Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1 Year Blog Anniversary & 400 + Follower Giveaway!

Good morning to all my sweet Blogging Friends! Today is the day that I start my 1 Year Blog Anniversary and 400 plus follower Giveaway, YIPPEE!! My Anniversary was actually March 10th, so I'm a little late, but like they always say, better late than never, lol :)

I remember being a bit scared to start a blog...would anyone be interested in what I talk about or show? Would anyone want to even follow me? So I am tremendously overwhelmed and humbled to have so many of you stop by my blog and leave such sweet and wonderful comments, and to have over 400 of you sweet ladies (and guys) choose to follow along. THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart!! You have no idea how much this means to me...I am so blessed to be able to meet so many wonderful and talented and sweet people here in Blogland :)

So, to honor this wonderful occasion, I am having a Giveaway, and one lucky fellow blogger will have the opportunity to win one of my custom embellished washcloths, a sweet vintage glass shaker, and from my personal collection, one of Rhonda's beautiful faux cakes ('cuz ya gotta have cake for a celebration, lol ) and a vintage Limoges saucer/plate to display it on. Plus I will be adding a couple of little surprises too :)



The display washcloth is made with a 100% cotton crisp white washcloth, and embellished with pretty pink and rosey prints, rose patterned lace trim, vintage DF pink Ribbon, and pretty vintage eyelet lace trim. It measures 13" wide by 15 1/2" long, including the ruffle.



Vintage 6" glass shaker, which I painted the top a pretty pink, added pink ribbon and pretty pink rosey posey :)



The yummy looking faux chocolate cake with pink frosting, and embellished with handmade roses and leaves, made by sweet Rhonda. She sells her sweet faux treats both on Ebay and she has her own website...Click HERE to go to her Ebay, and click HERE to take you to her website.



And here is the sweet little Vintage Limoges saucer, with it's pretty little pink roses & fluers.



The Giveaway starts today, March 16th, and will run until April 6th, so that gives you 3 weeks to enter. You will have 3 chances to be entered for the Giveaway, and they are as follows:

1.) Leave a comment here AT THIS POST for 1 chance to be entered.

2.) Become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment at this post telling me you are a new follower, or, if you already are one of my sweet followers, then leave a comment here letting me know, for a 2nd chance to be entered.

3.) Grab my Giveaway button/pic and do a post about it, or place it on your sidebar with it LINKED BACK TO THIS POST, to help spread the word, and come back to this post letting me know, for a 3rd chance to be entered.

The winner will be chosen from one of the comments left on this post. So start leaving those comments everyone :)

I will be announcing the winner a couple of days or so after April 6th. Good luck ladies!

147 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Brenda! I remember I was very nervous when I started! Your Giveaway is just scrumptious and I would be thrilled to be the winner! So, please add me to the draw. I am a follower.

Blessings,
Sandi

Suzann said...

Congrats Brenda!!!
I love to visit your blog and see all your lovely things.
Please enter me in the giveaway I would love to be the winner of such beautiful things!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Suzann said...

I am also a follower of your sweet blog :)

Suzann ~xoxo~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm back to let you know that I have posted your button on my sidebar with a link back to you. Thank you and have a fabulous day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Graceful Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Please enter me to win! Thanks.

Graceful Rose said...

I am already a follower! Please enter me again! Thanks.

V-eva said...

Congratulations, Brenda :)
Please enter me, I would love to be the winner of such shabby things!
I grab your button and place it on my sidebar with link: http://evgeniya-volosova.blogspot.com/

Evgeniya.

Pam Traskos said...

Congratulations Brenda, Oh my, what a beautiful giveaway, so pretty! One lucky lady will be just tickled pink. I am a follower and I will add your cute button. I just celebrated my one month blogaversary, can't imagine having so many lovely followers, you are blessed. Thanks:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Brenda,
Congrats!!!

You know i am a follower and you know I would be honored to be entered in your generous giveaway!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations on your milestone!~Hugs, Patti

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Brenda..congrat on your 1 year in blogand..I was a wreck when I first started my bog and didn't even know why I started one still don't..but have met so many caring and sharing peeps and just love that..I'm a follower and have been from the start..lifting my cup of coffee in a toast to many more years of blogging with you..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sandy said...

