Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cottage Charm giveaway blog hop -the whole month of May(EDITED)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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I am joining in this year for the annual "COTTAGE CHARM" blog hop and giveaway hosted by  
THE TWICE REMEMBERED COTTAGE

I at the moment do not live in a cottage, but I hope to in the future, or at least have several rooms in a smaller home that are cottage style. I have always liked COUNTRY style, and EARLY AMERICAN...revolutionary times are my favorite era.  I also have a passion for Native Americans, my Den was decorated NATIVE AMERICAN, before a leak and problems needing repair.

So in the Future, I will still have one room dedicated to Native American decor.  My plan is for my Bedroom, and at least my kitchen be in the cottage style. and I have already begun collecting some things.(much to hubby's chagrin...because we have too much stuff already)  I have to start going through room by room and get rid of stuff.  This is tough for me, as I am disabled and I do not have anyone to help, it is also difficult for me and painful to go upstairs. However, I have started, in small baby steps. I have always loved antiques, especially furniture. Whenever I say that to someone, my hubby steps in and says, "That's why she married me"(he's 19 years older than me) LOL

Anyway, for my initial giveaway. I have a pair of vintage "Nantucket Home" tea mugs, in Rose pink, with roses in the mold of the cup. A vintage Bone China Swan candy dish. with pink roses and 24kt gold trim. Along with a vintage Table runner in white with pink.

I say initial, because I plan to add to this prize, and also have 1-2 "jr. prizes"
The grand prize is only for the continental US. The 2 jr. prizes can go anywhere.

Here are the pictures of the prize:









 Newest addition to the grand prize
 a vintage reversible apron. Sheer black fabric on one side with deep pockets, trimmed with the pretty pink and white flowers on a black bkgd. fabric, which is the reverse side (no pockets)
Final addition to the grand prize
 2 lovely vintage pink (damask?) napkins


Wouldn't this be lovely for an afternoon visit with a friend?! Perhaps some Lindor truffles in the candy dish?! Maybe Home made cookies?! Would you like to win this?  or one of my Jr. prizes listed below?
You would?, then please follow these rules:

Comment on this Post...1 entry
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Post the top picture with a link to THIS blog post on your side bar, post a comment saying so...2nd entry
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Become a follower of my blog, post a comment saying so...3rd entry
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Post the top picture with a link to THIS post on your Fb page or wall, post a link here so I can see it...4th entry
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POST on your blog about My Cottage Charm giveaway,post a link here so I can see it...5th entry

Now for the 2 junior prizes


Jr prize #1 is for a lady from the south, a Southern Belle, or someone who feels like a Southern belle 
 A May 2011 issue of Southern living Magazine (with a section on Mid-Atlantic living), and a BN Touch Point(NLE) Bible, this was given to me by my oldest daughter in 2007 or 2008, the book was never opened except to read the sticker she put on the first blank page, that day, and to remove that sticker today. This bible is a $22.99 value at Amazon, But I have seen listing for up to 100$ +, so not sure if it is a collectible, or OOP or whatever. There is also included a BN inspirational Book mark.
  

Jr prize #2 is for a gal that likes living things around her, specifically plants and flowers, a gardener, a "yard-scape" aficionado. 
 Included in this prize is a BN edition of Container Gardening, a Used(but in great condition) Book--"Ever lasting Floral Gifts", BN ladies  gardening gloves, a package of Columbine seeds. (colorful perennials)
and a 4 plant root pack of Ferns (Tennessee Ostrich variety)

I hope you like the prizes I have chosen, as these all represent what I think of for cottage living:
**Tea and visits with people you enjoy
**Decorating YOUR way
**time with your own faith or spirituality(be it Christian, Buddhist, Pagan or other)
and 
**gardening in any form

I'd like to say, that the lucky winners of these prizes, might still find a surprise when they open their packages.

Thanks for visiting my not so Cottage lifestyle (yet)Home, and blog which will ALWAYS be eclectic, as that is who I am, a mosaic of many style tile pieces :)
I wish you all the best of luck, Susan

50 comments:

Kathy said...

What a delightful Cottage Charm Giveaway! Love the teacups and the swan candy dish - the runner is so very beautiful! Thank you for this opportunity to win.
Kathy

Sarah said...

What a great giveaway! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the table runner!

Sarah

Sarah said...

I posted your button on my blog!

Sarah

Dianne said...

What beautiful things you have for the giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks! :-)

Dianne@embarqmail.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for following me
I have blog candy you can win
need to come and post on by 5/16/11 if you have not
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-candywhat-i-what-for-my-birthday.html
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Susan, pretty, pretty giveaway! Please count me in. Anxious to get to know you as I am now a follower. Thanks for this opportunity!

Rachel said...

Wonderful giveaway! I have a porcelain (sp?) swan, but it's not so nearly ornately decorated! This one is lovely, along with the tea cups and table runner!

Rachel said...

Very new follower alert (that's me, he he)

Abigail said...

I love pink. Please sign me up.
couponabbys@gmail.com

Abigail said...

I followed your blog.
couponabbys@gmail.com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susan, so nice to meet you and I would love to be entered in your cottage give-away. Have a super great week. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Susan :) Thanks so much for entering my giveaway ~ yes, I would love to enter yours...LOVE those pink mugs!! Perfect for having a cup of hot chocolate (I'm not a coffee or tea drinker) ~ though I do love to collect rosey teacups, :) The swan dish and the runner are delightful!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

And now I am a follower of your blog :)

Sherry said...

