Friday, July 30, 2010


Hey girls it's GIVEAWAY time in celebration of my birthday!!!!

this made the birthday girl quite happy

an old industrial bookcase that hubs got for me

from a yard sale, perfect for my closet overflow

hubs knows I love a good deal

and this was a perfect recycle

ready for the weekend at Country Roads

still chalking!!!!

Now for the wonderful Birthday girl


this beautiful handmade ruffled tote

that is fully lined inside

it measures 17 X 21" inches

just leave me a comment

and for an extra entry share about

the GIVEAWAY  or let me know that

you are a follower of mine

by midnight Sunday and I will draw the

lucky winner!

My love to all of you

Good luck Ladies


The Smith Hotel said...

Very cute bag! Happy Birthday too!


Vintage Market Place said...

Happy B DAY KATE!!!
Yep you have a keeper there, and can I say what a great shoe collection you have!
Your space looks so good, love the book pages.
I hope you have a great celebration this weekend and take time for yourself to enjoy it.
This bag is so awesome, I have one on my wish list that is very similar.

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Happy Birthday! your blog is beautiful and so are you! lovely pick for the giveaway!

Prencie said...

Gorgeous bag and a Happy Birthday to you!!! Wish I lived closer so I could come shop your space, love it!! I'm one of your newer followers;) I've been eyeballin that chippy old bookcase lookin thing! I love it!! Funny, cause the hubby just re-did my walk-in-closet space to accommodate all of my clothes and what not. Now I can actually walk in my closet, lol!!:) Very sweet:)

afistfullofweeds* said...

I would LOVE to win that awesome bag for your birthday!!! Rhonda Happy Birthday!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Kate, sounds like your guy knows just what you need, and maybe another pair of shoes! Love that gorgeous ruffled bag, have a wonderful weekend full of Birthday Fun!
love you,

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just did a blog post about your Birthday Giveaway, and you know I'm a follower!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kate, this is my first visit here, found you via Common Ground, I love your adorable ruffled bag! Love the pictures of your booth, I could do some serious shopping in there!!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday... Blessings~~~ Daphne

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Happy Birthday! You have a beautiful blog and shop.

Your giveaway bag is darling. I want it!! ;)

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Found your blog from Common Ground -

I am now a follower. Thanks!

Linda K. said...

Happy Birthday To You, Kate! Beautiful tote!


Linda K. said...

And I follow too!

Dorthe said...

Congratulations, Kate
I wish you a happy birthday.
I found you from Common Ground--
and love your blog, so I will follow.
The tote is very beautifull-please enter me to your giveaway.'

Theresa said...

Hi there Kate, nice to meet you! Debra from Common Ground sent me over to wish you a "Happy Birthday" and oh that purse is just gorgeous! Yes I want it and yes I am a follower.

Have a blessed day and I can't wait to win that purse:) HUGS! said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!Kate:) I love looking at pics of you space. It is always so beautiful. Love the bag too. Count me in. Hope you had a restful vacation:)
~Debra XXX
BLOG: Capers of the vintage vixens

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Kate ~
I just found your blog and am so happy I did ~ You have such gorgeous things !!
Oh my gosh and the bag is amazing ~
I would love to be entered to win it ~

Happy Birthday !

shana said...

Found your blog via Common Ground. Love everything. Happy Birthday!!

shana said...

I am also now a follower.

Handbags*and*Pigtails said...

What a beautiful bag! I can certainly appreciate it.:) And the ruffles are so yummy.

Handbags*and*Pigtails said...

Oh and Im already a faithful follower!

Polly said...

Happy Birthday my dear!!

What a sweet ruffly bag you're gifting to some lucky gal!

I love the way you have upcycled the industrial shelf! The juxtaposition of all your girly stuff and the steel is perfect! I love that your husband found that for you at a yard sale! What a guy!!

The booth is looking good!!



Polly said...

P.S. I'm a follower!! :-)

the old white house said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Kate! I hope it is as over the top fabulous as you are! Theresa

Terri Gordon said...

