[The Cottage Charm Giveaway has ended.]
I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them.
~ Jane Austen
If you blog hop you know that Cottage Charm takes on as many definitions as there are bloggers. There are the whites only (not a racial comment) the coastal, the vintage, the farmhouse, the industrial junkers, the shabby chic, the french country … the list goes on and on.
I prefer to think of Cottage Charm as a way of life more than a way of decorating.
It’s taking pride in your home, no matter how big or small, no matter if you own or rent.
It’s creating a sacred spot with some seeds, dirt, sunshine, water and hope; no matter if it’s a farm or windowsill.
It’s knowing it matters to keep in touch with family and friends, no matter how busy we get. It’s offering friendship and a cup of tea to the old woman next door.
It’s being aware that nothing is worth more than time spent here and now making a perfect memory.
It’s soaking away the aches and pains of living in a hot bath. It’s keeping a journal even though you have a blog because some things aren’t meant to be shared with the world. It’s resting your weary head on your pillow at night and not falling asleep until you whisper, “Thank You.”
Cottage Charm is knowing “It’s the Simple Things”
It’s that time of year! My sweet friend, Kim, from The Twice Remembered Cottage is holding her annual event, The Cottage Charm Give Away! It’s a multi-blog, month long event which began Saturday, May 1st. Each participating blogger hosts a giveaway of item(s) they feel exhibit “Cottage Charm”. Anyone can join at any point in May before the 29th. On May 29th, all participating bloggers will announce their winners and post it to their blogs. An ongoing list of ALL the giveaways and participating bloggers is maintained at Twice Remembered during the entire month of May. The list grows and grows the whole month of May as bloggers add their Cottage Charm Giveaway to their blogs.
You do not have to host a give-away to enter to win a give-away.
You do not have to have a blog to enter the give-away. Just be sure to include your email address while commenting so you can be reached if you win. Your email address will not appear on the comment.
I am giving away all 28 items pictured above! This includes:
- 2 Vintage Blue/Green Ball Jars
- 1 Vintage Scale
- 1 Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping
- 4 Miniature Grow Kits ( 2 Sunflower and 2 Forget Me Nots)
- 2 Vintage Hand-Embroidered Kitchen Towels (These are big!)
- 1 Box of Soothing Bath Herbs
- 1 Three Ring Binder Address Book with Pockets
- 6 Piece Tea Service (2 cups, 2 saucers, Sugar Bowl/Lid and Creamer)
- 1 Canister of English Tea Store White Tea
- 1 Vintage Clock
- 1 Vintage Camera
- 2 Frames with Magnetic Backs (for refrigerator) Made by yours truly
- 1 Mixed Media Hand Made Journal
- 2 Vintage Embroidered Pillow Cases
- 1 Huge Basket with Moveable Handles and Lid (flowers pictured above not included)
- 1 Heart Reminder “It’s the simple things”
How to enter:
One entry: leave a comment.
Second entry: Subscribe and leave a comment telling me. If you are already a subscriber leave a comment telling me.
Third entry: Tweet about it. Leave a comment telling me.
Fourth Entry: Post my blog button on your blog. Leave a comment telling me. If you already have one, leave a comment telling me.
Fifth Entry: Post my blog button on your face book page. Leave a comment telling me. If you already have one, leave a comment telling me.
Sixth Entry: Mention this give away on your blog. Leave a comment telling me.
Seventh Entry: Mention this give away on your face book page. Leave a comment telling me.
That’s 7 chances to win!
PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.
This give away is open to everyone except Thomas. He’s charming enough as it is.