Congradulations Brenda! Today, I became a follower but have had you on my sidebar for some time. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations Brenda,

I too follow your sweet blog. I absolutley love the things I have purchased from you. My husband laughs as he says it is like Christmas when I open one of your sweet gifts...Thank you so much...

I have also a few items from Rhonda's blog, her cakes and cupcakes are amazing... so real like my hubby almost sampled my beautiful yellow cupcake I have on display in my kitchen..

Thank you for your sweet things, they Tickle Me Pink LOL


Jeannie from Ontario

Leann said...

Hey Brenda

Wow, what a fun giveaway my friend! I'd love to win one of your creations.

Congrats on the 1 year anniversary - it's been so great reading and blogging right along with you.

Leann

Leann said...

Me again...

I've been a follower for quite some time:)

Leann said...

One last time...

Just added the giveaway to my sidebar.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Leann

Graceful Rose said...

I have placed your button on my side bar with a link for one more entry. Here is the link.
www.gracefulrose.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Sharon said...

Your giveaway items are beautiful, please add my name.

Sharon said...

I am currently a follower of your lovely blog.

May said...

enhorabuena por los seguidores y el aniversario, yo ya era seguidora, me apunto al sorteo
besos

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Brenda! I'm already a follower, so couldn't resist entering your fab giveaway...what a shame the chocolate cake isn't real, it looks SO scrumptious!
I'm a big Rose fan and love your pic on your sidebar, is it on your Veranda? I imagine how nice to sip tea there....
Congratulations by the way!

Sandie xx

julia said...

Good afternoon, Brenda, did not know what I discovered your blog through the blog of a fellow in the world of miniatures.
I understand you have many followers because they do price for what I give you my most sincere congratulations. I understand that it's hard for me to join your lottery because unfortunately we are far away, but wanted to leave my comment.
From here I invite you to go through my blog, does very little that I did and I understand that fear you speak of when they started, but I am satisfied by the reception given.
Do not you get tired more congratulations on your wonders.
Kisses from Spain.
Julia

Trisha said...

An absolutely beautiful giveaway-you never disappoint! Keeping my fingers crossed!

~Trisha

Trisha said...

I am a follower! Congratulations to you!

~Trisha

sissie said...

Congratulations Brenda. I remember when I first started following your beautiful blog. I could not believe all of the lovely pink and pretty things that you created and I wanted to see more. So, here we are, one year later and you're going strong.

thanks for bringing beauty into my life.

hugs
Sissie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Brenda
Happy
Blog
Birthday!
Happy
400 followers!
Thank you for having this awesome giveaway!
Warmy,
deb

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm a follower too!
Thanks, again!
Warmly,
deb

Tracy said...

I love your blog & all the pretties you make!

Tracy said...

I am already a follower! :)

Susan said...

Hi Brenda...Congratulations on acquiring 400 Followers. I know how each one makes you feel so happy and special.

Please put my name in the hat. I am a follower! Susan

Kim said...

Congrats on your one year Blog anniversery Brenda. I've loved visiting your blog and seeing all of your beautiful creations and thrifting finds and seeing glimpes of your beautiful home.

It's like pink heaven for me :)

I look forward to many more visits in the future.

Kim

Shirley said...

Brenda, Congratulations on your first anniversay. I think we were all scared to start with, but I know I have made so many Friends. I would love to entery your giveaway. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Brenda, I am one of your followers and enjoy reading your blog. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Brenda, Your button is on my side bar linking it back to your blog. I always enjoy seeing what you are doint. Take care. Your Missouri Friend

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations and throw my name in the hat I would love to win, I am a follower

Carol

KathyNPa said...

Hello - love your style and ideas. I'm really new to this and a new follower. I would add your button only if I knew how. I'm still trying to figure all this out. I'd like to create a beautiful blog site like this, but not quite sure how yet.

Mrs. B said...

New to your website. Got here from Homeliving blog. Please enter me in the drawing.

Mrs. B. said...

Sharing your blog on FB since I don't really do blogging.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I loved your give a way goodies....I'm a new follower....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Jeannie said...

