Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Welcome to my One Year Blogging Anniversary!!
My goodness how time flies when you're having fun.  It just seems like yesterday that I wrote my first post and waited and waited and waited for someone to comment.  And when you did, I was hooked!
This little chair redo was my probably the first post to receive comments. I remember reading them over and over again and feeling pretty darn proud.   It's hard to explain the feeling that you get. You are on a natural high that is understood only by bloggers.  

I could spend hours telling you how much you all mean to me but I think you already know that.  So.......

Rather than getting all mushy and gushy and crying all over my keyboard, I'll show you my giveaway!

I posted about this birdcage find before.  This one is a smaller version of the first one I bought.  It will look great with all your fall decor.

So, as to not wear you out with a big speech, I just want to say a big thank you and say that I adore each and everyone of you.
My life has been enriched because of you.
I'm happy because of you.
I write and create because of you.

To get in on my giveaway just leave me a comment and
if you want to tell someone else about it then come back and entry for a second time.

Thanks to all my 695 followers, you are the reason why I blog.

~~Big Squeezy, gushy, smoochie hugs~~


Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
Congrats on your anniversary!! Yes, I know what you mean about "blogger high", and just how addictive it can be! I would LovE to win that gorgeous birdcage, please enter me! Thanks!

Terri Gordon said...

Hello Sissie, Congratulations, wow you have a lot of followers, I love your Kitty, how beautiful. I adore bird cages and would love to win that. I always enjoy coming to your beautiful blog to see what you are up to. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Happy Anniversary. Hugs, Terri

Denise said...

You know, there are certain bloggers that you just know are genuinely kind people. You are definitely one of those! I always enjoy your happy posts. AND your kitties!

Mari said...




A Vie Renouvele said...

Hi Sissie, Congratulations! We all know how special you are! Just look at how many followers you have after just one year! You are an inspiration to us all! Thanks! Linda

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Sissie....that birdcage is to die for.....a BIG SMUSHY, GOOEY, GUSHEY HUG TO YOU TO ON YOUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. (O:(O:



Mari said...



Nancy said...

Hi Sissie!
Congratulations on one year of blogging! You may feel you're on the receiving end, but you inspire us with all of your creations. It's a joy to read your blog. I'm so excited about the giveaway!!!! I've been coveting your birdcage since you blogged about it!!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Dear Sissie, I cannot tell you how much I've enjoyed getting to know you this last year. I've loved all your creativity, and laughed until I fell out of my chair when you and your sis had the chocolate extravaganza!! Thank YOU, for always being a joy to visit!
many hugs and much love,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats Dear Sissie!
You have a great blog my friend and I love visiting it.
Please enter me too!
I love that birdie cage!

Jane said...

Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging. I always enjoy visiting, not only to view your wonderful creations but also for your upbeat attitude. I'm always happy to read another Sissie post!!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks!

Love the Decor! said...

Congrats to you!! I love this bird cage and can already see it at home right here in this little corner of my home : )

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations, One year and that many followers speaks volumes about the caliber of your blog. Down to earth and a joy to read.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Ohhhh, would I be so lucky as to win that lovely birdcage!!

You've only been blogging a year, Sissie? It seems like I've know you forever!?!

Happy Blogiversary!


Caroline said...

Congrats have come a long way in a short time. The bird cage is gorgeous and would look great in my living room...or maybe my kitchen heck even my bathroom! I would probably put it in my bedroom...heck it would just look great anywhere!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hi Sissie! Congrats on your one year anny! What a fun bird cage and great shot of Gizzy! I'll add you to my sidebar:@)

Annie Louise said...

Hi Sissie,
Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I adore your blog and anxously await each update. I am surprised you have only been doing your blog for one year--it is soooooooooo good--I thought you must have been working your magic for many years--Good job! I would love to win the beautiful birdcage.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas, pictures and messages with us.

Deb said...

Hi Sissie: That is the cutest bird-cage. Sierra wants to know if she would fit in it. :)Happy Anniversary to you & huge hugs to both kitties. Oh, I wish I could kitty-sit them. I have enjoyed your blog so much since I started in February. You were one of my first blogs to follow. Hugs, Deb

Blondie's Journal said...

