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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Finally....My Giveaway!

~*~This giveaway is now closed~*~

Since Labor Day signifies the final days of summer...I thought it was about time to host my "Summer Appreciation Giveaway!" I think you've all been patient enough! 

Before we get started though......I wanted to share with you a few things that I "appreciate"...

~ "Faith"... and the comfort of knowing that we are being watched over and guided along the way even when that very faith is tested time and time again....

~"Love".... from  family and friends. Without you, it would be difficult to weather those "storms" that are a part of this thing we call "life"...

~"Blessings"... like a roof over our heads......food on our table...and clothes on our backs.....

~"Time".......precious "time" to share laughter, tears, joy and pain with those we love. May we never take it for granted.....

~And....."Gifts"....not the tangible ones but rather those that can only be felt with the heart. Aren't they the best kind, after all?


Now.....my "appreciation" gifts for you...

A set of my signature, hand stamped, coverless book bundles....

..."La Plus Belle"....

..."Je T'aime"...

One of my "Inspiration Holders".....

...simply adorned with a vintage brooch from Germany....

 ...it's removable if you'd like to pin it on a tote, a scarf, a hat or your lapel...
....."tresor"...because I "treasure" you.

One of my French Paper Parcels...

..."Parlez-vous Francais?"

A set of tags...
....I created using paper coasters....

...with lovely Italian rosettes....

...distressed and hand stamped with numbers....

A sweet charm I created....

...with an old watch bezel and resin....

...it hangs from a delicate length of French lace and will come in a tea-stained muslin pouch.

Another set of my French tags...

...featuring Le Petit Trianon de Marie Antoinette."

And, lastly, a pair of candle sconces....

...wood and metal....

...painted a creamy white and lightly distressed.

How to enter....

1. You MUST be a "current follower" to win. Sorry....while I am always ever-so-happy and grateful to have new followers...this giveaway is to show my appreciation to all of the followers who've  been "there" for me this past summer.

2. Just leave ONE comment on this post. That's it! No need to blog about it or grab my button. Sweet and simple!

3. Winner's name to be drawn on September 10th!

Bonne chance mes amies!


  1. Oh my goodness, please sign me up for this fabulous giveaway!!! I have never one one yet!!! Hopefully its my lucky day!!!:) Love this...

    Hugs~KiM ♥

  2. A beautiful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I love the watch bezel/resin charm!

  3. I'd love love love to win these lovely things! I adore everything you do. ♥

  4. meant to say "won" one yet oops!!:)

  5. Such a gorgeous and generous giveaway! Thank you so much. I love them all!


  6. Oh my goodness what a stunning and oh so generous giveaway. I am so glad that I found your blog and am a current/old follower so that I can enter for your lovely items. Thank you so much for sharing your tallent and posting such lovely blog posts. They brightened my summer! Looking forward to more of you blog posts.


  7. What a gorgeous giveaway. I would be happy for one little tag, because I love all of the things you make. I know I live too far away for this, but I`m here anyway.

    Hugs Bente

  8. ...well my dear,
    ya' know i'm one of your biggest fans (we all are, but i like to think i'm your BIGGEST! lol!!)
    and i adore YOU and your creative outpours!!
    this is one lovely giveaway anyone would be thrilled to win, but as there is always only 1 that can be chosen, i will count myself fortunate to have the opportunity to visit your world on a regular basis:)

    happy giveaway hugs

  9. Oh this is such a wonderful give away!! How generous! I have been a follower for quite some time! I never miss one of your post! Your blog is such wonderful peaceful place to visit.

  10. What a sweet and generous giveaway! I have been following you for a few months and just love your blog. You really speak from your heart!


  11. Please include me in your very pretty give-away :o)
    Thank You, Sue

  12. What a blessing it would be to win this beautiful collection hand picked by you. Each item alone is precious. Thank you for a chance to have these items in my home. Blessings, Cindy

  13. Such a creative, generous and gorgeous giveaway! I especially love the words of wisdom you share. I agree with it all...and YES gifts of the heart are the best.
    Best to you!

  14. oh my! what a lovely give away, for sure!! thanks for the opportunity.....i find it so refreshing that your give away is NOT about chalking up new followers! i sure am happy that i already follow you! thank you too for your super lovely and encouraging comment over at my bloggy...much appreciated.

  15. So beautiful...all of it! I've been your follower for quite some time.

    Deborah aka Miss Bee

  16. OOOOH! Such a beautiful giveaway!! 'Been following you for awhile now..and am so thankful I am!

  17. Oh goodness, Michelle, what a beautiful giveaway! Every treasure is so lovely and will be cherished by the lucky winner.
    Here's my hat in the ring...
    I love your list of things you appreciate as well. Thank YOU for the talent and friendship you share with us in blogland!
    - Susan

  18. I just adore all your pretties! So elegant is your style!

  19. What an absolutely yummy looking giveaway! How kind of you to give away such sweet little goodies. Also, your list of things to appreciate is so thoughtful! Have a beautiful week Michelle!

