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Friday, 22 April 2011

Pink Saturday Easter Weekend

A Happy Pink Saturday Easter Weekend~

Hello sweet pinkie friends and welcome to another week of my pink offerings for Pink Saturday. This week is special because we're celebrating EASTER.

 

My Easter basket came early this week as I was treated to a wonderful surprise a few days ago!
A few weeks ago, I had won Celestina Marie's Giveaway. You are all familiar with this talented lady, right? If not, then please take a moment and visit her blog ~ http://larearose.blogspot.com/
She has lots of eye candy and she is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet.

The box arrived filled with styrofoam pebbles and pink petals. Underneath it all was the most wonderful surprise! Wanna see?

When I opened the box, there was a lovely scent coming from inside it!
This is what she sent me~
A very pretty box wrapped in a delicate pink frenchy paper. It was so pretty that I hesitated to open it! I love anything with a French theme; Eiffel Towers, fleur de lis, Paris, etc.


It was accompanied by the pink tissue wrapped gift and pink cello bag there beside it. And they were tied with lovely tulle. Celestina has such a romantic touch, even in her gift wrapping!


The top of the pretty package held a sweet pink rose and it was tied up with tulle also. There was a little sachet filled with lavender. That is where the lovely fragrance was coming from. It too was adorned with a pink rose.


Attached to the pink gift was a pink cello bag with this sweet bunny tag all trimmed up in pink. The glittery tag is trimmed with pink ribbon, roses, and a pink crystal droplet. Pretty?

I unwrapped the pink gift and to my wonderment, this is what I found! *sigh*

Enchanting! The sweetest little pink basket trimmed with lace, a pink bow, and Celestina's gorgeous hand-painted pink rose.  When I opened the basket, the other side of the lid was painted with her precious little rose bud and her signature. I am so loving this!

Nestled in tulle, inside the basket, was a darling pink Easter egg all sparkly and wrapped in lace. It was presented in a sweet sachet bag as well. This dear lady doesn't skimp on anything.

I remember when I took tole painting years ago, my instructor always stressed finishing your project beautifully inside and out. Celestina has certainly done just that.


It truly is beautiful! Celestina's signature roses were painted on both sides of it.  Can you see the sparkles?

All of these lovely things were extra surprises she had gifted me with. And they're all pink! Aren't they scrumptious?

The actual Giveaway was this darling ceramic bunny~ Isn't it adorable?

 Celeste's pink roses are painted on both sides of the bunny. 

She's all smiles because she knows she looks good and she has hopped into my house just in time for Easter. Even the top of her head is decorated with pink and green crystals as well as lace and pearls. She's a very lovely bunny!

Fabulous giveaway! Thank you Celestina! I'm so happy you picked my name! I shall treasure these always!
I hope you will take a moment and visit Celestina Marie Designs ~ http://larearose.blogspot.com/

Thank you everyone for visiting today and thank you Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/  for hosting Pink Saturday so faithfully. I know it takes time and patience to host a meme every week. Wishing you all a Happy Pink Saturday and A Very Happy Easter!

Please join me next week for another Tea Time Tuesday.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

43 comments:

  1. Amazingly enchanting!God Bless you and your family this easter.

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  2. A beautiful gift. Blessings for a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Take care:)

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  3. Lucky you!!! What beautiful things you received!!!
    Enjoy your sweet goodies and enjoy Easter!!!
    Suzann
    ~xoxo~

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  4. Celeste is indeed a precious friend and such a talented artist! And she has such a giving heart! You are so deserving of her gifts, too!

    Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  5. what a lovely gift...and your appreciation is also dear. wishing you Easter's Grace, Joy and Blessings. - xok.

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  6. That is a really enchanting gift from the heart. Lucky you!!

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  7. What a lucky girl you are! Beautiful gifts.. Have a Happy Easter!

    Wanda

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  8. What a fabulous giveaway - congrats on winning it. Everything is soo lovely - Celeste is soo very talented.

