Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finds, Wins & Winner

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are doing well and your
Valentines Day was special and fun!
Thank you all for entering my giveaway.
I had a grand total of 223 entries.
The winner is Kristen at Scrappin' My Bliss.
Congrats! I will be in touch.
She was #104 picked randomly by the number generator.
Join me and I will show you a few new things I have
purchased lately and some giveaways I have won as well.
Do you shop with Etsy? Kristen at Kristens Creations has a
beautiful blog and shop full of goodies. Pay her a visit.
Here is a precious bird tassel she made recently.
It matches our master bedroom like it was custom made.
Isn't he darling hanging on the lamp?
I also ordered a necklace from her new line of jewelry pieces
that she is now making. She mailed me the bracelet as a gift.
They are heavy and have the neatest toggel clasps.
Here is an M frame she made for our home office shelf.
She is talented. You will love her handmade items.
Here is my blogging spot. It's comfy and cozy. See my frame?
I ordered a pretty redbird tassel from Angela at
The Tassel House recently. It hangs on the console.
Here he is up close.
I found this tiny cross pillow at Cracker Barrel.
It was on sale for $3. It's nice to find a good deal.
I placed it in the family room swivel chair.
I won a giveaway last week from Patricia at In My Free Time
Look at the cupcake signs she made. They are precious.
Look at this that she tucked in the box as well.
I am so honored by her sweet spirit and generosity.
Isn't it beautiful? It's a notepad with my blog on it.
I had tears opening this today. Thank you Patricia!
I also won a FABULOUS $200 Pottery Barn
gift card from Cathy at The Stylish House!
I still cannot believe I won her ultra generous giveaway.
I plan to shop for a new outdoor rug and pillows soon.
Thank you Cathy! You are so kind.
If you have a moment pay these ladies a visit.
Have a great week!


Ann said...

congratulations!!! I would flip for $200 pottery barn gift card!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You have done GOOD.....winning lots.....

Love all your new buys...and finds...and love all Kristens things.....I have the same frame...and I love the tassels.

~Kristen~ said...

Oh my gosh Melissa!!!!! I just saw the comment on my blog from you and came right over here!!! THANK YOU so much!!! You made a great day even better!!! I am so honored to have won your Lisa Leonard giveaway!!!

And I also have to say congrats to you!!!!! I saw that you won the Pottery Barn giveaway on The Stylish House!!! I am so happy for you!!! And congrats on your other wins as well!!! You deserve it sweet friend!!!

I bought one of Kristen's beautiful tassels, too! I got the one with the cross. The ribbon she used is just perfect for my home!

Again, thank you so so so much!!! I am so happy we "met" through blogland!!! xoxo

Kathysue said...

Wow Melissa what a great gift you recieved, I can not wait to see what you do with it. I love the little bird tassel on your lamp. I have a thing for birds and with Spring showing us a little peek the birds have been swarming to my feeders in pairs, They are making nest,it is so sweet I just love it so when I see a bird anything I have to love it . I am going to do a post on birds this coming week. Your tassel would fit right in, Kathysue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations on all of your wins. What fabulous giveaways and I know you love them all. Such fun to go shopping. Your new tassels are just gorgeous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Jenglamgirl said...

Love all your beautiful finds! THE tassels are just darling and pretty! You have such great taste and a good eye for things. THAT giveaway you won is amazing, SO DANG LUCKY! JGG

Mzzterry said...

Wow. I am so very happy for you. What a fantastic giveaway to win, but I can think of nobody that deserves it more than you! You are generous and so kind, I have found that out quickly by visiting here. You know they say what goes around comes around! Congrats to you.....and to Kristen for winning the Lisa Leonard giveaway. What blessings.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I'm so glad you recieved your new items today! I must say that bird tassel looks beautiful on your lamp!! I'm glad you like the jewelry too...I love how the crystals sparkle! And the "M" frame looks perfect in your bookcase. Thank you for posting about my items, you are always so sweet to do so.

The red bird tassel is so pretty too, I love how it looks on your new cabinet! I can't get over how lucky you are!! Congrats on winning the giveaways! It seems like I find out about giveaways after the fact!Ha! Well, everything looks beautiful as always...I have to go get busy! My store is getting very low! Have a great night! Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Congrats to the other Kristen for winning the giveaway! It was almost me I guess...lol!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your new tassel and the necklace. I was at Kristen's blog today and my daughter fell in love with 100 things! I'm glad she doesn't blog! lol!!

Congratulations on your wins!! You are one lucky girl!

Hope you had a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day! :-)


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You sure have some new beauties and wonderful wins! Congrats..I know you will enjoy them!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a wonderful post, Melissa! I love all the items you purchased and won ~ I'll bet you have fun with that gift card!

Anne said...

