Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Worldwide Annual Holiday Giveaway 2011: Books & Ballet










I offer my second 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 without further ado this year I’m doing “Books & Ballet”.

My December post will be tips & tricks on 'A Shabby Pink Nutcracker Ballet Holiday' in celebration of my first paid magazine article! 

So, the winner (international entries welcome) will receive: 







The vintage ballet slippers I used in the magazine.














(already sold out at many U.S. vendors).







courtesy of Little Cottage Shoppe.



...and 2 $20 gift cards for Shutterfly 
to make photo cards and the like.





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 blog or sidebar as well.










To quadruple your chances, write a blog post.  Additional posts on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites count as individual entries as well. 

International entries are welcome.

The winner will be selected by an online random number generator 13 December 2011 and contacted by email.

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.  



Don’t have a blog?  Write a comment and leave an email address so I can contact you.   Questions?   Email me.






Until next time, stay shabby!



Sharing with:


White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine's Corner

Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home

Feathered Nest Friday at The French Country Cottage

Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound













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Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sandy,

Congrats for your FIRST PAID magazine article! You may feel very proud of such achievement.
Have a great week and lots of love to all of you,

Mariette

Blessed Serendipity said...

Congratulations on your published article. What a beautiful giveaway. Please enter me.

Danielle

Blessed Serendipity said...

I already follow you.

Danielle

pvanasdlen said...

I love your blog! Congrats on your article,you're very talented!

pvanasdlen said...

I have just recently been following your blog,my parents live in N.Y. I love your pics,makes me home sick!

Katty's cosy cove said...

What a beautiful give-away! Please enter me. Hugs and blessings always.

Katty's cosy cove said...

I'm a happy follower. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations! I'm a happy follower!

Carol

robinita said...

I love your magical cottage!

robinita said...

P.S. I follow you!

Karen said...

Congratulations on your first paid article, that is wonderful!

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Coffee Fairy said...

Hi Sandy - I used to dance ballet and want to get back into it as an adult. Congratulations on all your successes! I saw the video on holiday decor tips - very cool!

Coffee Fairy said...

P.S. I am also following you already and wrote a blog post that included your URL some time ago, if that helps me any! :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Congratulations on your article!! So exiting!! What a wonderful giveaway! I adore you dreamy blog and streamside studio!
Michelle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

p.s. I'm already a follower! :)

saltbox treasures said...

Love this giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity!! Count me in!
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

Your blog is lovely! I'm already a follower.
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

Your giveaway is now posted on my sidebar! Thanks so much!! Love this giveaway!!!
~ Julie

Facts and Fairytales said...

What an amazing giveway!!! Congratulations on your publication, that must be a fantastic feeling!! I think I would read it over and over again, to see yourself in print, awesome!!

Brigitta

Facts and Fairytales said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower :-)

Brigitta

Anonymous said...

Wow- I'm already a follower and I love and admire your home and you so much! I hope I am entered in your unreal wonderful giveaway!! ,-Valery

Anonymous said...

Sandy - where do I find your xmas decorating tips that people are talking about? Thanks ahead-,Valery

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I think you should have been paid for many articles by now--I always pick up magazines if you are in them! Please enter me in your giveaway. So sweet of you!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Leaving a second message since I am already a follower! :)

SvenskaBlomsterbloggar said...

Oh wow I'd LOVE to win! ;)
Hugs Emelie

SvenskaBlomsterbloggar said...

I'm already a follower.
//Emelie

SvenskaBlomsterbloggar said...

And I post it on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001563062883

//Emelie

Sandra said...

I love your blog it is so inspirational....Thank You so much .... Please enter me in the giveaway !! Peace ...

Beth said...

I love to visit your blog and have just become an official follower. You are very talented and I admire all of your beautiful posts and inspiration.

My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Merry Christmas,
Beth

Beth said...

I would love to be entered in your lovely giveaway. Thank you for providing this opportunity.

My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com.

Blessings to you,
Beth

Gail at Gail-Friends said...

Yes, please enter me in this wonderful give-away. Congratulations on your magazine article.

