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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anthropologie Twice As Nice Giveaway

This post was supposed to have been up earlier, but my summer business class final took precedence. I wanted to host a giveaway to celebrate my 1000 Adorable People ~ aka “Followers”  milestone. But I also really wanted to thank everyone who voted for my recent Oprah audition. So why not have two giveaway’s I thought? I am sure that none of you will object. :)

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So you can see the first give away above, but I thought my second giveaway deserved a bit of explanation or perhaps inspiration. Do you know this woman?  gl_14-Jayma-Sngl_1566_rc

This is the truly adorable character, Emma Pillsbury, played by the delightful Jayma Mays. She brightens up my Tuesday nights with her misadventures on “Glee”. 

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But what I really love about Emma is her sense of style. She has brought back the classic looks of femininity. I was motivated to dig through my vintage jewelry stash to create some sweater clips like those that she is often seen sporting.

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But what really inspired me was when she was seen wearing clips on her Peter Pan collared blouse. This was a look I could wear even in the brutal heat of the Phoenician summer.

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So I created “Palm Beach”,

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“Cotton Candy”

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“Girl Town”

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and “Kath with a “K” among others. They are all available in my Etsy Shoppe.

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Which leads me to my second giveaway (B) to celebrate my Oprah voters. It includes a sweater clip made by yours truly from vintage rhinestone jewelry. In addition there is a sachet filled with lavender, a dishtowel with vintage embellishments, and a vintage lusterware tea cup and saucer. The Anthropologie goodies include a sweet tweet of a jewelry holder, a lovely seashell inspired covered dish with spoon filled with bath salts and sweet smelling soap.

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The One Thousand Adorable People Giveaway (A) includes a dishtowel, lavender sachet, vintage pot holders, a silver pail filled with bath salts and buried treasure bracelet. The Anthropologie goodies include the darling anemone soap and anchors away apron.

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The Rules. The “One Thousand Adorable People” giveaway (A) is for Decor To Adore Adorable People only. You may enter ONE comment.

The “Thank You All My Oprah Voters” giveaway (B) is for those that lovingly voted for my OWN audition. Obviously this is on the honor system as I don’t know if you voted or not. You may enter ONE comment.

Now plenty of you are Adorable People AND voted for my Oprah Audition which means that you get to leave TWO comments. It goes without saying that you are also extra adorable. :)

Good luck! The two winners will be selected on Sunday, July 11 sometime in the evening.

UPDATE: The Random Number Generator has selected the lovely Sherry of Country Wings in Phoenix as the winner of the (A) One Thousand Followers Giveaway and the delightful Lisa of The Pennington Point has won giveaway (B) Thank You All My Oprah Voters.

Thank you everyone for participating. Another giveaway will occur in the near future.

Laura

149 comments :

French Basketeer said...

Congratulations all the way around~~ over 1,000 Adorable People and 28,000+ votes~~ all very well deserved! I'm a Follower & a Voter, but I'm also on my way to LAX at the moment so only one comment.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

magnifique! I am a follower...(have been ever since debra at common ground directed me to your post about your dad/family history..graduating with your daughter..weep..weep.)....sigh..AND i voted for you A WHILE ago! (duh!) Your audition was wonderful. you were so at ease behind the camera. I would LOVE a show all about re-using, re-purposing, junkin' etc. would tune in ALL the time mon amie! best of luck to you! LOVE the giveaway treasures! :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Laura Sweetie...
I can see how you have accumulated over 1,000 sweet followers. You are just the sweetest, nicest person I have ever met. You always have the most wonderful crafts and tutorials to share.

I so enjoy blogging with you. Please enter my name into the drawing. What treasures my eyes have beheld. So refreshing.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

SPLENDEROSA said...

What an incredible achievement having topped 1000 followers, myself being 1 of them. I am so proud to know you, Laura. What you do is inspirational to all of us. Congratulations, precious!!
Marsha

SPLENDEROSA said...

PS: You know I voted for you! Have you heard from anyone yet from OWN?
Compared to most presentations, Laura, your's was especially polished, interesting & professional. Fingers are crossed for you. xx's

Stephanie said...

Congrats on all the followers! What a huge milestone!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Laura Sweetie...
Here I am again. Oh Sweetie, I am so proud of you. 14th place out of 280 auditions. You did so GOOD. I am so proud to know you. And you made both papers this time. I am going to have to get your autograph at our next Arizona gathering. You are getting so famous.

