Wednesday, 26 January 2011

I'm a little teapot (plus a giveaway!)



On Tuesday I received a delightful parcel from Sarah's etsy shop, Jewellery Shaped Things. I ordered it on the Friday and it arrived on Tuesday. It's so lovely, and who doesn't love receiving parcels tied up with string?  It really cheered me up on a glum Tuesday.  


I wore it with my bargainous Primark dress that was only £5 about 2 years ago and I've worn it so much and there isn't a single stitch come undone! Which is very shocking considering it's Primark haha. The cost per wear for it must be getting quite low by now too. I also wore my lovely shoes from Duo, but that was a big mistake after going to the gym in the morning. Such sore calves!

There are some lovely things in Sarah's shop...



And one lucky reader can win one item of their choice from Sarah's shop! To enter simply leave a comment letting me know what is cheering you up on these dull January days, to try to cheer me up too. The giveaway will close at 9pm GMT on Tuesday 1st February. (Don't forget to leave some way of me to get in touch with you!) Good luck!

98 comments:

  1. Those are really beautiful.

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  2. the necklaces are so gorgeous - i would love a chance to win one.

    Daffs on my windowsill and hot chocolate with cream have been brightening my January days xx

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  3. ooh lovely! 'A cup of tea always makes things better', thats what the tea pot reminded me of.

    I cheered myself up by visiting the Riverside Food Market in Cardiff recently and bought some lovely local produce for a lot less than the supermarket :)
    gemmasouthgate@hotmail.com
    xx

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  4. My students at school are cheering me up, and for a reason you'll love!

    My year 7s came to the school in September saying they never read and had never finished a whole book; I read Darren Shan's 'Cirque du Freak' with them and they loved it so much that now every time we go to the library they are desperate for more recommendations and can't get enough of reading! Yay for finding the right book!

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  5. My new wool hat keeps my head warm and keeps me happy, mittens and a warm scarf helps keep me toasty and smiling these cold january days!

    i really like the teapot, looks cute with the dress which i can't believe has lasted so long! i love a good buy!

    i'm acertainsmile on twitter :)

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  6. Whoops - I forgot to leave a way of being contacted! I'm Liv_H on twitter!

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  7. Hello, I'm a first time commenter on your lovely blog.
    The necklaces are so cute! so what's cheering me up right now is planning a trip to Barcelona and watching gilmore girls. It works!

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  8. Prettyness! :D

    I have exams right now so not much to cheer about I'm afraid; in the meantime I look forward to plenty of fun post-exams, cooking yummy stuff with my bf and an upcoming trip to Ireland. :D

    cherise(dot)abela(at)gmail(dot)com

    =)

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  9. enter me pretty
    the teapot is beautiful

    charlotte_viegas@hotmail.com

    hmmm, films and lots of them espeically making me avoid doing my GCSE revision :) xxx

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  10. I love your gorgeous shoes and your teapot necklace is just lovely. Certainly some very beautiful pieces.

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  11. Oh, the thing that's cheering me up on these groggy old January days is having my old foster kitty Gogo back while her mum and dad are on holiday. Her little squishy face lights up my life.

    I best mention my other two cats Marmalade and Muffin in case they're spying on me and take a huff ;)

    Katie xox

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  12. Crumpets and tea are cheering me up! Yes sir.
    Love your dress xox

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  13. This January I enjoy spending my time for making some beads, drinking tea and reading blogs. I love your blog: it's so cute. :}

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  14. Lovely necklaces! I always have a large cup of tea with my flat mates in the afternoons, it is so lovely, and we can catch up properly. Also, I always bring dried fruits and nuts + oranges with me to uni as a snack, and who doesn't love an orange!?
    :)

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  15. At the moment it's little things that are cheering me up, like vegging out on the sofa watching House with a cuppa or playing with my kitten Harry :)

    unetasse@hotmail.com

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  16. These are such lovely necklaces!
    At the moment, the only thing that seems to be getting me by (as much of a cliche this sounds), is curling up with my boyfriend in the evening, with a cuppa and a film. Perfect x

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  17. Lovely necklaces!

