Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sweet Embellished Bottle GIVEAWAY #5

Greetings my sweet bloggerdoodle buddies! Are you ready for another Give-A-way?! I hope so because I have one for you and it starts today!
This is Give-A-way #5 and is for another of my pretty embellished glass bottles. You can see more of my bottles that are for sale by clicking on my sidebar link to take you to Victoria Rose Cottage . . . they sell my wares under Designs by Lynn.
The label for this bottle features a portrait of a darling young girl painted over 100 years ago by the beloved artist Frances Brundage.

Isn't she cute with her wavy hair bowtied in a topknot and her lacy dress with flouncy ribbon shoulder bows. And she wears her best pearl necklace with sparkling jewel at the neckline.

Embellished with pretty millinery roses and blossoms, silvertone heart charm, pink ribbon bow, faux pearls and lots of rhinestone crystals. She measures 6-1/4" including the lucite and cork stopper.
So sweet to display with a collection of perfume bottles on your dresser, vanity table, bath shelf, etc . . . or mix in with your shabby chic collectibles on a shelf or in a cabinet.

This Giveaway runs from today 7-29 thru 8-29 and you have 4 chances to win. Good luck to all!
  1. Become one of my sweet Followers for one entry . . . if you already are then you are automatically entered!!
  2. Leave a comment on THIS POST for another entry - must be on this post or I'm not able to keep track of it.
  3. If you post a link to this Giveaway on your own blog you will receive yet another entry! Just come back and leave another comment that you did it!!
  4. And for a 4th entry just add my bloggie link on your sidebar ~ you can "grab my button" at my top left sidebar. And yes ~ sigh ~ you must leave yet another comment here so I can add you again :-)
Now how easy is that!

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Hugs and Smiles,


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TEACUP TUESDAY ~Petite Pink Roses

Greetings to all the Teacup lovers visiting for another Teacup Tuesday!
Thanks go to sweet MARTHA and sweet TERRI for hosting this weekly Tea party! Click on either of their names to be wisked off to see more pretty teacups :-)

This pattern has to be right up at the top of my favorites list! This vintage set has sweet cottage styling in shades of pink and cream. Made by Myott Staffordshire England Olde Chelsea in the Petite pattern.
Charming swirly design with bands of the perfect pink and light cream with circles of the sweetest pink cabbage roses! Shown here is a teacup and saucer, lidded sugar bowl and creamer.

Lovely delicate handle shapes!

The cups have a simple mark and other pieces have more details. I hope you enjoyed my selection this week and thank you so much for your visit!
Enjoy a beautiful day!

Hugs and Smiles,


Friday, July 23, 2010

PINK SATURDAY & GiveAway Winner

Saturday greetings to my pink loving bloggerdoodle buddies!I'm participating in Pink Saturday this week and send a big bouquet of thank you's to Beverly of
for hosting the pink party each week!!
But before I proceed to the pinkness I'm announcing the winner of my Christmas In July Stocking GiveAway :-) There were 397 entries and the winning number picked from my popcorn bowl was 381 . . . Sandy of Romantique Inspirations. Congratulations Sandy! Please contact me with your shipping information and I'll have her ready to go!

I collect antique mohair teddy bears and this girl always makes me smile! Doesn't she have a sweet funny face and big ears! She is about 100 years old and I've always had her wearing this baby bonnet, handmade knitted bib with pink ribbon and embroidered flowers and crocheted pink booties. She has always been selfconcious of her big feet and doesn't realize that is a GOOD thing with old teds!

Well now . . . she could almost fit her feeties in this pink vintage baby shoe planter but they sure would hurt!

Here is a sweet pillow previously sold on ebay featuring an adorable pink rose stripe fabric, vintage doily with cutout center to frame the bouquet of handmade pink ribbon roses!

Something a little different - but sweet and pink! An antique pink enamel child's chamber pot! See the pretty hand painted daisies and violets . . . when ya gotta go it's nice to go in style - hehe

A trio of dainty pink velvet vintage millinery roses simply displayed in a shabby white gesso decorated frame and a bit of vintage lace.

And the last items to showcase today are a pair of previously sold door hanger sachets aka Door Charmers! Long and lean featuring vintage lady images, lace and of course handmade pink ribbon roses! Perfect for displaying on a door knob or anywhere you please . . . more of these coming soon :-)
Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and hope to see you again soon!
Pink Hugs and Smiles,


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I've been a Busy Bee ~ Lots of Pink Pretties 4U

Hello's to all my sweet bloggerdoodles visiting today!
The giveAway for my Christmas in July Stocking has ended and I'll announce the winner tomorrow! Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left me and I hope the recipient will be very pleased!
I am 99.9999% caught up with my custom embellished bottle orders (and 4 new ones too!) from Victoria Rose Cottage customers and had a chance to take photos of some sweet little pretties going on ebay! A couple are already listed and the rest will be available Friday.
I am just a couple pillows away from making #5,000! Wowzers! Do you think that's a good excuse to have another giveAway? Hmmmmm . . . I do ;-)

These new pillowettes feature some of my favorite vintage images that I'll never tire of creating with.

