Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow your Blog and a Giveaway

Hi, I'm Di from Cottage Wishes
Welcome to my blog and the wonderful party of Grown your blog that Vicki at 2 Bags Full has invited us to.


 My life is a Ferris wheel since I moved to North Carolina!  It is always going around and around with so many new adventures
 We moved to be near our 2 daughters and their hubbies and my brother and sister in law (I call her my sister).  I am in love with the benefits of all of them, my 2 neices and 3 grandboys!  My other grandboy lives in Florida (he is the son of my son in law's sister) but he calls me Granon, like the rest!  
 

 I was born in Florida.  And found my style from things I love.  I started with a mismatch style and evolved into an eclectic style.  Rachel Ashwell inspire my love of white and shabby.    I love to Collect unique finds and do love shabby, chic junk!







Come on in and craft with us

My creating style is all over the place.  I can get a creative itch and create all weekend and would call into work but couldn't do it!

 This is my creative space, it is rarely this clean!
This is my favorite inspirational corner of the room and this is how it looked at Christmas.  I am leaving it like that while it is cold outside!




Now to the Giveaway:  I found some great vintage tin pieces and decided to do a hanging tile with a twist.  I will pick one out to send to our winner. 
Please become a follower and leave a comment.  If you are already a follower, let me know because I treasure everyone of you!  I will announce a winner February 19th.





Thank you for dropping by!  Have a wonderful day.....Di
I am linking to
Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Everyday Vintage at Helen's Legacy
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground  
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 
Your Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E 
Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time Tuesday 
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
 Centerpiece Wednesdays at Style Sisters
Twigg Studios: Sunday Show Off
Craftberry Bush
The Charm of Home : Home Sweet Home
Common Ground
Petite Michelle Louise : Grey Day Thursday
Katherine's Corner: Thursday Favorite Things
52 Mantels: Thursdays are your days
Ivy and Elephants: What it is Wednesday
Lambert's Lately: Create It Thursday
Jennifer Rizzo Fabulous Fridays



38 comments:

  1. I always feel inspired when I visit you and see what you're making or doing. I love the cord with clothespins. I think I'll do that today in my craft area. Happy weekend my friend and thanks for the fun giveaway! Hugs!

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  2. Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I found your site from the Grow Your Blog event. I'd love to be entered into your give away., your work is lovely. It has been nice browsing through your blog.

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  3. I love your white and shabby style and your introduction of things that matter to you. Great blog for "grow your blog". I hope you will come and visit me and take a peek at Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts. Oma Linda

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  4. Hi, Di! Welcome to the big beautiful Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a GYB party volunteer. Vicki will stop by sometime I am sure, but with over 500 blogs participating it will take her time to visit everyone so she asked for volunteers to help today. I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Your home and crafting is beautiful. Now that I have found you I will be back. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch

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  5. Hi Di,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You are very talented and I love your craft space! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  6. love all your vintage crafts and designs! I'm visiting from the GYB party, and am having a giveaway too, so please stop by. I am following you too, and look forward to seeing more vintage crafts!

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  7. Di, I am so happy that you are joining Grow Your Blog. I'm already a follower and have enjoyed meeting you and seeing you awesome style. Love your crafts and your giveaway is wonderful. Hugs, Linda

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  8. I'm a happy follower of your blog. Thank you so much for a chance at winning your beautiful giveaway!
    Amy M.

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  9. Hi I am a new follower :) I found your blog when searching for craft ideas, <3 the vintage Christmas mantle so cool!

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  10. Hi Di...
    Your work space is so comfy. Made me jealous....
    Happy growing your blog...

    Asri

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  11. Thanks for visiting my embroidery blog. I love what you did with the lamp in the 1st pic. very creative.

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  12. Beautiful Blog! I am definitely a follower! :)

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  13. Your creative space is so inspirational. Love the lamp. The tin pieces are wonderful. I am a follower.

