Saturday, November 20, 2010

Worldwide Giveaway: Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas in the French Inspired Home and Ornaments Till 12 Dec. 2010 to Celebrate One Year and One Thousand Followers



I offer my first giveaway, gifts only one of you will receive but my heartfelt intent is to give them to every one of you.   Material things are meaningless compared to the daily cup of joy topped with foamy sunshine you serve me by sharing your visits, blogs, and comments, but giveaways are what’s done in the blogosphere to commemorate milestones.   So, let’s see what I got for ya!

The winner (international entries welcome) will receive handmade gifts including a trio of vintage-style bottlebrush trees flocked in white and silvery glitter.   The pink and white are approximately 4” tall each, and the little white one is 2” …



…a set of five 4”- 6” upcycled plastic pink candy cane ornaments dusted with white glitter or pearly paint…


…an 8’ white garland of fabric rose petals by Ozma of Odds, seen here softening the edge of my loft that I still haven’t decided how I’m going to resolve architecturally…



…a 4” angel wing ornament…


…a trio of Ex-Voto paper gift tags/ornaments also by Ozma of Odds

Photo: Rosemary Foltz
…and the grand prize: the English reprint of Jeanne d’Arc Living’s





To enter:


Leave a comment.

To double your chances, become a follower, too.   (Current followers, please leave a second comment you’re already following.)

To triple your chances, put the 200 pixel wide giveaway button below as a picture in your sidebar as well.

To quadruple your chances, write a blog post using the large button below.   Additional posts on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites count as individual entries also.


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International entries are welcome.

The winner will be selected by an online random number generator Sunday, 12 December 2010 and contacted by email whenever I get up and out of bed.

Important!   Be sure to leave a separate comment for everything you do for the sake of the random number generator.   For example, if you comment, already follow, and mention it in a blog post you’d leave three comments.   Questions?   Email me at zuzudotfosteratgmaildotcom.

When I started this blog on my days off between Christmas and New Year’s of 2009, I thought it would be a modern diary for the old hunting cabin on my property I lovingly remodeled and decorated with lots of Rachel Ashwell’s pretty wares.   I don’t have a design background and I’m a pauper.   I assumed only Mom and I would read the boring chronicle.

A year later, it’s changed my life.

I can’t afford a new computer or internet service, so it took three months of long evenings in the public library (where I still post) to get my blog to even begin to look the way I wanted.   What touched me the most was experienced bloggers reached out to me to help, even offering their phone numbers.   “It’s enough to make a good girl cuss,” Charlene of My Heart’s Ease emailed after a particularly frustrating night when I lost the ability to display comments.   Our world is vastly sweeter than the one of ‘haters’ leaving ‘nasty grams’ in YouTube comment fields, n'est pas?

In March, after I left a comment on one of my favorite blogs, My Romantic Home, Cindy contacted me asking to feature my tiny studio.   After I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I breathlessly agreed.   One hundred people began following me the day it posted, and then Anne of Fiona and Twig wrote a post, and hundreds more followed.   Encouraged, I went to my first blog party at Kathleen’s White Wednesdays, and it remains my favorite ‘bash’.

I wished to use one of Fifi O’Neill’s pictures for the post to show where I took my inspiration, so I shyly asked permission.   She wrote back stating she loved my studio so much she wanted it in Romantic Country and her upcoming book Romantic Prairie Style.   After I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I breathlessly agreed.   The same thing happened with Jo-Anne of Vintage Rose Collection and her maga-book The Feminine Home due out mid-December, and she’s been brave enough to allow me to write and edit on that dreamy project.

In May, I left a comment for New York Times writer Joyce Wadler stating how much I enjoyed her story on a cabin in the Catskills, and she asked for an interview.   After I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I breathlessly agreed.   She and photographer Trevor Tondro crafted a whopper of a feature that went viral worldwide.

