Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lucky Mail....and not One but Two Awards!!!

Remember the first blog giveaway I won from Cider Antiques? It was about the same time of the famous fortune cookie. Well the package has arrived in the mail! YAY! Don't ya just love fun mail? It's so nice to get something besides bills or junk mail.... cuz this is LUCK mail!

Let me show you up close what I got.

Let's just start right off with the good stuff...


Oh, I just LOVE hand-made lace, especially tatting!

Here is a vintage linen collar with a tatted blue and white edging

Here is a closeup of the tatted edging on the collar.

Also in tow was an antique style crocheted doily.

I put it in this tray for a splash of style.

The tray normally sits on my end table,

but I put it on the window-seat
so you can see it better.

A lovely crocheted doily with pink rosettes was also in hand. Perhaps I can make a

lovely sachet with the help of some

tulle, ribbon, pot-pourri, and a needle and thread.

Vintage style machine lace with lovely ribbon roses and button roses

to embellish something wonderful with.

The lovely tea cup tea towel came also.

It was accompanied by two lovely hankies.

I think the white hankie might look nice with a tatted edging applied,

what do you think?

Here's a closeup of the tea cup pocket.
Isn't it cute?

Thank you Karin from Cider Antiques!

She has a lovely blog it's worth taking a quick visit to.

If you happen to stay longer, I'm sure she'd love it!


Secondly, Tracy from Pink Purl has a lovely blog and we have had the chance to become better aquainted through our blog comments and emails. She is a real sweetie with a creative heart. You also might enjoy her blog. She has honored me with not just one, but two awards!

The Arte Y Pico award,

an award for bloggers for their creativity, design,

interesting material, and contribution

to the blogging community, regardless of the language.

I pass this onto Yarnplayer, LadyShuttleMaker, Melissa, Verito, and Kathy.

The site that this award originated from is written in Spanish

so ya got me as to what the rules are.

....and she also awarded me with

The Five Blogs That Make My Day Award.

Thank you, Tracy! That also made my day.

If I have to choose FIVE blogs that make my day the choice is tough as there are so many.

The five that come to mind at the moment are

Becky, Barb, Laurie, Karen, and La Balette Rouge.

Winners of the 5 Blogs That Make My Day Award, here's your task:

1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.

2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news!


I think awards and tags are fun. If you have been acknowledged by me for a tag or an award and you find it a burden or otherwise makes you uncomfortable it's okay by me if you do not accept it.

Just consider it a compliment from me and consider it OPTIONAL.

HOLY COW, BAT MAN!!! There's a lot going on here lately in this corner of blogger-landia, so whether you look at awards and tags with joy or dread I'm glad you stopped by. Remember that your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.

22 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Karen said...

Wow! Thank you for all the complements, the wonderful post and the award. You know how to make a girl happy! I am glad the items are being used in your home. Have fun with them and add all the tatting you want :)

Karen at Ciderantiques

TattingChic said...

Well, you are very welcome, Karen. But really the thanks is on my part for the lovely gift. Enjoy your award. You deserve it!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Woo hoo! An award--for me! Thanks so much. You've made my day.
The best part of blogging is meeting new friends like you!

Melissa said...

OH WOWWWWWWWWWWW Everything you got is WAYYYY Pretty! (No...I'm not a CA girl am I? LOL) That is a cute teacup pocket too!
Cool awards!!! You deserver every one of them! Thanks for thinking of me you are SO sweet!

TattingChic said...

Thanks Becky, I'm glad you like it. Enjoy the award as you deserve it!

Hi sound like a CA girl! like, gag me with a spoon, ewww! ;) Enjoy!

Tattycat said...

You are really on a winning streak! The prizes are lovely!

TattingChic said...

Thanks TattyCat! I'm glad you stopped by!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Wow is all I can say!!
...seriously that's all I can say... oh..and Thank you for the award! I am super honored!

TattingChic said...

Oh, Thanks Lady Shuttle Maker. I'm glad you feel honored as that is the point. You do so much for the art of tatting with your passion for it and willingness to share.

Dyan said...

Hey Tatting Lady, you made of with quiet a bit of 'lucky loot' there. The laces and doilies are so pretty and I love the little angel statue too. Congrats on your awards, I met Tracy through blogging too and she's such a sweetie.


Okay let me begin by saying that I love that Vintage Tatted Rosette bookmark in the post below!!! You are so talented!!! do you sleep??
& A big WOO HOO on your win(s)!!
You received some lovely items and yes I also think that hanky would be perfect with a tatted edge!!!
It is all so pretty!!!
i am off to take another peek at it all!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm soo happy! Thank you very much for the award. I made sure now everyone can see it on my weblog. You don't believe me? LOL I'll visit the other blogs as soon as I can. Thanks again.

Tracy said...

Hi,TattingChic! You are so welcome for the awards...I was so glad to share them with you. Thank you too, for your lovely words...I'm so glad to have met you and call you my friend! :o) Fun mail is the best sort of mail...and you have definitely gotten some very sweet mail...soooo many pretties...all the beauty makes me *SIGH*...Happy weekend ((BIG HUGS))

Kathy said...

Oh want wonderful treasures. I am happy for you. Thank you for the award, I am truly honored.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely!! Just lovely! I think our predecessors had something, don't you?!
Have a great day~

Clyde said...

That sure is some fun mail. I think it is a great day when you get a little package in the mail instead of the regular bills. Congratulations on your two awards you deserve them. Your blog is always well written and a joy to read. Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Wow! Thank you for the award. I had kind of a tough day and you lifted me right up! Thank you my friend.

Thank you for asking about my son.
My youngest son(25)has had a lot of health problems his entire life. I feel like every day is a miracle.

You certainly had lucky mail. Just beautiful!

Have a blessed weekend my friend.

hugs to you

TattingChic said...

Hello, Dyan. Welcome to TattingChic! Yes, I did "make off with a haul" as they say. Tracy is a sweetie, isn't she?

Thank you, Vintage Girl at Heart. I'm glad you like the bookmark in the previous post. As to sleep...LOL... that has been a challenge, lately. Thanks for visiting!

Oh, Verito, I'm so glad you liked the award. I think any girl who wants to tat enough to make her own shuttles DESERVES an award!

Hi Tracy, yes, thank you for thinking of me. I'm glad you stopped by. Have a great weekend and ((hugs)) back to you!!!

Thank you for visiting, Kathy, and thanks for the comment, also.

Cathy from Tadpoles and Teacups, I think you might be right about those who came before us.
Thank you for hopping by.

Hi Clyde, thank you so much for your nice words, they made my day!

Hi Barb, I'm sorry to hear your son still has health issues. I am glad that the award lifted your spirits. Thank you. Hugs back to you, too!

Kari & Kijsa said...

SO many wonderful things! Congrats on your awards and goodies, love the teacup pocket and beautiful lace!!

kari & kijsa

TattingChic said...

Thank you for your comment, kari & kijsa! Blessings to you, too and come again!

yarnplayer said...

So many beautiful things! You definitely deserve the Arte Y Pico award, and thank you for mentioning me - such an honor!

TattingChic said...

Oh, stop being so modest, Yarnplayer ;) , you're very deserving of it too! LOL! Keep us all posted as to when your second tatted necklace gets posted! I'm so excited for you!