Sunday, November 28, 2010

~ BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY ~

Hello sweet friends! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving! Mine was very special with my Mom being here and having her share the day with her Grandchildren made it even more special too. I truly miss my Dad, but I know he was with us in spirit and happy for my Mom too. I hope your day was filled with many blessings! I have lots of shopping and decorating to get on with, but before I do that, I wanted to host this beautiful give-away to all my readers and followers as a special Thank you!

The holiday give-away....

As a celebration of the season, Lidy at the French Garden House has been so sweet to have me host this give-away and I am honored to do so! Her website has always been a favorite of mine and all of her items are scrumptiously gorgeous! This give-away is extra special, because it's a $100.00 gift certificate to her beautiful online shop! And would make a wonderful Gift to give that special someone or to give to yourself!

Her online shop is filled with beautiful home decor elements and her items have been featured in Romantic Homes magazine and Country Living too! I figured with Cyber Monday approaching and all the shopping we need to do, this would be perfect timing. Lidy is honestly one of the sweetest people I know too, when your package arrives, it's just so beautifully done and each item is such a joy to receive! All the photos here are courtesy of Lidy and I'll let you scroll down through just a handful of her items before I give you the simple rules....

Enjoy!

Love these!!

I think this is a perfect holiday runner!

These are just beautiful...

Soooo Pretty!!

*Gasp*!!
Ruffled cushion covers!...oh my!

I adore these baskets...

Such beautiful items!

Awwwww, I want him! That face and the plaid pjs? Omg, so sweet!

When I saw this item below I fell over :) I do that a lot, lol....now you can see why her site is a favorite for sure! :)

And these towels are pure bliss!

I just showed you a tiny fraction of what items she has, but I am sure you can find treasures you love with your own gift certificate or give the gift certificate to someone very special and they can shop in bliss :)

The rules for this give-away are simple:

For one entry just leave me a comment. For 2 entries, leave me a comment and include this give-away in a blog post of your own and link it back to here at Cynthia's Cottage Design. Make sure to tell me you are going to post about it in your comment , so I can be sure to count you twice!
That's it , simple and sweet :)

I will announce the winner a week from today, December 5th at 9pm ( eastern time ). That way, you all have time to pick out your beautiful items or give the certificate as a gift!

Thank you so much for stopping in and Good Luck to all my sweet friends!!

With love,

Cynthia xo

148 comments:

Stacey said...

Cynthia, this is an extra special give away. Thank you to you and Lidy for being so generous. I will post about this on my blog. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a generous giveaway Cynthia, how nice of you to host it. Lidy has some beautiful items. I'd like to enter too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

miniacollection said...

Cynthia, this is a terrific giveaway. Thank you for offering it. I didn't know this website and of course I will visit it and may be tempted, what you showed us is wonderful. I will tell about your giveaway on my blog in a few days. My blog is genevieveminiacollection.blogspot.com
Best wishes
Geneviève

Cyndi said...

What a great giveaway! I'll be sure to check out her site.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

What a generous giveaway. Everything is just so beautiful, and I would love for you to enter me in your giveaway. Thank you so much. Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

Melanie said...

Oooh, what a wonderful giveaway. I love French Garden House.

Sue said...

Cynthia- Lidy has some gorgeous things in her shop and I would love to have some spending money when I go visit her again. Thanks so much for pairing up with a fabulous shop and offering this generous give-away. I'm putting you on my blog!
~ Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How fabulous! I would be SO thrilled to win! What a wonderful Christmas present that would be! I just posted about it on my blog, Cynthia! Thanks! And HUGS! ♥♥♥

Carina said...

Cynthia, what a generous giveaway! Lidy has such lovely items! I can't wait to really browse through her site! I think I may need to do some Christmas shopping...for me! :)

Becky said...

I love this giveaway Cynthia.Its sooo lovely.I will post the button on my right sidebar.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful give-away! The items shown are so beautiful:)

Jenny said...

Hi, Cynthia! I would love to have a chance to win such beautiful pieces for my home. :) Thanks so much for the opportunity! If you have a moment, stop over to see me - I am hosting a handmade jewelry giveaway! Would love to count you in!

Blessings,
Jenny

Sharon Wengel said...

Ohhh ! Wonderful stuff !
Put me in please !
Sharon

Marcia said...

