LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My First Bloggie Give Away !!

I had a very busy week last week. Kept hoping to pop in here and do a nice long post, but it was just one thing after another all week. I had a few days in bed with more of the same pain I have had all these months. My Dr. had said it might be a while before the pain fully goes away. I hope that is all it is. I am going in to see him tomorrow just to be safe. I bought a few things at the thrift store last week, and cleaned them up and played around with them a bit. I might add a rose to each candle holder, what do you think ? They need something, maybe some seam binding and millinery ? Hmmmmm. The little jar is sweet with my new brooch that hubby got me for Christmas. I will fill it up with some good stuff, just cant make up my mind what. :) Having creative blocks. lol

Ok, here is the fun part !!! I am doing my FIRST Bloggie giveaway !! I hit my first 100 sales on Etsy and want to share the LOVE !! :) So, ANYONE that leaves a comment on my blog, is entered. Hopefully you will have pity on me and give me a tip on those candle holders. I will draw a name on Sunday the 20th and announce the winner on Monday morning the 21st. The prize is my sweet Valentine party hat !!!
And ......................If that wasn't enough fun and excitement for you, My 50th post is two posts away, so I will be having another give away in about a week or so. Are you still breathing ? Or did you pass out on the floor from all of the excitement ? I know I personally am sucking on the smelling salts as we speak. Oh. thats right, you aren't supposed to eat them !! Hmmmmmm...........................lol.

53 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the goodies you have bought.
I love the candleholders as they are - without any roses.
A giveaway- what fun.
Hope you are soon feeling better.
Alison

Connie said...

"Sucking on the smelling salts?!?!?!" Toooo funny, gorgeous chick!! I LOVE that little hat! You items and photos always look so bright, cheery and "clean"!! ;-)
Connie

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Rhea, I hope eveyrthing goes well tomorrow and you can get some answers to why you still arent feeling well!

I love your new goodies! The jar looks gorgeous with the brooch from Ed on it! Oh I love that! The candle holders are adorable! Your roses would be beautiful on them!

I love the giveaway prize :)

Love and hugs,
Amy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love all your thrifty goodness. You will have to show us the cute jar when you have things inside! Thanks for the giveaway. Love that hat. I would wear it too!!!! Your little love shacks are pretty sweet in the post below. Hope you're feeling better Rhea.

Cathy said...

Rhea, I have been eyeing this wonderful party hat for two weeks. It's my birthday Thursday and I keep telling myself I NEED it for my birthday party.

I'm so happy to have the chance to be part of your Thrift Shop blog give-away! Thanks for inviting me.

Please feel better soon.

xoxo
Cathy

Monica said...

The candle holders look very nice the way they are but I am sure some flowers added would also be pretty.
Love your finds :)
Hope all is well for you!

shirl said...

Love your new goodies, I think they would look pretty with roses painted on the glass. Love that valentine hat!!!
Shirl

Anne F. said...

Rhea, I love those candle holders as they are. Such a pretty color too.

Your hat is adorable and when I win, LOL, I have the perfect spot in my house for it. Hehehehe

Lori said...

Miss Rhea, so sorry you are still having pain, that really stinks...i hope you are feeling all better very soon:) LOVE your thrifty finds, i like the candles how they are but i see a comment suggesting roses painted on the glass and i just know you would do a fabulous job with that...i adore your sweet little hat and would be thrilled to win...pop over to see me, i am having a give~away too!!!

Ed said...

Hey Honey!
2 things...first...does it defeat the purpose if I enter the Blog-Away?
Second, and possibly more important...you're NOT supposed to leave the price tags on when you show pictures of your projects ya goof!!! LOL
I love you Honey! :P

rosechicfriends said...

Rhea...you are NOT going to believe me..but last week I put one of those soft pinky tops to a crystal candle holder and painted roses on it! Okay...do we have great thinking alike minds or what...and how many miles away are we from each other! I have had them both tucked in my closet, forever, saw them the other day and painted some roses on the glass...but they will probably go in my living room....now you have such a special touch with all you do, whatever you do will be amazing!

The hat is just adorable! I DO hope you get to feeling better..don't forget to ask the doc about what I told you!!!!