. . . . The pillow below is now sold . . . .

The pillow below is now sold
I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come back again soon!

Hugs and Smiles,

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gorgeous HandMade Quilt for Charity!

Monday hellos to anyone visiting my blog today! I hope you are staying cool in this Wowzer Hot heatwave that has spread from coast to coast!
I was reading Abbies (SpecialJays) blog and saw this GORGEOUS handmade quilt that she has for sale! You must stop over and take a peek!
It was made by her sister and her Quilt Guild and 100% of the proceeds to to help a local hospital buy a special piece of equipment they need. How generous they are to donate all their hundreds of expert quilting hours and fabric expenses to such a wonderful cause! A big round of applause to these sweet ladies!!
Click on the quilt for information and more photos!

Hugs and Smiles,


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me & GiveAway Extended

Hello my blogger friends!!
I'm back and hope you haven't forgotten me :-)
I can't believe that my last post was 2 weeks ago! Time sure flies when you're having fun they say . . . but when you are NOT having fun it sure drags!! I've been sick and then got food poisoning so have been having a yukkity yukko of a time :-( And to top it off I broke my glasses and wasn't able to get out to get new ones . . . oh when it rains it pours!

Anywho ~ I am better now and have lots of catching up to do . . . email box is overflowing and Victoria Rose Cottage custom orders are backed up . . . but my tummy is no longer doing flip flops so I'm raring to go!
I am extending the deadline for my CHRISTMAS IN JULY STOCKING GIVEAWAY for a week so you now have til July 21st to enter!
And then another one will begin :-)))

Dave and I are celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary today! We met in January 1979 and were married 7 months later, July 14, 1979 . . . and they said it would never last :-) Actually, no one ever said that and I believe that my family loves Dave more than they love me HA!! He's one of those kind of people that everyone likes! Especially me!
I love the above picture of us and would give just about anything to still have those skinny arms ~ giggle . . .

My Dad passed away in March of that year so my younger brother Bobby gave me away! Bobby was only 45 when he lost a 6 month fight with cancer 10 years ago and is now my sweet Guardian Angel . . . .

My Mom and Dad were both only children so our immediate family is kinda small with no aunts or uncles or cousins. This pic shows my Grandma Blanche, Bobby, Me, Dave, my Mom, my sisters Cindy and Lori.
Thanks so much for sharing some time with me today!!

Hugs and Smiles,


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Giveaway #4 ~ Shabby Sweet Christmas Stocking & #3 Winner

GIVEAWAY UPDATE! I have been ill and "away" for 2 weeks and am extending the deadline to enter this giveaway by a week so you have til July 21st to enter!!
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Sweet Hello's to anyone visiting today!! This days post is out with the old and in with the new :-) In other words I'm announcing the winner of my pretty embellished bottle AND showcasing a new Giveaway for Christmas in July! Have I mentioned before that I love making Giveaways for you?
Ok first things first ~ next time I think I'm going to go green and use a number generator!! Every FOLLOWER and COMMENT was numbered in order and the numbers printed out and tossed in my popcorn bowl and the winner is #323 . . . Creative Carmelina! Please drop me a note with your shipping info and your bottle will be on the way home to Canada!

On to the new Giveaway!! If you read my previous post I think you got the hint what this one would be - giggle . . . The only suspense was whether it would be a traditional stocking or mini sachet! And its a traditional open top stocking in a style that I've been offering on ebay for years and years. This one turned out so sweet and I hope its something you would like to have in your own home for the holidays. The stocking is created with a super darling vintage pink and ivory white fabric with the look of woven cross stitch stripes! I love this fabric and use it only for the most special projects :-) The center of attention is a pretty Harrison Fisher lady printed onto fabric and complimented with charming pink rose fabrics, vintage lace, rhinestone crystals, ruffled topper, ribbon hanger, bouquet of millinery flowers and a white jingle bell at the tippy toe. She is fully lined and ready to display. I hope you likey!

This Giveaway runs from today 7-1 and ends on 7-14 ~ which just so happens to be my 31st Wedding Anniversary :-) You have 3 chances to win and good luck to all!
  1. Become one of my sweet Followers for one entry . . . if you already are then you are automatically entered!!
  2. Leave a comment on THIS POST for another entry - must be on this post or I'm not able to keep track of it.
  3. And if you post about this Giveaway on your own blog you will receive yet another entry! Just come back and leave another comment that you did it!!
See how easy it is! Sincere thank you's to everyone who has welcomed me into this amazing Land of BloggerVille!
Big Hugs and Smiles,