I just wanted to thank you for the nice comment you left me on my blog! :)

The Muse said...

thrilled for her...how wonderful!
and your new beauties...are just like you...stunning :)

A Hint of Home said...

Congratulations, Melissa! What wonderful giveaways you have won! That gift card is amazing!
The tassels are both so cute.
Love your new jewlry. Kristen is a talented gal.
Enjoy your week and stay warm!

Amy Kinser said...

Hey Melissa,

So happy for all of your wins. You deserve them.


3LittleByrds said...

Congrats on your wins. What great stuff. I love all your finds at Kristen's. I love her things too. I have several of her frames.

Lynette said...

Love the tassels and the new frames from Kristen and super congrats on the win!

Have a great week -

Tardevil said...

Wow! That's one heck of a giveaway! Congrats on winning it! Love the 'm' frame too.

xinex said...

Your new finds and purchases are all so pretty, Melissa. Congrats on everything you won, you lucky duck! I am so happy for you!...Christine

Sandy said...

OH, Melissa! Congrats on winning the PB gift card. That's great! I know you'll have fun with that! Can't wait to see what you get. I love Kristens Creations. She is so talented! I love that bird tassel.

Tara G. said...

How exciting!! I ♥ PB!!! I'm just hoping today we "win" some boxes in the mail; I've been trying to be patient...

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Congratulations Melissa on all your amazing prizes! You deserve it all! I can't wait to see what you do with your gift card...soo much fun! Have a wonderful week!


jenjen said...

You lucky girl - how fun! I love PB! Beautiful beautiful things. I love that frame and the necklace and bracelet are beautiful!

Have a wonderful week Melissa!


Lori said...

Oh Pooh! I wanted to win! WOW Si WOW thats a big prize!! I really love those tassels think I better check her out! Hugs to Kitty, love,Lori

Kathy said...

Many congrats to Kristen. Melissa your new finds and buys are perfect, your home is so pretty. The bird tassel is gorgeous, Kristen is very talented, will take a look at ETSY, happy Wednesday, Kathy.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Congrats to the winner! (she said trying to be a good sport)

Your blogging space is gorgeous! Love your drapery fabric.

Hugs from snowy Ohio, Sherry

Jan said...

How exciting, that you have won the Pottery Barn gift card! That was such a generous giveaway. I am happy you won it,and all the other giveaways.

Kristen's tassels and frames are always beautiful.

Thanks for always sharing with us.

Congratulations to Kristen for being the lucky winner to Lisa's giveaway.

Many blessings,

April said...

You sure are one lucky woman, Melissa! Wow...you really racked it in this time! What I'd give for a $200 Pottery Barn gift card...oh, the fun I'd have! :)

Love everything you've bought, as well!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congrats on your wins! Love the tassles you bought! They look perfect for the places you have them in! And the cross pillow is unique and very pretty! ...and what a bargain! That's always an added bonus! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Amy said...

Love that bird tassel. Darling!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

hi melissa!

i am so ecited that you won the GC! you are always so sweet and it could not have gone to a nicer person!
the tassles are wonderfully beautiful!
i am glad too that you liked your notebook and the toppers!
use it with all the best this world has to offer!

many blessings

Cathy said...

Wow! Congrats on your win! What a wonderful gift! Cathy is so sweet and generous!

All of your goodies from Kristen are wonderful...the tassel is perfection...beautiful on your lamp!

I am crazy for the cross pillow...I may have to head out to Cracker Barrel to see if I can find one:)!

I hope you are having a wonderful week sweet friend!

Angie said...

Congrats to the winner and to you too for your goodies! I love Kristen's stuff too!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, everything looks so pretty! Congrats on your wins. Have a lovely week and stay warm.

Barb ♥

Becca said...

Hey Melissa!! I love all of your new finds (and congrats on your win, too) !! The tassel is perfect in your master bedroom, and I love Kristen's necklace/ bracelet, too. I need to pay a visit to her Etsy store !! It's looking so fresh and spring-y in your gorgeous home ... wish I lived closer so I could see it in person. :) (And, thanks for your sweet comments about my kitchen!!) Hugs, Becca

Designs on 47th Street said...

Whoa Baby! $200 winn at PB?? Good for you Melissa. I love your other wins and things you posted too. I purchased an "S" frame from Kristen when I met her at the Dallas market and love it too.

Always fun to catch glimpses of your gorgeous home. :)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

Congratulations to all your wins! and your purchases.
Love the bird tassels and everything else around your home.

I hope that you are having a great week

The Stylish House said...

Kristen does beautiful work and she is one talented nice gal. Actually, all the ladies you mentioned are lovely and kind bloggers.
I'm thrilled you won my Pottery Barn Giveaway! I’m happy it went to someone as sweet as you. Have a great time shopping!
Enjoy, Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Melissa!

