Sunday, 3 November 2013

Giveaway competition for YOU. Come on in!



Thank you for previous comments - sorry for the delay.  I have merely been mulling.....it's a blog eat blog world out there!

Here I was going for the: 'pared down, back to basics, decluttered look' in this moderately revamped room -  consisting of basic transposition of shelving from one room to another, 'Cupboard of Wonders' transfer and stuff shoving............

Mary changed into a workaday outfit 'specially


Yes: I think that I have just  about pulled it off..........nearly

Phew!

For a moment there I thought that I might have gone a bit over the top and tried to cram too much stuff on to the shelves but no - pared back minimalism it is.......

What do you think so far?

 Eric.....be careful (a UK joke!)

The room is far from finished so I am being selective in the bits that I show.  There is still 'The Great Wall of Embroideries' to BUILD  around 'The Cupboard of Wonders': this will consist of  a selection of my favourites built up over the decades displayed in  splendid flying formation!!

Lest further shelf building be also needed...............LOL

Logistically it is all a bit tricky - not least to spell


I know...too much stuff but I am slowly working my way through it all.  

I wonder if you can help me?


 Can you please tell me  the colour that I  have painted my table.....(I have forgotten now that I only see in sepia....)?

Only if the correct colour is stated (I will check pre-sepia memory bank) will your name will be put into a very nice (circa 1950) straw hat for a follower giveaway prize. Ho ho

When I draw the names from the hat I will let you know


 I am not after the EXACT colour name mind  ('Saddleback Brown', 'New Bottom Pink' or 'Nose contents Green'...) just the broad colour will suffice (hint - it is  not black!!).

If you would like to be entered into the Giveaway Competition just let me know what colour you think the table is and which one of these two items you would like.


 I might have to turn on the colouriser on for these!



Purse Number One: Made from some lovely 1950s botanical print fabric that I thought showed  nice seasonal colours.

Ah - that's better...


Just the right size for taking your coppers to the Co-op and making a milk purchase perhaps ('Is she of this century....?')


Both sides are the same fabric




Showing bottom as usual....


Sorry that the conkers are a bit dried up by now!



Lined with plain off-white linen

Number Two: Zipped number - suitable for a range of purposes as demonstrated below.



Made from original Swedish fabric - dating from the ?70s (maybe someone can enlighten me) and possibly designed  by Laukkanen - who designed for Almedahls and Rorstrand



I thought perhaps a large pencil case - for large pencils!






I have used my old little doll here to show the scale - now they look like GIANTS!!










If you would rather the 'straightforward' giveaway please let me know - I will understand - honest I will.

Eco Ethel I have NOT forgotten the Limerick competition - I am not sure how much interest there might be globally for it though....if you think that it is a 'go'er' I will revive it.

'There once was an old woman from Wantage,
Who loved all that was vintage,
She bought too much stuff, husband got into a huff,
 That silly old woman from Wantage'.

You try rhyming vintage (mintage, spillage, village....)!

'There once was a woman who loved vintaajh,
Whose collection became rather large,
One day it burst through, right to next door's loo,
So then she had to charge' (for viewing...oh dear I am not very good at this)

Arthur: 'Could do better'
Martha: 'Could do a lot better!'

There once was a young woman from Wold, who adored all that was old,

There once was a young man who did knit, but nothing ever did fit....

'There once  was a 'middle aged' (!) hoarder,
Whose house got into disorder,
She got into a pickle, became very fickle
and then found she had to re-order'

Oh dear...again

 I had actually penned a post with several  limericks but must have deleted it in errata!


PS: I will tell the tale of my lovely £25 Edwardian table when we do the 'REVEAL' of the winners! I won't be posting so much anymore so it will be a few weeks I think.

PPS: Did you notice the tub of PVA glue in the grate - letting the side down.....shocking lack of standards. One day I intend to open up this fireplace again, light a fire, turn on the old radio and snooze beside it....We are fortunate in that all the bedrooms and indeed all the rooms in the house still have their original fireplaces - that is a lot of grates to keep clean!