It seems like more than a year, Sissie...maybe because we get to know one another so well, it feels longer! But congratulations!! That little birdcage would look adorable on my mantel all dressed up for fall!! ;-D


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Sissie! I want to say "has it been a year already?" but then I also want to say "has it been only a year?". I feel like you've been on my blogroll for longer than that, but I have enjoyed each and every one of your posts. You have made me laugh out loud {like the one of you and your sister in the car and Home Depot}, tear up, let out a squeal {as I did when I saw you were giving the birdcage away} and just plain smiled over your posts. May you have many more years of blogging ahead of you and ten times the number of followers! : )

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations Sissie!!!

Blogging is a lot of fun. It does give you a certain kind of high that is impossible to explain to nonbloggers.

I'd love to add that bird cage to my collections. It's adorable. Keep me in mind.

- the Tablescaper

Pamela said...

Happy Anniversay sweet Sissie!!
Love your giveaway!
I'm a happy follower!
Pamela xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just put your lovely Birdcage Give Away on my sidebar!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy One Year Anniversary! I am so happy you blog because you have encouraged me and I've learned so much from you! I love the phrase 'blogger high' and yep I've had it also.

Love the birdcage and I would be proud to win your wonderful giveaway!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, Congrats on your one year anniversary and THANK YOU for inspiring me the last 12 months! I Can't wait to see what you do next.

I loved your birdcage the first time I saw it. I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this smaller one was to be given away. Count me in.
Hugs, Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, I have your giveaway on my sidebar.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
xo, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! I love popping in to read about your latest finds, creations, and's to another fabulous year!


Anonymous said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar...hope that counts as sharing the news!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! You know I adore your blog, it is always one of the ones that I look for. Your birdcage giveaway is fabulous. Oh I want to win it. lol I can't wait for the next year. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Anniversary Sissie Sweetie...
I am so thrilled to have met you, and you have so enriched my life. I love coming over to see your great sews and your wonderful finds. Every day is a GREAT experience. You always make my heart "HAPPY".

I want to win. I want to win. Please enter me. I can hardly wait to see what this next year brings my way from you. You are an absolute JOY to know. I am so honored you call me friend.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Petite Michelle Louise said... petite oiseaux would LOVE to live there!! Happy Anniversary mon amie!

Bree said...

Aww Sissie...Happy Anniversary! I appreciate bloggers like you who have taken the time to give me a sweet note commenting on one of my posts. I am how ever not entering myself in your give away as kind as it is..I am just saying thanks for being so sweet.


A Cottage Muse said...

Hooray for you Sissie! Blogging is such a fulfilling adventure isn't it?! Love, love, love that birdcage and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

Congrats ~ Sandi

Patti said...

Congrats! That chair is gorgeous! so is Gizzy!
I would LOVE that bird cage!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, I could swear you have been blogging longer than a year..congratulations! I would love to give that sweet birdcage a new home!


Patti said...

I just posted about your give away. Good luck to everyone!

Dogmom Diva said...

Sissie, I posted your giveaway on my blog...


The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Sissie !
Wow a year already! Congratulations! I love coming by to visit and see what you have been up to and your latest beautiful creation, (your pillows are so lovely) or sweet treasure you have found. Your blog is a breath of sunshine :) and it always makes me happy to stop by.

Angie said...

A year already! It seems longer doesn't it? Your blog is truly one of the ones I love to read....and your comments always make me smile. It is a pleasure to 'know' you ,my friend. Congrats!

Hugs ~ Angie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sissie,
Happy one year! Doesn't time fly on by?! That little birdcage would be darling with tiny pumpkins in it and a couple handmade ghosts (not the scary type, the friendly type... like Casper! ;)
Have a great night & nice long weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on one year. Luv, luv the birdcage. i would love to own this. I also luv your blog. Happy Fall.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on your one year and I both started this blogging life at the same time and I can say that I have really enjoyed getting to know you thru blogging:) Please count me in on this special giveaway!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sissie:
And look now...I'm comment 42 and I know there will be a lot more! We all love you, girlfriend! Congratulations on your anniversary! Wishing you many, many more. Thanks for entering me in your generous giveaway, my friend.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Only one year? Congrats to you, I always love stopping by when you post!
I'd love to win the rusty birdcage so please enter me:)


