Thursday, September 2, 2010


If I don't get going on this I will have to call it my two year's of blogging celebration instead of one year. I'm also celebrating 100 followers as a thank you. I truly appreciate all of you who follow my blog and share comments. It has been fun meeting so many new people through blogging and sharing our common interests. When I want to get inspired I just visit your blogs and before I know it I'm heading for my studio with a million ideas. Here's the loot, and I guess the theme is roses!

Four dainty little hand towels with embroidered roses...

Close-ups of the towels...

And two packages of Wallies.

Below are some close-ups of the Wallies...

And don't forget the little set of pink floral tea ornaments and the note pad I showed you earlier. Sorry, but the little box is white even though it appears to be pink in the photo, but wouldn't it be fun the make it pink and decorate it when you get it!

To have your name thrown in the hat and get one entry for each of the following:

  • Comment on this post telling me what you like most to collect;

  • Follow my blog and let me know in the post you are following;

  • Post info for my giveaway on your blog and let me know that you have done so.

This can all be done in one comment. No extra points for posting multiple times. Also, I feel really bad about this and must say how sorry I am, but due to higher postal rates I must limit the giveaway to the US and Canada.

Let's see, have I missed anything? This is my first giveaway, so if you think of anything I've forgotten please remind me. The drawing will be September 17 so that gives you two weeks to enter.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh My Goodness" I LOVE THESE GOODIES! PLEASE enter me, I AM a follower, and Hmmm, what do I collect(most everything just follows me home), BUT I'm going to say, Chocolate Molds because they are the hardest to find... OK I'll post this over on my blog(as best I can, I am NOT GOOD at getting these things to STICK and DO what they are supposed to do... Would you PLEASE email me the CODE??? That helps most of the time??? "I REALLY,REALLY LOVE all the goodies in this giveaway"!!! Thank you for letting my dream of winning!!!
Hugs, Donna

Blondie's Journal said...

You have put together a great giveaway gift! Everything is gorgeous! I'm putting your giveaway on my sidebar and I'm a follower.

Happy September, Connie!!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Connie :) Goodness gracious, this is one fabulous giveaway you are having! When I saw all these wonderful rose themed items I knew I had to enter this!! My most FAVORITE thing to collect is just about anything with pink roses :) I am a follower of your blog, and I just put your giveaway picture on my sidebar, with a link back to this post. I am soooooo crossing my fingers in hopes that I will be the lucky winner :)

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

melissa said...

This is total loveliness. Even one of the gifts you're offering is enough...more than enough! :)

Thanks for the opportunity to try!

As to collections...I do have a passion for always selecting fabric with flowers on it. And for a more solid collection, it'd have to be books. Always books.

I will post about the give-away on my blog in a minute, and already follow you. :)

Take care, and again, thanks!

Diane said...

How lovely everything is! As others have said, one item alone would be more than enough.

I have a weakness for old linens, and collect vintage pillowcases - the ones with embroidery and/or cutwork.

Christina J. said...

Wow, what a beautiful giveaway! I collect vintage amateur oil paintings and crewel work. I guess I could say I collect jewelry, too!

parTea lady said...

Those embroidered towels are beautiful. I like the Anna Griffin wallies too - she designs such pretty things.

I am now a follower. Thank you for your great giveaway.

stefanie said...

oooo, pinks, the best, please enter me in this great giveaway...and thanks for entering mine!


Oh, thanks for the most lovely giveaway, and congrats on your year+ of blogging and 100 followers. It is fun and exciting. Of course, my favorite things are roses, so this is just the most perfect giveaway! :). I am drawn to anything with roses ~ a tray, fabric, pics, it doesn't matter ~ they're all so beautiful! Your giveaway will now also be posted on my blog sidebar.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~ Julie

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Hi, what a lovely giveaway you have. Please count me in. I collect pink rose china, especially love pink rose chocolate pots and teapots.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I'm also a follower now.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely bunch of beauties! I adore pink roses and so wish I could grow my own! Alas, too much shade in my fenced garden and too many deer without! Let's see my favorite is the embroidered towels, so pretty, but the wallies are a very close second. I know just what I would use some of those old suitcase! I do follow you as a "follower" and on Bloglovin. Thank you, Connie!

Francine said...

I am following your blog!

Francine said...

I love your blog.. such a cute little place to visit.. as far what i collect. so many things. butterflies, snowmen, flowers and on and on. Im a collector from way back. LOL.. thank you for doing such a great give away. Ill be back to visit again soon! have a great day!

Vicki said...

Hello, Connie,
I am visiting via Tea Cup Tuesdays, and I have enjoyed my visit with you very much. You are having such a generous giveaway. I love roses and anything rose or garden related so needless to say I love everything you are showing. Thank you for your generosity. I am now following you and would love for you to come over and visit me at Bunny Cottage some time. Happy September, my friend~Vicki

Anonymous said...