It’s November, and I’ve shared my twee cottage with The Nate Berkus Show, magazines, blogs published by folks ranging from Claudia Strasser to young girls starting their first Etsy stores, and even a dollhouse replication, and I hope to publish my first book in Spring 2012.   It’s at once thrilling and confusing for me, for I am but a common office worker for the government with an unemployed husband.   The other day Rachel Ashwell’s people contacted me to see how I’d feel about a feature in her 7th book Rachel Ashwell Inspirations.   After I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I breathlessly agreed.

But the core of my joy is with you, gentle reader.   You who were there when my blog background was discombobulated (thanks for fixing, Beth!) and my pictures were dark and blurry.   And I’m taking you with me wherever I go.

So.   As I said in the beginning, I offer my first giveaway, gifts only one of you will receive but my true intent is to give it to every one of you.   Material things are meaningless compared to the daily cup of joy topped with foamy sunshine you serve me!

Until next time, stay shabby!




I’ll be sharing this with:


White Wednesday at Faded Charm


Vintage Friday at Common Ground


Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase


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Ozma of Odds said...

...oh dearest Sandy!
I am soooo very grateful for your constant inspiration and the birds eye view that you provide for us of your enchanting cottage in the woods!!
I adore all the many projects that you have shared ~ You personally have touched my heart and my creative soul and it is YOU I thank sweets!!

xo, Rosemary

ps ~ the giveaway is ethereal:)
I am posting on my sidebar, not to up my chances, but for the sheer beauty of the button and all that it stands for ~ Gloriousness!!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Sandy :) This is truly a beautiful and so very generous Giveaway!! With this giveaway ending on December 12th, and my birthday being December 13th, this would be a wonderful giveaway for me to have a chance to win :) Please do enter me for a chance to win :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

This is my 2nd entry, as I am one of your followers of your beautiful blog

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

And here is my 3rd entry, as I have posted your Giveaway button on my sidebar, which by the way, is simply stunning in and of itself!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Well let me say I bet you have tons of bloggers entering this over the top give a way, generous, fabulous and we all want ittttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just reading your blog is so much fun , since I first found you and I don't know how I did it I have always just been in ah

I have wanted to buy this jeanne d Arc magazine can someone tell me who's selling it ? Ms Sandy help


Janice

Angela Harris said...

Hi Sandy! You deserve all of this success and the blessings that come your way. you are a fabulous blogger, friend and customer! I sincerely appreciate your orders from my shop and always letting me know what's new with you!
Lots of love to you!!
~Angela Harris

YourAngil.Blogspot.com
YourAngil.Etsy.com

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

Congratulations with your upcoming 1st year! What a milestone as for you and your King + Zuzu life was rather hard. By now you've created a romantic legacy and gained fame in a very positive and humble way. So, let's all be proud of you and embrace you in the knowledge that your first book will get published in the spring of 2012.
Enjoy this fame, especially for the upcoming season of PEACE!

Have a great weekend,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

I'm a long time follower too...

deborah said...

you can't imagine how welcome your blog is to my poor testosterone-beset eyes. i'm the lone hanky-wringing female among a houseful of giant-footed men.

xo!

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

Yes, your Giveaway button is sitting mile-high at my side bar; just as is your romantic button forever residing on my blog...

Rita said...

Hi Sandy,

You have such an unbelievably beautiful blog. I spent the past several days taking it all in. You are so generous with your time, heart & creativity that you put into it. Your giveaway is incredible. I love, love, love the bottlebrush trees & candy cane ornaments. Since seeing them I have been on a quest to make them myself. The trees have been easy to source, the candy canes not so much. Oh to be the lucky winner!!!

Warmest Wishes,

Rita

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Sandy ~
Ohhhh sweetest friend ~ I am so
happy for the exciting
things that have happened in the
last year ~ you are so precious
and so extremely talented !!
Lots of hugs,
Lori

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I am a follower too :)

xoxo
Lori

Petite Michelle Louise said...

this giveaway is just gorgeous. i would be thrilled to win. oui..oui enter me. Oh... and...J'adore Ozma!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i have ben a happy follower for a while now...