Blessings to you and yours,

Gail

Willnnabel said...

Ooooh yes! Love it all and your blog! Congratulations and thank yoou for this chance :)

Willnnabel said...

I have been a follower!!!

Gail at Gail-Friends said...

I am already one of your followers and enjoy your blog very much. Please enter me in the drawing.

Blessings,

Gail

Anneke said...

This is a beautiful giveaway!!
Please enter me to.
greets Anneke, from Holland.

Anneke said...

I already follow You!
Anneke.

Anneke said...

Your Giveaway is now posted on my sidebar.
Anneke.

laura venosa said...

I say the best thing about you is your beautiful heart...It comes though in big rays! It is very inspiring when great things happen to good people like you. Have a beautiful Holiday season.I am a follower. xo Laura

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oooh lala! I want to win!! I want these books and slippers!! Ok, I also love your header~

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog too!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am posting this giveaway on my sidebar Sandy!!

Sandi said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway!! Thank you for the opportunity!!
Blessings~

Maria said...

I love this giveaway, thank you!

Sandi said...

I am already a follower of your beautiful blog!!
Blessings~

Maria said...

I follow you on facebook!

Sandi said...

Just put your giveaway button on my blog sidebar also!!
Thank you!

Sandi said...

I posted it on facebook as well!! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness I love this giveaway xo ( have you entered mine yet?) xo

Katherines Corner said...

I am a happy follower :-)

Katherines Corner said...

I added your giveaway to my giveaway page :-)

Vintage Barn Market said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway and Congratulations on your first paid magazine article!!

Vintage Barn Market said...

Please count me in again, I have been a follower!

Vintage Barn Market said...

I published your giveaway on Facebook, so count me in a third time..thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I am an email follower! Have a great day! MaryC merrymntnmom@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, yet! MaryC merrymntnmom@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Sandy, Your sense of the beautiful romantic is astounding-I just love the eye candy, and am very happy that you get to live in such a beautiful place! MaryC merrymntnmom@yahoo.com

Pity said...

Felicidades por su articulo. Cuenta conmigo para el sorteo.

Besos

Pity said...

Ya era seguidora de su blog.

Besos

Pity said...

He publicado el sorteo en la barra lateral de mi blog.

Besos

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your emails and blogs-the pictures are so inspiring to me --the ballet slippers are divine! (sigh) my dream is to meet you one day! I am thankful for technology that keeps us in contact.....I believe in miracles~~~~thank you Sandy for being beautiful you, inside and out. It's the little things that matter most and you my sweet make this world all the much "shabbier" the better! Marianne

Ironstone and Pine said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I just love your little studio, especially all done up in it's Christmas trimmings, adorable!!

deborah said...

Congrats on your latest accomplishment of being published and I am so NoT surprised! I am a follower and admirer of your beautiful blog. I have also added the giveaway to my side bar on both of my blogs.
As always it's good to stop by and visit!
xo deborah

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Dawn said...

Congratulations, and well deserved, what a fab giveaway! X

Dawn said...

I follow too!

A. Marica said...

SANDY
I really do not belive........... I find you in the web, i read you in the PASSIONE DECO blog,
and I really can't belive that is really YOU!!!
I "met" you in the first number I bought of CASA ROMANTICA and every time I read it, it's impossible for me to not think of you.
And now that I've found you I'm not able to tell you anything of what I thought about you
and all pictures in the magazine.
I'm so happy now.
Bye bye and have a nice day!

A.Marica Noferi
http://myshabbydream.blogspot.com

P.s. did you get your story published in the magazine?! If not please contact me and I will let you have a.s.a.p.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

oh my , what a fantastic giveaway!
Oh please enter me too- I love to visit here!

Karen

Sandi said...

Congrats. I so love the ballet slippers.

Wish me luck.

Sandi said...

Am a follower

A. Marica said...

Done
I'm your new follower!!! :))

A.Marica

Jensdreamdecor said...

Hello, I'm a follower, on twitter too. I've added your blog to my FB fan page!!

thanks and congratulations!