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  14. was that a purse? love the wheel. so different. vintage is great!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

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  15. I am visiting again this year. I am (and have been) a Follower and just love reading all your posts and looking at all the beautiful creations. Thanks for playing along. Isn't Vicki THE BEST?
    SuZeQ

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  16. Di,
    I recognize your photo as a follower of my blog. I LOVE your space! Gorgeous lamp shade, gorgeous everything! I'd love to come create with you in your space. Your "Secretary" cabinet is breathtaking! I always wanted one of those, but I settled for an armoire I am needing to paint for my room.
    Thanks for coming by my blog! Love this GYBP, I am here at your blog on occasion, but it's nice to see you anytime!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Di,
    I recognize your photo as a follower of my blog. I LOVE your space! Gorgeous lamp shade, gorgeous everything! I'd love to come create with you in your space. Your "Secretary" cabinet is breathtaking! I always wanted one of those, but I settled for an armoire I am needing to paint for my room.
    Thanks for coming by my blog! Love this GYBP, I am here at your blog on occasion, but it's nice to see you anytime!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. AND I am so happy for you that you get to live near your Grands! I miss mine! Someday they will be in the US again!
    I also love your self witht he drawers...my friend has a similar one and I adore them! Did you make the Angel ornament that is hanging from your shelf? I would LOVE to learn soldering!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Hi I am visiting from the party-Your blog is beautiful and very inspiring-I am going to be a new follower. Love your giveaway too-be sure to stop by and visit me too-Kathy

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  20. Hello Di
    A lovely post showing us all the beautiful pieces you create and I loved seeing your grandies too!
    LOve your tin reliefs that you have so thoughtfully repurposed - the wild flower guide is my favourite!

    I've got you on my blog roll now!! Funny as I thought I joined your blog before....
    Hugs
    Shane

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  21. Love to have my name in the hat for your give away. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  22. The lamp shade (skirt) is just so sweet. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  23. Great post and I have exactly the same flamingo in my Grow Your Blog post!

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  24. I've been following you for a while, thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Love your creative space...such a great place to make wonderful goodies.

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  26. I am a follower of your blog. I love the vintage look and am always on the "hunt" to add to my collection..I enjoy checking out your posting and like looking and learning.Thank you for sharing. :)
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  27. Popped over from grow your own blog :) cute blogger...beary hugs Amanda

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  28. Hello, I'm visiting from the GYB party. You have a great studio for crafting and some sweet grands.

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  29. The beautiful chair near your computer . . . your creative space . . . that amazing shelf hung with stars and whatnots . . . LOVE it all.

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  30. Hello Di, I love your style and the happy feel of your blog! That lamp looks very interesting and it seems that you have plenty of craft happening. I am Hettienne from Her Grace http://hergracedevata.blogspot.com and Cloister of the Heart www.path-of-divine-love.com. I came here via GYB - yip I am still doing the rounds as there are so many amazing blogs!!

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  31. Hello Di
    It's great to see inside your creative space and home.You have some neat vintage collectables like that gorgeous beaded purse.
    Lovely to hear about your family too.
    Those embellished tin hangings are amazing.The rainbow fine cotton label is amazing!
    Being a volunteer for Vicki I thought I just might mention that for this GYB party the Giveaway is open to anyone and everyone - not just followers! You just might collect some new visitors knowing that!
    Love your Grey Dey Post as well,
    All the very best and have fun visiting some new blogs and meeting new friends!
    Suzy

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  32. Thanks for sharing more about yourself- visiting from WA!

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  33. It was SO nice getting to know you better! You have such a beautiful family and warm &inviting home. You are blessed!

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  34. Stopping by from GYB, your home looks beautiful:) Vicky

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  35. Took a swing around your blog and I love your Valentine's Day decorations. So much fun! You have a lovely family and it is awesome that you get to craft with the little ones. It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  36. I'm a new GFC follower. I saw your link over on Common Ground. I love your Christmas decorations!

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  37. Hi Di, I like what I see here...I'm at the same stage as you but quit my job so I could craft full time. LOL. Love your creative space and projects. I'm a new follower!

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  38. Hi, so nice to meet you and your lovely family. I love your work - white is so calming. Thanks for sharing.

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