Sunday, January 22, 2012

Showing some bloggy love with a giveaway!

Okay all you sweeties.....it's time for a giveaway.  It's just my way of showing you how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate you hanging in there and caring enough to read my posts. 

"Mommie's blog has made me famous." ~ Gizzy~

Whenever I am asked, "what is a blog" and "why do you blog?"  I have to smile because I know a secret.  We have something to share and we can't hold it inside, we've got to get it out and if someone just happens to care enough and has the same interests then we become like minds.  Like minds that openly share our loves, our passions, our art, our sadness, our happiness and our compassion.


 Blogging is our creative outlet, a form of expression that we do through written words and photos.  We give and we get.  And what is the secret?  Why is it a secret?  It's unknown, unseen and a mystery because it can't be explained.  It can only be heart felt.  We get each other, we let one another be who we are....we are bloggers.


I also want to acknowledge my regular followers who do not have blogs but share the same spirit.  There are many of you who visit me and comment on a regular basis and I thank you.

So my humble giveaway to you is a little french crown tray and two vintage pillow slips with monsieur and madame images.

All you have to do to enter is just leave me a comment. 
If you want to follow along then I'd love that too.

I'll announce the winner February 1st.

~~big smooches and hugs~~
Sissie


 



98 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What an awesome giveaway--you are such a sweetie! I agree with you--blogging is something you have to experience to understand. I am so glad I finally started blogging and not just "stalking" everyone else's blogs:)

Amy Kinser said...

Such a wonderful giveaway, Sissie. Thanks for the chance to win.

Blessings to you, sweet lady.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Sissie, Just as my give~away is ending (tonight), yours begins, Gee I feel lucky to get in quick.... Beautiful Treasures, Please Enter Me~ stop by quick if you want to enter mine~
Cheryl

NanaDiana said...

You know what, Sissie? I just adore you and your blog. I am here to say Hi...but not to sign up for your giveaway. I LOVE the things but the truth is I have won so many giveaways this last year that I don't want to be greedy. So....take my name and give it a code for some new blogger that signs up and give her a second chance to win...or something like that.


Shoooooo! And HERE I thougth you might be giving away one of those sweet kitties. Gizzy or Gabby -either one will do!;>) xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how I would love to win these. They would be so perfect in my bedroom. So true what you said about blogging.

Suzann said...

Hello Sissie
I love this sweet giveaway you are doing..in love with those pillow slips and the tray!!
Please enter me...thank you!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Hvidt, slidt & patina said...

Wauuvv, what a lovely give away..And a lovely cat ;)From Camilla in Denmark

Patty Sumner said...

Sweet! Does Gizzy come with that?...lol. Excited!!!! Blessings and have a great day!

Elsina said...

Beautiful giveaway! Love the pillowcovers and the sweet cat :)

Nancy said...

Very nice giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. So sweet of you to do this.

Have a great evening!

Hugs,
Nancy

Bente said...

Hello. I did my comment to your last post. Lovely.

Hugs Bente

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Those would look great on my bed! Great giveaway! judy

Deb said...

Love the tray and the pillow cases...how cute are they? Please throw my name in the hat. "Hi Gizzy" Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sissie, I just love everything that you do, and these goodies are just as wonderful!! I'd love to be entered, and give the kitties some smooches and hugs!

Okio B Designs said...

Sissie! You always have the best giveaways! What lovely treats. Would love to enter your giveaway! Pick me, pick me!

Jeanine

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful giveaway, Sissie! Of course, I'd love to win! : ) I was just looking at sheets online yeesterday and saw "Mr." and "Mrs." pillowcases, but I didn't care for them.

Donna said...

So very well said, Sissie! Isn't it wonderful to know that there is an entire community of wonderful & supportive kindred spirits out there, just a click away? Your tray is tres chic (sorry, couldn't resisit!), and the pillow cases are perfection, I'd love to win, Merci!!!

awal.ny said...

I like how you put that, we do get each other. You just have to be a blogger to understand. Love the pillow slips, what a wonderful giveaway.

Rosann said...

Lovely giveaway. Your blog is wonderful, I have been reading it for quite awhile . Thanks !

rosechicfriends said...

Sissie how eloquently you have decribed the crative soul and mind, id LOVE to be entered to win your fabulous goodies! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Be Blessed!
Lorena
Ps...your sweet kitty is such a doll!

dragonflyj33@yahoo.com said...

what beautiful items for the give-away! I just love your blog and how you incorporate your pets into the blog!

dragonflyj33@yahoo.com said...

what beautiful items for the give-away! I just love your blog and how you incorporate your pets into the blog!

