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To Thank You!

This gorgeous rose-strewn porcelain tea set was donated by my good friend Eric as an auction prize for a fundraiser tea for shelter animals that I helped plan some years ago at The Tea Garden in Holyrood - TEA SPOTS -"PAWS FOR TEA" became Ruff-Spots Animal Welfare Foundation's signature fundraiser event. It was a beautiful day in so many ways! And what a nice way to raise funds for our furry friends. Maybe I'll tell you all about it in a post someday soon...

Beautiful News!


Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.  For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbours build their philosophy of life…
~ A. J. Cronin

Glorious Day, Dear Friends!

Yay!  The blog that was born just short weeks ago is now one month old! A ‘1,000- hit’ milestone has been reached!   And, it’s really still in the stages of infancy.  It seems inspiration comes from everywhere these days. Who could have imagined?!

I have received cards, telephone calls, and emails – in addition to comments directly on the posts, describing your lovely thoughts about the blog!  And, I have been deeply heartened by your enormous encouragement and uplifting words.

In jubilant celebration – and to thank you all for following thus far -there are lots of opportunities in the weeks ahead for your name to be entered in a random draw to win “A Beautiful Gift”!  (I wish I could give each and every one of you a gift, but since that’s not possible this is the next best thing).

Throughout the entire month of March, your name can be entered once for each of the following actions:

1) If you haven’t done so already, when you sign up on the blog site to be notified of new posts, your name will be automatically entered in the draw.

2) When you comment on any blog post, your name will be automatically entered every time you leave a comment.

3) Forward the blog address (https://beautifulideas.wordpress.com) to someone (or everyone) in your address book, and your name will be entered once for every person with whom you’ve kindly shared the blog.

Who says you have to fill a fountain with water?! A fountain of flowers, resplendent in the morning sun, in 'The Tea Garden', Holyrood, beckons guests to come closer. Watch for The Tea Garden's re-opening in warm, sunny June 2011...

IMPORTANT:  In order for your name to be entered each time for sharing the blog address, be sure to let me know the name(s) of all the people with whom you shared. Otherwise, I won’t know! I’ll then be able to watch for their sign-ups and/or comments and know that you referred them.  You can let me know about it via this email address:  linda.beautifulideas@gmail.com

4) Share a post directly from the blog site with someone. Again, be sure to let me know that you shared via this email address:  linda.beautifulideas@gmail.com

5) When any person with whom you’ve shared the blog address subscribes, your name (as well as theirs), will be entered.

6) When someone with whom you shared comments on a blog post,  your name (as well as theirs), will be entered.

PLEASE NOTE: The contest closes on March 31, 2011 *April 30, 2011 at 12 midnight NST (Newfoundland Standard Time).  The winning name will be drawn at random and the winner will be notified by email.  If the winner does not respond to email notification within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be randomly drawn.  The contest is open to readers in Canada and the U.S.  (Shipping costs will be covered to these destinations).

The welcoming entrance to The Tea Garden...

As you can see, there are lots of opportunities between now and the end of the month to have your name entered more than once!

Thanks again everyone for your thoughtful support.  Come back soon to learn more about the ‘Beautiful Gift’ that you could win…Best of luck!

Warmly yours,


Categories: CONTESTS
  1. Gail Perry
    2011/03/03 at 9:37 pm

    Wonderful idea! I’ve added a link to my Facebook page for you!

    • 2011/03/03 at 10:13 pm

      Wow! Merci beaucoup, Madame!

  2. Tammy Fry
    2011/03/06 at 1:35 pm

    You are awesome! You already give us all a “beautiful gift” every day by sharing your thoughts and lovely ideas! Thank YOU!!

  3. Tammy Fry
    2011/03/06 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve posted your link to my Facebook page….just had to share this beauty with all my FB friends!

  4. Sherri
    2011/04/08 at 11:20 am

    When I go to this site, it feels similar to when a new flower in my garden opens. Beauty and inspiration…I love the photos and feel good pros. Keep it coming.

  5. David R. Kelly
    2011/04/26 at 5:36 pm


    Your site is beautiful and having had the experience of enjoying your gourmet meals, I hope everyone realizes the fantastic flair you have with food, decorating and hosting.


  6. goaltalk
    2011/04/29 at 4:01 pm

    This is indeed a beautiful blog! I was just able to stumble across your page while searching for a tea quote to post on G.O.A.L’s non-profit’s twitter account. God is so good! A group of girls and darling leading ladies will be coming together this Saturday for this very purpose: Share beautiful ideas! We plan to expose our youth to the beauty of taking time for tea and growing in the art of conversation…I’ll be sure to recommend this blog some more! 🙂

    • 2011/05/04 at 8:37 am

      Thank you for your kind words, and all the best in your admirable work with youth. I hope your event was a success and I appreciate your sharing the blog with others. I hope that you will continue to visit and enjoy. Wishing you a beautiful day!


  7. Sharon Miller
    2011/05/14 at 9:17 am

    Linda I so enjoy the pictures and conversations and information on your site. I hope you keep it up. It is so uplifting and inspirational. Just to browse through your articles brings a smile to my face.

    • 2011/05/14 at 9:31 am

      It seems we are both up with the birds this morning, Sharon! And they are chirpy here! Wonder what they’re singing about today?! Smile. Thank you so much for starting your day with my blog. It is rewarding to know that you are still reading and enjoying it! You keep me motivated, girl! Wishing you a beautiful weekend…

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