Sharing the Love and Passing It On

Where is everybody? Did everyone get so caught up on Twitter and Facebook that blogging is going by the wayside? I hope not. As for me, I still love blogging. I have tried leaving my snippets on Twitter and commenting on Facebook but my heart is still in blogging. You don't need to "find" me to visit me here. No m'am.....not at all! And with that, let's get on with business here at The Vintage Nest for I have a sweet for you today. :)

I won a give-away a week or so ago and in no time at all it was at my doorstep. Lickity split, just like that, all the way from Ireland. Opening it up was so much fun......out spilling a riot of ice cream and cupcake colors. It was like opening up a candy store in a box. Ms. Margie, at Margie's Crafts blog, decided to have a give-away just because she wanted to celebrate all the joy, friendship and love she has received through her blog. I love that and wish to pass that joy on to someone else with my own GIVE-AWAY today. But first you have to read the rest of this blog.... no scrolling down now! .... (grin). Margie had included some hand made favors that she had made for her daughter's wedding in France....sweet little pieces of confection crafted from vintage items and Cath Kidston fabric. She also included a hand made book cover made by hers truly too. I have to tell you I feel so special as I have never had a beautiful book cover for my reading materials. An apple green stars Cath Kidston oil cloth tote bag, a pretty tea cloth and a fabulous CK mug rounded out this collection. Annnnnnd it was all wrapped up in the prettiest CK wrapping too. I have a feeling that pretty wrapping will work it's way into one of my crafted items down the road. Thank you Margie for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Margie also bestowed upon me, to my pleasure, the "Premio Meme and One Lovely Blog Award". Whew....that's a mouth full. With the acceptance of this award I am supposed to tell 7 things about my personality or me. I haven't done a meme in a long, long time so here goes:

1. I don't like subways or public transportation.
2. I refuse to wait in line to get a table at a restaurant, preferring to leave and go somewhere else.
3. Even though vintage and antique is my love, one of the favorite pieces in my home is a steel modern chair.
4. I love squeaky floors and screen doors.
5. One of my favorite sites is a huge, huge American flag on the road into town.
6. I have never used an ATM machine.
7. I have fallen in love with a new flavor of ice cream this summer called Birthday Cake.

I won't pass this on to 7 people like I am supposed to but will let any one who wants to take this award and run with it do so. We would love to hear 7 things about each and every one of you. (I can hear your collective sighs of relief now. :)

Premio Meme and One Lovely Blog Award

I think I must have been a real good girl lately as I also won another give-away just yesterday. What fun! Erin, at the FairieMoon blog did a 100th post Blog-o-rific party and I won one of her cherry pit dolls....yes...I said cherry pit dolls. She makes these adorable creatures out of cherry pits and hand carves the bodies. Aren't they amazing? She sells them in her etsy shop. Thank you Erin for including me in your wonderful give-away. From this:

She makes this:

And now to pass on Margie's "Sharing the Love" give-away. I am happy to give to "you" this fabulous jumbo tote by Two's Company. From their "Cupcakes & Cartwheels" sweet and whimsical collection. This is a fabulous take along shopping and grocery bag tote and it also comes with a smaller insulated thermal tote too (for those cold items) or your lunch. And on the larger tote there is a big inside zippered pocket. Charming bag to use on a picnic too. You will love this. And of course you know since it's coming from The Vintage Nest, it has to have a bird on it. And what a bird...he's a very Frenchy red polka dotted bird and there are roses too. yeahhhhh....roses! If you don't have a blog...that's okay....just make sure I have some way of contacting you to get your address if you win. On my last give-away some lovely people entered but didn't give me any way to contact them. Give-away starts now! On your mark...get set...GO! Okay...just playing! I will draw the winner next Tuesday, July 28th and post the winner on the 29th.

Have a great and sweet week everyone and I'll see you for Pink Saturday!


Lisa said...

You are one lucky girl missy! What a lovely deserving soul for all of it! Those dolls are the cutest, most original thing I have seen in long time. Have a wonderful week.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Absolutely adorable giveaway!!!

I may try the meme award...will see. I did the same a while back - invited anyone to pick one up and run with it. Not sure anyone did.

