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Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Giveaway Wins and Some Great Thirfty Fines!

Finally, I am starting to feel that Spring is really here and I am showing off my fully ready mini greenhouse I won from Troy over at

In all her splendor here she is
Isn't she is beauty? I had some seedlings to start and now where I put them for safekeeping is beyond me! But once she is settled on the patio I think I will be begin to enjoy my new hobby. My daughter Rebekah and her honey Phil planted a burning bush and a spruce/pine tree in the backyard so we are getting ready for Spring! Thanks Troy and thank the random generator for selecting my name! I am so thrilled to have this in my home!

I won Jenny Matlock's Easter vintage and here is Jen's beautiful creation (J Nichelle) which is currently residing in my china cabinet.

This sweet little lamb resides in this pretty pastel pink egg house complete with a baby chick hanging out back! Both Jenny at  and Jen, the designer of this sweet treasure at are awesome for helping me make my Easter holiday 2010 a day to truly remember!

My friend Sharon gave me yellow peeps and Alyn gave me a beautiful Easter lily. I am so loved!
Tonight, my hubby, Super Chef, is creating a new dish. He took a recipe from a Princess House Easy Idea flyer (see you should have entered that giveaway too!) and created this magnificent soup. It is called Tortellini Soup and here it is

Sorry, it is so tasty it is hard to stop eating and snap this picture! Here is the recipe for you:

1 cup chopped onion                     1 14.5 oz. can tomatoes, regular or Italian
2 cloves of garlic, minced               1 14.5 oz. tomato sauce
2 tbsp. olive oil                              1 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach            
1 tsp. Italian seasoning                   1 16 oz. package tortellini
48 oz. chicken broth                       Salt and Pepper to taste
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil then add the next 6 ingredients. Heat to boiling and add tortellini., simmer 15 minutes, until tortellini is cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in individual soup bowls and sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese. I was thinking, zucchini, fresh herbs, I may have to grow some in my greenhouse along with some spinach!

Finally here are a few of my thrift store fines from yesterday.

A bumble bee mini tea pot. $2.00

This is a cute little porcelain sugar bowl with pink roses painted on the front and very detailed. $1.50

Three ducks with colorful scarves on a stoneware teapot! $2.50

The hand painted mini vase with scallops 75 cents and one of two sets of a Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose teacup with matching saucer for 75 cents each. These stoneware items are USA made! :)



Heart2Heart said...


First of all congratulations on all your beautiful wins and finds! Seems like you hit the bountiful jackpot so to speak! My favorite is the honeypot tea pot. So adorable and the price is just right.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Linda said...

Congrats on your wins! Love your thrift store finds and what cute teapots!

CC said...

Hi Anne,
Congratulations on your wins and your thrifty finds. They are lovely..I really like the first little teapot.
I have left some awards for you over on my blog. We have to figure out how you can get them..I really want you to have them. Hope you have a lovely week..come visit when you can.

Tiffanee said...

Congratulations! You really scored! The soup sound delicious. I have been craving soup lately. I am going to have to make this one soon.

Lisa said...

OMG! That soup looks divine! I'm copying that recipe right now!
PS Congrats on all you wins! Looks like you've got the give-away mojo.:)

Suzie Button said...

Anne, Thanks for stopping by! Wow, some great wins you had there! I accidentally clicked on your AOL link on your dashboard and it opened my AIM and I thought WOW, that's neat! you can instantly connect on a messenger device too! Anyways, did you get signed up for my book giveaway then? I didn't see a comment from you and I don't want you to miss out! Suzie

Martha's Favorites said...

Isn't wonderful to win something. I just love all your thrift store finds. You are on a good luck roll. Blessings, Martha

maryt/theteach said...

Anne, you are the winner of the Challenge at Work of the Poet blog. Send me your snail mail address in my e-mail (it's located on my sidebar) and I'll send you your prize. :)