A. Marica said...

Done,
I put right now your giveaway button as a picture in my blog.

Kisses

A.Marica

http:myshabbydream.blogspot.com

jude1 said...

Congrats on your article.

Merlin said...

Those "darling ballet slippers" really were the first thing I noticed when reading your blog! Oh, my...now I have visions of sugar plums (and ballet slippers) dancing in my head...franki fmparde@gmail.com

The Old Maid said...

Oh pease count me in your fabulous give-away too:)

The Old Maid said...

And yes I am one of your Followers:)

jude1 said...

I'm already a follower and love every minute.

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, lots of entries all ready but how fortunate the lucky winner will be!

Congratulations on the magazine article!!!

Victoria said...

I am a follower of yours:)

Victoria said...

I just added your giveaway to my sidebar:)

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Sandy, your studio is my dream come true. One day...I can only hope!

I would love to enter your giveaway!

xoxo
Deborah in NC

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I'm already a follower of your beautiful blog.

xo
Deborah in NC

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

xo
Deborah in NC

Rhonda said...

I'm so excited right now I can't type! I'm adding this to my sidebar cuz I love you and your blog so much!

Stayin' Shabby! xo Rhonda

Rhonda said...

I already follow you, Rhonda

Trisha said...

How exciting for you and for the lucky winner! Hope it's me! =o)

~Trisha

Trisha said...

I am a very happy follower who is always in awe!

~Trisha

Jo Ann said...

I'm a follower via email...love it!

Jo Ann said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Trisha said...

I have added your lovely giveaway to my sidebar!

~Trisha

pam in oregon said...

Congratulations on your published article. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

pam in oregon said...

I am a new follower of your lovely blog.

suburban prep said...

So stunning. What a beautiful giveaway. I was a ballet dancer for about 18 years.

suburban prep said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

pam in oregon said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook.

Priscilla said...

Congratulations
Would LOVE to win.

Priscilla said...

I'm a follower and have been for some time.

Priscilla said...

I've posted your giveaway on my blog

Julie L. Light said...

What fabulous giveaway!!!! Thank you!

Julie L. Light said...

I follow your blog :-)

Lisa Gatz said...

Sandy...you are one of my favorite all-time stylists! I follow your blog. (I already did on RSS but did it through google reader too.

Lisa Gatz said...

Oh yeah, here's my "comment" entry. I want a streamside cottage someday.

Lisa Gatz said...

I have a button in my sidebar at my blog www.lisagatz.blogspot.com

Lisa Gatz said...

I put a link on my FB to your post. :-)

It's me said...

Congratulatiions darling !! i am so glad for you......please count me in for that Rachel book.....the others we sell in our shop....but a book from Rachel is on my christmas list.....love love from me....xxx... ......♥.. ♥... ♥....

It's me said...

I have a link on my blog for you....but more important you are in my heart.....love ........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Lady Pamela said...

I tried to save the giveaway for someone else by purchasing the Christmas magazine myself, but it is already sold out! so I will put my name in the entry. I have been a follower for a long time and appreciate the beauty that you bring to the world. Thank you so very much.

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

What an incredible giveaway! I would be thrilled to win it! Thank you for this lovely opportunity! :-)

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I am a grateful follower of your blog! :-)

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I have added your giveaway button on my sidebar! www.plushpussycat.com

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway under the handle "plushpussycat" ! :-)

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I just posted your giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/plushpcat

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I just blogged about your giveaway here: http://www.plushpussycat.com/2011/11/shabby-chic-giveaway.html

La La's Land said...

A super giveaway! I posted it on my facebook page.

La La's Land said...

I follow you already and I'm so excited about your beautiful giveaway! Happy Christmas.

La La's Land said...

My friends know about your giveaway on my facebook page.

Patricia O'Neal said...

My friend, Lisa, directed me to your website. I never fail to be amazed at what I find, and again, I love everything I see. A First Paid Magazine Article--how exciting! Please enter me in your giveaway. It is a terrific idea.
Patricia

Vicki said...