Happy Birthday Kate, what a wonderful giveaway, I hope you have a lovely day. I just found your beautiful blog. Terri

Terri Gordon said...

I am now a follower, I will enjoy visiting you, your bag is so beautiful. Happy Birthday! Terri

Barbara said...

Hi and Happy Birthday, I am a follower now, and I love that bag, please enter me, Blessings, Barbara from

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi Kate,
Sending bday wishes your that bag and so nice of you to share it with someone!!! Also, love all your great shoes!!
Happy day!

Sheila Rumney said...

Happy Birthday! I just found your lovely blog through Common Ground and so enjoying your blog. I will be posting and following.

You have a wonderful sense of style and beauty. I am sorry to hear about your mom and your illnesses. May God continue to bless you and give you strength.



Marie-Andrée said...

Happy birthday! you have a great blog.

Marie-Andrée said...

HI! I'm a follower

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway. How feminine that bag is...I love it! I'm also jumping out of my skin looking at your booth. Do you sell any of your items online? I'm now your newest follower. I found your blog through the lovely Debra at Common Ground. Come check out my blog when you have a second. It's very new.
Be blessed,

Karen said...

Happy Birthday. I Just found your blog thru Common Ground. I'm so happy! I would love an opportunity to win your gorgeous bag! And I became a follower. But more so, I'm lovin' your blog, so for now, I'm going to go stalk your past posts.
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Annie Louise said...

Hi Kate, Happy Birthday hope it is everything you wish for :)
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. By the way stopped by Country Roads, your booth looks great!

Annie Louise said...

Howdy again,
I am a follower of your wonderful blog. Love the bookcase--great find.

she dreams big! said...

Good ole Debra from Common Ground is sending everyone over to meet you! Love your blog and wish I could go shopping in your booth. See ALOT of items I could happily own!

Hope your birthday is everything you wished for! I'm a new follower!

jodi said...

Happy YOU Day - enjoy! I'd love the ruffle bag...and so would my 5-yr-old-recently-turned-on-to-purses daughter ;)

jodi said...

me, again....just made myself a fan o' yours...thanks for the give-a-way!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kate! Just popped over from
Debra's to say hello and to visit
your darling blog. Congrats on
your b-day AND on your anniversary : )
I have got to get down to your
neck of the woods someday, as that
antique mall looks wonderful. So
does the darling purse ~ thank you
for the chance to win it!
Crossing my fingers......
Happy Weekend ~ enjoy all your
xx Suzanne

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

"Buon Compleanno" Kate! I got to see your space in person at Country Roads and I also met Irma. Your space is amazing and you have a sweet friend. I may see you soon, for now Happy B-Day, love the ruffle bag, who ever wins will be a lucky girl. Have a great weekend. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

oh, almost forgot, I am a follower.

Sue K said...

Happy Birthday to you!! What a wonderful giveaway...the bag is just gorgeous! Please put my name in the hat for a chance to win this lovely creation.
Whoever wins will be one lucky lady!!
hugs, Sue K

Sue K said...

Oh yeah....I am a follower too! I so enjoy your blog!!

beth said...

I am a follwer, have been for a while! Have a great birthday and hope you get to clebrate with your beautiful family!

Recycled Rita said...

Happy Birthday! I just discovered your blog and it is very pretty! karen....

fleurcottage said...

quote from RD: birthdays are good for you - the more you have, the longer you live! :) love it! have a wonderful birthday!

fleurcottage said...

yes, i am a follower & really admire your courage in dealing w/ your health issues!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Birthday to U! Your Mr. did good, great gift.I see a few things I would love to have in your booth, wish I was closer dang.~Cheers Kim

Vintage Sandy said...

Kate Happy Birthday!
I just found your blog and so happy I did what an adorable bag I'm a purseaholic and have just the perfect outfit to go with it so here's hoping it gets to come home to me.
I'm now a follower and going to post on my blog right now about your giveaway!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

Happy Birthday! I LOVE your blog (and you!)