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Congratulations on your well deserved blessings! Your story is inspiring and heartwarming. Thank you so much for a chance at your beautiful gifts.

Abby:)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Already a faithful follower:)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Your picture is on my sidebar, thanks again for the chance and especially for your wonderful blog.

Jenny said...

What a lovely give away and a big congratulations. Please count me in! ;-)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Please enter my name. I was a fan the minute I saw you featured on Cindy's blog.

Jackie said...

Hi Sandy,
Everything that has happened, has happened for a reason! It is all so well-deserved for you. You're a hard-worker, a beautiful lady, along with being very very talented...Not to mention down to earth!
thank you for the chance on a lovely give a way!
Jackie

Jackie said...

My second entry, I have been a follower since very early on!
Jackie

Marie Arden said...

Oh what joy I feel when I see all the good things that are coming your way! I love knowing that your tiny cottage has touched so many as have you and your sweet words and positive thoughts.
Have a magical shabby and white holiday season--you have given delight to soooo many of us glad you are enjoying some too!

Suzann said...

I would be so honored if I could win this sweet giveaway!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Suzann

June said...

Sandy it was wonderful to read about your past year. How exciting this has been to watch. I have been so happy for you at every turn.
What an amazing giveaway to offer to all. I love everything that Rosemary does. And the book...sigh...
hugs to you

Suzann said...

Hello!!
And I am already a follower :)

Suzann

June said...

I am also a faithful follower.

Suzann said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar
Suzann

Karen said...

What a wonderful journey your on. Your cabin is beyond wonderful. Where can you buy the JEANNE D'arc book?I'd like to know just in case.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I fell in love with your little cottage in the woods and dream of having something like that someday. Thank you for letting a girl daydream in the beauty that you have created.

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I follow you.

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

-Danielle

Karen said...

I'm a follower and read every new post

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sandy,
First, there is absolutely nothing common about you. YOU have a heart of gold and that's the best thing of all the riches in the world. Always has been, always will be.

Good happens to good.

I'd love to enter your Worldwide Giveaway.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I've been following since Cindy introduced me to you.

Yolanda said...

I need it! I want it! I just absolutely adore it! Finger and toes are crossed...

Yolanda said...

This is my second comment as I too am already a follower of your beautiful inspiration...

shabbyloft said...

I am a follower. Thanks, Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

shabbyloft said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks,Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

You're now on my sidebar too!

Sonia said...

Sandy,
You and your story are an inspiration to all of us. I wish you lot more success and happiness. Thank you so much for being you.
I will be posting about your giveaway as soon as I get the chance.
Love and Hugs!!
Sonia
Creating Vintage Charm
Vintage Rose Designs

Sonia said...

I have been a follower and a fan for a while. =)
Hugs!!
Sonia

PJK said...

Absolutely adore your giveaways! I follow your site and love your work. Keep up the great work!!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Congratulations on one fabulous and exciting year!!
Please sign me up for your give-away doll! Looks enchanting!!!!

Sharon Wengel said...

You are one of the reasons I started a blog , and I am having so much fun with it. I love your little cottage, it's what dreems are made of. please put me in your giveaway.
Sharon

Sharon Wengel said...

I am a follower , add me again please .
Sharon

Sharon Wengel said...

Wow , I did it , I managed to add your giveaway thingy to my sidebar, I'm feeling so smart !
Sharon

Patricia said...

Sandy,
You have inspired me so much this year and then been so kind to me. I am a little heartbroken that you post at the library - You of all people deserve your own computer and internet access. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas (I'm looking forward to your Christmas display again!!) with a laptop under your tree. I also wish you a successful New Year with possibly a trip to Canada to see the mountains and go shopping with me!! All the best to you always. Without you I would not have my beautiful room and be slowly stepping into blogland. Great give away - those pink trees!!! Amazing.

christine said...

hi sandy, i love your blog, its such a joy to follow. you inspire us all.. xxx

christine said...

this is my second blog also, i have been following you for ages!! and loving it!!!

christine said...

yaaay... its on my side bar... now i can have 3 bites of the cherry!! :)

Beth ~ Tattered Notions said...
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Beth ~ Tattered Notions said...

