Thursday, January 16, 2014

In The Mail

I have been stalking carefully checking the mail delivery for several weeks, waiting for a particular package. Yesterday, David went out to get the mail and when he came back inside, he said, "Joyce, I think you'll want to come down and get your mail!"
Would you be excited to see this?


A cuter-than-cute package from Cath Kidston!!!

But wait...there's more! Another package!


I thought that was the most clever saying I've ever seen on a package!

Are you ready? From Cath...TA DA


a new cross-body bag and matching wallet!
(Garden Rose is the pattern) 
I have been wanting a bag from CK for years but could never make up my mind (Do you see where this is headed?) One is more beautiful than the next! Right after Christmas, they started a big sale at Cath Kidston USA, and I figured this was my chance, and so I had to 
DECIDE!!! 
(my one little word for 2014)
This is what I picked and I absolutely love it! Both bag and wallet are oilcloth, which means they aren't as heavy as leather...I love leather but I'm tired of hauling that extra weight around on my shoulder.
The bag is a good size with one outside zipper and one inside.
The zip-around wallet holds lots of cards...

and a generous section for cash...not much in there now!

It's all packed up and ready to go out for a spin...
I am also putting this oilcloth case to good use. 


I bought it in the summer thinking that if I ever made up my mind about a purse, I would use it for carrying the plethora of coupons, reward cards and gift cards I have


. It's a generous 6x8-inches...not Cath.
 If you're interested in the CK sale you can use this link here.


Now to the other box...

That box came from HSN. Anna Griffin had several sales events on their station last Friday and I resisted everything but this stamp set...
I am borrowing this image from the HSN website (where the stamp set is, unfortunately, sold out. I also purchased the set at a price less than the one they're showing now)
Anyway, 30 chalkboard style stamps, 2 ink pads and an acrylic mount. Anna's stamp sets are outstanding and the fonts used on them are beautiful! If you hop over to HSN's website, you can see some card samples made using this set of stamps.
OK-pretty exciting mail day!
But wait....there's more!!
Our Swap Goddess, Linda, has a giveaway once a month on 
A Swap For All Seasons, featuring the color of the month...this month is red!
This morning I received an email from Linda letting me know that I had won the drawing!!

I will be receiving all of this wonderfulness...


and some of Linda's Sweetheart Snack Mix! I will write more about this, of course, when it arrives!

A very good day, indeed!

xoxo
Joyce

9 comments:

Linda said...

Christmas in January! There is no one more deserving! Enjoy! (LOVE that purse!)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Joyce,
Ifinally posted again, which seems to be the only time I ever browse around in blogland anymore. I LOVE the things you ordered here in this post. All "drool-worthy"! : )
So what have you done about the followers situation since they closed down google reader via google friend connect? I'm behind the times!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
ML

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's a SUPER FUN DAY!!! Love the purse and wallet! I did see that you won the Valentine/red giveaway that Linda had!
ENJOY your goodies!
Warmly,
deb

Createology said...

Yes a very fun mail day. I think we all love getting happy mail instead of bills or unsolicited propaganda junk. Congratulations on RED Joy!

Jenny's Heart said...

I love your bag and wallet.
Too cute and I love Cath too.

Primitive Seasons said...

Love, love, love the saying on the box! You're a lucky lady having such a wonderful "haul" from the postman! XOX

Mary

Diane said...

A beautiful bag..wonderful choice!!! What a fun day for you, we all need days like that once in awhile...I know after the week I had without my computer I could use a happy "mail" too, so in celebration of my computer I ordered myself a few dies and some beautiful things from Joanns online...great saying on the box, too...oh and I also love the anna griffin products, I just received 2 more of her wonderful dies...wow, they are gorgeous!! Have a happy day and weekend!!

Sandy C said...

Love Kaths bag and the stamps are so cool!!

Mimi Sue said...

EEEEP!! Sooo adorable! I've always wanted a CK bag too. You've inspired me. Love oilcloth! Mimi

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