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....How sweet of you! I love the "crusty rusty birdcage"! I just want to let you know that I always look forward to each of your posts. Some of the blogs I follow I will skip by and not open, but I always open yours because I know I will not be disappointed!~Hugs, Patti

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) Wow!! Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary here in blogland!! And I love this sweet birdcage you are giving away! Yes, please do enter me for this one :)

My son had his 2nd JV game tonight, and guess what? They WON!!!! 28 - 0 !! Can ya tell I'm a proud mother :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

I feel the exact same way! I love blogging and the friends I've made doing it!
Come on by for a visit and see my first give away!
Oh how fun, wanna come to my give away?

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary Sissie!!! You have such a wonderful blog and you make everyone smile with the things you share with us. You have an awful lot of people who love you and think the world of you.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

KAREN said...




Kathy said...

My how time flys when your having fun!
Happy one year birthday sweetie!
Keep up the good work...we love you!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Maison Mutt said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful event. I'm new to blogging and thought I wouldn't enjoy it much. HA! I totally understand what you mean by the pride you felt reading your first comments. I raise my shabby chic (but always crystal) glass to toast you and your milestone! OH, and be sure to put me in the running for that shabbilicious bird cage...your newest follower.
Licks & Wags, Niki

Nelly said...

Oh, Sissie! What an awesome gift you're offering. Congrats on your anniversary. I enjoy your blog regularly. Thanks for your generosity.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, congrats on 1 year of blogging. I always wonder how we keep coming up with things to blog about. I love your blog and what a generous giveaway.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations! I would die for that cage! What a wonderful giveaway. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to every post. It is a high only bloggers can understand. the rest of the people in my life, just don't get the stuff I do, shabby creations, website, antiques booth, blogging. The only people that get it is my web friends.


Annesphamily said...

I am tickled pink to you sweet friend! That birdcage is awesome! I am so thrilled each time someone new joins me! I am grateful to each sweet friend I have here. Blessings to you and Happy Blogaversary! Anne

Anonymous said...

Oh I am thrilled for you...Happy Anniversary! that is quite an accomplishment! I adore you and your blog...your sweet and sassy personality shines right through with all of your posts....from your gorgeous creations to your wonderful thrifty are rockin!

keep up the great work...and yes, of course without a doubt please enter me in your giveaway! that is one stunning piece of rusted metal sculpture!

ciao bella


Sares said...

Happy Happy Anniversary Sissie! I remember very well the feeling when I got my first "non family" comment! The birdcage is beautiful. Someone is going to be very lucky indeed. Hopefully it will be me! Congrats again. I am off to catch up on your posts I missed this week.

stefanie said...

happy blogaversary!!!!!!!
its a perfect fall giveaway!! heres to many more!

~ Regan said...

Congratulations, Sissie!!!!!!

Can't wait to see what happens in year #2!
♥ you, and your blog!

Amy Kinser said...

Happy Anniversary, Sissie. You sure have done well for only one year. You deserve a great following.

Kellie said...

Happy One Year! I have found your blog through my Aunt's. I love the blog! I also love the bird cage so please enter me to win it :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Happy One Year Anniversary! I am so glad we found each other recently. I LOVE the old birdcage. I am partial to birds, because I have a real canary named Sunny!!! Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!

Allison said...

Congratulations, Sissie on 1 year! I love your blog. Your posts are always so inspirational, heartfelt and beautiful. Your passion for decorating shows. And, I have enjoyed finding out what Gizzy and Gabby are up to. What a generous and fun giveaway!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! You know I love your blog. You are a blessing to us all!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Love dropping in to visit your blog Sissie, congrats on the anniversary!

Jackie said...

Wow that birdcage is just beautiful! What a lovely giveaway!
Congratulations on blogging for a year. Come to think of it, I have no idea for how long I have been blogging lol.

Jackie x

Ukka said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! Thank you for the chance to win. Congratulations on your 695 followers I'm sure there will be many more. xx

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations, Sissie! Look at all you've done with your blog in just one year!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, Glad I found you and am following along~your blog is my cup of tea. I love the birdcage so pick my number and send it over, OK!!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Awww Sissie, I don't know what it would be like not having you around in blogland..... you are such a treat! Congratulations on your one year anniversary... Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago. Please girl include me in on this very special giveaway.... I'm nuts over cages and this one is so perfect!