What a lovely giveaway!

You have added so much pleasure and excitement to my year by including my graphic contributions in your amazing journey. Thank you Sandy!

XO
Beth

LindaSonia said...

I am already a follower - :) LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

LindaSonia said...

Count me in for the celebration giveaway which is awesomely generous. Blessings on you. LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Trisha said...

I am a follower and a very big fan! You are such an inspiration!

~Trisha

Trisha said...

I would be so pleased if I could win this beautiful, generous giveaway!

~Trisha

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

so pleased for your year of success! blessings...

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I've enjoyed your blog so much and have been a follower since almost the beginning, I think!
Your cottage is enchanting and I have been so happy for all the great things that have been happening for you in this last year!
P.S. I also added the Giveaway button to my sidebar!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I loved the walk through your life for the past year...What a ride! You deserve it all! I would love to win!

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am a loyal follower! Pick me LOL!

Carol

Candylei said...

I can't imagine your pictures ever being dark and grey. They are always so soft, dreamy and beautiful. Also I will add inspiring to all of us female do it yourself-ers. Everything in your giveaway is wonderful!

Candylei

Nancy said...

Sandy, You are so talented and a Inspiration to so many over the past year!! Congratulations on a Wonderful Year!!
Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

The French Bear said...

I love your beautiful cottage...so many dreamy whites!!! Love the magazine!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

The French Bear said...

Oh yes, I am a follower!!!
Margaret B

vintage tickled pink said...

pick me please i love love love the giveaway. i am a follower and will grab your button so enter me x3 thanks diane vintage-tickled-pink

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sandy, I accidently left a comment for the give away on the previous post, so I'll say it again. What a wonderful and blessed year you have had, I'd love to be entered for the give away and thank you so much for joining in each week with VIF!!
xoxo,
Debra

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm a fan AND a follower!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

And I'm putting your give away button on my sidebar. Congratulations again!!
xoxo,
Debra

Brushed By An Angel said...

Sandy, I am so happy for you!! Good things come to good people. I am already a follower, love reading your blog.

Brushed By An Angel said...

A very generous giveaway, congrats on reaching 1000 followers and happy blogaversary.

Deni Dithyrambic said...

What a lovely giveaway. What a feast for the eyes and a lovely escape. Regardless of who gets the prize, may your holidays be full of warmth and joy.

Deni Dithyrambic
lifedithyrambic.blogspot.com

The Tattered Cottage said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway! Please count me in :)

The Tattered Cottage said...

ANd yes Sandy...I am a follower. I Love your blog and your beautiful Streamside Studio. I come by often to visit your enchanted cottage.

The Tattered Cottage said...

I am posting on my side bar also.

beadweaver said...

I love your blog and the give away is fantastic.

Cat & Cricket said...

sandy... where to start... simply amazing...insanely gorgeous EVERYTHING!!!!

I am speechless!
Cricket

Cat & Cricket said...

Sandy.... stunning..beautiful...generous....
following... loving it all!
Cat

Becky C said...

Oh wow, what a giveaway! You are so generous with these goodies. I am not surprised at your speedy success. Your cottage is absolutely stunning, and so magazine worthy. I love coming here and feasting on your photos often. You've been a blessing to me.
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

msmaggie said...

I've been wanting to comment since I first read about you and your Streamside Studio in the NYT. You have become the biggest inspiration to me and a blessing in my life more than you will ever know. I have been creating, little by little, my own little shabby-chic sanctuary and the journey has brought so much joy to my life. Thank you, Sandy. You have touched so many lives. I wish you the happiest and merriest of Christmas and may 2011 be the very best year of all for you and all those you love.

Becky C said...

I am also a follower, for many months now :)
Blessings,
Becky C

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sandy! Oh my what an absolutely enchanting giveaway! I'm sure the winner will be "tickled pink!"