  20. This giveaway is so so me! Thank you, first of all for your generosity Michelle, second I hope I win, third I will still be happy if some else wins, knowing that you are going to make someone happy is priceless!.
    Ciao Rita and Happy Labor day

  21. It is all so beautiful!!!!
    Please enter me for the giveaway - my birthday is the 11th and I would love to win!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  22. Oh dear, I should have hit that follow button sooner. :)
    But I still wanted to just comment on what a fabulous and lovely group of creations. They are all beautiful. It is also so sweet to see a Gift Giveaway without all those *#*%*# hoops people want everyone to jump through to enter.

    Happy Weekend~

  23. I found you on Pinterest a few days ago, and became a follower then ~ you have such a pretty blog, where I can come to dream as our new little cottage is being built. Your giveaway has such beautiful items!

  24. Dear Michelle,
    Count me in on your "over the top generous" giveaway! I'm thrilled to have the chance to win these fabulous creations of yours, (and most especially that inspiration holder) that's now reaching new heights of "fame" via Somerset Life Magazine. What a nice easy giveaway you've created for us...heres keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks again Michelle!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  25. Oh Michelle... I forgot to tell you how much I loved your appreciation post. Your words and thoughts are lovely as always, and lifted my spirits since they caused me to meditate on my own blessings.

  26. Hi Michelle,
    I have always loved your blog from the first day I found you.
    This is a wonderful giveaway and everything I see has been created and made by you, which makes it even more special.

    Thanks for your beautiful thoughts and words.


  27. What a lovely giveaway Michelle! We appreciate you and your inspirational blog!

  28. Hi Michelle,

    What gorgeousness!!!! Love all of the goodies you're giving away. I appreciate your generosity and have enjoyed your blog.

    Have a wonderful day, Nelly

  29. Michelle,
    What an amazing give-back your hosting. Love the tags, love the books, of course love your inspiration holders that I'll soon see on a certain magazine cover. Most of all I love reading your blog, seeing your lovely creations & sharing friendship. One more thing....I love that you are not asking for followers & having folks jump thru hoops to enter. Your a class act!
    Lisa AKA Follower

  30. Such beautiful thoughts to go along with your beautiful creations. Just visiting your blog is a win. This is a wonderful giveaway, good luck to everyone!

  31. What a generous and grand give away!!! Please, add my name so I may have a chance to own such lovelies...

  32. Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. Please through my name in the hat!

  33. I love that you shared the beautiful things you appreciate - the kind that is held in heart. What a wonderful appreciation giveaway! So many beautiful things. I would adore any one of your beautiful creations. Toss my name into the ironstone pitcher sweet friend. xxoo Heidi

  34. Your generous give is as lovely as your blog. I would be honored to be included in your drawing. Safe Labor Holiday weekend...

  35. Wow, what a gracious giveaway and all so beautiful! Your post have always been such an inspiration. Thank you!!

  36. OH my goodness Michelle, what an amazing giveaway. I'd love to win (duh!). Thanks for the chance, sweet friend.


  37. What a wonderful giveaway - I love all of the delightful things you have made.
    I am a PMT follower!

  38. Someone is going to be a very lucky winner...what a wonderful giveaway.

  39. Been a follower for awhile, love your stuff it is gorgeous!

  40. Well I don't believe I was a follower last summer....and that's ok, no worries, still your creations are gorgeous I have to say, and anyone would be like to win one....

  41. What a fantastic giveaway, Michelle! Please count me in. I would be very happy to win.
    Have a lovely Sunday :-)!
    Hugs to you,

  42. Oh.....my.....gosh......so many beautifull things. Who would'nt wonna win this, i shure do. So count me in!
    xxx Marga

  43. Oh - that´s an amazing giveaway Michelle - so so beautiful. I would love to be entered in your drawing if overseas can join.
    Have a wonderful day
    xo Tina

  44. Dearest Michelle, such a generous giveaway-and such a beautiful giveaway-
    I love your appreciations, sweet- and the photoes are grandios-
    Please count me into this dream of a giveaway.
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

  45. what wonderful candy! I write with great pleasure and I can not wait to see the results;)

  46. Such beautiful things - I would be amazingly pleased to win just one thing! Please count me in!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  47. Hi Michelle,
    I don't want to be greedy, (thinking of your mail) but i just can't say no to such a beautiful give-away! :-)
    Big hug,

  48. Such a generous giveaway! I would adore owning some of your beautiful creations. Thanks so much for the chance.



  49. Michelle ~ ohhhh my goodness what a beautiful giveaway!!
    I love it!

  50. I am so glad I am a loyal follower so I can get a chance to win all this lovely gifts! I'm so excited! Thanks for your giving heart!

