Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Prizes and One for You (200th Post Giveaway)

As promised, here are some pictures of the special things I found on my trip. I don't think I bought a lot considering I was down there for four days and shopped pretty much every day. I did find that, for the most part, prices were pretty high. It didn't really bother me too much, just made my bargain finds that much sweeter.

Here's a group shot. I found the lovely floral box, cute little flower pot, vintage floral curtains, vintage floral fabric, and new fabric all at Country Roads. The sign holder was found at a funky junk shop/costume shop in Fallbrook. The textured/paintable wallpaper was found at Rusty Creek Boutique, also in Fallbrook. I got the cute pink and cream dish towels at Serendipty in Temecula. The stack of vintage linens came from my Aunt. Some I think belonged to my Grandma.



Close up of cute flower pot. I already have a bigger version of this one, but I couldn't resist this sweetie at only $3.00.



Better view of fabric purchases. Pair of vintage curtains on left, vintage floral fabric on right and newer decorator fabric in the middle.




In my last post I mentioned that I was having trouble coming up with a giveaway idea to celebrate my 200th post. First off, I can hardly believe I've been at this for 200 posts (actually this is the 203rd post). So, since this was a special occasion, and because I really love to do giveaways, I wanted to make sure it was something special.


In the past, I've given away vintage wallpaper packets, crafting supplies, a little pretty tussy mussie, etc., but, I've never given away something I made. So, I decided I would make something special for one lucky reader of my blog. Here it is!



What do you think? You likie?

I made this pretty pillow using a bouquet of some of my favorite vintage Glen Court Barkcloth, a little ticking stripe fabric, antique lace and some creamy pom pom fringe. The back is a simple paisley pattern and I made this pillow cover to be removeable so it can be washed easily. I guess I should also mention that the pillow insert is made of feathers.

(Back)

I think it turned out lovely and am thinking how easy it would be to just keep it. Doesn't it look cute in my little blue chair? Just kidding! If you would like a chance to win this pillow, just leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner bright and early Monday morning, March 2nd. Wow, can't believe it's almost March. Where did February go?

FYI, Debbie over at My Shabby Roses is having her 100th post giveaway. Drop by her blog to enter to win a fab giftie.

I want to again thank you all for coming here to check out my little ramblings and pictures. Whether you leave comments or not, just knowing you stopped by to see what I've been up to warms my heart. Here's to the next 200!

68 comments:

Lori said...

oh my!!! how gorgeous is that pillow...please add my name to win...i love the goodies you found on your trip...the box is especially lovely to me:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Lisa.. awesome giveaway and congrats on your 200th post.. may there is another 200 wonderful post from you.. and do count me in your giveaway! and the floral box you bought is my fave!..

Becky said...

I love your pillow. Count me in. Congrats on your 200th post.

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Your pillow is lovely! I am definitely adding my name to the entries! Congratulations on your 200th post!

Blessings-

Christa
Chloe Rose
Kindred Roses

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh!!! I'd love to win your pretty pillow! Count me in! Congratulations on your 200th (I mean 203rd) post! (o: Here's to another 200!

Thanks so much for mentioning my Giveaway. I'll put your name in another time!

You're the BEST!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty little pillow! Do you ever make any to sell on ebay? You should! Please count me in for the giveaway. Here's to another 200 post! :)

Serendipit-Us said...

Lisa~ The pillow is simply beautiful (which I would have said, even if you weren't doing a give-away :-)Double congratulations on your 200th post! Isn't it amazing how time flies here? A few days ago, I was thinking: "I must be approaching my 50th post" and realized I passed that 17 (or so) posts ago. OOPS. Decided to do a give-away anyway. I'm such a rule breaker :-)
Many blessings!
Kimberly

lakebrat said...

Oh I am loving that pillow. The fabric is just gorgeous and would look perfect on my bed! Sure hope that I get drawn. Congrats on your 200th post!
Robin

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Lisa, I lovie that pillow!!It is realllly pretty♥
WOW~~Congrats on your 200th post, that is HUGE,(especially when you are on your 7th~~lol!)
Oh and your trip treasures are wonderful..all of it!

Hugs♥
~Lynn

Sally Hackney said...

Congrats Lisa on post #200! I came over from Maison Douce. Please put me in your drawing!
Sally sjhackney@yahoo.com

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Especially love the floral box....

Little Cottage said...

Lisa,
Just to cute for words!
Sign me in :o))
Sylvi

Sinta said...

I am drooling over all the goodies you purchased down in Temecula and the area! Sooo...cute. Happy blog-anniversary! I am just about ready to embark on starting my own blog. The pillows are beautiful. That is sucha great idea/using vintage draperies!

