Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Here's the promised Back-From-France Giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED !


Finally, right? I still have such a backlog of things to post about. There are the last six inchies I made last night to catch up with the Every Monday Inchie challenge, there are so many photos of vide greniers finds from France to post, and the usual daily challenges to keep up with as well. Who is going to do my housework, lol??? But I didn't want to wait any longer before posting the little giveaway, a small thank you for staying with me despite my long absence.

Here goes then, the Back-From-France Giveaway -


One of the first things one thinks of when talking about France is, of course, the Eiffel Tower. So I had to include a vintage Eiffel Tower to bring a little bit of Paris into your home -


Some lovely vintage French wine labels, a few pages from a beautiful old French religious book, a Missel, a tag made with another page from this Missel, and, not shown in this photo but you can seem them in the first photo, some very vintage French luggage labels -


No French giveaway would be complete without a bit of French lace and braid and some lovely old mother-of-pearl buttons in a little glass jar -


Of course, I wanted the winner to receive something made by me as well, not just haggled for at a vide greniers. I made this large collage with French lace, a tiny little French key, and lots of other little bits and pieces. The image of the beautiful young lady is framed by a really exquisite antique French doily. It is made from the finest silkiest fabric and beautiful handmade lace, just have a look at the close up -


The Giveaway is open to all my followers and I will draw a winner on Sunday, 2nd October. If you want to put the link to the giveaway on your blog, that will of course be very much appreciated, but is not a requirement. Good luck, girls!

69 comments:

Lenet said...

oooo such a gorgeous giveaway..love those ribbons, labels, lace everything..

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely giveaway, so very personal.

Dorthe said...

LIZ- All this for one winner ?- Oh my ,-whom is going to be the lucky one--I wish :) .......
Your collage firstly, is so beautiful, love the lace and the way you composed it all, with the beautiful image inside that fantastic work.
And The Eiffel Tower,love it-- the laces, and braids, the old book pages and labels- buttons-that is really so wonderful pieces all,and a very generous giveaway that you offers, dear friend.
HUGS,Dorthe
I will ofcourse put it on my sidebar.

sissie said...

Hi Liz,
Just stopping in to say hello and to apologize for not stopping in sooner. Life has been a little hectic lately and I'm sure you know the feeling.

Your giveaway is so wonderful and full of lovelies.

hugs
Sissie

Kim said...

What a wonderful giveaway Liz! So generous and so beautiful. Thank you! xo

Lucy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
I read your blog all the time enjoying your life & travels. I have been to France, but, didn't get the time to scour the markets because my daughter,who I travelled with, just does not understand my obsession with collecting treasures or junk as she calls it! Would love to win.
Hugs Lucy

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Such a lovely and generous giveaway! Please count me in:)

xo,

Abby

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Your blog always brings me such peace and joy when I read it. Your photos are scrumptious, your art is
priceless. Your give-away is so generous. Thank you.
I'm putting your give-away button on my blog today.
:))

Createology said...

Oh my this may be the closest I get to France in a very long lifetime. Your collage is beautiful and this is such a generous give. I would be honored to be included. Blissful inspiration...

Karen B. said...

Hi sweet Liz,
what a beautiful giveaway again. Please enter my name for the change to win it.
hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful give away. I love the Eiffel Tower, I have all kinds of them in my art room. The collage you made is just beautiful.

Hugs, Jackie

Larisa said...

Oh, it is fantastic giveaway! I am mad about it! Please, count me in too)))
I linked it on sidebar. Hugs. Larisa. xx

sonya said...

Hello Liz,
I would love to have the chance to win your french goodies and one of your beautiful creations. Thank you for the chance.
Hugs,
Sonya

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Liz - Welcome back home! Your french flavoured giveaway is just so beautiful - your collage with the gorgeous handmade laces, the braids, the buttons, the Eiffel Tower the missel pages and tag are just so unusual.
You are just so fortunate to find such
beautiful vintage and antique items in your part of the world.
Of course I shall your Giveaway on my sidebar as you have so kindly done with mine.
Love and hugs,
Suzy

Catje said...

What a beautiful treasure you're giving away! I'll cross my fingers. But even if I don't win, you have given me so much inspiration. Really appreciate it! :)

Catje

LissyLou said...

What a wonderful giveaway! i love everything and would love to be entered please.

