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Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday O' Freebie

On the top of my places to visit wish list is Ireland. There are so many wonderful things that I would love to see there.



I don't do much in the way of decorating for St. Patrick's Day given that some years Easter takes precedence. But this year I gathered up a few green bits and bobs and placed them on a tray.




Starting on Monday I will begin a two week salute to all things Irish.



In the meantime let's celebrate my one year blogging anniversary with a wee bit o green.
The giveaway includes festive fairy dust, tea, chocolate, vintage green bits and bobs, Irish Creme cocoa, bath salts, earrings, and such.



This contest is open to everyone. If it captures your fancy and you feel the luck of the Irish is with you then leave me one comment.
If you are a follower of this blog, aka "adorable person", leave me a second comment.

UPDATE: The random number generator has selected Lady Dorothy of Daffodil Dreams as the winner. I am so happy as Dorothy is an original reader of this blog and one of its first followers.
Be blessed!

89 comments :

DarcyLee said...

I, too, love all things Irish and Ireland is my dream destination, too. I've been to your blog before (last summer, I think) but came back again via Terri at Lakewood Manor. Have a great day!

Terri and Bob said...

I am so in!

I love Ireland, too. It is on my wish list as well. The only thing keeping me away is having the money it takes to travel, because the desire and the time are here!

vintagewindow said...

I would love to visit Ireland some day.
Maybe I'll have the "Luck of the Irish" and win this giveaway.

Have a happy day

Kris

Kass said...

Top O The Mornin To Ya... I have been to Eire many a time. You MUST go. And Ill give you some places to Must see if you do. If you are getting in the irish mood you must watch The Quiet Man, with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara- it is filmed near one of the mist luxurious places to stay Ashford Castle., where they will play the Quiet man for you anytime and where you can go on the Jaunting Cart that the stars road on in the movie.For a newer Irish movie,Once is fantastic- as is the music.

Kimberly said...

Aye, lassie, luck o' the Irish indeed!

Kimberly said...

And a follower of ye I be, too!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Laura! Happy Blogoversary. Since you are featuring all things Irish, will you be doing a post about me? LOL

Rosanne said...

I'm feeling the luck of the irish I think! I'm a follower too!

Melissa Wertz said...

Love the photos. I really want to go there one day.

Please include me in the lovely and tasty giveaway!

Mom in High Heels said...

I love Ireland and hope to go there soon.

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, and I'm an adorable person who follows you.

heather said...

I'm Irish too! Well, SOME. Like any American, I'm a good mix of everything. But my hair is red, and pictures of Ireland call to me.

heather said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Muthering Heights said...

I too would love to visit Ireland someday!

philben5 said...

Oh count me in please. I so enjoy visiting your blog and taking in all of the wonderful pics and ideas you share with us...
Blessings
Roxanne

philben5 said...

Oh yeah and I am one of those "adorable people":-)!
Blessings
Roxanne

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

This is a lovely giveaway...but I am really commenting because I realized that I have neglected to thank you for the lovely prize you sent my way from the valentine's giveaway. I'm very grateful! (and I apologize that I didn't tell you sooner.) THANKS!

Linda said...

I don't know that I have the luck of the Irish, as I'm actually Polish and the Irish comes from my husband. ;-) But I love to decorate for St. Patrick's Day and all the little minor holidays. My Easter decorations will be up promptly, the day after St. Patrick's Day.

I always enjoy your blog and the beautiful photos.

Cheryl said...

Being Irish, you've touched my heart with your theme. Thanks, Laura!

Cheryl said...

Laura: I'm a follower of your blog and that's no blarney!

Cheryl

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oooh, I'm a follower, I get to post two comments, yeh! I love everything in your giveaway. I just bought some little boxes that match your sweet little card that is leaning on the glass cloche. I love the picture you posted. Ireland looks so green and beautiful.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Here I am again for the second time. My daughter spent her junior year of college in Ireland in the county of Cork. She absolutely loved it. I am mostly German on my mother's side, but French and Irish on my father's.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi! I just started following your blog yesterday...found it from Doreens blog at Vermont Harvest. I am with you, I have always wanted to visit Ireland....someday maybe... That photo of the stone home is to die for...couldn't you just move right in!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Also, if you've never seen the movie "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara it is a MUST SEE. My favorite movie of all times. Thanks...I'll be back to visit again and looking forward to your salute to all things Irish!

Have a great weekend...Jenn

knitandputt said...

I like Ireland too, and plan to visit someday. My name is Patricia so I get to celebrate the holiday in a big way. Thanks for the give-a-way!!!

knitandputt said...