    The thing that is helping me get through january is that spring is on its way! The evenings are very slowly getting lighter and before you know it there'll be crocuses everywhere!

    lizzy.kelsey@googlemail.com

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  18. Love love that teapot necklace!! Well, that's easy - baby puppy Holly is making me happy. I love her so much already, and she makes me laugh so much with her puppy antics :)

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  19. These necklaces are simply gorgeous!! Things cheering me up at the minute include exploration trips around London dressed in many layers and winter accessories =)


    Hannah xx

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  20. Blogs make me happy/penniless as there are so many lovely things featured!

    Chelseyyy@hotmail.co.uk
    x

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  21. Lovely necklace, I adored it when I saw it in your twitter!

    What really cheers me up on these cold days is reading in bed with my cat Demian by my side:

    http://twitpic.com/3e4e05

    http://twitpic.com/3pn4qv


    Aaaand meeting friends which I had not seen for a while to give them my first published poems (I won a prize and the book has just been released):

    http://twitpic.com/3q2ff1

    Other than that, I indulge on girlie activities such as painting my nails in new colours (you can see the blue in the previous pic), and drinking hot tea (sorry, I have no visual evidence for that, hahaha).

    I'm demianesca at twitter :) (and yes, now you know my username comes from my cat's name!).

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  22. Sarah's shop is so lovely, and that teapot necklace is adorable - I would love one for myself.

    Thinking of my trip to Malawi next month is the only thing keeping away my January blues right now, I can't wait to get out there and see some sunshine!

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  23. Oh, I forgot! Another thing which makes me kind of happy is listening to Jessica Lea Mayfield, whom I've recently discovered:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu9gbEf3aPQ

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  24. Aww, how lovely! There's something about a thoughtfully-packaged item that makes me happy. Even just a little tissue paper or a bit of ribbon makes all the difference :)

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  25. Great giveaway! Big bowls of warm porridge, my big chunky scarf and the promise of spring just round the corner are cheering me up in the dull days of Jan!

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  26. My dance students have been cheering me up lately. We had a mid-year show last week, and my dancers were so lovely that they nearly brought me to tears. One of them even pulled a rose from the bouquet her mother gave her and presented it to me with a hug. :)

    storiesblog at yahoo dot com

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  27. Incredibly cute. And that's very good going for the Primark dress! Planning my holiday in Spain is cheering me up, even if it is 3 months away!

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  28. I love the little initial necklace :)

    What has been cheering me up, is getting really involved in cooking really yummy dinners and attempting to make myself a dress!

    katiefirmin@hotmail.com
    www.whatkatiefound.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the teapot, so cute.

    I'm cheered up by reading, watching Sherlock Holmes whilst curled up on the couch and thinking about Cornwall in the spring

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  30. Lovely necklace! How did you pick just one!
    Can I be entered please?
    The thing that is cheering me at the moment is the fact that this week i'm and in London on work experience. I get to eat my lunch with the view of St Pauls, the Tate and the Thames. I'm also popping to Oxford street every night after work :)

    My email is sophie.warner89@yahoo.co.uk
    Sophie
    x

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  31. Eee that umbrella necklace is cute!

    The colour yellow is cheering me up at the moment - it started with yellow flowers poking their noses out on my kalanchoe plant, and made me so happy to think of Spring being around the corner that I've been indulging in lots of other yellows to get in a premature spring-like mood - yellow pyrex bowl for mixing, yellow quilt on the bed.... I can't wait for the daffs next!

    Sarah ('this is sarah' on Flickr :D ) x

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  32. Lovely necklaces!

    What's cheering me up right now is good movies and hot chocolate :D

    Rita
    apocalypse_please_ar@hotmail.com

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  33. Patches of sunshine and my lovely boyfriend cooking me breakfast have definitely made the chill & dullness bearable :)

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  34. Such cute necklaces! :) opening my lunchboxat work and seeing it full of colorful fruit, sandwiches or salad always cheers me up :)

    Kc
    Kasey.dewar@gmail.com

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  35. How sweet! I know this is going to sound cheesy, but the stack of library books I have is cheering me up. January is the time of year to snuggle up on the sofa and work through some classic novels, and I'm (re)reading Pride and Prejudice at the moment. nwisbest@gmail.com xx

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  36. Oh, yay! I want something from Sarah's shop SO much but can't justify it to myself right now because of lack of finance. So I really have my fingers crossed that I win this!