Lidy's shop has beautiful items. Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway. Please enter me into the drawing. Best wishes for the coming holidays.

julieann said...

I love love love the ruffle seat covers.
can wait to see if I win. Feeling lucky..

Love the Decor! said...

THAT BEAR IS ADORABLE AND WHAT AVERY GENEROUS GIVE AWAY!!
Going over now to see the rest of the treasures in her shop!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I would have such a hard time deciding what to buy from all the gorgeous offerings in Lidy's shop! I would sure give it a great try though:>)What a lovely, generous give away!

Rhondi said...

Hi Cynthia
I am happy to hear that you had a good Thanksgiving. What a generous giveaway. I'd love to win!
Hugs, Rhondi

Merrie said...

Oh those are some wonderful things in her shop. What a generous giveaway. I love those ruffled chair pads. Love the way the ties criss cross down the legs~ it reminds me of pointe shoes. And we just bought a set of new table and chairs, which was delivered just Wednesday, only to have the chairs scratched Thursday by the decorative rhinestones and snaps on the pockets of our Thanksgiving guests jeans. So today we have been discussing the need for chair pads...hmmmm. Oh yes, a new post is coming on about these chair pads.

Pam said...

Great giveaway. I would fall over at that tablecloth too!
Pam

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I could have some fun with that one!! Beautiful things for sure!

Raffaella said...

What a generous giveaway! I run to link your blog on mine! I hope to win...

arkie said...

How lovely!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway!
Thank you for the chance to win!
:)
~Becca~

Kathy said...

My goodness this is a very generous give a way -I see so many lovely items I want ! For sure the table runner
sharingink@gmail.com

Deb said...

Thank you for a chance at this wonderful giveaway. I fear that I would spend much more than $100. I wooed and ahhed over everything I saw.

I will definitely post this on my blog although I hate to alert the masses of this wonderful giveaway! :o)

Mary Ann said...

These are such beautiful things, I am going to go look at her site now! Thanks for featuring them!

Lisa said...

This is such a great give-away! Please count me in!

Jeanne said...

Count me in please!!
Jeanne
juanakmcd@aol.com

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I checked out the Etsy store and the jewellery is to die for. Thanks.

NanaDiana said...

Cynthia-What a great giveaway. Her store is absolutely beautiful and that ruffled table skirt just bowls me over too! hugs-Diana

Liz said...

Oh goodness! I love The French Garden House!!!! Please count me in!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
~Liz

GapGirl said...

What a wonderful giveaway and what lovely items. I pray I win =))))

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Cynthia,
What a nice giveaway.Beautiful items. Thanks for hosting!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a super giveaway. I look in her shop all the time because I love Country French items. I just drool over them. Maybe now I will be able to shop

Anonymous said...

Wow whata wonderful giveaway. I love lidy's shop. Please enter my name in. Elma
elma2179@yahoo.com

~Nan said...

A perfect holiday giveaway! Thank you so much!

Angela said...

What a generous giveaway and a perfect time of year!!

Deanna said...

How fun! This is my first time visiting your blog. It's so beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win. :)

Fingers crossed! xo!

Corners of My Life said...

So, so many wonderful choices. The winner will be one lucky blogger!

stefanie said...

oh, this is a wonderful giveaway...thanks for the chance!

Caroline said...

OMG...I totally love the ruffled seat covers. The giveaway is posted on my blog. Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

Preppy Mama said...

Oh what a giveaway!! I am keeping my fingers crossed!! So many beautiful things! Count me in!
Thanks!
preppymama@gmail.com

24 Corners said...

Lidy has the most beautful items and she is one of the sweetest bloggers out there! This is a very generous and very drool worthy giveaway you both have concocted, thank you!
xo J~

Jackie said...

How Exciting!
Beautiful photos and beautiful things! Doesn't get any better than that!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

LOVE your blog!! I would LOVE to win!! ;) Im your newest follower!! Hugs,Rachel *Im having my first giveaway on my blog if you want to enter!!

Linda said...

This is a great giveaway! Will go and visit her site and lover yours too! Linda bsklover2000@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

This is such a generous and beautiful give away!! Love the blue dishes and the towels with red,and...

Bonnie said...

What lovely, lovely things. I thought that all of the linens were beautiful and also the sterling spoons and holloware.

