Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Celebration Giveaway Extravagan-ZA!

Here's the Loot!  I am thrilled to give away this assortment of goodies, see the pretty tote in the back there.  Ooooeeeee, so exciting!  Read on...

There are so many things to celebrate here I decided to roll them all into one big ol' Celebration Giveaway Extravagan-ZA!  First of all, today is my 31st birthday.  Hooray!  I am happy to be alive and healthy and I am hopeful for a spectacular year! 

Second,  I have officially opened my Etsy shop.  I do hope you'll come visit me there.

Hooray again!!  The "Plus 2" is to honor my two fantastically frilly daughters.  Haha!  The first items I have listed are really fun totes like this one I made specifically to give away here.  Right now, the shop is a tad bit empty, but I couldn't resist revealing it as soon as possible.  Don't fret, I will be adding many more FRILLY FROUFY items soon, so be sure to check back when you can.

This tote is made from a heavyweight canvas-type material which I tea-dyed, washed then line dried.  Smells so yummy off the line, love that!  (Took all of 5 minutes in the 114 degree heat yesterday.)    I added these handmade fabric flowers.

And some really lovely laces.  The taupe-y colored lace goes around the back also.  A new applique I scored recently, I love how it looks like a medalion.

Add all that together and it makes for a great tote.  I made myself a pink one that I simply LOVE, perfect with my everyday jeans and white tee.

Here are some closeups of the rest of the items in the Giveaway:

And last but not least, my favorite reason to celebrate... YOU!  I have reached almost 100 followers.  Triple Hooray!!!  If that isn't a good reason to boogiewoogie to a good song, I don't know what is.  :)  I thank eack and every one of you for coming here to look at my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment when you can.  You really make my days special!

Here is a list of the items in my
Celebration Giveaway Extravagan-ZA!
Frilly Frou Frou Tote
4 - 8.5"x11" pieces of wallpaper
Wallpaper border piece
Vintage Happy Birthday tissue/wrap
Handmade pink flower w/ velvet leaves
Shop window card
Hankie w/ coral crochet border
Rose doily
Millenery Rose
5 book sheets Vintage German calligraphy
5 sheets Vintage dictionary
5 sheets French poetry
5 sheets Vintage Greggs Shorthand
2 white lace pieces
Silver rick rack piece
(And a whole lotta LOVE!)

To ENTER... all you have to do is comment here
(1 time).
For extra entries you may:
~ Follow my blog (or be a current follower)
~ Link to my Giveaway in a blog post, include first photo
~ Link to my Giveaway in your sidebar, include first photo
~ Like my Etsy Shop on Facebook
Then comment 1 time and let me know how many entries (up to 5) qualify you for the Giveaway.
A winner will be chosen, verified and announced September 24th.

Clear as mud?  Hee hee, had to put that in there.  Thank you again for visiting and for making this so fun for me, hope you enjoy playing in the Celebration Giveaway Extravagan-ZA.

Truly and affectionately yours,  


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I "remember" 31 !!! LOL May you have a great Birthday!!
Thanks for having this giveaway! Treasures that I would love to win!
deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I follow your blog..hooray for a
2nd entry!
Deb :)

Createology said...

Happy 31st Birthday to you Holly! May you enjoy and celebrate this entire year. Also contratulations on opening your very own etsy shoppe. Quite the accomplishment. Happy selling. Your give is fabulous and I shall be entered 2 times...comment and following. Thank you and C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E. Your Special Life...


Well Holly, Happy Birthday!



And I've been a follower for a while, so I guess that's 2.


debi said...

31?!!!! Why, you're just a baby! lol

Happy Birthday Holly! You're such a sweet and thoughtful person, I hope you had a wonderful day.

I would love to be entered in your beautiful and generous giveaway. I am already a follower of your lovely blog, and I've put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Congrats on your new etsy shop, it's beautiful. And so are your totes.

Dorthe said...

Holly, Happy birthday,
and congrats with the ETSY shop :)
Your giveaway is fantastic, and the handmade tote, -Oh my ,gorgeus-
I love it all.

Dorthe said...

JUHUUU ,I`m a follower, too- and so enjoying being here.

Creative Wings said...

happy birthday holly....oh to be 31 again...teehee.(im only 32)
what a awonderful giveaway.
i am a follower also...
hope you enjoy ur trip to paris ....i hope you score lovely things on your trip

cmoh said...

Happy Birthday Holly! And congratulations on your Etsy store, the items you have in there are lovely.

Okay so I think I qualify 4 times, I am commenting, I have been a follower for some time, I liked you FB (through Etsy) and I posted your giveaway in my blog sidebar.

So, please enter me in your most generous and lovely giveaway. Now I am off to pleed the giveaway gods for you to pick my name!

Have a great day

Julie Anne Cooper said...

love the goodie bag, I am officially your 100th follower. that must make me get a couple of entries.

Wanda said...

I would love to enter, I am also a follower. TTFn

Judith Tetley said...

Hi There Holly....Happy, Happy Birthday Sweetheart...oh to be 31 again!
Thankyou for offering such a sweet giveaway.
I am a follower!
Kind Regards

FredaB said...

Happy birthday Holly and congrats on your new etsy shop. You have made a nice start with the bags you show. Very pretty.
I am now a follower.



CMC said...


I always love your work and this is no expection! Can't wait to see you next creation! Thank you for showing us all the wonderful posibilities!

-Claudia C

Jenna said...

What a treat! Congrats on the Etsy shop!

Kathysangels said...

Oh My Goodness - in the last three days I have just been in heaven looking at these beautiful sites in your group. I am in such envy and yet at the same time in such awe at the talent and beauty of the things I have seen. I am trying to organize my workspace and supplies and can't wait to try some of the beautiful craft items. How could I have been around the web for years and never found sites like yours??? Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy G

Kathysangels said...

Oh, I forgot to wish you happy birthday - to be so young - you are about our sons age.
And, please link me up to your blog candy draw - I believe that I have three qualifiers

JenW!~ said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway. I have added it to my sidebar.. Happy Belated Birthday.

eclectic archivist said...

Holly Happy Birthday and congrat on your Etsy account!

Jenna said...

I would love a chance to play with these goodies! Congrats on the new shop!

Jenna said...

I'm a follower, too!

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kluckingbear said...

Thanks so much for the birthday giveaway! Happy bday to you!!! I'm a follower and I like your shop in FB as Tabitha Swain Klucking, so please put me down for 3. Thanks!

Sonia said...

Would love to enter this sweet giveaway.
I am also hosting a giveaway on my Creating Vintage Charm blog and you can enter and also link your giveaway to if you wish...


marymac said...

My 31st was over twenty years ago and they go by fast so enjoy everyday. Happy Birthday