8.05.2008

What's Your Style?--A Giveaway

Are you a Farm Girl? An International Exotic? Prim & Proper, or Cottage Charming? Add a comment to this post describing your favorite decorating style/lifestyle between now and August 15, and you'll be in the running for winning these two books and a little surprise.
The MaryJane's Outpost book has really easy recipes, building projects (a willow endtable and a wall tent are just a few of the projects), and Bazaar Style is an eclectic mix of international decorating styles and ideas. Both books are brimming with style inspiration.

I've been fortunate to win a few giveaways recently, so I want to have one of my own; it's just a little early for a 300th post (this is #278), and it's just a bit past my one year blogiversary, so this one is "just because."
To kick things off, I'm going to add a comment from Vee. She's away from her blog attending to her grandmother, and from what I understand, she's away from the computer for a month. She always leaves a comment, so I feel sure she would leave one on this post if she could. The winner will be chosen using the random number selection process.
Here's another link to a great giveaway...Vintage Indie's Flip & Tumble sponsored bag giveaway.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

This one's for you Vee...I'll call your style 'newly married.'

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Teresa, how sweet of you to remember Vee would love to be entered!! Thank you so much for inviting me over ~ I would love to be entered as well! Happy Blogiversary and 300th post all rolled into one...seems the time whizzes by us in the land of blog!!! Wishing you many many more posts to come :) xxoo, Dawn

Beverly said...

What fun this is, Teresa. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

I would say I am kind of a comfortable, yet proper girl. Is there such a thing?

Tracy said...

This is such a lot of great fun, Teresa! Thanks for this great giveaway...do count me in! I'd say my style is Scandinavian Country Cottage! Cool, neutral tones, relaxed/comfortable, inviting, charming...Happy early 300th...I'm having my 300th too and a giveaway--so glad you stopped by for the fun! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Janet said...

I would say I am a traditional/cottage with a bit of whimsy thrown in. Heck, maybe I am just eclectic or eccentric!!

Sign me up please and congrats on all those posts.

Janet

A Cottage Industry said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I adore Mary Jane's books!!!
I'd say my decorating and lifestyle taste is cottage cozy.
Thanks for the opportunity to post and maybe to win!
Tracey from A Cottage Industry

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Teresa...

What a lovely idea...a "just because" Give-Away!! Please enter my name!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Sue said...

This is my first Give-Away to enter--can't wait, such lovely books. Please enter my name (Sue). Thanks so much. My style is a mix of traditional, cottage and country.
Than you,

southerninspiration said...

Love your blog....I came here via Tracey, cottage industry.....anyone she links to is gonna be a good one! ;)
I would say I'm traditional with a whimsical thread running thru....don't want to be too predictable, don't you know?
thanks,Suzanne

bj said...

Hi, Teresa,
What a lovely giveaway you have going here. Very generous, indeed.
I would LOVE to add these two beautiful books to my library!!
My decorating style is pretty much Traditional Country, I think. Lots of whimsy added where I can and touches of Shabby thrown in here and there.
Thanks again for giving us a chance at these lovely books...
bj

Mad Red Hare said...

I would say, I am an "all kinds" of girl. I like it all!

Kathleen Grace said...

I would have to call my style a mix between farm girl (I am) and cottage. I'm pretty eclectic:>) Great books, I love Mary Jane Butters!

From A Creative Heart said...

Hey Teresa...
What a fun idea!!! I have been wanting to pick up one of Mary Jane's books....so here's to keeping my fingers crossed!!
My style...farm girl/primitive/cottage mix....yep, pretty eclectic!!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Joy said...

The books look great! I guess my style would be closest described as casual shabby cottage...along those lines anyway. :o)

Jackie said...

Just found your blog through Cupid's Charm. Very nice site!!
My style is cottage with a bit of shabby and beachy thrown it!!!
Blessings,
Jackie

Joanne Kennedy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and how fun to find a giveaway going on!

I'm a fan of Romantic cottage looks.

I've listed your giveaway on my blog also.

THanks for the chance to win.

I'm now off to read more of your beautiful blog.

Hugs,
Joanne

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh those books look tantalizing!

If I were to start all over I would be "Out of Africa" meets " Practical Magic".

((hugs)) Rosie

Sue said...

I am so new to blogging but am addicted already. I have gotten so many wonderful ideas and continue to find new ones daily (just like you). I would have to say I am "COUNTRY/COTTAGE". I would love to be entered for this drawing.
Sue

Bella said...

Right now my house is traditional with a touch of Euro/Tuscan going on...but...

I do love the Beach Cottage look, too and will be doing my basement in that style.

As long as it's 'homey', it's my style!

Thanks for the contest :)

Bella

Jill said...

Fun Giveaway! I found you through your comment on A Cottage Industry!
I'm farm/cottage/primitive and whatever else that strikes my fancy!! :)

Jill
www.jillradley.typepad.com

Idaho Quilter said...

My decorating style seldom stays the same, but right now it is Goodwill treasures and white paint.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I never know what to call my style. Someone once left a comment on my blog and called it "Cindy Style"! Hmmm I would call it shabby-chic, cottage, with an twist of elegance!

Allie said...

I just stumbled upon your site today.....love it!. Would love to be entered in your most generous giveaway.....being an "Army Brat", I guess my style would be something along the lines of International Gypsy....is their such a thing? :) Keeping my fingers crossed...
~Allie

Allie said...

