Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hickory Hollow's Winter Giveaway

Thank you everyone who stopped in to visit my open house! I have never had so many comments...that was so EXCITING! There still is lots and lots of decorating to do. Tomorrow I am going to the cottage to clean and to say goodbye to our elderly neighbors, Florence and Bob. But let's get on with the good stuff!
Celebrating the Seasons
with
Hickory Hollow
~Celebrate Winter~
In one of my favorite local shops, I found a real treasure! I already have this in my cookbook collection, so I thought of you all, and grabbed it right up!

Yes, it is a
Susan Branch Cookbook Giveaway!

I have been in LOVE with Susan Branch books for years! I have every one of them. Sometimes when I get a little blue, I will curl up with a steamy cup of coffee and read her wonderful books. They are so inspirational, I learned about Gladys Taber through Susan's books.

Look here...there is even a special section on celebrating winter.
LOVE her darling ideas!

Who wouldn't love cookin' up a big pot of this Split Pea Soup, just because this picture is so cute! I think maybe for St. Patricks Day!
~*~
But that's not all...
I also found another treasure for you.
Yeah, I already had this one too!
But I KNOW you will want it!

It is the wonderfully beautiful current issue of Victoria Magazine!
My ALL-TIME favorite magazine!
~*~
What do you have to do to get your name put in the bonnet for my drawing?
Just leave me a little note, letting me you stopped by to visit any time in the next week. The more notes, the more you name goes in the bonnet!
I bought all of these, with you my blogging friends in mind.
I am so excited to be able to give them to a lucky one of you!
~*~
Okay on to more
Fabulous Finds
Here are some goodies I have found in the past couple of weeks.
Yep, even a move won't keep me from haunting my favorite stores!

Oh, isn't she just darling. I bought both that were for sale! They were only $2 each.
The still attached price tag says Hallmark $35.00. I kid you not!
They are now hanging in my breakfast room windows.
Do you see the little bit of SNOW we have here in Hickory Hollow?

Look at these gorgeous roses.
Yummy, makes we want to grab a BIG box of Bon Bons!

I found this gorgeous lace blouse with ribbons that tie in the back.
I am most certainly going to wear this on
Valentine's Day.

I LOVE the large cuff on the sleeve, very romantic.

This is the bodice...little beads, satin ribbon and sequins.
It is also lined with a soft fabric.

I also found these charming HEART CHARMS one day.
They were stitched onto a pitiful little pillow, who had seen much better days. There were about 12 of them in all different sizes, from large to teeny tiny. I thought they would make a gorgeous vintage-looking bracelet. I cut them off the pillow and turned them into a Valentine's Day charm bracelet.

See you can find goodies almost anywhere and at anytime.
One must be most vigilant!
It is getting late, and I am ready to jump into those lavender, flannel jammies again.
Wishing you best wishes!
~Jill~

46 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Jill you caught me at cookbook...Gosh that is my passion of passions...I collect them also and have so many...That would be a good blog subject one day....

Never read that magazine you also are sharing...I will have to go check that out...

Oh no you didn't get those Hearts...they are so cute! Victorian looking I see.

Well add me please and I will be back for sure...I so want a cookbook!

Dawnie said...

I love Susan Branch books..I have 1..lol

That lace blouse--got me drooling! I would LOVE to find one in my size--which is quite large..but that is me 100%! and the jewelry you chose with that--PERFECT!

Carrie said...

I love cookbooks I for sure want to be part of this giveaway! Those are the cutest hearts.

Sharon said...

Well, Jill, just add me to your give away for sure. I'd love to have the cookbook especially but either one would make me happy. I just like to win! Can't believe all the goodies you found shopping. The rose hearts are oh so nice and the heart bracelet! Now aren't you the smart one - making jewelry!! It will surely be perfect with your beautiful blouse! Enjoy the snow and keep warm. ♥Sharon♥

Ruth Ann said...

I love Susan Branch! Please include me in the giveaway! And Victoria magazine is soo great! I can only find it when visiting my sister...in West Virginia of all places! lol

southerninspiration said...

I've always wanted to go visit Martha's Vineyard and just happen to run into Susan....and have tea and chat! Love her! and Victoria!!
You are so sweet to be thinking about a giveaway with all you have going on....

