Tuesday, April 17, 2012

~White Wednesday # 148~

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Amy and since we live close to each other we finally had an opportunity to meet for lunch yesterday.   This was not just any giveaway since everything was from France and this lucky lady is leaving to go again in a few weeks....what a dream come true.

Amy is so sweet and not only gave me my winnings, but also threw in some more books and a white rosary along with some great round wooden boxes all of which she knew I love.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

We had a wonderful lunch and I very much enjoyed our conversation.  As if this was not enough, she gave me a bouquet of white tulips (my favorite) because she felt bad for it taking a while to get together.  How sweet is she?  You made my day Amy and I love all my goodies.  Thanks so very much:-)

My feature for April is the lovely Melinda at Alabaster Rose Designs.  I've been drooling over Melinda's style and lovely home for a while now.

This is just a small sample of her style, so make some time to stop by and go through her previous posts where she shares her home and projects.  She is also having a great sale in her Etsy store right now which she will be closing soon to persue other dreams.     



  1. How wonderful to meet another blogger. It's always so fun. The items you won are so gorgeous!! And the photos from Alabaster Rose Designs...I can't stop staring at them! Beautiful!

  2. What a wonderful win you had. Love the gorgeous ephemera and rosary. And I always love seeing Melinda's lovely home. Just linked up, Kathleen, hope you're having a great week!

  3. Your wins are amazing- Amy is awesome!!

    isn't it fun to meet a fellow friend/blogger in real life?

    Alabaster Rose Designs - Melinda really has a great style, love it too.

    Thanks for hosting a wonderful link party, one of my very favorites.

  4. What a precious treat from your friend Amy! Your pictures are so gorgeous and inspire much musing!

  5. Thanks for hosting. Lovely images!
    xoxo Faye

  6. Oh a favorite blogger for sure...Melinda's style is amazing & her etsy shop is wonderful!
    You sure received a great treasure trove of stuff! So fun to meet fellow bloggers isn't it!
    Thanks again for hosting!

  7. Although my house is not shabby chick, or all white...it has white walls and window treatment and my very fav..black and mostly white marble floors! I love your whites and thank you for having me at your great WW party.

  8. I love your new treasures Kathleen and Melinda's blog has always been one of my favorites! Happy White Wednesday to you!

  9. Hi there Kathleen!
    I love the wonderful blogs you shared with us...I am always looking for new friends with similar interests!
    Have a wonderful rest of week!

  10. Great post, Kathleen. I love your winnings, and gifts. I also love visiting Melinda. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Your win is just perfect for White Wednesday! How fun to win such lovelies that fit so perfectly in your home!!!

    I must go over to Melinda's blog as your pictures of her home are tempting me to want to see more!

    I am getting more and more white in my decor- my creative space has lots of fun whites thanks to all the inspiration I receive here!!

    Thank you again for such a lovely party!

    bee blessed

  12. Hello Kathleen, Congratulations - this is a lovely, romantic win! Love the script on the letter! I appreciate you hosting!
    God bless,

  13. O MY Gosh Kathleen~you lucky girl..I love rosaries and French books. Amy sounds soooo sweet!
    Melinda too is a favorite of mine! So many beautiful photos to see on her blog.

  14. What a win Kathleen, you picked a good one :)

    Well what can I say, Melinda has a special place in my heart. One of the dearest and kindest spirits I know.
    Her style is impeccable and so elegant. She has so much talent to offer, styling, photography and jewelry making.
    Just can't get enough of her blog, it inspires me with every post she does.

  15. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! I have been away and missed joining you.

  16. Oh Kathleen,
    I am swooning over your gorgeous winnings!!! Those books and rosary are to die for!!~
    And thank you so much for honoring me by featuring my blog, it means so much to me!!~
    Bless you sweet girl!!
    Have a lovely night!

