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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, April 25, 2013

A Fun Giveaway!

Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a nice week!
Just for fun, I thought I would do a giveaway, that I am calling my
"Paris in Springtime" giveaway!
It's a super easy, no strings attached giveaway, and is my little way of saying thank you for all of you who visit me, and leave me such nice comments that truly make my day ('cause don't we all like getting nice comments?).
So, without further ado, here is what one lucky winner will receive:

Natasha is modelling for you this gorgeous minty green scarf, with the cutest little white polka dots.  I bought it last fall on our trip to Paris.  While I was so tempted to keep it for myself, I have lots of scarves.  And sharing is always so fun!
 The scarf is really big!  I can think of so many wonderful ways that you can enjoy wearing it.  Oh, and did I mention that it has fringe, too?  Love!
 Parisian women are some of the most stylish in the world.  They make it look so effortless!  And of course they always wear the most amazing scarves.  Now you can, too! 
Next is this yummy smelling bar of soap that I picked up the other day at Home Goods.  It smells so wonderful, I want to go back and buy myself a bar!
 You will also receive this pretty vintage milk glass dish, from my own personal collection.  I have so much milk glass, I decided that I really needed to pass along a few pieces to you!  The dish features a pretty all over quilted pattern on the back side, as well as a lovely scalloped edge.  You could use it as a soap dish like I have shown here, or enjoy as a candy dish.  Or maybe even put on your dresser to stash your jewelry.
 Also from my collection is this pretty vintage milk glass vase, perfect for holding spring time blooms!  It has a wonderful all over quilted pattern, and a cute flared shape.
 The winner will also receive a set of my clay tags.  I had so much fun making these, and have imprinted them with some of my favorite bird images.  I've added a touch of glitter, and they hang from pretty turquoise and white baker's twine.
 Lastly, the winner will also receive a set of 6 glittered notecards that I created.
They feature the prettiest wire dress form, lovely pastel flowers, and are imprinted with the word "Paris".
I've embellished them with my favorite wonderfully crinkly aqua seam binding.  
And of course glitter, 'cause you all know how much I love glitter!
Entering is easy peasy!  If you are a current follower, just leave a comment on this post.
I will draw the winning name some time towards the end of next week.
Good luck!


Trisha said...

How sweet of you to offer such a lovely giveaway...you know I love all the colors and the glitter!


Tete said...

Sign me up! LOL- Love everything you picked out for your giveaway. I am going to do one soon, but it won't be as cool as this one. The week has been ok here. Even Monday turned out to be fine.

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous,gorgeous, Donna...but DON'T sign me up- I have one of your beautiful scarves and I have won several giveaways so I will let someone else win this time- xo Diana

Susie said...

I love the pretty scarf. The tags are wonderful. Great crafts. xoxo,Susie

Susie said...

Donna, I just went back and looked at that cute puppy again. :):) xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Paris in the Springtime is a lovely giveaway! I would love to win that gorgeous scarf and take it with me when I go to Paris (for my first time ever) in the fall! I'm crossing my fingers on this one!

hugs, Linda

Japolina said...

Oh Donna! You are so nice for running this contest. I hope that I win because that scarf would be fabulous on my upcoming cruise!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What wonderful goodies. Thank you for the chance to win them.
Also, I really like your banner/clips in your header. Would you tell me how you made it? Thanks.

Ginny said...

such great gifts! I just found your blog through Celestina, and am so glad I did! Your blog is amazing! Please include me in your giveaway!

Okio B Designs said...

You know I'm a follower and big fan! ;) Please count me in for this wonderful giveaway!


Joyce Mayer said...

I'm in....what a wonderful and generous giveaway.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a generous give-away, Donna. Miss Emma is studying for a french test tonight. I think she would be very happy to model that beautiful scarf.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, what a wonderful and generous giveaway. I love the gorgeous scarf. The color is beautiful. All the extras are so special too.
I would love to enter and already a follower too.

Have a great weekend my friend.
Big hugs, Celestina Marie

Debbie said...

What a lovely giveaway, Donna! That scarf is truly a beauty!!
You are such a sweetie for doing this for your readers.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh, my, Donna...What a generous giveaway. I'm a scarf-wearing kinda girl, so count me in. Love all your handmade goodies, too, and lavender is my favorite scent!!!

Gayla said...

This is so pretty! I love Paris and that beautiful scarf.. So sweet of you! I hope I win!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Whoo Hooooo! Love this giveaway. I'm a follower. Enter me!

Martha Dehne said...

Hi! So very generous of you to share your special items! I'd be happy with just one of them! Thank you for your blog! Marthajd@msn.com :)

Calli W said...

I love the shabby style!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I would love to win...what wonderful goodies!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, the scarf is dreamy. Found your page through Celeste's page (Celestina Marie Designs).
I'd love to enter your giveaway. Following and looking forward to visiting.