Saturday, January 7, 2012

First Giveaway and Many Thanks

I've been getting many offers for giveaways on my blog.  I will be having quite a few, but I wanted my first giveaway to be something from me to you.  So, I'm giving away this vignette.  Yep, the entire vignette.



I'll tell you how to win in a minute, but first,  I could not go any further into the New Year without giving a special shout out to my top referring  sites.

I'm so grateful to all my readers and followers, but without these ladies, many of you may not have found me.  Next to Google, they have been my largest traffic sources since starting my blog last year.  They all have link parties  I participate in regularly, and so should you.  Each of them have also featured my work, either on their blog, or Facebook page.  I'm very grateful.  Click on the buttons below to visit these generous, and inspirational women.

Marian, at Miss Mustard Seed

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog





Kim, at Savvy Southern Style






Courtney, at French Country Cottage

















Donna, at Funky Junk Interiors













Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special




Kathleen, at Faded Charm















THANKS LADIES

xoxoRosemary


Okay, I also wanted to say thank you to my followers with a giveaway.  This vignette consists of one of my redesigned sewing machine drawers.  I added the applique, and gave it a weathered finish.  It would be a great corral for so many things.





I have included one of my framed transfer art pieces, an ornate frame, two alabaster birds, and a vintage bottle with chippy metal rose.









If you would like to win this vignette, here's how.

  1. You must be a follower of VILLABARNES.  Let me know if you are already a follower, or if you've just joined me.
  2. Leave a comment on this post, letting me know you would like to win.
  3. For extra entries, share this giveaway on your blog, or Facebook.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.

You have till Friday, JANUARY 13th  at 12:00 midnight, CST
***TO ENTER***

The winner will be chosen at random, and announced Saturday, January 14th.  This is just the first of many giveaways I'll be having this year.


GOOD LUCK
******THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.******










311 comments:

  1. woo hoo i am the first entry! i am a follower!

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  2. and of course i would love to win- i love all the items you created, and i think things like that- that you made- are the best! so much more special!

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  3. I have admired your things for awhile now; I remember your garage cleaning post! Each & every item in your giveaway is lovely! Please enter me!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. I am a happy follower of your lovely blog!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Hi Rosemary I'm definetly a follower of your beautiful blog. Sandy x

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  6. Rosemary these giveaway items are just gorgeous and I would love nothing more than to display these treasures made over by you in my home. I love the magic you bring to each piece and truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into making them over. Have a great day and thanks for letting me enter. Sandy xx

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  7. I added a link on my sidebar giveaway list! Congrats on your successful blog! Maybe you could give us some more pointers!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Hi Rosemary
    What a gorgeous giveaway. You are so talented. Not sure if you are able to ship all this lovely stuff to Australia, but if so, I am in. I already follow your lovely blog.
    Carolyn xx

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  9. I'm a recent follower. I love your blog! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter!!

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  10. Yes, I'd love to win this very special giveaway!!!

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  11. Oh please enter me ! I'm already a follower . I need some fancy inspiratin pieces for my newly redone wookroom .

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  12. What a fabulous give a way!!! I have never won anything but thought I would throw my entry in anyways!! LOL.. And of course I am a follower :o)
    ~Des

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  13. What a lovely give away. May I participate from Sweden? I am a follower already and will share a link to this give away on my blog...
    Take care
    Agneta

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  14. I'm already a follower!! I love your blog.

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  15. I would love to win these gorgeous things - it would be such a treat!!! Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

    xox

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  16. I've been a follower for some now. Enjoy your blog.

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  17. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  18. I am a faithful follower, look forward to your elegant ideas, always inspirational!

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  19. I am definitely a follower - love your beautiful finishes.

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  20. I am already a follower! What a nice giveaway :)

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  21. I would love a chance to win, these are all beautiful pieces.

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  22. Yes, I am a happy follower and would love to win! Great giveaway!

    Pam

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  23. Although I've been a visitor, I am now a follower, Rosemary.

