Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let's Talk Giveaways, Shall We?

Our big snowfall has melted (ho, ho, ho) and I've now resorted to spray on snow.  I'm trying to set a wintery background in which to display this adorable little bird and nest that I was lucky enough to win in a recent giveaway.  The giveaway was held by Katty of Katty's Cosy Cove.  Katty was watching the birds outside her window one day and decided she'd like to crochet some ~ so she did and then offered two of them and their nests in her generous giveaway. 

The other one is perched in my bookcase with a nest full of Shiny Brite eggs for Christmas.  These little birdies and nests are so soft and pretty.  I know that I will have so much fun using them in different ways in each season.  I am amazed at such talent.  If you have not visited Katty's blog, I would recommend it highly.  I promise you will be inspired by her talents.  Thank you very much, Katty.

Coincidentally when I sat down to prepare this post I noticed that this is my 200th post.  I'm thinking that means it's time for me to do a little giveaway of my own.  So ....

I've put together a little giveaway starting with this petite Santa and Snowman salt and pepper set.

Since I love vintage items, I thought I would add a couple of Christmassy hot pads. I wish I could say I made them for you, but that would be stretching the truth.  I feel pretty sure they were made long ago by a sweet little grandmother who embraced a happy home as much as I do. 

Because nobody likes water rings left on furniture from glasses set down without coasters ...  a set of four coasters.  These coasters are made of plastic and you slide a cocktail napkin between the layers of plastic to absorb the moisture.  Very fun to change the napkins to fit the season thus changing the looks of your coasters.  I know they don't look too exciting in the photo.

So, I've added a package of napkins to get you started.
These napkins reflect a peaceful feeling to me.  At this busy time of year, I wish you all some moments of peace.  Some time to slow down a bit and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season.  When I saw the blue and white cup and saucer I thought perhaps I should add a touch of blue to the package. 

So, I visited the box of hotpads that I've collected over the years and selected this blue and white one made to look like a cup and saucer.  I suppose to those of you who have come to know me through this blog, it won't surprise you that it wasn't complete without a touch of blue :).

If you'd like to enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post before midnight on Monday, December 13th.  I'll post the winner on the 14th.  If you don't have a blog, leave your e-mail address in your comment so that I may contact you.

Good luck to all.


  1. That's all the snow we would have right now--if I sprayed it around. lol
    That is a real sweet giveaway. Anyone would be lucky to have it.
    Congrats! on our 200th post.

  2. Sweet giveaway.....congrats on 200! Here is to 200 more! And your little nest is very precious!

  3. Well,Kim, I am glad you got a dusting, we didn't even see one little flake, not one. Both dh and i kept a close watch though. lol
    Congratulations on your 200th post. I love all of your gifts, and would love to enter.Your nest is so cute.

  4. Hi Kim,
    I would LOVE to be entered in the wonderful and congratulations on your 200th post! That is so exciting!
    Also, just found out that I'm having trouble SENDING emails from my school will send from my other email. I can still receive at my school email so please write when you can!
    Just wanted you to know I haven't forgot you!

  5. Love your giveaway.
    Everything is darling but the vintage items are my favorites!

  6. How sweet of you! I love all of the pretty crocheted items! Congrats on lots of fun blogging...and happy holidays, my friend! ♥

  7. Congrats on your 200th post! Your give away is sweet. I LOVE snowmen!!

  8. Awesome giveaway. I have a small collection of those grandmotherly crochet things. I love them.
    Happy 200 more! plus some!

  9. I like vintage, I like snowman, and I like things that remind me of my days with grandma. She had red and white pot holders just like the ones pictured. A generous, kind giveaway. I want to congratulate you on 200 beautiful, informative, and from the heart posts. It is always a joy to visit your blog. Here's me hoping for 200 more.

  10. What sweet little birds and nests...I'll be sure to follow your link.

    Wow, this is a sweet giveaway on the occasion of your 200th post. Please toss my name into the cap. Hearty congrats for 200 posts, too. I know that I've enjoyed reading so many of them.

  11. That is a sweet and generous give-away, I would love to be entered. Congratulations on your 200th post. It is always a joy to visit your blog. I'm so happy that you received the birds, enjoy it!

  12. Kim, what a sweet giveaway! Congratulations on your 200th post. I am so happy we met through our blogs. I would be so excited to win! Have a great day! Twyla

  13. Please add my name to the list of people who would love to win this lovely giveaway. Red is my favorite color, and blue a close second.
    Congratulations on your 200th post.

  14. Congratulations on your win! So beautiful! I hope you are having a nice day ♥

  15. 200 posts..... congratulations, and I've enjoyed your Happy Home!!!!

    The coaster/napkin is a great idea....
    lots of great gifts....

  16. What a wonderful giveaway! And in all my much loved colors.

  17. Dear Kim, Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the birds nest!! What a great idea, and those cute little pot holders.I would love to win your give away. Count me in.

  18. Congrats on your winnings...and on your 200th post. Very sweet vintage give-away! Who wouldn't want their name drawn?

    Keep the posts's always a pleasure to visit you here!

  19. Hi Kim,

    Congratulations on your 200th post and may you have many, many more. Your little nest is adorable. Goodnes - what a lovely giveaway - anyone would love to have it.
    Merry Christmas.

  20. Dear Kim...Thank you for mentioning your lovely giveaway again! We have been away off and on for the past couple of weeks and I somehow missed it! Please...enter me into your giveaway! How I missed this...I will never know! Congratulations on your 200th post! Simple blessings ♥ Teri


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