Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors Giveaway Winner

Welcome friends and Happy Halloween to you! How fun that this holiday falls on a Saturday this year. Are you doing anything special? For us here in the "Fufu" household it will be a quiet day, as the nest is now empty and we have no parties to attend this evening. Our plan is to have a quiet dinner and then welcome the hoards of trick or treaters that are expected at the door. Our sidekick Murphy really enjoys greeting everyone and the love is mutual, as how can you resist this face!

Thank you ladies so very much for the lovely comments and emails about my last blog post with Rachel Ashwell. You guys truly rock and I am working on visiting everyone who has left a comment. I wish that there were more hours in the day to both post on my blog and visit your blogs. Since I am a shop owner first and foremost, and have been since wayyyyy before there were ever such things as blogs~ biz has to be tended to. I am most times pretty much a one man show around here....with shopping, creating, filling special orders, photo styling and shooting, packing and shipping, phone calls, emails, working with the other artisans on Shabbyfufu.....filling up 12 hr days at this time of year~eeeeeks! Not complaining though as I head into the eleventh year on the web, it's what I love to do and I am truly blessed to be able to follow my bliss. I know that the other girls on Shabbyfufu feel as I do, and they are a wonderful group of artists whom I dearly love.

Now....a winner has been selected from a random number generator and is FAIRMAIDEN.

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Timestamp: 2009-10-31 13:56:45 UTC

Congrats, and if you will kindly email me (through the contact form on the website) with your mailing address I will get your signed copy of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors. BTW....I have a second book to giveaway, and this contest is through my website at SHABBYFUFU, you will see details on the front page of the site.

With that, I leave you today with a little Autumn slideshow of some photos that I had taken.........and will talk to you again soon.

Janet (and doggie kisses from Murphy)


  1. Hi Janet, I love your post and your slide show is wonderful! As much as I adore everything PINK I also LOVE the colors of Autumn, my favorite time of year and am happy you showed the orange pumpkins and Autumn leaves as well... they are here such a short time! Murphy looks absolutely adorable and I am sure he loves seeing the little trick~or~treaters and they love him! Congratulations to the winner of the book! How fun that it is signed by Rachel... we too will spend a quiet evening at home, no parties or anything, just homemade chili, hot chocolate and little trick~or~treaters at the door... I know how very hard you work on your shop, and I love ordering from you... every time I receive my treasures it is like Christmas with all the love and care you put into everything... Happy Halloween to you and BIG Halloween doggie kisses to Murphy! xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Hi Janet!! Congratulations to the LUCKY winner!!

    What a beautiful slide show :) Every time I come here, I sigh at the beauty you have shown! Murphy is so cute!!! I could just squeeze him :)I am off to check out your shop giveaway :)
    Love ya,

  3. Your doggie is adorable. My doggie will be greeting the trick or treaters tonight in her bumble bee costume. I'm gonna be a black kitty. I am thrilled to win your giveaway!!!! It is a wonderful birthday present! I sent my info. through your contact form on your website. Thank you so much. Love all your shabbyfufu.

  4. What a cute pooch, Janet! Congrats to the winner.

    Have a BOO-tea-FuLl Halloween. TTFN ~Marydon

    ** Watch for huge giveaways that start tomorrow for several weeks.

  5. Happy Halloween Janet! So sorry I missed your wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, so great to hear about your plastic costume. LOL

    xx, Michelle

  6. Hi Janet,

    I have to have the cutest little doggy!!! :)

    Congratulations to your sure she is one lucky girl.

    Love your pics!

    Siobhan xo

  7. Hi Janet,

    Your slideshow was fantastic.

    I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your winter wonderland in Romantic Homes. Love it, love it, love it.

    Murphy is a little doll.


  8. Thanks for visiting me Janet and for your kind are always too sweet! xo

  9. Hi Janet,
    Soo happy you were able to stop by, I had to tell you though, I get to go see Rachel at Country Roads in Olde Towne Orange.. 5 mins.. from my home on Sunday the 15th .. I already have the book, BUT will still go see and listen to her .. I LoVe her, and think she is sooo sweet, wonderful, and down to earth .. I'm sooo excited !! Have a happy week, and will visit with you again soon !!
    hugs ~tea~xo

  10. hi friendz....visiting this cute blog..plz visit me back.hugz

  11. Murphy is adorable!I just want to scratch those ears! Thanks for stopping by to visit today and have a terrific Tuesday!

  12. Congrats to the winner! Now Santa knows what to buy! Have a great week!

  13. Well, first of all we must send kisses back to sweet Murphy - what a doll he is and such a smile!

    Congrats to Fairmaiden on winning the book giveaway. I wanted that so bad, as did many, many others. I think I'll find my way to Amazon today & purchase a copy.

    As far as time, there's never enough but you do it better than anyone Janet and those 11 years speak volumes. We can all learn much from you.

    Love the slide show and that old car in the leaves is perfect for this time of year. Did you find your French bag handles yet? I'm using mine as "tinsel" on my Christmas tree this year.

  14. Hi Janet - your baby boy is a cutie! You asked about ebay... I just don't have the time. Between the online shab-n-chic, my brick & mortar store and writing for 2 blogs...well, I barely have time to do my laundry! LOL... thanks for dropping by. I do miss those good old ebay days from 5 years ago!

  15. Murphy is a Sweetheart !! :) Love all of the Pretty Pinks on your blog :) The slide show is wonderful. we dont have pretty trees like that here in the Desert where I live. Have a great Day !! :)
    Rhea :)

  16. Hi Janet, I just poured over the book yesterday at the bookstore couldnt wait to read it. Sutch a pretty book...I love all your pretty photos,beautiful! Hope to see you soon! Hugs, Kimberly