Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Custom sign giveaway...celebrating!!

As if my absence from posting wasn't indication enough...
I've been one busy bee!
So busy that I let a couple of milestones pass without celebrating.

This month Castle & Cottage on etsy aquired it's 500th favorite follower and then...
on May 5th I posted my 100th post!!!

So let's just celebrate them now shall we?
hmmm....with what?


how about a custom sign giveaway?!!

That's what this calls for...a custom sign to the winner with a $50.00 value!

The winner can browse around my etsy shop, website and flicker gallery for inspiration of what they'd like their sign to look like & to say ...or choose one that's already there...

whatever your little heart desires!

(I do have to limit it to the US & Canada for shipping purposes)

Entering is simple...just leave a comment on this post.

(oohh...I'd love to know what your sign might say!)

If you'd like to add a link to it on your blog, come back and let me know in a second comment

for a second chance!

I'll draw a winner from random.org on Tuesday, June 1st.

(Be sure I have a way to contact you...either through your blog or by leaving me contact email.)

Thanks for stopping by & good luck to all!!

111 comments:

House and Garden Boutique said...

My sign would read "Junkin Diva".....junking for treasures is my hobby, so it would definately have to say that! Thanks for having the giveaway.....your signs are just beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, Paula, how lovely! I'd be happy with something simple like the Bliss sign, which I would put in my craft area {as it is "bliss" for me to find time to be crafty} or one of your Maison signs with the crown on top with my business name {to hang over my desk in my living room and make me feel like it's a bit more of my office than the living room corner}. : )

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've got your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post, Paula!

Elsina said...

I love all of them! I would love a sign with with our family name on it.

I have posted your giveaway at my sidebar!

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, I would love to win one! I was really drooling over the lavender one you had for the last giveaway:)

someplace in thyme said...

I have missed your posts, but have to say, being busy is a very good thing. I would be honored to win one of your lovely signs. I am thinking along the lines of "families forever" because without my family, I can't imagine. Thankyou for offering something so special and for your followers and posts, Char

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is way too exciting of a giveaway!! I would love to win and so many beautiful pieces to choose from. Congrats on growing your wonderful blog and so quickly. I am a huge fan!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh my gosh! I love your signs, but I am totally drawing a blank....I think I would choose a family sign since they are the one thing that keeps me going! Thanks!

Millie said...

Your signs are so lovely. I would love to have one with our name and date of marriage, but I love them all!

Preppy Mama said...

I posted it on my blog sidebar! Thanks again!

Donna said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these beautiful signs!

Donna

jen said...

I am posting up a sidebar link right now even if I don't want to :) heehee

luvs and glitter
~jen

jen said...

How in the world to choose? So many Ideas zipping around my head! You are just a doll to offer one of your amazing signs!
Hm how about~
"la cucina รจ il cuore della famiglia"
translated- the kitchen is the heart of the family
Love your work!

luvs and glitter
~jen

sissie said...

Ooh, to have one of your lovely signs in my home would be wonderful. Anything french would be nice.

Great giveaway!

hugs
Sissie

stefanie said...

ooooo, I really need one of these gorgeous signs for my new craft cottage...please enter me, I will put this on my sidebar.

Love the Decor! said...

Oh My goodness these are beautiful!! Not sure how to narrow it down to one favorite!!

stefanie said...

I just posted!!!!!!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I love your Maison De Luxe Paris Chic! Wouldn't it great to have your last name, as in Maison De Smith (if that makes sense in French...?) Thank you for such a great giveaway and congrats on your followers! :)

~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

lookingglassjewels{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I blogged about your giveaway! I added it to my Giveaway Link Party!
Looking Glass Jewels Giveaway Link Party

lookingglassjewels{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Blondie's Journal said...

I can never have too many of your signs. I was just thinking I wanted something for over our bed...something like 'Amour' ;-D

Please enter me as a follower!!

xoxo
Janie

Alaina said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would have "Cottage 5" on my sign for the new pool house I am working on for the summer.

Dolly said...

we put a bid on a Victorian home if we get it I'd love a sign with our address on it for that beautiful porch, if we stay here I would love our family name on one of your beautiful signs!

Congratulations..... I am excited to be part of your give away!

Hugz, Dolly

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting!!!!!! I would love an atelier sign for my room...or a cottage sign...or a paris sign...I can't decide!

Dolly said...

I added your badge to my blog side bar!

Come and visit my blog I am hosting a give away starting saturday!

Smiles, Dolly

Annie Louise said...

