Monday, September 24, 2007

I just love pretty things!!!

I had to take a photo of the treasures that I brought home from the Victoria Bliss weekend. Why do I love stuff so much?? I just want to surround myself with these beautiful things and remember everything that I experienced. What I purchased from the emporium are the beautiful ribbon floral pin and the sweet friendship kisses balls. Everything else pictured were gifts from Victoria magazine. Oh, and I did not photograph the free lipstick I received!!

They actually had a representative from Crane to speak to us and I must tell made me want to purchase personalized stationery, a wonderful fountain pen and begin to write letters to everyone I love. Because, just think....long after you are gone, you have left a legacy for others to treasure. The written word is so very precious. I still have note cards from my sweet grandmother that I read regularly and I treasure them.

I can't believe they gave us Vintage Linen Soak! Having the antique store, I have so many linens to prepare to sell and I am so very thankful for this!

But I have to tell you, I have ALWAYS loved Grandmothers Buttons and wished that I could carry them in my I have a wonderful bookmark from them thanks to Victoria magazine!

It was such an amazing weekend. I made some sweet new friends and already miss Tracey and Rae. I look forward to the first issue of Victoria magazine and am so very thankful to my son and my sweet friends for helping make this trip possible for me!

Be sure to check out Tracey's blog and also Debi's blog for more incredible photos of our great weekend!
I'm off to the store tomorrow and have to change my focus now....I must gather some new goodies to take in and I can only hope and pray that one day....Victoria magazine will be knocking on The Plum Tree's front door!!
much love to you all, Dawn


Unknown said...

so glad you made it back safe and sound with lovely goodies to boot!!


Denise S. said...

What gorgeous goodies you received Dawn.
I love that pen made from a vintage silver piece. That bookmark is exquisite.
So glad you are back safe and sound and sharing your trip with us.

Kathleen Grace said...

Thank you for sharing your trip, so glad you had a wonderful time, and so glad to hear the Victoria we love is back!

Cindy said...

What beautiful things! I love the pen!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful goodie bag. I already have the silver pen and Crane papers. I never heard of Vintage Soak...that's on my list now! So happy to hear you had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful and abundant treasures they bestowed upon you! Thanks for sharing them with us.

madrekarin said...

How very generous they were. And such beautiful things to bring memories back time and time again.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your trip with us! What a lovely group of things you got to take back home!

windycorner said...

Hi Dawn,
Loved talking to you today(tues)and getting to see your shop online. Please visit my blog at We will stop in on our next trip to Ga. All us transplants down here in FL call Georgia "God's Country"!
Holley Minton

Unknown said...

What wonderful "stuff"! I love stuff too, and it shows in my house. Love reading your blog and seeing your wonderful things. Jacki

Lori said...

what wonderful goodies Dawn!! i LOVE that flower!!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I am so happy for you sweetie. You deserved a beautiful week-end like this. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I needed them. love nita

deb said...

How magical. What wonderful photos. Crane is first class. You can't go wrong with any of their products.

Mary said...

Thank you Dawn for going, sharing, and loving what Phyllis H. will strive to do - reinvent but keep the original premise of Victoria.

So glad you were able to make this trip - sounds like it was such fun for you. Meeting new friends and bringing home such deightful goodies were extra gifts,

Well, roll on October - if I'm still in England when the first issue arrives I'll be anxious to pick up my mail on my return. Will make a cuppa, grab a cozy throw and curl up in my favorite reading spot (you can see it in my post of yesterday when I responded to Karla's 'party')and go back in time through the pages of Victoria.

Hope you've had some rest - enjoy the week, and thanks again for being our 'messenger' in Dallas.

deb.kennedy said...

Dawn, I am still reeling over all the generous, wonderful 'parting gifts' we received! You've shared them so beautifully here...

I so enjoyed the weekend, mostly because of meeting you! I had such fun spending time with you, Tracey, and Rae...I hope we are able to meet again at another Victoria event soon!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

I was there, too! Wasn't it just a "blissful" event?! Lovely photos of our goodies and loved your write-up. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.... I wish we had met. The rose was made by a friend of mine at, Erica of Meadow Street.
Warm regards, Karen

Meadow Street said...

I am gald you had a great time at bliss. I wish I was there too, at least my roses were, thanks for purchasing one and posting it. Beautiful blog and shop you have, I'll be back again.
Meadow Street


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