I've been know to whine a bit about "never winning anything!" I've entered many a contest / giveaway in my lifetime and have come to one inescapable conclusion: If I'd just saved the money I spent on postage to the Readers Digest Sweepstakes, Publisher's Clearing House and the like, I could probably paint the inside of my house, or at least a couple of rooms, the cost of paint being what it is.
I can no longer make that statement. The UPS delivery man, otherwise known as Mr. Brown, just brought a small box to my door. Inside the box was a pair of Silvermark Herb Snips, "The versatile kitchen tool for fine cutting jobs" according to the packaging. I am the recipient of these cute lime-green-handled snips courtesy of Jane Marie of Thyme for Herbs. A few weeks ago, on Jane Marie's blog, she invited her readers to participate in a giveaway, the prizes for which would be donated by the W. Atlee Burpee Co. All one had to do was post a comment, and she would randomly select three winners.
I won! I won!
(I know, I know... pitiful, isn't it?) Nothing cuttable in my kitchen or garden is now safe, but it will be cut with the cutest shears you ever saw.
When I was just a kid, Mama always bought her flower seed packets from Burpee, and I sort of fell in love with the sound of the name "W. Atlee Burpee" -- a bit exotic, don't you think? We used to receive seasonal catalogs from Burpee, and we kids would ooh and ahh over all the beautiful flowers and the tasty looking veggies. I'm quite sure I've eaten many a tomato that was started from a Burpee seed. And Zinnias; Mama always had multi-color Zinnias in her flower borders, and those came from Burpee, too.
Before I forget: I can't remember how I came to my first visit to Thyme for Herbs, but I now am a visitor at every new post. Jane Marie has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY LILIES I have ever seen, and unlike myself in regard to my relatively paltry lily collection, she knows the names of 99% of them. She's currently showcasing the current blooms. The lilies, and the photographs, are amazing. If you like photos of flowers, go take a look! Tell her Pat sent you.
Oh! And you can also enter Jane Marie's current giveaway, again courtesy of W. Atlee Burpee -- some cute hats!