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Pretty Post

by greenrabbitdesigns

Pretty post in both senses of the word, ‘post’ as in delivered by the postman and I hope when you see all these lovely things you’ll agree that this blog ‘post’ was indeed a pretty one too.

I love Etsy, so many beautiful things to part you from your money, that ‘commit to buy’ button is a dangerous thing!! During July I have been pushing that button quite a bit and I have included some of my purchases here so that you can check out some gorgeous shops.

I have also been lucky enough to win a couple of pretty giveaways too and I have included those as well. So lets get started!

The beautiful hare pictured above is Mademoiselle Bloom and she has come to live with me all the way from the Loire Valley, not sure I would be happy to leave the Loire Valley but she does seem to have settled in and as she is a garden lover she was happy to pose among the nasturtiums. She was made by the very talented Stephanie whose shop you can find here.Stephanie writes the beautiful blog Millefeuilles and I have watched her make her hares over the past few months waiting for the time that they would appear in her shop. I have to say they didn’t hang around for very long and were all snapped up very quickly indeed.

Just look at the pretty embroidery on Mademoiselle Bloom’s feet.

On a recent visit to Stephanie’s blog I admired this lovely little drawing by her daughter Héloïse and said that if she decided to produce cards from it I would definitely buy one, so imagine my delight when in the box along side Mademoiselle Bloom I found the original drawing, I was thrilled. It’s one of those drawings that no matter how often you look at it you find something new! Thank you so much Héloïse!!

Another one of my recent purchases is this pair of beautiful little earrings. The photo doesn’t really show the colour very well as they are a pale duck egg blue. I bought them from Linkel Designs a great little shop with lots of lovely jewellery.

Some more jewellery this time by my lovely blogging friend Simone. Simone has quite recently opened her shop and sells cards, gift tags and jewellery. I just needed this bracelet as soon as I saw it!!

Now I’m no stranger to Pomadour’s Craft Cafe. I love Japanese crochet books, they are works of art in their own right.

So many fantastic things to make in this book!

Now on to the giveaway wins! I have been very fortunate lately on the giveaway front!

This beautiful package arrived from the lovely Madelief. Madelief’s blog is one of the prettiest around and definitely worth a visit if you haven’t done so already.

I was so lucky to win this brilliant Vintage Tea Party book full of all sorts of wonderful recipes and ideas. Thank you so much Madelief!

My final show and tell is this amazing corsage which arrived just a couple of days ago and was a surprise giveaway win from Gina another lovely bloggy friend. Gina creates beautiful textile work and makes wonderful cakes too!!! She is also on Etsy here. Thank you Gina, I love it and have been wearing it ever since it arrived!

So there you have it, my recent pretty post. I have given you lots of links to check out, maybe you too will be tempted to ‘commit to buy’!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, the sun is shining at the moment which is great and Team GB are climbing the medal table which is fantastic!! Thanks as always for your visits.

Happy weekend. 🙂

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Christina August 3, 2012 - 6:06 pm

WOW!!! That was fun seeing all your goodies! I’m going to have to go visit some of those blogs and shops… Love your Ms. Bloom. xo

Jill August 3, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Thanks for sharing your ‘Pretty Pos’t with us,Vivienne. There really are some very talented folk out there, who make such wonderful things. No wonder you couldn’t help pressing the ‘commit to buy’ button.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend too xx

Stephanie August 3, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Oh Vivienne,

I am full of happiness to glimpse at Mademoiselle Bloom in her new happy abode surrounded by beautiful gifts for a well-deserving lady! Thank you so much for your kind words.

We seem to have similar taste; I bought exactly the same bracelet from Simone two weeks ago. I love it.

Warmest wishes and hugs

Amanda August 3, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Such wonderful finds!! I’ve been holding myself back from that Etsy buy button till we move. But I’ve already set aside some Etsy money so when we do get settled in I can order somethings.

That vintage tea party book look amazing! Have a lovely weekend.

Héloïse August 3, 2012 - 8:01 pm

So pleased you like the drawing !! I had fun doing it and adding in the details, so I’m happy you enjoy looking at it. 😀

knitsofacto August 3, 2012 - 9:05 pm

It’s like Christmas! And I knew as soon as I saw the face that the hare was one of Stephanie’s. She is one talented lady and Héloïse is clearly following in her mother’s footsteps, the drawing is gorgeous. Lucky you 😀

harmony and rosie August 3, 2012 - 9:19 pm

What an amazing collection of goodies, I love them all. When I saw the rabbit I knew it one of Stephanie’s. I’m so pleased the bunny has gone to such a good home .. so many other bunny friends ready in waiting!
Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog today xox

Jane August 3, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Wow that an amazingly pretty post Vivienne…so many lovely buys and wins. I agree that Etsy showcases so much hand made talent. It’s great that it’s world wide too..it’s how I met Mia and through her you 🙂 Enjoy all your pretty things and have a lovely weekend.
Jane x

Karen August 4, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Hi Vivienne, You have been finding some lovely things on etsy! Thanks for sharing. I had to smile when I saw the top photo – just yesterday I was snapping photos of my latest shop creations in the nasturtiums! I will be posting them later in August….until my kids return to school I am taking quite a blogging pause 🙂 Have a gorgeous weekend! Karen

Fleur Cotton August 4, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Just been catching up Vivienne on the last few weeks’ worth of blogs and have enjoyed reading your posts so much ….. and how lucky have you been??? What beautiful giveaways …. it’s a great world blogland isn’t it?!

Hope you have a happy week.
Fleur xx

ginaferrari August 4, 2012 - 4:27 pm

A lovely post Vivienne with so many beautiful links to follow. Thank you too for the lovely mention.

Anne August 4, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Very pretty things, indeed. Enjoy them all and thanks for “sharing” some links with your readers.
Linkel Designs is located 3 hours south of my home! Happy weekend, Vivienne.

Anne
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simone August 6, 2012 - 8:29 pm

I am so behind with visiting! Thank you so much for the mention Vivienne. I should really show the beautiful crochet bunny that I bought from you. I love her to bits! You have showcased some lovely things here from Etsy and also the wonderful gifts you have received. How lovely to receive the original drawing that you admired so much! I must go off and visit some of the links. I am always tempted to press the ‘buy’ button!!! x

Patty August 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Hi Vivienne, I am just catching up on blogs and what a wonderful post and pictures you have here. Isn’t Mademoiselle Bloom just the sweetest hare and the little girls artwork is fantastic. I’d really like that bracelet too, it’s got real summer sparkle. I haven’t got pierced ears so I tend to not bother with earrings these days, used to have a right collection of glitzy clips in the 80’s! The crochet book looks amazing, I love the way the Japanese seem to take crafts to another level.
Lucky you with those gorgeous wins and I can’t wait to check out some of those blogs you’ve mentioned.
Bfn, Sally x

thelinencat August 28, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Oh I love this post, so many great links to go and check out. I especially like the Japanese crochet book (I have crochet envy again!) and the look of both your blog giveaway wins. I’m off to have a nosey around all those suggested places. Bethx

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