Friday, August 08, 2008

Gifts & Tagged!

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I received a beautiful gift in the mail this week! Ginger~Enchanting Cottage sent me these gorgeous toile canvas grocery bags...6 of them! (you can click on the photo to enlarge) I love them! They are something I would have bought if I saw them. I couldn't wait to use them so I've been bringing my lunch to work in one of them this week!

I was tagged by Carolyn~Wings of Eagles last Sunday to list 5 things I love. Thank you Carolyn! This is an easy one!

1. My family

2. Being enthusiastic ~ I feel very fortunate that little things make me happy!

3. Rain! We don't get rain here in the summer and I really miss it!

4. Decorating! Why I didn't choose this as a career ~ I just don't know!

5. Thrifting, flea marketing and finding treasures

Sandy ~ Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles gave me the awards below! Thank you Sandy!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I plan on starting the chair I bought at the flea market months ago!


OKGardners said...

Congrats on the cute tote bags. THAT would be a great treat. I love your list you wrote.

You won't believe this, but this week I was thinking of that chair you bought and wondered WHEN we would see more news about it. Thanks for answering that question. I'll be waiting to see your results. I know it will be beautiful!!!!

Betty in Oklahoma

Janet said...

Love those bags; they sure make the generic cloth ones look....well, generic!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, I missed that chair when you posted about it...gorgeous!! I would have snapped that up in a minute. I would love to have one like that for my French vanity. I saw one at a yardsale last year almost just like yours for $45 & it had blue/white toile. I kicked myself for not getting it, but your deal was much better!


Stämningsfullt said...

Found you via blog catalog today.
What a beautiful home you have! So nice bag you got!
Greetings from Sweden:)

Änglahem said...

That tote bag says Cindy by a mile!
Really you!

Have a nice weekend!


Susan said...

Cindy, Just moved to Calif a few weeks ago from NY and was looking to decorate and somehow found you. God knew I was lonely and needed a friend. My Romantic Home is my 1st blog. I just enjoying reading what you and friends have to share. Thanks, Lonely in Ventura.

MimiG said...

Love the bags. Cool way to bring your groceries home!!!
Can't wait to see "afters" of the chair.

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE your tote bags! Oh my...I would love to purchase some that look like that for sure!
Have a great weekend!

Amber said...

I love that bag! Where did Ginger find them? ;) Lucky you!

Myrna said...

Bet your lunch tastes better coming out of that beautiful bag! (wink)
AND you'll be the snazziest grocery shopper with the rest of those toile bags!! ;-)

Virginia said...

Cindy,right on! Your list gets A+ from me. Many Blessing, Virgina

Magpie Interior Design said...

Good luck working on the chair!

And I love the pattern on that bag! Puts my Whole Foods one to shame!


Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Cute fabric bag! They look like the kind that European people use when they go to the market.

I also love plates. I collect them and hang them all over the place in my home. The chipped ones get put into my mosaics! I recognized several of the ones you posted pix of. I'm definitely a china girl!

Gollum said...

Hi, Cindy, What adorable bags. I'm looking forward to your chair post. I snagged two semi-French chairs a few weeks ago and somethign came over me--I painted them with wall latex paint. lol
Bad, bad Gollum! Take care

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your totes Cindy , they look just like you !

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Cindy,
I am so happy you like your gift. They do look like you. Little thngs make me happy also. Everytime I look at your blog it puts a smile on my face.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy. What a precious bag and there's more? You lucky one!! Have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

How nice to have someone do that for you. I have material, I need to make a tote out of. And since I have my sewing machine sitting out. I think I'll make that a project.


Martha said...

Hi there, I came across your blog while browsing the net, I love your blog, and you have a beautiful home and so many pretty things, I have bookmarked your site, and make sure I will visit often, thank you for sharing.
Martha( Australia)

Gail McCormack said...

Yes I love the tote bags! I hope you get your project finished on the weekend Cindy, I'll look forward to seeing the end result

Joanne said...

Those cloth bags match your home perfectly. What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Joanne ~~

Anonymous said...

That bad is GORGEOUS!!!
I recently started making my own bags (and selling them in my etsy shop).
That fabric is sooo pretty, I'm feeling a little envious! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ooops! I meant *bag*, not *bad*!

lisa said...

Love your list!

Those tote bags are really nice. They are the perfect "green" accessory.


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what cute tote bags. Lucky you

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How sweet! I love the toile bags! I need to get something like that because I am trying to be more "green" though I must say I used the plastic bags in one capacity or another about 3 times before tossing.


Rosemary said...

Love your new bags!!
Congrats on your award!
Hope you are having fun working on your chair.

Robyn said...

Good to see you over at my place! I have missed you! Great totes too!

maryanne420 said...

hi cindy,

i'm new to your blog. i saw it featured on one site, followed it and now i am hooked! i can't believe you're in campbell. i actually grew up in the los altos, sunnyvale, mountain view areas. i also lived in walnut creek and marin.

i love what you've done to your home. you are so gifted. thank you for sharing all of your great ideas.

a home far away said...

Those bags are absolutely beautiful, I understand your joy!

Gunilla in Singapore

emily said...

What great bags! Love your plates as well in the previous post!


Suzanne said...

Loved reading your answers. You have a very beautiful blog and I am glad I have found it.

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Frankie Kins said...

I'm so jealous about the canvas totes. I have been looking for some myself, but haven't found what I want. They're beautiful. Lucky you!