Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day & Another Giveaway!

Happy VALENTINE's DAY to all you sweet bloggerdoodles visiting today! I hope you are enjoying a LOVEerly day with the person of your dreams! The pic below is of My Valentine Dave and I at our wedding, 31-1/2 years ago and I love him more today than I could even imagine WAY back then!

Well I do believe that it is about time for another giveaway don't you think?

For this one ~ #11 ~ I am offering my first Easter pillow of the 2011 season! Along with the pillow is a coordinating notecard, hang tag, and mini embellished bottle. The winner will recieve all 4 items! Featured is a vintage Easter image - inspired from the original artwork of the beloved painter Ellen Clapsaddle. A sweet young girlie has gathered up pastel colored eggs to deliver with her white bunny rabbit friend.

The pillow-ette's overall measurement is 11" x 13-1/2" and is made with scrumptious pink rose fabrics and has a rhinestone heart charm tied in a vintage pink ribbon bow. The notecard has a sentiment " Accept my greeting this Easter Day ~ May fortune smile on you always " and along with the mini embellished glass bottle and hangtag you have the makings for the start of a unique Easter Basket for a favorite someone :-)

The rules are always easy and you can have up to 4 chances to win! The winner will be drawn from the list of comments on THIS GIVEAWAY post only so if you leave 4 comments you have 4 times the chance of winning!! At the end of the giveaway, the comments are numbered in order 1-?? and hopefully the winning number drawn will coordinate with one of your comments!

*1st entry ~ leave a general comment about the bottle or anything you please.
*2nd entry ~ become of of my blog followers or let me know that you are already an "oldie but goodie"! Remember to leave another comment to recieve another entry.
*3rd entry ~ post a link to this giveaway on your own blog sidebar and leave a comment again here to receive another entry.
*4th entry ~ post my Teacupstitches blog button (see my top left sidebar for the link) on your own bloggie sidebar and be sure to leave another comment on this post. If you are a sweetie and it's already there just leave a comment to say so.

See ~ it's easy peasy one ~ two ~ three~sy . . . I mean four~sy :-)
The deadline to enter is March 12th. As Easter celebrates the miraculous resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ, releasing us from the cold of death, and making it possible for us to be born again into eternal life, I chose March 12th as for me it will celebrate a 1,300 days and counting, personal milestone! Good luck to everyone!
I have been a busy bee making lots of embellished bottles for Victoria Rose Cottage and some l'il cuties things for eBay too that I hope to get listed this evening! I hope you will take a peekie poo ~ just clic the pic on my right sidebar ~ and perhaps find something you'd like to have go home to you.

Enjoy this special day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Giveaway Winner and Lotsa Lotsa Snow!

Greetings from Snowyville USA!
Have I mentioned before that I love snow . . . you know I have :-) And it's a good thing I do because here in the Chicago suburbs we got 20 inches in 24 hours! Not quite beating the 1967 record of 24 inches but close enough. This was a true whiteout blizzard - Snowmadegon! There was blustery winds and even thunder and lightning. Don't think I've ever experience that before!

It was still snowing wednesday morning while Dave and our trusty snowblower did a mighty fine job of keeping it under control.

Just a little snow tuesday afternoon and you can see my garden cranes just have cold footsies for now. And yes that is just a vintage cottage door leading to nowhere on the side of the garage :-)

Wednesday morning . . . . Yikes HELP US!!

Would you like to come on over for a cup of tea on the deck? BYOS ~ bring your own shovel

This door opens to a fenced in doggie area on the south side of our property and you can see that there is no going out there for Maxxie anytime soon HA!! I have to give kudos to our little village who had the snowplows out in full force and did our street every couple hours! So except for one day of craziness ~ all is pretty much back to "normal" for winter in the midwest!

And now onto the winner of my EMBELLISHED HEART BOTTLE GIVEAWAY! This time I used a random number generator and thought I could just copy and paste the "box" but it didn't turn out quite that way as you can see below. So I took a pic of my computer screen showing that the winning number picked was #91! And counting in order of comments that number belongs to . . .

Sherry of Country Wings in Phoenix!Congratulations Sherry!
Please drop me an email with your mailing info and I'll send your pretty bottle on the way home. Great BIG thank you's so all who entered and left such wonderful comments! I haven't made the rounds to everyone yet but I will!! And I have another giveaway coming very soon so please stop by again to see.
Til next time stay safe and keep warm and cozy