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happy mail & a giveaway

by greenrabbitdesigns

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I have over the past week or so received some lovely happy mail which I thought I would share with you.

These beautiful vintage French seed labels came from Simply French Vintage.

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Aren’t they wonderful, I just love these images!

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Having read about this book on a few blogs I decided I would like to read the book itself.

Four Hedges for those of you who haven’t read it is about Clare Leighton who was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century and about her passion for her garden.

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Claire’s illustrations throughout the book are amazing.

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A lovely little parcel of fabric dropped onto the mat this week from Celtic Fusions Fabrics, definitely bunny skirt material!!!

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This also arrived in the post this week, all the way from Australia from the lovely Elizabeth who last year became the owner of Pixie. She sent me a photo of Pixie with a little koala who has now come to live with me in my craft room. Thank you Elizabeth it was lovely to see Pixie again.

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I was very lucky this week to win this beautiful artwork in a giveaway. I had just found My Painted Bear on Facebook and fell in love with Naomi’s art, I then noticed that she was having a giveaway, entered and luckily won. When I emailed Naomi I then found out that she too was from N. Ireland and had actually exhibited work in a gallery in my home town. Naomi’s work is beautiful, you can find her Etsy shop here and her blog here. Thank you Naomi.

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Now this pretty little bunny just arrived yesterday, isn’t she gorgeous? She is made by the very talented and clever Farrell & Holmes, I defy you not be tempted when you take a look at their website. The bunny is stuffed with lavender and I could smell it as the postman handed the package over to me. You can also find details of their work on their Facebook page.

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Now if you would like to receive some happy mail too I have just the thing for you.

The lovely people from Country Living Magazine have offered me a pair of tickets for one of my readers for their Spring Fair which takes place from 19-23 March in the Business Design Centre, London. There will be lots of ideas for your home and garden with an array of carefully selected exhibitors, from small producers to craftspeople from across the British Isles. There will be crafting workshops, garden features and a lifestyle theatre. For more information about the Fair and all it’s features, you can visit the website: www.countrylivingfair.com/spring

Now if you would like to win the pair of tickets all you have to do is mention it in a comment below. I’ll draw the name of the winner next Tuesday, 4th March.

You can also book tickets at a special discount using the code Blog12. Tickets are available by calling 0844 848 0150 or online at http://www.countrylivingfair.com/Spring/book

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Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post, all of the February Girls are heading off to their new homes. My next lot of bunnies are going to have a Spring/Easter theme which I’m really looking forward to.

I’ll leave you with these little tete-a-tete daffodils from my garden, according to the Green Rabbit Calendar tomorrow is the beginning of ‘real’ spring……happy, happy days!

Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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24 comments

Sanderella's Crochet February 28, 2014 - 2:31 am

What a lovely post!! My, you have so many lovely friends! Seeds, fabrics…very nice! I am happy you won the bunny gift, was perfect! I enjoyed reading, Sandy

Jane's Journal February 28, 2014 - 7:19 am

Good morning Vivienne what a lovely post. Those seed labels are gorgeous…they would look perfect on cards ;0) You have received some lovely bunny mail…the giveaway was just made for you wasn’t it. I have entered Helen’s tickets giveaway as well too, I can double my chances, thanks so much. It’s pouring with rain, I need my brolley to walk to work today. Happy weekend and happy GRD spring tomorrow xx

hortensiadesigns February 28, 2014 - 8:12 am

What a wonderful week of deliveries! Am definitely going to look at those sites and maybe just a couple of little treats……seeing as it’s very nearly Spring and we’ve managed to make it through another Winter. P xx

Gill February 28, 2014 - 8:43 am

Those vintage French seed packets are gorgeous Vivienne!
Well done on winning such an appropriate giveaway, its so sweet.
Thanks for sharing lots of lovely links in this post, and a chance to win CL Fair tickets – I’m in please!
Have a great weekend – we made it through another winter month, Spring tomorrow!
Gill xx

helenjean February 28, 2014 - 9:08 am

loved all your vintage seed packets, very covetable. We have 2 little tete a tete daffodils out, unfortunately not in the same clump, as you say spring

Margaret February 28, 2014 - 9:28 am

What a lovely, colourful post Vivienne. Happy mail days indeed.
The Vintage labels are gorgeous and your fabric bundle is so pretty.
I’m into fox fabric at present so look forward to seeing what you do with yours.
Of course I’m also anticipating a dear little bunny in a cute bunny fabric dress.
Please don’t enter me for the draw because, as you know, I wouldn’t be able to attend.
Margaret x

Simone February 28, 2014 - 11:24 am

A wonderful post Vivienne. I need those seed labels!!! Looks like you have had a great week with lots of lovely things arriving in the mail. Please enter me for the Country Living tickets giveaway. I have entered on a couple of other blogs too so hopefully I may strike lucky! x

