Saturday, April 17, 2010

Giveaway, giveaway, giveaway and lamp re-do

Okay.... here it is, the long awaited giveaway! (ok, it's not that long, I announced it Friday!) lol

I am so excited, giddy actually, to be holding my very first giveaway. The wonderful people over at CSNstores.com have generously offered an item from their vast array of goodness to give away on my blog. If you haven't checked them out before, you really should go over and look. They have over 200 stores and have items that range from cookware & garden items to track lighting and area rugs! A HUGE inventory to choose from! So huge that I spent hours pouring over their website trying to decide on one item I thought you would like....it was SO hard! In fact, I couldn't pick out just one.............so, I chose three! :) I figured that way when you won, you could just pick ONE item from the three I picked out..... I know you guys like to shop, and this way you get to "shop" for your own prize! :) Okay, are you ready to see the three items you get to pick from when you win??

Here we go!

The first item I picked was this wonderful set of 4 PINK goblets! I know how you all are with your glassware and then of course it's pink...who doesn't love pink! I can see you guys now, sitting out on your patio, relaxing with your pink glasses filled with wonderful summertime lemonade. (well you might not get to relax if your kiddos are running around, but at least you'll have some lovely glasses to drink from!)



The next item I chose was this AMAZING clock! (I secretly want this one for myself, but figured you guys would enjoy it too) :) It just looks so french and yummy! I especially love that worn, decorative patina and oh those roses!! Don't we all love our roses!? It's 14" wide...a nice size for any room of the house!

The third item you get to choose from is this BergHOFF Bianco oval baker. I thought this would look wonderful in all our kitchens....especially with a nice big cobbler all baked up inside of it! :) It's 11.5" x 7.5".....big enough for a good sized cobbler!!!
Okay......here's what you have to do to win!
You'll have up to 5 chances to win...here they are!
1. Be my follower and leave a comment.
2. Blog about it and leave me the url back to the post, leave another comment
3. Take my button and post it on your blog, enter again
4. Follow me on facebook you get one more entry
5. Twitter about it, you get another entry
Leave a separate comment for each of these you choose to participate in. :)

Please leave me your email address with each entry, so I can get in touch with the winner. The giveaway will remain open until May 3rd. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on that day.
Good Luck and Tell Your Friends!!
Remember you get to pick only ONE prize from the three listed above! I hope you win!
Okay...now to the lamp makeover.
I got a set of lamps from the dollar store for $7 bucks each! (they were supposed to be $10, but when I got to the register they rang up for $7...... yay me!) They were a bronze color when I bought them, actually a nice color, but not what I needed. (sorry there are no before pics....I bought em' before I started blogging) Anyway, I decided to paint them white. I taped off the little inlaid mirrors on both lamps and primed and painted, but when I took off the tape it pulled off some of the paint...I loved it! lol I know mistakes usually don't work, but this one was great! It had some of the dark coming through just around the edges....it looked very shabby chic...and intentional! :)

The lamp shades that came with the lamps were a creamy color and just wouldn't do with my new white paint job. I found these pink chenille ones at Lowes for.....are you ready for this?....on clearance for $1.75! I got the last two in my store! (whew, that was too close!) I went to JoAnn Fabrics and bought the lovely white boa for, I think it was $6.00, pretty cheap to do two lamps. I hot glued the boa around the lampshade............here's the results!



I plopped my lampshade on top of my painted lamps and walla....here they are! Two custom lamps for less than $25.00! Aren't they so cottage-y and ethereal?! I love em'~!

Hope you guys have a great day and don't forget about the giveaway.... follow, blog, take my button, twitter and facebook.....then win!!! :)
Linking up to:
Met Monday @ BNOTP
DIY project parade @ DIY Show Off
Show off your Cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Just something I whipped up @ The Girl Creative
Get your craft on @ Todays Creative Blog
DIY Day @ ASPTL
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Show & Share Day @ Just a Girl
Show & Tell @ My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
Blessings
MELISSA

106 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Melissa....I love the lamp! The lampshade is too cute! Ok,, so I am leaving a comment for the giveaway, I am already a follower, I already have your button on my blog...I need to blog about your giveaway and finally I don't twitter. so won't be twittering. lol...Keep your eye out for my post on my finally almost finished island project...waiting for paint to dry! Have a great Monday!~Patti

Abi's Blog said...

