Friday, October 14, 2011

My First Giveaway: Some Shabby Chic Love!

Hello dear friends! How are you this week? Well, I'm so very excited to be having my very first GIVEAWAY!!! It's been such a pleasure blogging within the last few months and meeting such amazing & inspirational people! :) This has been an experience like no other, and I would love to host a follower friendship appreciation giveaway!

Today, I am giving away one copy of Rachel Ashwell's new book, "Shabby Chic Inspirations!" If you haven't already read of how I ended up with TWO copies of this book, click here to read about it {and how I met Rachel} in a previous post! :)


I just love, love, love this book! Full of inspiration and lots of Shabby Chic Love!!! Here's a sneak peek of some of the pages in this lovely publication:





Are you inspired yet?!?! If so, here are the giveaway rules for your chance to win "Shabby Chic Inspirations," by Rachel Ashwell:

** Leave a comment on my blog letting me know that you are a follower or become a follower of "A Cozy Cottage in the City" using the Google Friend Connect gadget on my page, and leave a comment letting me know you did so.

{OPTIONAL}
For extra entries, you may:

** Mention my giveaway in one of your blog posts.

** Post about my giveaway in your blog sidebar {feel free to use the icon below}.

** State the giveaway in your Facebook and/or Twitter Page with a link back to this post.

Just leave me separate comments for each extra entry. The winner will be chosen via random.org.

The giveaway will end
Sunday, October 30th at 12 midnight, Pacific Standard Time.

A winner will be announced on Monday, October 31st Tuesday, November 1st!

*** Because I truly appreciate all of my lovely friends, I have decided that along with the book, the winner will also receive "a little something extra" that was purchased at the Shabby Chic Couture Store. ***

Good luck, and please tell your friends about this wonderful giveaway!
This giveaway is open to both US & international friends. :)

**For anonymous users or bloggers with private profiles, please make sure to include your e-mail address in your comment post so I may contact you in case you win**


{feel free to grab this icon & put it on your blog post/side bar}


Thank you once again to everyone for being so kind & encouraging during these past few months of blogging! Until next time, have a wonderful upcoming weekend!


XO's,
Jessie

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174 comments:

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Thanks for the heads up, Jess! I'm following.

xo

Sandy

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I facebooked.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I tweeted.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Put button in sidebar.

Elyse said...

greetings!

what a wonderful giveaway.

i just became a follower!

happy fall

xo
elyse

Cerise said...

I am following and will be sharing this on Facebook. I was shabby before shabby was cool . My Mom taught me the value in a can of white paint and an appreciation of what character can be found in worn and wonderful.
Thanks for a chance to win the book.
Cerise at The Whitewashed Cottage.

Rubie Belle said...

Following this on FB.

Rubie Belle said...

Just shared this on my FB page (Raina Saunders)

Brooke said...

Thank You for giving us all a chance to obtain one of your Awesome books

Town and Country Gals said...

Jessie,
what a great give away, what's better then a great decorating book! Already a follower and have put you under my favorites on my side bar!
Rebecca

Tammy @ Type A said...

i'm a follower! thanks for letting me know about the give away, you can' share it at my party too if you want.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-38-highlights-from-37.html

Tammy @ Type A said...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Type-A-Decorating/120483398030569

here's my fb post!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i put a button on my sidebar!!!

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Jess, This is the only of all her books I don't have. They are so pretty and I love looking at them over and over! Thanks for letting me know.

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Jess, the button is on my sidebar.

Cozy Little House said...

She did start it all!
Brenda

Karen said...

Hi Jess,

Thank you for telling me about your give-away! I'm a follower.

Karen said...

Hi Jess,

Put your button on my sidebar:)God bless x

Donna said...

I love Rachel And haven't seen this new book yet~I am so excited!
Thanks for letting me sign-up!
I am already a follower!
Hugs,
Donna

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi my sweet friend! I am so excited for your first giveaway!!! I am definitely a follower and so proud to be one!
Hope your doing well, and I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit you over the last week, I've been trying to check in with everyone's posts, but I've been crazy busy.
Have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Donna said...