I'm looking forward to catching up with the rest of your news and can i suggest that you get your other family memebers to do some house work? - you put you feet up and get bloggy writing for us instead ;)

xx

Fabric Art said...

Welcome back home Liz, what a wonderful giveaway,love the beautiful collage and all the other things.
Hugs Anni

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh - what a beautiful giveaway Liz. I would love to be entered in your drawing. The collage is so pretty and I love all the lace pieces ofcourse :o)
Have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz,
What a wonderful and generous giveaway. I love all the details you include and your creation is beautiful as always. I would love to enter and will place your giveaway on my sidebar too.

Thank you for coming to tea. So nice to have you visit.

XOXO Celestina Marie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I am always amazed at many of the give-a-way offered by fellow bloggers and of course yours is no exception... Lovely little treasures...

Shabbylishious said...

Omg! Thats a real treasure give away.I am blown away. It is all so very very pretty. <3
Glad you have it open for everyone. Thank you for that. I will of course enter.

That break in sounds awful. And loosing such treasures and I think many many moore really hurts.
Hope it will not happen again.
I lloked at the pictures from France. Oh lala those lace. Unbelivable stunning.
I laugh out loud when I saw the picture of you two dogs in the sofa. Funny and totally adorable.:)

I have a give away as well on facebook on my group there.I draw tomorrow so you have to be swift if you want to join.

And it is open for everyone of course.:)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabbylishious-design/272093319486314

Hugs!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Oh Liz, what a beautiful giveaway!
Pick me, please.
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

JoAnne said...

Liz, this is such an amazingly beautiful giveaway!!!!! I will put it on my blog right now.

Kate said...

Your collage is beautiful! The lace is gorgeous! I love how you have included everything French! I would have a hard time parting with such beautiful things! Please enter me!
Kate

Regina said...

Another of your beauties!! Of course I want a chance to win..now plop my name in the bowl...hehe!!!

I still drool over all of your post..all the pretties you show us.

Hugs,
Regi

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Welcome home! And what a fabulous assortment of treasures indeed! Of course we continued to follow you on your adventures. It's the least we fellow bloggers could do. Whomever you draw will be thrilled with such a gift.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Adore your stunning shabby collage :).. and such a gorgeous and generous giveaway (squeal) :)...Love those treasures !!
Jan x

Doni said...

Lovely!! Oh what beauties!!! Pkease add my name to your fabby giveaway and I love your blog!!
Doni

Sherry Edwards said...

What a fab giveaway!!! Welcome back and thanks for the chance of winning x

A Magical Whimsy said...

I would love to follow your blog and have a chance at your truly beautiful giveaway! I linked here from Suziqui's Threadworks whom I adore her blog too!
Thank you!
Teresa in California

Teresa said...

Gorgeous things you are giving away :) will you please count me in?
xxx
Teresa

Vicki said...

Oh my goodness! Maybe my giveaway luck will continue? lol I love the lace in your newer post too and your inchies.

harmony and rosie said...

Ooh yes please, count me in thank you Liz xx

outjunking said...

Very gorgeous all these things. What girl doesn't love lace.
Lisa

craftattack said...

Oooooooooooooooooh la la! What beautiful things, so lovely. It was almost like being there, hearing what you have said and seeing so many good things.Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Liz you are so generous with your beautiful French giveaway, What I could do with those wine labels and lace. Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to find out. LOL
Thanks for the chance.
I'll post on my sidebar and Welcome back!
hugs Lynn

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I can't believe I nearly misssed this. Please include me in your draw.
jenny x

Mary said...

I found your blog back in the spring while looking for a pic of wisteria blooming. Been checking in fairly often to see what you were doing. You find the most beautiful laces and such. I would love to go shopping with you. But I am in US and not UK. Thanks for hosting such a beautiful blog and giveaway.
Mary

trisha too said...

What a lovely lot of wonderfulness, you are so sweet to offer them up! I'm following you, and am going to add your picture/link to my blog right now!

:)

Kasia said...

This is a stunning and so very generous giveaway! I would die for these, but Ill just get in line, cross my fingers and hope! ^.^ Lovely, simply dear! Thank you for this wonderful game!

Hugs,

Terry said...