Hi Melissa,
I LOVE those pink glasses. I've been getting into tablescaping and would love to use them!
Thanks for the give away. I can't wait to read more of your blog.
Blessings,
Ava

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Just wanted to say that I just found your blog and have a lot of catching up to do on your older posts. Don't enter me in the giveaway because that wouldn't be fair if I just started reading. Saved your button on my blog so I could return. Just love your kitchen. It's so cute. How did you do the island? I love it. I'll be back.
{{HUGS}} Amanda

Schmidty said...

I am your 100th follower! And I love that clock ...

Amazingly, I have those very same pink goblets!

Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I am now a follower of your blog and I am going to grab that button and put it on mine. I love the pink goblets and that clock...pick me please! Oh, and I think your lamp makeover is adorable. I can just see that in one of my granddaughter's rooms.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great job on the pretty lamps! I have my fingers crossed for the baker. :)

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am taking your advise and posting another comment. While I'm here, I will just peruse your blog a little more.

Robyn said...

GO Melissa! Go Melissa! It's a giveaway. Go Melissa! ;-) ...sorry I was excited and could NOT help myself! Well, let's looky here...I'm a follower and I LOVE love all three but I really like the big ol' baking dish so I could plop a fresh peach crisp on there to feed my entire street! I like to feed people. I'm Polish. I. Can't. Help. It. It's in the GENES! I LURVVV your lamp re-do...that CHENILLE is yummy and they DO look ethereal! I have to send you an email. be back later!

bj said...

Your lamp looks great with it's new shade..
O, and i have the clock you picked out as a giveaway...and I love it. :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I think that clock would look adorable in my cubicle at work!!! Your lamp is adorable! What a deal on everything!!!

sewingseeds4U said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Your redo is amazing like always. Great giveaway!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Melissa,
Wow cute lamp makeover & a great giveaway! I'm a follower already. Thanks for stopping by today!

xo,
Shellagh

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi again,
I posted your button on my sidebar! Thanks Melissa.

Shellagh

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Melissa, I am a follower of your blog.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi again Melissa....I have your button on my blog!

kim said...

Love your lamp makeover. Great give away choices. I just won a give away of CSN items from Blue Creek Home and they were out of what I picked until the 20th. So I patiently wait. How does CSN come to you and ask you to have a give away? Just curious?

kim said...

Oh, and I am following you now.

CIELO said...

Beautiful display...and thanks for taking the time to play and show your cottage at "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"....

Hugs

Cielo

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Wow, I sooo thought I was following you already, sorry girl! Following you now and I'd love that clock, sooo cute!

Great job on the lamp!
-Ann Marie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Melissa.....Thought you would want to know that I announced your giveaway on my blog. Have a good day!~Patti

SERENDIPITY ANTIQUES said...

Love the pink glasses!! IF I win, you can find me at mypinkcottage@hotmail.com

xo,
Cheryl

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I took today to sit and read all your past posts. Thank goodness you haven't been blogging that long. LOL. I had a blast. I love your home. I could move in easy peasy or we could easily swap. :) I loved your kitchen island post and showed it to my carpenter (my son) who was impressed. Now I just need to find an enamel topped table. I think we have more in common. I believe I read that you homeschool. I'm finishing up my last one right now. I'll sure miss it next year. :( I've been homeschooling for 12 years now. Guess I'll have to find some new hobbies. Take care. Really enjoyed your posts. Too bad you don't live closer.
{{HUGS}} Amanda

catherine3766 said...

weather I win or lose. I still consider myself a winner. Because I got to sign up to view a beautiful blog. thanks .

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. Even sorrier that I brought it up today of all days. You live in KY? I live in California. Just around a corner or two. :) I loved reading your posts. Fortunately there weren't a lot and I should have been cleaning the kitchen or some other mundane task that will just have to be done over and over again. :) You're very creative. I don't blame you for homeschooling. The system is bad all over. Better go move the water in the flower beds. Should be pulling the ten foot tall weeds also. :) Take care. I will e-mail you. My e-mail is on my profile also.
{{HUGS}} Amanda

somedaycrafts said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. On Thursdays mornings, I have a giveaway link up if you would like to link this to gain more followers, be my guest!

Liz said...

Oh your lamp shade is adorable! Way to darn cute. Good luck with your give away! If I were to win...I would want the the baking dish. :)
~Liz

Beverly said...

Melissa, thank you so much for inviting me over. And, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your fabulous giveaway.

Your blog is lovely, and I clicked to be one of your followers. I hope you will follow my blog, too.

