Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

 
One year ago I started this blog.  I used to decorate years ago and I also did store windows.  I have talked about how much I loved decorating over the years and how I missed it.  I have been a wife and mother for the last 20 years and never worked in the art field.  I never used my creativity beyond helping the kids with grade school projects.  My husband was aware of this and told me to blog.  Why blog?  He knew there was something I was neglecting, my creativity.  When I began to blog, I had only read Paris Parfait (which is a great blog) and a family member's blog.  I had never viewed tablescapes other than Sandra Lee's.  I hadn't spent any time doing things to the house other than helping with our big remodel.  So, in the picture above I sewed up this Christmas sock and I welcomed you into my house and am I amazed at the year I have had.  I have met some of the most amazing, talented, wonderfully kind people!  I can't believe I get to create, talk, share ideas, and recipes with you.  I had never read a "decor" blog before I hit publish with that Christmas sock and within a week or two I had found so many amazing blogs.  I was in awe!  If I had seen your homes and talent I would never have had the courage to put my sock out there.  But, I am glad I did.  Because I am now having fun creating everyday with you.  Thank you so much for stopping by, visiting, and especially commenting.  I don't know how to ever thank you enough.  But for this; my 1-year blogoversary, I would like to give you a gift.  

The Giveaway:
1 copy of Style at Home by Mary Carol Garrity
kitchen towels
oven mitt
candle ring 
votive candle and holder
Below is a few images from Style at Home.  I love Mary Carol's style. 


To enter  the Giveaway:

  •   Just leave a comment saying you would like to win. ( 1 entry) This is mandatory to win.  Always leave your email or make sure it is visible in your profile.
For extra entry after you have done the mandatory entry above:
  • Post on your website about this giveaway; linking back to this site and let me know that you did.  And, be sure to grab my picture to help advertise it. (2 more entries)
This giveaway is now closed!
 
 This giveaway is open and will end on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at midnight.  Winner will be announced on this blog Wednesday, December 8, 2010.   I will email the winner.   Feel free to leave your entries in separate comments or all together.  I will add up all the entries and use random.org to draw a winner.

Thanks to all who stop by!
Sherry

63 comments:

Elsina said...

Oh this is one of the most beautiful giveaways! I love the colors! (that tartan tablecloth of yours is just the perfect background! Beautiful!)
Congratulations on your first year of blogging!
I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar! Keeping my fingers crossed :) Thanks for the chance! Elsina xx

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on one year Sherry, what a nice give-way! I love your debut stocking too! Thanks for the chance:@)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I posted it on my side-bar:@)

Julie Cliff said...

Your blog is always a joy to read, I am very glad you welcomed us into your beautiful home and well done to your husband for encouraging you to blog!

I would love to win these goodies

vintageandcake@me.com

Julie x

Debbie said...

Me! Me! I want to win!
And Happy Blogaversary. I'm so glad you listened to your husband. I've been on the receiving end with inspiration.

La said...

Happy Anniversary, Sherry!

La said...

I put your button on my sidebar and linked back to this post. La

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am so glad you put that sock out there, too! I have been a follower for just a little while and enjoy your blog. I am new to blogging as well and have found that I love it! It is so nice to receive encouragement and positive words from people who enjoy doing the same things as me! Happy Anniversary!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Also, love what you chose for a giveaway and I put your giveaway and button on my sidebar at the top right!

Bonnie said...

I would love to win! The book is beautiful.
Bonnieeschmidt@aol.com

Sandi (Meme) said...

I'm hoping that this giveaway is over December 7 NOT September 7, but just in case I would LOVE to win! Happy first Anniversary to you. December 7 is my birthday - so I think it would be fitting for me to win! Have a great week! Sandi

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sherry....BIG congratulations on your 1 year!! I always enjoy a visit to your lovely blog!

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. I would LOVE to win your giveaway :)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

All your goodies look great and I'd love a chance to win!