Paula said...

Your blog is full of wonderful ideas! Please enter me in drawing.

Nancy H. said...

Great giveawy..I would like to win please!!!

Cindy said...

Well said Sissy... Like minded people really getting each other. It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't been there
My bloggy friends are real live friends, just like the ones I see in person.

Cindy

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Sissie :) Do count me in to enter your wonderful Giveaway!! Love those pillowcases!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Melissa said...

Yes! Kindred spirits indeed. I love reading about you and your, 'fur babies'. I too get quizzical looks when I mention I have a blog. It's a blogger thing, they wouldn't understand. I am a follower.

Melissa said...

Such a lovely giveaway. You are such a sweetie! Thanks ever so much.

Dixie said...

two words I always love to read when linked... "Sissie" and "giveaway"... count me in ... love them both!

hope you are doing well.. I posted something I think you'll like today.. we visited Jefferson Davis' Beauvoir in Biloxi this fall and took some great shadow shots... drop by and see when you get a chance.

blessings Dixie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

we are all so veyr blessed by this loving, accepting and creative kinship we share. i can't imagine what my life would be like without blogging and all of you! this giveaway is so sweet and heartfelt. i would be thrilled to win these lovely handmade treasures! ;)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How sweet of you to do a giveaway.
Those would look great in my French themed bedroom.

I hope your kitty adjust to his fame!

Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE said...

Im hooked on B L O G S and the people who write, share and create especially Sissy's. She blogs short and sweet and has so many eye candy ideas. And her house is to die for with all the windows and white streaming in.

Only if I could blog. You guys are my hero's for sure. My injury only allows me to do what i can do when i can do it, make sense? My Beach House hobby is now my outlet since loosing my career for my new job is my health. Heck yeah, it makes me sad im not able to join in with all the techy's to learn and share with you-all but, you know it is what it is. No sob story just a tad jealous but happy i can read and read and see so many awesome creations and still have a minimal outlet of creativity.

Mitzi said...

I love pillow slips. My Mom has made all of our family-children and grandchildren sets of lacy white ones. What a treasure.
I would love,love,love to win yours. Thank you for the opportunity.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I would love a chance to win this fabulous giveaway. You know I am a happy follower!!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Greetings,

I love blogging and meeting so many wonderful friends and sharing ideas with each other. I love your kitty cats... they are so cute and your giveaway is gorgeous!

Lisa

Blondie's Journal said...

Awwww...Sissie, you are so sweet. I feel the same about the blogging world. You have to be in it to get it!

Thanks for having such a nice giveaway!! Pop my name in the hat!

XO,
Jane

Kathi said...

Sissy, I love your blog and drool over all your pictures.I would love to be the winner of your awesome give=away!
Hugs, Kathi

Francy said...

Nice give away, love the tray!

Linda said...

Sissie, it is so sweet of you to have a give-away. I love all the items. I used to blog but don't anymore. Just couldn't get my blog to look the way I wanted....But, I am a faithful follower of your blog. Wouldn't miss a day without checking in.
Linda
lindarubin@centurytel.net

Nancy said...

Hi Sissy, This is a wonderful give a way...You are so very generous....

Yes, bloggers are the best gal friends.....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I laugh when I tell people about my blogging friends and they look at me like I'm crazy to feel so close to people I've never met...they just have no idea! Anyway I count you as one of those good friends. Lovely giveaway so please put my name in the pot! Hugs, Linda

Buttercup Bliss said...

I think your blog is awesome - I always love your sweet, vintage touches! I would love to win this precious give-away. They are too cute!

Also, I consider myself more of a dog person, but your cat is just adorable!!!!

Mari said...

Hi Sissie, what an amazing post and giveaway,
But I have to say your gizzy is beautiful, love her sweet face ;)

Xo~
Mari

Shelia said...

Hi Sissiness! Oh, what a lovely giveaway! Please enter my tiny name and your little fuzzy face is adorable! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Leann said...

Woo Hoo - Lucky number 45 - shh it's my age:)

I'd love to win something created by you sweet friend. I've been following along for awhile now and have enjoyed every post!