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Angela said...

What a story! I'm so glad happy things are happening for you and that you share them with us. Your posts are gorgeous!!

Angela said...

I've been happily following for quite a while!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*LOVE your blog Sandy!!~*~* Great giveaway my friend!~*~*~* Hugs,Rachel ~*~*

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~Already a follower too!!~*~* Hugs,Rachel~*~*

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Sandy, I love to visit your beautiful blog and love your beautiful cottage in the woods, I believe it is everyone's dream to own a sweet cottage like yours. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Your giveaway is so beautiful, thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful holiday season. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Sandy, I am also a follower of your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing with us. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Sandy I have put your beautiful button about your wonderful giveaway on my sidebar, thanks again for the opportunity to win. Happy Holidays. Terri

stefanie said...

oh, what a beautiful dream come true!!!! I just love happy stories, there are so many sad, that I just treasure when good things happen to people...you deserve all of this!!! take it all in and enjoy every minute!!!! can't wait to see your layout in the books....congrats on one year...and here is to many more!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your milestone and success, Sandy! I'd love to win this wonderful giveaway!

Linda said...

I am a follower, too!

Linda said...

I've posted this on my sidebar, as well!

Amanda said...

Sandy,
I first read about you and your enchanting little cottage when a friend posted the New York Times article on Facebook! I read the article over and over and stared at the beautiful photos all evening! I was thrilled to come across your blog weeks later when we participated in the same link party! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and kind words! Blessings! Amanda - www.onegirlinpink.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I am a follower, for sure!

Amanda said...

I am posting your pretty button to my sidebar!

Megan Chamberlain said...

Congratulations on all the fabulous milestones, you deserve everyone of them. I have been following your blog for a long time and love escaping to your dreamy fantasy studio.
The colours that you use and the ideas that you have are just amazing. With your inspiration I hold onto the hope that one day I will have a home of my own and then there will be no holding me back with decorating. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for sharing it with us.

Megan Chamberlain said...

Second entry to tell you that I am a follower.

Megan Chamberlain said...

Third entry to tell you that I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

Jennifer said...

I think your blog and story was the most intriguing one I've read from this past year. The summary of your year made me teary. What a rollercoaster this has been! I hope you have a joyous holiday season...soaking up every wonderful thing that has transpired. What JOY!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Hi! It's nice to meet you. Giveaway is a great idea! I sign up!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Hi, your story is just so inspirational, wonderful to read, thanks for sharing. Yes please enter me in your delicious giveaway :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

PS I'm already a follower :)

LadyFidza said...

LOVE it! Very beautiful, gorgeous and elegant :)

jazzcarnation@aol.com

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

And I'm follower. Maybe not too long, only one week, but I've read almost all posts!

LadyFidza said...

I'm your new follower on your blog :)
And thank you so much for being so generous!

jazzcarnation@aol.com

LadyFidza said...

I just tweeted the giveaway on twitter as well :)

@LadyFidza
jazzcarnation@aol.com

elsamarianne said...

Congratulations! And I can´t wait to meet you in the Swedish magazine Sköna Hem.
I´d love to join the generous giveaway.
hugs elsamarianne

elsamarianne said...

My second entry:
I´m a follower

Snertne sneller og små nøster said...

Congratulations with all the followers and almost 1 year as a blogger :-) You show us beautiful pictures, and I really enjoy reading your blog. I love what you've done the hunting lodge. Hugs Siv

Snertne sneller og små nøster said...

I am allready a follower :-)

Have a nice day, and keep up the good work ;-)

Hugs Siv

elsamarianne said...

And I´m posting your gorgeous button on my sidebar

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog.. have a view of my blog when free.. http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog...

Debbie said...

Sandy, I shared your blog with my good friends when I first found you. We love chatting about you and your enchanting cottage from time to time ;o) You have a real gift and we are grateful that you share it with us! Recently, we were walking around the lake where my cottage is located, and we found a tiny cottage for sale. I shouted out that I want to buy it for a "girls only" cottage! And of course it would be white ;o) Happy celebration of one year!

