Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Came Early

A package arrived in the mail yesterday and when I saw {A Sort of Fairytale} on the return address line, I hightailed it inside...

I was the unbelievably lucky winner of Stacey's holiday giveaway last week and the goodies arrived!

Stacey and I have eerily similar taste in our loves for all things vintage (she even has an Etsy shop called Maggie Jane's Vintage), Cath Kidston, Cabbages & Roses fabrics, buntings, and books published by Ryland Peters & Small.

So I was beyond excited to win the giveaway, which featured several of the above items.

Let's a take peek at all the lovelies, many of which were made by Stacey herself...

First, these sweet, very English-feeling heart ornaments made from Cabbages & Roses's new Moda line called Northcote Range. They were hung on the tree pronto, but I foresee them remaining out long after Christmas.

The hand-sewn details are charming and those frayed 'em!

Next up is this fabulous vintage hankie bunting featuring poinsettias.  Stacey and I both have hankie buntings in our bathrooms.  See hers here and mine here.  We may or may not be obsessed.

My kitchen is probably the least decorated of the main areas in the house this year, so this bunting couldn't have been more perfect to amp up the festiveness in here.  The glass hens approve heartily.

Stacey also slipped an unexpected extra something in the package that had me squealing when I realized what it was...

Check out that pillow cover!  Here's a close-up:

Thankfully I had a spare pillow form handy. :)  Isn't that fabric yummy?  Very Cath Kidston-esque. (Edited Sunday evening: Stacey informed me this is actual Cath Kidston fabric and the cover came from CK in London! OMG, OMG, OMG.) 

And finally, to round out the package of goodness?  A Ryland Peters & Small book to add to the growing collection.  Funnily enough, I had this book--Cheap Chic by Emily Chalmers--on my wishlist this year!  Can't wait to sit down and give this a good read-through by the woodstove.

Thank you, Stacey, for such a delightful assortment of early Christmas presents! 


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  1. Congrats, it is always fun to receive a package!! I love the colors and love the hankie banner. I made holiday banners for the kids in my family and they loved them. Happy Holidays.

  2. Lucky you, everything is beautiful:)

  3. AWESOME treasures!! You are quite the lucky giveaway winner :) Happy holidays friend!!

  4. Hurray for you!! This was a VERY generous giveaway! Love everything. I was eying that book, too!!

    Happy Holidays, Erin!


  5. oooh that book looks like such eye candy! and your other goodies are awesome an SO you!

  6. I am so happy to see everything in your home! The bunting looks perfect in your kitchen! Thank you for all the kind words and I'm so glad you love it all!!

  7. Oh, aren't you the lucky one.. what a great package. And Erin, I wanted to tell you how we all love the candles I had bought from you when??? last summer I think? Anyway, the Honeysuckle Jasmine is our favorite: thanks! Merry Christmas!

  8. How wonderful Erin!! The pillow fabric pattern is my background wallpaper for my Gmail!!!! I love it and I love Cath Kidston.

  9. Oh you lucky girl! The tiny hearts are so adorable and the bunting is gorgeous!


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