Lainie said...

What a generous giveaway! I'm a new follower and love your blog!.
Hugs,
Lainie

Karena said...

Cynthia how great!! I love so much she has to offer, the table toppers are gorgeous!

Enter my giveawy from Fifi Flowers as well!

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

The French Bear said...

I can't think of anything nicer then this giveaway!!!
Please enter my name, oh so many things to pick!!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Candy said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway!! Good luck everyone!

Cherie
oohmybento at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this give-away! Thank you for letting me be a part of it. I would snag some of those beautiful linens in a heart beat!

harvill.cathy@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I just love the ruffled table cover. Such sweet things she has! Thank you so much for the chance to win this super-generous gift certificate!

Pearl said...

Cynthia this is the most generous giveaway! I would love a chance at this certificate. Love the blue mercury glass and the towels and table scapes oh my!

I will post this on my blog, thanks. Hugs, Pearl

Stacy said...

my goodness! what a lovely and generous giveaway. that tablecloth is incredible

Lou said...

What a wonderful giveaway! So glad I have found your gorgeous blog via French Garden House.... So many wonderful and exquisite treasures to be found there!
Thanks for the chance to enter,
Lou xx

Kim said...

So nice to have found your blog via FrenchGardenHouse and love the giveaway! So many beautiful things! I'll try not to drool! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bri said...

She has a lovely online shop! I've always thought of getting something for my mom, I know she'd love her household decor : )

vivian said...

oh my goodness! such wonderful things! I could use some pretty new touches to brighten things up a bit around here. What a joy it would be to win. my fingers are crossed!
have a great day
vivian

Alaina said...

WOW this is an amazing giveaway. I have looked at some of the items for sale and I could spend more than the giveaway if I had no Christmas budget. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia, this is a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you, Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

Linda said...

Wow ! what a lovely giveaway just in time for the holiday season. I follow your blog and you have excellant taste.

flowerlady464 said...

I do so love her stuff...would love to pick out something as a Christmas gift to me!

Bridgette said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.......I would love a chance it making the hard decision of what to choose. Thanks for the chance

Vintage Sandy said...

Cynthia what a generous giveaway you & Lidy are having her things are beautiful would love to be able to win this wonderful giveaway
thanks so much!

Vintage Sandy said...

I just posted your giveaway on my blog!

Lana said...

I agree ~ Lidy is such a sweet, caring person! :)
I'd love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway ~ thank you!

Erin said...

Wow, please enter me.

Shirley said...

Thanks to you I've found another favorite. Her site is amazing.

Shirley said...

I'm including a post about your giveaway on my blog Plum Bush Cottage.

KaReN EiLeeN said...

I am not commenting so much for the giveaway....Lidy is a dear friend of mine and I am so glad she posted about you because my gift has been finding your blog....it is so wonderful!!

April said...

Hi Cynthia!
I would love to be entered in your AMAZING giveaway! Such gorgeous things!

D' Forman said...

Great timing for a giveaway. Thanks - D'

Star said...

I'm no. 76 What fun! Good luck to everybody else too.
Love those forget-me-not plates. They're adorable.
Blessings, Star

Dolly said...

Ouuuuu what an exciting shopping spree that would be!
I would have a hard time deciding....
I want one of everything! :-)

Cynthia thank you and Lidy for this generous give away!

Merry Christmas,
Hugs, Dolly

Dolly said...

Hey its me again......
I just posted your lovely give away on my blog!

Come and visit some time!

Smiles, Dolly

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my ! Lidy of the exquisite taste..whoever wins this give away wins BIG in more ways than one !

Emma said...

Wow such pretty things! It would be very hard to just choose a few of those beauties :)

vicki archer said...

Cynthia...Lidy's wares are so gorgeous...it would be impossible to choose! xv

Norma said...

It would be so neat to win this in time for Christmas shopping!!!!

Mary Feagley said...

Love this SO much. Need an uplifting win!

RamblingTart said...

Oh how lovely! I adore her stuff so much - especially that ruffled table cloth and the darling teddy. :-)

Linda Cates said...

What a beautiful give away. Would love to win!

Anne B. said...

Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

molly- See you downtown said...

Thank you both for the chance at this yummy prize!

organizedmama said...