  51. I've appreciated YOU this summer Michelle! I could always count on seeing something pretty on your blog. And you seem to find the best of the best on pinterest (I'm a follower!).

    Looking forward to your fall ideas! Count me in for your fabulous giveaway, 'kay?

  52. Sweetest Petitest,

    Alas I am not a follower listed in your "Followers" gadget, but instead follow you through your link in my sidebar blogroll. So I'm following, but not counted...

    Thank you dearly for your sweet, sweet comment over at my blog. It has been a gift to me to get to know you.

    Have a happy one,

  53. Add me to the list!! This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas with us. Your Inspiration Holders are still one of my all time favorite ideas!

  54. I am a current follower..Great giveaways. You are so generous! Tiffany

  55. What a wonderful giveaway! I am a current follower and I love all of your beautiful and heartwarming creations. I have been "there" most of the summer, I hope I count, it took me a while to find you :)Connie

  56. everything you do on your blog is a source of inspiration for me, and I would be very happy to win something made ​​by you, so I hope to follow and continue as always, a warm greeting Barbara.

  57. Oh Michelle, this is amazing.
    We are all just so happy to follow along with your life. You are so sweet to offer a thank you of appreciation.
    Your treasures are simply beautiful.
    I just want to say thank you for always leaving beautiful comments and thoughts of joy for me personally.
    I hope this year can only get better and that all the heartache is in the past.

  58. Everything you have put together for this giveaway is simply BEAUTIFUL as are you. I would love a chance.


  59. Such a beautiful giveaway....i love how you put everything together x

  60. I think I would just think I had died and gone to heaven if I was lucky enough to win your giveaway. Beautiful items, and so much inspiration at your blog as always. You always make me smile when visiting! Thankyou

  61. Out of topic: Your thoughts are so true and I like each. Thank you so much for sharing!!!


  62. I would love to enter your beautiful giveaway Michelle. All your items are so lovely!!

  63. I have been a follower of your blog since early Summer. Guest what, I'm a Michelle too, though I go by Shell online. You have beautifully romantic items in your giveaway!! Fits my dreamy heart.

  64. Hi Michelle ! Right on time, just arrived from my 'vacances d'été'. Merci beaucoup for giving me the chance to win these merveilles. By the way, your pictures are gorgeous, as always, perfect for my Pinterest !!! {...I'll pin some of them, with your permission}.
    Love ;O)

  65. What a wonderful giveaway you have cooked up my friend! Please, please, please add my name to the hat. Merci!

  66. A beautiful give away and whoever wins will be very lucky indeed - even if it is me!!

  67. Love Love this.The passion you have.You are too sweet.I hope you know how much I appreciate you thoughtfulness.You brighten my days.I hope the same for you my friend.Have a fun and bright day...Chickie

  68. Beautiful! How generous of you to give away all those wonderful handmade items. Blessings to you!

  69. Awesome giveaway! Everything you do is lovely!

  70. Just beautiful Michelle! Please enter my name in your giveaway. Have a great week.


  71. Oh my goodness Michelle!!! I would love to enter to win this amazing giveaway. How generous and sweet of you!
    hugs from here...

  72. What a beautiful giveaway I sure would love to play along fingers crossed~ Hugs, Diane

  73. This awfully long queue;) but I'll wait patiently;) for such sweetness worth it!

  74. What a simply generous and beautiful giveaway. I only hope that in all of this, you understand how much WE appreciate YOU! You uplift & inspire! I look forward to having a chance at winning such a splendid prize!

  75. WOW! What a giveaway! You always have such amazing treasures! Good luck to all who enter!


  76. What a gorgeous and generous giveaway,Michelle!!
    Please put my name in the hat too. Merci!
    Have a wonderful Labor Day.

  77. Beautiful Goodies....Sept 10th is my birthday ! Not saying which one...even though I am OLD-OLD-OLD and very BLESSED too ! Thanks for your giving spirit.

  78. What a treasure trove of beautiful creations! I would be honored and so happy to be the winner of this amazing giveaway. Thank you for all your inspiration and for offering these treaasures.

  79. Are you serious!
    This is theeeeeee grandest and most generous giveaway I have ever laid my creative eyes on!

    My petite little french girl, you had me at italian!
    I would be thrilled for a chance to win....yes, please do enter me in your giveaway! Your photographs alone bring me such happy pleasure each morning with my cup of coffee....but to have this amazing gift, full of the very things you have created, well that would be an incredible day in my little world!

    Please never stop posting and doing what you do.
    I have come to depend on it!

    Ciao Bella!