Deb Brewer February 28, 2014 - 12:02 pm

I love looking at your bunnies! Please enter me into your draw – I would love to go!! Dxx

Jill February 28, 2014 - 12:44 pm

I love a post full of beautiful, lovely things :0)
There’s lots of eye candy here, Vivienne. I’ll be sure to check out all the sites you’ve linked to.
I would have loved the opportunity to win those tickets, but it’ll be Violet’s birthday weekend that weekend, and I’ll be hosting a party for some little girls.
Happy happy Springtime xxx

Stephanie February 28, 2014 - 2:24 pm

What a delightful post! What a wonderful coincidence that I’ve been tempted by some vintage seed catalogue cards too ๐Ÿ™‚ Four Hedges is one of my favourite garden writing books and I too have fallen for the charms of Farrell & Holmes rabbits although I haven’t succumbed to purchasing one yet. Not yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope your nasty cold is slowly and surely on the mend.

Helen Philipps February 28, 2014 - 2:50 pm

A beautiful post, I too love those wonderful vintage seed packets! How sweet to receive the picture of Pixie enjoying her new life in Australia! Love the book and the other bunny too. Maybe better not enter me in the CL tickets giveaway ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you have a lovely weekend, Vivienne…..it’s spring tomorrow!
Helen xox

ali February 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm

How nice when the postie delivers such goodies rather than the usual junk mail and bills. Sorry I cant enter the giveaway…….a bit too far away.

thelinencat & rockcottageyear February 28, 2014 - 6:32 pm

What lovely stuff in this post – the Four Hedges book looks like it might need to go on to my wish list and I vintage seed images are wonderful, they remind me of vintage cigarette card flower images (which I have a few of tucked away somewhere). Sadly I can’t enter the giveaway as I’m not free ๐Ÿ™ which is a shame as it’s not very far for me to go, but I never have anyone to look after the boys, the downside of living so far from family, thank you for the opportunity though. Bxx

Patty February 28, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Hi Vivienne, such a lovely post with gorgeous goodies. I’m loving those french seed labels, they would make a wonderful collage for a fabric design, I might have to look up that website. I’ve one or two vintage english seed labels which I’ve been saving for a fabric design. I love the book too and the pretty fabric. I won’t join in the giveaway as I wouldn’t be able to make the dates but I’m sure you will have lots of entries. Nearly happy spring, have a good weekend, we have new wild bunnies jumping around here ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Elizabeth March 1, 2014 - 4:27 am

We don’t see many bunnies around here but plenty of kangaroos. So glad it is Spring time for you Vivienne. You are a precious talented lady. Enjoy all the good things happening and there will be many more. Blessings Elizabeth. x x

Chrissie Crafts March 1, 2014 - 8:34 am

I thought Christmas already came and went, Vivienne – but it looks like you’ve had a second one with all these pretty parcels! ๐Ÿ™‚ Chrissie xxx

alisonb2 March 1, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Wow – what a lot of happy mail, Vivienne. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚

M Louise Chandler March 2, 2014 - 12:59 am

Looking forward to the arrival of Lolly one of your beautiful rabbits, she is on her way and the anticipation of meeting her is killing me, can’t wait. Please enter me for the two tickets for The Country Living Spring Fair as on hols it would be a great day out. Happy Days for the Happy Rabbits, Spring has sprung the grass is green, and rabbits playing on the green.

Jackie James March 2, 2014 - 9:16 am

your photos are great, love reading your blog and adore the bunnies. Please enter me for the give away it would be great to attend the CL show.

ginaferrari March 2, 2014 - 12:48 pm

That was a lot of lovely happy mail. I’ve got a couple of those tickets to giveaway too… but it would be good to win some as well!

gardenwildlife March 2, 2014 - 3:19 pm

I would love the tickets please

Anne D.T. March 3, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Hi Vivienne, What a wealth of treasures. I know you like seed labels. So bright and full of summer. I’ve already been clicking on some of the links. Will be looking for that lovely book on Amazon.
Happy March my friend…..
Anne xx
PlumCreek Studio

Susan March 4, 2014 - 9:44 am

Such a lovely post Vivienne!…I love your vintage seed labels and your latest fabrics are gorgeous! How lovely to see a pic of little Pixie in her new home and the little bunny atrwork is just gorgeous…x
I wouldn’t be able to go to the CL Fair Vivienne but Good Luck to everyone who enters the Giveaway…it will be such a wonderful treat for the lucky winners!
Happy Tuesday!
Susan x

Jess March 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Hi Viv, it’s so lovely to feel the sun again isn’t it? I want to sow sweet peas! I forgot last year and missed their lovely scent and colour. Thanks for reminding me. ๐Ÿ™‚
Jess xx

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