I'm with you on blogging. No Facebook or Twitter here. I think the biggest thing now preventing blogging/slowing blogging is summer - and people are vacationing, etc., trying to squeeze it all in before school starts again. :-)

Judy said...

Lovely gifts Lynn. The dolls are amazing. I'll never look the same way at a cherry pit again. Hope you great rest of the week. Hugs.

Connie said...

I'm here, sugar, and haven't forgotten you! I love blogging better than anything else.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I'm still here blogging although it's been awhile since visiting fellow bloggers. I don't know how to twitter and I'm only on Facebook because our church has a page. Don't flickr much either. Surprised they don't cancel my account! Hope to hear from you!

Dawn Marie said...

I joined Twitter,and decided I'm not up to learning another thing. I joined Facebook and while its not as daunting to me as Twitter, I havent done much there either. Blogging is more personal it seems to be, and appears we can do more..i may be wrong. I wont leave blogging either.

Your gifts are beautiful-those colors i find so soothing.

Your giveaway is beautiful and please enter me!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Congrads on winning the giveaways and the award.

Dana and Daisy said...

people will think it is rigges if I win another of your great giveaways, but I can't help myself! I MUST win this one! Please please please! (power of positive suggestions! lol!)

also, you are on facebook? I have to try to find you. I'm on as Dana Barrett Jones. If you want to keep up that way, I;d be happy to befriend you. I think most of my friends have me hidden anyway, as I talk too much I've been told. Maybe blogging is better for me too then! lol!

fairiemoon said...

Oh Lynn,
What fun! You are really too sweet! But it IS so much fun seeing my little sweeties on your blog! You have indeed been one lucky girl!
Erin :)


trash talk said...

I don't facebook or twitter. Blogging is enough of a challenge for my poor old mind. I think everyone has left for the beach. I know I would if I could!
You made out like a bandit. Everything is just beautiful.
P.S. Cat Daddy refuses to wait in a line as well.

Sue said...

Lynn, I only joined Facebook last week so I could re-connect w/some old school friends. I don't really get it- the little posting blurbs, how you can see everyone else's stuff, etc. It is so different from blogging. Just let me find these people's e-mail addresses so I can talk to them one on one! LOL

You got some good things from Ireland, girl! I enjoyed reading those 7 things about you, as well.

Put me down to enter your drawing- I can always use a tote bag. Thanks much. hugs, Sue

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lynn, I think everyone is just tied up with summer. I know I am and just popped in to say "Hi". It's been awhile, I need to catch up with everyone. Great gifts you won, lucky girl.
Keep Stitchen'

Margie said...

Oh Lynn, I am so excited that you are passing on Sharing the Love Giveaway,thank you for all your kind words,those bags look gorgeous and the little bird is so you. I am totally amazed by the cherry stone dolls, what an invention. I am the only one of my family not on facebook and I keep saying I am a conscientious objector preferring my blog. I do however have a bebo account. Happy week. Hugs, Margie.

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lynn,

I am so with you on the Facebook/Twitter comments. I spent one week on Facebook and thought that it was a waste of time. Blogging is sooooo much more beautiful and enjoyable. So I closed out my Facebook account and never looked back.

Your goodies are wonderful. Luck is with you lately. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket. LOL.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great tote.

Have a great week.

Linda said...

Hi Lynn....I love blogging too and intend to stay right here. Fun meme, Birthday Cake ice cream sounds delish.

What sweet goodies you've won and I love your tote give-away, please include me. Hugs, Linda

Pellie / Penny said...

Hello Lynn,
Summer just doesn't seem as long and rest full as it used to be. Picking up speed as I head over the hill on the other side of fifty; everyday goes by too fast and I don't seem to get as much accomplished.
I do manage to read my favorite blogs though - and yours is one that I enjoy very much.
I'm usually more of a lurker not leaving many messages. BUT I had to come out of hiding - to enter your generous giveaway. I love those tote bags!!!!! Be still my heart. I'll wither away to nothing if I don't win. LOL (Not that I cant afford to wither a bit. LOL)

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Lynn,
What a great giveaway! Those totes look amazing! Love visiting your blog too!

Anonymous said...

