Saturday, January 3, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Despite the furrowed brow on my friend the troll's face, I am very happy to announce the winner of my give-away. Congratulations to Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams! I will be sending a pretty organized set to her. Becky's entry was chosen using -- another brilliant idea from Cynthia!

I want to send a warm and sincere thank you to everyone who participated. I was overwhelmed by the response -- a record number of comments for my little blog! I appreciated the advice and tips about selling on Etsy, and your methods of keeping organized.

I especially enjoyed learning about everyone's favorite color combinations. My own favorites? I love tone-on-tone (think of the fairies' outfits in Disney's Sleeping Beauty) and combinations like periwinkle and lavender. I also love pale and faded pinks and greens and grays and blues -- always with a pop of color. A wonderful book showcasing this is Country Living Country Color Combinations. I picked it up at HomeGoods for $4.99 and always find it inspiring! (It is available at Amazon and the book photo links to it if anyone is interested.)

Again, thank you all so very much! How blessed I feel to be surrounded with such warm, encouraging, fun and creative women. Happiest New Year to all!



Unknown said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to the Winner!

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch JOY!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning Elyse! What a LOVELY surprise to have this morning! I am SOOOO excited to have won the organizing set! I love the colors and it will perfect on my sewing table. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! Oh - and let me not forget another THANK YOU FOR THE AWARD~~!! Tis my lucky day! Perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket since I am on a roll.

much love,

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Darn :) Im such a looser :)

Congrats to the winner though!

I spent the weekend, blackboard paint in hand :) I was going to do a cabinet door, but the cabinets were either too high for me ( Im 5'3 ) or making one into a blackboard proved to be to "disruptive" to my line of cabinetry :) so I decided to do one in a frame and hang it instead! I'll probably post it this week, it was pretty darn easy. Next thing I know I'll be making them for every room :) I also tried my hand at some decoupaging again, you are going to have to give me some lessons, lol, mine gets to many wrinkles !! argh, but the glass I put on top ( I made a tray ) helps hide em :)

Hope you had a great New Years kiddo! Happy 2009!

Hugs, Cynthia

Glitter & Bliss said...

Darn!!! I have been a little out of pocket lately, and I missed your giveaway!!! Congrats to the winner!! Gook luck w/ your ETSY shop. I know you will do great!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats to the winner! And happy new year! That book looks right up my alley...I might go buy it!

Lori said...

congrats to your lucky winner!!! thanks for giving me a treasured blogger, i am glad that we found each other...i love all the bits and bobs you have in your sidebar, i am going to try your apple crisp recipe, it sounds very yummy!!!

tam said...

Hello Elsye! Come over to my blog I have something for you there.
:D ~Tam!

tam said...

OOPS! I meant come on over to
Not my other blog-sorry-Lol! I'm a dork!

Jen Kershner said...

Hey there Ms. Elyse! I'm so happy that you got the stamp set. Sadly, I did not but seeing as how this is the 2nd year I asked for and didn't receive it, I think I will treat myself! Happy stamping! Jen

Bethany said...

Hey Elyse,
Thanks for the comment on my blog. Those magnets would stick wonderfully to your little tin pencil holders! Also they have even smaller sizes that are just as strong.
Fun contest.
Congrats to the winner.

Anonymous said...

I came over for a visit from Tam's blog because your name caught my eye. I've loved my visit - I'll be back.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Have you ever strolled into a blog and everything looked so familiar and welcoming. I adore your charming blog, we have so many tastes in common. I guess that's what makes visiting so enjoyable. Meeting kindred spirits.
I look forward to returning.

Sweet wishes,

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love your blog. What a great place to visit.

vintage girl at heart said...

Yay for Becky and I am so happy for you that you are selling on Etsy!!! Your talents are wonderful!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Congrates Becky! Oh, lucky you!