You have got to meet Vern. I am so jealous of your picture with him. He is my favorite designer from HGTV. Is he as sweet in person as he appears on the show?

Well sweetie, please enter me into the second drawing.

I love Cotton Candy best, I will have to check out your shop.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Of course I voted for you. Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful giveaway.
Londen
xo

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your blog is a place I always enjoy visiting. I have been a follower for a while now.

Designs on 47th Street said...

1,000 followers is quite a milestone. Congratulations, and you deserve the recognition.

Such a fun giveaway. Please enter my name!
Donna

courtneynicole said...

Congratulations!! Not only do you have a load of adorable followers, but you are quite adorable yourself!

I would love your little goodies!

nannykim said...

Since I get to leave 2 comments--here is my second!

nannykim said...

cool, I get to leave 2. I have never seen that show! I love what you have designed...although this time of the year in the South I usually wear sleeveless, collarless tops. But I do have one I wear with a collar!

Cat said...

Congrats Laura.. That is Awesome! You are soo stinkin adorable.. One must follow to see what you will do next.. (smiles) I loved the blue cabinet with the glass doors you painted, I must have a copy.. Thanks so much for sharing the process..

Please pick me for giveaway B.. I'm in love with that little blue bird..

Hugs..

Blondie's Journal said...

...and I was a voter!

xoxo
Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

You make the most darling things, Laura, and always on to the fashion trends!! How generous to have two giveaways. I am a follower...

xoxo
Jane

Jennifer said...

It is wonderful to be one of your followers as I enjoy my visits each day. The giveaways are lovely and I would love to be entered into your drawing!

Jen

Lisalulu said...

yes I did vote for you and can't believe you didn't make it, although pretty impressive!!!!

Lisalulu said...

I am a HUGE DTAApeople!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Had no idea you had reached 1,000 Laura! Congrats! I do know that actress being a Glee fan myself. She is absolutely adorable and I love her outfits. The sweaer clips I remember my grandmother using when I was a kid. To me it was a standard accessory, just like her watch.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I followed Mr. Decor's suggestion to click, backspace & repeat for several days! I'd love to enter the second giveaway, too!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What lovely giveaways! I can really see myself wearing those "collar" clips-not a sweater gal here!

Elsina said...

I love your blog and am not surprised at over a 1000 followers. Now up to the next 1000 :)

shelly @ the familyblt said...

I am an adorable peep! Great Giveaway!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

And what an AMAZING giveaway!!! This would be comment #2! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I remember her as "Charlie" on Heroes! :):):):):):):):):) This would be comment #`1 :):):):):):):)

Whimsey Creations said...

As for Oprah - I clicked for at least 5 minutes every day. So glad to see you had sooooooooo many votes - way to go!

Whimsey Creations said...

And what adorable giveaways! Love your blog and read it everytime you have an update!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Count me in, I love the sweater clips, what a great idea!

Carol

Momof2hapas said...

I'm always so impressed with you(and your blog) Laura.

A happy follower,
Rita

Carrie said...

I am a follower.

Love all of your pretties. Love the color.

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I wanted you to win so badly. I even did the back and click again - many times. I just know something good will come your way. You are so talented.

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I wasn't sure if I was an adorable person or not, but I see those are your followers - so that means me! Yeah. I love your new header - but I still miss the old one too.

Randi said...

I am a Follower! Both of your giveaways are exquisite! I can't imagine getting such a treasure trove in the mail. You know what your followers love, don't you!

Randi said...

I am also a Voter! I am one of those who followed your hubby's instructions and clicked away for 1-2 minutes at a time. I would so love to see you on TV. With the success of all the blogs out there, I can't help but feel your TV show would be a success too.

Laura said...

I voted for you!

Laura said...

What a sweet giveaway. You're so generous!

jennifer said...

Awesome job, love your work

The Boston Lady said...

Comment #1: somehow I knew you and Emma shared a connection. My absolute favorite new show!

The Boston Lady said...

Comment #2 . Now I'm thinking I put #2 on my #1. I can sympathize with that Phoenician heat - and when I passed through there it was not as hot - and dry heat means nothing, but I did vote for you and my Boston fingers are crossed that you will get the well-deserved opportunity to work with OWN.

Amy said...

I voted for your Oprah audition LOTS of times, too!

Amy said...

HI Laura,

I found your blog not too long ago and have loved reading :)

Happy Blogging!

