Monday, January 28, 2013

Celebrating a giveaway win!

Friends, next time Linda at Friendship Tea says she is offering a giveaway containing a "grab bag" of tea items, run! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, get yourself over there and leave a comment, because I hit the jackpot and won such a giveaway last week. Now here's what I was expecting.

But HERE's what all I got in the mail over the weekend! Have mercy!

My husband watched as I gleefully removed gift after gift from the box, like this cute booklet of some great teatime recipes with whimsical drawings!

And what a sweet little hinged porcelain teapot box. Perfect for a few small jewelry items. (I may put this in the kitchen to hold my engagement ring, which I take off only when whipping up gooey dough.)

This teabag squeezer was a most welcome gift. I have one at home, and love it, but I've *needed* one at the office. I've been using a spoon to schlep my teabag out of the teacup at work, and it will be ever so much nicer to have this on hand!

A tea kettle timer ... suh-weet!

Much as I love those $1.50 stationery bins at Michaels with their often tea-themed items, I must say I do love when I receive "nicer" tea stationery, such as this charming magnetic notepad by Susan Branch.

I try to fill up a notebook a month as part of my writerly self-discipline, and here's the one I will be using in February! Funny, my first inclination is still, "Oh, I should *save* this for another day," but lately I've come around to believing the time to use "the good stuff" is now, today, THIS moment … so yes, I plan to use the notebook in February. And a matching notepad for my purse!

Near the bottom of the package I found a heavy box, and inside was a For Life Teabag Teapot! I had been wanting to try one of these, and now I can! (Expect a review soon.)

And last but not least, a huge stack of cute-cute-cute dish towels with teawares on them! (I couldn't help being quite amused with this particular graphic, and tomorrow I'll tell you why.) As a friend of mine says, "I'd rather walk on my lips than brag," but I couldn't help sharing this incredible gift! And I'll be excusing myself from Linda's giveaways for a long time to come, as it would be greedy to ask for more than this great bonanza of tea goodies!

17 comments:

Joy said...

You're right, that is more than a grab bag, it's a treasure box! What wonderful gifts! So glad you won them - use and enjoy them!

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

I am go glad you enjoyed the "grab bag" giveaway package. It was a pleasure to put it together from my "stash" of tea stuff for you.

Deb said...

Wow!

Marie said...

What a treasure trove! Such great goodies. Enjoy them...you are always so generous that it is good to see you on the receiving end now and then.
And Linda is a generous friend. I am off to bookmark her blog now.

Lavender Cottage said...

Quite the collection of everything tea, Linda was very generous with her giveaway. You give away so much yourself Angela, it's nice to see you win some treasures.
Judith

relevanttealeaf said...

Congratulations, Angela! What a wonderful giveaway. Linda is a very giving and generous person, and everyone blessed to know her has experienced that quality about her.

Elizabeth said...

A wonderful collection of Tea items!

Bernideen said...

Perfect items for this long winter! Have fun...

Rosemary said...

Wow-za! You did hit the jack pot of all things tea!

Steph said...

Angela - You of all people deserved this generous treasure!

Jenny said...

What a great 'grab' bag! I am sure she had so much fun packing it up for you too. :o)

Nancy Carr said...

You deserve this nice giveaway. You are a generous woman and bless us with much including your knowledge and love of tea.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Angela - such gorgeous treasures! Linda, if you don't have a store, you sure could have a great one - I love your taste in tea treasures! So glad to see you win, Angela, much deserved. Joanie

Ginger said...

Wow, enjoy your goodies.

Maple Lane said...

Hi Angela, So happy to have "found" you again. I followed you several years ago. At that time, my blog was Nalley Valley. I live in GA also.
What a delightful gift. Can't wait for your review on the tea bag pot. I have enjoyed reading thru your posts and congrats on your book. Can't wait to purchase one.
Mildred

Marilyn said...

I would say you hit the jackpot! What a fun package to receive and open.

tatiana said...

todo muy lindo