The Amazing Cottage Give-Away
~Cottage charm ..... flea market furniture, painted floors, soft fabrics, gentle color schemes, retro finds, old fashioned flowers, light and airy, old trunks as coffee tables..... easy living and no rules of right and wrong~
The 5th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway has now officially begun! Bigger and certainly grander than the royal wedding of William and Kate :), this special annual event, will run until May 29th, 2011. This is a multi-blog, month long event beginning Sunday, May 1st where bloggers give away, on their blogs, items they feel exhibit "Cottage Charm". Anyone can join at any point in May before the 29th. On May 29th, all participating bloggers will announce their winners and post it to their blogs. An ongoing list of ALL the giveaways and participating bloggers is maintained by our fabulous hostess Kim at her fabulous blog, Twice Remembered during the entire month of May.
The list grows and grows the whole month of May as bloggers add their Cottage Charm Giveaway to their blogs. So you'll want to keep checking back each day for new give-aways!
According to the posted rules, I am supposed to tell you how to enter this give-away. Just leave a comment so I know you were here and if you are posting as anonymous you must leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win. And I would love it if you would sign up and choose to follow my blog. :) Tell me in the same comment that you have signed up to follow, so I can count you twice. And all comments must be on this post to qualify so my feeble mind can keep up. No international this time as the package will be quite heavy. So.....there you have it, ........ easy peasy. Now go follow and check out all the other wonderful give-aways right here.
Now what am I giving away? :)
How about some tall, dark, and handsome to start your day off? hmmmmm?? Joe knows it is good to share and will start your day off with a kick. Joe comes from good stock.....from the best growers in the world. Start your day with a fabulous cup of this coffee. (now don't you feel foolish for thinking something else?) :)
After that early morning meet up with Joe, it's time to hop in the shower. Included in my cottage give-away is une barre de savon affine par triple broyage a base de legumes, emballee dans une belle boite de souvenir. (pink French soap in a beautiful box) Oh my!
I know most of you love vintage as much as I do. ..... And monograms and old tattered leather and burnished gold gilt and shabby goodness and worn vanilla tatted lace and the gorgeous patina of ancient ephemera that only time can give. On my recent day at the auction, I discovered these fabulous 1920's books in a beat up box, hidden under some old clothes. No one but me (I think) discovered this and I was the lucky recipient of these gorgeous old pieces....two of which will be yours. Won't they be gorgeous in a vignette in your home?
And near and dear to my heart, I am also including a real authentic bird's nest, collected from the grounds of our farmette. Bobby G. picks these up as he is cutting the grass and always presents them to me as a precious gift, which it is! This dear perfectly made nest would be so sweet under a cloche next to those old books. :) Bringing nature inside is so much a part of cottage living. Discarded nest, feathers, moss.....they all add so much organic texture and interest. So I would also like to include a real honeycomb, sweet as can be and so unusual. This piece is just beautiful showing such perfection in those hexagonal cells. This colony of bees decided to build under my neighbor's decking and when it was removed last Fall, she immediately called me, knowing how much I would love it. I hope you will too!
The day has been very busy and it's time for dinner. You are cooking a sumptious dinner tonight aren't you? I thought so. And I know I am invited. Add a touch of elegance to your dinner table with this fabulous ornate silver menu holder.
The day is winding down and you are tired. Retire to your boudoir, light your beautiful and very elegant new white pear "Gardeners Eden" candle and relax.
And while no one's looking, pull out these Belgian chocolate drenched oreo cookies you are hiding and savor the moment. Pure yummy perfection! And the end to a beautiful day.
So there you have my give-away.....vintage, white candles, chocolates, pink and silver...what's not to love? And don't forget the tall, dark, and handsome Joe. So follow if you don't already and leave a comment. :)
Today I am combining my Pink Saturday post with the cottage give-away announcement. Lots of cottage charm here for the give-away and lots of beautiful pinks at Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly and Kim for hosting these fabulous parties. ~~~~~ All of April has been so wet that most of the yard and garage sales out here were canceled and THEY have ALL been scheduled for this Saturday. Can't wait to get going so I'll see you on Sunday. And as always..... xoxoxoxoxo