Big Hugs*

Bridgit said...

Just found you the blog ...and I'm your 700th follower ...yeah YOU!!! Great give away!

Bunny said...

Congratulations and look at all your followers. I love your blog it is always so inspiring. I would love to be a winner ;)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! You've achieved a large following in one year. We love what you do!

Michellee said...

BIG Blessings on your one year anniversary.. I love your blog... a Total inspiration.. Please include me in your "AWESOME" giveaway..

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just wanted to let you know that I added your giveaway to my sidebar♥


xinex said...

The year goes so fast when you are having fun blogging, doeesn't it? Congrats on your anniversary and congrats on having so many followers. Your giveaway is awesome!..Christine

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sissie! I haven't been very dedicated to blogging/posting lately, but I couldn't let your blogiversary go by without saying Congratulations and Best Wishes Always To You!! Please do count me in for your giveaway, as I think it would go awfully cute with the crow I won from Banner Haus News LAST Fall!.. Looking forward to visiting often as you begin your second year! ~tina

Lisa said...

Congrats on your blog-aversary! And for choosing the perfect giveaway! :)

Claudia said...

I'm so glad you're here! Congratulations, my friend. And that heart is going pitter-pat!


Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Congratulations!! Oh my that is one wonderful giveaway!

Grace said...

Congratulations! 1 whole year has passed with so many wonderful posts...congrats also on so many followers! Grace xoxoxo

Leann said...

Well count me in for the crusty and rusty! I have so enjoyed getting to know you this past year and getting a glimpse into your fab home!


Leann said...

Me again!

Just added your giveaway to my side bar.
Looking forward to hearing more from you!

Anonymous said...

Are you serious, Sissie!? You're giving that away? Truly a generous gesture from a sweet lady. Only one year and look at your following! You're doing something right.

Wanda said...

Hi Sissie,
Your blog is AMAZING!!! Congratultions on your Anniversary and thank you for the beautiful giveaway.
best regards,
Wanda Contreras

TinyBear said...

Hi Sissie
Congrats on your blog anniversary - how cool is that.
I love to visit over here, and I so love your birdcage too. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend
xo Tina

Gail said...

I love your blog and only wish I knew how to do the creative writings and whatnot you do. Beautiful giveaway.


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary, Sissie....the birdcage is great and I am so obsessed with them right now......couldn't be a better thing to win from one of the sweetest bloggers I know.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sissie!

Congrats on your one year anniversary! I so know exactly what you were saiying about receiving those first comments. It was so exciting!!

Your blog is a beautiful place to visit and I enjoy it so much!

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful bird cage!

Have a terrific day!

Anonymous said...

Happy one year blogiversary!! How wonderful! It's always such a pleasure to visit your lovely blog and see what fabulous inspiration you have for us next. It's so nice of you to do such a fabulous giveaway! I'll post about it on my sidebar to help you spread the word.
Happy day!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Dorthe said...

fantastic amount of followers
fantastic giveaway-can you realy give that way ?
fantastic sweet and dear lady--You,I`m happy to know you here.
Hugs, Dorthe

MOLLYE said...

Hi Sissie, I think I see my name written all over the little crusty rusty birdy cage and I can just visualize it painted white with birds and flowers inside. Love your bloggy and it just does not seem like a whole year! Hugs my friend, Mollye

Riet said...

Happy anniversary Sissie. I won't participate in the drawing as the postage would be enormous bur I think it is a beautiful gift.
Have a great day

RobinBirdsNest said...

One year! Congrats! Have been enjoying reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful creations for quite awhile now. thanks for sharing. and what a sweet cage! thanks for the chance to win!

CHERI said...

It's hard to believe you've only been doing this for a year...your blog is so beautiful, so well-thought-out, so professional! Of course, everything you do is done with class and style. Congrats on your anniversary. I would be in hog heaven if I won the birdcage. I've got 2 others that I love and this one would be so special because it came from you. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oops...guess I left my commment on the wrong post...but, the sentiment is the same....!!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Congratulations sweet Sissie! Love your blog and the beautiful things you make!