It's good to be an adorable person!!!!

Jessica said...

Congrats on reaching the 1 year mark! I would love to win the lil goodies you are giving away :)

Jessica said...

Plus Im a faithful follower :)

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogging anniversary!

AmandaSue said...

Yay congrats on a year! Great giveaway the cocoa sounds yummy!

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

Joanne Kennedy said...

With my last name being Kennedy I'm sure you can tell I'm an Irish gal myself! I love St. Patrick's Day and always have even though it's not one that people go all out for. I think they should! LOL

I would love to win your giveaway and hope I have the Luck of the Irish with me so I can.

Hugs,
Joanne

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh and YES I am a follower of your blog. I have you on my blogger roll call! Love your blog.

I'm going to post your giveaway on my blog. I have a space on my side bar that I list all the giveaways I find.

Hugs,
Joanne

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hey LAura!

OOoo having a give-away?? again?? have you been blogging for a whole year!? Good job!
I'd love to go to Ireland too!! (it's so close, so it shouldn't be too hard.)
That house reminded me of the second gone with the wind, when Scarlet moves to Ireland! seen it?

HAve a great weekend!

Monica

~♥~ Monica S said...

And a second one?? If it's ok with you my friend! :-)

Monica

Bobbi Jo said...

Loving this post. I have always dreamed of going to Ireland. I am a little part Irish and love to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Whimsical Creations said...

I would love to visit ireland someday. Thanks for the chance to win.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

Follower

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Shimmy Mom said...

I, too, love all things Irish. My grandmother was a McGinty you know!! I love St. Patricks day and I love your little green decorations.

Shimmy Mom said...

I can't wait to see all your Ireland posts. I, too, dream of going there.... Someday.

*hugs* and have a great weekend.

VintageCrafter said...

Oh MY! What a wonderful giveaway! Maybe I will use my Irish luck and be "the lucky one!"
Please toss my name in the hat and let a lucky leprechaun pick me:)
*smiles and lots of Irish blessings to you and yours*
~Carol

VintageCrafter said...

I follow your blog everyday...does this mean I get a second entry??? I hope so:)
*smiles again*
...and I am so adorable!
Carol

Mimi Sue said...

I'm half Irish so I guess that's why I'm partial to green and corned beef and cabbage. Mimi

D said...

Please put me in the "Pot o' Gold" for the darling giveaway.

Donna

Blondie's Journal said...

Laura,

I'm ready to bring out the bagpipes! St. Patrick's Day is very big here on the Southside of Chicago where everyone's name begins with O' or Mc...Ha ha!

Can't wait to see more of your lucky charms!

xoxo
Janie

Suey said...

Have officially become a follower,instead of just having you on my list of favs. I am anticipating your upcoming Irish posts.
~ Sue

zoebabie said...

Oh...I was about to publish my commemt but error anyway i write again hehe:)
It was y 1st time stopping by and Laura your blog such a intersting blog i do love to come back again and i have added you in my bloglist *Teehee*

Count me in too i would love to win all the sweet & lovely items:)

XOXO
Zoe

Jenn said...

my grandfather was part irish and i named my daughter meghan, the old irish version of the name, to remember our heritage.

just now finding your blog, through becky's blog (in my cottage garden)

:0)

Mrs_Mac said...

I too love things Irish. My maiden name is Derry and we have recetly traced family roots back to Ireland in the 1760's. High on my bucket list is heading off to Ireland. I should also add that my love of Ireland extends to my Irish Wedding ring and the inclusion of Irish Wedding vows when I married DH almost 5 yrs ago.

Jorgelina said...

Hi Laura!
I would love to visit Ireland some day.
Thanks for the give-a-way!!!
Count me in please.
Hugs

Lady Dorothy said...

Well, yes, this does capture my fancy! I'd love to win some green things! Yesterday, I went and bought myself some white socks with shamrocks all over them. LOL Getting in the mood!

Lady Dorothy said...

And I am counted as one of your adorable followers!

Llyn M said...

Count me in your giveaway! I've posted it on my sidebar!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog! I am wanting to start one just little intimidated-- it looks like fun though!
Happy St. Patty's Day! I am Irish as my great grandmother was a McKeon and we were to always call her "G"grandma!
Do not know about Luck but would like to be entered in your giveaway!
Blessings to You!
Karyl(Carol)

Carolyn G said...

What a great giveaway. I am not Irish but hubby is so we love St.Patty's day. I can't wait for this year. I am making COrned Beef and cabbage! YUMMO

Llyn M said...

