Monday, June 21, 2010

Giveaway and giving gifts

I would like to introduce you to my new friend Laura, Laura has a gorgeous blog My Summer House and now she has her own etsy store.
To celebrate the opening of her store Laura is giving away not one but two cushion from her line. You must go and check out her blog and her store. Laura's designs are just beautiful!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, we had a trip to Newcastle to visit our newest nephew. He is just gorgeous and we really enjoyed our short stay! I don;t have any photos of him to share yet but you might enjoy these!
I love putting together and giving gifts and I thought I would share this one with you.
I needed some bottles and some pebbles and
if they just happen to double as candles even better.
Pretty soap is good
I really love candles, you can never have too many!
Some shells
scrubby stuff
start putting it together strategically
Fill the bottles with luxury bath products
Layer them attractively
All ready to enjoy by the lucky receiver
Do you like buying gifts for people?
Do you find it easy to choose something special?
Have a great Monday.


  1. Anonymous21 June, 2010

    I love the cushions - candles and soaps pass me by really (don't stand to windward), but those are beautiful covers...

  2. What pretty cushions! I have admit I am useless and finding really creative pressies for people. I love it when I find/make something I know is right - but often I'm really not confident. I really just need to get more organised and not leave everything to the last minute :)

  3. Just poping over now to check out your friends new blog... what a lovely pressie..

  4. Hi Nellie, thankyou so much for that lovely post, you are an angel, I really appreciate that. Ilove your gift idea, its fantastic! And to put it all in the gorgeous vase, so beautiful! I will try that for sure!! You are so clever!!
    I hope you had a great weekend Nellie,
    thankyou again, Laura xxx

  5. great gift idea Nellie, the receiver must be special! have a nice week ahead!

  6. What a thoughtful gift you made. I love the way you put it together and with so much thought. I like buying gifts for people but sometimes find it difficult to choose, especially for boys and men. I have two to buy for a Christmas in July celebration we are having with family but have no idea what to buy yet! I'll have to put my thinking cap on:) Have a great week Nellie! xo

  7. I love the gift you put together! I also love those pillows. I will pop over and check out her blog.

  8. Hi Nellie, those cushions are lovely and I will go and check out her blog asap. What a thoughtful present - you are very clever!

  9. Hi Nellie....!

    What a LOVELY gift....The cushions look DIVINE so I'll be sure to pop in for a visit this evening when I get home from work....!

    Cheers from Melbourne,
    Tamarah :o)

  10. Those are very nice pillows and I really like your gift arrangement.

  11. Hi Nellie. What a beautiful way of presenting a gift, so gorgeous!! lucky recipient! Gorgeous cushions too, I am off to follow the links - thank you:) Hope you have a lovely week ~ Tina xx

  12. A gorgeous gift jar Nellie, you have such a creative touch!

  13. What a beautiful collection of things you have put together. I find it hard to know what to get for gifts. It looks like you are a natural at this!

  14. Beautiful cushions and what a lovely gift idea! Hope you're having a wonderful start to your week x

  15. Hi Sweet Nelli,
    I just love what you have done with the beautiful personal care items. Such a lovely gift idea. I might use this as inspiration in the future. On my way to have a look at your friends blog now. Have a lovely week.

  16. Hi Nellie, what a gorgeous idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am off to visit your friends blog. Have a great week Kym X

  17. What a fabulous gift idea & a beautiful way to present it...Congratulations on the new baby in the family... Laura's cushions are lovely aren't they!!!

  18. What a gorgeous gift! I love the gift search but enjoy the wrapping more! Laura's cushions are gorgeous. Have a good week. Michelle

  19. That is an awesome idea! I have so many of those items that I randomly pick up here and there. I also have a friend who is about to have a new baby and you just gave me a great idea ;) Thanks Nellie!

  20. I love LOVE your gift goodies! I REALLY enjoy pulling a bunch of little stuff together for one bigger gift too! I LOVE shopping for others. I could SOOO be personal shopper! LOL ...spending other peoples money. Way. Cool.

    THanks for your sweet comment about my nook! ;-)

  21. Gorgeous stuff you found, just lovely! I love "sea style"! Off to check out My Summer House now! XO!

  22. Homemade touches make the best kinds of gifts. It's just lovely!

  23. Lovely pressies!! Such cute things

    : )

    Gemma X

  24. Cutest present ever award!!! I agree buying/creating gifts for people is so much fun! Love the images in this blog!! :) Hazel

  25. Thanks Nellie for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog and yes I do relax as well :)...and another thank you for posting Flourish Design + Style blog give away of my boxed notecards!
    You have been busy as well. Going through your post alone wow so much on display! Have a great rest og the week xoxo