Monday, January 31, 2011

And, The Winner Is...


Today is the appointed day... the day to give away the Clara Dress.  I printed out the names, cut them into individual strips and removed the ladies who asked to be excluded.  Smiled over every one of the names.


Folded the strips and placed them in one of my favorite pieces... A silver serving dish my friend, Barbara (does not blog) bought for me while we were searching through the Trades Days magic in Canton.  It is fun to get to buy each other things we see the other attracted to!  She received a lighted, sparkling garland... her very own special Christmas decoration, for her first Christmas without Tony, her husband.  We each took home treasures... treasures of the memory of time spent with a dear one... reminders of good days and good times.


The entries were shuffled around... a name was drawn.  I was as excited to unfold it and see who it would be as I would have been waiting for my own name... Where would The Clara go?  Would it be for a grandchild, a child, a gift, decor???  What life would it be a part of...


My niece, Lindsey is the winner.  And, no, I did not fold the corner of her slip.  Lindsey, this goes into a HOPE chest... not to be used for awhile!  LOL!  I don't think your momma is ready for the grandmother role just yet!  ;)


I do have to admit, I am happy at the possibility of seeing this little dress on a precious baby girl one day.

Thank each of you for your entry and your sweet, sweet comments.  I wish there had been a Clara for everyone of you.  May God bless and keep you this day.

20 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats to your neice!

nanny said...

I am so happy for Lindsey!! It's good that this beauty will stay in the family....to be treasured for generations and talk of their talented Aunt Tanna!

From the Kitchen said...

I think it's very nice that this precious dress will stay in the family! Congratulations to Lindsey!

I loved hearing about the special time with your friend. It is so wonderful spending time together and coming home with treasures of the day.

Best,
Bonnie

Vickie said...

I'm glad it went to your niece - you're right, perhaps you may get to see this beautiful creation on someone you love! Congratulations to your niece Lindsey!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

This just made my day :) I told my mamma about it and how I really wanted it :)

And I promise it will be awhile before it gets worn but I will cherish it forever!!

I love you so much and cant wait to get home to open it up :)

THANK YOU!!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Deb said...

that is so cool....congrats to your niece...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations to your niece! This beautiful dress will become afamily hierloom, Tanna.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to your niece! Sandie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Lucky Lindsey!
~and another fun blog to check out.

Katherine said...

That Lindsey is one lucky lady! What a special treasure she will have and hopefully be able to use one day!

Very cute idea Tanna!

podso said...

The photo of that beautiful silver piece is just gorgeous. It shows all its splendor. And to think I got rid of some of my pieces like that that were wedding gifts ... when such things seemed to be burdon some. Ah hindsight! Did I tell you cut into a blue cake last week? (meaning baby boy coming.) I'm off to get blue yarn.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

It's nice the knitted dress will stay in the family!
Best,
Susan

Jill said...

I am with Nanny, I think it best that a precious dress like this stay IN the family! Congrats Lindsey!

Christine said...

Yea for Lindsay!
If she concedes, I will gladly be runner up.

Debbie said...

A beautiful Clara! A forever treasure. Stay warm! I think the ice and snow has passed us by.

Carol............. said...

What a precious little dress!

Love the colors in the glass on your last post.

The white yarn/shawl looks much like an icy snow pattern...very pretty.

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Janean said...

beeeeeeeeee-utiful, tanna!

Alex's Nonnie said...

AAaaawwwwhhhh, I wanted to win that dress! How precious it is & how lucky your niece is to have it. I appreciate that your silver service was brightly polished as well as the table. You would have to wipe the layers of dust from the table and black gunk from the silver if it were my house. I can enjoy your pics to know just how nice it can be.

Pamela said...

Lindsay is one very lucky gal!! That is such a precious dress and makes me sniffle. No baby girls here.

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