Friday, January 28, 2011

1000 Followers Countdown Giveaways!!!

Hi Bloggerettes!

It's time for my "1000 Followers Countdown Giveaways!!!" 

To show how much I appreciate your support and your friendship I am doing a giveaway every two weeks!  I cannot begin to express how much you all mean to me so I'm doing it the best way I know giving back in a small way.

One of my lovely followers will receive this pretty little pink pillow
and a dainty little pink teacup and saucer.

This next giveaway is included too.
I am very excited about this sweet artwork designed by
award winning artist Lise Galameau.

When I met Lise I fell in love with her and her beautiful art.
She has the sweetest face and speaks with a french accent!
She has won numerous awards for her unique and
beautiful, palm weaving art including a
first place Artist Guild award and museum exhibits of her work.
I am amazed at the adversity that Lise has overcome in her life.
Sadly, she was an abused child and
 was raised in a Canadian Convent. It was there the nuns taught her the art of palm weaving and helped her to unleash her inner artist.

She went on to expand her artistic abilities and has been creating works of art for many years.
She now has a booth in our local antique mall where she offers her art in many forms.  She also donates a percentage of her proceeds from sales to help stop child abuse.

I have long admired her art that she calls "punch art."
She creates cards and prints that are so delicate and sweet.
I'm happy to announce that she created this one especially for one of my bloggers. I asked her to make it pink and girlie and I think she did just that!  So, this is an original work of art by sweet Lise.
And, it's included in this weeks giveaway.

Isn't this the prettiest, and it's an original and signed by Lise.

So there you have it sweet Bloggerettes.  My first
1000 followers countdown giveaway.
A pretty pink pillow, a teacup set and original art from Lise!

I'm sure you noticed everything is pink.  So, I say while you are in the mood, hop on over to Beverly's How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday!

All you gotta do to enter my giveaway is leave a comment.
That's it. 
I'll announce the winner two weeks from today and at the same time
announce a brand new giveaway!

I love all you pinkie sweeties!!!!




Fishtail Cottage said...

Entering! I love beautiful goodies like these...that pillow is darling & the tea cup will get put to use here in my home! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a wonderful giveaway....I hope I'm the lucky winner!!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sissie!

Oh what a generous giveaway! Congrats on your almost 1000th follower. I adore this pillow, and that artwork is stunning. I love, love it. I saw that pillow on your blog, I think it was last week, and my jaw just dropped!! Please enter me. Thanks Sissie!

Sharon Wengel said...

Looks like wonderful pinkness !Yea ! Please put my name in the pot.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Sissie, I had such trouble visiting your blog, but now it seems fine. First I have to say Congratulations, wow that's alot of followers. Your giveaway is just beautiful. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Okie Chic said...

Yeah for a giveaway!!! And a big congrats on your 1000 followers you deserve it.

Patty Sumner said...

Oh Sissie, how simply sweet! I love the art and even more the story behind it. What a blessing! I want it all. Thanks for having such a giving heart. I hope I win!

Sugah Beez said...

So sweet of you to have a giveaway! I would be smitten with your pretties and especially Lise's artwork. Have a great one!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful giveaway you've got going on Sissie! The pink pillow is adorable, the teacup and saucer will go perfectly with several teapots in my collection and the card is exquisite.

Hugs XX

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your such a sweetheart for having these giveaways. I do love what you have for the winner. These pieces are beautiful and I of course love pink.
Thanks honey for leaving me such a sweet comment about my Forrest. I am missing her so much.
Love ya

Rebecca said...

What a real sweetie you are my friend. You have the biggest heart ever and I'm always amazing with your giving spirit...

Love to you~WATCHING WITH YOU FOR #1000!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats Sissie on 1000 followers! That is amazing! That art is amazing also. Very pretty!!

BLISS angels said...

Wow 1000 followers now that is worth fireworks, and cupcakes. Congrats and hears to the next 1000 followers.. Hugs wendy

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a generous Giveaway Sissie!!! You are such a sweetheart!!


Ginny said...

Reading your blog always brightens my day !! Everything is always sooooo beautiful !!! You are such a talented and sweet gal.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, This is so sweet of you! The tea cup and pillow are adorable and the art piece is fabulous. Thank you for the opportunity.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Congrats on 1000 girl and why not your the best...Sweet PINK give away my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Sissie - this is a fabulous giveaway and thanks so much for the opportunity.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Congratulations Sweet Sissie! And What A Lovely Grouping Of Precious Giveaways! Thank you so much for sharing Lise's Story. Her Work is Phenomenal! And So Are You Sweet Lady! Your Visit Earlier Made My Whole Day! Hugs, Terri

Amy Kinser said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Sissie. That artwork is beautiful. What a talented lady.