I loved your site. I just found it and I am thrilled to see your miniatures. I've been collecting and decorating dollhouses my whole life and I love your Etsy shop. What detail and how nice to see a fellow mini fan.

All Bliss Be Thine said...

Hi Cynthia,
I would love to be entered into Lidy's give away. I have purchased in the past from Lidy and enjoyed each purchase.

pippirose said...

I'd love the chance to enter this fantastic giveaway!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

WhatwouldRobinwear said...

Awesome, I hope I win!! Check out my blog too. Any tips would be very very welcome!!

http://whatwouldrobinwear.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7

robin

luckygirlgifts said...

hi,
What a lovely blog you have, and what a super fantastic giveaway!!
What beautiful goodies, I would be so excited to win.
Thanks for the opportunity
xoxo
Cari b.

Elise said...

Thank you for your generosity, Cynthia. I just found your wonderful blog. Looking forward to getting to know you!

The treasures at the French Garden house are beautiful. Congrats to the luck winner!

Elise

leecee dot milano at yahoo dot com

Helen said...

Oh, Cynthia - what a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Cynthia - what a WONDERFUL giveaway! Wow! Thank you!!!! I would love to win something from FGH! Her treasures are soooo drool-worthy! lol!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

I will be adding your wonderful giveaway to my sidebar as well as to my next post! Thanks again!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh.....and I'm your newest follower, Cynthia! And I want to thank Lidy for this giveaway, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Suzie Button said...

What a great giveaway! I will pop over to browse this beautiful store! Thanks so much! Susan
purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

They call me Estatez... said...

I adore Lidy's selections at the French Garden House. I've bought a few things from her for my house. I LOVE my old glove mold. It holds my bracelets and rings on my bathroom counter. I'd love to add more of her wonderful merchandise to my home!

Laurie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Cynthia just found your lovely site from Lavender Dreamer and so happy I did. Enjoyed my visit and looking forward to being a new follower of yours.
This is a very generous giveaway.
Thanks
Maggie

Mystica said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful giveaway and so timely for Christmas.

The stuff at her shop are just so beautiful.

Dori said...

What a lovely blog you have and how generous of Lidy! The lucky winner will have a great deal of fun shopping!

Elsina said...

I also just found your site and happy to follow. Gorgeous giveaway, that is one amazing store!
elsina xx

Custom Comforts said...

Cynthia ~ thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway from Lidy. This is the first time I've been over to your blog. Always nice to meet new people and now I'm going to have a look around.
Cindy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

PLEASE enter me in this awesome giveaway!! Thanks! Sherry

Sherry said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I found out about it by visiting French Garden House and saw her link back to you. I am a new follower of you lovely blog. I thought I had started following long ago but I guess not. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

Candylei said...

She has wonderful things to share with everyone. Always fun to stop by.
Candylei

heidi said...

Wow! This is a wonderful Giveaway! I love everything! The ruffled tablecloth is fantastic--love that in particular! And the ruffled chair skirts...and that basket....LOVE it all! Please enter my name in this fabulous drawing! Hugs, Heidi

aneyefordetail said...

Cynthia: I'm new to your blog! Great giveaway and oh so many things that would be just perfect.
Thank you for doing this!

FredaB said...

Hi Cynthia

This is a wonderful giveaway for whomever is the winner. Hope it is me.

Hugs

FredaB

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have visited French Garden House many times but I haven't been able to get anything yet. Maybe this time I can! Thanks!

JBlanton said...

oh I love all of the beautiful things-please count me in!

clustres said...

A wonderful giveaway--please enter me!

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

Hi Cynthia! This is the best gift-away I've seen! Everything is so lovely. It'd be amazing to win, and so I am going to post about this on my blog, but regardless, I am definitely going over to shop at French Garden House!

Cheers,

Anne

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Wow-some gorgeous plates they have there!

jellycole7 at yahoo dot com

katie said...

What a lovely giveaway and just in time for the holidays. count me in!

Francesca said...

What a special give away!
I will announce it on my blog for sure.
Please count me in :-)

Eliza J said...

What a wonderful give away for the Holiday Season! One could have a lot of fun as everything looks beautiful. If I had a blog, I would mention yours for sure. Count me in please~

Beth said...

I just found your lovely blog. Thanks for having such a generous giveaway. I would love to be entered and will look forward to visiting your site for more beautiful inspiration.