  17. You lucky girl Kathleen! Such great gifts, and tulips to make you smile. Thanks for sharing Melinda's eye candy and for hosting another fabulous WW,

  18. Oh my gosh....you lucky girl you...that first photo is enough to take your breath away..so many beautiful things! I too adore Melinda..shes just lovely!!! Hope your well my sweet friend! x0x0

  19. Hey Kathleen
    Everything looks beautiful over here as usual! Love the books and tulips you received... how wonderful.
    Thanks so much for hosting, hope all is well in your world.

  20. Your prizes are wonderful Kathleen, and so are your photos! I love Melinda and her style, she is the perfect person to feature! Thanks for the party :) t.xoxo

  21. Your vignettes of your winnings are gorgeous, Kathleen! Congratulations! So lovely to look over! And Melinda's are fabulous too! I love White Wednesday! Thanks for hosting!

  22. Thanks for hosting!! Little Bit

  23. Beautiful photos, thanks for hosting this week! Laura

  24. Wow, what a lovely giveaway you've won! And you took awesome pictures of it all.
    Thanks for hosting this party, I am happy I got to play along again.

  25. FaB Posting Kathleen!!!
    Sooooo much to LoVe!*!*! FaB Display Ideas...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  26. Everything is so gorgeous Kathleen!! Congrats on your win from Amy too!!

  27. Kathleen,
    So wonderful to meet another blogger.Your photos are always so lovely to look at.Lots and lots of inspiration.I also enjoy Melinda's blog.She has such beautiful taste and an eye for photography too.Thank you for hosting.

  28. Fabulous WIn !!!!!!!!I want some letters or writings from France to frame and haven't found any here in Missouri LOL

    I always love coming over here , It's always drop dead gorgeous

  29. Thank you for hosting. I am your newest linky follower and White Wednesday participant.

  30. oh my....those giveaway tresors are just lovely! can't begin to tell you what I like best! those books and that rosary are making me weep! Wow...lucky YOU! SO happy you featured Melinda at Alabaster Rose. She's such a sweetheart and oh-so-talented too! I just adore her and her style! Happy WW! ;)

  31. Kathleen, thanks so much for hosting.

  32. Beautiful pictures, yours and Melinda's both. It is such a small world in so many ways. I think blogging is what brings so many of us together. Just like you got to have lunch with Amy, and how I got to meet you when you came into Country Roads while on vacation. Melinda is a vendor at my store and such a sweet person as well. Again, what a small beautiful world it is!!

    Take care my friend,

  33. Thank you for hosting Kathleen.
    I always LOVE your vignettes. They inspire me.

    Look forward to coming back to see a lot of cute whiteness here.

    barbara jean

  34. Beautiful photos. It's my first time participating...I always forget :)....and I am so happy to get to see all of the gorgeous inspiration! Melinda's photos are stunning...as always!!!!

  35. Great treasures and vignettes!
    Thank you so much, Kathleen, for hosting!

  36. ...love the vintage bottle carrier!
    ~ and yes, Melinda is one inspired soul!

    happy White Wednesday:)
    xo, Rosemary

  37. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow but I dont see twitter or facebook???
    If you want some swedish country decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  38. Hello, I'm a new follower and I linked up with your White Wednesday. Thank you and I look forward to more beauty here. blessings, Lady

  39. What a delightful post!!
    the tulips are just gorgeous!
    Love the photos!
    now heading over to Melindas!!

  40. Your posting is just beautiful! Melinda's blog is gorgeous and the items you won are so very very special as well! How sweet of her to include tulips for you....Thanks for hosting, Marcia

  41. What precious gifts from your friend Amy. everything so fabulously french. I'm green with envy...
    great post.

  42. Hi! Kathleen,

    Congrats! on your winnings. They are all sooooo beautiful! The white tulips from Amy are a charming. I love everything!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely post & photos.

    Hope you stop by my blog for the Earth Day challenge.

    Have a sunny weekend & wonderful Earth Day!

    Blessings & Hugs,


  44. Congratulations on winning such a great gift! I love those little books and I love the fact that everything is from France!

  45. one of these days I will do White Wednesday! For now I will enjoy. Everything picture is eye candy to me ~ just lovely!!!
    Enjoy your week ahead.