The Old Cupboard Door said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am a follower and keep up with your blog on my blog roll. I have recently began the transformation of my home to cottage style and this lovely would fit beautifully with my new decor.


Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Congratulations Sissie! The tea cup and pillow are gorgeous and the punch art is fabulous, I have never of it before, its just wonderful! Thanks so much for doing this beautiful giveaway..


Nancy H. said...

Wow! 1000 followers! How exciting! I would love to win this "Pink" giveaway!

~Tonja~ said...

Congrats on your 1000 followers....and oh my what a sweet pink giveaway....I would love to win me some pink sweetness....
have a Blessed day

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

Wow...congratulations..that's a great accomplishment! By all means, enter me to win!

pballard said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I love your blog.. Enjoy your weekend...Pam

Desi Payne said...

I have been following your blog for so long, this is the first time to post, but just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. We have very similar taste. Keep up the awesome work.

Allison said...

What a sweet pink pillow and tea cup and the artwork is lovely. I admire Lise for what she's doing and using her artistic talent and also giving back. She sounds like a lovely woman. Wishing you a lovely weekend, Sissie.

Mari said...




Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

My first visit to your blog and I am a new follower and just had to enter this wonderful pink giveaway! I am a pink kind girly-girl and would just Love, Love, Love to win these wonderful pink treasures!!

Now I am off to see what other sweet things your have posted about.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie, I could have been the first commenter but I waited because number 1 never seems to win a giveaway! I told you I have the same platter as your teacup, and I think the pillow would look great in my bedroom now, and the artwork would find a special place in my dressing area! Congrats on 1000 girl! Glad I found you!

From Tracie said...

What beautiful gifts!

I especially love the heart and meaning behind the punch art, since I am an abuse survivor. It is wonderful to see her donating a portion of her profit to help children.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What beautiful giveaway items, Sissie! I had such a bad day today {the day job and soreness from clearing the snow} that I have to tell you seeing these pretty things really perked me up. Lise's art is just beautiful; she is very talented!

Shelia said...

First, congratulations on all your followers! You are so sweet and the most popular one! What wonderful giveaways. I would love for you to enter my tiny name.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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

Hi Sissie...thank you for your sweet comments....I did paint the suitcase myself...just taped off all the hardware and handle...and used the trusty Krylon Ballerina Pink paint that we just adore......

The Inspired Nest said...

Congrats Sissie! I just have to have that art! It would be perfect in my daughters room!
Lots of Love!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Counting down and crossing my fingers, hoping I am the lucky winner of this gorgeous giveaway!


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, oh just beautiful! I would love to win your giveaway!


Low Tide High Style said...

I love your profile pic Sissie, and what a wonderful giveaway! Lise sounds like a beautiful woman both inside and out and her artwork is gorgeous! Of course you know how much I love tea and that pillow is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kat :)

flamingo said...

Congratulations Sissie! Gorgeous pink giveaway!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..j'adore all of that oh-so-girly "pink" giveaway! I'd be thrilled to win it mon amie. congrats on your 1,000 countdown! Your blog is not only inspirational but always entertaining! You make me :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You deserve each and every one of your followers, Sissie! Your thoughtful gifts are just a small reflection of the sweet person you are! Congratulations on 1000 followers!


La said...

Hi Sissie.

This is such a lovely giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend. La

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Congrats on approaching 1K, Sissie!
You are a wonderfully sweet and talented gal, and deserve every good thing!

Big hugs,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Sissie...this is a really great giveaway! I love it all! I knew your giveaway was going to be a good one! Thanks for your imput on my slipcover dilemma. I am getting lots of feedback on it! Have a great weekend!~Hugs Patti

~ Regan said...

I just wanted to pop in and say Congratulations on 1000 followers! That's HUGE! Great work! ;)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, Congrats on your followers... what a generous and beautiful giveaway! I would love to be entered! Thanks so much!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Sares said...

Everything is so beautiful! Someone is going to hit the pretty pink jackpot! Congratulations on your nearly 1000 followers Sissie. Happy Pink Saturday and have a fabulous weekend!

Tara said...

Hi Sissie,1000 very happy and inspired followers..Always love popping over and your giveaways are just shabbilicious..xx

Dorthe said...

Sissie- oh my, dear friend- 1000 count down- it is fantastic-but NOT strange, that we are so many whom loves to follow this beautifull blog-
just look at the new header -it is gorgeus,sweetie.And the winner of your sweetest pink pillow-I love it_- will be so very happy- also Lise`s art piece is very beautifull.
How exiting with a giveaway each week till 1000!!!!
Love to you,

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Hi Sissie, You'll be hitting 1000 in no time with all your pretty posts!

