June 10, 2009

Giveaways coming out the ying-yang!!

Sarah at A Beach Cottage had a few giveaways during the month of May. And I was lucky enough to win one of them!!

A package arrived today all the way from Australia, and brought some Aussie beach style with it :-)

Sarah wrapped the prize so nicely and included a handwritten note


Inside the wrapping were two striped cushion covers….


Here they are unfolded. I love the wood buttons :-)


And I just happened to have a couple of perfectly-sized cushions to put inside them :-) I’ll buy some fluffier down-filled ones eventually, but these will do the trick for now :-)


My two new cushions will look great in our not-quite-on-the beach cottage :-)

Thank you, Sarah!!

AND…. Victoria recently won Sharon’s giveaway at Live Your Style!! Her prize is a pair of lovely note cards featuring paintings my Mauritian artists. They came all the way from Mauritius. If you’re not familiar with Mauritius, it’s a small island in the Indian Ocean and includes the even smaller island of Rodrigues:



Nice presentation :-)


Love the personal touch of these great handwritten notes :-)


Pretty cards :-)


Thank you, Sharon!!

Feeling left out?? Wanna get in on the giveaway love?? Then enter our giveaway!! You can win the fabulous interior design book, Jamie Drake’s New American Glamour. Here are a few snaps from the book to whet your appetite…

cover 2 color bath bed circles orange

So hurry and enter!! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and any of these other posts:

You get one entry for every comment you leave. So if you comment on all the eligible posts, you get five entries!! :-)

See how easy it is?? And look at how much fun it is to win!!

And if that isn’t enough… Paul at Kitchen and Residential Design is having a giveaway too!! You can win a great Michael Graves 9093 Kettle.

Still not enough?? Well, then head over to Christy’s A Lil’ Welsh Rarebit where you can enter to win three great prizes!!

See, I TOLD you giveaways are coming out the ying-yang!!



Sharon said...

ahh, what a sweet surprise!!:)
Glad to see they've survived a "trans-hemisphere-ical"(just invented the word)voyage^^
Isn't it so much fun to host give-aways?
The Jamie Drake book looks inspiring. Loved your post on his work.


Kat said...

Those pillow covers are fantastic! I love those wooden buttons. I wonder if my cat would chew on them? She has a thing about chewing on buttons, go figure! And the notecards are really pretty. I would pop those babies in little frames and hang them where I could look at them every day. Congrats on all the great loot! Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What lovely items that were given away! I think it's wonderful they included a personal note; I like to do that myself (I did a post on note cards for that reason). Thanks for the tease on the book!

Puna said...

Alright Kelly, here I go again. That book looks divine...

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I'm not commenting now just because of the giveaway, really...
I can't thank you enough for introducing me to this outstanding resource of information,images, and amazing people in the Blogosphere!I had no IDEA there were this many people out there as obsessed with design as me!
The comaraderie betwween bloggers is fantastic to see- what a great community
Love seeing all the personal projects ( and client ones) at different stages through the process!!
Thanks! Sue :0)

Gayle said...

Wow! Your post title was definitely perfect! Thanks for all the links to giveaways!

Christy said...

Fabulous giveaways, all around. Thanks for including mine - and I hope I win yours!

Maria Killam said...

Wonderful pillow covers and very beachy!! said...

great pillow cases!
I have a few giveaways going too, if you like stila makeup, fabulous books and jewelry, stop by!

Elite Home Decor said...

Wow! They look great! Must have been a great surprise!!

Lisa said...

It is always great to get some unique gifts in the mail. ~Lisa Z.

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Wow hope you gals are buying lottery tickets!
Love both the prizes! Those pillow cases would fit right in with my LR summer decor, and the island of Mauritius looks like a beachy paradise! Ahhh beaches and cottages .... vacation cannot come soon enough...


DesignTies said...

Fun post, Kelly!
Thanks for capturing my "thank you" to Sharon! I love my litle note cards... now I just have to find someone to send a note to!!

Actually, maybe I WILL frame them and hang them in my soon-to-be office. Hmmm... something to think about! Kathy - thanks for reminding me that I could do that... I've done that with cards in the past and love the look!

Don't worry DesignTies readers... my comment here doesn't enter me to win Jamie's book (darn!) so your entries aren't affected by the "luck" that Donna (comment above) suggested I have!! But I think I WILL go out and buy that lottery ticket!! Kelly... you too!! HaHa!

Victoria from here at DesignTies

Caroline said...

The pillow covers look great!! The book looks like its interesting.

Primed4Design Team said...

Giveaways giveaways! Love it! Great interview with Jamie Drake, very inspiring! We are going to have our first giveaway in the next week or 2, so keep checking our blog Design Ties ladies, and maybe you will win yet another prize! ;) Jen of Primed4Design

janet said...

oh what lovely gifts, you two are very lucky birds. I dont have this kind of luck, in order to win i would have to be the only Thanks for stopping over kelly, and im not touching a thing, my hands are off! Im not adding anything above the tv as i really dont think it needs it. For me it is by far the best mini makeover i have done and my favorite spot in the whole house and its not a feeling of it will do for now. Now im planning the wall by my ick chair and i hope if i stick to my vision it too will turn out fine.

Christy said...

Hello again - You guys have an award waiting for you on my site!

amariaf2000 said...

Those are FABULOUS prizes you two won!! I won a "wall sticker" recently from a blog, and I know I will love it - as soon as I give the wall a fresh coat of paint, and apply it. It's going to be a makeshift headboard in our master bedroom for now!
~angela @ peonypatch

Tiaa @ EYInteriors said...

Love the pillow covers! They have such a beachy look to them! You ladies are becoming the Giveaway Queens! :)

abeachcottage said...


so pleased you received them, but boy didn't that take a while, I was beginning to think they had got lost, stolen or had gone to the moon, I mean things get to the UK in five days but Canada, hello?

anyway so pleased you liked them


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