Friday, 7 August 2009


Who wouldn't love him!!!
When the mailman delivers these beautiful
things this week I have no choice but to love him.
Just take a look at these treasures.

Thursday he brings my parcel from Andrea.
She has some great things in her shop - Vintage Bella Studio on Etsy. I
bought 2 gorgeous lace shoe bag
holders to put some of my art supplies in.

Today my wonderful giveaway prize from Sandy of The Shabby Cottage arrived.
Don't you just love this bag.

Thursday's mail delivery had this fabulous book by Barbara Jacksier in it.
Barbara's book hit the bookstores in mid July.
You can also order Barbara's book from her website Waterside Styles.
Treat yourself and buy Barbara's book. You will just love it.
Don't you just love the colours on the cover

As always Dan Mayers photos are spectacular

What a cute wreath

There is even some pink in there for all you lovers of pink.

This photo is also Barbara's Blog banner

Now here is a desk I would love to sit at.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend


Lori said...

Alison, you are lucky you got those shoe holders...i thought they were so pretty when Andrea showed them, i clicked over to her shop and they were already snatched those up fast...LOL...they will be a wonderful way to hold your supplies...what a beautiful looks like it is full of inspiration!!!

LiLi M. said...

Mmmm delicious eye candy over here. I think I'll add this book to my ever growing wish list!

Beth Gales said...

Great looking book...makes me wish I were at the beach! Great shoe holders too!

Susan Tuttle said...

great to see inside barbara's beautiful book:)

love your new banner:)

Cindy said...

Gorgeous bag and looks like a wonderful book! Yep, hugs for the mail man indeed! :D

yapping cat

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Alison,
Yeah, I'd love the mail man too.
What a great idea to use the shoe holder for your art stuff.
That book is gorgeous and yes I'd like to sit at that desk as well.
Have a good weekend.

Unknown said...

How lucky are you!!! I love that book, Im going to have to hunt that one down, it looks gorgeous!

Peta said...

That book looks fantastic. I love all the beach themes, particularly the desk. Great idea for the shoe holders and they are so pretty!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Gotta love that mailman Alison...he indeed brings you beautiful treats!!!
Sounds like Christmas in August in your house fun!!!
Enjoy your weekend with all these goodies!!!!
everything vintage

the*pink*princess said...

I love my postie too Alison,except when he bringds me bills!

That book is gorgeous,will have to hunt one down!!

Lesley : )

Gail McCormack said...

You're a lucky Girl Alison!

Love the book, thanks for the preview, I think I want one!


vicki archer said...

How I love the mailman too Alison - I always eel like a child at christmas time when I receive a parcel in the post...Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Everything is wonderful! That book looks SO good!!!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Oh! You are one blessed woman! And who wouldn't like to sit at that desk? I need to go and get one of those books too.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I can't wait to receive my copy of Waterside Cottages in the mail. I ordered mine Friday evening. Such wonderful eye candy you've teased me with! Love your blog banner, by the way!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, I forgot to say thanks for adding the Enchanted Makeovers logo to your sidebar. Guess you already have the book though...

Tutti Chic said...

What adorable shoe holders alison!Waterside Cottages is a fabulous book isn't it? I keep it near me on the coffee table to pick up & re-read & look at all the gorgeous photos by dan mayers. The mailman has been good to you! :) chris

Kellie Collis said...

I love the mail man too.... Only when he doesnt deliver bills though! x

KayEllen said...

So pretty Alison...and I love that book too!

Have a wonderful week:)))


Deb said...

Such gorgeous treasures in the mail Alison. The book looks like a wonderful read & I love that desk too :-)

Unknown said...

Oh lucky you Alison! Barbara's book looks just beautiful...I may have to buy that one!



Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wow, your mailman made you one happy blogger! Fantastic packages! Love the tote and lace shoe bags. Great idea to use them for crafts. I received my Waterside Cottages yesterday and I've already gone through it! Thanks for stopping by to see my summer front porch and garden. I'm posting pics of my back porch soon!

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Cute stuff!! Love the book!!
Thanks for your sweet comments.
Chat soon,

Pearl Maple said...

Alison, such a beautiful post, aren't happy mails just the best! Congrats on the fabulous win.

Love hearing your book review, it does look like a beauty for us shabby chic by the beach girls.

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison, I love the shoe holders, loving how there made from lace, to good to put shoes in them, yep! craft supplies I think as well, your tot bag is gorgeous, lucky you! I love collecting interior books as thats my thing, I think this one is a must have, loving all the inspiring images, for me that's a great book.
Thanks for stopping by yesterday and for your kind words.


Fete et Fleur said...

What lovely goodies. Your right . . . Who can resist a postman bearing gifts!


The Pink Poodle said...

OH gosh Alison...IT is kind of like Christmas at your place re pressies!!

I love those PRUE TROLLOPE bags..have several myself..very handy..& quite sturdy..

LOVE the book...
hope you were not too cold today...sick of this weather now..BRING on spring!!

xx andrea said...

I need your mail man, mine so does not deliver goodies like that. Most of my mail comes in a window Rachaelxo

One Shabby Old House said...

Isn't that book wonderful. I have loved every page. I love your ideas for the shoe bag.
Have a great day

Shabby Shells said...

Love love love that book! Every page was glorious.
I am new to your blog.
I can see it will be worth coming back to.
Come by and say hi
Shabby Shells said...

Oh my! I would be loving the mail man too! I love getting things in the mail. Even if it is things that I have bought.

Charmingdesigns said...

ohhhhh. I love those photos!!! Love your banner! That thing on my blog...I have no idea what it I'll have to get one of those books.