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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Online Auction for our * Visual * Vamp*

Welcome to the very first linky on Decor To Adore. This is an online auction to benefit Valorie Hart, aka * Visual * Vamp * .
Valorie and I were blogging buddies for quite awhile. Last March, while I was traveling through New Orleans, I met Valorie in person where she proceeded to charm her way into my heart and my blogging buddy became my friend. 
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Valorie is truly a strong and independent woman. When she asked for help on her blog I knew deep down that her request was probably very difficult to ask and truly came from the depths of her heart and soul. 
Decor To Adore is offering the following collection for auction:
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The auction includes:
Two down pillows covered in antique ticking found in an Amish barn in Pennsylvania.  The sizes include an 18” x 18” square and a 20” x 12” kidney shape.
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A brand new copy of the Charles Faudree book “Country French Living”.
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Lastly, the winning bidder will also receive a jar of organic French lavender and French bath salts.
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The Decor To Adore donation has a value of $150.00. The bidding for this offering will come to a close on Monday at 10 am. The collection will be mailed to the highest bidder at no additional expense.
All monies raised will be placed into an account set up for Valorie and Alberto:
Without further adieu, let the bidding begin!
Thank you to everyone who participates in this fundraiser linky. Donations can include creative crafts, home decor, delicious edibles, artwork, jewelry and much more. 
Please visit these lovely and tenderhearted bloggers.


Shelia said...

Oh, Laura! God certainly heard your prayers of what to do to help Valorie and Alberto. I know my little contribution isn't much, but I so wanted to help too.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love your items... and now off to check everyone out! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't see an opening bid mentioned, Laura, so I'll start it off at $15.00.

La said...

I'll up that to $17.00. La

Mary Catherine said...

I will bid $25...this is such a neat idea!

Chris said...

I am bidding $30! I WANT this! :o)

French said...

I'm putting my post up now; sorry to be tardy, but I have some good stuff!! Thanks for organizing, Laura!

Privet and Holly said...

You have such
a kind heart.
I'm going to
check all of these
out when I get
a {longer} minute!
Happy Friday!
xx Suzanne

Bonnie said...

I'll bid $50

Rhonda said...

I will up it to $60.00 - such a worthy cause as this.

24 Corners said...

I just posted my linky...thank you so much for doing this!!!
xo Jessica

my favorite and my best said...

hey! just wanted to let you know i posted my donation on the blog...let me know if i fucked anything up.
viva la alberto!!

French said...

I just posted something FABULOUS for auction at Metis Linens see!

La Petite Gallery said...

I tried to do the link and it came up error,,

FairfieldHouse said...


I sent you an email this evening. It explains where I've been.

This fund raising link party is a beautiful reflection of the wonderful, genuine woman I am honored to call my friend.

I bid $75.00


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a kind and generous person you are - wonderful idea! Thank you for hosting this auction. laurie

koralee said...

This sounds like FUN!!!! Off to check out some of the links...hope you are feeling better.

Weekend hugs. xoxo

red ticking said...

i am going to do this today... lots of prayers to them!!!!
xoxo pam

*Chic Provence* said...

Great lovely idea Laura!! I also donated through the Paypal site...I met Valorie in New Orleans last year too, she is so wonderful.

So good of you to do this auction! don't know if it's too late for me this time...but if not...I'll post something too...:)


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Laura,
This is wonderful of you to do for Valorie! I donated via Paypal the first day you posted about it since I'm short on time and can't participate in the auction process. Thank you again for doing this...It's a brilliant idea!

Pinky said...

Yvonne, this is so sweet of you to do!!!!! Is there a way I can just contribute money without bidding? I would be happy to do that. Please let me know. Thanks so much, XO, Pinky

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Laura..we've got one more day & I think it's going well! Thank you once again for coming up with such a marvelous idea and so obviously from your heart.

Your the best! xo xo

1 Funky Woman said...

New follower of your blog. What a wonderful idea for such a great couple. I am going shopping!


Jennifer Rizzo said...

Good luck with the auction! I am off the check it out!

Susan said...

there is an issue with 24 corners, you can not comment (bid) or see other comments


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Bonnie,

You left no email address so I have no way of contacting you. I hope you will see this.

You can leave a bid for the armoire that Valorie herself painted in the comment section of that post.

I am assuming for this auction that there will be shipping (via UPS or Greyhound) that will also need to be considered in addition to the winning bid.

Thank you so very much!

pve design said...

how do I add my link? I want to donate an illustration.
love Valorie and Alberto!

Cristin said...

What a wonderful thing to do for Val! I just love design bloggers.


Bonnie said...

I might be there another Bonnie you were referring to or did I forget that I asked a question? :) And if it is me, my email: MovinForward1 (at) yahoo (dot) com!

Thanks, Laura!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Laura- Just added my link for a pair of my earrings. (I hope I did it right!)

Thank you, thank you for this wonderful auction.


Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Laura- ah, questions...

I do have a bid on my earrings already. How do you wish for the high bidder to pay for them? Do they make a Paypal donation to Valorie and Alberto in the amount of the high bid and then I ship the earrings?

Let me know...

With Best Wishes,