Amy

Marydon said...

Congrats, Laura, on your final position ... you did fantastic. Of course, I voted for you, who wouldn't?

I love your second giveaway ... what a sweet way to celebrate.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Donna said...

Oooh! Please enter me in your 1000 people giveaway, as I am a follower of you! thanks!

Audra Lynn said...

And I voted for your audition!

Audra Lynn said...

I love your giveaways! You're so creative with how you photograph them. :)

Linda said...

... and I voted and voted and voted. I think you are the BEST of all!!! And inspiration. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

:) Linda

Linda said...

How sweet of you, Laura!! I love these items that you featured. :)

~Linda

Valeree said...

What a sweet giveaway. I'm a follower. Thanks!

Sandy said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway.. thank you!
How did your Oprah interview go? I voted!
Sandy
thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

daysease said...

Aw, such beautiful and thoughtful giveaways, Laura... I am a follower, but alas, was kept offline quite a bit so I did not vote. Bad friend... (slapping myself on the hand) :-( I love your header for July. So bright and beautiful... and... makes me want to create beauty in and around my own home. Lovely work. Miss stopping by more often. congrats on all the votes... and... you know this already... "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." (proverbs 3:5-6) He will direct you to the perfect and right paths for you and your family. Hugs...

Sharon said...

I love how you think!

Vicki said...

Love the vintage jewelry! I read your blog daily, but I don't think I'm one of your adorable people. I did, however, vote for you often on the Oprah vote! The photos on your blog are so beautiful and never fail to inspire me in some way.

Amanda said...

And I did vote for your Oprah Audition!

Amanda said...

Love your blog and under stand the Phoenix summers... Lived here all my life! :)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I have to admit ~ I am a "gleek" and I love the show! Your sweater clips are too adorable for words!
Wishing you lots of happy blessings! ~ Katie

RobinBirdsNest said...

Congratulations on 1000! Both giveaways are simply adorable!!

Nelly said...

Wow! Congrats on all your successes. How neat that you auditioned for Oprah. Good luck on that. Thanks for offering these amazing goodies. I'm one of your followers.

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations 1101 is the count as of now. Oprah should be prepared for you.
Debbie

Jane said...

I was a voter too! Although I am sorry you didn't win, I am sure you got the attention of the Oprah people coming in 14th place. Who knows what will happen next?

Jane said...

I am a big fan/follower of this Adorable blog.

A Bit of Serendipity said...

I just made the double digits and I'm clapping to myself, wow yours is so great. I can't wait to get to your number. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways!

Sue said...

I am one of your "adorable" ones. (fluttering eyelashes) what a great giveaway

Kathy said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would just love to win! Hope you do win your own show. I'd smile every time I saw it!
God Bless<
Kathy

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi, I'm proud to be one of your followers. Love the gnome photo below... I have a "thing" for gnomes too!
Sharon :-)

The Pennington Point said...

and I voted for you to have an Oprah show 23 times. :) Lisa~

The Pennington Point said...

I am a faithful follower. And I MUST have that sweater clip. Lisa~

Tee said...

Congratulations on your 1000! I'm up there somewhere around 900, I think.

Karen said...

Hi, love to win the giveaway (B) it would be so special! Congrats on all your success. Karen

Karen said...

Comment #2, You are an amazing woman/designer, human being! I know things are going to come out of your Oprah audition.Wait patient and it will come! Best wishes! Karen

Caitlin said...

when do you find out if you get your OWN show??

caitlin.m.livingston@gmail.com

Caitlin said...

oh yay! what a great giveaway!!!

caitlin.m.livingston@gmail.com

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Cute giveaways! I am a follower. I love Emma Pilsbury too ;-)

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

And I voted! I was looking at the critera for winning. There's still a chance for them to pick you for a finalist even though you didn't get the most votes in your category. The specific details are rather confusing to me.

Janelle said...

I voted! Hope you win!

Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Janelle said...

Congratulations! Here's my adorable post!Thanks for the lovely giveaways.

Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks for joining us for FrenchGardenHouse's Belgian Linen GIVEAWAY! xo Lidy

ps. since I already won one of your adorable giveaways before, pls. don't count me.

BeachCoveJewelry said...

I'm a follower :)

Teri said...

and I'm a voter, too!

Teri said...

What wonderful giveaways! I'm a follower

Green Gracie Home said...

I am a follower and congratulations! What a great accomplishment...