    Happy Easter!
    Leann

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  9. Oh Sandi, you are a very lucky, lucky girl. Wow that was a beautiful win!! So many lovely things that I am sure you will cherish for years.
    Happy Pink Saturday my friend and a wish for a very happy Easter, Char

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  10. Hello Sandi
    What a lovely gift you received with so many pretty pink things.
    I can see that bunny having a special place in your home, it is so sweet.
    Happy Easter.
    Judith

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  11. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!
    What a wonderful giveaway you won!
    With all those pretty roses and pink I know you are one happy gal!
    Hugs,
    Jil

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  12. Congrats on your wonderful prize of "pinkness"
    S

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  13. HI Sandi~
    Such beautiful pictures - I love eye candy!! pink and roses - yum!
    Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. What a wonderful gift! I agree, that paper is almost too pretty to remove. Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

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  15. Oh, Sandi, you lucky gal! Celeste is an awesome artist who I personally adore.
    She makes everything so elegant & feminine in her presentation to one. I know you are going to treasure this beautiful bun-bun.

    May you have an eggs-tra special Easter.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  16. So pretty!

    Here's my Pink creation, hope you can visit and comment. Thank you!

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  17. Beautiful Bunny! Love it.
    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  18. What an incredible giveaway! Just beautiful! I love your yellow tulips too! Happy Easter!!

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  19. YOUU LUCKY GAL YOU :)
    I JUST ADORE SWEET CELESTINA AND HER GORGEOUS ITEMS :) SHE IS ONE TALENTED CHICKEE....HEEHEE!!
    WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY EASTER :)

    XO~MARI

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  20. Hi Sandi!

    Thanks for coming by, and for your sweet comments. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! such pretty pinks! Love that bunny! Have a blessed Easter.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  21. Hi Sandi,

    You received such a beautiful gift from the very talented and gorgeous Celestina Marie. I love the pretty soft pale pink of everything. You must have been thrilled.

    Wishing a happy Easter to you and your family
    Hugs & blessings
    Carolyn

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  22. Wonderful giveaway. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter.

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  23. Celeste paints such lovely things. I have a few of her pieces. I just love the bunny! Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!
    Denise

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  24. Darling bunny and other treats. Congratulations and Happy Easter, Sandi. Susan

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  25. What an incredible giveaway. Your photos were great...I DO see the glitter. Happy PS & have a wonderful Easter!
    Licks & Wags, Niki

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  26. Happy PS, Happy Easter...what a beautiful post of so many pretty things, just lovely, love that wrapping paper. Blessings.

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  27. What a lovely gift you received, so wonderful for easter.Happy Easter

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  28. Congratulations Sandi,
    This is very beautiful! She is quite talented - I hope you have a very Blessed Easter,
    Kathy

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  29. Hi Sandi, oh what a wonderful array of gifts, the egg and bunny are just delightful and she is so talented!

    Have a blessed weekend,
    Barb

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  30. Hi Sandi....wow what an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a blessed Easter weekend...xox Tami

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  31. Wow! Your beautiful gift of a bunny etc. just makes my mouth drop!
    I love your lacey teapot and the cute bunny creamer too!
    Most of all I love your focus on Christ. What a truly beautiful blog!
    Easter blessings, Trudy

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  32. Hi Sandi,
    Happy Easter Blessings to you and yours dear one.
    You are too kind to show your giveaway win and thank you for the mention. I hope you enjoy your little items for years to come. It was a joy to have you be a winner.
    God Bless you and yours always with Love.
    Big Texas, Hugs,
    Celestina Marie XO

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  33. What a special gift. You lucky lady!

    Have a great Pink Saturday!

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  34. Your main photo is beautiful, Sandi. And what a wonderful gift you received. I imagine it took you a little while to open everything, each a gift in it's own. I absolutely love lavender ;) You'll have to make us some special tea cakes or cookies using lavender *smiling*

    Have a blessed Easter friend.
    Hugs,
    Susie~

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  35. Thank you for sharing your Easter Bliss..HPS!

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  36. Your blog is such a happy place. May you enjoy a blessed Easter. See you next week.
    Joyce M

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  37. Sandi,

    What beautiful goodies gifted to one special person from another special person!!

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  38. Oh my what a wonderful gift....and the presentation was just beautiful.
    Have a happy and safe Easter,
    Michelle xoxo

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  39. Such gorgeous goodies! I LOVE that Paris themed PINK wrapping paper!!!
    Celeste is so talented and sweet!
    Congrats. Happy Easter!
    Roselle

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  40. My goodness, what a box of beauties! She paints so exquisitely. Congratulations on your pretties and Happy Happy Pink and Easter to you!

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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