Friday, April 17, 2009

A Pink Saturday-inspired Giveaway

Happy Pink Saturday!

I bought this pretty plate at an antique shop with the intention of using it outside in my garden border (as seen here) but I liked it so much that it's on a wall in our dining room instead.

This delicate dish was my Nana's and had been stored in my oldest sister's basement until recently. This is the right time for me to have it because I really appreciate its beauty and history. Honestly, earlier in my life and decorating style, it would probably have been tucked away in a box.

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And now for the fun part ... I have been making lots of Cottage Clips for my Etsy shop and thought it would be fun to celebrate Pink Saturday by making a set of 5 just for Pink Saturday and have a little giveaway. I use these clips everywhere. They are a sweet way to keep notes together; hold a card to a gift bag handle; keep a small bag closed; and more.

To enter my Pink Saturday Cottage Clips Giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. I will select a winner this Monday. Comments/entries are welcome until I have announced the winner in a new post.

Thanks as always to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday. Don't worry, Beverly, there's already a set with your name on them. Literally! (Just email your address to me)

Happy Pink Saturday!



LaurieStar said...

Hey Elyse! Just stopping by to say hello and saw you are having a giveaway! But don't enter me because I already own a beautiful set of your clips already and want someone else to get some.
I love that plate! So pretty. I love pink in general.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Elyse, I love that plate...I'd put it on the wall too! And your grandma's dish...I'm so glad you got fave dishes are the ones with memories.
Your clips are just adorable!
Enjoy the weekend,

Betty Jo said...

Your dishes are gorgeous! And those clips are just precious. Thank you Sweetheart for your comment, but my son is the real writer in the family. I just posted my Pink Sat post, and it has something written by him if you are interested. ♥

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

HI Elyse :) What beautiful china pieces! Vintage china is one of my favorite things. I need to do a post on mine!

I LOVE your clips and need to order some more. You are so right, they have so many uses and are just so pretty! i would lovce to win your giveaway :)

Big Hugs,

koralee said...

Hi nice to meet you...thank you so much for stopping by...what fun you must have with this pink sat....i would love to join in the fun...lots of pink around my home...I was so excited to find out you live in Rhode Island...we visited there last August...i love your State...oh..your clips are very sweet...once i finish this comment i will check out your etsy shop...have a wonderful weekend!!!

Claudia said...

Elyse, Happy Pink Saturday! Your plate and dish are both so lovely! And anything that has a family history is extra wonderful, I think.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway - I've always thought your clips were adorable! Have a great day.

abeachcottage said...


thanks for stopping by my blog

love the plate & the pegs, gorgeous


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy Pink Saturday Elyse! I love that plate!.. so me & you pinky girls! hehehehehe.. and your clips yeap.. very useful! been using it for small notes at my computer table..

Have a great weekend Elyse!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Such beautiful china & such pretty clips too.
Happy Pink Saturday to you & have a lovely weekend.

Preppy Mama said...

I love those pieces, they are lovely! I have a thing for plates and I have them hung through out my home.
I love those cottage clips too, so pretty!
Happy Saturday!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey Lady! Sorry I have been MIA lately! Just having a crazy, busy life right now. Hope all is well with you! And yes, I do have that issue.

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog. Your rose dishes are lovely; I think anything with a family history makes it all the more special. Have a wonderful Saturday.

Elizabeth said...

I have always loved old things, but I'm coming to appreciate them even more as I get older. The stories behind family items are always so great.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you didn't put that darlin' plate in the yard(; I love love love the clips.

Mimi said...

What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

Dragonlady said...

I love that plate and glad you decided to display it on your wall, its beauty would have been missed in the border..

I love your painted clips, crossing my fingers here...

Amy said...

I love those clothes pins!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty plate! I love your clips- so creative and pretty- your blog is so cute!!


Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your clips... I hope I win. My fingers are crossed. I saw a really cute idea with these little clips.... put a rectangle magnet on the back of them, so you can put them on boards... or the fridge with notes...etc. Maybe you could add a few magnets to these and see what happens in your ETSY store. I absolutely love them and your magnetic tiles!!!

TattingChic said...

What a sweet gesture! Your clips are lovely! The plate and dish are beautiful, too! Happy Pink Saturday to you!
TattingChic (not TC)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday! X Es X

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I found my way from Elizabeth's blog, Thoughts from an Evil Overlord.
I think I have been here before though, maybe from Beehive Cottage. I will definitely be back again, and will be visiting your etsy shop, though in my state of unemployment, might have to wait a little while to buy something.

You have the same taste in plates as I do! What a lovely plate and bowl

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Happy Pink Saturday!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Your dishes are lovely Elyse. Your grandmother's dish is gorgeous. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. I love these.

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

I've always had a love for old hand painted plates, they're so beautiful compared to what they make today.
Please enter me in your drawing, I would love a set of your darling clips!

LiLi M. said...

Elyse you simply have to see the Marie Antoinette Movie! I have to admit (only to you of course) I saw it for the first time a week ago!! Santa gave it to me, but like you said there is always too much to do! Great idea this give away, count me in please and have a very happy pink Saturday!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Elyse, just lovely!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday.


