Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's here (Fall came in a box this year)

When I went to the post office recently, I discovered that there was a package waiting for me. Once I saw the return address, I was so excited. I knew it was the fall gathering I had won from the giveaway by Old Annie Primitives at http://oldeannieprimitives.blogspot.com/. This was an important moment for me since this was the first time I had ever won anything on the internet.

I didn't open the box immediately though. I waited until my husband got home so he could enjoy the moment with me. Practically as soon as he was in the door though, I started ripping that box open. As soon as I opened the top of the box a heavenly scent greeted my nose. It smelled like fall had been captured in a box and was now being delivered to my door. The spices Annie used on this are wonderful. Now I was really excited. I opened the other end and slid out my prize. I just could not believe how beautiful it was! This gathering has all my favorite autumn items like leaves, and berries, and even pumpkins, and they are all in those luscious colors of fall.

My husband even said, "Wow, that looks like something you would have bought for yourself." He was right, but this was even better, it was a gift!

The new fall gathering arrived at just the right time too. It is definitely beginning to feel like autumn here. The temperatures are falling and the crops in the fields are turning golden. I have my apples, pumpkins, and mums sitting around the house to welcome the season, and now I have my gorgeous gathering as well. Thanks Annie. I think my prize is wonderful.


  1. That is so pretty!!! What a nice giveaway to have won! She makes very nice things!!!

    I can't wait for the fall so I guess pretty soon it will be time to bring out those decorations! :)Seeing this makes me want to do it today!!

    Have a great day!

  2. Oh, how neat! I love how you waited til hubby got home to share the fun with him. It's getting cool here, too. Fall is certainly on its way. And you're all prepared with that lovely gift!


  3. Hi Cindy...I'm SO glad you like your gathering. And I LOVE the way you described it! I need you to start writing the descriptions for my items before I list them! LOL! Happy Fall! ~~Annie

  4. What a wonderful fall gathering!! It's really pretty...I just love the things that Annie makes.
    It is starting to feel like Fall here. Our temps have gotten cooler and some of the leaves are actually starting to turn already.

  5. Congratulations on winning that beautiful gathering. I can almost smell the wonderful aroma.


  6. Your gathering gift is gorgeous! Now I can see there's another bonus to becoming a blog addict! The perks are great! Enjoy!
    Best wishes

  7. What a cute arrangement. I love those big leaves. When I started blogging it amazed me how nice and generous everyone is. It's so much fun to be a part of. Congratulations on your prize!

  8. What a wonderful fall arrangement! Congrats on your win, and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  9. What a lovely surprise gift! Its funny how the weather feels different as soon as school starts again. It definitely feels like fall is in the air. Thanks for your nice compliments! Wishing you a happy day! Jenn

  10. i love fall in a box! how convenient!
    Love, Dana and Daisy

  11. Congrats on your winning, Im so ready for Fall !!

  12. Love all your cute roosters but Mr. Rooster is really my favorite; so special!!!

    I am having a rooster giveaway at http://fairytalescottage.blogspot.com/2009/08/rooster-party-giveawayrooster-party.html
    Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy
    Blessings on your day!