Sue@Serendipity said...

Just lovely and I am so happy to enter my name for the drawing. Thank you,Lisa!

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Happy 200th Dear! Of course I have to enter this giveaway! You got some great finds on your trip!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Love all these prizes!!! Count me in.
Have a geat day.
Julie

Gail said...

Lisa,
It's gorgeous, I'm thanking you in advance, just in case I'm lucky enough to win!!!!
Got my fingers crossed....
Gail

Jessica said...

Gorgeous pillow! I would love, love, love to win it! Congrats on 200+ posts; your blog is on my Google reader so I never miss a post. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, that is such a lovely pillow! I am a paisley fan, and a vintage floral fabric fan! Count me in, please!

shelese said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Station 521 said...

Love that pillow! Pick me....am a faithful reader and when I get up to Portland always stop at Monticello to look at your lovely booth! Congratulations on your 200th (203rd) post!
Debbie

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I would love winning that beautiful pillow. I love bark cloth.

Pallas said...

Barkcloth and ticking are two of my all time favorites, and your pillow is stunning - I like! I'm not too far from Fallbrook, but haven't been there in years. Think I need to make a trip soon. Glad you had a nice trip - So Cal has a lot of great places to visit.

Pallas

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Me likie!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh please please please add my name to your giveaway. I love this pillow and would be so happy to win it.

Congrats on your 200th post!

Hugs,
Joanne

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Okay, I absolutely NEED that gorgeous pillow!!
:)
Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway~
~Becca~

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow you bought some treasures while you were away.
Love your giveaway pillow - so pretty
Alison

Swampgirl said...

I love the pillow, please sign me up! I'll be having a little giveaway on Feb. 28th to celebrate my first year of blogging!

Shabby Kim said...

Wow... 200+ posts. That's quite an accomplishement. Congrats to you. Enjoyed seeing all of you pretty new treasures you found. The floral box and fabrics are so pretty. Would love to be the lucky winner of your beautiful handmade pillow. I have just the spot for it, so pleaase enter me in your drawing.. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Lorri said...

I love the pillow! Please add me to your giveaway! I am having one too, please pop over and sign up!
Lorri

VintageCrafter said...

OH MY! What an amazing pillow it is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your 200th-203rd post. That is wonderful. Please add my name to your draw box as I would be delighted and thrilled to bits to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to be "lucky!
*smiles*
Carol

Florence said...

I love the roses and have always been drawn to anything that had roses on it. I would love to win the pillow.

bella shabby said...

Congratulations Lisa , I am so impressed. 200!! Love the pillow, is that pink Glencourt I see? Sign me up , please!

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

Congrats on 200 Lisa! I am coming to your neck of the woods tomorrow! Can't wait to chacek out your booth at Monte's, never a disappointment. I adore the pillow you made, just beautiful!
xoxo, Tiffany

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Lisa, I think your pillow is just too sweet! And I too, love the vintage barkcloth! I would love to win it so please add me to your list of hopefuls!
xxxooo
Marilyn

debi @ life in my studio said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!! I love the little pillow, you did a beautiful job!

The Golden Touch said...

My name is Magda from PA USA,I came across your wonderful blog,congratulations on the work done. Here is the link to my side.

http://neutralpalette.blogspot.com/

And I hope you can put me in the prise list, I'll add your link to my blog.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I have a quite a way to go yet before I reach that number of entries as I only started my very own first blog yesterday. Still getting used to it all. The selection of goodies is mouthwatering! Count me in in the giveaway please.
Isabelle x

LindaSonia said...

Wowie... love that pillow. Please count me in on your giveaway. Congrats on 200 posts!! LindaSonia

Claudia said...

The pillow is beautiful! I love vintage barkcloth. Happy 200th post!

Halo Hill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Great finds and the beautiful things you've made with them!

Hugs,
Sheila

The White Bench said...

Hi Lisa!
The pillow is simply beautiful! Love your finds, too.
Congrats on your 200 th post!
Monica x.

cherished*vintage said...

Great finds from you trip Lisa! This pillow is darling, and I wanna win it!! I love all the furniture you just picked up. My bedside tables were a vanity once, and I think that would be a great thing for you to make with the vanity too. Congrats on your 203rd post - keep 'em coming!
-Karoline

vintagesue said...

congrats on the post!!!! i want to see 200 more!! loving your blog!!
count me in!!
v.sue

Recycled Rita said...

I would love to win this pretty pillow! And it is more special because it is homemade! Happy 200th! karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

white o'morn cottage said...

It's so lovely. I would love to win something like this gorgeous pillow...pam

~~Deby said...

oh I think this pillow is beautiful...and you are generous to offer it...put my name in..please.
Deby
yesipray at gmail dot com

~Nancy~ said...