    What cheers me up is the evenings getting lighter and the days getting warmer. I'm looking forward to seeing spring come in again soon. I'm looking forward to ditching my thick tights for my pretty coloured ones, to stopping having to cover up my dresses with cardigans. I'm basically getting cheered up by the thought of life being all pretty and bright and happy again.

    (taffygirl@btopenworld.com)

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  37. I volunteer walking dogs for the elderly and I walk a lovely little Pekingese. It really cheers me up to pop round there and take him out then have a cup of tea with his owner :)
    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  38. That dress is beautiful! Primark sometimes has some real nice quality clothes... I have a coat that only cost £15 and i've worn it pretty much ever since!

    Those necklaces are lovely too, i'd love to win one! Things that are cheering me up on these cold dark days are homemade soups, spending days at flea markets looking for things for our future house and the thought of saving money by exploring Britain this year! x

    beckiebingham@hotmail.com

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  39. oo lovely!
    The thing that is cheering me up in knowing that i'm going on a massive shopping spree when all my exams are finally over!:)
    lottiepotty@hotmail.co.uk
    x

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  40. They really are so pretty!
    What probably cheers me up the most in January is the thought that spring is just around the corner but it's still the right time for a new start. Probably sounds quite cheesy but it really does put a smile on my face!
    eeellie.winter@gmail.com
    xx

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  41. A large pot of strawberry misaki white tea, a stray ribbon of January sunlight on hard wood floors, trees dusted with snow like a cake dusted with sugar and new books (my New Year's resolution is to finish my to-read list!) The teapot necklace is lovely and so are those heels! xx

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  42. Oh- and you can reach me through my tumblr! www.rosycheeked.tumblr.com/ask

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  43. Ooh that dress is bargainacious!

    Hot chocolate (with all the trimmings, naturally) and hot baths (with lots of goodies from 'Lush') are cheering me up through the dreary winter months. Great giveaway ee :) xoxo

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  44. So sweet.
    A cup of coffee helps everything!
    sarajburgess [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au

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  45. So cute! I love the necklace and the cute box tied up with string :)
    What cheers me up is going into town and getting a fresh baked cookie and hot chocolate in a nice shop where it's cosy and warm :)

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  46. I love all the necklaces! I want one! :)
    On these dreary January days (it's been raining non stop here this week) I found comfort and cheer on Mad Men and reading blogs! Oh and atea with pancakes.

    You look so pretty wearing that, I love the shoes. And the dress is so cute too, great buy for Primark, sometimes it surprises a lot and we can find some good stuff over there!

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  47. I love your Primark dress, really suits you xx

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  48. being tucked away in the warm kitchen baking warm cookies, pie or other goodies.. (and then of course enjoying them after they are baked with some milk or hot chocolate).. this is mainly what keeps me sane these cold days..

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  49. The necklaces are really beautiful! They'd make some really lovely presents too. Also you definitely should check out Jamie's, yummy!

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  50. The weather! It's 80 degrees over here. :)

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  51. oh what a great giveaway!!
    well every morning my hubby gives me a big kiss and thats just enough to have a great day!

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  52. really niiiicee!!!!
    Coming back home to see my family after 4 months reaaaally cheered me up!
    xxx

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  53. Sunshine at the morning is cheering me up!
    =)

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  54. what a cute necklace! your dress + shoes are also lovely :)

    my bordercollie pup Morris is really cheering me up! he's so sweet and a bit clumsy, he likes making strange somersaults and staring at the washing machine ;).

    ch.vanputten@gmail.com

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  55. Wearing my bright red duffel coat is cheering me up on dark winter days.

    Also it's a friends birthday this weekend so it means I get to make cupcakes :-)

    Ruthie x

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  56. What great jewellery! Definitely a good way to banish the January blues.

