2/13/2009

I'm Doin' the Happy Dance...Oh yea...Oh yea!!!

Hello my friends! Ohhhh yea...I'm doin' the Happy Dance...Ohhhh yea!!! I'm just so excited...you'll never guess what I got in the mail yesterday! Hehe!!!

I got a package...I got a package (can you hear the "sing-song" in my voice as you read those words?) Well...a couple of weeks ago, my dear friend Melissa over at Melissa's Heart & Home...was doing a "Royal Giveaway" (you can go here to read all about it)....and I won...I WON!!! I just couldn't believe it...for one, I just never win anything (until now...hehe!) and two, Melissa was giving the prettiest gold crown away (and I've been wanting one for soooo long)! When the package arrived, I started doin' my happy dance and squealing like a little girl! You should have seen my honey, he thought I had lost my marbles...hehe!!!

Well...being the good blogger that I am (wink)...I got out my trusty camera and began to take photos of the "unveiling"! Ohhhh...I'm tellin' ya, it was just like Christmas had come to my house in February!!! Melissa is such a sweet, sweet lady....and so classy...just look at the pretty card she sent along with the box! Yes...I refrained myself from just tearing into the box...I did read the card first...hehe!!!

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Ooooh...just look at all the goodies!!! Melissa is a "stylish" lady...why just look at how pretty everything looks...all wrapped up in pretty red & gold striped tissue paper! Ooooh...and I spy CHOCOLATE!!! Hmmm...I wonder what all is in there? Should we unwrap them and see?

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Ohhh my goodness!!! Just look at all of the goodies!!! Melissa really splurged!!!


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And here it is...in all of its ROYAL GLORY...the gold crown!!! Why isn't it just the prettiest crown that you ever laid eyes on? It's made of heavy metal and measures about 8 in. across. Oh where, oh where...will this pretty crown find a home at my place?


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Hmmm...what else do we have here? Ohhhh...a couple of pretty Valentines Day towels....a solid colored red towel and a pretty red towel with embroidered hearts! I just love em'!!!


Oh yes...and chocolate! Truffles...one of my favs!!! They are delish...I had to pop one in my mouth as I was going through the gift box...hehe!!! Would you like one? Here you go....

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Ohhh...I see some pretty leopard print stationery! Ahhh...and it has "Paris" written all over it! Ohhh, this is so me!!! Okay, I'm thinking about now that my winning Melissa's Royal Giveaway...surely was a "God thing"!!! The good Lord knew how badly I wanted a pretty gold crown...and now...just look...Paris stationery!!! Could that be any more perfect for my new "frenchy studio/office"? It's as though Melissa's giveaway was designed specifically for moi!!!

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Oooh...and I see more leopard print! Okay, this is just sooo cool! Travel bags for shoes and cosmetics....too cute! The little leopard print bag has "shoes" emboidered in red on it! I'm telling you...about right now, I really do feel like royalty! Thank you so much, Melissa!!!

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Shall we see what else we have? Ohhh...how pretty! A lotion dispenser...and just look at the beautiful colors...deep red, olive greens...could that be any more perfect for my house? It's lovely...I love the roses on it!!!

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Ohhh...we aren't finished yet! Melissa Sweetie...surely you spoil me! I told you it was just like Christmas in February!!!

We have a set of beautiful wall plaques! The first reads..."Life is a Song...Love is the Music" and the second reads..."Laughter is the Gift of Love and the Music of the Soul"! Ahhh...so true!!! (and did you note the color? Red...just perfect for my home!) I love these beautiful little plaques!!!

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And...last but not least...Melissa sent a beautiful croc-leather "Memory" Album! It's just gorgeous!!! I love it!!!
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Melissa...you are the best, Girlfriend!!! I just adore all my gifts!!! Thank you so very much!!! Your "Royal Giveaway" certainly made me feel like a Queen for the day...shoot, Queen for the year!!! I just pray that the Lord blesses you...as you have blessed me!!! Big hugs and lots of smooches to you...just from me! Hehe!!!

Well my friends...wasn't that exciting? Hope you had fun! If you haven't ever met or visited with Melissa...please do so...she is one of the sweetest ladies that I know and I consider her a dear friend! Melissa's Heart and Home. Thank you for sharing in my excitement! Tomorrow is Valentines Day...So I'm sending you my very best wishes for the most memorable Valentines Day ever!!!


Happy Valentines Day!

Love ya'll,

Chari


24 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Oh Chari!!! I hurried right over to see!! Package opening posts are my favorites!! And wow this one did not disappoint!! You got quite a haul, my friend! Miss Melissa is so sweet and generous, isn't she? And isn't it nice that it will work so well in your new frenchy office?? I love it all...congrats!! hugs...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Chari I ran as fast I could could girl to get here...now maybe I'll need a truffle to get my strenght back...OMG You did hit the MOTHERLODE of gifts girl!!! and everything is so you...I think I was suppose to have won that...seems her Hubby should have gone with a G...instead of a C..sounds alike to me!! oh girl I am Doing my Happy dance for you...and our sweet Melissa is just the best..I just love her and her great blog..she has a beautiful home and married to a pilot...hey she's living my life ha ha!! congrats dear friend...your the best...hugs and smiles now put on that crown and walk the RED carpet...Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

YEAH!
Wow my friend what a wonderful post!
You are the sweetest for taking the time to post about this.
My cheeks are turning red....

