Nov 15, 2010

Is it Friday yet? What, I missed it! Giveaway

Well I have a kinda good excuse for missing it. Maybe!
First I need to backtrack a bit. {{The giveaway will be at the end of this post...I promise}}
Years ago, I had decorated my home with a more country look. Then a couple years ago I decided I needed a change. Everything was browns or greens and so blah. I thought I was missing some color. So I packed everything away and started decorating with the Shabby Chic style, with lots of roses and pinks and aqua. My family came home one day while I was painting my kitchen walls AQUA and said they felt like they walked into a fish bowl. When I painted my cupboards a white with pink crackle finish, I think they were about to commit me to the old peoples home. I thought it was very pretty...for a while. I soon got tired of the frilly look. I really missed having my crocks on display and it wasn't as fun going to the antique stores or junking. What I missed most of all was the PRIMITIVES.
My daughter and I went to Shipshewana on Thursday to find a present for my other daughter's birthday. We found a big wooden bowl for her to put on her dining table, but I also noticed their rag rugs. I found one that had the perfect colors in it.
rag rug
Right then & there I decided I was going to redecorate my kitchen~!!
I bought the rug and took it home to try and decide what color I would paint the walls. That same night, I made a trip to the hardware store to get some color cards and buy some paint samples. I painted a few swatches of the two samples I got.
paint samples
Didn't like either one of them, but I did see the perfect color in the color cards. It's called "Agave". A little hard to describe. It's a bluish, greenish, grey color that is darker than anything I've painted on my walls before. There are stripes of this same color in the rug.
So I have spent ALL weekend painting!
I didn't realize I had so much stuff, until I had to move it all. Then you have to clean it before you put it back. I'm gradually bringing my primitives, crocks and antiques out of the storage cupboards. It's feeling much more like home now!
Next comes new curtains. I bought the material today. I will post more pictures when I get things finished.
I got so involved in my kitchen redo that I totally forgot about my giveaway.

Now to get back to what you may be waiting for...MY GIVEAWAY for getting 100 followers!!!


To show my appreciation to my followers, I am having this Giveaway!
I cannot tell you enough how very grateful I am that there are people that actually think that I am interesting enough to stop in from time to time and see what I have to write about. Thanks!!
Since Christmas is right around the corner, I've given this giveaway that Holiday theme. I've made a little yoyo candle mat and a grungy snowlady doll. There will be a couple of little extra surprises too.

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USA and Canadian entries only! I really wish that shipping wasn't so expensive and I could include others.
This giveaway ends on December 1.

Here is what you need to do to enter:

1. You need to be a follower!
I adore all of the followers I have now, but wouldn't mind a few more. :o}
2. You need to leave a comment on this post only!
What are your favorite Christmas decorations? Santa, nativities, penguins?

That's it! But if you would like an extra entry than you could:

3. Post this giveaway to your blog!

Happy Holidays to you all and Good Luck!

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