Wednesday, January 12, 2011

cabbages & roses giveaway!

What would you do with Cabbages & Roses Elgin blue fabric?



In my recent post entitled linen indecision I discuss a lovely piece of fabric from Cabbages & Roses received as a gift from the Fabulous Fifi and my hesitation to use it. I was delighted with everyone's wonderful suggestions and of course noticed how so many of you are also smitten with the English company's pretty fabric. So you know what I did? I contacted Cabbages & Roses and asked to host one of their giveaways. They happily agreed and now you can have the chance to win some beautiful Cabbages & Roses fabric!



How does a meter of Elgin blue fabric sound? It is one of Cabbages & Roses' most recent prints.



To enter please leave a comment on this post describing what you would do with your own meter of Elgin blue fabric.

For additional entries share news of this giveaway on Twitter, your blog, and/or Facebook and leave a separate comment for each, letting me know you have done so.

A winner will be selected at random on January 20, 2011.

Can't get enough Cabbages & Roses? Visit their blog and website.

Good luck!

xo
elyse

109 comments:

tcs said...

Am I first? Yay! I think I'd use it to make a quilted throw. It's a pretty fabric. I may need to repaint my living room to match...

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'd make a little pillow...maybe even two with that meter of beautiful fabric. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway!
Blessings,
Marcia
P.S. I have a CSN giveaway on my blog right now, in case you want to come by and enter :-)

Beverly said...

Oh my, an apron for sure would be how this fabric would end up!! It is beautiful. I would embellish and trim with vintage crochet lace and doilies....making something both functional and beautiful.

amymck said...

What absolutely beautiful fabric....I would probably do pillows or either cover a chair that I am repainting that is in desperate need of some brightening up!

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

That beautiful fabric would be made into something for my parlor and tea room. Maybe a tea cozy or a pillow for the love seat.
Love Your Blog,

Happy 2011,
Nancy

mommypants13 said...

I would make some pillows for my living room, I live with my mother and we could REALLY use some color in this house! Beige Beige Beige

Denise said...

After laying it out on my lap and stroking it a like a kitten for awhile, I would make it into a wall hanging fabric collage.It would look fatastic in my living room.

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Denise said...

Here I am again to tell you I posted it on my fb.knuckled54@yahoo.com Denise Adorian

Outlaw said...

I would make a quilted tea cozy for my British tea pot and matching lined short draperies for my new apartment's kitchen. It's beautiful fabric and, though I don't have a new place to live yet, it's given me some great ideas for decorating!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I would make a cute little valance for the kitchen window. I'm looking for ways to beautify the home. I also share an apartment with my father, so he doesn't like a lot of pink. However, he does love blue..so I could get this to work :) :) :) I think the fabric is lovely. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Elyse,

Your site caught my eye when I saw Blue and White and Giveaway mentioned.
My kitchen is blue and white and I have been wanting to make a seat cushion for my window seat and have been looking for the perfect fabric...lol and here it is...so yes, yes, yes please enter me in your gorgeous giveaway!!

I just bought a brand new cookware set today in a gorgeous shade of blue just like these cabbage roses!!

Thank you for the chance!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan

Lataina said...

Such a beautiful print! I think maybe a couple of embellished pillows, beautifully framed wall art, a fantastic apron with coordinating fabrics, a sweet chair cover, so many things to think about.......=)

Lataina said...

I put it on my Facebook page. Too pretty not to let people know. =)

Lataina said...

Also put it on twitter.....lol. =)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Elyse Sweetie...
Oh what a beutiful share my friend. I believe that I would make two new pillows for my bedroom. I am redoing it in blue and brown, and how gorgeous they would be made from this fabric. I may have to check into buying enough for curtains while I am at it. I love, love this print. So gorgeous.

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. You actually had FiFi over. Oh my, you lucky gal, and got a beautiful piece of fabric. Oh what a treasure. She is a DOLL.

I also posted your giveaway on my blog, it's in my scrollbar. I love sharing giveaways with my blogger friends.

Have a gorgeous evening sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my goodness, Elyse...how wonderful of you! I would quilt it--make a little blanket just for me!

Hope you're having a beautiful night, my friend!

Julie

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow - what pretty fabric! I never heard of the company before and now I'll have to skip on over there and take a peek!

I would make curtains I think. Such a pretty blue pattern.

Jeanine

Laura said...

Beautiful fabric... It would be perfect in my bedroom, so I think I would have to make a cushion cover...Lx

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my! I would most definitely make the snuggliest, coziest, plushest pillows ever. And then I might not ever come out again....ever.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Pillows for my lovely bedroom; that fabric would match so well. Thanks for the opportunity.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Elyse..well let me just start by commending you on your 'go gettum' attitude! You want something, you have a vision of it, and you work to make it a reality! Good for you!