These were all such wonderful purchases and prizes! The bird tassels are perfect and so cute! Bloggers are such a generous and helpful community.

Congrats to Kristen for winning your fabulous give away!

I will now visit the links you gave...thanks!

♥ Pat

Pat said...

Congratulations!! You have hit the jackpot with the giveaways and the new items. :-) Kristen's new tassels are gorgeous aren't they? I haven't purchased jewelry yet ~ so very tempting!

Thanks again for allowing us a peek into your beautiful home!

Brightest blessings ~

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Melissa~ What a bevy of gifts. I can't think of any one else who will put that Pottery Barn Gift certificate to great use. I feel fortunate to be one of the lucky persons who gets to see what goodies you'll be getting.

Did I miss on your Valentines tablescape post...where you purchased those beautiful white cut-lace plates and bowls?

Hey, I'm serious about sending you some of the Tastefully Simple spices if you'd like to try them, just let me know. I made carne asada (for dinner) with the Simply Salsa for my kids who were home for V-Day it was a big hit.

Sweet wishes,

Dining Delight said...

Loved seeing all the great things you have won! They look perfect in your lovely home. How fantastic to win $200 at PB! That will be a fun shopping trip!


Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for adding Kim's giveaway to your post! I'm so glad you like the jewelry...they are pretty heavy aren't they? I just love crystals, I've always been facinated with them. I have some crystal figurines in my china cabinet. Have a great rest of the week! Kristen

Miss Janice said...

Dang...you won a $200 Pottery Barn gift card? I could have used that today! Love your tassels and Kristen's frame.

Audra said...

Lucky Lady Melissa! I would love, love, love a PB Gift Card. The crazy shopping madness would ensue would be fabulous!

Love the tassels, what a thoughtful, wonderful gift. I may ask my husband for one as well for our anniversary! :)

The necklace/bracelet set is divine, the colors are fantastic, giving you so many options on what to wear it with. I am heading over to check out her site right now.

Have a wonderful week....

cmluvs2stamp said...

Congrats woman!!! Didn't realize a winner had been picked till today:) Wow, that's alot of decorating money. Take care and enjoy!

Melanie said...

Girl, you hit the jackpot with all the wins! I can't believe how lucky you got. Congrats!

Jenny said...

OK....hmmm.... I still think you are wonderful even though you won MY PB gift card. Wow. You have been just rejoicing in the beauty Melissa. I'm happy Kristen won the giveaway. But I'm still a little peeved over the PB.

Oh get over it, Jenny!

Just be nice.

Say congratulations.

And mean it.

Sorry...was just having a little inner dialogue.

So CONGRATULATIONS GIRL! Can't wait to see what treasure you pick!

Kristens Creations said...

Have fun shopping! You deserve it for your anniversary and loosing so much weight! I still can't get over how much you've lost. I bet nothing fits!

Happy 11th anniversary! It seems like I just made that 10 year anniversary frame...time is flying! I wish it would fly to spring...I'm ready! Have a great day!


Brenda Eason said...

I found your blog through a great friend and im excited to catch up... I think we have alot in common. I love Cardinals,birds,and the same syle and the big plus is my son serves the great USA also.

Reynie said...

I love Kristen's stuff! Have you seen the cute little Easter/spring ones she has made? Adorable!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Congratulations on the PB GC! That was a REALLY nice giveaway! How adorable is that notebook with your blog header - so cute and so sweet of her.

Love your new tassels! That bird one does look custom made for your bedroom. I'll have to go have a look at her etsy. All cute stuff!


Reynie said...

I just saw your comment on my blog about being from PC! Can I tell you how much we LOVE it there! I went to school at Florida State so we jetted over there often. My hubs spends half his summer there fishing! In fact, we are heading in that general area (Carillon Beach) next weekend for a wedding. Hubs and I have been all over the world to beaches and I tell ya, PC still has the best! We just love it there. ... okay, done taking over the comment section now...

Connie said...

What great gifts you won! And congratulations to Kristen on winning your giveaway. I love your lamp and the bird hanging from it!

Risa said...

okay can you come make my house pretty! yours is immaculate!

Denise said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
Please stop by!

Debbie said...

It is always fun to win!!~ I just won a giveaway and it was something I was going to buy!~ You have lovely blog...I am a newbie myself and learning the ropes, I can't get over the blog land out there...wow so many beautiful inspirational women out here!


Congratulations on your lovely wins. I love how you hung that tassle on the lamp... you think of things I never would. I so love coming here to view your lovely home and pick up ideas to maybe use in mine. Love the jewelry you bought.. I used to make jewelry like that.. did it for years.. then lost the passion for it.. I am sure some year it will return again.
Blessings always!