  80. What a beautiful giveaway! You have outdone yourself, my dear. Thank you for a chance to win.
    enJOY a lovely week
    and the waning days of summer,

  81. Well, I am so glad I stole a moment away from my family to check you blog! LOL

    Add my name to your ever growing list, as you have really caused my little heart to beat a happy beat, mon amie.

    Gorgeous giveaway - hmmmm.....I love everything!

    I shall be in touch soon and thank you so much for the update on our friend Corey. xoxoxoxox R

  82. Stunning and generous giveaway Michelle ~ you have really outdone yourself. Hope all is well with you and the best of luck to your winner.
    :) M

  83. Your giveaway is so BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks for the opportunity to enter and for being so generous!!!
    best regards,

  84. I appreciate you Michelle and the beauty you share from your heart and soul. This giveaway is full of lovely treasures and I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

    Have a wonderful week!

  85. Sigh, you know i am a follower of your blog & believe that i really need that gorgeous photo holder - would be so perfect in my home! Thanks for the opportunity for such a fabulous giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!!! hugs, tracie

  86. What a beautiful post Michelle. So many special things to appreciate and a wonderful generous giveaway as well.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend!
    Hugs Lynn

  87. I would be honored to win even one of your lovely creations! Your blog is one of the first that I started following back in the day. You always inspire with your incredible talent! I would love to win! Marcia

  88. Michelle, how generous of you to do a Giveaway of your most precious creations (including your inspiration holder)! I know that whoever wins will cherish them.

    I'm always grateful for and inspired by your blog posts. Making friends through blogging has been one of my best rewards.


  89. Wow Michelle...how very generous of you - one of us is going to be one lucky girl! :)

  90. You are so generous with your beautiful creations! Thank you for the chance to win.

  91. THIS IS THE BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!!!!!! Thank you Michelle, you are awesome, your creations are beautiful!
    Have a great week!
    XXX Ido

  92. Simply stunning.Your work is so inspirational for me. I have done your book bundles it was such a fun prodject so I will make even mooore. Your way of distressing I absolutely adore. I have followed you for a long time but somehow I had to do it again now???
    Regarding your comment,I got really curious when you said you pinned me. I wondered what does that mean. So I went in here of course and found your Pinterest and though aha that must be something with pinning, and wow wow wow.Now I am stucj completely LOl So much gorgous pictures you have collected( or pinned as I anderstand it) And two of mine are there as well. I am very honored and grateful.Thank you!! And pst, you give away prize is on the way.:) Hugs and kisses. Following you is a treat for my creative soul.

  93. All the items are stunning! Thank you for being so generous & doing this give away. I would LOVE to win! And I am so glad this summer is over for the heat has about made me mad here in Texas. Charlene

  94. Hi Michelle~ What a generous giveaway. All the things are just lovely. You are have such a feel for beautiful things and everything girlie. :) I have loved your blog for a long time. You are very inspiring.

  95. Dear Michelle,
    This is such a BEAUTIFUL give-away!!!
    I feel so lucky that I am one of your followers.
    I ♥ the bookbundles so much, and I can't believe how generous you are for giving away all these treasures!
    There is one "lucky" lady between all these comments!!
    Thank you for a chance to win...

    Liefs ♥ Michelle

  96. Śliczne!zapisuję się po te skarby również ja!

  97. Your giveaway is so beautiful! I would love to enter! Thank you for the chance!

  98. Your creations are totally amazing and always so inspirational! X

  99. I appreciate you and all of your creative and beautiful ideas. I also appreciate your willingness to share in all of this! Thank you so much!

  100. I read all your posts and especially enjoy the photos. I wasn't going to enter the giveaway because so many people entered, but then I came back and thought - Maybe this time I might win. Who knows?

  101. What an awesome giveaway with such lovely tresors! I appreciate your creative genius, your inspiring blog, and all your yummy visual photo treats! The winner will be one lucky person!

  102. OH my goodness Michelle, what a fabulous giveaway! Everything is more beautiful than the next... please count me in! t. xoxoxoxoox

  103. What a wondeful give away. Count me in.

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  105. Oh Michelle,
    what a wonderful giveaway!! Please enter my name.
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  106. What a wonderful candy! Thank you for the chance to win:)

  107. even me! can I get lucky;)

  108. Such lovely work - very inspiring! (Came here from Pinterest).

  109. You deserve each and every one of those gifts!

  110. Well- I sure missed a great contest! Beautiful creations my friend - my congrats to the winner :)


  111. I AM SO CONFUSED WITH THE BLOG..... I LOVE YOUR THINGS.... IS IT A SHOP TO BUY FROM PLEASE LET ME KNOW...... I GREW UP IN LA JOLLA ( meaning "the jewel " of the sea) and this little house looks just like my Gmas.. thank you Cassandra

    1. hello Cassandra. i could not find an email on your profile so i hope you see this message. i have an ETSY shop where i sell some of my things. you can click on it on my sidebar! merci!


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.