As far as what I would do with a meter of this gorgeous fabric...well, right now I'm working on, among other things simultaneously, a crochet lace trim that features, you guessed it, a rose pattern on it. I have had the trail of lace growing steadily..but if I were to win this sweet fabric I would certainly up my creative anti and finish it quick. My breakfast round table would look marvelous all decked out in rosey fashioned lacy table cloth! Say, would you not?

Thanks for the chance!

Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Elyse how sweet of you to host this wonderful giveaway of fabric!! I have been toying with the idea of bringing some blue into that cute little detached sun porch of mine and pillows would be perfect made out of this beautiful fabric!

Hope you week is festive and fun sweet friend! We're brrrr cold here!

bee blessed
mary

Jeanne said...

Hi there--the fabric is gorgeous! I think I would make a pillow or even frame some. Thanks so much!
Jeannie
juanakmcd@aol.com

koralee said...

Oh how lovely...I would make pillows for my sofa or I could cover my chairs...either way this fabric would be welcomed in my home...thanks for the chance. xoxoox

CareyAnn said...

I am new to your blog and I love it! I think I would make two little pillows for two chairs in my living room. Such pretty fabric.
Careyann

robin said...

Perhaps make a pillowcase. :)

Tara said...

Fab fabric.I would make either a quilted top for my tray or I'd use it to line the outer of my gorgeous little white cupboard.I'd want everyone to be able to see it..xx

Lorrie said...

Blue and white is my ultimate color combination! I'd either make a table runner for my dining room or pillows for my bedroom.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Kathy B. said...

I am in the process of redecorating the small back entrance area of our church, and I think this fabric would look perfect as a tablecloth/topper on a little round table between two old original wooden chairs in that space! The chairs I'm planning to use there could use some recovering, so the seats could match as well! Thank you for the opportunity and the inspiration!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

I am in the process of redecorating the small back entrance area of our church, and I think this fabric would look perfect as a tablecloth/topper on a little round table between two old original wooden chairs in that space! The chairs I'm planning to use there could use some recovering, so the seats could match as well! Thank you for the opportunity and the inspiration!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

I am also a new follower.

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Lilybets said...

Hi Elise,
thank you to share this wonderful print,so romantic!.I don't know yet what i will realize with it.Before,i would like to touch it and to talk with it asking if it prefer to stay in the bedroom or in the kitchen :-) But I think to create a romantic bag to save my diary and my favourite books and a big heart to protecte it from curious.
Have a nice day,see you,kisses.
Lilybets

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love what Beverly said! A apron would be adorable trimmed in vintage! xoxoxoxox

Pink Princess said...

Wow, lovely fabric ♥ I think I would make a romantic pillow and a cute bag for my nighty :)Thanks for the opportunity to win some :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I would be one happy little seamstress with some of this DEEEE.LISH fabric in my possession! I believe I'd make a sweet little table cover for my blue bedroom... YUMMMM-O!

Please throw me into the hat too...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

MelMel said...

I'd carefully wrap it up.....pop it in a pretty box, for the day I move to my fave village. It would then be made into a beautiful swedish blind, in my bedroom....
I'd love to enter!
Thank you!x

Shellie said...

Ava could really use a sweet little nightgown for the Spring. ;)

What fun! You're the bestest!!

It's me said...

Wowwwwww...Elyse.....this give away is great !!...what will i do with it...i think i make pillows of it.......i must think about it.......their are so many things you can do with it....first you must win it.....and than....oh la la ......hahahhhah!! happy day darling.....love Ria....xxx...

~Tonja~ said...

I would use it to make something for my bedroom....
Have a Blessed day
Tonja

NanaDiana said...

I am getting ready to re-do a guest room in my house upstairs. I would use to make a couple of decorative throw pillows for the bed. What GORGEOUS fabric! Love it! Hugs-Diana

NanaDiana said...

I am getting ready to re-do a guest room in my house upstairs. I would use to make a couple of decorative throw pillows for the bed. What GORGEOUS fabric! Love it! Hugs-Diana

Kelly Massman said...

Definitely pillows!! thanks!

Heirlooms For You said...

What beautiful fabric. I would love to quilt it and throw it over my living room sofa. Yea, that would be pretty. Thanks for the chance. Carol

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,
I love blue and white fabric. The one you have show here is gorgeous. I would use it to create a pillow to go with my blue and whites in my living room.

Karen

Laura said...

This beautiful fabric would be placed in my vintage frames and hung in my dining room to match my collection of blue and white transfer-ware.