Congratulations, Sandy! You're a paid author; just think of it. Isn't it great to have more than one "identity." Helps us thru the day job! I luv, luv, luv your blog. When I pull up your page and see those wonderful white Christmas scenes, it just does something to me...it makes me smile on the inside. And I've become crazy over ballet slippers. There is nothing like that satiny ballet pink...maybe the inside of a conch shell you find on a Caribbean beach.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you decorate for Christmas. I know it's tremendous work...I figure you must have some way you keep warm in that tiny studio...but you're a singular stylist and it's so fun to see what you'll be feasting our eyes with so, until then, congrats again on staying shabby, both in print and at home!

à la parisienne said...

Oh, my! This give away is quite generous and delicious!

Congratulations on your first published article-no doubt you have earned each dollar!

Mandy

à la parisienne said...

I'm a faithful follower!

Mandy

à la parisienne said...

I have added your giveaway button to my sidebar!

Mandy

Eddan said...

Congratulations on your article!
I also want to enter the nice giveaway :-)!

Anette

Eddan said...

I'm already a follower of the blog!

Anette

Eddan said...

I have linked to the giveaway in my blog (the left sidebar).

Anette

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandy,
I hope that is the first paid publication of many!
I love this giveaway.

Carolyn

Carolyn said...

I am a follower also!

Carolyn

Carolyn said...

I will put the giveaway on my sidebar too.

Carolyn

Amanda said...

Sandy,
Congratulations on your paid magazine article! I can't wait to read it!!! This giveaway gave me tickled pink goosebumps! What a treasure trove!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Amanda said...

I am a delighted follower :)
Amanda

Amanda said...

Your beautiful button is on my sidebar!
Thanks!
Amanda

LizlovesVintage said...

Bravo, Sandy!!
Please enter me. I'm a follower ;)
xxx Liz

okcamp said...

Congratulations on your article! Great giveaway.

okcamp said...

I'm a follower!

okcamp said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar. Good luck everyone!

Recycled Rita said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Congratulations on your published work! karen...

Marie Arden said...

I love all the give away items. And I love the shots of your pretty white tree. Someday I will do one all in white when I have a little cottage by the beach.
Hope 2012 is wonderful for you and congratulations on your fee for writing! More will follow after that I am sure.

Marie Arden said...

I am also a long time follower! Have a Pink day!

Candylei said...

You are so generous to offer these lovelies!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So happy for you. Congrats, Sandy!
What a wonderful Christmas gift for you.

Please enter me for this giveaway too, it's a wonderful one!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I follow you (of course ;)
xoxo

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Posting on my FB biz page for My Petite Maison.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

My FB biz page linked to Twitter. Tweet sent out too!
(that's it from me ;)
xoxo

Violets Are Blue said...

Hi Sandy ~ no sensible woman could resist such a giveaway! Sign me up please. Thanks, Patty/BC

Violets Are Blue said...

Hi Sandy ~ Wow, a PAID magazine article. Big Congratulations to YOU! I can only dream of such an achievement.

I'm a follower too so please enter me again for the lovely giveaway!

Thanks, again. Patty/BC

Jennelise said...

What an incredible giveaway! Congrats on your publication!
Jennelise

Jennelise said...

I am already a follower of your gorgeous blog!
Jennelise

Barbara Jean said...

Congratulations!! and thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

Please enter my name

blessings
barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

I am already a follower!!

blessings again

barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

WOO HOO! DID A POST ON MOST AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

BLESSINGS AND SMILES

BARBARA JEAN

Inês Paiva Raposo said...

Congratulations on your published article. What a beautiful giveaway. Please count me in.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Kisses
Inês

Ludmila said...

Hi, Sandy. My name is Ludmila and I live in Ukraine. I would like to participate in the giveaway!

Ludmila said...

I am your follower.

Ludmila said...

My post about a giveaway http://myworldofmini.blogspot.com/2011/12/worldwide-annual-holiday-giveaway-2011.html

Ludmila said...

And the link in the right pane http://myworldofmini.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
Ludmila

Caroline said...