Thanks for visiting and entering my giveaway. I love pink and would love to win your giveaway. It is fun visiting new people in the cottage charm giveaway.

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful giveaway! I'm so loving the pink! I'm already a follower. Please feel free to come over and enter my giveaway!
Kelly

Sherry said...

I thought I posted a comment earlier, I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love the pink rose cups. Thanks for the chance.

Mystica said...

If this is open to overseas readers please count me in for this so generous and pretty giveaway.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lovely give away!

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm a new follower, throw my name in the hat!

Carol

vikki said...

Especially love the pink teacups, I can see my granddaugher and me having tea on the porch with those. Please throw my name in the hat.

vikkinay@yahoo.com

tina said...

what a lovely giveaway..the table runner is adorable!! thanks for sharing!!
shadows_22001@yahoo.com

Fairfield House said...

Susan,

Please enter me in your Cottage Charm Give-Away! The runner is beautiful, tres feminine; the teacups with the embossed roses are truly charming and the swan is exquisite. The "Jr Giveaway" is equally as nice. You are very generous!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Fairfield House said...

Susan,

I just realized the apron was also included in the give-away! WOW! You're also adding a Second Jr Prize?!
Consider this my second entry. I am your newest follower!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Katherines Corner said...

Love this pretty punk giveaway. I'm a new follower. Hugs
P.S. last day to enter the giveaway at my blog to win a gorgeous dress!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Here I am, I am sorry you lost these comments for the giveaway!! Oh dear it messed us all up!!

I would love to win!

Carol

Rachel said...

I blogged about it: http://rockymountainmaiden.blogspot.com/2011/05/cottage-charm-giveaway-event.html

Sares said...

Wow! You really went all out girl! What wonderful prizes you are offering Susan. I am in love with that lacy pink doily and I am a sucker for old aprons!

Blogger dumped a post on one of my blogs too, put the whole thing into draft and lost all the comments. There was even a picture and some text missing from the post in draft. I don't know what they were doing but I bet they got some ornery feedback from some angry bloggers!

Sares said...

I am your newest follower~

Sares said...

I also added your giveaway to my sidebar. Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway, it was a pleasure to meet you on the cottage circuit!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I would love a chance to win this beautiful giveaway. I am a follower of yours, and thank you so much! Linda

Sherry said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Madonna said...

I would be honored to win any of the prize packs.

Madonna said...

I am now a blog follower

Fairfield House said...

Susan,

THREE give-aways is very generous! I would be happy with any of these packages. The 'main' give-away is tres feminine; a collection of pink perfection! There is nothing junior about your other give-aways. Thank you for including me in your wonderful give-aways.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Fairfield House said...

Susan,

Please consider this my 2nd entry. I follow you! Honest, I'm not a stalker! :)

Your Friend,
Deborah

The Cranky Queen said...

Susan, thank you for visiting "The Cranky Queen" and leaving a story about your life with chickens! BAD DOGS for killing all your chicks! and the story of the heart broken chick...pets often are so much like humans...lol I will be following your blog now...I dont think I know anyone from N.J. Now I do! Yes, my son, Logan, is a cutey! Has a "steady" right now...he was awarded class favorite for his sophomore class (170+) students and is ranked 3rd academically...starts on the varsity soccer team...We are very proud...Good luck on the giveaway. Your giveaway is wonderful! My mother has that exact swan (given to her as a wedding gift 48 years ago)...Blessings, Tiffany

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I finally got over here to get my name in the pot! And hey... I'm a Southern lady, so the Jr. prize #1 would be just fine. ;-)

Linda in New Mexico said...

I am indeed a follower of this blog, have been for awhile.
The Olde Bagg, Linda

Linda in New Mexico said...

I would love to be entered in your very generous giveaway. Thanks for all of the gathering together of some really nice things.
The Olde Bagg, Linda

Dezinaworld said...

I am would love to win any of your gorgeous prizes my friend. You are one generous lady !!
Big hugs From June xxxxxx

Dragonlady said...

I would love to enter your generous giveaway....I love that beautiful swan....
hugs
Brenda

Blessings from Cindy said...

Oh my what a wonderful giveaway! Love everything pink!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Janelle said...

Such a pretty giveaway, Susan! I love the swan in the grand giveaway, the cups are pretty, too! The Bible looks wonderful also. Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win these goodies!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Susan, I'm a longtime follower of your blog! Thanks for a delightful giveaway and chance to win it,
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Pretty, pretty things! Those pink cups are lovely. Thank you for offering and for the chance. ; )
~Michele
#30 in the giveaway

Donna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pink cups.....please include me in your giveaway

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I now follow your blog, can't wait to see what's next!

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Dezinaworld said...

Susan,
Your giveaway is stunning!
Thankyou for the welcome,everyone has been so nice and you all have really pretty work,Hopefully i can bring my own ideas and creations along soon.
Hugs Adam

Marla Jones said...

Very lovely items, thank you for this opportunity!

littlebitoftoto said...

I love the pink tea cups...would be honored to have them in my home...beautiful.

tlfletcher at embarqmail dot com