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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

French Themed Giveaway!

Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
I am so very excited to not only have a 1 year blog-aversary (ok, it was awhile ago, I missed it, what with our cross country move!), but I also have reached the 300 follower mark!  I know that many of you have many more hundreds, if not thousands of followers!  But, while I have never really been about the numbers, I am thrilled none the less!

So, to celebrate, I am having a little French themed giveaway, just for you, my current followers.  Here is what one lucky winner will receive:
 A really cute little tin pail, which I have added the most beautiful French label to.  I've added lots of sparkle and shine to this adorable pail with glitter. Not just on the label, but the silk blossom as well, because my motto is "You can never have too much glitter!",
 I have also made a wonderfully smelling lavender sachet, with my favorite blue and white toile barkcloth fabric.  I've embellished the sachet with vintage crocheted trim, and a vintage Mother of pearl button.  Tres magnifique!
 Because I know that all of you ladies are oh, so creative, I have also put together one of my "Creative Inspirations" kits, just for you, and is full of crafting potential!  I'm sharing with you some of my vintage sheet music collection, some of which I've printed off amazing graphics on (love the Madonna and Child print!), and some of my favorite crinkly seam binding.  Also vintage dictionary and French book pages, and some blank tags that I have aged, as well as some lovely dainty vintage lace!
 A cute little birdie tag, with a bit of rhinestone bling!
I am also including a whole slew of pretty embellishments that I created for the winner, made from vintage French book pages that I have stamped with some of my favorite bird themed images. And, a couple of unique bird stickers, too!  So, that should keep you busy for awhile!
 The winner will also receive a set of 8 of my vintage wooden clothespins, that I have decoupaged with pages from a vintage French book, and glittered (of course!).  Oooh, la, la!
(sorry, the postcards are not included!  I just can't part with them!!)
 Entering is super easy!  All you need to do is leave me one comment on this post, if you are a current follower as of today!  That's it!  I will draw the winning name next Friday, May 27th.  If I can't figure out the random generator thingy, then I will do it the old fashioned way and draw the name out of a bowl!!!  Good luck, and thanks again!!!

I also wanted to share with you some surprises that I received yesterday from my sweet friend Cindy, from Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings.  Cindy is not only super talented, but is one of the most generous, kind hearted kindred spirits that I have ever met!  My birthday is next week, and Cindy sent me the best gifts!!!
 Cindy knows how much I love all things French, especially Paris!  Just look at the gorgeous journal that she made me!  Be still my heart! 
 She also made me the most beautiful card, embellished with fleur de lis (which I also adore!). And, if that were not enough, she also sent me a Coach luggage tag!  I've never owned Coach anything, so I was very excited about that!  I can hardly wait to take a trip (Paris, maybe?!) so that I can use it!  Thank you so much, Cindy! I was feeling a bit low and homesick yesterday, so this truly gave me a huge, much needed lift!
If you have never visited Cindy's blog, be sure to check it out!  She also has an amazing Etsy shop, which you can see here!


Karen said...

I really do love the little tin pail, oh and the sachet and, and, and!

Cindy's blog is great! I love the gifts she sent you for your birthday!

Happy 1st year as a blogger! May your 2nd year and years to come be as successful or more!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow! Such a generous giveaway! I love everything! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!!!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Oh my gosh what a fabulous giveaway. I would love a chance to win. I fell in love with these sachets in your prior post.


Suzann said...

Hello Donna,
Please please enter me in the sweet giveaway!! I love it all.
Congrats on your blog anniversary and the 300 followers!!!
I hope you are settled in your new home :)
Suzann ~xoxo~

mizdarlin said...

I'm amazed..giving away anything French :)..
Okay, now I've entered yours, come over and enter mine! I have some lovely French beady thingies and could make you a custom pair of earrings if you win...

Trisha said...

Congratulations on such a milestone!! You already know that I love everything that you create so I would love to win this giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance!


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Di said...

I love your motto!. Mine is: If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing! And I try my very best to live up to it!

NanaDiana said...

WEll, I knew the glitter queen would soon be up and running! I am not signing up for the giveaway because you have graced me with some of your beautiful pieces already...but I know someone will be lucky to receive a package from you.

I will drop you a line this weekend and "catch up". Hugs- Diana

Love of the Sea said...

What a wonderful giveaway - so sweet of you...and Cindy is just such a warm, kind and generous person. I am so glad it lifted your spirits.

Marni said...

Hi Donna - I just discovered your blog through The Graphics Fairy and it is so beautiful! I am now following you and already finding so much inspiration from your amazing creations. I can't wait to see what else you have done. Thank you so much for sharing your talent, I look forward to creating.

June@I will craft said...

Wow what a jam packed grouping of your wonderful finds.

Congrats on your anniversary, 300 followers and happy birthday a bit early! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
WOW! What an amazing giveaway, my friend! So beautiful, indeed! I was so surprised when I saw your little surprises--Happy Birthday early!!!

Kim K. said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I would love a chance to win. I have a special 13 year old with a Paris-themed bedroom. She'd love to add a few new things to her collection. Have a splendid birthday. My birthday is next Tuesday! Cheers!

Karen said...

What a great give-away! I fell in love with all of it when posted!... They remind me of my grandmother, who used to decorate with blue and white everything, and charm as well.


What a sweet and wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance!


Erin said...

MEMEMEME!!! I WANT TO WIN!!! I love all of your items!!! And I agree, Cindy is a super nice person, very kind and genuine:) I am lucky to know you gals:)

Ido said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Those sachets are soooooo pretty, would love to win. Thank you!

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are SO generous! Please put my name in the hat for your Giveaway!! All this is eye candy!


BECKY said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me! I would be honored to win such special goodies!!!
The pail is sooo cute!!

The Bear's Blog said...

Good Morning,

I would love to be included in your amazing giveaway. Thank you.


JeLiss Boutique said...

I LOVE YOUR ART ! I am in ur circle on etsy ALREADY ! I think u were one of the first shops I favorited :) and I Adore french provincial! It Would be such an inspiration to win something from ur collection ~ Melissa

Pamela said...

Count me in Donna! I don't know how i missed this post!