Back again! I just read your "About Me" section and saw that you are a graduate of the University of Evansville......my daughter will be a senior in high school this year and is looking long and hard at Evansville and their theatre program. Wow! You are the first person I've "met" who attended the school :)

LINDA said...

Definitely eclectic. yard sale, thrift shop, prim, but we have a brand new denim sofa and all new appliances--eclectic...
Thanks for the chance to win. stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.
http://parkersgeneral.blogspot.com

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh! Please include me in your wonderful giveaway! And so sweet that you thought of Vee :-).

My style of decorating is Country French/American Cottage. I love the cottage look in any country!
Hugs,
Penny

Jen r. said...

Oh thanks for telling me! I am happy to enter and would love to win! Congrats on just past your one year blogiversary! Has it been that long already? Wow time flies when you're blogging :) I call my style eclectic traditional!
Jen R

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I, too, would love to be entered in your giveaway! Happy blogiversary and many more to come! My style would be more traditional but would like to change it a bit.

Liz said...

Not sure if your giveaway is open to us in the UK but here goes. In my head my style is all clean lines and uber minimalist. In reality? A mish mash of town meets country amongst a fair bit of clutter!

leanne said...

I found my way here through Alicia's blog...I love her! Your blog is full of lots of goodies...great stuff and I will be checking it all out.
My style is kinda mission/country with a touch of shabby french/british garden...ha ha ha! I have been lucky enough to receive many hand-me-downs over the years and I try to make them all work. I am in love with them all! Our houses always end up cozy and warm, but still fresh and pretty. Well that was confusing?!?

Rue said...

Oh my... I guess you would say that I am English Cottage/Country with a little bit of old farmhouse mixed in ;)

Enter me please!

rue :)

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...
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Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Hi Teresa! I'd love to win...I love books! Thanks for the chance to win. I can't even say what my decorating style is: It hasn't been invented yet...Shabby-Country-Junk-Charm.... Something along those lines!!!
*Heidi*

Debbie said...

Hi there....what a wonderful giveaway! I would have to say that my style is shabby cozy cottage. Loved reading your blog tonight!

Debbie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Howdy, Hon! I'm here! What a great giveaway!

restyled home said...

Hi Teresa!

I would have to say I'm a modern country enthusisast with a love of vintage. Throw in some farmhouse style, and a bit of glitter, and that should do it!!

It's all good, really, if done well...

Linda

Anonymous said...

Style? I think so, kind of Cottagey, shabby, cool!! Ha Ha!

Terri in Oregon

jenny fowler said...

wow, i can't believe you are nearly at 300 posts. early congrats. my favorite decorating style is romantic vintage (but not quite as crowded with flowers as victorian style is). the problem is that i lack the funds to get as extravagant as i'd like to. oh well. someday maybe. thanks for the entery!

jenny

miccia@cebridge.net said...

Eclectic! Whatever strikes my fancy at the moment I see it.

CottageRose said...

Ooooh...count me in! I love shabby chic and romantic, country victorian. Cottage Rose, qoq_1@hotmail.com

Kim said...

Great books! What a great give away. My style...hum...traditional with little twists. I never want what every one else has.

Nermal and Kitty said...

I think it only fair that I win this spectacular giveaway since my birthday was Aug 5! How 'bout it?
My style is vintage, comfy and semi-antque. Does that mean eclectic? Nerm

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Teresa!!!
What a great idea! a "just because" Give-Away!! Please enter my name!!

Besitos from Argentina!!

Silvia

Pam said...

Great giveaway! Can you be a farm and
cottage girl? I love the comfy charming look of both. Mary Jane's books are always inspiring. They make me want to get up and create or cook or raise a farm animal or two. Thanks for entering me in your give away, P

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you. count me in and visit my blog for my latest give away.
Hugs.
Judy

Cristina S. said...

Hmmm...vintage, cottage, french? All three sorta shaken but not stirred!
Beautiful blog :)

Dana said...

What a neat giveaway! Decorating style? I am a comfortable traditional person, with folk arty and vintage added for interest! What a conglomeration.

Angie said...

Hi Teresa,

hmmm...I would call our home 'thrift store chic'...lol. most of my things came from the goodwill or various thrift stores/flea markets. Thanks for having a giveaway..the books look terrific!

~Angie

Melony said...

Great blog! I've really had to think what my style is...Is it Mary Engelbreit runs smack dab into Rachel Ashwell...hmmmm. Not really. For now, I will call my style Fifties Fruitcake.

Cheryl Wacks said...

My grandmother had that same cookie jar! You just brought back a flood of memories! I thank you for that! Cheryl Wacks :)

linda t said...

I'm a country, farm girl... that moved to the big city 30 years ago... who has never let go of my farm girl roots... and probably never will.

You can take the girl out of the country... but you can't take the country out of the girl.

I would LOVE to win!
linda t from PHX, AZ

Margie said...

Oh, what a great giveaway! I LOVE Mary Jane's Farm and I LOVE books! I would say my style is mostly cottage, with some vintage and a little bit of farm girl thrown in. (I know, it's a bit hard to picture! lol! but it seems to work!)

Michelle said...

I love your blog and visit often, but rarely comment. What a wonderful giveaway, and congrats on your one year and almost 300th post! I would say that I'm a traditional girl at heart, with a little cottage thrown in and a little travel eclectic thrown in for fun.