PPPS: No 'bet hedging' by suggesting colours such as 'reddy blue' or 'greeny pink' or 'blackie white' (I SAID THAT IS WASN'T BLACK!  Did you read the ruddy post?) !!!

PPPPS: I am not colour blind!!!

PPPPPS: Only one entry per follower and no trying the old 'beard and glasses' trick that you tried last time

PPPPPPS: Ejection can be a humiliating experience...sorry that I am sometimes doubly a cross stick (hint, hint)

PPPPPPPS:

Ahem.....

Pear drops on fabrics and fabric with kittens
Bright shiny china and old knitted mittens
Second hand wallpaper tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things

Stacks of old linens and mint vintage poodles
Baked cake with chocco and cream that just oodles
Doorknobs and old bells and fairies with wings
These are a few of my favourite things

Girls in old dresses with embroidered  big sashes
Doilies like snowflakes and glued on eye lashes
Em-broidered cloths that then morph into things
These are a few of my favourite things

When the machine bites
When the scissors snip
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so baaa-aa-a-hh-d

PPPPPPPPPPPPPS: I hope that you sang along

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPS: Pat Pending

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS: That was me on the flying trapeze in case you were wondering...

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS: 'She'd fly through air with the greatest of ease....'

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS: I have never been a great fan of bare back riding myself - no - I shall stick with the trapeze if that's ok


Tra La La........................................








Arthur: 'Does anyone know what she is going on about........?'

Martha: 'Some will see what is in front of them I think'


THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES - THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND YOUR ENTRIES ARE BEING COUNTED AND DOUBLE CHECKED AND VERIFIED AND RE-CHECKED!

97 comments:

  1. Is it a custard yellow?
    Donovan called it mellow,
    I've done my best,
    I'll sing the rest,
    For she's a jolly good fellow. xx

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  2. Of course I sang along - trouble is now I can't get the wretched tune out of my head (oh no now it's turned into Kylie...) A giveaway you say - well I think the answer really is quite simple, according to the photograph it is most definitely an off white sort of grey unless - AHA - you are tricking us! I think a light blue (or maybe creamy yellow???) - nope I' m definitely sticking with light blue - I think... And I love that top purse - just enough room for a few coppers and a Werthers original x Jane

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    1. I like your thinking here - Wethers all round I think
      thank you for your entry (!)

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  3. Love love the zipper case....lots of great photos.

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  4. Yes, I too sang along. And I am thinking that the color is blue.... robin's egg blue....... And I would like the top purse..... with the clasp........ with just enough room for a few coppers.....

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  5. I think it is light blue. Although, I can imagine it in almost any light cheery color. I can hardly wait to see it for I am planning on painting my sewing room and cannot decide on a color. Love the zipper case ... and the coin purse... and your shelves.

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  6. I seem to think it's a pale green kind of like the utility china green. But what do I know. I forgot the colour of my own car last week!

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    1. You and me both - I have no idea about the registration number!
      Thank you for your entry
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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  7. You are so funny and yes I did sing along so I guess I have the same funny sense of humor as you (tra-la-la). Your pretty table would be lovely in any shade of color - could it be yellow? Purse #1 is my favorite.

    xo Danielle

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    1. Thank you for your kind words - you may be going into the draw/drawer...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. Very clever giveaway! I love the idea, is the table blue more specifically duck egg blue?