Green Gracie Home said...

...and I voted every time you reminded me...I love that they had votes but also that the producers will watch you. If they watch you and read the comments in your section, they cannot pass you up!

Stephanie Lee said...

Pick me!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Laura, I am actually already a follower of yours. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. Connie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

And...I had voted for you for your Oprah Audition. Actually, I had sent it to some of my friends that aren't in blogland to vote also. Your give aways are awesome! What a great idea for all those clip earrings. Please include me in your give aways! Connie

Marianne said...

Follower? In spirit if not actuality.

Marianne said...

I'm going to leave 1 1/2 comments! I voted for you (and only you) for the Oprah audition. But while I read all of your posts, I can't remember if I signed up as a follower or not! But I will do so ASAP!

becca said...

i'm a happy follower, and am now obsessed with those sweater clips. i swoon over emma's outfits each week, but somehow i'd never noticed the clips until you pointed them out.

Maija said...

And I was an Oprah voter of yours!!!!

Maija said...

I'm a long time follower!!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! I have been one of those for a long time now! I love your blog!

Jingle said...

I LOVE Emma Pilsbury, too, actually! LOL! I voted for you!

Destiny said...

Aw shucks! I somehow missed the whole Oprah Audition thing...sorry! Hope you get to enjoy your summer sometime soon...before it's over! This giveaway looks very inviting ; ) I checked one Target for your gnomes yesterday, but no luck...still have 3 more to check though! I'm enjoying the mission...

cinnamonskyes said...

I am loving your blog and I'm so glad you're a fan of GLEE!
Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Kimberly said...

I'm a happy follower, and I loooove sweater clips too! They're so adorable. I have some of my great grandmother's.

Ann said...

I am a follower!

Ann said...

And I voted several times for you on Oprah.com!

My Cottage Charm said...

I have been an adorable follower for a long time now. :)
LOVE that tea cup and saucer!!!

My Cottage Charm said...

I rocked my vote just for you my friend. :) (about 1,000 times! lol)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Yippee, I get to leave 2 comments! I "adore" you and your blog and I'm a follower!

Debra@Common Ground said...

AND I voted for you, shall we say "numerous times"!! Thanks for the chance to enter, dear Laura!!
xo,
Debra

Anne said...

I'm pretty adorable, and I would love to be included in your contest! thank you!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Patti said...

I voted for you too!!!!

Patti said...

Good to be a follower! Thanks for the give a way!!!

April said...

A celebration! Hooray! I simply can't figure out which set of pretties to swoon over--they are both in my favorite colors. Blue, blue, and more shades of blue and green. I love being one of your followers-your posts are always a bright spot in the day!

April said...

oh! i meant to mention that i now know what the sweater clips i found and had to have from my favorite local antique shop a few months ago ARE. THANK YOU! ;-) i had been wondering, seriously baffled!
and i voted for you too.
happy day!

Mimi said...

HI Laura!!!!
Glad to be one of the 1,000's of followers you have!!!!!I adore you!!!And your blog!!!!
I need a tutorial on how to make those kitchen towels as I am BUYING A SEWING machine!!!!I jsut have to have one and I found a beginner one at Wal Mart for under 100.00 dollars!!!!SO I am taking up sewing things!!!!Like aprons and cute towels and easy things!!!!
Love that GLEE SHOW too!!!!It is so wonderful to sit back and watch some thing so fun, I LOVE LOST, but if you missed 1 minute you were well....lost!!!!SO GLEE is easy!!!!
Love that girls look too!!!!!
Have a great day
hugs,
jamie
and YES I VOTED for you often!!!!!

cityfarmer said...

whew .. I came running ... hand waving ... count me in ...AND I just joined the following squad!!!

Miss Sandy said...

It has been a delight to see your blog grow dear friend, keep up the great work! Love the sweater clips! I have two vintage sets that belonged to my aunt, great idea to wear them on a blouse.

Nadia @ www.lavidaaloha.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful website and beautiful giveaways!

ofpaperandthings said...

I love Glee and I adore the outfits Emma's always wearing!

Beautiful sweater clips! I enjoy crafting with vintage pieces as well, though I mostly make headbands.

