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~ A Give-Away and a big Thank you ~

By: mario On: 08:49
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  • Just a quick update Ladies!: I had a few emails asking what time the give-away closes, I'll be drawing a name from the Random generator at 9pm est. tonight! Thank you all so much!!

    Hello sweet friends! It's time for another Give-away!
    I always wish for more time in a day, but since that isn't possible, this is my only way of Thanking you all for all your support, love , and friendship! Having my little blog has meant so much to me, but only because of the connection I feel towards all of you and all the inspiration I feel back! I was actually inspired to do this give-away because of a question that was sent to me, asking me "what inspires me to use so much color in my house?"... Well, I think that started with my love of the French Country Cottage decor that sprung up everywhere a few years back. This wasn't "new" design, but the infusion of all the lovely French fabrics and importing of such pretties really flourished in the late 90's. So I was asked to do it for many clients and therefor I fell in love with it too! :) For me, I wanted my own Cottage to still have little bits of Pinks, Sages, and baby blues, so I just trusted my instincts and stuck with my heart and decided to mix all the deep rich hues of French country with the soft cottage palette I've always loved. So that answers that :) I love mixing :) .....So onto the give-away.... Using the French kitchen as an inspiration, The Give-Away includes: 30" round French lace table cloth , a French Vintage Le Creuset 6 1/2" saute pan, a 3 1/2" x 2" French copper butter pot , and a Pierre Deux mini style book....All you have to do is leave a comment :) If you would like 2 chances to win, just post about my give-away on your blog using the picture above. And leave me a second comment saying you did. Thanks Ladies!! I'll be picking the winner on Friday Oct. 30th!

    ( if you don't have a blog that's perfectly ok too, just leave me your email address in the comment )

    Here is everything together, above... The butter pot was something I treated myself to years ago at Williams Sonoma, I think I paid about $65.00 for that little guy , but the French swear it's the best thing to melt butter with! And so pretty you can just leave it on the table top too!

    The pictures in Pierre Deux's little Style Book are scrumptiously French! ( above ) Oh I just love all the colors and the fabrics of Provence!

    A few more pics of the butter pot and book....

    Up close, stamped ...

    The French table cloth is handmade and has the most beautiful detail work! I couldn't seem to get my camera to focus as up close as I wanted, but the handy work is gorgeous and it's pristine!.... Note to self: take a photography class! lol

    The blue tablecloth under it , isn't part of the lace, I just tried to use something to give you an idea....

    The Le Creuset saute pan is Vintage French ( and stamped on the bottom ) , a few years back I went into a bidding war on EBay to get it too! :) I have many pieces from this collection, so I can part with one for my dear bloggers!

    I love give-aways because it gives me a chance to say Thank You!! I wish I could give you all something, when I win lotto , I'll let you know :) Until then, this will have to do. But Thank you all for being such wonderful friends! I love your comments and read every one! My goal this week is to blog surf and get some free time to see you all too!

    This Island below is not ( lol ) part of the give-away, shucks! But I wanted to spread some more French Cottage fairy dust around. :) This is from Pierre Deux, and so are the pictures to follow below. I am so influenced by this raw , colorful, bold and yet soft kind of design. Simply fabulous! I think I'd put this island in a more colorful kitchen, but the island itself speaks to me: "COOK and CHOP here! " :)

    This pillow below is on my wish list :) !

    When I saw the Fall catalog from Pierre Deux and saw this woman below, I just about yelled out: Omg, I need her here in my house! She is on my list now too! Look at that skirt? Oh my heavens :) love it!

    I just adore their wreath, such pretty colors for Autumn...Hmmm, maybe I'll paint my front door French Blue?? I'm liking that idea :)

    Well ladies , I hope you had a nice visit to my give-away and also my inspiration for it too!

    I cannot end today's post with out a HUGE Thank you also to Tina from Cherry Hill Cottage !! I read my new comments from the previous post this morning and Tina had left me a comment telling me she had placed me on Blogs.com list of the Top Ten Cottage Blogs!! Words cannot tell you how much that meant to me! She is such a sweetie! And one of the main inspirations for me opening my own blog too! I know you all know her, she's famous here in blogland and probably everywhere :) But if you don't , you've got to see her perfectly Cottage blog! Her home is fabulous to say the least, and her use of color is magical!

    Thank you Tina, I was so honored!! and I'm still blushing :)!

    I hope you all enjoy a wonderful week and weekend ahead!

    With much love and appreciation!! xox

    ~ Cynthia ~


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