    Things getting me through this month are Harvey's Bristol Cream, my new Scrabble ring and real coffee in my new coffee pot.

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  57. Lovely jewellery. What's cheering up my dull January days is drinking tea by the fire with my cats! And then going to bed and dreaming of summer.

    lyzi@hotmail.co.uk

    xxx

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  58. Those necklaces are gorgeous!

    The tv show Gilmore Girls is cheering me up these days!

    laurajanecass@gmail.com :)

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  59. The only thing that's been cheering me up is knitting myself a Kindle cover. I can't wait to be able to take my Kindle out with me!

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  60. Cute necklaces; love them all! I'm cheering myself up this January by eating my weight in chocolate. That and going to the cinema more - good old Orange Wednesdays!

    My email is circusboxblog@gmail.com x

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  61. The January-sale is cheering me up a lot! :o)

    miriammus@hotmail.com

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  62. Hi, I recently discovered you blog and I really like it! I love your style, it's very sweet!

    And what a beautiful necklace :)

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  63. How cute!

    Wedding planning is cheering me up & getting me out of my winter-blues funk. And it will be cheering you up soon too! Yaaaay!

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  64. omg those are so beautiful! enter me please :) my little doggy is the only thing keeping me sane/happy these days. my mum swears he shouted "grandma!" this morning..! xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com
    klee.belle@gmail.com

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  65. Such a pretty necklace! I love Sarah's jewels. Love your dress too - so good for Primark!

    Running is cheering me up on these dull January days. I'm just getting into it properly and it makes me feel great! x

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  66. Cute dress!

    What's cheering me up the most this jan is watching classic movies and drinking fresh coffee!
    Kyrie x
    Shashibiscuits@gmail.com

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  67. Cheering me up: getting home after a long bus journey from up north today to find my vegetable box delivered by Abel & Cole. Aubergines and leeks! Lots of cooking this week.
    Xxx

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  68. Jersey Shore is cheering me up! Haha, it's so awful I love it. Also the new series of Gossip girl is getting me through these dark evenings. Hmm and just the general feeling of Spring being on the way. I can't wait to see the sun again x

    kim.parslow@gmail.com

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  69. Gorgeous post Helen, the photography is stunning as per usual (I wouldn't expect anything less!). So glad you like the teapot. I love your dress too - ah, remember when Primark dresses were only a fiver? I got a £25 one the other day!

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  70. Me? Knowing that I'll be buying tickets to the Katy Perry concert in my town in seven hours has got me abuzz! Loving the You hold the seven keys to my soul by the way~

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  71. What's cheering me up is wrapping up warm and pretending it isn't actually winter. Yesterday I went to the seaside, it was cold and dark, but we had loads of fun :)

    stephaniehamer@hotmail.co.uk

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  72. Helen, these are so lovely, and you look so delicate (in a good way:)and beautiful in that picture! These days I'm being cheered up by the fact that January is ending soon! HAha, Feb 1st is my birthday so I'm always looking forward to the end of January.. But other than that just blogging and surrounding myself with lots of colours! :) and tangarines !!

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  73. The thing that is most cheering me up now is the face that my examns are almst finished! Holiday in sight...

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  74. my fave thing is the gold tea pot necklace, which is fitting because tea always cheers me up!

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  75. Those necklaces are SO adorable! And I love your dress too, I have so many surprisingly long-lasting £5 Primark dresses...

    What's cheering me up at the moment is listening to the Harry Potter 7 audio-book while I go to sleep - I used to do this when I was a kid, and I've recently re-discovered that it's a great way to de-stress and forget about uni work etc before going to sleep!

    louizaamira@gmail.com

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  76. Lovely delicate pieces of jewellery. Love that Primark dress also.

    The two main things cheering me up in January are two awesome things happening this year. Firstly, a friend's wedding in May, my first non family wedding, so very excited! Secondly, I am going travelling in July for about a year.