I came here via Lynn's Trash to Treasure and what a beautiful blog you have. Your giveaway is so wonderful and filled with so many lovely items. Your handmade hanging is a treasure alone. I am a new follower and have added your giveaway to my sidebar. Thank you for this opportunity and have a wonderful Sunday!

Xela said...

Ich drück mir jetzt mal ganz feste die Daumen. Dein Giveaway ist nämlich fantastisch my Dear :)
*knuddel* Alexandra

Maggie said...

I visit your blog often and just became a follower. Ooooh, your giveaway is wonderful. That lace and trim is gorgeous, as is your art piece. Would love to win this!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

LynnF said...

What a wonderful giveaway! First time I've visited your blog, but definitely not the last! Fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful items! Merci!!!!

JeanFB said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collage, and such wonderful other goodies as well. You are so generous... thanks for collecting a bit of "France" for the rest of us, and offering up this wonderful giveaway. :)

Shari Replogle said...

Oh i would just love to be included in your lovely giveaway Liz.
Shari

Marga said...

Hello Liz.
I was looking on your blog and I like your blog.
Your give away is very beautiful and I would like to do with it.
I go to follow you.
Have a nice day.
Greetings Marga

bumble button said...

All I can say is "pick me, pick me" like a little girl wanting to be part of a team. I'm jumping up and down and waving my hand."Pick me" What a yummy selection of treasures you have put together.So glad I stopped by today. your work and blog are beautiful and a treat. Love louise

julnderek said...

these most beautiful creations are heavenly your difinitely on the top of most creative artist there is i look forward to seeing all your creations and hopefully would like to win so i can get started on being a top artist also

Kim said...

Wow what a lovely piece of art! I would love the chance to create something with these beautiful things from france! Thank you for the chance to win...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway,dear Liz.You will make someone very happy!Please put my name in the hat too.Yes,I'm a follower and I'll post on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Robin said...

Anything French, and you had my attention! Your giveaway is just lovely Liz, and I would love to have an opportunity to have my name added to your drawing on Sunday. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Robin

Sam Bonney said...

You look like you've had a fantastic time collecting beautiful goodies, I look forward to all the fantastic things you are going to make. I would love the opportunity to win your fantastic prizes in your givaway!

Fleur said...

Such a lovely candy! I love shabby! Thank you for a chance!!
1littlehedgehog.blogspot.com

Patti said...

What a wonderful treat - I'm so glad I found your blog, I love your art!!

Debra said...

Liz, So glad to have made it in time for your giveaway! Beautiful items,hope you had a wonderful time in France.

Debby said...

Oh goodness, I thought I had signed up. Good thing I checked. I'd love to win this wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Becky~ said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway,so gorgeous and feminine.Please count me in!Keeping my toes and fingers crossed for this one.

Becky~ said...

Im a follower as well!

Francine said...

I always like to read some of your articles and absolutly love your giveaways... This one is so trendy the lace and ribbons... Please count me in!

Dawn said...

Just found your blog, what a fab giveaway! Following from now!

Pat Winter said...

I just learned of your lovely giveaway so count me in! What beautiful goodies you offer.I'm going back to browse your interesting blog a bit more :-)
Smiles,
Pat

WW said...

Here's hoping I didn't wait too long to post a comment. I love reading your blog and seeing what great treasures you find. I also love seeing the interesting projects you make. I hope I win this giveaway.

Terri said...

Fabulous giveaway, how generous!
I would love to be considered.
(did you happen to see my giveaway?)
Hugs,
Terri

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I've made it and no more.
I would definitely love the chance to have my name added to the draw.
This Giveaway is what my dreams are made of. Adore everything and would swoon if I was the lucky winner. Whoever is the winner will have a joyous mail day.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. I am already a Follower.

Denise said...

Oh boy!Just made it in time,I hope.I thought for sure I already made a comment,guess not.Who wouldn't want your gorgeous art work,you are so talented.Thank you for the chance to own it.-Denise

Simply Debbie said...

My greatest dream would be to visit PARIS and you brought it back to us in this stunning give away.
It is just over the moon yummy and I would be delighted to win it.
hugs

Pink Princess said...

I THOUGHT I had entered earlier, but I can't find my name. PLEEEESE enter me if I can, please?? Thanks lol.

I am a follower too ofcourse.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Liz--this is an amazing giveaway--and so many comments!!!
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend, my friend.
XO
Cindy