Sherrie said...

You mean when I first started to follow you, you were just a newbie blogger like me! (I started in October). I thought you were the cool upperclassman in this blogging school. Your posts were and have been so much fun, and full of my kind of wit. Honestly I still laugh at the great girdle escapade. Well it's okay. After October, I won't be the freshman any more. Does this mean I get to sit with you and all the other cool bloggers in the cafeteria? Happy Anniversary. I want the birdcage.

Shabbyfufu said...

Sissie dear.....are you on the coast of NC (hoping not w/that storm!). Much love to you, one of the sweetest girls that I have met in bloglandia. Congrats! xoxo, Janet

Allison Shops said...

Love the birdcage. It would be a nice addition to my collection.

Atticmag has started a new Link party each Friday called Giveaway Friday!, a convenient place for bloggers to come post about their giveaway(s) each week.

It's simple; after you put a link up to your giveaway, link back to Atticmag/Giveaway Friday on your blog. I hope you'll join! The link goes up on Thursday evenings.


mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sissie, thank you so much for visiting me today and becoming a follower! Truth be told I was reading your blog yesterday and was reading the post about your son. I was going to leave a comment and probably stared at the comment box for a couple of minutes with my eyes all welled up. I have a 20 yr old son and could not image what you have been through. I just could not find the right words to say. I do believe also that you were visited by an angel that day. How wonderful is that and I cannot tell you how happy I am to hear your son is doing fine! You have a gorgeous blog and am now one of your many followers. That bird cage is just beautiful but please don't enter me as the postage cost to Australia would be outrageous. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! take care, Maryann

Shay said...

Mmmmmm,crusty and rusty ! My favorites. Congrats on 1 year!!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Congratulations Sweet Sissie! Your blog is phenomenal, extraordinary and truly remarkable! Shocking that you have been at it only a year, a testament to your great posts! What an awesome birdcage, the winner of this great gift will be thrilled!

Hugs Sissy,

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sissy honey so happy that you are celebrating your first anniversary here in our world of blogging. No other place like it is there.
I love your awesome birdcage and thank you for giving me the chance to win it

NicNacManiac said...

Congratulations Sissie! The reason you have so many followers is because you are a remarkable women who is kind and loveable and you fill the blogisphere with beauty!! The comments that you leave fill my heart with joy and I am guaranteed to leave your world with a great big smile after reading and viewing your inspirational posts!!
Here's to many many more blogaversaries!!
Big Hugs xOxO Nerina

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hope its okay I put your lovely giveaway on my side bar
Love ya

BellaRosa said...

Sissy amor, CONGRATS on One Year Blogging Anniversary & over 700 FOLLOWERS!!! Woohoo!! :) What a lovely giveaway you are having to celebrate it :) Please enter me for a chance to win too! I love the new look of your blog! It looks beautiful...maybe it has been this way for awhile, but since I have been gone for so long, it is all brand new & beautiful to me! Hope you have a beautiful holiday weekend! Besos, Rose

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Oh oh oh Sissie! - you now have over 700 bloggers! How exciting! And such a beautiful bird cage - it's perfect just as it is! Someone's going to be a very happy winner! (Let it be me! Let it be me!!) Keep those posts coming! And when will we see new additions to the etsy shop? Leslie Anne

BellaRosa said...

Sissie amor, I hope you don't mind, I added you to my SideBar's Giveaway Section :) Besos, Rose

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, who wouldn't want to vintage birdcage, but first of all, Happy Anniversary for you blog! First time here, I am off to see some of your old posting!

Donna Payne said...

Really neat birdcage! I would love to win it! Your blog is nice and I plan on spending some time here reading some of your past postings!

junquegypsy said...

Congrats on one year! I love your blog and I love this giveaway.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Sissie, your such a sweetheart! Congratulations on 1-year! Blogging is a blast, isn't it?! Thanks for all your smiles and inspiration!


Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

And I just added your giveaway to my sidebar!

Have a great weekend!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Sweet Sissie Girl,
Has it been a year already?? It seems like yesterday I jumped over here & read your sweet funny posts. Saw you beautiful pink & burlap creations & your amazing house. You have been my favorite place to visit ever since. Congrats & happy blog a versary!!! Your pal, Lisa
PS I'm putting this on my sidebar.