Sandy I love, love your giveaway!! I haven't gotten Rachels' new book yet, haven't seen it on the bookshelves here yet where i live. Please add me to your giveaway.

Caroline said...

I am already one of your faithful followers!!

Caroline said...

You will find your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful giveaway Sandy!!! I would LOVE to be entered!!! Thank you so much for your generosity...hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

I am now a follower as well!!! xxoo, Dawn

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Congratulations, what a beautiful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! Have a wonderful week. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I am also a follower to your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

I am putting your button on my sidebar. Thank you so much. Terri

Fete et Fleur said...

Your Christmas header is delightful! The perfect winter wonderland. Congratulations on your article! Your giveaway is the essence of Christmas spirit.

Thank you!
Nancy

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats Sandy!
What a beautiful celebratory giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

A Cottage Muse said...

I am a happy follower!

pballard said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am a follower. Thanks so much.

pballard said...

This is such an exciting giveaway. I have been wanting this book. Would love a signed copy!

pballard said...

Blogged this wonderful giveaway!

Sonia said...

Oh Sandy, Your blog looks amazing and festive. Its always a treat to visit. And the giveaway is very generous. I would love the chance to win all the goodies, especially the slippers.

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

Hugs!! xox
Sonia

Sonia said...

I am a follower, here and FB =)

Sonia

Sonia said...

Just posted a shout out on FB. I really want those slippers now... lol.

Hugs!!
Sonia

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness this looks so wonderful! Your header looks divine by the way!
xoxo
Olivia

Wanda said...

What a wonderful giveaway... But just looking at your blog and your pictures is a treat itself... I love the video of your beautiful place and will like to thank you for all the inspiration that you have given me...
best regards,
Wanda

Wanda said...

I'm a loyal follower od your blog!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This a most wonderful amazing giveaway! And congratulations on your firt published article!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I'm already a follower. I know 'cause all your new posts
show up on my blog roll on my blog and the inner blog roll.

Ginger said...

Congrats dear girl on your Mag. article! How heavenly to be given the chance to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
Ginger
holtfarm@gmail.com

Ginger said...

Just joined you as a new follower by email! Thanks hon! :)
Ginger
holtfarm@gmail.com

Jennifer Colvin-Allen said...

Congrats on your article. Please enter me in the dreamy giveaway!

Jennifer Colvin-Allen said...

I am following your beautiful blog.

Jennifer Colvin-Allen said...

I did a giveaway post :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congratulations on your article. That is such awesome news. You totally deserve it. This is a wonderful giveaway. I would love for you to share your awesome news and giveaway at our newly launched blog linky party. Hope you can join us!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am one of your newest followers, which actually surprised me. I could have sworn I was already a follower.

Paula

Ivy and Elephants said...

I already liked you on Facebook so I shared link for your Giveaway on my Facebook.

Paula

Anonymous said...

Congrats!Sandy!
Evelyn
epintor@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Following! happily!!!
evelyn
epintor@cox.net

d huneger said...

I LOVE your blog. It is warm, friendly and inviting...
diane

diane said...

I became a follower!!!

diane

diane said...

I subscribed on FB!!!!

diane

Mary Ellen said...

Oh you must be so excited to get paid for your article!! Congratulations!!!

Mary Ellen said...

I would love to have my name in the hat for your giveaway! I have been a longtime happy follower of yours!

bee blessed
mary

CrystalRose said...

Hi Sandy discovered you on Romantic Homes Magazine fb page. Your blog is so lovely I just had to join and throw my hat in the ring for the wonderful give away you're having!

CrystalRose said...

shared on my fb personal page!

CrystalRose said...

shared on fb biz page!

CrystalRose said...

tweeted too!

CrystalRose said...

Sadly I don't time to blog at his point in my life..one day though! Here's my email address, crystalsrosecottagechic@gmail.com
Best Blessings:)

Grace InAZ said...

Congratulations on your first paid article! How exciting!
I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

Gray Branches said...

you are an inspiration to many.. loving the giveaway!!

Gray Branches said...

although I have followed u for sometime I now offically follow u!

Debbie

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