BTW, you might want to change the contest deadline from Sept. to Dec. I did a double take and almost didn't leave a comment when I saw that. Just wanted to be helpful for you for your giveaway. :)

AtOneWithHim said...

Happy Anniversary! It's been fun to be a part of the learning crowd (I don't have a blog I just like to watch the "pros")
I hope I win!

dogsmom said...

I love winning, so please enter me.
Happy Anniversary!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I'd be thrilled to win!
PS Congrats on your blog-aversary!

Ashley said...

I would love to win :)

hewella1 at gmail dot com

june lanum said...

yoy have an abslutely gorgeous blog and yes I would love to win your give away. I became a follower and am on my way back to my blog to post your give away now. Thanks so much for the chance to win

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your 1st Year Anniversary! I do not blog myself but I just love reading all the different blogs and getting so may ideas to use in our home. This is such a lovely give away--please count me in for a chance to win...

Mr. and Mrs. said...

bunny1 said...i would love to win your beautiful give-away!! i do not blog but i sure do love to look at your wonderful blog as well as others. i stumbled upon "decor" blogs last dec. by accident. i thought, oh my goodness, i have never seen such beautiful homes. use to love to look at magazines but now i just look at blogs. thank you for the time you spend on making your blog so enjoyable. blackberrycove@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm so glad that you listened to your wise husband. I'm a new GFC follower(Jennifer).
Thank you,
Jen
jryder416 at yahoo dot com

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am glad you hung your sock out a year ago and took the plunge to blog. I am glad that I have begun to "know" you through your blog. What a great collection of things to give away! Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, I added your picture and link to my sidebar. Joni

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I feel as you did...I started the blog not realizing how many talented people were out there. I would have been so intimidated had I known! I'm still in awe of things I see people do, but I now realize how wonderfully supportive and helpful everyone is. Blogging is great isn't it? I'm really glad you are here...congrats on your first year!

Oh, I'd love to win:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I would love to win and thanks for offering such generous gifts. That book looks awesome. Glad you are blogging, too.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Sherry! Blogging is such a lot of fun. I love your Giveaway and would love to win so count me in please. Thanks.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, I'm back to let you know that I've put your Giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

It's Just Dottie said...

I would like to win your giveaway. I always enjoy your posts. Everything you do is beautiful.
Dottie

SavannahGranny said...

Sherry, Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win. I have been MIA lately traveling. Trying to catch up need to read the rest of your blog that I missed. Hugs, Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Sherry, Thanks for the giveaway. I had put your give away and button on my blog. I hope I win. Hugs, Ginger

Christie said...

Happy 1 year "Blogaversary"!!! Beautiful creations on each and every blog from you, you are so creative and willing to share your creativity. I appreciate that in you. Please sign me up for your give-away. Alas, I am not a blogger, just a reader. So only one chance to win your beautiful give-aways. HUGS... and stitches

Barbara said...

Sherry, congratulations on your anniversary! I have so enjoyed visiting you here. You were SO encouraging to me when I started venturing out into blogland in May and I want to thank you for that. Happy anniversary!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your One Year!!
I would like to win!

lesliem431 at aol dot com

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sherry,

I found you through BNOTP a few minutes ago. Your tablescape is so pretty! I would like to be entered in your contest, and will announce it at the bottom of my tablescape post today.

Thank you!

Kathy

Tracy Eilers said...

What a lovely blog! Thank you for the giveaway, and I hope I win ;)

Texas Tea Party said...

Oh! The lovely Teapot and the Victoria magazine is a wonderful combination for a Spot of Tea. I have saved many Victoria magazines and this one brings back great memories. If you haven't seen the Victoria Christmas magazine, I hope you can find one to see the red and gold china on the cover. I would enjoy your wonderful giveaway and Thank you for the opportunity and love your tablescape!

Loui♥ said...