Enjoy1
Leann

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes i love blogging and I love reading blog posts, and commenting too! But there's really not enough time! I've been a follower for some time but I'm sorry, have not been commenting! Your giveaway, brought me out of the woodwork! Love it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissy, Gizzy is such a cutie. Now I would love to be entered in you beautiful giveaway!
Hug~~~ Daphne

Peggy said...

Hi Sissie, your giveaway is so beautiful (like your blog is!) Thank you for the chance to enter!
Peggy

trash talk said...

No secret handshakes or hoops to jump through, but just what you said...hearts joining hearts...we are bloggers. You are the bubbles in my pink champagne.
Deb
P.S. I loved NanaDiane's comment...that's what it is all about!

Pamela said...

Pretty giveaway Sissie..but can i have your cat instead??
Pamela xo

Larain said...

What a great giveaway, probably do not post to Australia. The tray and monogrammed serviettes are just beautiful. I have only recently discovered your blog with the help of Carol of Polka Dot Closet. You ask why we blog, I blog to get lost in others imagination which results in the most beautifl rooms etc. and the constant source of inspiration.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey Sissie! Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks so much for all the inspiration and for a chance to win!

Deb said...

Beautiful giveaway!
Adorable cat ♥

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It is true...no one really understands bloggers unless they are one themselves. I don't think I have ever met such nice supportive people as their is in this part of our blog world. I love your pillow slips and the tray...so pretty!~Hugs, Patti

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm very happy that I'm a blogger, when someone askes about my blog that's what I do smile, because usually they just don't get!
You have a wonderful giveaway Sissie, keeping my fingers crossed♥

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
Amen to what you said about blogging...some people just don't understand us. Please count me in on your beautiful giveaway...would love to win:)

Blessings,
Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yes, it is like minded people, my son calls you all my invisible friends! Throw my name in the hat fabulous giveaway my friend!

Carol

afistfullofweeds* said...

Hey Sissie..IF,,I win, can I have the kittie???? Kidding of course, I have 2 already!! Love the tray and pillow cases!! Rhonda

Michelle said...

I knew you would have a fabulous giveaway! Beautiful!

Marta said...

Hi! What a beautiful giveaway! I have no idea if it’s open to international readers of your blog, but of couse I’d love to enter the giveaway, who wouldn’t?! Hi from the other side of the pond! A reader (and a francophile!) from Barcelona, Spain, only about 4 hours away from France :). Best regards!
Marta
http://englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

I love Blogs! I have learned so many new things on the crafty blogs and lots of tips and information on ebay selling blogs. I love your giveaway. Beautiful! Thank you

Gail said...

Beautiful post Sissie and everything you said is so true about blogging. What a lovely giveaway!

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

Great giveaway! I love the picture of Gabby. Thanks for the chance to win.

Riet said...

Ys Sissie, we all share our love in blogging. Beautiful give away and I love your beautiful cat.

Dorthe said...

My dear Sissie, yes we are all part of the most loving and caring comunity, and would not part with it ever.
Your giveaway is gorgeous ,I don`t know if we from outside US can join, but if... In would love to be in your hat.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Lisa said...

Sissie,
Yes I know that smile & secret about blogging too:) I'm happy you blog because I would miss coming over here to see you & Miss Kitty. I would love to win your giveaway but I won a wonderful French give-away from you a couple of years ago. Hope that doesn't exclude me!
Lisa

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes! WE do get it!! Loved this post about our secret Sissie. Please enter me, I would love to have the shams for my bedroom!

Trisha said...

Very sweey giveaway from a very sweet lady! Thanks for the chance to win-I know I would love it!

~Trisha

Carla said...

Love the pillows and really love your blog. I have been inspired by it.

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

Hi! I just found you via My-Trinkets' blog. I can't wait to catch up on your past posts and also looking forward to checking out your fb page. Hope you will find mine as well. I am not as good about blogging as I am with keeping up with my blog, but I hope to be better. I'm a new follower. I'll "like" you on fb, too! denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Blogging has changed my life in so many ways and you're right, it cannot be explained, only felt with the heart. I love your Giveaway goodies and would be honoured to win. Love you and your blog.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

My friends don't blog and they do NOT get it, except for one...she loves blogs! lol Wonderful give away! Please enter me, I am already a follower :)

Lou Cinda

Amanda said...

