Friday, May 18, 2012

I wonder who won that magnificent soap?

I know how it feels to lose giveaways. 
There was once a pair of vintage Kate Spade sunglasses 
on which I had set my trusting heart, 
but it was not to be.
Loss followed upon bitter tumbling loss after that
until I could hardly bear to enter at all
for fear of failure:
the beckoning handmade patchwork bunnies
just out of reach. 

Mianra cherry blossom cupcake soap
A kind word and a consoling pat on the shoulder, then, 
to everyone except 
the winner
of a splendid box of Mianra Artisan Soaps;
fairies surely danced at her birth.

How pretty
We live in troubled times
(except Anita).

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations Anita and enjoy your beautiful gift.
    Will you keep it as a piece of art, or do you plan to use it.

    We are devastated Mise but time will heal us.
    Helen xx

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  2. Congrats to Anita :)!!!!!!! Could you please contact me with your postal address at info@mianrasoaps.com ? Fairies surely danced at her birth!!!! Thanks for all participants and hopefully new Mianra fans :)! And of course Mise aka Tuse :)

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  3. Oh the harsh reality of life...the blow made worse by the rather attractive soapy images...sigh I shall console myself with a stiff drink, and send Anita happy, soapy thoughts.

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  4. haha- I usually don't check to see who won- I don't like feeling jealous.

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  5. I am very, very lucky those fairies danced all those years ago! My soon-to-be-clean self thanks you Mise for hosting this fabulous giveaway. And thank-you Hajni for the being so generous. I will send you an email. xx

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  6. For myself I shall merely skulk in a corner, growing less fragrant all the while.

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    1. May I make you a frozen Daiquiri, Susan, while you skulk?

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  7. Hello Mise:
    Troubled times! We are beside ourselves with disappointment only recovering sufficiently to wish Anita many congratulations. Now we are off to drown our sorrows, several times over!

    Kellemes hétvégét.

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    1. I had hoped to rig the contest in your favour, Jane and Lance, but couldn't bear the thought of the soap falling into the hands of the thieving postal workers. My rigging intentions remain, however, and your day will come.

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  8. Congrats Anita!
    Really not jealous as someone else gave me some lovely French soap last week - so I shall still be clean, and I shall go, freshly washed, to the ball with my handsome prince!

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  9. Very lucky girl! If I had soap like that, I'd have to redecorate my entire home just to make it fit. No way could I put that soap in my ordinary house.

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  10. Gorgeous soaps, not to be mine, I shall gnash my terrible teeth and roar my terrible roars, over here in the land of the soapless Wild Things.

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  11. I didn't enter. Am I entitled to feel just the slightest twinge of disappointment at my own folly? Anita was blessed with foresight and optimism and so deserves to win.

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    1. Your absence from the list of entrants had been noted here, Lucille, with a worried sigh. "Why is the soap not good enough for Lucille?" Hajni asked me, and for once I had no answer. It has been a dark cloud over us these past few weeks.

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    1. A favourite song in our house, Jaboopee, although of course "Lost in Music" has topped our playlists since you gave it your imprimatur.

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  14. very good, I decree scottish husband obey this one

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  15. A very tired and dirty florist heaves a sigh of disappointment.

    Again.

    xo Jane

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    1. It was that you didn't enter, Jane, and so I thought you didn't like the soaps. "A florist has such high standards," I said to myself in attempted self-consolation.

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  16. Oh, I am truly happy for Anita as I won some fabulous soap from Emily at Splendid Willow last week!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. That soap looks good enough to eat. Which can really happen. I bought some chocolate-orange-cinnamon soap for my mom when my husband and I were in Paris last year. Two years ago. Whenever. Time flows in odd ways once you start wearing bifocals.

    The soap smelled divine. I wrapped it and mailed it to her. She called. "It's not a chocolate bar," she said. "I found that out when took a little nibble."

    "But Mom!" I said. "You had French in high school!"

    She sighed. "That was 50 years ago," she said. "I haven't used it a lot since then."

    Moral of the story: If you send soap as a gift, make sure the word "soap" is visible in the giftee's native tongue.

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    1. It is a favourite story in our family that my grandma on being given some strawberry shaped soaps sent a thank you letter for the delicious crystallised strawberries.

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  18. Happy Anita, to have fairies on her side, and soap in her bath tub :D

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You're looking particularly well.

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