Lorena

Lesha said...

Very nice! :)

celestina marie said...

Rhea, love your new goodies and can't wait to see what you do with them. The hat is adorable and fun. The jar with the brooch is gorgeous.
hugs, Celestina

The Feathered Nest said...

Your blog is so pretty! I would love to be including in your giveaway...Thank you so much for inviting me over!! xxoo, Dawn

Beth Leintz said...

An idea for the candle hurricanes- how about some of those rub-on flourishes they make for scrapbooking? Of course, I don't know if they are flameproof- and the candles are pretty just as is...love the Valentine hat. Can I ask where do you get your frilly paper fringe?

Dolly said...

Oh Miss Reha, I am sorry you are not 100% better yet!
You are in my prayers sweetpea!

Love the junk store finds...I say the candle holders really do need your roses on them...that would be the icing on the cake!

I would love to win the valentine hat....I could then wear it for my birthday....next month!
Te-hee!
Keeping my fingers crossed!

Luvs ya,
hugz and blessings, Dolly

Mary said...

Rhea, I received my Beautiful H.P.
Rose Valentines today!!! They are
Gorgeous :) Thank You for the Precious Teapot...All your items are lovely,so yes please enter me:)
Hope the Dr. gives you a good report tomorrow. Hugs, Mary :)

linnea-maria said...

The jar looks good with the broch and ribbon. I guess you have som short pieces of lace or ribbons you can fill it up with. The candleholders look right just as they are, after you painted them white.
That little Valentine party hat is adorable.
Hope that you will feel better tomorrow /linnea-maria

Roxie said...

Oh! I have an idea for the candleholders. How about placing a clear glass saucer underneath and turning the candleholder upside down, then fill the inside with some pretty Valentine's Altered Art. Orrrrrrr...Leave them the way they are on top of the candlestick and make cute lil bird's nests out of them.
I can't wait to see what you come up with, you're gonna show us right?

Hope your pain goes away soon and the Doc will figure this out.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What wonderful finds!! Congratulations on upcoming 50 posts!! Love the party hat..please sign us up!!


blessings,
kari & kijsa

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I hope you feel better soon, Rhea!!
I love what you did with those things you bought! So pretty!!! I think the pink candle holders look lovely just as they are! But I'm sure whatever you do to them will look amazing!

*Hugs* Dara

She'sSewPretty said...

You're having a creative block?! Gasp! No really, I know how that feels. I think those jars need some of your gorgeous roses painted on them and then seam binding and lace. Foof them up a bit! I hope you're feeling better soon Rhea!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a pretty giveaway! :)

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Miss Rhea,
I love the goodies you bought and how you spiffy them up! I think a hand-painted rose would be lovely on the candle holders.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and the prayers for my DH... I hope you will get a good report from your dr.today.
Pink hugs,
Karen

Scrappy Jessi said...

lol, your so cute!
i love all your goodies! and that hat is to die for! so fabulous!!!!

good luck at the doctors!
jessi

Stephanie said...

You are just too cute, Rhea ~ sucking on smelling salts. Here in the South, we Southern gals get the vapors, & yes, I'm definitely swooning with the vapors over your blog giveaway!!! Pick me PICK ME!! Wouldn't that pink party hat be just perfect in my new room?!?!? Especially with the little CHERUB on it ~ how appropriate for ANGELIC ACCENTS!!!

Can I post about your giveaway on my blog?

Let me know what the dr. says, sweetie. Praying for a good report for you today.

BTW, love how you used the brooch DH got for you! Simply gorgeous!!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Rhondi said...

Hi Rhea I heard about your giveaway through your comment on Cindy's blog. This is my first visit. I love the pink! Rhondi

Marilyn said...

Just love your candleholders! I am a total "Pink" fanatic so it all works for me! Am new at Blogging & am having a ball!! Good Luck with the Dr.... Hope he finds you just need more Romantic Cottage Decor in your life. Wouldn't that be nice??
Marilyn

www.angelinascards.com said...

Love the party hat!!! Hugs,Angelina

Lib said...