My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Thanks,
Beth

Lou said...

Oh please enter me twice for this gorgeous giveaway.... I have also added a post to my blog... hope you like it...
Thanks
Lou xx

Vickie Wiles said...

What a wonderful giveaway...I absolutely love your blog AND French Garden. Happy Holidays!

Anne said...

I can see why you fell over LOL! Everything is so beautiful! I'm going to post this on my blog. Hope your Christmas is filled with everything sweet...and pretty.
God Bless,
Anne

Anonymous said...

I've loved your blog and Lidys blog forever, I don't have one yet, otherwise I'd post it now. But Id love to be entered! Lidy has such beautiful things!! And this is perfect timing with the holidays!

I hope you both have a great holiday season! This is the best giveaway yet!! Big hugs!

Sincerely, Susan

Donna-FFW said...

This would be the perfect Christmas present...... for myself!! Thanks for the chance.

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

What a wonderful giveaway! It would be soooo hard to choose a gift. Everything in Lidy's shop is so fantastic. Hugs, Patricia

Cindy said...

What a great giveaway! I am so glad I got this comment in in time.
Hugs, Cindy

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful blog... what am amazing giveaway, now I've discovered TWO new wonderful blogs! I've followed you and I'm going to add a link to my latest post back to your site commenting on what a wonderful giveaway you're having and what a site you have.

If you have a chance, check out my blog too - I can only aspire to have a blog as beautiful as yours someday ;)

Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

texasdaisey said...

So glad you had a good Thanksgiving. What a great giveaway! Please enter me. I will post about it too! Thanks
Debbie

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...

I adore French Garden House and there isn't anything in the "shoppe" that I wouldn't love to have two of. FGH is my favorite online store! Everything is to "sigh for."

M said...

So glad you were able to have a nice Thanksgiving with your Mom, precious family time. I am excited about your Give Away with the French Garden House. I have ordered from them earlier this year. I have the Aqua votives you showed on your blog. Love them. Keep up the good blogging, love clicking on!

Kristen said...

Please enter me.

Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Kathy B. said...

It's a good thing I never win because I don't think I could ever pick even just a few favorites! I love everything! I'm trying very hard not to drool on my keyboard!!!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i would love to win. i'm going to peek around her site right now. :)
joanna

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, such a beautiful giveaway. I feel more like your readers should thank You for all the inspiration you share. Thank you for your wonderful blog and for your generosity. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Sharon said...

I love the French Garden House. I go there to drool all the time. Please count me in on your generous giveaway. Now I am off to peak at more of your blog! Sharon

Sharon said...

I will post your giveaway on my sidebar under my little sweet giveaway girl!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow great giveaway!! :) Love it all!!

Country girl said...

Hi Cynthia,
I just wanted to share this blog.. in case
you havent found this. Didnt realize it
was a dollhouse at first.
http://daisypinkcupcake.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!
Cindy

Michelle said...

Love your blog... and what a great giveaway!! I love the French Garden House... so many beautiful items to choose from!! :)

layers of memory said...

Cynthia thank you for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway......there looks like some very beautiful items.....

Sue ( Lavender Lady) said...

Hello Cynthia ~ Like you I'm a girl who just adores pretty things. What a generous giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take part.

sandyandcosmo said...

What a generous giveaway and just in time for Christmas!

Janet said...

I love Lidy too, and I would certainly love to win the gift certificate.

Happy Holidays Cynthia,

Janet

Kelly said...

What a beautiful shop!

Kimmi Lou Miniatures said...

Beautiful, generous giveaway! Count me in! Blessings, Kim

Cathy K said...

What an exquisite giveaway! Thanks for your generosity and for introducing me to the French Garden House site. Wowsers! NOW I know where to shop for my daughter! Hugs, Cathy

sharonavinger said...

What a lovely giveaway, Cynthia! Thank you for including my name. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Rosemarycaronia@ yahoo.com said...

Cynthia, I am so impressed with Lidy shop. The beautiful products on her site are unbelievable and so gorgeous. I have a new home and it needs so much decorating. We me and my husband put everything we had into our home. Cynthia and Lidy with such a wonderful giveaway this would help me tremendously. This would certainly be a dream come true. Good luck to all and I will continue to look at her site. My best wishes Rosemary Caronia