Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Goodies in the Mail and a New Family Addition

The past few weeks have been filled with lots of fun and excitement!  The mailman has been a regular visitor at my house – delivering a few expected packages as well as a nice surprise – and we have added a new member to the family.

Last week started off with the delivery of this wonderful enamel sign I won a while back from a giveaway hosted by Darlene at Fieldstone Hill.


It is made by Ramsign and is a work of art which is made to be used.  It took several weeks to arrive once my order was placed but it was well worth the wait.  Thanks Darlene!

The second delivery came about courtesy of Joan from For the Love of a House.  She recently shared her source for real wax candle sleeve covers - Lumiere Candles.  I honestly did not even know such a thing existed!
Since I am all about the details, I couldn’t wait to replace the plastic sleeves on my vintage light fixtures in the dining room and living room with the real thing.


The funny thing was, I was in such a rush to order the candle sleeves I ordered six twelve inch sleeves instead of the twelve six inch sleeve I needed.  Lucky for me, Lumiere Candles’ customer service is incredible.  I left a message about my mistake and received a phone call back almost immediately telling me what I need to do to make an exchange.

My new beeswax candle sleeve covers really do make a difference in the way the chandeliers look and I highly recommend them for anyone who loves authenticity.
The third package I received this past week was a lovely surprise.  I recently featured Jenni from Dear Lillie as the September RDH blog of the month.  During the post I mentioned how much I liked the silhouette shopping bag which was a new addition to the Dear Lillie Store.  Well, a few days later I received one in the mail!  It was such a lovely and unexpected gesture and I can’t thank Jenni enough.


Finally, I wanted to share a picture of the newest addition to our house with the red door – Abby!

She is a miniature Schnauzer puppy and came to live with us just this past Saturday.  She may show up from time to time in some upcoming pictures so I thought I should introduce her to you.

28 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I have been meaning to order a few of thoe candle sleves. Thank you for the reminder. Love the enamel sign!

HOpe your day is wonderful!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love Abby! Such a sweet heart! I just got my Ramsign put up by my front door, love it!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Abby is adorable - what a sweet face! You must be so excited! We are working on getting a puppy so when I saw yours, my heart just melted!

Andrea said...

Schnauzers are wonderful family dogs....enjoy her! I adore your chandelier, and lucky you to get a Ramsign and a Dear Lillie tote. A great mail week forsure!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great goodies in the mail and look at that sweet baby. Sooooo cute.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! Your new puppy is adorable! I really hope you do let him sneak in some pictures. I love dogs. I will probably feature mine some day on my blog. Those candle sleeves look great. What a neat invention. Love that sign too. It's so french looking.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Ooh... I love getting deliveries, and yours were pretty awesome! Especially that sweet little pup :)

{hooked on hickory} said...

those candle sleeves make such a huge difference! looks awesome!

ashley

Morgan said...

aw! That puppy is soo cute! =)

SHERRY HART said...

What a great week....and oh my gosh...that puppy is the best present ever :)

tina said...

Abby is adorable!!! We have an Abby too - a 10 lb. black yorki-poo. Looking forward to seeing more pix of your new pup.

tina

cndesigns said...

All great additions! Especially Abby :-) We had a dog named Abby too. It's a great name for a feisty little character like your Abby will probably be too.

Deb Plapp said...

Abby is sooo cute! Congratulations on your new addition.

Francine said...

That puppy is soooo cute ...I can't stand it :)

oops! said...

Congrats on the new member! Adorable1

maggie said...

I love all of your new goodies...especially the puppy! Our new puppy Winston is 5 months old now. They really make your like exciting!

Upscale Downhome said...

Love all the goodies you got this week...I can see why it was a good week for you! I didn't even know about the wax candle sleeves either until I read about it on the same blog. I definitely am going to get some, too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Stacy, Thanks for the info on the candle sleeves. Until now I didn't know about these. Those enamel address signs were on houses all over Venice. I was the lucky winner of one last year. Abby is adorable and what a sweet addition to the family.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely change! Great customer service too! Have a fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Holly Lefevre said...

There are some great goodies in the post, but my favorite is the new addition...adorable!

Marcy said...

Stacy, lovely packages that you've been receiving - but that last one stole my heart. Love that 'lil Abby - what a cutie!! What a face!

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a fun week of goodies - and little Abby is the best goodie of all!! xo

Karena said...

Oh dear...I saw your little Abby and started to cry..I had a wonderful miniature schnoodle..that could have been her twin...she's gone now but she still makes my heart smile...I am a new follower...love your beautiful blog...blessings

Karena "A Loblolly Life"

Gail said...

I LOVE your style! I have been visiting your blog and am in complete AWWWWW over it! I'm looking forward to following.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

{darlene} said...

awww! he is precious! congratulations on your new family member, Stacy!!!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Those candle covers are very cool! I love Jenni, Isn't she the sweetest?

Stephanie said...

How funny Stacy, I did that same exact thing you did when I read Joan's post about the beeswax sleeves! I couldn't order them fast enough
http://www.cre8tivedesignsinc.com/2011/09/beeswax-candle-sleeves-are-here/

At least your plastic sleeves didn't have the stickers on them like mine did, I love my new sleeves, and you are right the customer service is awesome!

How cute is your puppy? I love small dogs, they are so cuddly and loving.

Ange said...

I love little Abby, so cute! We have a mini schnauzer too and just love her. Enjoy your newest family member and I hope you post some more cute puppy pics on your blog.

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