Roberta said...

Hello Dearie! Well, it seems we have the same dilema when it comes to cutting a gorgeous piece of fabric like yours. I would probably just hem the edges and make a table throw or a nice big bolster for the bed to take full advantage of it. It would look sooo pretty with lots of big white linen pillows! OH, and nothing & nobody can replace your sweet handmade treasures!! Happy New Year Elyse!! xoRoberta
(p.s. If I win, go ahead and give it to the next person in line)

Amanda said...

I'd use it to maybe cover some lamps and hopefully have enough for a matching cushion.

Georgia Coote said...

I'd cover some of my notebooks in it so everytime I have to use it for work it would make me smile :-) so gorgeous, I just love it!
Just retweeting this! Georgia

Michaele said...

Pillows, journal covers, fabric pinboard- oh I'd have to really think hard for a bit, seeing the fabric, feeling the fabric, resting my head against the fabric.... oh. Just got carried away!

Michaele

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a great giveaway! I would make an apron.

Irma :)

Suzie Button said...

I have a blue on my bedroom walls that would be fantastic with this print! I'm not sure how many yards {?} a meter is but if it was enough I'd make straight curtains for the one window in my bedroom and/or pillows too for the bed! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Suzie Button said...

I posted about your giveaway on my facebook here http://www.facebook.com/suziebutton
Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Suzie Button said...

I posted too about your givewaway on my twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/SuzieButtons

Shel said...

I'd make some cute valances for my bedroom windows..there are only blinds on there now since I've been searching for the perfect fabric to make them. I'd have enough left over for a coordinating throw pillow for my bed too!
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/25827360498520064

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Posted on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuntieThesis/posts/139320909461301

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Mystica said...

More than enough to mix with matching blues and solids to do a quilt!

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Elyse, This is so thoughtful of you! I would use it as a table cloth for my dining room. They have the most beautiful patterns, don't they? Marcia

Vintage French Hen said...

I posted this on my Facebook! Marcia

Curtains In My Tree said...

I have blue and white toile in my bedroom and that would go sooooo nicely.
I would just have to sew up a bloster pillow the one that goes across the entire bed.Then if any material left a pajama pillow or pajama hanger

Shelley said...

I would use it to cover the front of my Heritage Scrapbook...many of my ancestors were from England...so that works!

Brenda Kula said...

I'm not sure, Elyse. But looks like wonderful tablecloth material. Beautiful!
Brenda

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omgosh how did i miss this!
a Beautiful DIY Headboard would be absolutely beautiful!!!!
Crossing my fingers and toes!
xoxooxo
keren

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I have a lamp shade I want to recover and this fabric would be just perfect. It's truly gorgeous - they have the prettiest fabrics!
Hugs
Jenny

Rose Brier Studio said...

My guest room is all blue & white. I would use the fabric for pillows for the bed and the cedar chest. I think I would also make a beach bag for my summer guests to put their towels & sunscreen.

That is such beautiful fabric!
~Marilee

Hannah said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I'd make a tea cozy and matching tea towel to go with one of my tea sets!

crazyoaks said...

no pillows for me, I would make a bag to carry all my things & show off that pretty fabric!

Gail Thayer said...

A big fluffy pillow for me! It's gorgeous!!!

Molly said...

Someone is going to be so lucky and happy with a metre of that incredible print! You are so nice to go to the trouble to set up this giveaway. If I won it, first it would get a crochet-trim edging so that I could have it out as a casual throw or a table-cover to admire it and then maybe it would later become a few pretty cushions and sachets with the scraps.

Marcia W. said...

This lovely fabric would become a set of matching pillows for my mother's cabbage rose sofa (we live together). Thanks for the giveaway of this pretty fabric. Please enter me into the drawing if you are shipping to the USA.

AStarrA said...

Gosh I'm not 100% sure, something for my mom though
disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

Tracey said...

Make pillows of course...I can't ever seem to have enough pillows, especially if the fabric is this pretty!!!

Happy New Year Elsye! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Tracey said...

I will post your lovely giveaway on my sidebar :))

xo

:) T

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh How I love this Fabric! I missed out on their sale.~Cheers kim

Renee said...

I love that fabric. It would look so nice in my blue bedroom as a pillow or in a quilted throw.

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

hi elyse! thank you so much for adding my blog to your sidebar, i so appreciate it...really, you are so sweet.
well, consider me entered in the giveaway! i am a terrible sewer (need to take a class), but i would surely find a use for this fabric - i love Cabbages and Roses!!
:)

Deb said...

Such beautiful fabric Elyse...I would use it for pillow covers. Thanks for the chance! ~Deb~

Heidi said...