Aren't you so talented?!
Love that pillow and you are a woman after my own heart with a love for pink roses!
Congrats on 200!
Thanks for the chance!

Jean Tuthill said...

You did a beautiful job on the pillow, please enter my name in your drawing. Congratulations on your 200th post!

vintageyorkies said...

Beautiful pillow! Please enter me! Looking forward to seeing you and your pretties at the Farm Chicks!

Floss said...

What a lovely cushion! I am a lazy cushion-maker (i.e. I always sew them up so they can't be removed for easy washing). I would love to have the chance to win your proper cushion.

Llyn M said...

What sweet giveaways! Count me in! I've posted it on my sidebar :-)

Val said...

What a wonderful pillow! Hard to choose which side I like better!
I have a blue chair...
Val

lvroftiques said...

Whew!! I made it over just in time to be eligible! I found your blog through Isabels and I must say you have some lovely stuff! The pillow is wonderful! And I would love to win it! Please enter me! Vanna

Secondhandrose said...

What a generous and beautiful giveaway. You did a splendid job. Please add my name to the drawing. Come for a visit.
karen

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I likie! I likie! Please add my name to your give away. This is absolutely beautiful and already has a home if I should be so lucky to win it.
Thank you for the wonderful give away.
Patricia :o)

Marilyn said...

Hi... I just love these goodies.. can you add me to your giveaway please. This is so much fun. Marilyn

Heidi Lee said...

That pillow is just gorgeous. Please add me to your giveaway. Thanks. Heidi

Debbie said...

very nice pillow(not to mention our lovely blog..) this is my first blog comment anywhere....

Debbie

Draffin Bears said...

congratulations on your 200th post.
You got some lovely things on your trip away.

Your pillow is really pretty and I love the colours.

Enjoy your weekend
Carolyn

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Wow! What a cute pillow. Congrats on your 200th post. Please enter me.

Hugs :)

Irma

Tammy said...

Oh, yes, me likie!!! Sign me up! Wow! 203 posts...amazing! Congrats!

The Faded Cottage said...

Hi Lisa,
I love all the goodies in your give away, that floral box is tooo sweet!! How thoughtful of adding that home made pillow, just gorgeous! Please enter my name into the give away, I'm keeping my fingers crossed:)), Janice

vintagebejoyful said...

this is so darling, I love your blog and read often, however I have never left a message, my friend in crime Tracey over at Notes from a cottage industry informed me I needed to start leaving comments so when my blog is up and running I will have some friends.....please add my name to your faboulous giveaway, can't wait to meet you at Farm Chicks!

vintagebejoyful said...

This is just darling, I love your blog and read it ofen, however I have never left a comment, my friend Tracey over at notes from a cottage industry told me I must start leaving messages, if I ever want to have anyone read the blog she is helping me to get going.....please enter my name for your faboulous pillow, can't wait to meet you at Farm Chicks! Best wishes and Congratulations on your 203rd post! The Other Tracey

She'sSewPretty said...

Congrats on your 200th post Lisa! I think I've probably read them all!

LuluBelleRose said...

Congratulations on 200 posts!

I only met you about 140 posts in but became hooked immediately bookmarking "A Thing for Roses" into my favorites so that I'd never miss you!

Serendipity came into play the day I happened to be at Monticello and kept 'bumping' into that sweet face knowing I'd seen her somewhere before.

Then it hit me! I was in the presence of a REAL CELEBRITY and was completely gob smacked!

What to do, what to do?????

I so wanted to say hello, but was terrified at the prospect of interrupting both Lisa and her friend Isabel.

Finally working up enough courage to go up and say hello I quickly discovered that Lisa (and Isabel too) was even sweeter in person than she was on her blog! She could not have been more gracious and kind at my star struck ramblings.

Thank you Lisa for all the work you do keeping us all entertained & sharing what is so near and dear to your heart in a way that touches ours.

Every day I check "A Thing for Roses" and still, 60 plus posts since discovering you, get all giddy when I see a new date pop up and know there is a 'present' from you to us all waiting to be read.

Again, Congratulation on 200 posts -- can't wait for the next 200!!

Kindest Regards,

Cindy aka LuluBelleRose
Farmer0nTheDell@aol.com

Forget Me Not Dreams said...

Many congrats on your 200th post! Wow, that's a lot of time and energy!! Your pillow is gorgeous and I'm prepared to receive it in the mail!!! My friend & I did a wonderful road trip from here in Portland to Arizona last year, junking and laughing the entire way. I know how much fun you must have had with your family!! (Prices were really high last year!)
Hope to see you at the Chicks affair in Spokane! Happy sales!!
Karen