And We Have a Winner!

So it’s Saturday morning and the cartoons are on.  That means my kids are glued to the tv and my house is messy from them throwing things at each other.

We’re very civilized here.

But it’s time to draw the names for the grand supermarket cd giveaway. (yaaaaay)

First, just to draw out suspense and because you are forced to listen to me, look at my orchid,

where this

becomes this.

And let me also take this time to tell you that my mom, her husband and my sister are all visiting so I am a bit MIA. And a bit crazy. In a good way.

Now. On to the names.

Ooh pretty – you can see the reflection of the overhead lamp.

Oops. Julie you were hiding underneath someone else, but I did not forget about you.

Names in the bowl.

Approach the savage animal cautiously.

And in the hand goes.

Ooh what’s this?

Gratuitous exhibition.

No. It’s Ado who won. Hi Ado! Send me an e-mail with your address and Mr. Brel will race off to swoon you. 


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I am the daughter of a symphony musician who was raised in upstate New York, and I simply breathe all things classical, be it music or 19th century literature (English and Russian). I married Sir Renaissance in New York City, and before I knew it, he had swept me up and brought me back home to his own country. So here we are. Three children, a rather ordinary life in a rather exceptional place. I am now ‘A Lady in France.’

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9 comments on “And We Have a Winner!
  1. Leanne says:

    Awe!!! congrats to the winner! (and how did I miss the opportunity? Bummer . . . I so would love to see my name written on a piece of paper with such lovely handwriting!!! BEAUTIFUL!!)

  2. maggie S. says:

    I wasn’t even in that drawing and the suspense made me laugh.

  3. Heidi Cambareri says:

    Wonderful suspense… and I LOVE your photos!

  4. Deidre says:

    Yay! Congratulations Ado!

    Love the way you picked. So much more civilised than using a random generator!

  5. Ado says:

    OH MY GAWD OH MY GAWD OH MY GAWD OHMYGAWDOHMYGAWD!!!!!!!!! Me and Mr. Brel! Swooning!!!
    I can’t believe it! No seriously, first thing I’ve won in – well, in forever! I am so excited! Yay!
    My daughter who is supposed to be asleep asked me why I was smirking and giggling here in the dark – I said, “I’ve won me a crooner!”
    This REALLY tickled me. Is that pathetic? (-:
    The last time I won something was in the 3rd grade I think!
    I will email you my address you nut. (-:
    PS: I am totally in awe of how beautifully you wrote everyone’s names on those cards – and took the photos. I loved the “look at my orchid because you have to” – v. clever.

  6. marlisa says:

    Such beautiful handwriting…wish I could hire you to do all my correspondance—-tres chic:)

  7. Emily Suess says:

    Congrats to Ado! And I love the way you revealed the winner. Too cute. :)

  8. I spend a lot of time hiding under people so this was perfect ~

    Congratulations to the winner…

    Those gorgeous pictures of the orchid were enough for me!

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