a giveaway by Simone at The Bottom of the Ironing Basket. I'm not sure when or how I connected with Simone, but I do remember the exact moment I fell in love with her blog. She creates the most amazing and unique posts - beautiful images, thought provoking quotes, and words that seem as though you are sharing in a quiet conversation with her as you scroll down the page. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find out that I was the honored winner of Simone' giveaway celebrating her girlfriend-getaway trip to Paris.

I received Simone's gift - a lovely book by Jane Webster, At My French Table. Reading the book has been such a fun way to experience french life through photos and stories of the people, places, and especially the wonderful recipes. I've given it a special place among my favorite things - the things I'd have at my french table - fresh flowers from my garden, I'd wear pearls, and of course, I would eat cake.


11 comments:

  1. Congrates to you. I am also a big fan of Simone.Ladies like the two of you give me hope.

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  2. Oh Rita, you are so welcome....and there is still another package winging its way to you, I apologise for being a little slow with the package coming directly from me, Amazon did a much better job!!

    I am so glad you enjoyed the book and thrilled that you won my giveaway :)

    And just listen to the lovely James, what a lovely man!

    Have a lovely day! xo

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  3. How lucky are you!! What a wonderful book! I love Simone's blog also! It was one of the first blogs I found! Happy Tuesday! (I'm having a giveaway too:)

    Kristin xxxx

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  4. Oooooh! that looks like a great book to read while wearing pearls. Let's face it , everything is better in pearls. I will have to check out Simones blog,it is new to me, Happy Tuesday!Kathysue

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  5. I agree. Simone's blog is beautiful.

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  6. I'm looking forward to browsing through this book next time I'm at the bookstore. Must check out Simone's blog too! Have a lovely week, Rita.
    Catherine

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  7. I adore Simone too. She has what everyone else is trying to get! I'm so happy you won the lovely book. xx's

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  8. Dear Rita
    Well .. first congratulations on your win.. that book looks wonderful and has been sitting on my wish list for a very long time.. I may have to finally get around to getting it.... I'm so glad you won Simone's fab giveaway.. you are such a sweet friend..

    Thank you SOOOO much for the lovely birthday wishes.. truly appreciated and brought sunshine to my day.. xxx Julie

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  9. Congratulations, it sounds like a fabulous book!

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  10. Dearest Rita,

    Anything good that happens to you makes all of us who love you happy.

    xo,
    Tish

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  11. Rita, no-one could wear pearls as well as you at ANY table my dear!!
    Millie ^_^

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I hope this made you smile. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!