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    1. Thank you for your entry dear Squiggling About....all will be revealed soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. Could it be Mellow Yellow?
    or darker (not mouldy) Goldy?
    I suppose it might be Primrose?
    or sparklingly fine- Sunshine?
    but in the end the colour I like most
    is that gentle yellow of butter on toast

    So I choose Buttery Yellow
    and as to the purse- the little fellow!
    Jane xx

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    1. Ho ho - very well done dear Jane the Booklady. I like your thinking here and your creativity!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. Hmmm think its apple, no its pea, no its mint, no its eau de nil, well some kind of light green :-)
    madbidrdesignsataol.com

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    1. I do like those colours it is true....mmmmm
      Many thanks for your entry

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  11. I reckon yellow maybe and I love the doll purse ... Bee xx

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    1. I like your thinking here Bee
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. I think it's a sagey green., and I'd love the pencil case if I was lucky. I'll be singing raindrops on roses all day now!

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    1. Thank you kindly for joining in Jay
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. I think powder blue and I also think you are totally loopy! I have some of those purse grips but I have no idea how to attach them to the fabric, do please tell. Jo x

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    1. Thank you Jo - others have said similar things.....
      I just use very strong glue (and sometimes get it over my fingers....)
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Oh Lordy, that room looks gorgeous even in sepia. I could easily bury my head in your piles of fabric and yelp with joy, I really could. Can't decide between yellow or blue. Blue. No yellow. No, I'm going for blue (the pencil case would be my choice). xx

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    1. Dear Loo
      I'm rooting for you
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. Was going to say duck egg blue but someone else has said that already! I'll have to choose a different colour that being the case, unless they were choosing vintage prize #2 and then I could have vintage prize #1 but if not I'll say mustard - though am fearing neither is right! By the way, you do make me laugh Jenny x

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    1. We always aim to please and thank you kindly for entering
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Had I but world enough and time
    that Swedish case would soon be mine.
    I would sit down and think which colour
    is brightest red, and which is duller
    for red I think the table be, a reddish rust
    like bricks and lust
    Whatever say it on the tin
    perhaps I lose, perhaps I win.

    Great to see Custards back!
    Shelley

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    1. My dear Shelley
      Your entry made me smile - well done. I fear I have done too many double bluffs!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Pale blue (ish)
    Prize #1
    Thanks for a fab post Jenny - I have missed you!!

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    1. That is very kind of you to say so Gill
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. Green is the colour of my true love's [eyes? hair? how DID that song go] TABLE

    that's my guess anyway
    In the unlikely event of winning, I would like the pencil case please, as a helpful child put a purple marker pen [sans top] into my current one, and stained it horribly.

    thank you

    I am loving the limericks

    Custard rhymes with blustered and lustered, if that is of any use to you

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    1. Dear Angela
      Thank you for all of your kind custard rhymes - a whole new world is opening up!
      Thank you for your charming reply
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. Oh, dear Jenny, I see that we have all been double-crossed. I will not darken the mood by saying how. I'm just going to drink my cafe noir and calm down. But if I had world enough and time, that ebony table would be mine . . .

    Good night all
    Shelley

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    1. Oh dear Shelley
      I fear now that I have treble crossed!!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. Dear Jenny how I've missed you,I soooooo!!! envy your tidy creating room with your gorgeous red topped table!! I love the purse with the clasp,I would use it for my emergency fiver! And should you cut a disc(how very modern!) I will certainly purchase a copy,I always thought Julie could do with a rival!! TTFN Pam.

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    1. Dear Pam
      Good to hear from you too and thank you for your kind words
      I would be very pleased to release a disc
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  21. Im thinking a lovely apple green colour stylish but true. Or do i change my mind and go for a simple light blue...la la la nope stick with the green and i love the zipper case. Perfect for keeping my little uns tidy.

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    1. Dear Sharon
      Both are certainly delicious colours that I am fond of....
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  22. Im thinking a lovely apple green colour stylish but true. Or do i change my mind and go for a simple light blue...la la la nope stick with the green and i love the zipper case. Perfect for keeping my little uns tidy.