I just added your button on my sidebar Jess~have a wonderful rest of the week!
hugs
Donna

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Jessie,
I just posted about your fabulous giveaway on my blog.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Jessie,
I just posted your giveaway on my Facebook page.
Sincerely,
Me~

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hey Jessie,
I just tweeted about your giveaway. That's all I've got. No more pages left to post on! :0)
Have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Beth said...

I have enjoyed discovering your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower and will look forward to your upcoming posts. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Blessings,
Beth

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'm a follower!

Sherry said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog today and I am a new follower. I have always enjoyed Rachel Ashwell books.

cyndismith1 said...

So glad I found you! Love your blog! I'm following now!

cyndismith1 said...

So glad I found your blog! I'm a follower now. Love your stuff!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Hi Jessie! I am already a follower for sure!
Thank you for your sweet words on my blog!

~Shanon

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

.....and I added your giveaway to my sidebar!
What a fun giveaway!

~Shanon

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Jessie! That book looks pretty darn great. Of course, I'm a follower :)

Rhonda said...

I am following - woo hoo! How exciting, I've wanted this new book since it came out!

This sure is a fun giveaway! Now I need to add you to my sidebar.

Blessings from Cindy said...

I'm a new follower & would love to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Blessings from Cindy said...

I just posted on my giveaway list your giveaway! Thanks so much for a chance to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Hi Jessie, I was just visiting my good friend Melinda's blog @ Alabaster Rose Designs and saw her post on your great giveaway.
I am now a follower!!!

Take care,
Irma

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I just posted your giveaway button on my blog.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Looks like a great book for some lucky winner! I am a follower.

Kari said...

Hi, I am so glad I found your blog! Love your taste and I'm so jealous you got to go to the SC store... next time I'm in So Cal! This is a GREAT giveaway, I'm dying to get to B&N to check this book out! I hope I win!

Thx,
-Kari

Kari said...

Sorry forgot to mention I'm a follower now too. :)

-Kari

Donna said...

I am a GFC of A Cozy Cottage in the City

Donna said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ageorgiamomma/status/124695171131637760

Knitopheliac said...

I'm a new follower. :D

awal.ny said...

I am a follower, this is a wonderful giveaway.

jerry said...

bellissimo.... sono una nuova follower... grazie e baci xxxxx

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet giveaway. I've just become a follower, and I must say , I'm in such good company. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring book with the lucky winner.

Smiles,

Carol

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I am a new follower and I would LOVE the chance to win this incredible book. Be sure to stop by and enter my giveaway too if you haven't already. It's for the Autumn copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living Magazine. Thanks again for the chance.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Betty Sneeringer said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I would love for you be a "real, in person" guest!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Also posted your lovely button on my sidebar...

Thanks again Mon amie!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a generous giveaway, Jessie! I follow your lovely blog, as you know. :)

xo,

Jo

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I'll post it on my sidebar. Thanks!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo

Passionate for White said...

I just now became a follower and I appreciate the opportunity to win Rachel's newest book. Great blog you have here...I look forward to going through your archives.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

I am your newest follower so glad to find your pretty blog
Love Rachel too and her books
xxoo
Pam

White Ironstone Cottage said...

just put it on my sidebar

Lori said...

~♥Following on Facebook♥~

Inspirational!!!

Take care,
Lori in California

Lori said...
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Old Paper Roses said...

Hello Jessie,

Thank you so much for such a sweet comment you left on my blog!
And wow, what a wonderful giveaway.
I have to admit I already purchased a copy of this fabulous book! (I'm still waiting for it to be delivered)But I would still love to enter for a chance to win, and if I do I have a sweet friend that will love this book too.
So count me in please.
I will put a link on my sidebar.
Now I'm going to look at the rest of your pretty blog!

Have a lovely weekend,
hugs from Holland,
Michelle

Lori said...

~♥Following on Facebook♥~

Inspirational!!!

Take care,
Lori in California

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

What a great giveaway!!! I would love to win this since I missed the book signing event. I will try to put you on my sidebar. Hope I can figure it out. Oh the trials and tribulations of a new blogger:))
Have a good day!
~Cheryl

HolliLynn said...

I follow via GFC~Holli Moore

Kat Nokes said...

Hi!

Im a follower. I love the book its so inspiring! I'm from the UK...would you post all the way here if I win?

Thanku
Kat xx

Cindy said...