David and Kelsie's Country Home... said...

Congrates on the big ONE YEAR...I recently experienced that first comment high myself and am now a new addict in the blog world.

I would love to add that adorable birdcage to my country theme bedroom decore, so please enter me.

I hope you will stop by and visit some time soon...I became a follower so I can enjoy more of your blogging world also...BTW LOVE THOSE FRAMES in your newest post...I am a white frame junkie.


Tara said...

Happy Anniversary Sissie...
I too love the blogging world and it's such a hoot to read everyones comments..
Thanks for the giveaway I'll keep my fingers crossed..xx

earthangel59 said...

Hi, Sissie......Happy Anniversay...I'm rather a new blogger and learning everyday how it works. I look forward to reading your blog EVERY day and see what you are doing...You have inspired me to paint a 4 piece early 1900's bedroom suite and several other smalls lying around the house. In fact, I am redecorating and changed from country to shabby cottage. I would love to win your birdcage. It would look so cute in my sun room with my wicker furniture! Keep on with the great ideas and inspiration! I just love your blog!

heartvintage said...

Love reading your blog! I check it daily for "pink" updates. Also love your ideas about painting and have just bought my first can of Heirloom White to try my hand at it. Thanks for your great ideas and your lovely blog.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Happy First Blogiversary Sissie! I adore you, your blog and all your lovely creations.

I would love to be entered for a chance to win that wonderful bird cage. Thank you!

~ Tracy

Sares said...

Hi Sissie! Congratulations on your 1 year. Can you believe how fast it goes by? I would love to be included in your drawing. I also posted your giveaway on my sidebar. Good luck to all the entrants and Happy Anniversary!

Tammy said...

Just found your blog today and love it! I'm new to blogland only been here about 3 months but boy have I found some great inspiration!! Your blog is that birdcage!
Am now a follower.
Please stop over and visit me @
Tammy :-)

Tammy said...

I just visited your etsy shop and saw you are from Ocean Isle Beach! I'm from Charlotte but have family in North Nyrtle Beach,SC.
Good to find more NC friends!!
Tammy :-)

jude1 said...

I too am fairly new to blogland but once I found you I felt right at home. Congrats on ONE Year of blogging. I would never have guessed you've only ben at this for a year. You are GOOOOD! Please enter me in the give away. I would love to have this birdcage.


Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Wow I just found you and I run into a giveaway! Lucky me! I LOVE the birdcage! I'm off to browse through the rest of your blog!

Peninia said...

Hi Sissie!
Congratulations on your 1 year!!!
Candy is very sweet. Thanks for chance to win:))
Greetings from Poland.

*hugs-Peninia art

Sue K said...

WOW!! Such a lovely giveaway gift! Who wouldn't just LOVE to win this! I love your blog and visit quite often! Keep up the good work with your beautiful blog! Hugs, Sue K

Karen said...

Hey my Friend.
I almost missed this! Holy cow! I would've just sat down and CRIED!
Please enter me - love that little rusty chippy cage!
And yes, I will post it on my blog tonight on Monday's messages. YAY!
Very fun . . . I'm off to catch up . . . I hope I haven't missed too much. I have been BURIED at my sewing machine - literally.
Have a wonderful rest of your long weekend!
Hugs! Karen

Barbara Jean said...

Congratulations, and thanks for such a great giveaway.
That rusty cage is right down my alley!!


barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

I'm being nice and posting about your giveaway, but, I really, hope I am the one to win that sweet bird cage. =)

hugs and smiles

barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Sissie! We are the ones that have been blessed by your sweet presence in blog land!!

bee blessed

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sissy. Congratulations on your first year. I just passed my 1 year too. 695 follows ~ a testament to what a wonderful blog you've created. Please throw my name in the bucket too.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Sarah said...

Sissie, congratulations on your first year anniversary. I recently celebrated my firs anniversary. A year does fly by. I'm happy you are blogging. I so enjoy my visits here to your creative cottage. The bird cage is fabulous. What a creative gift! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Sissie, I took your button and posted about the Birdcage Giveaway on my sidebar. Secretly I want this one for myself though. LOL
~ Sarah

homespun1 said...