You don't have to enter me in the giveaway, but just know I came by. I am one of your biggest fans, pink and all. xo

Im-bear said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! I wish to be the lucky winner!!!
Bear hugs

trash talk said...

Viva la Pink and viva followers...they're the best!

Lesley said...

I feel terrible admitting it, but I was never a pink lover...until I read your blog. I promptly changed my mind, became a follower, and I'm in the process of turning my soon-to-be craft room into a pink and white haven My husband is horrified. lol. Blessings

Claudia said...

Happy 1000 Followers, Sissie! I'm sure glad you are a presence in this blogging world!


One Cheap B*tch said...

Congrats on reaching 1000! I am not surprised at all - your blog is great! I would love to enter your giveaways! =)


Brushed By An Angel said...

Contrats on hitting 1000. Your giveaway is wonderful and will certainly make someone happy. Love the artwork - just beautiful!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Your pink Giveaway is gorgeous; love it! Would love to be the recipient of such pinkness! Congratulations on all your Followers. You are much loved here in blogland, my friend!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, what pinkness!!! I'd love to be entered Sissie! The pillow is just has sweetness all over it and love the teacup. I epecially admire the art work I'd proudley display it in my home. Congrats to you Sissie!

Linda said...

Sissie, congrats on your 1,000th......yippee!!!!
Luv, luv, luv your giveaway....precious pinks. Please enter me in the giveaway. I've never won a giveaway or anything for that matter so maybe this just may be my lucky day.

Thanks again Sissie,

V-eva said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Sissie! Please enter me too :)


stefanie said...

wow!!!! 1000!!!!
congrats!!!!! and not just a giveaway, giveaways!!! yea!

Rosann said...

Wonderful giveaway ! Thanks for a chance win these beautiful things !

Birgit said...

Hi Sissie,

Now that's what I call a milestone -- congrats! :)

Thanks for the chance to win such goodies.


Klik said...

How wonderfull gift! I'd like to participate in your give-away, count me in, please!


The Painted Cottage said...

Sissie! Love your giveaway! Lisa's art is WONDERFUL! :)


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What an absolutely perfectly Pinkalicious Giveaway you are having Sissie!! Oh you gotta pick me, lol :) It all will look soooo perfect in my pink decorated home:)

Happy Pink Saturday to you sweet friend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sissie Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I love your pillow. You know me and your pillows. What a treasure and it pink of course. Love, LOVE, LOVE it.

Now that treasure for Lisa is gorgeous as well. A signed piece at that. A treasure for any to behold. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity sweet friend.

I hope you are staying warm and that you are having a wonderful weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie what a beautiful collection of Pinks to start your giveaway! Lovely all of them just like you! Congrats on 1000 followers and you deserve it since you are one of the nicest people I've met in blogland! Hugs and Happiness! Linda

Caroline said...

Very pretty...I would love to enter the giveaway. Congrats on 1000 followers...woohoo!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a gorgeous pink creation! I'm headed to her site. I'd love to be entered in your wonderful give away, dear Sissie!!!

Marydon said...

Sissie, you now how to bring beauty into our lives. Please enter me ...

You are just the most beautiful ever ...
Have a beautiful week ~
Hugs, Marydon

Moogie said...


Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Fabulous giveaway Sissie, count me in! Congratulations on the big 1000!!

Ginger said...

Count me in Sissie, what lovely giveaways. The pillow is so sweet, I love teacups and the needlework is over the top.
Happy PS

huntedtreasures said...

We have become new followers we found you in blog land and would like the opportunity to win one of your great prices and continue to flow you through your journey of blogging.


Maria Ruth

Kathy said...

You go girlfriend!
Love your choice of prizes...
and you!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Angie said...

Congrats on 1000 followers and having such a beautiful blog!

Look in the Nook said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

The Rustic Victorian said... Impressive...congratulations.
I do love your new banner.


Passionate for White said...

Thanks for the chance to win a bit of your pretty pinkness!

Julia Coenobita said...

Great idea for a giveaway! :)
coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com

Janet's Creations said...

Hi Sissie,
I just found your blog and I am enchanted! I can hardly wait until I have a couple of hours to read ALL your back entries. I haven't read where your shop is yet but I will. Thank you for all the time you must put into writing your wonderful blog. I'll be back...
Oh, and please enter my name in your giveaway.

Toronto Girl said...

Congrats! What a wonderful giveaway. Please include me.

Sue K said...

