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.******










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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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!

Blessings from Cindy said...

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

Blessings from Cindy said...

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

Paint Me White said...

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

Paint Me White said...

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

Blessings from Cindy said...

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

Desire Empire said...

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

Sally said...

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

Sally said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Deserae said...

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

Nyanser av vitt said...

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

Anne said...

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

Anne said...

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

xox

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

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

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

rainfall said...

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

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

I am definitely a follower - love your beautiful finishes.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

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

rachel@Acts of Life said...

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

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

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

Pam

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Yes, I'd love the chance to win!

Pam

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pieces, Rosemary! I'd love to win!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

Thanks!
Pam

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Adding your give away to my blog!

Victoria said...

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

Victoria said...

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

Terry said...

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? :)

gcpcppt said...

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!

The DIY Show Off said...

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

The DIY Show Off said...

I would LOVE to win this!

The DIY Show Off said...

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

Ruffles and Relics said...

I am already a follower..

Ruffles and Relics said...

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

Its So Very Cheri said...

I am a follower.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

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

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

Heading over to facebook to post about it.

Cheri

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

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

Katie Franck said...

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

Katie Franck said...

I also shared this on Facebook...

Katie Franck said...

and tweeted it too :)

west_starlight said...

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

west_starlight said...

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

Unknown said...

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

west_starlight said...

I have posted on my Facebook with the link.

lynn said...

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

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

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

Emily said...

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

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

eclecticrevisited.com said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Melissa said...

I am already a follower.

Melissa said...

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

Melissa said...

I am posting about your giveaway as you read this!

Erika said...

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

Laura Bradley said...

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.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

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

Kathy said...

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

Kathy said...

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!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Shared on FB. Thanks again:)
Debbie

Pamela said...

I have been a follower since the beginning Rosemary!

Pamela said...

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!:)

Ev said...

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

Heather said...

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

Heather said...

I also shared on facebook :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Tammy said...

I'm a newer follower.

Tammy said...

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

ImSoVintage said...

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

Kris said...

Of course, I am a follower.

ImSoVintage said...

Just shared on facebook :)

Kris said...

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!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

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

Parisian Bijoux said...

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

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I'm a follower too!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You know I am a happy follower:)

ta_red2 said...

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

ta_red2 said...

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

ta_red2 said...

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

chedeb5353 said...

I am a follower. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

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

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

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

Leonda said...

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

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

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

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

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

Juliasan said...

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

Petite Michelle Louise said...

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

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i'm a very happy follower!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

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

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You know I'm a follower! Lovely giveaway!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I'm a follower.

Melissa said...

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

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You're on my Charm Bracelet Diva Facebook page!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

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!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I will note your giveaway on facebook!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

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

cityfarmer said...

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

Blue Creek Home said...

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

Blue Creek Home said...

I have the giveaway on my sidebar.
Rhonda

Priscilla said...

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

Priscilla said...

You are mentioned on Facebook

Priscilla said...

...and on my blog!

Bama Girl said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Bama Girl said...

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

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

I'm a follower of your beautiful blog.

Dee

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

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

Dee

thefreckledegg said...

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

thefreckledegg said...

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

Marlis said...

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

Marlis said...

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

thefreckledegg said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

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

xoxo laurie

Cottage and Broome said...

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

Carolyn said...

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

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

Carol

Cinnamon Rose Cottage said...

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

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I already follow!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

of course I would love to win your beautiful items!

FarmGoneAmuckChick said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

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

Faded Charm said...

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

Funky Junk Interiors said...

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

Nancy StyleDecor said...

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

Nancy StyleDecor said...

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

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Oh, I sooo want to win!:)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Yep, I'm already a follower!

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Jann Olson said...

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

Jann Olson said...

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

Jann Olson said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

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!

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

I posted about your give-away on my blog!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Also I am a follower!

Janae said...

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

Daisy522 said...

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

Daisy522 said...

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

Aledia said...

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

Aledia said...

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

I have also added your button to my side bar!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Aledia said...

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

Thx again!! Have a blessed week!
Aledia~

hundredsofideas said...

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.

creations by joey said...

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

Gail said...

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

Gail said...

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

LL from KS said...

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!

Patina said...

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

Patina said...

I would LOVE to win!

Lennysredrose said...

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....

Kathy said...

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!!

SERENDIPITY ANTIQUES said...

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.

Sharing Shadymont said...

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!

Scribbler said...

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.

Leanne said...

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.

KatieQ said...

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

KatieQ said...

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

Christie Etzel said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I'm sharing your giveaway on FB!

Tania

Olive Cooper said...

I Follow, I Follow.

Olive Cooper said...

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

Susan said...

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!

Vintage Rose said...

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.

Vintage Rose said...

Posted your wonderful giveaway on my blog.

Jeanine said...

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

Jeanine said...

Posted this wonderful give away on my blog!

Jeanine said...

I shared this giveaway on my FaceBook page!

Jeanine said...

I also shared this giveaway on igoogle!

deborah p. said...

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

The Paupers Castle said...

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!

kim c. said...

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

The Paupers Castle said...

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

lisab said...

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

miss flibbertigibbet said...

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.

Monica Hoang said...

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!

Sherry said...

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

Sherry said...

Did I forget to say I would love to win!

Erin said...

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

dendy said...

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! ~.~

Betsy said...

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

Betsy said...

I'm already a happy follower:-)

Betsy said...

I have your giveaway posted on my sidebar.

Lesley said...

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

andrea said...

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

Karen said...

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

Karen said...

I'm a follower!

Terry said...

I am a fan and follower.

Terry said...

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

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