Hi,
I hope you are feeling better.
Thanks for dropping by and having a cup a..... with me and inviting me over.
I Love your finds. I think the candleholders would be Beautiful with Roses. I love roses.:o) I Love the brooch on the jar.
You get better soon .Come back and visit anytime. Blessins', Lib

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh my goodness...
I have to get that hat!
I simply adore it...
Priscilla

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, eating smelling salts can give you a terrible belly ache! Now we know what has been wrong with you! lol Hoping you feel better soon.

I love the candleholders just as they are with the jar beside them... looks so pretty! I would LOVE to be entered to win that beautiful hat! xoxo Heather

Sandy said...

Everything looks wonderful.Hope you are doing well.

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for commenting!! Please put my name in, for your beautiful giveaway!! My computer came home today...couldnt get on the internet with it uuugh! Take care tomorrow at the Dr. Big hugs to you! Laurie

holly doodle designs said...

Oh, love the hat, Rhea! And I love the apothecary jar with the gorgeous seam binding and that fab brooch your hubby bought you. Gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Rhea,
I just checked your blog out and saw your post. Hope you'll feel better soon. I myself am in a pain situation as well...BLAH! I enjoyed your site and will visit again. Your "first giveaway" sounds and looks great...very kind of you...count me in please.
Be blessed,
Joyce M.

The Rose Room said...

Oh then, just pulled myself up off the floor . . . no just kidding. Paint the candlesticks and do a ring of flowers around the bottom:) 100 sales on Etsy, CONGRATULATIONS:) Hope all goes well at Doctor for you:) Rachael

Hope said...

Hi Rhea,
I'm back from the delivery room!! LOL I sure hope everything goes well for you with the doctor. Please keep us informed. Us Grannys tend to worry! :P Sorry you're still in pain.

I love all your pretties and I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!! You know, don't you, that if I win that hat in all it's pinkness, it will have to go in the nursery of my new baby girl!!

Thanks for including me in the fun!

Hugs,
Hope

Little Pink Studio said...

Love the candle holders!
Please toss my name into your hat! :0)

LW said...

I think the candleholders are wonderful as is,
sometimes less is more...

lovely give away, I adore that hat...

Louise

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yes, please enter me in the drawing! thanks

Hope you are feeling better soon, the recovery after surgery can be so hard. Take care, listen to the doctors and follow their rules, I used to try to do too much after surgery and would end up with complications. REST!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Loved those little jars. I can hardly wait to see what you do with them!! I want anything you give away.... sign me up. And congrats on selling 100!!

Karen Eileen

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I love all your finds, and your Valentine's Hat is so very sweet!
Thanks so much for visiting me,

xo Lidy

Esther Sunday said...

Me! Me! Pick me!!! Congrats on your sales! No doubt - you work is lovely!!!! Hey, no not feeling good!!! Love, Esther

Kathleen Grace said...

What beautiful finds! I love the candle holders just as they are but your roses couldn't hurt them! I hope you get some answers regarding what is causing you pain. I will pray for you.

NAME: CIELO said...

Oh, those are so lovely... love the pink crystal candles... and please feel better soon.

I love the giveaway prize!

Have a lovely night...

Cielo

47cats said...

I just found your blog!!! Yippee for me! I love your stuff.
Lynn

PLO said...

Beautiful hat! Hope your pain has subsided. I think a nice piece of vintage ribbon on the candle holders would bee nice.

Trish said...

I just happened upon your blog this past week through a link on another. Am I glad I did. I've read each of your entries, even hopped on over to your hubby's. What a lovely world you have created. I've enjoyed every moment spent here and look forward to stopping in often.

Whimsy Pink said...

I hope i win! all your things are so pretty rhea!!

Wanda said...

Wow! Look at all the comments!

I kinda like the candles in the ring of flowers. I know. I'm not much help. I really like the jar with the ribbon and brooch. I just a few minutes ago packed up a jar to take to the store. I was wondering what to do with it. I probably can't make mine look as good as yours, though.

Sandy said...

Everytime I see your pink frenzy -it just brightens my day.

Denise said...

Your blog is BEAUTIFUL and soooooo inspiring! Thank you for sharing all the gorgeous pics and ideas! Love the party hat - absolutely adorable!
Blessings to you and your health. I hope you're feeling ALL better soon!