I love your signs, it would be hard to choose my favorite, but I sure I would be able to pick one if I am lucky enough to win your giveaway. Actually I am thinking about using my french grandfathers last name and then giving it to my mother. Anyway thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on all your milestones.
Jeanette

Claudia said...

OOH! Maybe "The Studio" or 'Claudia's Studio' or 'Create'. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

xo
Claudia

Lynnette said...

I would love to win one of your signs!! Please enter me! Now, I must go start designing my new treasure!!!

Cottage Rose said...

HI Paula; wow congratulations on your mile stones,,,how wonderful.... and what a great give a way,,,,, drop my name in please...............

Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Nelly said...

Oh thank you for offering this. Your signs are just so beautiful and chic. I think the wedding one would be awesome for niece and her fiance as a wedding present next year.

Jessrose21 said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful signs! I'd have to think about what I'd like on a sign. I have a bunch of ideas; maybe a Bible verse or Secret Garden or God Bless Our Nest. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Harward said...

That is so cool...all those followers and posts! Love the signs...glad you are back...good luck to all! Come say hi :D

Tracey said...

You could paint the word "yuck" on your sign and they would still be beautiful! I love your signs!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh what a generous giveaway. I am not sure what my sign would say but I am sure it would be some French food. I have my fingers crossed, thank you. Clarice

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Paula...just wanted to let you know I blogged about your giveaway today! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Kissy Lovestuff said...

i agree that this is a very generous giveaway. your stuff is great and in the spirit of your generosity i vow to be happy for whomever wins...even if it's not me! :-)

JStacie said...

I would love this. Maybe either Beach Cottage or something with our family name on it. Thanks.

Dana Marie said...

I'd love to win one of your signs. I don't have a blog yet, so I hope that is not a requirement. My sign would read "Love Lives Here" and I'd put it above the door on my front entry porch.

Lisa (aka DanaMarie)

Sandi said...

Oh I would so love to win this giveaway! I need a sign for my booth so mine would probably say, *Wayside Treasures*. I could also keep it for my home and who knows what that one would say. LOL Thanks so much for this beautiful giveaway!!
Blessings~

thesimpledaze said...

I am a new follower to you and love what I have seen and read so far.I would be so excited to win one of your beautiful signs.If I were sooo lucky as to win I would want my family name since I now live in the home I was raised in.My parents lived here for 50 plus years and my grandmother lived here before us.So my family name definitely needs to be posted on this house some where lol.I will be posting the give away on my blog also.Thanks so much.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

GASP ~ Gorgeous! I came over from Cottage Muse where I saw her sign from your shop. I am certainly a new follower ~ but now Im off to look at your fabulous signs ~ Your signs are more than swoon worthy. I would be honored and humbled to win one - Thanks

Katherine Ann said...

ohhhhh yeah!! Mine would say.....hmm, now I have to think about it. I'll get back to you :) Thanks for the opportunity!!

Sandi said...

I also posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar! Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Blessings~

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Paula,
What a wonderful gift for someone to receive. Please enter my name. I have one in mind already (hehehe). You know I am a big fan of your work.
Big hugs and have a great day,
Elizabeth

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Bon Jour Paula~ ~
It is good to be busy, yes?
I would love to have 2 of your signs. I love the Vintage Linen and the Villa Bella. I'm sure that I can find a lovely spot for each.
Thanks for the amazing giveaway.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Dodie said...

I was planning to order a sign but winning
one would be even better. They are all so
lovely but I do have something special in mind...so I will cross my fingers!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh this would be such fun to win one of your wonderful signs!! I am actually needing to get some little ones for my bee hives! I have 4 hives and have named them after queens in the Bible- Queen Esther , Bathsheba, etc!

bee blessed
mary

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Another wonderful giveaway, Paula! I feel I must not be greedy and enter again so soon after winning my beautiful Bella Cottage sign, but I would be oh so happy to post your giveaway on my sidebar and help spread the word for you!! Whoever the lucky winner is will be just as thrilled as I was to win one of your beauties!

Someday soon I will definitely be ordering the Antiquitaires Shabby Paris Chic Chandelier Sign!! My love of chandeliers is pulling me towards that sign (I'm getting hubby to install another one in our kitchen this weekend!).

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Paula!! I would so love to be entered into your giveaway, your signs are gorgeous!! Hmmmm, now let me think about what I'd love it to say....hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

I've posted about your giveaway too sweetie!! xxoo, Dawn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Paula, that's a very generous giveaway! It will be hard to choose a sign since they are all so pretty. Right now I'm in love with the aqua colored "Paris Flea Market" but a sign for the bathroom or kitchen door would be wonderful as well. I'm over from Dawn by the way :-).
Hugs,
Julia

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Paula, I just saw that the giveaway is limited to the US and Canada, so please ignore my entry! I'm sorry for the trouble!
Hugs,
Julia

My name is PJ. said...

