December 22, 2009

Shabbyfufu $100 Giveaway

My dear friends and readers.....I am so very appreciative that you have taken the time to follow my ramblings and musings over this past year, and take a part of your precious time to share with me. I have so many blessings in my life, I am so grateful. I want to share a little something with you in the spirit of the season and the spirit of giving.

I am offering a GIVEAWAY of a $100 Gift Certificate to my website at SHABBYFUFU to one blog reader. Just leave a comment, winner will be drawn at random on New Year's Day. Please only enter once...but you can enter TWICE if you post the GIVEAWAY on your blog and then enter again with the comment "BLOG" only.
I will be spending the time with family and friends, so probably won't be blogging again until the winner is drawn........I wish you a beautiful Holiday Season and a very happy New Year! I have loads of exciting things on the horizon to share with you next year....

December 12, 2009

Valentines Day In December

Valentines Day you's not even Christmas yet! I know, I know...but since I received my advance copy of the new Romantic Country Magazine Valentine issue a couple of weeks ago I have been meaning to mention it in a blog post and well, you know how it goes at this time of year!! Anyway, my regular copy came in the mail today and I am assuming that most of you will have your copy soon if you don't already.
I  was invited to do a tutorial for you and I think that you will enjoy this Sweet and Simple craft.
I made these little art boxes last year and sold quite a few on the website, and now simple instructions have been provided for you to create your own. I really do need to go through those old lesson plans from teaching and see what else I can come up with, and hopefully will get some more tutorials up on the blog soon!

December 5, 2009

Beautiful Romantic Christmas Home Decorating

Happy weekend sweet friends! How are you going to be spending this weekend? Are you decorating for the holidays, as I am....and perhaps in need of some additional inspiration? I think that you just might find some in this post if your style leans to the romantic! My lovely friend and long time Shabbyfufu customer Annamarie Florio had emailed me this week with a link to her on line albums of GORGEOUS home decor photos. A former Florida (Boca...She sells under Bocarose on Ebay) resident, Annamarie recently moved to North Carolina and does not have a blog, so I wanted to share these photos with you. Surely you will be inspired.... here are just some of her home and vignettes. It's all in the details!

Lovely Annamarie and her handsome hubby at their daughter's wedding

While I am on the subject of friends, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that a couple of weeks ago I was up at the Renninger's Antique Extravaganza in Mt Dora and ran into quite a few sweet ladies that you may know......especially two of our favorite Kims!

The darling Kim McCole of Dear Daisy Cottage. Kim had written articles on my home for Romantic Country Magazine so we have chatted before and I was so happy to have finally met her in person. She is such a dear!
Kim Ryan of Paris Rags had a booth that was so yummy, filled with her fabulous clothing & accessories creations....of which I did make a purchase! Myself and the beautiful mother/daughter team of Kim and Micayla.

December 2, 2009

Press and Romantic Christmas Vignettes

Hello dear friends! I was just going through some of the photos in my computer files this evening, and thought that I would post some of the photos from the Romantic Country Magazine Holiday issue with my home decor and also from the Romantic Homes Magazine Holiday issue with my home decor as well. Actually I am not even sure that these particular photos made it in to either magazine, so before I say bye bye to they are. I hope that you garner some inspiration for your decorating, which is always the purpose of these articles!
From Romantic Country Magazine ~ Photos by Dan Mayers

From Romantic Homes Magazine ~ Photos By Janet Coon

Speaking of Romantic Country Magazine......they emailed me a preview of the cover & some other bits from the next issue a few weeks ago, and I am just getting around to posting it, with being preoccupied with some other things. Maybe you have seen it on her blog by now and it proves to be another gorgeous issue! I have have a Valentine's Day tutorial in it for you that I think you will love to try!!