Debbie said...

And I'm already a follower.

elsamarianne said...

And finally, I have a post on my blog, that makes it four...
have a nice sunday
hugs elsamarianne

It's me said...

Yes !!! what a great give away.......and almost 1000 followers.......congratulations !! i am so glad i found your blog !! ....and Fifi's and Fiona's !! yes yes all great girls !!.....with amazing blogs !!...what a lovely give away.......I'm not going for the prize Jeanne Christmas book because we sell them !! ....... but all that other fun Christmas stuff!.......it is so lovely !!! and soft pink !!! my color !!........lovely day darling............love you..........Ria....

It's me said...

I follow you a long time !! yes yes yes !!

It's me said...

Their ia a link on my blog for you.....of course......but more important....their is always a link in my heart for you.....such a lovely and kind bloggingfriend you are darling !!!! love love love you Ria......

erin said...

what a wonderful give away...thanks for the opportunity!
love your blog and cottage.
erin

erin said...

i am a follower too!
erin

Mette said...

Dear Sandy,

Your blog is always a joy to read and really beutiful! I am much newer to this blogging world than you, but I agree that it is truly a lovely and giving and sharing environment!

I am delighted to take part in your giveaway and please note me for 2 chances!

Lots of greetings from England!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

WOW! What a fab giveaway!! Please enter me to win your sweet prizes!!

Hugs, Sherry

PS I am so happy for your success and delight in the wonderful things that have happened to you! You are so deserving dear... okay is that Nate adorable or what?? He has the dreamiest eyes, are they mesmerizing in person??

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Yes I'm a follower!! Congrats on 1000, how incredible.

Hugs, Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

And I'm putting your Givaway Button on my sidebar!!

More hugs, Sherry

Fiona Designs said...

This is an absolutely stunning giveaway!!!!

Fiona Designs said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!

Jojo said...

Hi Sandy, I'm one of the readers who has been keeping up with your blog and transformation prior to Cindy's first feature and it's been amazing to see the many blessings that have come your way. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Love your blog! Do count me for your fabulous giveaway! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Here is my second entry as I have been following you happily for a while now.

meleen dupré said...

sandy,

everything is so beautiful!! you provide such inspiration!!
thanks!!

meleen

meleen dupré said...

and i love following your blog!!
happy thanksgiving!!!

meleen

MyHeartsContent said...

Following with joy from the windswept tip of Africa where the two Oceans meet and Christmas is as warm as our African hearts !

MyHeartsContent said...

Following with interest and joy from the windswept tip of Africa where the two Oceans meet and Christmas is as warm as our African hearts !

Mme de Thil said...

Nous aussi nous voulons participer! We also wanna play! Lovely blog, lovely woman "adorable" and lovely giveaway!

Mme de Thil said...

2nd entry: I'm already one of your followers, of course!

Mme de Thil said...

Third entry: I'll put a link on my blog on sidebar

Mme de Thil said...

4th: a link on facebook and in the post of the day!
Wish you a good week end.

Chloé

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sandy,
I am so touched that you would come to visit me! Yes, aren't those horses and the models stunning? I will enter your give away!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am also a follower dearest, right from the beginning I believe, but I better double check...Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy! I love your blog and I follow it everyday just to be inspired by your beautiful work! Greetings from SWEDEN!

Zuzu said...

Dearest Sandy,

What a wonderful, sweet post this is! And what a year you've had!!! :)

I jump with joy whenever I see your blog roll to the top of my blogroll when you've written something new. We are kindred spirits - I live in a tiny cottage in the woods, and I'm a pauper as far as money goes, but like you I feel rich in so many other ways. How could anyone ever feel poor when everyday we are surrounded by beauty and friendship?

Someday when I am able, I hope to finish my little cottage as beautifully as you have yours. And I can't wait to see your book!!! :)

Wishing you continued joy and happiness!

Hugs,
Zuzu

Zuzu said...