Oh my! What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to make a ruffle bag (tote). Then I'd make....so much more!
Heidi

botaitai said...

I think I would make a pillow.

Nancy B said...

Count me in....I LOVE blue and white! Would probably make pillows or an apron. Thanks for the opportunity.

catherine said...

I would love to re-cover a chair cushion and make a little pillow as well.
I love textiles...beautiful fabric.
charlcr(at)aol(dot)com

Andrea said...

well, I would have to make some beautiful throw pillows for my couch or bed with vintage crocheted lace trim....
cookmama@gmail.com
Andrea

Brenda said...

Hi thanks so much for the chance! I would love to make some lavender sachets out of it and what ever is left I would make a possibly a banner for my daughters room.

Thanks Again
Brenda

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Elyse,
I just love the cabbage and roses fabric...
I would make a throw pillow for my bedroom.
A thoughtful giveaway, please drop my name into the hat..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

LatteLisa said...

I just found your blog through the comments on Selina Lake's blog. Consider me your new follower.

If the beautiful giveaway is for international readers as well then I'd really like to be in ;-)

Toque de Arte Ateliê said...

I lovely your blog.
Sempre me inspiro aqui.
Kisses,
Iray

Leanne said...

such a beautiful fabric...this would work nicely at our cottage...cushions, trimming on curtains or maybe a slipcover for a sweet ottoman...love your blog!

Domenico said...

I'd make a shower cutain.

Shabbyfufu said...

Happy that I saw your Tweet Elyse and that I am not too late, love C&R fabrics. Pillows would be what I would make, probably for my beach place.

Come over to my blog for a giveaway that I just posted!

xo~Janet

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

hi elyse!

first of all, i love the fabric that dear fifi sent to you. how so very kind of her!

thank you for having such a beautiful giveaway! goodness...i am not sure what i would make - maybe a pillow for the bed or even a bag. probably a bag because i am a blue jeans girl and it would be great with jeans!

xxoo
becky

madelia said...

I would use it to make a quilt and pillow. The fabric is fresh and crisp.

Val said...

Blue is my favorite for a bedroom. So restful and beautiful! A lovely pillow of dressing table scarf may be the perfect project! Thank you for a chance to dream...V

biancamargherita said...

I will do something for my new bathroom which has blue and white tiles. I will clothe a footstool and a border to the towels. a kiss and congratulations!!!!

All That Jazz said...

It's beautiful fabric! I might recover some small ottomans that I have or make a seat cushion for my new desk chair....thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! ;-)
~michelle~

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful fabric! I would make two valances for windows in my craft room. I would add ribbons and trim, and really add some frill! Thanks, Anita

Patty said...

I would love to make a valance for my downstairs 1/2 bath. It would work out perfectly!!!

mini_babies@yahoo.com

Zuzu said...

Ooooo, how fun, Elyse!!! Cabbages & Roses - sigh!

I hope I'm in time to participate - the color and style is perfect for my tiny cottage. I would love to make a skirt for the bottom shelf of my French baker's rack in the eat-in kitchen, and then use any remaining fabric to make bags!

Such a lovely giveaway. Yay!!!

cheryl said...

I love your blog and your design style. I am in the process of decoraating my guest bedroom in a cottage style. I've already painted it cottage blue. I would use the fabric as a starting point and make ome pillows to add to the white duvet covers.

Nany said...

2 little pillows and a little fabric canvas to match over the top of my bed

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Pillows in that fabric would go perfect in my family room!

Natasha Vissering Hutter said...

Well, I would make some throw pillows for my couch. Love that fabric!

Lilybets said...

It's the day,It's the day!!!!.

Debbie said...

I would make something for my sewing room as I am in Queensland and was slightly affected by the floods, it looks so nice and fresh!

Musings Of A Gem said...

A great giveaway!!! I'd probably make a cushion cover or some cute hanging hearts : )

Gemma x

musingsofagem@hotmail.com

Beth said...

Well if I'm not too late. . . I think I would make a pillow out of it. I just found you, and I think your blog is lovely

Simply Bungalow said...

Just found your blog and I am so enjoying it!
~Heidi

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Just came from the Cabbage & Rose site, dreaming over their beautiful fabrics. So man to choose from!
What would I do? Incorporate it into the quilt I keep wanting. Something I could enjoy and treasure a very long time.

annsquiltingjourney said...

I just found your blog while looking for an old Cabbage and Roses book called "Vintage Chic". What a nice give away, I would use the metre of fabric to cover two old lamp shades on our bed side tables, the base is a terracotta and it was the first set of lamps we bought a long time ago. The shades are currently pale green but I think this fabric would look fabulous. Ann