Thanks for the giveaway! Anthropologie is my FAVORITE store!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Thanks for a second chance! I voted several times! You had a great audition.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Congratulations! You have a great site! I'm glad to be one of your adorable friends!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
Oh my, not one but two fabulous giveaways. You've done such a good job on the sweater clips, a very nice look. COngratulatiions on your more than a 1,000 Adorable People - you have a beautiful blog.
Bon week-end,
Mimi

BonjourRomance said...

I voted for you on the Oprah auditions - you did a marvelous job!
Mimi

Country Mouse said...

Thank you for your generosity!! You are very talented!!! :) Love those sweater clips...thank you for the chance to win!!! I am now a follower! :)

Amy said...

And because I'm eligible....here's my second comment. Thanks again for 2 awesome giveaways!!!

Amy said...

I love your blog and your giveaway is quite awesome!!

cushycottage said...

wow....1000++ followers. i'm amazed :) i'm a new adorable people. i adore what you made on your etsy shops. never thought that i could wear accessories around my shift collar.

Sarahnargle said...

SUPER gorgeous sweater guard/clips: I'm in LOVE with "Cotton Candy." :)

La Maison Reid said...

How adorable are those collar clips? I think I would wear one everyday!
xoxo
Nancy

La Maison Reid said...

Someone said 28,000 votes? I voted one day and you had over 30,000 and the next time I voted (also for many minutes) you had over 40,000. I didn't know you were so close to winning! I saw some of those others with 5 million vote. HOw did they do that?

Roseanna said...

Congratulations! I am a new follower, and I look forward to more inspiring posts...

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Laura,

I voted for you 40,000 times. I don't know where the other 6,305 votes came from. My guess is Mr. Gunn.

Your gifts are exquisite, a true reflection of the blog and blogger.

Your Friend,
Deborah

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I would be thrilled to win! How artistic and creative you are! ♥ Thanks! ♥

Sam said...

I also voted for your Oprah audition!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.

Sam said...

Congrats on 1,000!!!! I've been a follower!!!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.

amyg said...

I'm also a voter! (And I think you're pretty cool.)

amyg said...

I'm a follower! Love your blog. You have such great style.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I also voted for you, of course!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000! I'm a long time follower/adorable person.

Louis said...

I am an adorable follower

Rosemary said...

I wish you had been #1 but seriously what a remarkable showing! That is something to be proud of indeed! I voted for you because I believe in what you said and I love your style.

Jill Elaine said...

And I voted for you! Several times in fact, every time voting lots of times in a row:)

Jill Elaine said...

I'm an adorable follower! I love your blog:)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Of course i voted for you. Congrats on doing so well.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

... and congrats on getting to 1000+ followers so quickly. I've been a follower since your amazing graduation post. I"m having a giveaway too right now that you might want to check out.

Tricia Samsal said...

Miss Laura, I'm always late to the party, hopefully not too late to enter the giveaway. The sweater clips are genius and gorgeous! Love them and sooo you! Have a great rest of the summer.
Hugs, T

Housewife Bliss said...

I am simply lovely -- but as a new follower I will watch with interest to see who the lucky winner is. And by the way, just loved the gnomes post.

Em said...

And of course I voted (:

Em said...

This is lovely! I love following you!

Privet and Holly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You know that I just love you and your blog and what a HAPPY DAY for me when one your story led me here.
I've been out of pocket the last couple of days and just now discovered your super generous
giveaways.
Wherever you go....
I follow : )!!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

....AND, I voted!
Chicago style!!!
Early and OFTEN : )
Early and OFTEN : )
Early and OFTEN : )
Early and OFTEN : )
Early and OFTEN : )
Early and OFTEN : )
And I still think that it is
going to take you places....
Loads of love,
Suzanne

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
I have enjoyed following you and your blog for some time now. And a sweater clip?! Oh, how I'd love to win. We just went through my mom's jewelry drawer, preparing for her move to assisted living and she showed me her old sweater clip...sadly, it was broken.

Thank you for entering my name into this generous give-away. ~Natalie

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Wonderful giveaway items! And I both love your blog and voted for you! :)

The French Bear said...

Laura, this is so nice...wow one thousand followers!!!
I am sure that makes me get one entry and the fact that I voted a hundred times for your Oprah screening, gives me one more!!!
When do they announce the winner for the "O" replacement? I sure hope it is you!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

The French Bear said...

Oops, I forgot...Good Luck!!!
Just wanted to say it again!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Linda K. said...

You always have the neatest ideas. The collar clips are sweet! I love the 'blues' too!

Linda

Brandy said...

I love those clips!!!!
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