Oh - and although I've been 'following' your blog via my blogroll for as long as I can remember, I just officially joined as a 'Follower' too! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

frances said...

Hi Sandy, I am entering your contest as well. I love the pictures and the items you are giving away. You inspire other with your charm and beauty keep up the good work and now that your family loves you. My mom your Great Auntie wanted me to tell you good luck in whatever you want to accomplish and she loves you too. I will keep on writing so I can enter more. Love you and be safe.

time-worn interiors said...

You have had a whirlwind year! But a good whirlwind! Couldn't happen to a sweeter person! Good luck with your book!
Theresa
aka:TOT

time-worn interiors said...

I have been a follower for a long time!
Theresa
aka:TOT

A Cottage Muse said...

You are living proof that dreams do come true and good things come to those who wait!

Thank you for inspiring me every day to keeping reaching for the stars by doing what I love!

Congratulations on all your achievements! Sounds like your home will be very thankful this Thanksgiving!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh...and I am already a follower!

Belle Brocante design said...

I came here trough another Blog lady, How come I never visit you! Where was I?!:) Love to participate in your contest and put a banner on the rightside too!

Kind regards,
Annemiek (The Netherlands)

Alyssabeth's said...

Beautiful,shades of white Christmas! So romantic, I love it all!

Alyssabeth's said...

I'm a follower on RSS feed and facebook.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandy,
I loved reading your story!

Carolyn

Carolyn said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!

Carolyn

Stine said...

Wow, what a beautiful gift! Sure I'm in!

Love, Stine

Stine said...

...and I am following you too!
Hugs!

helle said...

Wonderful Christmas Give Away Sandy, I´d love to participate!
You are so inspiring and kind and I just love visiting your blog!

Your announcement will be on my sidebar!

Warmest greetings

Helle

Elyse said...

hi sandy,

i really enjoyed reading your story. it's all very amazing. i find that blogging has lead to many surprising adventures myself -- including my own visit from the truly fabulous fifi.

life can be such a juxtaposition. somehow i felt a connection by reading that your husband is unemployed. mine, too. thank you for putting that out there.

warmest and happiest congrats to you on everything. writing a craft book is on my wish list so to hear about you writing one is very encouraging. the magic of blogland ...

oh, and i would LOVE to be entered in your dreamy giveaway.

rock on!

xo
elyse

Elyse said...

your blog is so pretty
your blog is so nice
i am a follower
please enter me twice

xo
elyse

Violet said...

What lovely things to give away! And how delightful all that has happened because of your wonderful tiny cottage! You created such beauty from it and all on a tight budget, which makes it even more amazing!!!
~ Violet

Violet said...

Oh, and I am already a delighted follower!
~ Violet

Terri said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I enjoy your blog so much. It is simply beautiful! I would love to be included in the giveaway. terriklugh@gmail.com

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

I picked inforamtin on my bolg

http://bolichoniespi.blogspot.com

That's third thing to chance! :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh I am already a follower and enjoy the inspiration I receive when I visit here and I watched you on TV and enjoyed itall again athough I had viewed your home in magazines and on your posts... Oh my gosh.. your give-a-way is very generous and oh so very lovely and it would look wonderful with the decorations I have... I know all would love to win and someone will so may I just say thank you for your lovly creations and being a very lovely lady... Blessings and best wishes....

Terri said...

For the second entry- I am a follower of your wonderful blog.
terriklugh@gmail.com

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Please enter me in your wonderful give away!! Thank You!
-Kim :)

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Just letting you know that I am already a follower!!
-Kim :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy !! I'm from Italy and I thank you for giving to your intenational readers the opportunity to win your first giveaway. Let me say how much I love your style and your blog is one of my favourites!
lot of big hugs and have a very merry christmas.
stefania

Evelyn said...

Please enter my name to this fabulous giveaway!!

I believe I came across your site via My Romantic Home. I was in awe!! I remember looking for my daughter all over the house to have her come and take a look at what a beautiful site I had found!!

Thank you for the inspiration.

xox,Evelyn

Evelyn said...