The lamp is great, and I love the silhouette of the table with it.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

following you now! :) great giveaway.
gail

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Melissa. Those lamps are so, so cute. I can't believe the price of the shades. Love the boa on them. I put boas on mine, too, last September. We do have similar taste. Except your's is way far better. I just knew you'd pick the cutest, most wanted items to give away. I've been a bad blogger lately. All I do is think about my yard, and fret about rain. You're so kind and generous. Thank you.

daylily777 said...

Great Lamp Makeover ! Please enter me in this wonderful give away ! I love the glasses & the clock .The glasses are my first choice .
I am now your happy follower !
Blessings,
~Myrna

daylily777 said...

I forgot my email.
daylily777@gmail.com

Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Jessica Hills said...

I want that clock so bad! I am a follower.

Jessica Hills said...

I also blogged about your giveaway here:

http://thehillsarelivin.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-galore.html

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Melissa, thanks for stopping by! You can enter me in your fun giveaway.

stefanie said...

everything is just gorgeous!!!!!

The Painted Home said...

that lamp is hysterical! Love it! I just did a lamp shade makeover myself! thanks for visiting my blog earlier. hope i win those pretty pink glasses! -Denise

Anonymous said...

I just came via Rhoda...oooohhhh I love those glasses....

I am now a follower....

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Nikki said...

ooo these are gorgeous! I love the french looking old fashioned clock, so pretty and would look gorgeous in our apt! thanks for the chance!

Atticmag said...

I'm in. Nice things here. -- Jane F.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Such pretty things! I found you on Ticking and Toile and am now a follower!
~Nancy

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I posted your pretty button! http://nan-livelovelaugh.blogspot.com
~Nancy
teeoff10@aol.com

Burlap Luxe said...

I am glad I found your blog site,
I love the paper back ground I too work with a lot of paper and book pages.

It looks like your going to have a successful giveAway!!!

I will be back to visit real soon.
DORE

Lesley said...

I am a follower - fingers crossed..

Allison Shops said...

I'll take the glasses for DD1. I'm now a follower.

Cute lamp!

Allison
AtticMag

Allison Shops said...

I started following you on Twitter and tweeted about it. :D

Kathy said...

Hello Melissa...
Wonderful giveaway!!!!
My heart pitter pattered over the PINK glasses!
Following...

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Melissa. I just posted your giveaway on my blog. Take care.

Melissa said...

woohoo! i would looove to take the pink goblets! =)

Annesphamily said...

I am new to following you! Love this giveaway! Anne

Annesphamily said...

I am not good with buttons but will post your button on my post! Whew! Anne

Annesphamily said...

Your son and his friend are so darn cute! What a nice idea, going to prom with a good buddy!

FairfieldHouse said...

Melissa,

After some technical issues, my post is up. I mentioned your giveaway. Please include me! I love the clock.

Deborah

Annesphamily said...

I will post to my Face book too! Anne Kocman Robinson is my title there. I am clueless on this linking up except with McLinky! LOL!

Annesphamily said...

I am http://annesphamily.blogspot.com/ Come join me soon! Anne

GypsyNurse said...

Love your post! But I was reading your latest.. your treasure.. and was just thinking..what an awesome post you did..and I scrolled down..and BAM..here I am!... will grab your button!
Smiles~
Cat

Jenny said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance. My e-mail is linked to my post.

Jenny said...

Gosh, I think I would have to pick the baker if I win. Thanks for the chance. Love the lamp redo!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love what you did with the lamp!!!!!

I've been a domestic goddess this week too...making new SOUTHWEST CURTAIN TIE-BACKS Stop by for a visit and viewing if you can find time! Have a great weekend.

Lara Harris said...

I'm a follower! :)

Lara Harris said...

Blogged about it here:
http://avintagetouch.blogspot.com/2010/04/super-yummy-giveaway-whats-currently-on.html

Lara Harris said...

Added your button here:

http://avintagetouch.blogspot.com/

Lara Harris said...

I'm a fan on facebook! :) (Lara Harris)

Lara Harris said...

Just tweeted on twitter! My id on twitter is:

PaintingaPupDay

email is Loveall4Him at aol

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, I have been looking for pink goblets everywhere! Please sign me up! Welcome to Pink Saturday. I love your blog.


Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Nancy said...

Love the lampshade! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dru said...

Love your lamps!! And those glasses are the best! Welcome, and Happy Pink Saturday!

Dogmom Diva said...

I am a new follower!
Barb
bboyack1@yahoo.com

Dogmom Diva said...

I have your button on my blog!
Barb
http://dogmomdiva.blogspot.com/
bboyack1@yahoo.com

Dogmom Diva said...

