Thursday, March 29, 2012

Treasures & Tips From Blogging Buds

Friends don't let friends drive. . .

past Michael's craft store! Our good blogging buddy, Bella, of Bella's Rose Cottage gifted me with these Treasures by Shabby Chic, and alerted me on where to find more. What are friends for?

Darling little gift enclosures just in time for Easter!

 The sweetest thing to happen to me all week! Notes, pads, pens, all in gorgeous Rachel Ashwell designs. I went looking for them at Target, but they're at Michael's instead. (Not my usual haunt.)

I also recently picked up a copy of Coming Home after coming across Alison's (Stuff and Nonsense) post on Rosamunde Pilcher from two years ago! (Well folks, that's about my speed.) Alison says RP is her favorite novelist of all time. I'm not much for contemporary novels, but I'm going to give it a go!

I've been off the blog and not visiting as much lately, and have some catching up to do! Thanks so much for all your oh-so-cheery comments and visits, I'll be getting back to you!

Spring is good here!
 I hope it is for you too (OR SOON!).


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  1. Such a lovely easter preperation post.
    I have'nt been to see the shops yet. My family have gone on holiday away this easter. So no easter hunts.
    Beautiful cards Jacqueline.
    Hope you enjoy the book
    happy thursday

  2. That stationary is so lovely and romantic! I buy it at Michael's too.

  3. Friends are like flowers; They always bloom in color, Right!
    Enjoy the splendid season!

  4. Good to see you back posting.I too have been busy.And I totally understand it is hard to keep up.Love all the roses.I am ready to get the real ones in my garden.

  5. Oh how thoughtful of her!

    What sweet treasures to make their way to you, Jacqueline!

    Yes, been missing you lately. I actually thought of you when I did my Monday post - looks like your colors and you were thought of fondly when I created that simple post.


  6. I LOVE Michaels, but unfortunately the closest one to me is an hour away. The last Michaels I was at had the shabby chic clothespins and flowers on clearance for 30 cents each!!

  7. What a nice gift! I have to check out that writer, it looks like a good book.


  8. What great friends to have! I love all the Shabby Chic stationery and I've never read those books but I might just give them a try. I'm also going to have to make a trip to Michael's.


  9. Fabulous Michael's finds! I've seen some of those paper products at Michael's and aren't they so pretty & affordable? Love your stash!
    Rosamunde Pilcher has always been one of my fave authors, too. She has some great short stories in 'The Blue Bedroom & Other short stories' collection. Hope you enjoy reading her!

  10. Jacqueline: Your little note cards are so pretty. I read Coming Home. It is a great book. I love Rosamund Pilcher. It is a sweet and well written book, one I should think you would enjoy..Happy Thursday..Judy

  11. I am giggling at you and with you on that friends don't let friends remark.

  12. Lovely little note cards. And so beautifully photographed, too!

    I read all of Rosamunde's books a few years ago, and I know I enjoyed them.

  13. Hi J,
    I am so glad to send you a little cheer:-) You always make me smile:-)
    Enjoy and big hugs,

  14. I am sooo going to Micheals, I love her tags and have used them all up! They are so inexpensive too! Thanks for the heads up1


  15. What great finds at Michael's.There is not one too close to us so I cannot drive by when I am in the area, gotta stop!

    You have assembled them so prettily,and as for time spent blogging, I love it, but sometimes I have to get off-line and live this wonderful life. Happy Spring to you.

  16. Such pretty things! I'll have to get that book on my kindle, I love to read!

  17. Oh such lovely things,all so romantic.
    x jeanetteann

  18. Beautiful-very,very nice photos!Michaela

  19. Cute! I so love pretty stationery items! Haven't read Coming Home, but loved Winter Solstice, September, and The Shell Seekers. Hope you will enjoy her books! Bess

  20. I always find wonderful (and unexpected!) items at Michaels. And our local dollar store has some of the most beautiful notepads, notecards, file folders and gift bags I've ever seen.

  21. Lovely, Jacqueline! I haven't read any of Rosamunde Pilcher's works for some time, but several of her previous books were favorites. I'll look for this one.
    Hope you are doing well. ~ Sarah

  22. To funny I was there last night and bought some cloths pins did you see them???
    Blessings Lori

  23. Oh, I was just in Michael's this past week, how did I miss those sweet little beauties?!! Thanks for the heads up, guess I'll be going back.

  24. I love both Rosamunde Pilcher's writing and gorgeous stationery

  25. Michael's is the perfect fun spot for picking up wonderful paper goods! They have a fabulous dollar bin by the front and I could spend tons of time digging through it.

    Lovely gifts from a lovely blogger!


  26. I found those beautiful Shabby Chic treasures at Michael's too and went a little crazy. I love them!
    I loved your previous post Jacqueline, I always love your posts:)

  27. Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!

    Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

  28. The stationery is just beautiful. I need to get down to Micheals asap thats for sure. Am glad you're back. I've wondered where you were.


  29. Jacqueline I am a huge Rachel Ashwell fan ...have been for years thank you for the heads up on Michaels carrying these beautiful products..a trip there is in my near future by the way I love your blog...Karena A Loblolly Life

  30. Very few people actually use nice stationery anymore. I still love receiving correspondance on paper that soembody has spent time choosing. It make all the difference.



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