Lady Luck and her spoils

With all the bad weather news of this week, it feels like the perfect time to reflect on everything I’m grateful for and some of the positive things that have come into my life lately.

Ordinarily I feel like rather an unlucky person, but perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I’m a bit of a clumsy, dreamy sort of person … which isn’t quite the same thing. A few little ways that I’ve felt rather lucky of late is in winning three lovely items courtesy of some wonderful blog friends.

Firstly, I’m the proud owner of this little black duck (he’s always so cheerful). This fine little fellow came to me from a giveaway hosted by my lovely friend Kylie.

Secondly I was lucky indeed to win a beautiful set of postcards from Christine – just look at this lovely collection of printed finery! Such a talented artist and the possessor of a beautiful soul to boot … I can’t wait to put these to good writing use.

And finally I was very happy to win this beautiful set of rings by the lovely Sue of AccessoReese – I decided on a silver combination ring set (two high polished and one oxidised). This was a generous giveaway hosted by Hila (please do yourself a favour and visit her blog, it’s a visual feast for the eyes and the mind).

So there you have it, three beautiful prizes from three of my wonderful blog friends – I feel fortunate indeed to have found them all last year.

PS. Have you noticed a few changes around the blog? What do you think of the new design? … I hope you love it as much as I do (there’s still a few more changes to go).


  1. Gabrielle

    Well I think you just might have the cutest, loveliest blog around 🙂 and your post is just what I need at this time of such bad news all round. Big hug to you Tracey and I’m thinking of all you Brisbanites.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Aww… thank you for your kind words about my blog. I’m really loving the new design – I can’t take the credit for it’s beauty though, I had the incredible Tabitha work her magic for me! 🙂

      I know what you mean about all this bad news making us all feel so down … I’ll send a big hug straight back at you Gabrielle … in fact, let’s send one to everyone who’s had it tough of late (goodness knows there are a lot of them).

  2. Erika Lee Sears


    I love the new design! I know mine is still a work in progress 🙂


    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – YAY! I’m so glad you like the new design … it’s fund to do a bit of a blog makeover from time to time I think, though it can be hard to stop from making little changes pretty much all the time! 😉

  3. Teresa

    You are the loveliest “dream” person I know and I love your new blog design!
    Such beautiful and soft illustrations.

    1. Teresa

      That should be “dreamy” not “dream” …. but I’m sure you’re use to my typos by now! 😉

    2. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Teresa – Oh look how sweet you are! 😀
      I’m happy to be thought of as either dreamy or a dream … I’d take either as a compliment! 😉
      I love the new blog design too – it makes my eyes pleased to gaze upon it! 🙂

  4. bobbi

    I love the new design!!
    And I also like the black rubber duck. I hope it floates, so you can bath with it. There is a little pool in my garden (now it’s covered for winter) and all kinds of plastic animals are floating in it.
    Blogs are great for finding new friends, and it’s something I personally never expected.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – I’m so happy you love the new design … I’ve been thinking of making a change for a while now, so it’s lovely to finally make a fresh start.

      I love the rubber duck too – though I haven’t tested out his ‘seaworthiness’ yet … I love the idea of your garden pool with plastic animals floating in it … yet another reason why I imagine your home would be a pleasure to visit! 🙂

      I agree that blogs are wonderful for making new friends – I’m pleasantly surprised by how utterly lovely people (like yourself) are! 🙂

  5. Jess

    Holey Moley Tracey!!! I LOVE the new design – so gorgeous!!! That illustration is completely adorable!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jess – Haha, I’m so glad you love the new design … I think Tabitha’s done an absolutely amazing job! 😀
      It’s feeling very much the right online home for me now.

  6. Thea

    I noticed the new design immediately and was quite impressed. The header is especially sweet! Thank you for your always kind comments too. x

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Thea – I’m so glad you like the new design … it’s been something on my mind for a while, so it’s lovely to have a fresh looking virtual home. Isn’t the bunny just adorable?? 🙂

      I really love visiting your blog, so the kind comments are just a given really! 😀
      I hope all is better with your family.

  7. lenore*

    polished and one oxidized combo is always so nice!
    Your page is lovely!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lenore – It’s a lovely combination ring set I think … I have this whole silver jewellery fixation, so it seemed like a nice way to offset the different silver complexions.

      I’m so very glad you like the new look site! 🙂

  8. Mel

    Oh yes, I definitely noticed 🙂 And I love it!

    Congrats on your fabby wins xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – YAY … I’m so happy you like the new look and feel for the blog … I adore it! 😀

      Thanks also for your congratulations on my recent bloggy wins too … I just can’t believe how lucky I’ve been of late! 🙂

  9. Lisa

    What a delightful update to the canvas, which is quiet paws. The endearing illustrations certainly convey a certain mood, season and individual style. Oh, and the quaint soft font style – well I do love that too!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lisa – It’s so nice to have such a wonderful space that feels more of a home than ever. If finally gives me the chance to properly entertain my lovely virtual guests … 🙂

      The illustrations are so lovely, and very much represent my dreamy, romantic, woodland fascinations … I’m so happy that one such of yourself with such refined taste is enjoying the new ‘quiet paws’ experience.

      Take care, dear one.

  10. Caz

    Love the new look Tracey – a new look is always a good way to start the New Year isn’t it? Hope that the weather is being kinder up there.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Caz – Thanks for your kind words about the new look for the site … I love it too! 🙂
      I definitely agree that a fresh start is a wonderful way to start a New Year … it kind of makes all my other goals seem more possible somehow … 🙂

      The weather has been bright and sunny the past few days … but there is so much clean up work to do … can’t wait to get out and help more! 🙂

  11. thursday

    What fine luck! I keep looking at those postcards and I’m having a hard time believing they’re prints. So very pretty!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Thursday – I agree … such luck is almost unbelievable – especially when it happens all at once! 🙂
      The postcards are absolutely beautiful … they do look like three-dimensional collages. I think it may be a little hard to part with them when I send them out into the world … 🙂

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