I am just thrilled to have received the news that I was the random number generator’s pick on July 17th! (I’d kiss that RNG if I could!!) Why you ask? Well, I had the link to my blog friend Allison’s –( The Polohouse Blog )- giveaway on my sidebar for a few days – it is actually the photo below. The giveaway was for two pieces of ironstone (pinch me) and a wicker covered bottle (another pinch, palease!) Now I don’t hold my breath when it comes to giveaways because I usually am the blogger who doesn’t wins. I am more like the one who is reading the post announcing the winner of said giveaway and being excited for the lucky gal!
I am so humbled to have won something beautiful from the lovely Allison. In fact, just a few days ago I had the chance to meet my friend Cheryl’s good friend, Sabrina. We were chatting about what decorating style she prefers and she said that she likes the Ralph Lauren look with ample plaid throws and equestrian decor. Knowing that she reads blogs, I asked her if she knew of The Polohouse blog. Her reaction went something like: “Are you kidding?!!!!! I love her (Allison’s) blog and her home is amazing!” …small world we have with the internet, eh? It’s like the six degrees of separation theory.
Thank you so much, Allison, for having such a beautiful giveaway. I feel so blessed to have won. I know that many women out there had their fingers crossed like me. I also thank YOUR readers who have been kind enough to visit my blog and have become “followers”, too. Thank you, ladies!! ((hugs))
I am going to have a giveaway in August, so stay tuned. Something old, metal and vintage. Hmmph?!
Ok, now on to the “what is it” part of this post. My friend Barbara brought in this cool metal contraption – a little bit of rust included – a few weeks ago. It is a super fun display piece with two doors and two wire racked shelving compartments. She asked me if I knew what it had been used for. I didn’t have a clue, but after a quick check online, we discovered that it is a steam canning unit that was used by the upper crust during the Depression Era.
It would be cute up on a desk to hold computer paper and other odds and ends that don’t look great sitting out and about. OR, how about using it in an art studio to hold papers and boxes of pens and other art supplies? A cool piece, Miss Barbara! You done good!