Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Celebrations part II, and Winner Announced!

My fiance took me to the Freedom Run Winery yesterday to make up for the bead store fiasco, and it was a lovely place!

Sitting among the barren, snow-covered fields, the winery loomed up like a great, old barn. Once we stepped inside, though, we were barraged by colors and bottles of every kind.

I really loved the interior decorating. The owners have great taste. Apparently one of them is very talented, too; I was told he did much of the glass work and pottery that graced the counters and tabletops. Very impressive!

I really adore that counter. Here's a close-up of the gorgeous colored glass flowers.

Handmade wine bottle charms. They look tasty enough to eat!

 The vineyards off in the distance...

I didn't get any wine (I'm not a huge wine person), but my fiancé got a
lovely bottle of rosé to share with me, and I got this:

It's absolutely delicious!! And look at that color... Just like amber!

After the aquarium visit, I was inspired to make a piece with the silk cording 
that I got from Marsha Neal Studio.

Now, while we're on the subject of jewelry, it's time to announce the birthday bracelet giveaway winner!

(Can I get a drumroll, please?)

The winner is..................................................


Lisa Godfrey of Bead Happy!

For those of you who didn't win this time, I'll be doing more giveaways in the near future, so stay tuned. :)

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Marian Hertzog said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! I enjoyed the photos from the winery and the aquarium!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Yay me! Today must be my lucky day! :-) It looks like you had a great day. Those glass flowers are really cool. Very inspiring!

art2cee2 said...

Congrats to the winner of the beautiful bracelet. Glad you enjoyed the winery and fresh honey is the best! :-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Congrats to the winner! Those glass flowers are amazing = they look like gigantic beads! : )

Amalie said...

I love the big ole glass flowers too, and the glass Hershey Kisses. They look like candies. xD Glad you had so much fun!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This winery looks gorgeous. I am in love with those glass flowers....they are amazing! Enjoy your honey! Mmmm! ~Val