Oooh, what a generous giveaway! I'm your latest follower! I just redecorated my bedroom in shabby chic and I'm sure I'd get some good ideas from this book! Also, thank you for visiting my blog - so happy you enjoyed my roses!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Just added your button with link to giveaway on my sidebar!
Hugs, Cindy

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi friends!

Thank you all so kindly for joining in on my first giveaway, and for posting it on your site(s). :)

@Kat, yes this giveaway is open to both US & International friends, so if you win, I'd send it over to the UK. :)

Cheers,
Jessie

Cindy said...

I facebooked!

Cindy said...

I tweeted! Congrats on the blogging, by the way! I just started at the first of June. Love it!! Hugs, Cindy

josephinetalepeddler said...

Hello, I became a follower but don't tend to use my Google blog a lot. I'll put you in my favourites as well as I now blog on Word Press a lot. I'll also pop back and let you know if I get a chance to tweet etc. What a lovely giveaway. I, too have a cosy cottage in the city!xx

Suzann said...

Hello Jess,
Please enter me in the giveaway I would love to win Rachel's book
I am already a follower
Enjoy your weekend!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Gonna put on my sidebar tomorrow...promise...i'm in bed with my iPhone now...LOL

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Will FB tomorrow too! :)
Too hard to do from the phone...

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

I think my comment that I follow didn't show up...
???

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jessie...Melinda sent me over and am so glad she did...I am looking forward to reading how you met Rachel ~ I am following along now and am looking forward to catching up with you over the weekend!
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Ann Mutschler said...

So happy to have found your lovely blog! Hubby and I are fixing up our dream home - an 1850s farmhouse and the book would help so much with inspiration!

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

Hi Jessie!
thak you for inviting me to your wonderful giveaway! Finger crossed!
Hugs!
Mara

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

...added the button to my sidebar!!!!

Vintage Novella said...

I'm now a follower; great giveaway!

Elisa said...

Thank you very much...

Elisa

Elisa said...

Thank you very much...

Ciao

Elisa (from Italy)

Pearl said...

What a great giveaway! Love interior design books!
I'm your newest follower!

pearl

Amanda said...

Hi Jessie,
I just found your lovely little spot here in blogland via Alabaster Rose! I am now a happy new follower! This is the one Rachel Ashwell book that I am missing from my collection! Please throw my hat in the ring! And thank you so much for offering such a sweet giveaway! I look forward to further exploring your Cozy Cottage!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Jessie,
You can enter me in your give away. Me and you go way back, don't we? I was one of your first followers, and you were one of mine. I guess you can say we've been in this blogging thing together. I'm so happy for you on your first give away, and let me know how it turns out. Have a good day, sweetie.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jessie, I'd love a chance to win your awesome first ever give away. I think I'll hop back a few more times. Thanks for your visit and comment. Linda

Linda M. said...

I'm one of your new followers. I enjoyed reading your story about the book signing. Linda

Linda M. said...

I've added your giveaway button to my side bar. Have a great day! Linda

Patti said...

Thank you for visiting me for pink Saturday. I have to tell you when I saw a comment from "A Cozy Cottage in the City," my heart leaped, for I am a city girl as well. (In fact, about 2 weeks ago I did a post about preferring the city to the country.) I truly believe it is possible to live a beautiful, old-fashioned, vintage life even in the heart of the city or suburbs. Most people I know tend to prefer the country, so that's why my heart did a little dance when I saw the title of your blog.

Wishing you a beautiful day,
Patti

michele said...

throw my name in the hat! if i win, i will be sharing this gorgeous volume with my mom who is a huge Rachel fan!

what a lovely giveaway!

michele

okcamp said...

Hi Jessie,
I'd love to own this book. Years ago my daughter gave me 'Shabby Chic' as a gift. Love it! Thanks.
Diane

Rusty Hinge said...

Jessie, you are so sweet! Thank-you for the comment you left on my blog! If you need any help or tips with gardening at your new house, I would love to help! I am excited, as well, to be entered in your first giveaway to win Rachel's new book! I have all her other books and I can't wait to see this one. I am a devout follower of your blog!! :) Have a wonderful Sunday,
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Count me in. I am your newest follower. Rachels book looks wonderful. I just finished my first giveaway I was trying to reach 100 followers and now a few short week and I have 150. You will be pleasantly surprised
Kathy

Cindy said...