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  24. I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

    Thanks!
    Pam

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  25. Be still my heart! These are absolute treasures and I'd sure love to win them! I'm already a faithful follower!

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  26. Oh, how exciting! I am already a follower of yours:)

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  27. I wouldn't 'like' to win this giveaway...I would LOOOOVE to!

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  28. I love that sewing machine drawer redo - so pretty. I have an old sewing machine that really needs redoing, so,....maybe you should come up here, redo my sewing machine, and I will make you that banquet of recipes that we have on the list. Whadda ya think? :)

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  29. Love your work! Would also love to win this giveaway! I am a follower of your blog and also on Facebook. Think I follow you on Pininterest too!

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  30. I love your creativity! Of course I'm a follower! ;)

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  31. Great giveaway, Rosemary. Thank you! I'm heading over to share on Facebook right now! :)

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  32. I would love to be entered to win these lovely treasures!! Thanks

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  33. These would go so perfectly in my little girls shabby chic bedroom.
    Wheeee I am excited.

    Cheri

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  34. Heading over to facebook to post about it.

    Cheri

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  35. Hi Rosemary,
    I'm on it! And you are on my blog list of blogs that inspire. Very exciting, thanks!
    Lisa & Alfie

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  36. I would love this!..I'm already a follower!

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  37. I also shared this on Facebook...

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  38. I am a new follower. Found you via These Peas Taste Funny.

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  39. I would adore winning. This is absolutely beautiful work. I would treasure it always.

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  40. Hi Rosemary -
    I am a recent follower and (since I figured out that by becoming a follower I don't have to go to each of my favorites every day}. Obviously I've recently found the blog world and am learning about it. Anyway I love your things and always look forward to seeing what new beauty you have created.

    Thanks,

    Marsha

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  41. I have posted on my Facebook with the link.

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  42. thanks so much, rosemary, for the chance to win this awesome give away! i'm already following:)

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  43. It would be an honor to win your giveaway! What beautiful items and so generous of you.

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  44. What a delightful vignette! I would love to win. I am an avid follower by email and on Facebook as Frances.

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  45. Absolutely beautiful Rosemary!! I would love to win your beautiful treasures- love your work!!!
    Thank you for the shout out and THANK YOU so much for being such a sweet friend and supporter of my blog too! :) Xoxox, Courtney

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  46. lovely giveaway, Rosemary...
    as I have always said, you have such lovely items in your shop..
    best of luck to everyone..
    maureen

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  47. Rosemary, I am an avid follower and would love to be included in your beautiful giveaway.

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  48. I would dearly love to win this as I am redecorating after Christmas and need new inspirations for about the house.

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  49. I am posting about your giveaway as you read this!

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  50. I am a follower and a huge fan who would Love to give your beautiful things a happy home!

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  51. Hi Rosemary! I am already a follower...how awesome you are able to do a giveaway! That picture in particular and the doves have me salivating for my kitchen. I also shared on facebook! Thanks..Happy New Year too.

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  52. Hi! I'm already a follower. Great giveaway!

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  53. I'm a follower of a few weeks now & so look forward to your posts! You're so talented....wishing you lived next door!! :)

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  54. And, YES, I would so LOVE to win this awesome giveaway!! How special that your first giveaway is of your very own awesome creations!!! Blessings-Kathy
    PS--I'm going to try to figure out how to share this on facebook, too!

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  55. I am follower! This is a wonderful gift, thanks for the chance!
    Debbie

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  56. Rosemary, what a great giveaway! I am a follower!!

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  57. Already a follower; and I would LOVE to win some of your work!!!

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  58. I have been a follower since the beginning Rosemary!

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  59. WHat a wonderful thank you! You are super sweet! I am keeping my fingers crossed cause to me this is right up there with a chalk paint giveaway!:)

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  60. I am a follower and a big FAN! Thank you. Ev

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  61. I am a follower!! I love everything you do!