    I'm beznee on twitter :)

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  77. Love the jewellery and love the outfit! You are so lucky getting so much wear out of a Primark dress, I'm sure everything I've ever got from there has shrank after one wash. What is cheering me up in January is Little Big Planet 2, because I am actually a giant gaming geek no matter how much I try and hide behind tea dresses and baking ;)

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  78. To cheer myself up i've been looking online at all the new spring clothing coming into the shops and bookmarking all the pretty dresses i like :)

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous jewellery there!

    Things getting me through this dull January: hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, the Hunger Games books (guilty pleasure and so addictive!!), and planning for & looking forward to my wedding in April!

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  80. tea and candles is pretty much what is cheering me up. creating a lovely world inside when the wind is biting- wonderful. xx

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  81. PS you can get me via my blog, or twitter (natzini) xx

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  82. Aww, I'm lusting after the teapot necklace!

    I've got some cut hyacinths on the coffee table, and the scent is so spring like - definitely cheering me up!

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  83. whats cheering me up this jan..
    1) planning summer trips and adventures
    2) learning how to use my new diana camera
    3) peanut butter on hot toast..
    4) vampire diaries series two!

    :) xo

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  84. Ah such a cute necklace!! January has been pretty full of dark days and I'll be glad to see the back of it! Every night though I've looked forward to snuggling up in bed with my cats, a good book and a hot choccy.

    (God I've just realised what a Crazy Cat Lady that makes me sound!)

    head-in-the-clouds@hotmail.co.uk

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  85. Those are so little, and so pretty!

    * Harley & Sons Teas and a lot of reading is keepin' me happy and warm!

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  86. "what is cheering you up on these dull January days"

    Well actually, here in Sydney it's 35 degrees celsius today, bright and sunny, and humid as anything, so it's not so dull. Just the thought of going outside though makes me sweat...
    So right now, the air conditioning at work (they finally fixed it after 3 years of gross summers!) is keeping me cheerful. =D

    Love the blog by the way, your colour sense is sense-ational (sorry for the pun)

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  87. This giveaway is exciting, I've been in love with her jewelery for a bit now.

    Well, what cheers me up on these dull January days is the thought of moving to England in the fall for school while wrapped in my leopard print Snuggie, munching on oreos and a cold glass of milk =)

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  88. I'd love to be entered please! Well, I'm in Sweden now on exchange and whats cheering me up is my tealights and candles lighting up my cosy room and skyping back to my friends at home, whilst eating kanelbulle at fika-time!

    adele@thomassenland.com
    http://www.thomassenland.com

    Ax

    (also - the word verification that just came up said "babys".... and my sister just found out today she will be giving birth to a baby girl in June! so that has really brightened up my day and month!)

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  89. the necklace is so sweet, love teapots! x

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  90. That's lovely !
    Right now if I look by the window all I see is a naked tree, a parking lot and grey, grey everywhere... So what cheers me up, all alone in my 9m² university room, mmh well, a hot cup of tea, bright red nails, listening to the Smiths and thinking about how happy me and my friends will be when the sun reappears ! :)
    xx
    havingfun__@hotmail.fr

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  91. The only thing cheering me up lately is that exams end this week and i'll finally get to go home!

    Those necklaces are beautiful, I'd love to be the proud owner of one of them!
    icmcsh@gmail.com

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  92. Beautiful dress and necklaces!

    Today it's really dark and dull, and alternating between pouring with rain and throwing snow down (but the snow isn't lying because of the rain), so I'm wrapped up in my favourite cardigan and slippers, with a cup of tea, some chocolate and reading my favourite blogs! It's definitely cheering me up!

    x

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  93. Cheering me up is...

    New dresses in spring colours, hot chocolates between lectures with the girls, television nights on the sofa with my boyfriend, afternoon naps, my baby nephew and bright lipsticks.

    x

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  94. They are really beautiful.
    I have a big secret that is cheering me along on these dark, dark days.

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  95. Oh goodness, I love that little teapot!

    My doggies always cheer me up on gloomy days (because they NEVER have gloomy days!) It's snowing like crazy right now and my italian greyhound hates it & walks with his BUTT IN THE AIR on the snow because he's trying so hard not to touch it! It's the most ridiculous/amazing thing ever.

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