I just found this site today. What a beautiful site. I love anything roses and your site gave me an hour of pleasure. I would love to win your givaway.I will be returning often.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Connie!
Thank you for your visit to my Halloween pillow post!!
Wowzers what a fabulous giveaway! So many pretty in pink roses treasures!
I am already a follower so to answer the question about favorite things to collect mine would be of course pink rose decorated items :-) and also antique teddy bears, Jadite kitchenware, vintage postcards, fabric, lace and buttons. I could go on but I'll stop there HA!
Thanks so much for your generous fun giveaway and congratulations on a year+ blogging and 100+ followers!
Hugs and Smiles,

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello again Connie :-)
I just added your giveaway info to my bloggie sidebar!!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Hi Connie,
What a beautiful and very generous giveaway you are having. I guess if I had to pick one thing it would be...hmm I'm not sure I can pick one thing! LOL I love anything pink and with roses. I love Madame Alexander Dolls and teacups and teapots. I know that's 3 things! Congratulations on your 100 followers. I put your giveaway link on my blog and I am a follower.

Mary Ann and Rosalie said...

I love to colect fabric. I favor pink, lavender, and blue!

I am a brand new follower of your blog!

I post about you giveaway on my blog. You can see it here.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Connie, This is my first time here, and it's very nice to meet you. I notice the wonderful giveaway on somebody's sidebar and rushed over to check it out.... I'm very fond of roses so I would be delighted to be able to have a chance of winning this fabulous giveaway! I don't really think of it as collecting but I am drawn to linens of all kinds, such as hankies, doilies, lace, ruffles, and actually anything with pink roses gets my attention too. If you like please stop on over when you get a chance.

Thanks and have a Wonderful Day*

Cheryl said...

Wow, I am stunned by such a gorgeous and generous giveaway.

My most favorite thing to collect is candles. I have just a closet just for my candle collection. I burn a candle every day because the scents are so soothing, inviting and refreshing.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter my name.

Cheryl said...

I am following your blog via Google Friends Connect.

Marie-Andrée said...

This is a lovely giveaway! When I was around 11, I received my first turtle... My collection is about 200 just in the house. I've got some outdoors and don't talk about my jewelry. I also love collecting tea cups.
count me in for this giveaway. thank you

Rose Haven said...

Hi Connie,

I have become a follower of your blog!! I think this may be the 1st time I've visited and I love what I see!!

What a LOVELY give-away! I would be so pleased to win it!!

I have posted a BUTTON with LINK to your blog post about your's right above my current post - and will stay there til you declare a winner!!!


Sherry said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am a follower and congratulations on one year and over 100 followers. Your blog is lovely and I enjoyed my visit today.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Connie,
I don't know how I ended up here at your blog, but BOY!! am I happy to find you!! Your blog is gorgeous!!! I am a new follower (1) I have linked your giveway to my blog (2) and I collect just about anything with roses on it (3)!!
I have been working on some furniture lately. Please drop into my blog when you have time and take a peek and leave a comment!
Warm hugs, Laura

Rose Haven said...

You know what? I forgot to tell you what I collect. I collect TeaCups and Saucers and silver plate flatware!!

Judi said...

What a lovely Giveaway...I am going to become a Follower too. Everything is beautiful...I'm loving the roses, the towels are lovely. Thank you so much for entering my name..

I also have a Giveaway...come on by...good luck!

Judi said...

me again...I forgot to say I collect different things but one thing I keep my eye on is or china are some I collect.

Suzann said...

Hello and I would love to be entered for the Give away!!! I love everything pink and roses and I just love knowing that other women out there also like them too!!
I collect wedding toppers and pink depression glass and anything with roses!!!

Thank you!!

Sheila said...

I just came across your blog and it is just beautiful. I also became a follower. I would love to be entered into your drawing, the towels are gorgeous.I will post a pic on my sidebar.

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, This is the most beautiful giveaway, who does not love roses, all of yours are just beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

agypsyangel said...

Hi there! A friend referred me and I am very glad she did. I love anything roses but the linens are probably my favorite things. You have some wonderful goodies, crossing my fingers and hoping to win.
Come visit me sometime, I love meeting new friends.
Kim :)

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Connie, I would love to be entered in your give-away. Such beautiful things! I will add a link to your blog in my sidebar. I'm sure my followers would love to visit you. Your blog is just lovely!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Connie,
What a scrumptious giveaway! Would love to enter. I adore roses and I collect teapots and teacups; they're a passion. I am happy to add your Giveaway button to my sidebar and I am a follower. Have a beautiful day.


Anonymous said...

Oh my such a lovely giveaway.I love collecting buttons and dolls,china,bottles.Please count me in!~~Becky

Anonymous said...

Im a new follower as well!

Anonymous said...

I will post your button on my right sidebar.Keeping my toes and fingers crossed LOL

Pat Winter said...

I almost missed this....oh dear! Please enter me. When I saw the offerings my knees went weak, beautiful. I am a follower and posted on my blog. I love to collect embroidered things, lace, tea cups, anything with roses. Thank you for this opportunity!

