Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pink Saturday • Shabby Support • A Giveway Message

A very happy Pink Saturday to all!

I have been having fun this week giving little birdhouses shabby makeovers for cute chenille chicks.

Buying these little chick brings out the crafty kid in me! They're so cute!!! A big thank you to Beverly for organizing another pretty Pink Saturday.

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Support Shabbyness: Vote for The Painted Cottage in New Jersey Life Magazine

If you have read my blog more than once you probably know that my favorite store is The Painted Cottage. Sure, it's about 6 hours away from where I live but it has become a must-stop on visits to my family in New Jersey. I blogged all about my trip there just after Thanksgiving and you can read about it here. Lots o' photos! GASP!!! The couple who owns the store(s) (home, studio, cafè) are wonderfully sweet.

The Painted Cottage has been nominated in New Jersey Life Magazine for the 2009 Reader's Choice Award! It is such an amazing store. You can show your support by clicking this link and voting for The Painted Cottage.

Even if you have only done some browser browsing, I'm sure it counts. Please show your Shabby Support!

Signs of Spring Give-away
Pop over to visit Cynthia at Cynthia's Cottage Design to enter her generous Signs of Spring give-away at her blog. Be sure to check out her sweet blog, awesome give-away prizes, and newly re-done website!




Lori said...

i want to go there Elyse!!! i will vote for sure!!!

you GO girl, i see you are selling out your shop today...i hope my links were a small part of that:)

Marie De Marco said...

hi elyse
i voted. thanks for the link. i wish i could be in that store everyday.

XUE said...

I would drive 6 hours to any shore if they look as dreamy as The Painted Cottage too!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Love your sweet little chick houses! so cute

VA Boutique said...

Aaaahh look at that little pink chickie. Your favourite shop looks amazing.
Hope you have a lovely weekend

Marilyn said...

Hi Elyse..thank you so much for the award. I really appreciate it. You know I just love your blog.. it brightens my day. Marilyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Elyse, that looks like a precious shop! And I absolutely love your precious birdhouse and that pink bird! How cute! Wishing you a...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Your little birdhouses are adorable and so springy! The Painted Cottage is incredible. I wish it was located near me. Happy Pink Saturday! ♥

Amy C said...

little fluffy pink chick in that sweet shabby house is so cute and so perfect for a springy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

I love the Birdhouses! I really Love those little chicks they are too cute and always remind me that Easter is coming up!


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I know I would have to stop in every time I went by, how could you not. The name itself is inviting!

Your little birdie and bird house looks adorable all in pink.

Have a Great Day!

Amy C said...

of course we totally would be and we are. We would share endless cups of tea and probably have a few dangerous trip to Michael's!
Your pal
Amy x

Lori Lynn said...

Happy PS!

kecia deveney said...

i'm glad you stopped by my blog and that you like the name of it! i live in NJ, at the shore, and haven't heard of the Painted Cottage before. i 'll have to add that to my list of things to check out.

Pink Slippers said...

Happy PINK Saturday!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Lovely little chick.. so adorable.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Wonderful pinkies today! Thanks so much for sharing. Pink Saturday is always so much fun for me. You get to know the bloggers and also get so many great ideas for your home and for your he♥rt, too.

Cathy said...


You are killing me with those pink chicks. Where did you get those adorable pretties? Awesome!!

I voted for your Favorite Shop. The website makes you want to go and visit and have a lunch with the girls.

Have a great pink weekend.

xo Cathy

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

~ Gabriela ~

fairiemoon said...

I love your birdhouses! I bought some of your clips after seeing them on a blog a couple of days ago and then you posted some more and I wanted those too...I will have to just keep looking! Happy Pink Saturday!

Erin :)

Tristan Robin said...

cute bird houses - and I voted for your favorite shop!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Unknown said...

That birdhouse is the sweetest thing EVER!! I just love your goodies, I have got to come in and shop soon!!!!!

I will go and vote for you for sure!!


Kris said...

I would love to visit that store, but I'm sure it's about 16 hours or more from me. hmmmmm, not too bad I do love a road trip.

Happy PS


Anonymous said...


What sweet little "pink" birdhouses. Happy Pink Saturday.


Stephenie said...

I just love your birdhouse's. You did such a great job.. Love the colors you used....

KatCollects said...

Hi Elyse,
Adorable little houses, I think you should put bunnies in them, LOL. I have always had my eye on that little yellow organizer can, hmmmm : ) I hope you have a happy pink Saturday!

Terri said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday!
Ans waht an adorable bird house!

Natasha Burns said...

Love your little chicks, I just found my stock of them in my clean-up! Thanks for the tension wire tip, I was wondering what I could use in my dresser and couldn't work out how a wooden rod would work ~ tension wire is the perfect solution!

Betty said...

♥Happy Pink Saturday♥ I'd love to go visit that store!! Your little birdhouses are adorable too!

Willnnabel said...

Love the pink bird in the little pink house! Too cute.

Happy Pink Saturday

Can you vote if you do not live in the area?

Deanna said...

Hi Elyse!
Loved your sweet little Pink chickie!
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh Elyse,
Those birdhouses are genius and SUPER cute, the bird just makes it! Really inpired and impressed. Love them!!!

Chandy said...

Cute, cute, cute chick houses!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

JudyBug said...

I would love to go shopping there!!


C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!

What a LOVELY birdhouse! That is too cute!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

cammy said...

Your little birdhouses are just darling! I love those little chenille birdies too and always add a few to my daughter's Easter basket.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad to have found your pretty blog.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse.. happy Pink Saturday! I voted already.. hehehehe wish my house is next to the store.. hehehehehe.. have a great weekend! take care

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love the sweet birdhouse!

Christine said...

Hi, Thanx for stopping by my Blog to say Hi! :) I Love Your Little Birdie House!!! With those Cutsie little Chicks Peeking out! Im going to check out that link you gave too!