Congrats on your almost 1000 followers! Your blog is a complete treat to visit and I am always to view what you have posted. Talent, talent!! Love the way you take a simple idea and turn it into something beautiful. Love all the pinks!!!! Please put me in for your giveaway and I'll keep my fingers crossed!
hugs, Sue K

NicNacManiac said...

You are fabulous!!
I am not surprised that so many love you!!
You are kind, generous and oh so sweet!!
Congratulation my are amazing!!
Great you xOxO

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Congrats on all the followers! I've loved that pink pillow since you made it a while back, so I'd love a chance to win your giveaway. All the gifts are very pretty! Hope you have a great week ahead. said...

Congrats on 1000!!!

Beverly said...

Aren't you sweet to offer us this opportunity to win. Congratulations on your blog success. I hope to one day reach 1000 followers, too. I just passed 500.

The punch art is incredible. So very pretty and delicate.

Happy Pink Saturday, Sissie.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Girl you made it to 1000!! It seems like just yesterday I found this little blog with this cute girl showing her beautiful home & telling funny stories of her adventures in junkin'. Now I consider you a great friend & a place I visit daily for a smile & some inspiration. The give-away is all beautiful but I alreay feel like I won, know what I mean?! Love ya! Lisa

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrats on 1000 followers! Love your blog along with 1000 other. I am a follower and would love to win your sweet, generous giveaway!!
Hugs (and blowing kisses),

Annette said...

Your blog brightens my day, such lovely pinks! I hope, I hope, I hope I win!!!!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Congrats on reaching 1000 surprise though!!! I'd love to own one of your pretties so please enter my name:)


FourSistersInACottage said...

OH SISSIE!!!! Please add my name to your GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY!!!
Thank you so much for such a pretty gift.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Wanda said...

What a lovely giveaway!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
best regards,

Pink Princess said...

Hi Sissie, what an AWESOME give-away. LOVE all the pretty pinkies, as I am a fellow PINK lover lol.
Please enter me in this give away and thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs from Marian, the one and only Pink Princess lol.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sissie! What a lovely giveaway. I still enjoy my pretty pink pillow so much and get so many nice comments on it. Your new little pink one is adorable, as are the cup and saucer! The ooak punch art is so unique. Such a pretty gown!

I'm trying to stay warm ~ Did you hear that here in North TX we have a solid sheet of ice. No school or work for going on two days now. Daughter is pretty sick, so luckily I got to her house about 10 hrs. before the storm hit. Now I'm here til we can at least thaw out. Daughter has vertigo and has been so awfully sick. Now our power is coming and going ~ they call it a rolling blackout, and laundry room pipes are frozen....

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Sissie,
I just love your giveaway! I am such a pink girl! I`ll post it on my sidebar. I can`t wait to see what you give away next!

Blessings from Cindy said...

I just found your giveaway because I was out of town & away from my computer! What a lovely ~Pink~ giveaway!! I will also add this to my blog!

Terri. said...

What a great giveaway! So pretty.

CHERI said...

You have such lovely giveaways. Anyone would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the opportunity. How wonderful that your friend donates part of her proceeds to fight child abuse. It's when we give back that we really learn what loving is all about.

Chrissie said...

Hi Sissy I just found your site and what a wonderful day it's turned into .Your blog is juat beautiful I can see no work getting done today such insperation just what I needed I hope you don't mind me commenting as a newbie I also loved the pictures of your cats
From an Aussie catperson thank you so much
Cheers Chrissie

Lululiz said...

Girl, I am so glad I got back from France in time to enter your giveaway! It is pink heaven! I would love to have a pink Sissie pillow in the pink bedroom in our French cottage. So I am keeping my fingers crossed very tightly! x

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Mmmmmm, I love pink!!
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thank you!!


1000 followers! Wow Sissie, that is huge! Count me in for your generous giveaway.


Наташа said...

That is realy great! Enter me too, please!
I'm from Russia! My name is Natasha!

Zarazjuka Natali said...

greetings from Ukraine!Please enter me!
I've posted the candy pic in my sidebar at
and linked back.
Come visit!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sissy. Congratulations, that a big mile stone! I love all your pretty goodies and would love to be entered.

Have a fun weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)

kateno4ek said...

So sweet a giveaway! Very pretty!!

Евгения said...
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Евгения said...

Hi Sissie,My name is Eugene, I live in southern Siberia, the Altai ... you found quite by accident, but still very much ... a feeling that got into some kind of fairy tale.
Thank you for creating these wonders
...I however still and 1000 your reader....

Carolyn Byrd said...

Sussie, what a generous giveaway for celebrating your 1000th follower. I adore the pillow and the artwork is gorgeous. I will add the cup and saucer to my collection! Please enter me. Thanks,

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