Amy said...

I collect way too many things! It's so fun!

I am now following your blog, love it!

Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway!

Brenda said...

I love to collect tea pots and tea cups. I would love to collect old quilts but only have one from my husband's grandmother.
I am a follower.

Gerry Krueger said...

Since I have an entire garden of old-fashioned roses and my online name is "Older Rose", I just have to enter this contest... I did join as a follower and I see you are going to be a "natural" as a CQer ... I will be watching the piece you are just starting.
Gerry Krueger

Kathy said...

I love roses and you even make them more inviting. Anyone would love to win such lovely things. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie--Just found your blog from Pat Winter Gatherings. Such lovely stuff! I'll be bookmarking it to come back to often.

I formally collect two things, and a bunch of other things informally. My "official" collections are turtle figurines and glass art (and in particular, lately, handmade marbles). I informally collect some Hallmark Christman ornaments, embroidery scissors, threads and fabric and needlework patterns and kits--oh wait! That's my stash! But I really do collect the scissors.

Thanks for offering a lovely giveaway. I love the ornaments!

Carol S.

Tanya-Yanata said...

Hi, Connie! happy 1st blogoversary! and you have more than 100 followers right now- that's for sure- because I'm following, too:)
Awesome little rosy treasures-thank you for the opportunity!
I collect fabric:))sometimes I hesitate to cut it because I want to continue having it in my closet-silly, but it's how it is. Needlework charts, linens, ribbons go with it as well.
But I think I'd like to collect white bird figurines-I just have started.
You can find a honk about your giveway at my blog
greetings from Maine,

GerryART said...

I'm here via Pat Winter's Gatherings
I've not seen such loveliness as your wonderfully generous giveaway, Connie.
How dainty and feminine.
I love what I've read of your blog and am now your 140th Follower.
I do love teapots and have a small collection that I love and adore.
I feel lucky to have read about your blog on Pat Winter's Gatherings.

Anonymous said...

I love giveaways this one looks absolutely lovely.I love to collect everything as I like all forms of crafts, I make sane quilts, crazy quilts now I want to do a landscape quilt and I am going to start following today.

Gina said...

I love little teapots and cuts! What a lovely giveaway and congrats on your 1 year anniversary and 100 followers!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful giveaway. I love roses too! I shall most definitely blog about your giveaway. Look for it under my little giveaway girl on my sidebar. But between you and I, I have my fingers crossed to win. Thanks

Brushed By An Angel said...

You are a very generous blogger, I just found you while visiting Pat Winter Gatherings. I have become a follower (congrats on your blogaversary and over 100 followers), I love to collect teacups, mostly ones with pink roses, and I will mention this giveaway on my blog. I am off to check out your watercolors.

Leone said...

This is such a beautiful give away and I would love to have it to go with my apartment. I am planning to decorate it in a Victorian style and pink is going to be my main colour. I have become a follower of your blog and I will put a notice on my blog. I hope I am lucky!!!

Heirlooms For You said...

Your give away is beautiful. I just found your blog but I know I will be back. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance. Carol

Mamacessories said...

I followed a link from Pat Winter's blog to yours and I am so glad I did! What a lovely blog! I am now a follower. I love the roses on this giveaway, so delicate and feminine. I collect teacups and teapots and most of mine have a floral theme. Thank you for sharing your blog with all of us and thank you for the chance to win this lovely giveaway!

Cathy K said...

I love this blog and most especially your OTHER blog, LOL. I’ve added both to my Google reader (which is not the same as a subscription for the contest, I know, but it is the way I prefer to read...). Anyway, found you through Pat Winter’s blog and am thrilled. Hugs, Cathy

Beverley Baird said...

I saw your giveaway at a friend's blog and hopped right over! What a fantastic giveaway! Such lovely gifts!
I collect heart boxes, angels and pigs!

Cindy said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I am now a follower and love every thing you are giving away. I collect so many things but I think my favorite is thimbles.

jhitomi said...

I just became follower number 148...heard about this from giveaway scout. I love roses, my fave flower, and I love vintage things, so of course I had to enter this. Congrats on your pretty blog. I guess the only thing I collect are porcelain cats.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

heartnsoulcooking said...

I LOVE!!! everything, but my favorite is the little set of pink floral tea ornaments. My grand-daughter and I have tea parties and I would LOVE!!! for her to have this Adorable little set of ornaments.

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heartnsoulcooking said...

I LOVE to collect tea pots and Hummels.
Follow via GFC, as Geraldine Sandoval

Sherry said...

What a lovely giveaway. I love to collect vintage linens and old sewing items. I am a follower of your blog.

Debra said...

I LOVE to collect salt and papper shakers. I am a new follower to your blog. What a LOVELY give-a-away.

pippirose said...

I mostly love to collect owls...dolls...books. But as I get older, my collection-wish multiplies (what' up with that?). I'm slowly becoming a nic-nac granny!!
I'm a new follower.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com