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  62. Thank you for such great giveaway and the chance dear Rosemary. I've been a follower for sure, I love what you do, so talented. I have a giveaway too, hope you visit me and comment on it, that's all you have to do. Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  63. Me, me, ne! Pick me please! I totally want to win!

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  64. Well of course I'm a follower and I would love to win this fabulous giveaway, Rosemary.

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  65. Rosemary,

    Thank you for the opportunity to be included in your giveaway. It is a lovely giveaway indeed with beautiful re-designed items. Who wouldn't want the opportunity to have these items!

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  66. Hi Rosemary, wonderful giveaway you've put together, I'd love to be entered!!

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  67. This is so exciting! All this from a real artist. I am already a follower and would love to be entered for a chance to win your amazing vignette.

    Thank you,
    Chermarie

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  68. Pick me pick me!! I would love a chance to win this fabulous giveaway!!

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  69. i am now a follower of your blog thanks to refresh restyle = ) tonya

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  70. i would love to win these beautiful pieces. I'm just glad i have a chance and have found your blog to inspire me... tonya

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  71. i've shared the contest to all my fb friends = ) tonya

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  72. I am a follower. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  73. I love your blog and would love to win!! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  74. HI Rosemary~what a pretty giveaway, so special. Please enter me for a chance to win, I am a follower.

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  75. Count me in on the giveaway, please.
    Thanks!
    junquegypsylee@gmail.com

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  76. I have been a follower of yours for quite a while, and your first giveaway is an awesome one.

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  77. I would love to win your giveaway. I have just the spot for everything.

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  78. How exciting! I just Created my "Blog". Please enter me to win your lovely creations. They will look great in my new apartment. :)

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  79. what a gorgeous giveaway! i'd be over the moon if i won these lovelies!

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  80. I put your giveaway on my sidebar. Come on over. I'm having a giveaway, too.

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  81. You know I'm a follower! Lovely giveaway!

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  82. What a fabulous giveaway! I'm a follower.

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  83. My pleasure. You are a talented artist with a beautiful and inspiring blog.

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  84. You're on my Charm Bracelet Diva Facebook page!

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  85. I am a huge fan of yours and to win anything that you decorate would be an honor. I have been a follower for several months and I look forward to all of your posts!

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  86. I will note your giveaway on facebook!

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  87. I am keeping my fingers crossed!! I would love to win this!

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  88. I'm feeling guilty wanting to win ... sigh ... oh heck ...
    want it all ...

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  89. Hooray!! Love everything! I am a Villabarnes follower!
    Thanks
    Rhonda

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  90. I have the giveaway on my sidebar.
    Rhonda

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  91. Yes, yes - I've been a follower for a long time.
    Please inter me in this super giveaway.

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  92. I would love to win the beautiful vignette created especially by you!

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  93. Hi Rosemary,

    I'm a follower of your beautiful blog.

    Dee

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  94. Hi Rosemary,

    I want to win your treasures in the worst way! :-)

    Dee

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  95. Hello...
    I am already a follower and LOVE your work!

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  96. I hope I win your great give away. Thanks so much for always sharing your creative ideas!

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  97. I've been a follower.. oh how could i not? So many interesting items and so much prettiness! xo marlis

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  98. I'd love to win this gracious giveaway.. Oh I have great plans for the drawer and the other great items, should I win.. he he.. xo marlis

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  99. I just shared your wonderful give away on my facebook page...check it out sometime The Freckled Egg:-)

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  100. Wow, Rosemary! What a dream come true to have a little Villabarnes in my home! :) Thank you for this generous first giveaway, friend! How wonderful! I'm a happy follower!

    oxo laurie

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  101. Just posted your sweet giveaway on my sidebar, Rosemary! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  102. Rosemary, I have been a follower and a fan, you always have such beautiful projects. I'd love to win your giveaway, they are all special pieces! Thanks hope I'm a winner, Laura

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  103. I'm a follower. You know how much I admire your style. I would love to win this! Fingers crossed.
    carolyn - homework

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  104. Wow, throw my name in the hat, I would love to win, of course I am a follower, silly!