Loved this post, Sissie! It's so true...we have a special common bond, us crafty, creative bloggers! This is one beautiful giveaway! How sweet and generous of you! I love love love those pillowcases! Will you share what image transfer method you used? Thanks so much for your sweet visit and comment today! Hope your day is fabulous!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hello Sissie,
That's a awesome giveaway! I'm already a follower of your lovely blog, so please put my name in the hat! I love blogging - it's changed my life for the better. I can't imagine not doing it now! Oh...by the way, sorry to hear your cats have been fighting, too! Buster says "no extra treats or catnip?? OMC!" :)
Hugs, Cindy

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie What a beautiful giveaway!! I have always so enjoyed coming to your pretty blog!

I am having a pretty Shabby apple giveaway over at my blog- come by!

bee blessed
mary

Jeanne Gentry said...

Sissie...You are almost too good to be true! Love your blog - your house, and your shop! I would love your wonderful giveaway, but what you give your followers every day is the real gift! Hugs go you!

The Altered Bee said...

So glad that I found your blog. Looking forward to lots of inspiration! Would love to win your give away as well.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

thank you for a wonderful giveaway!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Donna said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I adore the vintage pillow slips and the french crown tray! I love anything with crowns on it!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Donna

Theresa said...

That is so true! The friends that know me around here (heck family too) don't understand why I do this or why I would take the time... you just said it all! It is a gift to be able to connect with like minds...
I would love to have those beautiful pillow slips grace my bed!
Thanks for the chance Sissie!
t.xoxo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Your blog is one of the first ones I found when I started blogging two years ago! I love the pretty things you are always making...the funny stories you share...your thoughts etc.....it just goes so well with my coffee, you know what I'm saying!

And wow! How beautiful a giveaway! Those two slip cover pillow cases.....why they would fit right in with my home decorating here!!! It would be amazing to posses something you have made with your own two hands!


Thanks for doing what you do....and please don't ever stop!

ciao bella


creative carmelina
xoxox




please do enter me in this giveaway!

Grace said...

What a fabulous giveaway! You are so sweet. I love visiting your blog and to see all your gorgeous treasures. Grace xoox

My Shabby Roses said...

Hi Sissie! What a fun giveaway! I'm always imtrigued with the beautiful lettering you do on your pillows.Hope I win so I can enjoy it first hand!
Debbie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie,
Please drop my name into the hat. Who ever wins will be one lucky girl..a very sweet giveaway!
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Debbie said...

Such a wonderful give away, Sissie!
Thank you for the chance to enter.
xxoo

Mystica said...

What a pretty, generous giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing.

About Vintage French Hen said...

I agree Sissie! There's nothing quite like posting a blog. I haven't been able to do it in a while, and I've missed it so much! I have always been a HUGE fan of yours, you've influenced me so very much over the past couple years, and I want to say thank you for that! You're one classy girl Sissie Love!
Marcia

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE your post today, Sweet Sis! And you have stated all the points on why we blog and LOVE to blog so eloquently. THAT is one of the many reasons I love visiting you! That and Gizzy, and your pinks, your pillows, and your mirrors and..... Seriously, thanks for the awesome giveaway and tho I would truly LOVE to win, if you happen to choose my name, why don't we just send my prize off to another follower of yours that DOESN'T yet have a blog in the hopes that this might spur them on to start one of their own?!? Love you!

CHERI said...

You worded this post so well. I would just be in HOG HEAVEN if I won anything you've created! I'd feel like I won the GA lottery! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful giveaway. xo, Sherry

Terry said...

Can I say ADORABLE, are the pillow cases and totally awesome is the tray. I am a fan and follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! I always love the feminine pillows and pretty things you have! I would be thrilled to the pillow cases and tray! Thanks girlfriend! ♥

Stefy said...

Wonderful giveaway.
Stefy

Liana said...

Love this pillow cases.
Liana

Sandi said...

I recently discovered your blog, and have now joined as a follower. Your blog brightens my day with your lovely things! I'd love to win your current giveaway.

Karen said...

HI Miss Sissie!
Boy did I come for a visit just in time! I've been working so much - I haven't been able to get into blogland as often as I'd like.
But PERFECT TIMING!
I would love to be entered to win your fab giveaway! OMG they are just adorable!
Crossing my fingers! Have a wonderful weekend!
Karen

Pam @ Frippery said...

I have met so many sisters in soul through blogging. I have a feeling we could almost be twin soul sisters. Love your style, and your sharing heart. Have a lovely weekend, Pam

Cathy Rowan said...

Hello Sissie,
Love your giveaway. Your blog in one classy act to follow!
Thanks, Cathy

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup