Monday, September 26, 2011

forgetful...

Have you ever bought something for yourself (or win a fabulous giveaway) and totally forget about it?
I have...a few times.
If I buy something for myself and don't want Jim to find out don't need to use it right away I will put it in a bag in the closet.
And forget about it.
I know a few of you out there have done the same thing!
However, after a while when I am in an organizing mode and stumble across the bag, it is like I just bought something new for myself again!
And didn't spend any money!!
In the beginning of June I won a giveaway from Glitterfest!
  June is always so busy with school ending and summer beginning that this little bag got covered up in my studio as the lazy days of summer flew by...

Just look what is inside...

This beautiful Marie Antoinette soldered journal was created by the very talented Rita Reade of Mammabellarte.

I found a nesting place for it in my studio...
Thank you Rita...I love it!
Thank you for stopping by today...I hope you all have a wonderful week!!

23 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

What a neat treat to discover this little beauty. I love surprise finds like that.

Rita said...

Looks beautiful in your little corner. Thank you for sharing the solder book on your blog. Ciao Rita

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Sandi,
That's so sweet! Your post made me laugh (the part of hiding it because you don't want Jim to see it) It made me think of old Lucy episode where she told Ethel " I buy a new dress and hang it in the closet for a few months...then when I wear it and Ricky says "Lucy, is that new"?, I can say "oh no, I've had this for months". hee hee
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sooo pretty! Yep I do that all the time!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my..i would love to forget i had THAT in my studio somewhere! how lovely! ;)

Kate said...

Oh Sandi

How fun Rita is a friend of mine a real sweetheart. So wonderful you found your little treasure and yes I have done that too. Enjoy

xoxo
Kate

Revi said...

I have TOTALLY put something away and forgotten it. It's like getting something wonderful twice! Not really a bad thing. :)
-Revi

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's gorgeous! I'll bet it was fun to find. :)
I hide things,too. Usually just by putting them away. No one would think to look for new clothes just hanging on hangers in my closet, right? My husband doesn't, anyway.

NanaDiana said...

Oh what a sweet little "surprise". She's a beauty! When I do something like that it is usually because I am in a hurry to HIDE IT before the old boy can see it and ask what it is! Now..who...would...do...that...? xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thats so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am honored you liked my bedroom:) I hope you will become a follower I am new at this (but I'm a fast learner):)Are those blue hydragendas you have the actual color of them? If so I just have to grow some of those! I have never seen such a beautiful color!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just darling! What a fun little treasure to find! Yep. Happens to me all the time, I'm afraid.

ShantyGirl said...

Now that is really cute! I would lov eone watching over me in my studio! I laughed out loud with coffee when I realized there are others out there jsut like me. (in reference to the way we introduce things to our home by way of making it to a closet or a room) somehow seems easier down the road to say.....I have had that for awhile......... lol
Sherry

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh, like the boots I bought yesterday? cuz they were 30 percent off and I had a coupon for another 40 percent off and holy cow there was no way I was letting that deal get away...but now they're under my bed for another month or so....shhhh!!!

love the frame:)

Susan said...

Oh Sandi, I know what you mean about forgetting things and tucking them out of sight from the man. How funny!
That glitterfest win is gorgeous and looks perfect in your studio. The bag is cute, too!
Take care,
Susan

Victoria said...

That is so pretty Sandi! How talented Rita is:)

My dad dropped off a suitcase at my brothers that we'd left at his house. It was full of stuff I hadn't seen in a few years, my nieces were obsessed with it! We found tons of little dolls and some Winnie the Pooh stuff in there...needless to say I gave most of it to them:) They love tiny things just like their auntie does!

Miss Gracie's House said...

pretties...yes, I do know all about forgetting...I'm working on it though...have a great week!
Rene

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I LOVE surprises like this. And doesn't it look perfect tucked in the corner like that?!

Sarahx

T's Daily Treasures said...

I usually buy things as gifts and them hide them way but don't know where I put them or what I bought ??? Your gift is lovely and deserves a spot front and center. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Heaven's Walk said...

lol! I've gotta agree with Diana, Sandi! I usually rush my packages in the house and hide them before hubby sees them....then I forget either where I threw them or that I bought them at all! Good grief....lol!

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

Awww ! you are a baby doll! thank you so much for your visit and sweet encouraging words left by you on your way out:)

Your right the holiday postings do rev-up our excitement to shop and create for the holidays.

keep inspiring all that you create over here, have a beautiful rest of the week.

Cheers
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Awww ! you are a baby doll! thank you so much for your visit and sweet encouraging words left by you on your way out:)

Your right the holiday postings do rev-up our excitement to shop and create for the holidays.

keep inspiring all that you create over here, have a beautiful rest of the week.

Cheers
Dore

High Street Cottage said...

Well, that is very cute! I've forgot a few gifty items stashed away in cupboards too ;)
I'm planning on a huggggggeeeeeee yard sale this Fall. Thanks for your kind comment, didn't know Target had an advert out on their awesome french farmhouse items, but so cool they lurk the blogs to find ideas, have a wonderful week, my dear, xxx tami

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I do that!! I also sometimes take days to open something that came in the mail, much to the amazement of my husband.

Lorriane :-}

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