    Carol

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  105. Hello Rosemary,
    I am a follower and this is a beautiful giveaway! Would love to enter.
    I hope you have a very Happy New Year's.
    Hugs,
    Beverly

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  106. of course I would love to win your beautiful items!

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  107. ...rose & mary............ I'd love to see these items U created up close !!!

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  108. Well I just found you recently through White Wednesdays. Love your shabby chic style, signed up as a follower.
    hugs Lynn

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  109. Of course I'd LOVE to win, Who wouldn't!
    hugs Lynn

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  110. Thanks for the shoutout Rosemary. I appreciate it and am so glad I found you through WW.

    Please enter me into your genereous giveaway and I'm already a follower:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  111. Thank-you so much for the mention Rosemary! It's my pleasure to feature your work. It's gorgeous!

    LOVE your giveaway, it's very generous and shows your work only like you can. Who wouldn't want to win? :)

    See you again soon!

    Donna

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  112. So glad to have found your blog! Love it! I'm a new, happy follower!
    style decor 1 at gmail dot com

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  113. The items you have put together are absolutely lovely. I'm a huge fan of shabby chic!
    style decor 1 at gmail dot com

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  114. I am already a follower of your blog and you know how much I love it!! Hugs,Leena

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  115. I would love to be entered in this give-away!

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  116. Hi Rosemary, I am a follower and love your creative blog!

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  117. Rosemary, I would love the opportunity to win this fabulous give away! I love the drawer. My mother had a set of those doves and what fond memories they bring to me. This give away is a White Wonder!
    Jann

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  118. Hi Rosemary,
    I posted about your wonderful give away on my sidebar.

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  119. This is one of the most generous giveaways I have seen. Wow! Count me in please:) I will post it on my blog and let you know when I do. Thanks!

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  120. I posted your give-away on my personal face book page

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  121. I posted your give-away on my business Face Book page!

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  122. I posted about your give-away on my blog!

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  123. Okay--I posted the giveaway on my blog now...

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  124. Wow I would looooooove to win this!!!
    I am a new follower!! =]

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  125. I am a new follower via email
    daisy 522 at aol dotcom

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  126. I would love to win!!
    daisy 522 at aol dotcom

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  127. Hi!
    I'm your newest follower and I just love your beautiful vignette.. You did a fabulous job.

    I would love the opportunity to win, thank you so much for hosting a giveaway!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  128. I have just posted about your giveaway on my blog! :)

    I have also added your button to my side bar!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  129. I have posted about your giveaway on Facebook (Plum Perfect)

    Thx again!! Have a blessed week!
    Aledia~

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  130. I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time now. You have one creative imagination and I would be honored to display your work in my home.

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  131. I have been a follower for a while now.. and I beleive in a couple FB groups together..
    Love your ideas and always delight when I see another of your posts.. waitting to still try my transfer pens..
    Keep up the great work..
    (shared on my FB page)
    Joelle

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  132. Hi Rosemary, what a gorgeous giveaway....I'm a follower!

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  133. I have the perfect spot for this gorgeous giveaway and would love the opportunity to win!

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  134. I thought I already followed you on google connect, but I wasn't, so now I am! I love your stuff, as you know because I've bought stuff from your etsy store! I'd love to win your gorgeous prize!

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  135. NEW Follower...Trini from Atelier sent me! GREAT vignette!!!

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  136. Hello Rosemary, your blog is what so many of our dreams are made of. Doing what you love for a living. I admire you.Spent a great deal of time catching up on your stuff. I am new to your blog but will be a regular. Love your style. And the giveaway is stunning, made my heart skip a beat just to imagine....

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  137. I am a new follower and I do LOVE your blog, it is so nice to see other women and guys in the same business as myself, and giving and getting great ideas, and hope from all those around. Thanks again!!