I am now a facebook fan!
Barb
bboyack1@yahoo.com

CC said...

Hi and welcome to Pink Saturday. Love those pretty lamps..Happy Pinks.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Gosh your lamps are gorgeous! Great job! I am now following you and I hope you'll follow too! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jacalyn
rmebathproducts@verizon.net

Sarah said...

Cute new shade on that lamp of yours! If I were to be the lucky one, those pink glasses would be filled with pink lemonade, and I'd be out on the terrace enjoying a cool summer treat!
Welcome to Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

scrapdoll said...

I would love to win the pink goblets,new to this blog thing, love pink saturday's and yes I love "PINK" thanks judyevors@accessatc.net

Susie Jefferson said...

Love the clock - what a find! You certainly have The Eye - love your background, too.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Ladynred said...

The clock and the goblets are beautiful.

Kath' said...

What a wonderful and exciting blog. Very pretty. I or course became a follower.
I would love for you to come and join my blog contest as well Monday. Kath' at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com and dublshot@comcast.net
Have a wonderful day

Kath' said...

I got your banner on my blog. Its says it doesn't work, but as soon as you click on your name it takes you here so not sure while its saying that. Kath' at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com

Kath' said...

Follwing you on twitter and on my way to tweet tweet tweet. lol
Kath' from www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com

The DIY Show Off said...

I'm addicted to pretty clocks and this one is gorgeous! Please count me in. ;) I'm a new follower!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful lamp! I love it!

Roeshel

Dolly said...

Ohhhhhh those PINK stem glasses are to die for BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

I would LOVE to be included in your give away!!!

Sincerely,
Dolly

come visit

Dolly said...

P.S. I am a follower!

XO
Dolly

afistfullofweeds* said...

Hey, Girl I still almost forgot! But Those Pink glasses reminded me!! Already Following!! Rhonda/redwonder@aol.com

afistfullofweeds* said...

Me again Margaret..HE HE.. I also already have your button on my blog....Rhonda/redwonder@aol.com

afistfullofweeds* said...

O.K. I just became a fan on Facebook/Rhonda/redwonder@aol.com!!!!!!!

Victoria said...

I don't twitter and I don't have Facebook but I am already a follower of your blog! I LOOOVE that clock!!!

Victoria said...

Oh and I have had your button on my blog for a long time now:)

Victoria said...

I just blogged about it, here is the url

http://slightlyshabby.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-cottage-charm-is-having-giveaway.html

My Email is VClap1968@yahoo.com

raggygirlvintage said...

That would be such a hard choice to pick between the goblets and the clock! I think the clock would edge ahead as the winner! Please enter me in the giveaway!
Tracey

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh yes, I am a follower!
Tracey

raggygirlvintage said...

Hi Melissa,
I posted your button on my sidebar!
Tracey

My Cottage Charm said...

I did not write that last comment if any of you saw it. Someone wrote it in my name and said I didn't want anymore emails! That is not true and I don't know who would do such a thing. :(

Kristen said...

I'm a follower. Please enter me :).

Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Deb said...

This is my first visit here...came over from the gardening blog. I'd love to enter your giveaway; there are some great treasures! I just became a follower. Thanks so much.

ificould said...

I'm a follower!!

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Melissa. I am glad you decided to join us. I am one of your followers.♥

Susan said...

Hello there. I am a follower of your blog. I always visit here, but don't always comment, but I just became a follower!!

Susie Jefferson said...

Well done on the lamp makeover (ao perfect with that clock, that perhaps you ought to keep it? Would that be cheating?) Good luck with the giveaways - here's a link to my tutorial on how to number your comments - I think you're going to need it: http://1stfloorflatcomputery.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-number-your-comments.html

Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Melissa! Your lamp turned out really sweet! Nice giveaway; I am already a follower. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a lovely pink weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
Beautiful post, love the lamps. What a fantastic job you did recreating them. So pretty and cottage looking. Love it.

I am your newest follower. Please enter my name into your drawing. The clock touches my heart. What a wonderful giveaway.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored to have you follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Valrie said...

My what a marvelous giveaway! I became a follower, will blog about it and join you on facebook.
Please stop by for a visit soon and enter my Mother's Day giveaway!

Valrie

Http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Those lamps are fun, they look like they are wearing hats.

Sarah said...

Those are really cute...I love the boa!

Have a great day!

Sarah

Esther said...

Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you!!

It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

Maggie said...

These are such great pinks!

Happy PS!

Maggie @
Do these shoes match this purse?

Pat said...

I covet the clock!
patkumicich@me.com

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