Suzie Button said...

I love your pink dishes, so pretty! And what a great idea with the PS clothespins! I'd have never thought of that! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Suzie

Marilyn said...

Hi Elyse...I just love your little clothes pin clips... they are adorable..please enter me. Marilyn

fairiemoon said...

You know I do love your clips! So cute! Give-aways are fun. I am due one soon, maybe next Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

Elyse said...

Hi Big Sis!!

Way too long since we've last talked. This week was quite ewwwey, for lack of a better (or real) word.

What a great pink Saturday post!! I love the little clips that you've made. You're so creative, big Sis!! Hope all of your kiddies are doing well :)

xo, your lil Sis, Lysie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my! I'd have been THRILLED to have found that pink plate too. And, the covered dish??? YUMMMMMM! You lucky girl. There must be some good "stuff" left out there because you gals just keep finding it.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Well, this IS my lucky day! I had no idea you were having a giveaway, and what an adorable one, too! Woo hoo! Happy Pink Saturday to you, from a fellow Pink Saturdaytarian...just made that up. ha ha! You have lovely treasures.

someplace in thyme said...

It would have been a shame to put something as pretty as the dish in the garden. I am sure it would have been nice out there, but look how gorgeous it is on the wall. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

She'sSewPretty said...

Those clips are so pretty! How sweet of you to give a set away! I need to do a giveaway soon too.
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!

Enter me in your give-away, please!

I really like your plate and your Nana's dish. I never met a pink-flowered dish I didn't like!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello elyse!

I love your pretty china and how special to have something that was your Nana' precious!

A girl can NEVER have enough clothespins and yours are the best ever! Please enter me in your sweet giveaway!

Thrilled you had a fun craft day to!

Love ya!

Stephenie said...

I just love that plate it's Beautiful..I would've hung that beauty up to.Your Nana's cassarole is just SOOOOOO pretty...
I need to come to your shop and order those clips, I LOOOOOOOVE them...

Claudia said...

Elyse! No, I haven't been to every blog yet...I had to stop to go to rehearsal for several hours and then I had to watch the Red Sox game! I bet you have long since passed me by. I would love to accept your award - how lovely. It will be an honor and I will post it on my sidebar.

Have a great Sunday!

Creative Vignettes said...

I love those clothespins! Lovely entry!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

love your plate and covered dish!! So glad you have them out and are enjoying them!

Love the clips too and would love to win your set!! fingers crossed!


Sit-N-Chat said...

I enjoyed your blog, first time here I believe. Your clips are so pretty, very creative. So many ideas from all these pink sisters. your dishes are perfect! Hope you've had a wonderful Saturday.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that dish is fabulous. Thanks for having a Pink Saturday giveaway. Your clips are so lovely I'd love to have a set, thanks for a chance to win some.


Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh, love the dishes, especially the one from Grandma. Happy Pink Saturday. Your clips are so pretty!!I would love to be entered for the giveaway pleaseee!


You can count me in they're so cute and I love the plate and Nana's dish is beautiful!!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love these cloth clips! Awesome project!
And your china is beautiful!

~ Gabriela ~

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Howdy sweetie!

Count me in , I love a giveaway :) Such beautiful china you have too! So sweet!!

Hope your enjoying this great weather we are having finally! Hugs, Cyn xoxo

Amy C said...

sweet sweet sweet, you are so clever and inspiring and creative.

Anonymous said...

That is such a pretty plate. I have a few things of my grandmother's that I cherish so much. I was young when she passed so I did not know how much I would want that bowl she made cornbread in one day. Please enter me in your adorable giveaway. :) Madeline

Joanne said...

These are just too adorable! If I win, I promise to share these with my friends. Thanks, Joanne ~~

Jeanneoli said...

Love the clips! Isn't it nice to have china from someone you loved? My sister and I recently split our grandma's china and it is such a treasure to us.

Jeanneoli said...

Love the clips! Isn't it nice to have china from someone you loved? My sister and I recently split our grandma's china and it is such a treasure to us.

Cheryl (Canada) said...

Love all your Etsy projects Elyse! You have a delightful eye for fun and beautiful pieces.

Deanna said...

Hi Elyse,
I love the the pottery that belonged to your Nana. There are so many treasures that once belonged to our loved ones and we are so fortunate to inherit them and be their caretakers.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

The Cottage Girl said...

Love your clips! These are prettier than mine.
I started decorating clothespins in the '90's for my girlscout troop. We had a name on each one as well to keep attendance.
Now I just decorate mine mainly primitive or country with checks etc. Very vintage. They really do have a zillion uses!!
Have you tried adding magnets to the back to put on the fridge or file cabinet?

Beverly said...

Elyse, aren't you the sweetest one? I love these, and I feel so very honored.

I apologize that it has taken me so long to get to your post. This is the first week since my mother fell that I have managed to visit any of the participants. This week I got to the first three and last three groups of ten. I have been so busy with my mother, and then this week my husband had to have some minor surgery.

I love that you have the piece from your grandmother. It is beautiful and very special.