Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cottage Charm Giveaway

When I started this blog in February of this year, I began thinking of the Cottage Charm Giveaway hosted by Kim at Twice Remembered.  I knew I wanted to participate but I wasn't sure what I'd give away-- besides, May seemed so far off.

May - the month I'd be pulling out flip flops, relaxing with a good book in our hammock under blue skies, going out for soft-serve chocolate ice cream and watching Imani play countless baseball games. 

May, the first course to summer.

It's hard to believe it's half over!  All month I've been thinking about the Cottage Charm Giveaway, watching as talented bloggers put together great giveaways that demonstrate what "cottage" means to them.

I thought of buying something or getting a gift card -- those are always great giveaways.

But I wanted to give something that I created with my own hands.  What represents "cottage" more than something homeade?

Unfortunately, my quilting skills aren't yet up to par. . .

and since I'm moving, I don't have a whole lot of time for crafts.

I could knit, but it's nearly summer and wool doesn't exactly conjure feelings of summer.

So, I decided I'd give away a white monogrammed platter.

I can't say exactly what shape it will be, because that's part of the treasure hunt.

If you win,  you can let me know what letter you'd like on your platter and I will order it and create it for you.

It will look similar to the one I made that is displayed in our living room:



This giveaway will close at 5pm Monday, May 31 and is open to all US residents, regardless of if you have a blog or not.  You can enter up to four times by doing the following:

1. For one entry, leave a comment on this post and tell me one of your favorite blogs (besides Decorating Addiction and besides your own) and why you like it.

2. For a second entery, follow this blog-- leave a separate comment mentioning that you are part of the "support group."

3.  For a third entry, blog about this giveaway and link back to it (leave a comment telling me you did so)

4.  For a fourth entry, post my button on your page.

Remember to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!  Good luck!  I'm looking forward to discovering a bunch of great blogs!


82 comments:

  1. Hi, I found your blog comment on HOH and decided to take a looksy and glad I did! I love giveaways and the platter you have displayed with the A is already made for me! ;) Oh, and I love House of Hepworths because she cracks me up and has great ideas.

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  2. I am now part of the support group. :)

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  3. I am part of the support group! :))

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  4. I like so many blogs out there, hard to pick just one to mention. One of my favorites for quite some time has been Calamity Kim. she has so many ideas and tutorials too. and I love her aprons!

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  5. I added you to my blogroll on my sidebar (I don't put up the buttons) so I hope that is good enough!

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  6. Sorry, my email is emily@decorchick.com...

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  7. Love the design*sponge blog, she has a great variety of topics. Thanks for being part of the giveaway

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  8. One of my favorite blogs is Brenda's Shabby Cats & Roses, it's shabbylicious.

    Best wishes.

    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  9. I'm now part of the Support Group! Thanks for such a lovely giveaway, what fun.

    Hope to win,

    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  10. I've been part of the support group for awhile. Great idea to give away a monogrammed platter like yours. I've been following the story since the first one.

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  11. My favorite blog besides yours and mine? I'm not sure I can pick just one. I like different ones for different reasons. If you haven't checked it out, check out In Pursuit of Martha Points. It's just hilarious. So is Tidbits from the Tremaynes.

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  12. One of my favorite blogs is
    http://pinkshabby.blogspot.com/ otherwise known as Sandy's place, she has amazing decor and great project ideas.

    ilisau@hotmail.com

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  13. I am now a follower or part of your support group!

    ilisau@hotmail.com

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  14. you button is on my sidebar on my blog!

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  15. I am a follower of your blog. I do like it. :) Not mine so much, though. I do like http://kari-youcanmakeit.blogspot.com/, at u create. she links a ton of different activities and i love it.

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  16. I am part of your support group. hehe

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  17. i love to read six cherries on top for her great perspective and bloggy advice. i also love a beach cottage for her beachy decorating ideas.

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  18. i'm a part of the support group!

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  19. One of my favorite blogs is for Kenya's Kids In Need-- http://kenyaskidsinneed.blogspot.com/ It's a grass roots sponsorship of children going to school in a slum in Nairobi. They've done awesome things with this school. I sponsor 3 kids thru it.