I know, you may think I've purchased enough of your stuff, BUT the truth is there could never be enough.

I'm all in!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Congrats on hitting 500! Wow, and you totally deserve it. Blogging in the spring seems very difficult to me. I seem to spend all my time outside, weeding. I know you have a millions different things that you are up to also. We will have to wait patiently for all our friends to post during the spring/summer months.

Can't wait to see what you have been up to!
Kate

Biene said...

I want to celebrate with you!!!
All my best wishes for you, your blog, your bloggers and for your postings (oh, my English is so bad!).

I´m from Germany, I know I can´t take part (or participate) at your giveaway - but I want to write you, because I love all your signs!!!

Every day, if there is a new posting from you, I look at your blog and I enjoy your work!!!

Lovely greetings from Germany from

Biene

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What wonderful signs. I would love mine to say "Jenzart" and I would hang it in my studio.

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

What a wonderful giveaway.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Beautiful signs. Great craftsmanship! Iwould love a chance to win one of you beautiful signs.Thanks

Sharon said...

I shall list your giveaway right now on the right side of my blog under giveaways.

Jenny said...

I have fallen in love with your signs and my home is slowly filling up with them. I would love the Villa Bella sign next. Keep up the good work and thanks for the generous giveaway!
Jenny

she dreams big! said...

Wow, I don't know which sign I would choose but I can see one of your pretty creations in my kitchen! Love them all!

Congrats on both of your milestones! As a follower, I always look forward to what you post next!

DOLLYS HOME said...

PAULA I LOVE YOUR SIGNS ESPECIALLY THE GREEN "FLOWER MARKET" ONE IN YOUR GALLERY PICTURES .ENTER ME IN YOUR SIGN GIVE AWAY LINDA

Karen said...

Beautiful signs, I would be so proud to own one! I would probably have it say My Vintage Nest since that is the name of my soon to be Etsy shop!

karri_sue@yahoo.com

June said...

Paula I really love your signs and I think I would love any one of them. It certainly will not be an easy choice to make. They are all wonderful.
June

Anne said...

Nice giveaway! here's hoping :)
annemolino at hotmail dot com

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hmm, what sign to choose, maybe something with my family name on it.

Kim said...

What a FABULOUS giveaway! Mine would definitely have the word Larkspur on it. It's my business name, Larkspur Interiors, as well as the name of my street!
Count me in!
Thanks & xoxo,
Kim

vintage tickled pink said...

please pick me-pick me i would be sooooo happy with any of them. thanks diane from vintagetickledpink

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Paula, I am so in love with the Chocolat sign and have been drooling over this for quite a while. I have the perfect place for the sign in my kitchen. Thanks for this generous giveaway.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Paula, I have your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to you. I am also your newest follower!
xoxo
Sherry

Wehaf said...

How cool! My boyfriend and I have a joke name for our house - like it's a grand manor. I'd get that put on the sign and surprise him with it.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Katie said...

this is a fabulous giveaway! i love the Bliss sign, but i might do a custom one if i won, maybe with a line from my favorite poem :)

email in profile!

Anonymous said...

Oh my ... what would I want my sign to say? How about "putting my best foot forward" ... would that work?

SuZeQ kosec@sbcglobal.net

SheilaC said...

Wonderful give away!!

I would like.... "Be Kind"

SheilaC

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Paula~
please throw my name in the hat! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Oooh, I do love the Paris Flea Market sign. Thanks for the chance to win :o)
monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

CathyH said...

Your signs are beautiful!! I have no house number on my 110 yr old farm house where I teach music lessons and have an art studio so I can just imagine what we could come up with! :)
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

Janelle said...

Paula, what beautiful signage! Congratulations, and thanks for such a gracious giveaway.

Best wishes.

Chanticlear1@gmail.com

ottoson said...

Wow, totally loving your signs! Mine would probably say "Rosemary's Garden"...after my beloved granny! :)

Crystal said...

Great giveaway,your signs are so nice!! I would have my hubbys band name or my favorite Latin saying on it;)
cyclona66(at) aol dot com

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oooo!!!! Would love to have one of your gorgeous signs with "Family" beautifully scribed on it.

One day I'm gonna get me one of your gorgeous masterpieces. Thanks for the chance of winning one, Paula!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Back, Paula! I added your giveaway to my sidebar. Oh, and I almost forgot to congratulate you on your blog's milestones. :o)

The French Bear said...