Ms Sandy

I am a follower of your blog!!

thank you Evelyn

C Pohl said...

I love, love your blog...thank you
C

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sandy, congratulations on reaching a year of blogging and 1,000 followers! What a milestone! You have definitely contributed sooo much fabulous inspiration for all of us bloggers... thank you!
What a generous and beautiful giveaway you're having! Thanks for the chance to win!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I am a follower of your beautiful blog... of course! ~ Jo :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I will add your giveaway to my sidebar... thanks again for all of your fabulous inspiration!! ~ Jo :)

luluslovlies said...

What a beautiful blog and giveaway, I'm a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway, I found you on another blog from one of my followers, I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar so now I have 3 chances. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs Marilou

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway you are enticing us with. Please enter my number.

Libbie said...

What an amazing giveaway! All the beautiful treasures!!! & I can imagine spending a LOOOOOOng time lookung through the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win! I just happened to pop by on my first visit & I would become a follower even without the prize chances :) Your blog is just beautiful!!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am already a follower of yours. Connie

Eva said...

Hi Sandy!
WOW! It's so very generous Giveaway!
I love it!!!
Eva

Eva said...

Second entry: I am already a follower :)
Eva

Eva said...

Third entry: I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar :)
Eva

Eva said...

Fourth entry: I write a blog post here http://lecosedieva.blogspot.com/2010/11/il-giveaway-di-my-shabby-streamside.html
I just hope you understand all right :)

Kiss
Eva

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sandy I love everything in this giveaway! You are so generous and lovely! Its all so luscious.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is my second entry to let you know that I am already a follower of yours!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sandy I am posting your button my sidebar for my third entry chance!! Super excited about your silvery pinky glorious giveaway.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great giveaway, Sandy. For my first entry, my comment is that my favorite thing is this giveaway are the little bottlebrush trees! Thanks for this opportunity.
Best regards,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Here's my second entry: Yes, I am a Follower of yours, for a while now. Thanks again for the opportunity.
Best,
Gloria

Susi said...

Hola Sandy, me he enamorado de tu blog , es fantastica tu estetica, muchas felicidades , he puesto un enlace en mi blog, no se como hacerme seguidora del tuyo, lo lamento, espero me incluyas en el sorteo de tus regalos, ojala me toquen, besos.

Whimsey Creations said...

Girlfriend - I think it's about time you picked your jaw up off the floor permanently! LOL You have just the right touch of talent on your projects. And what a generous giveaway! Thanks and hugs!

Whimsey Creations said...

I'm a follower too!

Whimsey Creations said...

And I'm going to go and put your giveaway button on my blog.

Mary said...

Discovered your blog today through "French Charming". Yes! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Angie B said...

Grazie a questo giveaway ho scoperto un bellissimo blog!! Certo che partecipo con molto piacere..
Un bacino da Angie

Angie B said...

Ciao, ho messo la foto del giveaway sul mio blog con il tuo link..
Un bacino da Angie

Raffaella said...

I didn't know yuo, but now I am your follower too... A very generous giveway.. I hope to win!!!
Raffaella
http://www.melogranoantico.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you decided to blog - it has been a joy spending time on your site viewing your delicious little cabin. I would so love to enter your giveaway!
God Bless,
Kathy

Kathy said...

Of course! I am a very happy follower,
Kathy

Kathy said...

I have placed your giveaway button on my sidebar,
Kathy

vintagejunker said...

I just LOVE your adorable cottage and all of your fabulous inspiration! I too,love everything white! I have forwarded your blog onto many because I enjoy it so much. My daughter and I are going to make tissue flowers next! Thanks for forwarding your creativity onto us followers as often as you do! I am an avid follower and am always awaiting your next post!

Hugs, Carolyn

GardenDesigner said...

I love to visit here and see such inspiration that is actually calming to me!!

Congrats on a wonderful year!!

RhinestoneContessa.com

GardenDesigner said...

I am a follower too! ....{smiles!}

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