October 5, 2011

A Giveaway and Fall Touches

...touches of Autumn around my shabby white mantel...I think I'll link this up to White Wednesday at Faded Charm~ 
These sweet little resin pumpkins were a horrid orange, but thankfully they took well to the paintbrush
I scored this lovely silver bucket at a tag sale for $1.00!!!  My friend and fellow shop girl Mary (aka Chanel's Shabby Rose) gave me these lovely little bottles.  I added some french script paper to the inside of the bottles. Very simple and packs a punch, don't you think?

They nestle very nicely alongside the antique bottle with old label. I'm linking this up at  Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground.
Here is an old 1902 Holy Communion Certificate.  Very French looking and the colors just whisper "Fall" to me.

Look at this huge pumpkin I scored at Home Goods! It's heavier than it looks, and it came just like that...no painting required.  All for only $12.99
And what is Fall without some lovely dried hydrangeas I ask you?  (resting in a basket I bought at Brimfield)
This is my little pumpkin vignette on my dining room table
The cherubs wanted in on the fun too...
Some adorable paper flowers in my kitchen
I added this sweet basket with delicate flowers against my aprons for a "Fall" touch
And what speaks of Fall better than Jeanne D'Arc Magazine? It's loaded with beautiful ideas to incorporate Fall into your home, mixed with french/farmhouse style.  If you haven't had the pleasure of getting your hands on one of these...you may be in luck.... 

They can be ordered on line and retail between $25.00 and $28.00 depending on who you order from.
Now for the good part....

One lucky reader will have the chance to win one of these exquisite magazines in my giveaway. (flowers and vase not included)  I'm celebrating reaching 200 followers! (well, now a little over)
You need to do two things to enter:


1. Follow my blog and leave a comment that you do


2. Grab my giveaway button on my sidebar and add it to yours...or mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. (and mention that you did)  You can do both in one comment if you like!

That's it...Giveaway runs between October 5th and 19th with the winner being announced on the 20th!

Good luck and happy Fall to everyone!!
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34 comments:

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'm a follower! I'm having two linky parties one for fall decor and one for giveaways, I hope you will come by and link up! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm enjoying the white fall color this year. I have a few white pumpkins too.
Congrat's on 22 followers. I'd love to win your giveaway. I do follow your blog.
Deb

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

oops, that's 200 followers!
Deb

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I am new here. I am not following solely for the giveaway though! I love your blog! I saw you on White Wednesday. I will add your button to my sidebar. Visit me sometime at Junkaholicsunanimous!

Amber

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Hi I am a new follower, and not just for the giveaway! I really like your blog, I found you on White Wednesday at faded charm. I am adding your button to my sidebar. Visit me sometime, I love new friends!

Amber

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i ma LOVIN your Fall vignettes karen! soooo gorgeous! you have given me lots of ideas! as for your giveaway..it's lovely too! I would be thrilled to have the Autumn issue of JDL! :) Merci!

Amy Kinser said...

I love your basket hanging in front of those aprons. Gorgeous vignette...

Susan said...

Karen, you have such a way with vignettes! I devoured each and every treasure you displayed with such thoughtfulness. LOVE the pumpkins and especially that basket hanging against your adorable aprons. Wonderful!
Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. I'd feel guilty winning from you again...but would love that JDL issue. :)
- Susan

Susan said...

I just added your button to my sidebar. Crossing my fingers!
- Susan

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Karen...loving the basket against the aprons! Making me want to buy the one at the shop now!! JDL...count me in...thanks!

Passionate for White said...

Great Fall displays - loving all the white pumpkins!

Amy said...

I follow your blog. Beautiful fall decor. Thanks, Amy
Raggedyamy24@aol.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love it all! The white pumpkins and ribbons are sublime! Visiting from Common Ground. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

Kathy said...

I am loving all your beautiful vignettes! So glad I found you - congratulations on reaching 200! I am your newest follower! I will put your button on my sidebar!

God Bless,

Kathy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hi there, welcome to Blogland. I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I'm a new follower and I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

Hugs,
Judy

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

perfect timing! the 5th being my birthday!!
gfc following ~
+
giveaway button on fhc sidebar...

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway. This magazine looks like such a dreamy romantic one. I know I would love it. I just signed up to follow you and I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Danielle

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

It all looks so fab!! And I would LOVE to enter your giveaway for a chance to win this wonderful magazine ♥ I am already one of your followers :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

And I have your Giveaway button on my sidebar with it linked right back to this post ~ got my fingers, arms, legs, etc... crossed, LOL :)

Anonymous said...

oooh...i'd love this -i'm a new follower! Esther from fleurcottage @ fleurcottage@ymail.com

My Sparrows Nest said...

So nice of you! I would love to win! New follower!

Ellie said...

I follow, and love, your inspiring blog. Since I do not have a blog at this time, I can't complete #2 in your giveaway rules. Therefore, I understand I will not be entered.

pballard said...

I became a follower on your blog. Thanks for the chance!

pballard said...

I also mentioned this giveaway on my blog..

Debbie said...

I'm here from Common Ground, and am having a ball going through your blog posts!
Your house is awesome!!! LOVE the whites, and French decor!!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Karen!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such kind comments. I'm glad you entered my giveaway! Your blog is lovely - I really like your fall vignettes! Count me in on this giveaway too - I am now following along! :)

Hugs,
Jessie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I also added your giveaway to my blog sidebar. :) Have a great weekend!


~Jessie

Candylei said...

Thank you for offering this super magazine in a giveaway. Believe it or not I haven't seen an actual copy only photographs online! I am not a follower. Running to put your button on my side bar. Have a great Sunday.

Marapuama said...

Beautiful pictures, well-chosen details and colors.
I love your house, ideas, decorations.
I will be a constant reader.
I do not know if I can save the giveaway, because we live so far apart, but I'll try.

Wish you a nice week !

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Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your lovely pictures. No wonder you have been featured in a magzine. I am a follower and would love to win either of the magazines in your giveaway. It would be a great birthday present for me as it arrives a little later this month.

Forgot to add the importance of First Communion as it is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Two of my grandchildren will be Confirmed on the 30th of this month. What a treasure your First Communion certificate you showed us on your site. A special moment in time for any soul seeking to love God more.
With gratitude,
Sylvia Faye

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I'm late getting over here, I'm a follower and I'd love to be entered in the wonderful giveaway! xoxo

Lady Pamela said...

I found your blog from A Cottage Muse and I really enjoyed all of it. I can't believe I nearly missed the giveaway! I will try to link up the button, but I don't know if I remember how, but I definitely will become a follower.
Thanks so much for the lovely photos.

Lady Pamela said...

I managed to get your regular button posted - I hope that will work OK.
*Smiles*

Revi said...

I'm featuring your rake in a post tomorrow! Love the look of it with your linens...
-Revi