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  20. And absolutely I am a follower! :-)

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  21. One of my favorite blogs is Nancys Daily Dish. Her blog has wonderful recipes plus her tablescapes are really beautiful.

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  22. Well, since I'm the only one out there without a monogramed something this is a great giveaway for me. I think one of favorite site is Funky Junk Interiors. Always something amazing.

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  23. Oh and I just became a follower :)

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  24. Please count me in
    for a chance to win.
    Thank you.

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  25. I'm a new follower.
    Thank you.

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  26. awesome giveaway!!!! Love the idea of monogram...we have nothing that is monogrammed.

    Thank you for this opportunity :)

    Are you anywhere near Lake George?
    Susan

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  27. member of your support group :)
    Susan

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  28. Stephenie,

    Please include me in your wonderful giveaway.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  29. I LOVE 52 Flea and Fiona and Twig. Sorry, couldn't decide on just one.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  31. (Sorry, I removed the above post because I didn't follow directions, LOL!) I love the blog "Goodwill Hunting" about thrift shopping -- because that's what I'm always doing myself! I love your Support Group, though -- that's adorable. I would be happy to win your lovely plate with my initial "L" -- thanks for the chance!

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win! I adore The Fairfield house blog. Shes a wonderful person inside and out!

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  33. One of my new favorite blogs is The Lettered Cottage. I'm redoing my kitchen from inspiration from hers and it's turnign out SO cute! I would love a chance to win your giveaway. alizuchowski[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  34. One of my favorite blogs is Style Me Pretty. I love the wide variety of weddings they display in their blog entries, especially the DIY chic ceremony and reception details. I get a lot of inspiration from their entries. I also love Homesick Texan. She makes being a Texan expat in the north so much easier!

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  35. P.S. I'm part of the "support group."
    My email address is: d.porter.86@gmail.com

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  36. I've got so many that I look forward to reading that I really can't narrow it down, but if my arm were twisted I guess it would have to be Thrifty Decor Chick {one of the first decorating blogs I found}. Love the idea of a monogramed platter!

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  37. Stephenie,

    Sorry I didn't see that you wanted us to mention a favorite blog and why ... besides yours :) ...
    Our wonderful hostess of the Cottage Charm Give Away with the mostest who inspired me to start blogging, TWICE REMEMBERED!

    Deborah

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  38. One of my favorite blogs is Rebecca Ersfeld for Vintage Living. Her blog was one that has inspired me to be creative and was one of the first blogs I followed. I love what you have planned to giveaway.

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  39. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and have become a follower so I will visit again soon.

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  40. I like MissMustardSeed and a ton of others! Thanks for the chance at your neat giveaway!

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  41. Hello sweet Stephenie - I would love the chance to win a monogrammed plate! How special is that! One of my fave blogs is The Nesting Place. I have received so much inspiration from Nester over this past year!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  42. Hello sweet Stephenie - I'm a new follower of your blog and a part of the support group!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  43. I love Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Thank you for a chance to win!

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com
    alyssalb@gmail.com

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  44. I am part of your support group! :)

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com
    alyssalb@gmail.com

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  45. Hello sweet Stephenie - I've added your button to my sidebar! Thank you for another chance. Fingers crossed!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  46. I have too many great blogs to list, I love the one who are inspired, the ones who give me all the great decorating idea, I love the ones who make me feel better about myself because I read their post that day. I don't have a blog myself and I love reading all of yours.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  47. I now follow your blog, make me feel good, give me some of your inspired ideas.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  48. Hi Stephenie! Love your name (mine is Stephanie!)

    I'm sooo in love with anything monogrammed that this giveaway is right up my alley. Please enter me for a chance to win.

    One of my favorite blogs is Miss Rhea's Sweet N Shabby Blog ~ pure beautiful eye candy in soft pastel colors always!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  49. I'm thrilled to be a new member of your support group, as decorating is a REAL addiction!