Hi there, Well with a little help, I am now an official follower.
What a warm feeling it must be to be so appreciated by fellow bloggers and even in different Countries for your great talent.
Thankyou Brenda for decorating our homes and our hearts with your beautiful things.

Jeannie from Ontario

Veronica said...

Congratulations!
I am new to your blog (About a month). I am also a follower and have attached your "Giveaway" package to my blog at
www.wisdomnunderstanding.blogspot.com
Love your blog and all the beautiful things you have on there, exactly my style!
Veronica

Ana said...

Happy Blogisverary Ms. Brenda and congrats on your 400+ followers. What a deliciously beautiful giveaway. Someone is going to be one lucky ducky...(hope it's me, hee, hee, hee) Keeping my fingers crossed. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Ana said...

Oh...I'm a follower too. Love, love, love your sweet blog.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Congratulations, Brenda!
HPS!
Jil

Kathy B. said...

Congratulations! I enjoy visiting your blog very much--your photos are so inspiring! Count me in the giveaway--thanks for the chance to win!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

I am also now an "official" follower as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Roselle said...

Hi Brenda:
Lovely giveaway! You are such a talented seamstress!
Roselle

Roselle said...

I'm a follower! Congrats on your milestone!
Roselle

Gail said...

Best wishes for continued successful blogging.
Your site is sate with beautiful photos of pretty things

Dolly said...

I am crazy in luv with yours and Rhondas' creations.... count me in!!!

Smiles'
Dolly

Olga said...

Congratulations! Please, add me for the chance to win your giveaway ;-)

Olga said...

I am your follower :-)

Donnie said...

Congrats on your giveaway. Lovely items.

Donnie said...

I'm also a follower. Congrats again.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

Doina said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Mari said...

HELLO BRENDA :)

WHAT AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! I WOULD LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN SUCH GREAT PRIZES :) SO COUNT ME IN!!

Mari said...

I ALREADY POSTED YOUR BLOG BUTTON ON MY SIDE BAR!!!

Mari said...

HI! IM BACK TO LET YOU KNOW I ALSO POSTED ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY :)

Mari said...

AND IM ALREADY A SWEET FOLLOWER :)

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! Congrats on your blog! Isn't it fun! Oh your pretties are just heavenly and you know I am drooling over them all! I love pink and visiting your blog is soooo much fun. I can't move alot of my furniture but the stuff I can I am always changing up. Anyway, squishy hugs and Happy Pink Saturday.
Olivia
ps did you sew your embellishements i'm just asking because I don't sew and I thought maybe I could glue some of these :)

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Brenda, please enter me in your pretty pink blog giveaway!
Mary

ornamentsbypink said...

I'm a new follower here!
Would love to win your giveaway!
Mary

ornamentsbypink said...

I added your giveaway button to mu blog!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Brenda,
Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Your blog is lovely and a special place to visit. I wish for you many more years ahead blogging and creating.
Your giveaway is beautiful. Please enter me too and have been a follower from the beginning.
I will add your giveaway to my sidebar too.

Thank you for stopping by, your get well wishes and adding my giveaway to your side bar too. You are always such a dear to do this when it is not even asked of you. Your kindness is a blessing and your are a special lady to blogland.

Have a wonderful week ahead.
Hugs XO Celestina Marie

Pepi said...

Congratulations ♥♥
What a beautiful giveaway!!

Pepi said...

Sometimes visited here, now a new follower :)

Pepi said...

and I´ll link, so I have 3 chance to be entered.

Have a nice day♥

Rosella said...

Congratulations on your anniversary blog! I am a new follower. This is a lovely giveaway!I'd like to partecipate! I put your link on my sidebar.
Thanks : )

Anonymous said...

Hi,Brenda! Please,enter me for your sweet giveaway!! Debby from Italy

chedeb5353 said...

I just found your BEAUTIFUL blog and am now a new follower!! chedeb5353@hotmail.com Would LOVE to win!

chedeb5353 said...

I have to have some of your pillows for my granddaughter's bedroom! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the give away. Count me in. I have been following all year! Congratulations! Hugs, Martha

Rebecca said...