Happy one year birthday...Your bird cage is stunning...I am pleading to the highter powers that be for the win...and crossing my fingers!
Can't hurt right? Have a beautiful celebration of all that is good and dear.

homespun1 said...

ps..also posting your give away on my blog..Blessings.

suebeebuzz403 said...

Dear Sissie, I just found your blog and it is just lovely. I have also become a follower of your blog and by the way your bird cage is "to die for". It's so neat. Happy 1st.
Karen B.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Happy Blogging to your precious kitties....I have two of them myself. I've been going back on some older post, since I'm new to your blog and I enjoyed what I was reading, if you dont' mind, I would like to stick around for a while....

Sending blessings your way,
Donna said...

Happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Dolly said...

Happy 1 year anniversary!
Is this just the funnest thing in life or what!
Smiles, Dolly

Metanoia said...

Oh, your little grey kitty is making me tear up.I lost my kitty(that could have been a twin to yours)last year. She would have been 21 this September.
Anway the cage is so cute.Would love to be in on the giveaway.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sissie! Happy Met Monday! And CONGRATS on one year! Time just flies, doesn't it? (Mom always said that would happen as we got older....not funny....) LUV LUV LUV your blog, your sweet white shabby chic pumpkin, your awesome pitcher and neat little stool! But especially that adorable little birdcage! Throw my name in the hat! :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Heaven's Walk - said...

I'm back! I just posted your giveaway on my sidebar for a second chance! Yipee! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

ap_lemos said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog and I'm loving it. Please count me in for the giveaway, the bird cage is gorgeous. Thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

LambAround said...

I just found you and am so happy I did! That is one cute kitty you have :)

Sherry said...

Love your giveaway! I always enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comment.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy anniversary! you have great posts so it is no wonder so many of us follow you!

Stephanie said...

I just want to say "Thank You" for making my days a little brighter and sweeter! When I read your blog and look at your pictures it does make me just sit and dream! God Bless You!

Janet said...

Congratulations on your 100th post...isn't the blogging world just the best? Love your kittie...

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sissie!
Congratulations on your one year bloggaversary!!
I so enjoy reading your blog and your creative soul and love of life shines thru with each and every post!
Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and I'd love for you to toss my name into the birdcage giveaway hat!
I recently found a gigantic chippy 40's green painted vintage birdcage and have to find the perfect place to display it. It's huge!
Wishing you . . . and your followers . . . many more years of blogging fun!
Hugs and Smiles,

Marydon said...

Oh, golly Miss Molly ... urrrr, Miss Sissiee ... please throw me in the pot. I nearly missed this lovely giveaway.

Huggers, Marydon

RoseMillsOhio said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You've reached a milestone. Hope your second year is just as much fun as your first.

Desi said...

Wow, thank you for the chance to win this very cool birdcage.
Congrats on your blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely blog...I enjoy it here.Congrats on your anniversary!!!!!

Mary said...

Love your blog and pictures of your booth. Congrats on your anniversary! I'm from NC too and have a booth in a mall near my house.

Judy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Just found your website, look forward to more.

Terrell said...

Hi There!! I'm sooo excited I ran across your blog! I just LOVE it and I'm happy to be a blog follower!! I just love this birdcage *crosses fingers to win* it's just a BEAUTY!! Thank you for the chance!
Hugs to you
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Sandy & Steve said...

I don't have a blog of my own-but spend many hours looking at all the fabulous sites. I Love yours! Congratulations on your first year and hopefully many more years of your sharing your talents. Thank you for the great rusty,crusty give away, Sandy

Lisa Kay said...

Hi! Congrats on your one year anniversary. I stumbled across your blog a while ago and joined. I love the info and posts you have on here. I love birdcages! I stumbled across your anniversary post another person's blog and thought "how cool". Happy blogging!!!

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay said...

I just posted about your wonderful give away and added a link to it. Have lots of fun in blog land.

Lisa Kay

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Just became 835 follower! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. I am new to blogging myself! So inspiring all the places i have found to visit! what a fantastic giveaway....i am in the midst of redoing some fun stuff in my home & this birdcage would be so scrumption for my project....keeping my fingers crossed that i am a lucky follower! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow....Happy Anniversary!
I love all your shabby goodness!

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