    Forgot to mention that my email address is on my blogger profile page!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  50. I've now added your blog button and a link back to you on my blog. Please stop by and visit me and enter my Cottage Charm Giveaway, toO!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  51. What a lovely platter! I would LOVE to be lucky enough to win this! Put my name in the hat please! Hugs, Sue K

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  52. I'm going to assume that I am the winner and go ahead and let you know I will need a 'B' on my platter. I hope that sends positive energy for my comment to win.....fingers crossed and everything! This is so fun finding all these great new blogs like yours. Thanks!
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy
    P.S. one of my very fav blogs is chez fifi

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  53. I really like The Vintage Workshop!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  54. I follow you and am part of the Support Group...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  55. One of my favorite blogs is called Hip2Save. I have learned how to save so much money from her.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  56. One of my favorite blogs is Dianeknottsmusings. She is so creative and has such great ideas. The platter is beautiful and I would love one. Thanks for the opportunity

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  57. I am now a member of the support group.

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  58. To choose one! One of the top on my list has to be Once Upon A Plate. Great recipes - terrific photos!
    the platter giveaway is sweet!
    Kathy

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  59. Stephanie,
    I also became a follower!
    Hope you checked out my Cottage Charm Giveaway @
    www.blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com

    Kathy

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  60. I have a lot of fav blogs too but, I really enjoy Just a Girl. http://j-a-girl.blogspot.com/

    I never heard back from you when I let you know we live so close to each other. Sorry if it creeped you out or something.

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  61. And now I have your button. Have an awesome day!

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  62. I love Tip Junkie, UCreate & one Pretty Thing for inspiration!

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  63. There are so many well-known blogs like Lettered Cottage that I inhale, son in an effort to plug a "best kept secret," I would say Sincerely Yours Paper.

    http://sincerelyyoursonline.blogspot.com/

    Amy's paper products are divine but I love the glimpses of her home best!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Abigail

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  64. I love all things monogrammed! Thanks for your generosity. There are SO many blogs I like! One of my favorites is Between Naps on the Porch...who wouldn't like a blog with a name like that? She has such style in her decorating and lovely pictures. I also like Stone Rabbit because I love all things rabbit and she is just so cute and funny!

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  65. Hi Stephanie! ONe of my favorite of the many blogs I follow is

    http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/

    Dawn is a sweetheart!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautifully personalized plate! Love it!

    If you haven't already, please come check out my giveaway as well!

    Have a great day!
    Lori

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  66. Awesome! I love "Twice Remembered Cottage" and MADE. They both just have such great ideas that anyone can do.
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  67. Support groopie #135! That has to be a lucky number, right?

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  68. Love the platters! Now, besides your blog, I always enjoy reading Lola B's blog. Love her writing style and she just got back from France! I have LOTS of favorites!

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  69. Oh my fingers are crossed for such sweetness.
    I hope you'll enter my giveaway as well.

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  70. I love The Shabby Nest... I get lots of ideas on their Frugal Fridays
    http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/

    Come by my blog to enter my giveaway, too:
    http://KeepinUpWithTheTatums.blogspot.com

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  71. Thank you for the chance to win - I'm a fan of The Pioneer Woman!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  72. One of my favorite blogs is The Thrifty Designer, because she has such lovely finds and ideas--oh, and because she's my daughter! I also like Crafteen (my granddaughter) and Prairie Flower Farm. I know, that's three. Do I have to remove two of them? Blessings,

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  73. one of my favorite blogs is Fly through Our Window... she has great pictures and has done a wonderful job renovating their fixer upper!

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  74. bon jour from louisiana! i started reading your blog after your spring mantel was featured on TLC. it's been fun! i have lots o' design blog favs but my #1 pic would have to be The Lettered Cottage. Thanks for sharing your design love with the rest of us! xo

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  75. follow follow follow follow follow the yellow brick... oh sorry! i'm a follower (i mean - part of the support group!) :)

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  76. I love that platter! how did you know my name started with A, it's perfect! your blog is cute too. one of my other favorite blogs is "inspire co." & yours of course! I like inspire co because of all the cute crafts.& mine of course also, I just need to update it more often...Anyway, pick me! :)

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