I am a lurker but I bet you know who I am. I buy lots from your fabulous website. Lots of roses....hint, hint. Sign me Up please. xo D

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is a gorgeous tote!! I have been on a winning streak lately, so perhaps my luck will continue and I'll win this beauty! (a girl can hope! :)

Anonymous said...

please enter me for the lovely tote...it has all the Vintage Nest things I love...roses, pinks, birds...and reflects the Vintage Nest aesthetic that speaks to my heart...
Debbie Williams

Anonymous said...

oh lala look at you miss lucky girl! wow you got some cute things!! Big mermaid hugs


Jenny said...

I am so jealous of the Cath Kidson goodies you got! I LOVE the green star bag! Also please add me into your giveaway!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Birthday Cake is granddaughter Xanti's favorite!

I don't do well on Facebook. My family thinks I need it, but I'm rarely there. I love to blog and will continue!

Jennifer said...

Hi Lynn! My aren't we having a streak of luck! =) You certainly received some fabulous goodies. I love your give-away, so count me in please!

I haven't forgotton about blogging, just running with summer. I do love my facebook though. It has been great reconnecting with old friends, but I do have to say that I love my blog (and visiting every one else)!

I hope that you are having a great week!

xo, Jennifer

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Lynn, I don't tweet and I found facebook to be a complete waste of time....I am having a hard enough time making my rounds in blogland as LIFE is keeping me busy. I am enjoying not having a schedule and quite frankly nothing very exciting has been happening around here. :)

Congrats on winning your goodies, those are some very lovely things indeed.

I hope you are having a FABULOUS Summer.

Anonymous said...

Hhhmmmm an ice cream that has a flavor called "birthday cake". Now that is one ice cream i would love to try. Oh and the waiting in line in a restaurant? i see that here - especially on Sundays or when there's an occasion. I don't think my stomach will bear the waiting though like those people LOL

The shopping tote is pretty and fun with the butterflies, birds, and flowers. Aaaaaawww I don't think it's just for groceries - it's just too pretty and a girl can stuff some necessities there :-)


Broken China Treasures said...

Great gifts you received - you are one lucky chickadee!!! I'm with you on the Twitter & Facebook issues ~ just don't have the energy to figure them out!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynn, you lucky lady! What wonderful gifts you received, ad what a wonderful give away you are having (I guess I'm too late for that). The summer has really taken me away from my computer a lot, which is probably a good thing, but I'm way behind on my blog reading. laurie

Unknown said...

I have facebook but hardly go there, havent tried twittering yet..blog land is already a hand full and time consuming. Congrats on your win and you are so kind to put it forward too. Happy weekend Lynn..hugs/M

Nola said...

I'm guilty ~ I still love blogging, but facebook and twitter are so fast and easy! Blogging takes a little more time, so I'm only blogging about once a week.
Hey, do I follow you on twitter and facebook????

sweetpea said...

Hi Lynn~~thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! Please enter me in yours as well! Good luck to us both!


she dreams big! said...

Hope I am as lucky as you! I do so enjoy your blog and I don't think I will ever tweet or do facebook! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

What wonderful gifts you won! Those cherry pit dolls are amazing. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
I really enjoy blogging too. It's a lot more personal and you can really learn about people. I don't know how I haven't been here, but am now following your blog. Enjoyed the couple posts that I read. (Of course, your bird sounds sent me running outside because I thought the cat was trying to catch a bird, lol and the water is sending me you know where!).
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

GMG said...

Hi Lynn!
Sorry for the long absence! But don’t you think it was a great vacation; some very busy weeks and just a few days off... ;)

Yeah, Facebook, Twitter OK; but blogging is like the first one...

Congrats on the award! And love those cherries!!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

CatHerder said...

YES i was KIDNAPPED BY FACEBOOK Im embarassed to admit...I hadnt blogged in A LONG TIME...but im baaaaaack!! :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynn!
What a lovely post honey. I love the cherry pit doll. That is just precious, and ofcourse aren't you the lucky one to win the nice assortment of things from Ms.Margie. What a better thing that you are paying it forward. What a generous gift. Please add my name to the drawing. I think it is absolutely devine. I have signed up to follow your blog. It is so beautiful Lynn, just beautiful. Please stop over and say hi. I would love to have you sign up to follow my blog as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

dana said...