Happy Anniversary!!
beautiful items..
would really like to win!!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥
louiewindom@gmail.comf

Donna said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I would love to win your giveaway. This is my first visit to your blog but I will be back...I enjoyed my visit!

Donna

ChRiS said...

yes i am a happy follower and would so love to win this fantastic giveaway!!!!!!!!!

pippirose said...

Congratulations on your blogeversary!
I'm a new follower, and would love the chance to enter your fantastic giveaway.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar:
http://pippistitches.blogspot.com/

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

#2 I posted your giveaway on my sidebar:
http://pippistitches.blogspot.com/

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

baglady said...

I am a new follower too but can tell that I already like your blog and your thoughts on decorating. Thanks for the great give away.

Lady Chris said...

I'm a follower and still new to this "Blogging" world...what an awesome giveaway! I've recently discovered Mary Carol Garrity and love her ideas!

Jen said...

I found your blog through Beverly's Pink Saturday Post. Happy 1 year anniversary! I love these colors and that book looks amazing. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks so much for hosting it!

Julie said...

Congratultions on one year!! I love Mary Carol Garrity. I've visited her shop in Atchison, Kansas many times!! I'd love to win this book Thank for the opportunity.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on one year! I just did a giveaway for two years, and it is so much fun getting to know bloggers. I would LOVE to win! I would enjoy Mary Carol Garrity's book. I am returning one of her books to the library today. Love her style!

Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Please enter my name into your giveaway, so many lovely things to win!

Custom Comforts said...

Sounds like you started blogging at a wonderful time of the year with all the Christmas inspiration in blogland. Congratulations on your first year! I would love to win the Mary Carol Garrity book ~ what a great giveaway. I have her Nell Hill's Decorating Secrets book and I love it.
Cindy

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I love your blog and I would love to win your beautiful giveaway. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

itlldo2@gmail.com

Sara said...

congrats on one year. i absoultely love what you have to offer for the giveaway. Its so me and would match well in my kitchen and dinning room as one room is green and the other is red. Christmas is my fav time of the year and I love anything to do with decorating esp victorian.

I just became a follower today.

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrats on your 1-year anniversary! I would love to be entered and to win your wonderful giveaway.

Sara said...

congrats on your anniversary . I absoultely love your blog and what you have to offer as a giveaway. They would look so good in my home. As my dinning room and kitchen colour schemes are green and red. I love the book so how I love to decorate or dream of decorating. Became a follower of your blog

saravdt@hotmail.com

dgmills said...

How exciting to have been blogging for one year. That is my new year resolution... to start my blog. I love Mary Carol Garrity and would love her new book, but all of the items are great.
Congratulations on your milestone.

Natasha said...

Happy Blogiversary Sherry! Here's to many more years of happy blogging.

Please don't worry about adding my name to the list. That would cost way too much to post to Australia!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

Honey at 2805 said...

I have posted your Giveaway on my sidebar!

Edel said...

What a gorgeous candy, dear!:))) Thanks a lot for a chance to win!:))) It will be great to win it, `cos 8/12 - 3 years as i married!:)))

http://edelmiracle.blogspot.com/

Hugs!:)

Sherry said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog today. I don't know if I have visited before but I am now a follower. I have been blogging for just a few months and agree that blogging has been an amazing experience. Congratulations onf 1 year of blogging! Wonderful giveaway!

Willow said...

I just love your blog. What a beautiful giveaway. Please enter my name and Congrats on the anniversary.

Willow

In Krista's Kitchen said...

Happy anniversary! I would looove to win your giveaway, especially since my kitchen mitt is dreadfully old.

Emreen said...

Happy blog anniversary... !! Lov the write-up and the pictures above....

Krafty Kat said...

Found you via Someday Crafts. You have some beautiful vignettes and I am a new follower! Congratulations on one year!

Gillian Layne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm definitely a new follower and would love to win all this.

I'm facebooking this right now, as well. :)

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