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  23. Hello Jenny I have missed your nutty posts, I love them,
    I am going for Grey ( not quite battleship) I sure I shall be wrong, but I cannot help myself
    Any prize would be just tickety boo!
    Thea x

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    1. Dear Thea
      Grey is colour that I am thinking of for our kitchen....mmmmmm
      thank you for your entry
      best wishes
      jenny

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  24. Hello Jenny, Is it cheating to say any shade of yellow? Egg, butter, dandelion, mustard, ochre - just trying to increase my chances! Still miss you on flickr. Mary xxx

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    1. MARY! How lovely to hear from you - I miss you too and all your wonderful flickr'ness. Whenever I spot a rather nice Crinoline Lady I think of you Mary.....thank you for your entry.....those are nice colours indeed.....
      Best wishes
      Jenny
      PS How are your lovely children and grandchildren?

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  25. YELLOW ! :) Which is a great choice by the way! I love your blog (so much fun!) and all of your bits and bobs. Greetings from across the pond! Carolyn

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    1. Good work Carolyn
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  26. Oh good lord, I'm rubbish at guessing and get in a real flap every time my girls ask what my favourite anything is as how can you put anything down to just one thing? So first I thought Lilac because it just came into my head, but then I thought that might be nasty on a table. Instead I'll go for yellow because it's been put there in my head by Cabbage Rose above and it's one of my favourite colours of which there are many.

    Lovely things by the way, love the limericks and a better rendition than Julie's any day.

    Lisa X

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    1. I like your thinking Lisa
      I like to think that my singing voice is better than Julie's.....ahem!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  27. Oh dear, my first thought was pale shaker blue or pale green and then I thought pale pink (but I don't like pink) so I'm just going to play it safe and say white! maybe just off white if that's allowed? if there are any flying pigs I'd love the purse please, ha ha ha x

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    1. Dear the woolly dog
      the might be pigs flying past - we shall see soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  28. So glad your back Jenny... you have such lovely things - Mary's looking good in her everyday clothes. Love purse no 1 and I think the table could be ivory coloured? :)
    x

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    1. Thank you indeed for your entry Barbara
      I will let you know soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  29. You do make me smile! I think it's yellow and I'd love to have a go at winning the 2nd one! Right off to find my specs and moustache.....now how many colours is there in the rainbow......:) x

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    1. Dear Ada Bea
      I am liking your thinking here
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  30. Why Custard Cream of course (whatever that is - some kind of mellow yellow I am sure LOL).....Hoping we get to see all these lovely pics in brilliant colour...J

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    1. Your spectrum is appealing.....
      thank you for your entry
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  31. How about blue? To match uour eyes? Are they blue?????

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    1. Mmmm - good idea to use eye colour.....we shall find out soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  32. Ooh decisions, decisions! Hello lovely jenny, nice to have you back again..I'm going for red! for the sheer LOVE of the colour....And your a bold lady....YEP, Poppy Red! Tis November after all...
    Hugs and good luck to all....
    Maria with 'Twinkles ****

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    1. Dear Maria
      Lovely to see you here - red is a lovely colour, full of meaning and sentiment at this time of year (I did have a November 11th post lined up but was too late in the end)
      thank you for your entry
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  33. Oh Goodness all I am concerned about here is seeing your lovely room in its all full colour please? black and white does not do it ustice here at all. Please pretty please show a colour photo :-) dee x

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    1. Thank you kindly Dee - it is a nice colourful room - lots of pattern too!
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  34. "Some will see what is in front of them" -- is that a hint meaning the table is white or gray? I've already guessed but I was wondering if you are leaving us hints to see if we are really paying attention?

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    1. Hello - I am indeed leaving hints!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    2. Just popping back to say that the hints might not be HINTS but hints......

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  35. I do so love your blog, always brings a smile..
    I will hazzard a guess as Yellow .. and would most definitely love and nurture purse no 1..