I'm totally in for the giveaway, drop my name in the hat!

Cindy

Anneke said...

Hi Jessie,
this is a great giveaway!!
I am your new follower.
I will put a button in my sidebar.
have a great day,
Anneke,
Holland.

jerry said...

ops.... dimenticavo il recapito:jerrymouse3@mail.com

Michele said...

You have another new follower! and I'm excited about the possibility of winning the book - love the shabby chic style!

Heather @ Post Road said...

wahoo! Thanks for the chance Jessie! I LOVE your blog :) Thanks for letting me (and my readers) know about this giveaway!

I am also giving away a beautiful bracelet on my blog if anyone is so inclined to check it out :)

Have a great week!
xo.Heather

Heather @ Post Road said...

I tweeted :)

Heather @ Post Road said...

..and shared on FB
http://www.facebook.com/postroadvintage

Henny said...

Hello,

I am the follower!

Roberta said...

Cheers! I'm a new follower. Count me in on this one please.

Roberta

joher525 said...

Just found ur blog..tks for having the giveaway!!

Fashion-isha said...

I'm entering! I'm your new follower! Love your blog and hope you come say hi! BTW I love shabby chic so I hope I win!!
xo
Sharon

Kelly said...

I just became a follower. Thanks to Rachel for starting all of this. Thanks to you for all the inspirational pics.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful giveaway !! I found your blog from Heather's and now am following :)

Anonymous said...

I am becoming a follower and came over from Ironstone Cottage where she pointed the way. I have no blog to praise you to so I will say 3 Hail Mary's for you.
With gratitue,
Sylvia Faye

Elisabeth said...

I just became a follower. :)

Drummer said...

hi. very nice adeas. i like these. please come my site.

Laura said...

new follower :) Laura @ Life We Live 4

LOIS said...

I am now a follower, and I'd LOVE to win Rachael's book!

di@cottage-wishes said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower, please visit me at http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com

Di

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jessie! I'm a new follower. I found you through Donna at A Life Reclaimed! I love your blog! Thank you for the chance to win Rachel's new book!
~Lynne
[w/L]

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your on my sidebar!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Loui♥ said...

Don't have a clue as to how I found you..sure am glad I did!!
now following!!
come by for a visit!
hugs..Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

Just blogged all about the giveaway!!
hugs..
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

FaceBooked..
Lou Windom

hugs.. Loui♥

the poor sophisticate said...

I am soooooo interested! What a fabulous giveaway!!! Thanks so much for doing this! Also, I love your new layout! I hope you are have a gorgeous day! xoxox

La said...

Hi Jessie.

I'm a new follower.

La said...

I'm adding your giveaway to my sidebar.

La said...

I added your link to my Facebook page.

SharonA said...

Lovely to be here ! Thank You for sharing your time and exquisite taste!

SharonA said...

LOVELY! Thank You for taking your time and sharing your exquisite taste!

Jen @ Bungalov said...

I'm a follower and would LOVe to win :)

Jen @ Bungalov said...

I posted on FB too!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

delited to find and follow =)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

giveaway button posted on right sidebar of faith hope & cherrytea...

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Just became a follower or your delightful blog. I love her books, and our newspaper did a review this morning of her newest.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

bellefleur said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win:)

bellefleur said...

I'm now a follower of your lovely blog.

CIELO said...

Please add my name to your very generous giveaway... I'm also adding you logo onto my sidebar... and adding you to my blog roll.

Cielo at the house in the roses...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower! What a wonderful giveaway! We all love a little Shabby Chic!!! ♥♥♥

stefanie said...

eeeeekkkkkk!!! I want to be a winner!!!!!

stefanie said...

and of course I am a follower!!!

.........Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I didn't know about this book, thanks for your clever give-away!

Blondie's Journal said...

How did I miss this?!! I would love to win!!! What a great giveaway!!! Please enter me as a follower

XO,
Jane

Katty's cosy cove said...

What a great give away! Already a follower :) ~Have a wonderful day and blessings always~

Katty's cosy cove said...

I put a button on my sidebar :)

French Basketeer.com said...

Hi Jessie~ Just found your wonderful blog with your comment on mine today....thank you for stopping by; I am your newest follower! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the great giveaway...