I'm one of those folks who has been slow to post and slow to comment this summer!! Life just got in the way of sitting down at the computer---our little gr. son was born two weeks ago and had some health issues that caused a return to the hospital for a few days. He's doing OK now and, hopefully, will continue to do so. I do agree with you, though, that it seems we've lost some of our bloggers to Facebook and twitter. I have a Facebook account, but I honestly "don't get it"! :) I also find blogging much more rewarding.

YES! Please enter me in your giveaway. I have 4 UGLY totes I bought at the grocery store to use for my groceries---a pretty PINK one would make grocery shopping so much more fun!!

Congrats on your wins---I love reading the 7 things about you. I, too, have NEVER used an ATM--don't even have a card! :)

L, Dana

The French Bear said...

Hi Lynn, I love all the pink!!! Such nice giveaways and how nice for you to win an award!! I think everyone is gone on holidays or out in their gardens!! I have never heard of the flavor called birthday cake, but it sounds delicious!!
Have a super weekend!
Margaret B

ThingsinPink said...

nice giveaway--wish me luck!!

stefanie said...

gorgeous bag, please enter me. i need more pink

Becky said...

Love the pink bags! I am thinking I am going to go green with my shopping myself. These would be a nice start!:)


Marina Capano said...

Hi Lynn,
What a great giveaway! Those totes look amazing! Love visiting your blog too! I hate facebook! I like twitter, I think bloggerland is much better, too!
Yes! si si si, Please enter me in your giveaway
What wonderful gifts you received!!!
I love your blog!!!

You´re invited yo my blog always!!


Beverly said...

You have been a very good girl. Congratulations.

And, thank you for the opportunity to win. I'm feeling very lucky because it is my birthday tomorrow.

Lori said...

Oh how I love the Kath, you lucky girl you!! What awesome green! Yes, i want to say bloggers are sure disappearing! Due to a upcoming court case I am not allowed to facebook or anything but here! Which I do prefer bloging. So...I would be super duper thrilled to win! Thank you for the give away sweetie! Lori pinkfadedroses@sbcglobal.net

janetfaye said...

I would love to enter. The bag is gorgeous!


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Pam Kersting said...

I'm new to this blog. Glad I found it via "A Beach Lover's Place." I love the color pink as well! That bag is gorgeous! I'll be back, Sugar!

Claudia said...

Hi Lynn! I love what you won in the giveaways! Isn't it nice to get packages in the mail?

I'm still here - I'm on facebook, but don't spend much time there. I just check in. No twitter for me. My blog is by far the most rewarding thing for me - I love it!

I'd love to win that tote!

Betty said...

Oh my goodness Lynn! You are lucky!! That pink bag is so pretty. Leave everyone's name out and just pick mine. ;o)

Unknown said...

what darling stuff!


Louise said...

Love all the goods, and I like blogging better, too. It takes more of me, but maybe that's why it's better.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Lynn,
Just finished perusing all of your blogs. (It was my first visit here.)
Additionally, most lovely shabby chic blogs are a dime-a-dozen, but yours is truly the most creative one that I have seen! I particularly loved your idea on covering books with vintage French sheet music!
Please enter me in your pink giveaway, also, so I can hope for a serendipity in my life!
Many blessings, Trish

Susie Jefferson said...

I'd love to be in with a chance to win this! Fingers crossed.

Unknown said...

WOW !! You won some really nice things. lucky lady. I have to check out those cherry pit dolls. How amazing are they.
I enjoyed reading the things about you too.
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

MH~You have never used an ATM????!!!!

Making sure you enter me in your give~away :)

Read your posts now I am off to visit your website.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That's a beautiful tote! Please add my name to the hat,Lynn.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh yes please! Enter me in your blog give-away. Beautiful bags!

pammiejo said...

I would really like to have that tote.....enter me please! It's so CUTE! PAM

Jennifer said...

Lynn I love the kath kidson items u won they are so beautiful.I really like your flip flop tote bag too.Please enter me in your giveaway also.Thank you.Hugs,Jen

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