Thursday, April 16, 2009

Guess What I Won?!!

{Our 2009 Family Easter Picture.
Taken at my parents' new home in Florida, where we were on vacation this past week!
We had a great time with my sister's family, my parents, and grandmother too!!}


Guess what was waiting for me when I arrived back home from our Easter vacation?!!

This fabulous giveaway prize from the darling Ms. Rhoda at Southern Hospitality,
and Karl at Hudson Goods!!!

A Large Oval Recycled Glass Bottle!!!

I was SO EXCITED when I found out that I won, that I just may have screamed and done a little happy dance! :) I wanted this bottle SO BADLY when I saw it on Rhoda's blog, and was even dreaming about it! LOL!! I still can't believe I won!

above 3 pics are from

I also received this sweet Rose Geranium Soap that Karl tucked into the package for me!!

Here's how I displayed the bottle in my own home:
I tucked a blooming branch from a dogwood tree in the woods inside, and
placed it on my "buffet" table in the breakfast nook!

I just love it!

(the light was gray outside, so it gave a very ethereal quality to the photos)

I think this bottle could work with a variety of decorating styles!

And I love that it's made from recycled glass, too!

This bottle is amazingly wonderful! You could honestly design a room around this baby!! I am planning to ask Hubby for the 2 companion bottles for my birthday next month (hint, hint...)! I know they'll look beautiful wherever I place them!

Go check out to see more of what Karl and his dog Buddy offer (a cool thing: no shipping charge, and no tax unless you live in NJ!)
and also check out his blog here!
(and I'm not being paid to tell you this, I just like to pass along a good thing!!)

So, once again
To Rhoda and Karl!!!

Tomorrow I'll continue the "Going from a House to a Home" series!
Have a wonderful afternoon!!


Victoria Hayden said...

I love that bottle too! So happy for you! What better way to come home from a vacation and have a great surprise like that! It looks great. I hope you get the other ones too. Have a great day!!

Hugs to you,

Shilo said...

Love your Easter pic! You guys are a beautiful family!
Congrats on your win! It's beautiful!

Kim said...

Hi Stacey! What a nice treat to come home to! It is a beautiful vase. I did check out his website and there is some very nice stuff. Just a little too pricey. But very nice. Thanks for sharing and your family is beautiful!

Betsy said...

Lucky you! Love that vase. Looks great with what you did. Cute family.

Shell in your Pocket said...'s perfect and so very very fun!
sandy toe

Decor To Adore said...

Lucky girl! That bottle is gorge!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

What a cool bottle, and what a darling Easter picture! So sweet...

Mandi Shandi said...

Darn! They were supposed to pick my name! That jar is fantastic. You looked great for Easter, and your parent's front door is beautiful with the wreaths and all.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that whole scene! And I LOVE your chalkboard! It's so cool. That bottle is fabulous!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love that! I have a few of those green glass vases. They are just beautiful and look great anywhere and even empty...congrats:)

Heather said...

That bottle is gorgeous! There are about a million and one ways to use it. Congratulations!!

Beautiful picture of the family.

Jenny said...

You lucky lady you! Very pretty and yes, I could see myself decorating an entire room around that!! hehehe!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

oh Stacey - it looks just perfect right there. I am so thrilled that you were the winner...yipee!

Amber B. said...

Congratulations! I remember that giveaway. What a beautiful bottle!

Carry Grace said...

Congrats on your win! That is a great family pic.

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Yay, congrats!!! Your new bottle is beautiful and the spot you have for it could not be more perfect. How exciting to win!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great bottle! Congratulations! Beautiful Easter picture. jackie

Noel said...

Congradulations, you made that vase look good!

cherry said...

That is lucky gal you. cherry

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Beautiful family picture! My daughter had that Gymboree dress last spring and I was hoping it would fit her again this spring...but of course it didn't. Rats!

~ Sarah

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, I just love the bottle & how you displayed it! Congrats again. I think Karl has some fantastic items in his shop, so I'm happy you love your win & blogged about it.

Melissa Lester said...

I'm so glad you won the bottle! It seems perfect for your style and home. Yea for you!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful bottle and home :-) i love recycled glass - it just looks cool!