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    1. Dear Angrad
      Mellow yellow is a nice colour isn't it......mmmm
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  36. Ooh er! I AM SO EXCITED !
    I think the answer is YELLOW !
    I can see it, I can, I can see it! Really!
    If I should be a lucky devil, old bean, I would well love the purse with clasp innit.
    I could clasp it to my breast and stuff.
    So pleased to see you back.
    Yours sincerely, with gratitude, solicitations (?) etc. etc.

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    1. Dear Jacky
      Your reply has made me smile! Thank you for your entry
      Thank you also for your kind words
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  37. If I sing the rainbow song would that be cheating?
    It would? Ah. OK then Im going for....
    pale green...
    or perhaps
    light grey?
    NIcky
    x

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    1. Dear Nicky
      I am fond of both of those colours - there is only one colour that I am not so fond of!
      Thank you for your entry
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  38. Hi Jenny, an odd question but how long (in feet and inches please) is your dining table,I am going to buy a 6ft 6in one, via the internet,and I need to know if I could seat three people a side as your dining table can.Sorry to sound cheeky and to give you the task of getting in touch when I know you are clearly busy,but I feel that you are a friend and we can ask things of friends now and then,as long as we don't turn into pests(Oh Arthur doesn't she go on,can't she ask a straight forward question !!!) TTFN Pam.P.S.Thanking you in advance.

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    1. Hello Pam
      I have left a reply on your blog - I hope that I wasn't too late! Arthur says that it is fine to ask question here - he gets Martha to find the answers!
      I hope that all is well
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  39. I'm saying a soft pretty blue and yes I sang along. Love the limericks. Blessings, Trills.

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    1. Dear trills
      I do like a nice soft pretty blue - so pleased that you sang along. I'd like to teach the world to sing and furnish it with.....
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Dear Lynne - you might be right....mmmm
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  41. Well I've just had a rather jolly time singing along Jenny... I've missed regular posts from you... think I will choose blue and keep my digits crossed for a chance to rehome your giant girls... Cx

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    1. Well it seems that yellow is the colour to choose... I'll blame my uselessness on the concussion... Cx

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    2. Dear Cass - all colours welcome!
      Take good care
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  42. I do believe your table is painted yellow and I bet it looks fab, I have just painted my front door yellow. I would be delighted to win either purse but probably would pick purse number one if forced to choose!

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    1. Dear Kate
      thank you kindly for your entry - mmmmmm - yellow is a nice colour isn't it. I am sure that you door looks a delight
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  43. I think the color would be "PINK", and that is my choice and suggestion. If I would happen to win, I would choose #2, but either would actually be fine with me. Thanks for the chance to win something awesome from you. Thanks!!!

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    1. Dear Kim
      I have indeed painted something pink recently....mmmmm....will it be a table I wonder..
      Thank you for calling in and for your kindest of words
      Best wishes
      jenny

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    1. thank you again Squiggling About
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  45. There once was a lady called Custard
    Whose table was hotter than mustard
    She left us a clue -
    "No, it's not ruddy blue!"
    It's no blinkin' wonder she cussed 'ard!

    Couldn't resist that! Don't enter me in the giveaway, as I already have two (count 'em, two!) of your fab purses. I think perhaps some of us spent too much time on those riddles in old comics and annuals...
    "My first is in canary, but not in bird,
    My second's in letter, but not in word, etc" Heehee!

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    1. My dear Elaine
      How lovely to see you here and also thank you for your clever and entertaining rhyme. I remember those puzzles very well indeed - and I could never figure them out!
      Keep warm Elaine
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  46. Oh Jenny I have just spotted it....can I change my Grey cloudy day to a big bright sunny Yellow! one
    Very clever
    Thea x

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    1. hello Thea
      I have consulted the blogger authorities and they have said that because you said you kind words you may indeed change it...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  47. I think it's the yellow of custard. That would make the most sense. Love your blog and your wit! Either one of those gifts looks lovely so I wouldn't mind either way! Julie

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    1. I like your thinking Julie
      thank you for your entry and for your kind words
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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