Generous giveaway my friend. Your hands are blessed!

Thank you again for the purchase of the bunny! She is on her way to you and I hope you are OVER THE BUNNY HOP happy with her!

Blessings to you girly~

Rebecca

Shabbyfufu said...

Congrats to you Ms Brenda.....your creations are lovely and ever so feminine! xo, Janet

Mary Ann said...

Your blog is just beautiful. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

I am a new follower!! I would love to be entered in to your sweet giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

I posted your button and link to your giveaway on my blog. I am also having a giveway..feel free to enter!
T
o enter my blog giveaway to win a $50. gift card! http://handcraftedbymaryannmiller.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-celebrating-with-spring-giveway.html

Riitta said...

Hello ♥ I am a new follower!
Your blog is just lovely!

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Hi Brenda, Iam very new to Blogging and I don't know what I did to amuse myself before I discovered this amazing world of artistic and beautiful blogs. I am adding yours to my favourites. You are a very talented woman and I would love to be in the draw for the chance to win such a shabbily gorgous prize. Thankyou :)

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Hello again...I have added you giveaway to my blog...I dont know how to link it but have added your blog to my favourites so they can find you...sorry...still very new to this.

Shabbyprimdelights said...

I an a new follower and intend on being an old one in the future...thankyou again for the chance to win your shabby prize
hugs Michelle

Sabre' said...

Good morning Brenda!
Thank you for the visit and for your words of encouragement :)
I just posted your giveaway button on my sidebar and would love a chance to win your gorgeous giveaway! Congratulations on your 400th follower and I am happy to be one myself!
Hugs,
Sabre'

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi, already a follower, would love to be entered into your giveaway! I am also having a giveaway if you want to check it ouit :o) Scarlett x

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your blog is one of the most beautiful!!
Love,
Marilyn

Denise said...

Oh my Dear!Every thing in your giveaway is so gorgeous.You are very talented indeed. Congratulations for one whole year of blogging and so many followers.Please enter me.

Denise said...

Yes I've been a follower for awhile

Denise said...

I have added your button to my sidebar.3 chances for me!Fingers crossed.

Janet said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway! Everything is just SO sweet! Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!
Blessings,
Janet

Janet said...

I am your newest follower!
Blessings,
Janet

Janet said...

I am also adding your giveaway to my sidebar!
Blessings,
Janet

The Gilded Cherub said...

What a sweet and generous giveaway, everything is so wonderful... How thoughtful of you. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Lorene
The Gilded Cherub

The Gilded Cherub said...

Ps...I am also your newest follower.. pss your blog is so pretty I am so glad I found you.

Lorene
The Gilded Cherub

The Gilded Cherub said...

ok, I added you to my sidebar as well linking back to your blog.

Thank you again,
Lorene
The Gilded Cherub

Vintage Gal said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I just came over from Denise's at Denise's Delights in her Coffeeberry Cottage. I am your newest follower :-) You have a beautiful blog

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi,
I just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm going to try to sign on as a follower. I just started my blog a month ago and am still learning. I don't understand what you mean about grabbing your button.
Anyway I love sewing too, make teddy bears and have three dogs. My blog is
http://houseofbeautifuldogs.blogspot.com
and would love for you to visit. Love, Linda

Pink Princess said...

A lovely give away, love everything pink. Please add me to this give away.

Hugs from Marian

http://pinkprincessdecorating.blogspot.com/

Pink Princess said...

I already am a follower :)

Pink Princess said...

AND added the picture in my sidebar as well.

Patty said...

I love your style! I am a follower!

Awishdream said...

I love your beautiful blog, please enter me in your giveaway!
Cheers
Melanie :)

Awishdream said...

I'm a follower of your blog too!
Cheers
Melanie :)

Awishdream said...

I have added your blog button to my blog
Cheers,
Melanie

Sandi said...

What an amazing giveaway and congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary!! I am amazed how far my blog has come in the time I have been blogging too. Kudos to whoever invented it! lol
Blessings~

Sandi said...

PS I am also a follower! yippee! lol

Caroline said...