Thank you for the second chance to win your giveaway!!!

KayEllen said...

Hi Laura!!

Such pretty pictures of Ireland!
I agree with you a wonderful place to visit!
Have a blessed weekend ;-)

Smiles,
kayellen

Liz said...

Oh! Did you see P.S. I Love you! It takes place in Ireland. If you haven't seen it you must! It will make you want to go even more!

~Liz

Liz said...

Here's my second comment. I love the cottages in Ireland. Another really great movie is the Quite Man, with Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne. Loved it. Cute post. Can't wait to see what else you share that's Irish! :)

~Liz

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Congrats on your 1 yr. anniversary. What a lovely giveaway. Please enter me.

Hugs :)

Irma

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

I would love a chance to win your giveaway! I have always wanted to go to Ireland.... yet another thing we have in common :)

Oh and thank you so much for the sweet invitation to get together. I would love that! I'll let you know when we come out next time.

(((hugs)))
rue

The White Bench said...

I was coming to say hello... Well, I already have been soo lucky with your previous giveaway ... but I will leave my comment anyway! Love Ireland, too! I am 'thinking green' at the moment, and I really looove the Irish landscape!!
Monica.

Connie said...

What beautiful things. It's snowing in Alabama. I bet it's warmer out west.

Violet said...

Hi, I found your blog from a comment you left at Kathys Red door blog. It has been fun to visit you this morning! - Violet

Kristen said...

All that green looks gorgeous after our bleh winter! Can't wait for spring!

Kristen said...

Oh - and I am now a follower (not sure why I wasn't before) but also wanted to wish you Happy Bloggiversary!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh please count me in! I traveled all over Europe but never made it to Ireland. I would love to go sometime as well. Your bits of green are very pretty.
Have a wonderful Day,
Tam

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh, I am also a faithful follower.
:o)
Tam

SK and Family said...

I would love to be included on your giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! :)
Katherine
kjams1213@yahoo.com

SK and Family said...

I am "following" you now! :)

Karen said...

Hi Laura,

I would love to visit Ireland someday, it looks so romantic with all the castles and beauitful seaside cliffs!
I would love to enter your generous giveaway, what a sweet thing to do!
Karen

Karen said...

Didn't want to forget to wish you a "Happy Blogoversary"!!!!

~Kristen~ said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary!!! I, too, dream of one day visiting Ireland!!!

~Kristen~ said...

Oh! And I am also an "adorable person!" :-)

Lisa said...

My great-grandfather was Irish!

I would love to be entered in the drawing.

Thanks!

Lisa said...

And I've added myself as a follower for an extra piece of luck.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hey Laura,

Ireland is on my "must see" places. After all, most of my ancestors are from there. ;-)

I have a few St. Patrick's day decorations. I may put them out this year since Easter doesn't come until April.

Cute giveaway! Count me in. :-)

Via Marina- Marina said...

I love Ireland, too and hope to go there soon.
xoxo

Shauna said...

I would love to be a part of is :)
I am new here! What a great blog :)

Geralyn Gray said...

Well we went from the love of french to the luck of irish. My mom is all irish and my dad had a teeny tiny bit of french............what a lovely prize..........we would love to visit Ireland......I am always afraid we would end up in the pubs, but I hear that is the best way to see Ireland and meet the people.

Neabear said...

Happy Blogging Aniversary!! Please enter me in this special give away.

Neabear said...

And I am one of your faithful followers too!

Princess Of Pink said...

I like Ireland too. Ben there once and it is SO pretty!!

Love the give away.

Hugs from Marian

Princess Of Pink said...

Oh and for a 2nd chance, I am an `adorable person`, aka `follower´ too, lol

Sue said...

I absolutely love reading your blog and Happy Blogoversary. I look forward to your cute decorating ideas and of course the history lessons. Love it, Love it, Love it. Please include me in your giveaway. Keep up the good work.
Sue

Anonymous said...

How delightful. I too would love to visit Ireland and I'm open to winning your giveaway.
Sandy
rickmc@recn.ca

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, I am definitely blessed! Thank you so much! I just love winning! Fun, fun, fun!

Priscila said...

I love Irish stuff!! I love the music and howt hey talk and my fav movie ever is probablyis "The Secret of Roan Inish!!! JIMMY....(u have to watch it to know what Im talking about haha)

Lady Dorothy said...

I received my package yesterday! I was so excited to open all my goodies! Thank you, Laura! It is so fun to be a winner!