You know how, in the last weeks before Christmas, you spend your life thinking, "so-and-so would really like some of those," and "blah-de-blah would like one of these," and "thing-a-me would like to eat some of that," and "such-and-such would probably want to drink a bit of that," and before you know it you've spent three months salary on presents and food and top up gifts and drink and little smidgins of stuff for other people?
Well this year, in the final week before Christmas, the Just Too Gorgeous Eden Rose did a wee give-away. Over five days she posted five lovely things for her readers to win. You can see the beautiful range of goodies here.
One of the treats particularly caught my eye. I looked at it and thought to myself, "so-and-so would like that. I will buy that for her birthday." The next day, when ER summarised the giveaway in a final drive for entrants, I thought the same again. Then a thought struck me with sudden, abrupt, and very selfish clarity.
BUGGER THAT! I WANT IT FOR ME, ME, MEEEEEEE!
So I entered.
And ... I won!
Isn't that a wonderfully lovely and delicious thing? It was such a nice surprise to have a wee message from someone of such style to say that she was sending a goodie of stylishness my way.
Anyway, that was 27th December, and since then I've been sitting on the bottom stair, watching the letter box and muttering to myself repeatedly, "is it here yet? Is it here yet?" and of course, what with inclement weather and all (I don't know if you've heard, but it's been a bit nippy), we've had almost no post, so my wait has been in vain.
Until this morning.
The post today arrive uncharacteristically early. So early, in fact, that what woke me up was the exciting **thwump** of something that isn't a bank statement hitting the doormat.
And when I got downstairs, there was a wee bulgy jiffy bag with this lovely seal on the back. Och, but I was excited. I placed it reverentially on the table in the lounge, and went to make a nicecuppa to enjoy whilst I opened it.
Once inside the parcel, I found this beautifully wrapped box, with a lovely little gift tag congratulating me on my win (especially nice since entering had been such an effort ...!)
Well, by this time, I was quite giddy with excitement. And rightly so, for inside the box was this little morsel of gorgeousness ...
What life is not complete without a gold teacup and saucer necklace? Well not this one, I can tell you! It's just beautiful, and I can't wait to wear it out.
I would urge you to check out Laura Baillie's other gorgeous, and individual jewellery at her online shop, firstly to oooh and ahhh at her fabbo things and secondly to buy lots of pretty things for yourself and everyone you buy gifts for. Run along now! What are you waiting for?