The Muse said...

Never fear...no games can be messed up from a visit of a blogland friend!

Very busy here...I am working on a hotel redesign...and have blogged about that a bit.

Writing poetry, as always and have some on another blog.

And my beloved is the star of my kitchen blog...

Since military retirement...I am trying to find my way....
wow, my cottage needs some TLC...lol

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the little metal bird!

Richella said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Good for you!

And I must say that I LOVE that beautiful little cross pillow. Really lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yay! For someone who is one of the most generous bloggers I know of in the blogosphere, I'm thrilled to see you were blessed back :). Congrats.

ANASHD said...

I love your blog, and I feel a special bond with you because of your serviceman. My son joined the Air Force last year and I am humbled and in awe of everyone of them. Oh, and our shared love of tassels doesn't hurt either!!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok, so I ran...well, I didn't run, I drove to my CB and looked for the cross pillow. Nope, not a one in the bunch....I was sad...but I am happy for you!!!

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Sonia said...

Congratulations Melissa! I can't think of a nicer blogger to win such a wonderful prize! PB has some new gorgeous spring arrivals. Have fun choosing new treasures!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Designs on 47th Street said...

LOL Melissa! Just just call the late contest entry my first "senior" moment! Crazy me!

Donna :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Wow, what special things are going on! Congratulations on winning your giveaways, what fun!! :) And you know I love those bird tassels, they are so cute! Love it!

Kim said...

You have such a lovely, warm blog. I'm stopping by from SITS. I've been thinking about going back to this 2-column format.

lisacharlesparsons said...

Hi Melissa,

Lucky You!!! I love Pottery Barn....have fun shopping!!!

I have been so busy with life that Blogging was put on the back burner. We lost Mike's Dad in late January, and then their Family Dog. In January, my nephew broke his leg and was in Cooks Children's hospital for six weeks and is now home but in a body cast for six more weeks. Bless his heart he is only eight years old!!! February is a busy month for us.....alot of family birthdays and Valentines!!!

I have been keeping up with you everyday and happy to know you are doing well! Love your Blog!!! Take care!!!!

Happy@Home said...

Hi Melissa,
Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog. I appreciate your kind comments and hope you will come back to visit any time. I can tell I will be stopping by often to read your blog. So many fun things in your post. Congratulations on your recent giveaway wins. I will be stopping by the blogs you mention. Thanks for giving the links.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Sharon said...

Hi, It has been forever but I am back and it is so nice to visit with you again. Your blog and home are as beautiful as always. Miss you Sharon K

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good day,Melissa Girl you done hit the MOTHERLODE once again...Love your new tassels and frame you just have a nack at putting thing together to look perfect...How have you been my daughter...Sorry it took me so loooong to come by here...I was kinda busy and didn't blog last week and up to my eye balls still in project to be done by Aug 7th ha ha!! Hope your having a GREAT weekend my dear girl...Hugs and smiles your Calif Mama...Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen said...

Boy are you going to have fun with your Pottery Barn Gift card!! How fun that you won!!

Still peeling paper off the walls- bought me some scaffolding which is a big help along with some new tools making it a bit easier!!


shelley said...

Hi Melissa,

I am sooo proud of you 41lbs that is sooo awsome! I don't know if you saw but I am getting a "wellness makeover" care of ABC! i'm doing it LIVE on TV for the month of March. So I hope your good vibes will come up my way! lol..

And your home is always beautiful! i love to see what is new and exciting there! can't wait to see what's new for spring!

shelley :)

Angela said...

I don't know how I missed this post.

The desk in your office is so pretty! You have excellent taste in furniture.

Kristen makes the best handmade things. I have my eye on one of the necklaces in her etsy store. I already have three of her frames. She's great!

Cool Post!

Anita said...

Hi Melisssa, I am a reader of your blog, not quite ready to do the real thing. Thank you for showing and sharing your beautiful home. I am a Kirkland fan and go looking for alot of your good buys and try alot of your decorating ideas. . Congrats on the wt loss! , I am doing that too , keep those beautiful pics coming!

Screaming Meme said...

I am loving this blog...I will be stalking ...I mean following you.... Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...it is so nice to meet you...Stop in anytime for a visit!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Congrats on your win! WOW that is a generous giveaway!

Love all of your things, too!


Joy said...

Dang, that's a MAJOR win! Congrats!

Angela said...

Just popping in again and will be doing TONS more girl..I adore your blog...Heart and Home..love the name, love the pictures, and ADORE all the red everywhere...

I just drooled over that cross pillow. Don't worry got the drool on myself,,lol..Can't be having any of that on that fine lookin pillow,,lol

Wanted to thank you for stopping by one of my blogs and your sweet comment and following me too..awwwwwww girl,,you blessed me so much...