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  138. Love your vignette...am now a follower and could see your giveaway items nesting on a table in my bedroom :-) Please include me in the drawing...Cheers, Cheryl, Casual Cottage Chic within Serendipity Antiques.

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  139. Wow, what lovely items. I learned about your give away from Plum Perfect. I am already a follower. I would so love to win your give away. Thanks!

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  140. I am already a follower, and I always want to see what you do next! Great giveaway, and it certainly will be a windfall for whoever wins.

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  141. What a lovely, generous thing to do and of course I would like to be the recipient. I have been following you on facebook and thru your blog. All the best to you and yours in the new year.

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  142. I'm a follower. I think I first learned about your blog from Miss Mustard Seed.

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  143. Thank you for offering the lovely giveaway. The vignette is stunning.

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  144. I just signed up to follow you...what a lovely vignette! Can't wait to peek at everything else on your blog.

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  145. Oh boy, what a great giveaway!!! I am a new follower (although I have been friends with you on FB and follow you that way too!)

    Tania

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  146. I would SO love to win this giveaway. I've got the perfect place for the frame and transfer art, the perfect use for the drawer/box, and the perfect windowsill to display that beautiful bottle and birds in!!

    Tania

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  147. I am a freak for alabaster so would enjoy this bunches.

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  148. I have been a follower for awhile and enjoy your wonderful ideas. It would be a priviledge to win items that you have worked on. Thank you!

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  149. Hi Rosemary, what a great giveaway and have been an admirer of your work and blog. Would be soo excited to be the recipient of this gorgeous vignette.

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  150. Posted your wonderful giveaway on my blog.

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  151. What an awesome and beautiful give away! I'm a follower of yours, I would love to win this giveaway!

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  152. Posted this wonderful give away on my blog!

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  153. I shared this giveaway on my FaceBook page!

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  154. I also shared this giveaway on igoogle!

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  155. i am simply fascinating by your art and ability! i would like to win your marvelous give away!! ciao from italy!!
    deborah

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  156. Hello Rosemary!

    I am already a follower! On your blog and on FB. LOVE your work...you know that! So I would be honored to own a piece of your creations. Wishing myself luck! Thanks for doing this!

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  157. I am a follower. Would love to win, everything in this giveaway makes me smile! Would love to add these to my home.

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  158. OK...I posted your give-away to my personal FB and The Pauper's Castle FB! Thanks again!

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  159. I'm a recent follower. you have beautiful things and are so creative. Love your stuff!

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  160. Rosemary, I'm so happy for you reaching this milestone! I have seen your blog grow even though I've been following less than a year and it's so encouraging to a newbie! Your work is beautiful and reflects a beautiful soul.

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  161. I just learned about your blog from The girl Creative. I love everything Shabby CHIC...THANK YOU for this giveaway offer. I am now a follower!

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  162. Wow, I'm a day late and 180+ comments behind...would love to see your actual work. The vignette is beautiful.

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  163. Did I forget to say I would love to win!

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  164. Ewww, I'm a follower! I would love to win! I never win anything. :)

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  165. New follower after finding you on Pinterest! Would love to win these beautiful items! I had a collection of frames before our house fire. Slowly starting to collect again. Your vignette would be like the Mona Lisa in my collection! ~.~

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  166. I would love to win all these beautiful pieces and proudly display all of them.

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  167. I'm already a happy follower:-)

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  168. I have your giveaway posted on my sidebar.

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  169. omg...I am 197th comment!! That is amazing.... Of course I would LOVE LOVE to win this. Fingers crossed.

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  170. OM Goodness, Rosemary! Congrats on your continuing success! Count me in on your fab giveaway, of course I'm a follower! And, at #198 I am currently last, but NOT least! Cheers! andrea@townandprairie

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  171. Beautiful giveaway Rosemary, I would be thrilled to own something you designed.

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  172. Is drooling enough for you to know that I would treasure winning these pieces for my home?

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