I would love to enter your giveaway...everything is so pretty, especially the pillow. I am already a follower and would like to say thank you for the chance.

La said...

Happy Anniversary!

Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway. I would love to win.

La said...

I am a follower.

La said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar.

Marydon said...

Brenda, congrats! on your 400th, what a lovely way to celebrate!

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Your treasures are just gorgeous & so sweet, as always. Love that breahtaking pillow.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Marydon said...

I am also a follower, Brenda.

Thank you for such a beautiful giveaway.

Have a lovely week ~
Marydon

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet giveaway! We all love pretty things..especially pink! Thank you! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower! I hope you'll visit me soon, too! ♥

Nancy said...

What a delightful giveaway. I really do like the shaker and the washcloth.

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Felicidades Brenda por tus 400 seguidores, haces cosas preciosas, me encantaría participas en tu sorteo.
Ya también hago un sorteo , que quedas invitada.Pongo tu anuncio en mi blog y seré un seguidor nuevo.
Un saludo
Rosa

Marian said...

Tienes unos trabajos preciosos. Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, son unos regalos muy dulces.
Besos

Donna said...

HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY! And, congratulations on 400 followers.

Please count me in on your lovely giveaway!

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I follow your blog and glad I do....

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

pammysue4 said...

you have a beautiful blog and so much talent.~congratulayions~

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

Your giveaway is stunning!! Pick me pick me pick me pick meeee! ^..^

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I'm a follower too!!! :D

Lynn said...

Pick me! So love the each item.
I am your newest follower
I have the photo linking back to your blog on my blog. Checked to make sure it does link.

Thank you for your generous give-away.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

It's me again, I found the link and put the photo of your blog on mine, now heading over to etsy to see your lovely pillows, then ebay. uh oh.
Linda

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

HI!!! I am a follower and these are so pretty!!! hugs

Sarah said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win...I'd love to receive those beautiful prizes!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower too!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Sarah said...

I've put your giveaway button on my blog!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Teri Ann said...

Brenda,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I am new to blogging (started it a year ago, got scared and didn't come back until this month!) I have copied and posted your button on my blog (very proud of myself for figuring out how to do that...lol) Thanks for entering me into the drawing for you beautiful pink creations. My FAVORITE color is rose bud pink!
Hugs,
Teri

Eiju said...

Congratulations from Finland! What a lovely blog you have...and lovely giveaway!

Seija

Eiju said...

I am your follower!

CottageRose said...

Hi, Brenda! Everything in your giveaway is so beautiful, as is your blog!
Deb, qoq_1@hotmail.com

CottageRose said...

I am a follower also!
Deb, qoq_1@hotmail.com

Home and Heart said...

OH! I almost missed it!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE enter me!!!! Thank you!

Home and Heart said...

I am a VERY happy follower too!!!

Home and Heart said...

Even though it's late, I added you to my sidebar!!

Cindy said...

Lovely giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

I'm a new follower, glad I found you! Coming from Wildflowers & Country Roads blog.

Valarie said...

What a truly wonderful giveaway. I would be thrilled to win such wonderful goodies. xxoo Valarie

Valarie said...

I am a very happy follower. xxoo Valarie

Carol said...

What a lovely giveaway! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!
Carol

Carol said...

I'm a long time follower too.
Hugs,
Carol

Joni said...

I'm new to blogging but love your stuff - everything is so pretty!!!

malu2 said...

Felicidades por tus seguidores!!!!!!!
me gustaria participar en tu sorteo.ya te hice un comentario y ha desaparecido,te estoy anunciando en mi blog desde el primer dia .Besos.

malu2 said...

Gracías por tu sorteo, tus trabajos son magnificos,estas como favorita en mi blog.Besos.

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Hello there!

I just found your lovely blog, and have become a follower. :) You have a gorgeous giveaway that you are having; such pretty pink inspiration!

Love,

Marqueta

cmoh said...

That is the most gorgious towel I think I have ever seen! and the cake, oh I am soooooooooo hungry right now...

Ijust discovered your blog and can't wait to see whta you do in the future your very talented.

Please include me in the drawing for your wonderful anniversary giveaway. and congratulations on 1 year!

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