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.


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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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.

  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

  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

  9. Congratulations, it sounds like a fabulous book!

  10. Dearest Rita,

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


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


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