~Enjoy it all!

Happy Valentines Day! :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! that was an amazing giveaway .You were so blessed to have won all those beautiful gifts-no wonder you did a happy dance.
Happy Valentines Day!
Carolyn

Cindy J. said...

My goodness Melissa sure knows how to have a "give away!" I can't imagine a sweeter person to receive it, I am so happy for you. The crown is beautiful and oh boy all of those other goodies! Did you get my note about the detail pics I took at one of my jobs? I tried to show the French hinges for you and the crackled top on that big hutch. I am afraid the pictures didn't come out very clear. I think if you can magnify them enough though, you will see the hinges. I also shared a quick bath room redo in the same house. Well, I've got a couple of appointments today too. Hope I hold up. Love you Sis and I am so happy for you. Cindy

Lori said...

Chari what wonderful gifts Melissa gave you... It couldn't have happened to a nicer lady, and Melissa she's the best...:) You have to love Christmas in February!!

Oh, I'm glad I made you laugh at my expense! I am happy to be there for you!!!LOL

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How fun Chari!!! Wow Melissa did did quite the job on the giveaway- That crown was so royal it just kept overflowing with treasures!!!

Have fun with all your goodies!

Happy Valentines day!

Blessings
mary

salmagundi said...

What a great giveaway!! It was made just for you. Thanks for stopping by to check on me. I'm still not feeling that well - I'm headed to Dr. in an hour. Have a great weekend and V. Day. Sally

ann said...

Oh Chari,did you hit the jackpot or what?I know we are not SUPPOSE to be envious,but who in their right mind wouldn't be.Man it looks like Christmas and Melissia is Santa.
She is such a doll and such a lady.I really,really am happy for you dear.Congrats...Ann

xinex said...

Congrats, Chari! Those are all gorgeous stuff. Melissa sure did splurge. How generous of her! I am jealous but you deserve them more....Christine

Bo said...

Hi Chari...If I couldn't have been Melissa's lucky winner, then I am happy it went to you...LOL.. Everything you said about her is so true...she is beautiful inside & out and does she ever know how to make a giveaway special! You made a wonderful post out of this gift opening...enjoy your goodies!
;-) Bo

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

That was a great gift.. You know what they say about paying it forward...hehe

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

You did good!!! You sounded so excited and now I see why!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer blogger! God Bless, oh I forgot, He already has! Lauralu :)

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, congrats, I am very excited for you. You really got some great stuff. Melissa is so, so sweet.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello`~this is my first visit to your blog. I've come over from Melissa's. The more I get to know her the more wonderful things I learn. She has such a generous heart.
I took a peek at your beautiful Valentine Red Tablescape.
I've enjoyed my visit.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations Chari! You are right-all of these treasures are just made for your home! Of course, they would also have fit very nicely in my home, because I love all of it, you lucky girl! Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

Susan said...

That was a wonderful surprise you received! Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tomarie said...

Girl you DID hit the jackpot! Ohhhh everything is SO beautiful!

I have finally jumped into blogland! I'm going to go at it very slowly, but I can already tell it's going to be fun! :-) L~

Chrissy said...

Oh you lucky bum you!!! I just Love that crown, you have to show us where it ends up!! I wanted to say thank you for your kind comment, you know its comments like yours that keep me blogging!! Enjoy your day and your goodies from Melissa!!!!

Mama said...

Chari, I am delighted you won Melissa's Royal give-away, WOW what a beautiful gift it was too, Melissa is the sweetest lady. I Hope you had a wonderful Valentines and many congratulations. Kathy.

xinex said...

Oh, what a fun Valentine's Day you had! Shopping sprees are one of my favorite things to do. I can't wait to see all your goodies. Hurry up with that room cause I am getting too excited to see it, I can hardly wait. John and I went to a formal Valentine's Mardi Gras ball. Long gowns and tux's were the attire. We had a lot of fun especially dancing and shedding off some pounds (never enough though...LOL). Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my dear friend! Glad to hear from you....Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

WOW Chari... this is fantastic.. you sure got alot of nice goodies along with the beautiful crown. It couldn't have gone to a better person. Surprises are always nice especially when they're like these.. hope you had an enjoyable Sunday.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

WOW Chari... this is fantastic.. you sure got alot of nice goodies along with the beautiful crown. It couldn't have gone to a better person. Surprises are always nice especially when they're like these.. hope you had an enjoyable Sunday.. hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Chari...girl you really got some wonderful goodies! :-) Melissa is such a sweetie and knows how to put a gift package together...WOW!