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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guess What?

Isn't this just the sweetest lil' bird?
He came in the mail and was such a welcome gift!
You know how much I love birds!
Doesn't he look beautiful on my desk?
Remember Mr. Toast's 2nd Annual Christmas Tea?
Well, I was the lucky winner of the prize drawing!

Mr. Toast's gifts are known for their lovely British goodies and extra special touches since he customizes each box to fit the recipient! Aww...I love that! Just look at all the goodies that came this week! I finally got to taste Yorkshire Tea and those famous Digestives! And I enjoyed them just like I was instructed... dunking the biscuits in the tea before eating. Yum! Not to mention an authentic Christmas pudding, 2 beautiful checked dish towels, a three volume journal and sketch set, scented pear-shaped candles, and... ... a Yorkie, "It's Not For Girls" Candy Bar! Hm. I guess he thought this chocolate-loving repo girl could handle it? lol. And yes I could, thank you very much! This British chocolate bar has an interesting history that deserves it's own post. I'll share the story so watch for it here in the near future!

Um...and did I mention that I love the bird?

Thanks so much, Mr. Toast! Your Christmas Tea was delightful and I feel so honored that I got to receive one of your famous prize boxes!

xo

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And speaking of Mr. Toast...he has just announced the launching of a new adventure which involves the opportunity to buy some of his art and adorable drawings. Click HERE to visit his blog!

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40 comments:

  1. woohoo what a score betsy...not only did you get to have so much fun....but got the prize as well...

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  2. Yep, and Brian...part of the fun was dancing with you! :)

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  3. You are so deserving, 'lucky duck' :)
    That little bird is so sweet, you'll be able to enjoy him all year round.
    I'm still drooling over the chocolate and biscuits, and Yorkshire Tea is the one I drinnk !
    Congratulations.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  4. What a great bunch of goodies! Mr. Toast puts together the best prize packages. We received one last year and are still enjoying the great items. I do have my eye on that sweet bird, though : )
    Mr. Toast's new art web site is very exciting. Can't wait until he has his Etsy shop up and running.
    Congrats on winning the Christmas Tea drawing...it was a lot of fun!

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  5. Cat ~ it was a lot of fun! And I already have my eye on a few of his sketches that I would love to have! How fun!

    I knew you'd love the bird!

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  6. Nice bunch of loot, doll. Cute having the bird "preside" over today's post.

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  7. What an adorable gift. Good for you, enjoy it!

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  8. Wow you are a lucky girl! congrats

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  9. That's really a nice prize! I've seen your artwork and you are very deserving of such a wonderful prize. Well done! I'm going to have to check out Toast's blog site. xo

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  10. What an awesome gift, but I think my favorite is the bird too!

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  11. Nice! Congrats!

    It's always nice to get something in the mail besides bills, isn't it?

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  12. What a nice guy! Sure does know your "likes" and he is funny!
    Can't wait to hear more about the candy.

    Love the bird!!

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  13. Christine ~ yes, that candy bar WAS funny...but he would say it was 'cheeky'. lol.

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  14. what a collection of interesting and yummy treats...not for girls...you showed him ...teehee

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  15. ELK ~ I had NO problem downing that entire bar! lol.

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  16. Your little bird seems to fit in just about everywhere. Yorkie--It's Not For Girls--you're kidding me. There really is a wrapper that says that!!!! How funny. Mickie

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  17. Mickey ~ lol... I know...it's British, what can I say? It was delish, though!

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  18. What a wonderful gift!
    SUCH a treat!

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  19. Ah, you lucky girl. As for the history of British chocolate, you should read "The Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury : it is a fascinating book. I am listening to the full Audiobook version at the moment whilst I walk Amy : the only problem is that I have to keep stopping off at shops to purchase examples of each of the chocolate products described.

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  20. Alan ~ that does sound like a fascinating book to read...and it's only appropriate to sample all chocolates described! lol.

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  21. I love the bird! And what a prize, it is so cheerful!

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  22. Congrats! How sweet that you got so many things you love. The candy bar wrapper is a real hoot! All of it was so 'yummy'....Blessings to you today!

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  23. such thoughful gifts from Mr Toast, Betsy, thanks for sharing! The little bird's beautiful.

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  24. What a treasury of gifts. They all look like so much fun. I'm wondering .... are you planning on naming your sweet little bird?

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  25. YAY! How fun, Lucky lady a box of treats! Hope you are enjoying it.
    what a cute bird, perfect for you! xxoo

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  26. I'm with Brian, "what a score"! That is an incredibly thoughtful prize pkg. Mr. Toast is a sweetie. Your desk looks so serene and beautiful. Mine is always a paper laden mess.

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  27. janelle ~ I never thought of naming the bird! Hmm...maybe it should be Mmm? haha. Afterall, he did give it to me! :)

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  28. What a lovely prize surprise. Yorkshire Tea is the best. They also make Yorkshire Tea brand T-shaped biscuits to dunk!

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  29. PS Make sure and look at the tea packaging - it's really sweet.

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  30. HEy, thanks for the plug and nice photos too. Can't beleive you actually dunked! LOL! Watch out, you;ll start saying "loo" next. LOL. glad you enjoyed.

    Just to clarify--extra goodies with the xmas tea giveaway of course as opposed to the CREATIVE TUESDAYs one ...come to think of it, I'm due to do that again too for someone but it will have to wait. :)

    Enjoy Betsy. You were a great guest! Thanks for playing along.

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  31. jennyfreckles ~ yes, the box is really sweet, isn't it?

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  32. Mmm~ exactly...I was very fortunate to win the big prize of the year! I feel lucky!

    loo? haha...this midwestern girl? I think not. lol.

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  33. yea--i like finding birds and frogs for my garden. nice collection there

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  34. Love everything, Betsy. I was so blessed to receive a "Random drawing" from Mr.Toast from Theme Tuesday.

    So, I know first hand, how fun it is to look at each little item that Mmm so thoughtfully and personally puts together. I'm so glad you one this one, and can just taste those goodies.

    The little bird is precious, and looks perfect in it's new home on your desk.

    Congratulations!

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  35. You are a lucky girl...That Christmas Tea was so fun...my first and I still think about it!. That Mr. Toast is quite the party thrower and gift giver...I love that bird too and I always try to get my English best friend a bird for every occasion...she sends me an English Robin on a Christmas Card every year! BTW...I spied your lotion in the cup right away..how clever you are.

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  36. Kim ~ yes the lotion...looks so much nicer in an antique mug, doesn't it? I enjoy it on my desk that way. :)

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  37. Betsy,
    Just wanted to let you know that you one the Lattice Pocket Pie giveaway!! Please email me at ahappygirllovinglife at gmail
    Thanks for participating!!

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  38. The little birdie is a cutie! I'd have been thrilled to receive him as well.

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  39. Betsy-
    Not sure why, but I haven't received your email. ahappygirllovinglife@gmail.com
    Send me the address you would like me to send the pocket pie to and I will mail it out on Friday.
    :)

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  40. What great prizes. I like the little bird too.

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