Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Brocante Comes to the Heartland

It's not unusual to see the mail truck pull up our driveway. Boxes won't fit in our rural mailbox and besides, the woman who delivers our mail likes to visit. Two or three times a week or more she delivers boxes and packages from Publishers Clearing House. The Other Mother is definitely one of their top ten customers. Any day now the Prize Patrol should be arriving.

Yesterday we received a bundle of mail and a box. Included was another post card from Martina. It seem that she couldn't decide and sent both cards. This one has a good aerial view of Seattle.....


and the message


includes direction on how to spend quality time.


Thanks Martina!!

There was also a box in yesterday's delivery.


Surprisingly it wasn't from Publisher's Clearing House and it wasn't addressed to the Other Mother, it was for me!

What's that? Prioritaire? I'm pretty sure that's not English.


It's French!!! That can only mean one thing. it's something that Corey Amaro offered in a gift drawing on her blog, Tongue in Cheek. Is Corey on your blogroll? She should be.

I feel like a kid at Christmas. How exciting is it to get a package from France? When you're sitting in the middle of a million acres of corn it's pretty darn exciting.

The item is carefully wrapped and finished off with French ribbon.


The item is something that Corey found at a brocante, which is a French antique market.


I don't know what the neighbors are going to say but certainly I'm the first one with a French antique.


Corey has taken great care in packaging the item.


It's had a long and safe trip from a French village to a small rural town in Illinois.


It's a beautiful hand-painted French teacup.


It's something I will treasure always. Thanks so much Corey.


I still can't believe the French Husband drew my name. I should probably contact Publisher's Clearing House.


bj said...

oooo, I love ANYTHING FRENCH...especially when they are as pretty as this lovely cup. What a wonderful treasure. You were blessed to win such a generous giveaway... WILL let us know, won't you, when that Publisher House man comes to your house, carrying a dozen red roses, news people with cameras, bright lights and the whole works, as he knocks on YOUR door....YOU WILL LET US KNOW, RIGHT? :o)
love, bj

belladella said...

How cute! I love surprises like that. You lucky gal! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the prize patrol.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

How lovely! It's very exciting to receive packages and postcards.

I must remedy the fact that Corey is not on my blogroll as soon as I get the opportunity.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

How lovely! It's very exciting to receive packages and postcards.

I must remedy the fact that Corey is not on my blogroll as soon as I get the opportunity.

Susan said...

How lucky you are and thank you, I love the French music. Reminds me of nights in Paris. Enjoy your cup, and do drink your tea from it once in a while. Each day is special.


Margaret Cloud said...

That tea cup is beautiful, congradulations, I bet it is exciting to receive so many packages.

martina said...

You lucky girl!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

What a pretty teacup!

Hope the Prize Patrol is the next thing to show up at your door!

Cottage Rose said...

OOOOOO LA LA; Love the tea cup, how wonderful for you. And how sweet of her to pick such a beautiful gift to give a way. So congrats! dear friend on your pretty.
Have a great day.

Heather said...

Oh, a real French painted tea cup. You're so lucky!!


Lovely, lovely, lovely. ahhhh...

Karen said...

Tres Magnifique Mon Ami !!!!

Yep, I'm convinced, the Pize Patrol will be next !!!

I took part in Kat's favourite things swap, so I'm expecting a package to turn up at anytime.

Really exciting, I love getting things in the mail. It's the kid in me !!!

Mary said...

Ooooo, it's beautiful!!! and how exciting to receive a package from France!

Daughter of the Midwest said...

That is a beautiful teacup! As an avid tea drinker, I would love to have a piece like that on my display shelf.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful! and lucky you! blessings, marlene

Mamahut said...

It is beautiful! How fun to get a package like that.

Cindy L said...

I'm a Francophile too! Thanks for introducing me to Corey's lovely new site, and while I am thinking of it, I should mention Anne Barone's Chic and Slim site, for anyone who craves the French lifestyle (

And I loved the music today ... ooo la la!

Louise said...

It's karma because you've been so nice to your blog readers!

I wouldn't get my hopes up with Publisher's Clearinghouse, though!