Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Uh Oh... Blogging Etiquette 101, I've failed, but hopefully I'll pass the test now... :)

Being a rather "New" serious blogger, (about 8 weeks now) I am learning the ropes as I go.

I feel as if I've gotten a few skinned knees along the way by not realizing how "Give Aways" go...and how I should appropriately thank my blog buddies that I win them from.

Thanks for having patience with me as I learn everyone... ;)
I'd like to correct this and begin to thank a VERY important blogger couple that graced me with my first Give Away! Jan & Tom from Rose Haven!

Jan is also one of the first blogging friends that reached out to help me in many ways...

She helped me re size photos for my banners without even my asking her...

Thank you to Jan & Tom, from "Rose Haven" for your lovely Give Away
of my "Blue Italian Spode Teacup"!

Here it is...in the box that it arrived in...I was so excited when she arrived!
I was really excited to win this cup, because I already collect this pattern. I have 12 dinner plates, but only 4 teacups., this making my 5th. I'm slowly building this part of my collection.
I named this cup "Rose Haven" in honor of the gifter! ;)

Here are the markings on the underside of the cup
Here is "Rose Haven" in the front with her four sisters that awaited her arrival.
And this is the Tea Castle where she'll reside

and be used with Mother Blue Italian Spode Teapot

and her Aunties Blue Italian Spode Sugar & Creamer...

Jan & Tom, Thanks so kindly for the blessing of this Give Away!

Sweet "Rose Haven" will be payed forward over and over when I use her

at my "Get Acquainted Teas".

Please be sure to stop over and visit Jan & Tom at Rose Haven!

They have a lovely blog!

~CC Catherine


Schotzy said...

How wonderful to win the set! And what beautiful china it is as well. I really enjoyed my visit this evening. You have a lovely blog!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh Catherine...your Spode is gorgeous! What a wonderful treasure to win! Congrats, girlfriend! :-) Susan

Jojo said...

What a beautiful prize!!! Blog friends are the best. I just love the visual of blogged skinned knees!!

Happy To Be said...

How wonderful to win that from Jan and Tom..very great Couple..and wow!! I didn'y know you were only 2 months old..Seen you at Susan's tonight..I just won Rose Haven Blog dress last week and girl I was doing my happy dance for sure..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rose Haven said...

Catherine...We're sooo pleased that you're enjoying your new Blue Spode TeaCup and Saucer.

Thanks for such a fine post about us and our blog!!!

Jan & Tom

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was a gorgeous giveaway and the perfect shot for Blue Monday. Or, did you already do a blue Monday post using those. Oh gosh...I'm losing it. Do they make band-aids for skinned minds???

mbkatc230 said...

What a lovely set, and how perfect that it helped to build your collection. I so enjoyed seeing your smiling face in the luncheon posts, it must have been a blast to meet everyone. Kathy

marty39 said...

Congratulations on the teacup win. That is such a blessing that you already collect this pattern. It's always so much fun to win something. I also enjoy the post of all the clan that got together in Georgia. Sounds like you all had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Cass said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so green at blogging that I don't even know there are rules to be broken!

Love the Spode. Gorgeous!

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

Great win - beautiful!!!

lvroftiques said...

Oh CC what a beautiful cup and saucer set! Lovin' all the Spode girl! Congratulations! And I hope you'll blog about that new chandy find! I bet it's a beaut!*winks* Vanna

Miss Janice said...

What a beautiful gift you received, I love that pattern!