Hi Paula, I just popped in to see what you were up to, and look at you....500 followers and 100 posts, wow!!!! You have the greatest giveaways!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Egare1 said...

hmmm, I think I'd get a sign for my mom's house, but I'd have to ask her what she'd want on it!

paintedladyfingers said...

Your signs are so charming and elegant!

I would love a sign with my blog name: painted Lady fingers. I can imagine the image of a Victorian hand holding a posy along with the script.

berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

paintedladyfingers said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog. There is a picture of your signs and a link back to this post located in my left sidebar.
http://paintedladyfingers.blogspot.com/

I'm also doing a giveaway with beauty items right now. Please check it out if you like. :)

berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

karryknisley76 said...

Beautiful work!!! I would like my sign to say Papa Knisley's Garage
karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! I'd give it to my sister and her husband and have it say "Maison de ___" with their last name :)

Lisa said...

Congrats and thanks for the giveaway. I'm not sure what I would put on sign. Maybe La Dolce Vita or Lisa's Junque Yarde.

Lisa in Delaware

Valarie said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I would love to have....Glittery Daze on mine if I win. OH, what a treat that would be. Have a fabulous weekend.
xxoo Valarie

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My sign would say "Birdie's House"!

Chacoy said...

Congratulations on both of your endevours!

Love the Fleur de lis ad the Hotel de Paris sign.... hmmm you have such beautiful signs, it will be so hard to choose!
chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com
Thank you for the opprotunity!

Brenda said...

I love your signs! They are spectacular. I think my favorite is the Secret Garden sign because right at this moment I am doing a lot of gardening.

Katie said...

I don't know what I want my sign to say yet... but I sure do want one!! :)
kkondek at gmail.com

Sheila said...

How fantastic! I would choose La Vie en Rose or whatever bathroom is in French. :) I have a Paris themed one.

nanotchka said...

Paula, I'm so happy to have found your blog and your etsy shop! I love your signs and I would really have to think about it if I were lucky enough to win! I would like to have something that would inspire me as I work in my studio! Your signs are magical, I would love to own one!

Sarah said...

I would love for it to be white with blue letters, and I'm not sure what I would have it to say.

sarahbobloblaw@gmail.com

Gail said...

Paula, mine would say, 'ladybug's welcome' as you will see from my blog. My fingers are crossed to win.

VintageCrafter said...

How wonderful! I love all of your signs and have a "few" ideas as to what I would like to put on it should I win! Fingers are now crossed! Thank for the chance to be lucky!
*smiles*
Carol

Cathy said...

Wow! Who wouldn't want to get in on this! Your signs are amazing! I have been trying to think of a sweet name to call our home...something...cottage. If I ever think of a name I am going to have you paint me a sign;)!

Great giveaway sweet girl!
Cathy

Anne J said...

The is great, happy memorial day.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh my! Your signs are so fabulous!! I think it would be fun to have one that said Sixty Fifth Avenue....my blog name.
Thank you so much! happy to have found your blog. Im a new follower.
Londen

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh how fun!
One of my all time quotes: Where ever you go, no matter the weather.. always bring your own sunshine.

Good luck to me ;)

Claudia

Snowflake07 said...

One of my favorites is the Chippy Vintage Linens Sign. I'd love to have one just like that with our last name on it to hang right beside our front door.

Jenny said...

Your signs are amazing. Wow. I have no idea what I'd pick. Part of me thinks I would like the word Believe on something...but gosh...when you e-mail me to let me know I'll pick then!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

And congratulations on reaching your milestones!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Oh, I love this type of GIVEAWAY! I have a few of your creations but would love one that says Casual Cottage Chic , of course!

khaski said...

I love the 'Bliss' sign, though i'm not sure what'd I choose if I win- they're all fab1 khaski78 at hoTmail dot com

The Budget Bride said...

Don't know if you've already drawn a winner, but I had to try my hand at this great giveaway! Enter me please! Mine would probably say "Life is Better Together" I saw that on a sign somewhere and I loved it!

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

I love your signs, they are wonderful.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com
kmcdbay(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

I'm sure it's too late for me to enter, but I'd love to win! I'd love one that says, "Happily Ever After"

Judy@cutest-little-things

Erin H said...

One of these would look PERFECT on my house with my house number on it! We do not have numbers on our house, but this would be perfect!!!!

aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

Christy & Andrea Barnett said...

Too many choices!!!! It would be extremely hard to choose!

christinajbarnett/at/gmail/dot/com