Suzanne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Jill, I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! I love what you did with those hearts...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your treasures are beautiful.. I love the blouse.. so romantic.. The cookbook sounds like fun.. as well as the magazine.. throw my name in darling..:-)
hugs ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

That rose heart is bee-you-tee-full!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Wow Jill,

I haven't ever seen any of the Susan Branch cookbooks and I am a cookbook collector! Before I married my hubby (2 1/2 yrs ago), I would get a cup of hot tea, a cookbook and curl up in bed and read recipe after recipe and wake up the next morning with the book stuck to my face. I'd go to work with cookbook marks on my cheek.

I love the lacy blouse (so romantic) and what you did with the hearts. I love the rose hearts too!

I've never read the magazine you are giving away either so I hope I'm chosen so I can enjoy what you so enjoy too! Maybe I'll sleep on it... get it?

I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the progress on your new home!

Jamie @ Dear Diary...

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Jill what fab finds! That blouse is gorgeous, very romantic indeed. The bracelet you made couldn't be any more perfect with it.

I can't believe those hearts were only $2!!

The cookbook looks wonderful, and who doesn't love Victoria...

I'm sure you're enjoying our diamond-like snow as much as I am!

Carol said...

I stopped by the other day to see your beautiful new home. I'm So excited about your giveaway! Thanks for putting my name in your bonnet!
Smiles,
Carol

The Cozy Parsonage said...

I will have to check out those cookbooks-they look delightful! Please add me to your drawing, I stop in often, your decor is so inspiring, thank you for sharing it.
Tress

Tam said...

OOOO Susan Branch! I am still waiting for you second part of your Home Tour! This is way better than paying for a ticket for the home and garden tours in my home town!!!!!

Colleen said...

Your flower hearts are just precious! And what a steal! You lucky girl!

Stacey said...

I have one Susan Branch book but not that one. It needs to be on a stand in my kitchen, I'm sure! :)

You found lots of great treasures. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Count me in Jill :) and omg, I love that blouse and the heart wreath, simply stunning! Your pictures with the lace and that gorgeous heart bracelet are absolutely Beautiful!!!

Hugs, Cynthia

pammiejo said...

A new home is so fun to decorate - and you do have to continue shopping! I would love to be entered in your give-a-way. That bracelet is really cute - you are always seeing something from nothing. Keep up the good work!! PAM

Laura said...

Hi Jill,
I found your blog just when you were stressing over the outside color of your house. I must tell you your house is beautiful!!!! I can't wait each day to see what you have done.

Good Luck
Laura
garyblaurac@aol.com (no blog as yet)

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Jill~

That blouse is incredible!!! I LOVE it! The wreathes...OMG...beautiful!!! And the hearts! WOW! You sure hit the jackpot this week!!!

Thank you for being so sweet and having a giveaway when you are sooo busy! You're incredible too!

Kim

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are finally in your new home! I know you are excited! CONGRATULATIONS! Rosemarie at jacklwilson@comcast.net

Liz said...

Jill! You are the MOST Vigilant! : )
Great bargains! You know I would love that little cook book. Count me in for sure!!! : )

~Liz

PS I'm going to be doing a giveaway soon to. You will have to watch out for it....

shaybert said...

Jill,
I seriously need to go shopping with you. I never find those good deals. I have several of Susan Branch's books, but not that one. I've asked for it for Christmas before but....
I enjoyed my visit today!
Blessings, Shay

Angie said...

Oh, Jill...I just finished looking through your home pictures..and wow! It looks so cozy and finished...you must have been super duper busy! It seriously looks like a show home..I am just loving everything, girlie! I can imagine how happy you all are to finally be in your beautiful home..so happy for you, my friend! YaY!

BJ said...

Hi Jill

Just found your blog this afternoon and have already added it to my favorites! Would love to have a chance at winning the Susan Branch book and the magazine. I'm in love with Susan Branch also. Looking forward to checking out your future blogs!

salmagundi said...

What great finds!! That charm bracelet and blouse are perfect for Valentine's Day. I need to go shopping with you. Take care, Sally

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Jill what a wonderful giveaway.Gosh that blouse and bracelet are the cutest.Cookbooks are the most realizing thing for me to look at. Just so many meals are prepared from just looking at the recipes. Have a great day Friday.. I will be back
Vikki

southerninspiration said...

You are going to be a lovely vision on Valentine's Day Miss Jill with your lovely blouse and charm bracelet! Thanks for coming by my blog today.....I'll be drawing tomorrow so do come back by! Take care and I look forward to the tour part deux!!!

Suzanne

Joanne said...