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I am a follower of your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Oh what a beautiful giveaway, I love Rachel, thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Terri

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello! I just discovered you from Sandy's blog, My Shabby Streamside Studio, and hopped on over :) It's always so much fun to discover new and fabulous blogs, like yours! And how wonderful to be having a Giveaway; this book just looks so inspirational, and I would love a chance to win, so count me in :) This book is a must for any collection!

Nice to meet you, warmest hugs, Brenda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello again! I've got your Giveaway button on my left sidebar, and linked right back to this post....I am crossing my fingers, etc.... :)

anna said...

Hi!What a great giveaway!!!
Your blog is delicious and I am very happy to find you...I will follow you with pleasure.Have a lovely day.
The button is on my sidebar.
Anna

Katherines Corner said...

I am a happy follower :-) ( don't forget to enter my giveaway too)

Katherines Corner said...

I added your giveaway to my giveaway page :-)

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

Hi Jessie, happy you found Mercantile Muse through A Sort of Fairytale! Now following and posted your button on my blog sidebar.

Glad to be here.
Pam

Bee Happy Farm said...

What fun! How I would love a trip to such a shop :)

Fabulously french said...

I am your newest follower and wnated to say Merci beaucoup for offering a giveaway as lovely as this.

Leeann x

Denise said...

Hello,So nice to meet you,I'm always happy to come across a new blog that I will enjoy.Now I'm your newest follower too.I would love to win her newest book. She's now selling it on qvc just starting last night.Her new line on qvc was wonderful and fun.

Denise said...

I just shared you on fb:Denise Gulino Adorian :)

Ellen said...

What a fantastic give away! I will love to win this book:) Hugs Ellen.

Ellen said...

I am a new follower:)

Ellen said...

I have added your give away with link on my sidebar:) Best regards Ellen.

JenGrenko said...

Hi! Thanks for doing such a nice giveaway! I have been a Rachel Ashwell fan always and have 3 of her books.

JenGrenko said...

I am following, I facebooked. Thanks again!

JenGrenko said...

I've added your giveaway to my sidebar too.

jessica said...

I can't believe i missed this post!! Im a follower & it looks like I've a lot of catching up to do (reading)...

My Sparrows Nest said...

I have adored Rachel Ashwell from the beginning. I have been coveting this new book of hers. So nice of you to give it away! I would be so thrilled to win!

My Sparrows Nest said...

I am a new follower! Hugs and Tweets!

Grace InAZ said...

Thx for the giveaway. I am a new follower GFC. Love your blog! . Pls follow back. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/ Hugs, GraceinAZ

Grace InAZ said...

I tweeted a link to your giveaway at @GraceinAZ1. Hugs, GraceinAZ

Grace InAZ said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GraceinAZ . Hugs, GraceinAZ

Faded Plains said...

Rachel Ashwell is truly inspiring...I have all her other books...but have yet to buy this one...thanks so much for the chance.

Catherine said...

Am a new follower! Thanks!

jessica said...

amazing giveaway! love everything shabby chic! and love your blog :)

Gretchen said...

What an awesome giveaway. I'm your newest follower, and have been following Rachel Ashwell since the beginning. This is her only book I personally don't yet own, so am thrilled to have the chance to win it.
Gretchen

Jeannie-JB said...

I love Rachel Ashwell and I'd love to own her latest book.

P.S. So glad I found your blog! Just joined and will be a faithful follower now that I've found you site. We love the same styles!

Jeannie-JB said...

I just tweeted about your awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read Rachel's new book.

Jacqui said...

How glad I am to find your Blog! Please count me in, I am a follower!

Calli said...

I'm a follower via GFC!

Red Gate Farm said...

Your newest follower :)

~Chris

Iaia said...

Hi, while playing around I discover your beautiful blog and became a follower....
Ciao Alessandra

Iaia said...

I put your button on the sidebar of my blog...

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

mentioned your giveaway with a blog post reminder here thanks for the lovely book generosity, Jessie!

Susan said...

Love this.

Sherree said...

I just became a new follower. I absolutely love anything shabby Chic. Would love to win the book, so that I can get more inspiration for my home. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anita said...

I'm now following! Thanks!

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