Hi Jill, I just love reading your blog and love seeing what you're doing with your new home. Please enter me in your giveaway -- who wouldn't want to win those? Your blouse is so romantic -- perfect for Valentine's Day. Warm wishes from cold NY ~~ Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

debbie said...

HELLO JILL,
I JUST STOPPED BY TO MEET YOU AND SAY
THERE WILL BE MANY BLOGGERS COMIN'YOUR WAY
WHEN THE WORD GETS OUT AND YOU KNOW IT WILL
THEY WILL BE BLOGGING AND BLOGGING
PICK ME... PICK ME, PLEASE JILL
I'M NEW TO THIS BLOGGING WORLD,
I HAVE HAD A SLOW START
BUT I WON A CONTEST YESTERDAY
AT MICHELLE PALMER ART
I'M NOT GREEDY
I'LL LET SOMEONE ELSE WIN
BUT THOSE VALENTINE WREATH'S
IS WHAT CAUSED MY HEART TO SPIN
YOUR HOUSE IS SO BEAUTIFUL
IT IS A WINNER FOR SURE
COME VISIT ME AT MY BLOG
WHEN YOUR LIFE'S NOT A BLURRRRR

TRULY I ENJOYED LOOKING AT THE VERY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF YOUR HOME...WOW...IT IS PRETTY...YOU DID REAL GOOD.
COME SEE ME AT MY HUMBLE BLOG
HUGS
debbie

southerninspiration said...

Hey Jill, while you are busy having your own giveaway, you won mine!!!!!! Could you please email me with the address for Hickory Hollow so I can get your package ready to send to you??? I also gave you a big shout out on my blog, so maybe you'll get some new visitors!! You have my email....it's suzanne(dot)joffrion(at)gmail.com....
Have a great weekend!!

Suzanne

Carla said...

Hi Jill! I love your blog and I just LOVE Susan Branch. I was just recently introduced to her books and immediately fell in love. I currently only have 1 of her books, but when I started reading it I felt like I was visiting with a friend. I have found her books hard to come by and hope to find some in my thrifting!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your Susan Branch book!
Carla

Sharon said...

Thanks, Jill, for the sweet note you left on my blog. Tickles me that you said I remind you of Paula Deen. I've had many tell me that in person but you are the first of my blog friends to mention it. I have even been stopped in the store and asked if I was Puala Dee!! They say everyone has a twin. Till next time, God bless. ♥Sharon♥

Shanda said...

Count me in too Jill. I checked out 2 of those cook books from the library once and fell in love with them. I will be back next week to enter also. Have fun with your giv away,
Shanda

Michelle Palmer said...

Absolutely gorgeous photographs! Love every nook n' cranny that you have shared~
Wishing you wonderful!
Michelle

Colleen said...

Good morning Jill! Love your new look! For a moment I thought I had clicked the wrong blog! HA! Looks great.

Colleen

Sharon D. said...

Hi Jill,

GI recently found your blog and really enjoy it. What great finds! I love your treasures. I also recently made a charm bracelet for Valentine's Day. Now to find some goodies like yours :)
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway. What wonderful gifts :)

zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

Beverly said...

Well isn't this a lovely find! Traced you through My Messy Thrilling Life, one of my top favorites. I'll keep checking yours, too. It's beautiful.

Belinda said...

I love the look of your cookbook! I'm new to your blog...I found you through Sheila's blog list (from Note songs). I am going to have to snoop around in your archived posts now to see what I've been missing! I can't believe you got those pretty rosie hearts for two dollars each! Now that was a truly fabulous find. :-)

dana said...

LOVE your giveaway gifts, Jill! I am reallllly crazy about your rose hearts---TWO 4 DOLLARS each!! You did hit the Valentine jackpot!

Dana

Elisa said...

Sorry I am late in leaving a comment hope I am not too late. I just saw Jan 28 blog today. I usually read your blog every day. I have put you on my google page so now I can remember to read you everyday. I love the cookbook, I think I have one of hers if it isn't it is along the same lines. keep up the good work

pgardner84 said...

Im so glad I didn't miss out. We've been without power around here because of the terrible ice storm. Please include me in your drawing! I love all your things :)

The Vintage Rose said...

There's nothing like a giveaway to attract new visitors and because your blog is worth visiting some are sure to stay.

Colleen said...

I love cookbooks so throw my name in the hat again!

Gina said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love Susan Branch books and also Victoria magazine. I love your blog!!


ginablank53@hotmail.com

Lavender Dreamer said...

I love your blog! Your new home is beautiful and I'm studying your decorating style!

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