Unknown said...

...happiest birthday wishes to you!
~ I found my way here thru Debra/Common Ground and am so happy to follow along you blog world!
~ adore your birthday giveaway bag!
xo, Rosemary

Kath' said...

Heres wishing you a whole lotta happiness and SweeT Surprises on your Birthday.
I am a follower of your lovely blog. Thanks for the chance of putting my name in for this Gorgeous Purse. It is 2DIE4.. OH MY Word, I love it so..
Kath' at

Kath' said...

I took your ad banner and placed it on my blog so you can get more followers. This is so excited.. Whoo hoo Kath' at
I also put it on my facebook as well.

lakenreich said...

Happy Birthday. Love the pictures on your website. So many great things. Many more Happy Birthdays.

Sandi said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Love this tote too and I am your newest follower!! Please include me in your beautiful giveaway and thank you sooooo much!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Happy Birthday to you
Your junk is sooo cool
Happy Birthday dear Kate
Happy Birthday to YOU!!

I am flipping for your tote giveaway! As you know I am already a follower. Hope your B~DAY is FAB!!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Happy Birthday! Love the tote, I am having a giveaway too come see.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! What a generous giveaway and such a flirty, fun, gorgeous tote! Thanks so much for allowing me the opportunity to win it!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Our Hopeful Home said...

Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous, romantic bag! Pick me, pick me! :)

Janelle said...

I'm a follower, Kate, what a lovely giveaway!
Best wishes.

vintage girl at heart said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!!
And Happy Anniversary too!!

Doni said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!! Thanks so much for gifting US for YOUR birthday! That's an awesome bag...perfect for so many things!!!
Blessings, Doni

Doni said...

And of course I'm a follower!!!
; )

Anonymous said...

How sweet to give a present away for your birthday! Happy Happy Birthday!

I would love to own that darling bag!!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

I became a follower because I wanted to- blogged about your sweet giveaway too though I would like to keep it a secret to up my chances of winning!! LOL

Mari said...

That's adorable! I"m a follower and would LOVE to win this cute little ruffle tote!

Lady Pamela said...

Many happy returns. Now for your giveaway - it is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. And if I happen to win, I will tell you a very special and unique story of why I think I need to have it. You would be very surprised, I think.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I LOVE this ruffled bag!!!!! I have a picture of a few that I've been wishing for, but WOW! this one takes the cake (birthday cake, of course!)!!!

I hope your birthday a one filled with lots of birthday surprises and all wishes coming true!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Michele said...

Happy Birthday, again, LOL!!! I wanted to add that I just signed up to be a follower of your beautiful blog!! I'm excited to read upcoming posts and to read your previous ones!

I also did a blog post about your giveaway on my blog, Butterfly Whispers. Here's the link to that post:

I know we didn't have to, but I wanted to add your button to my blog, too. It's on the sidebar now.

Have a great birthday!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Is the white cabinet that you just tagged still available and the white chandelier? If so pls email me prices- Your booth is gorgeous! Thank you very much. Theresa

Shell said...

Hi Kate!
Don't you just LOVE Debra? She is the BEST! She promotes Events, blogs and is SUCH a creative gal! I just love her!

So, I'm NOW a follower and LOVE your darling bag! Happy Birthday!

If you get a chance, pop on over and say hi at my little blog sometime!

Hugs,,,and nice to find you!

Kennedy said...

Hello and Great Blessings on your Birthday!

I found you through Debra@common ground and I am so glad I did!

Your bag is simply gorgeous and what a lovely generous give-a-way! I would be delighted to win this!

I am now a follower of your blog. If I had a blog I would gladly add a side bar....that is a dream of mine to have a blog.

Best wishes to all who have entered!
Peace and Love~

Sherry said...

What a lovely blog and a lovely Birthday giveaway. I love the bag. I came to visit from Debra's Comon Ground.

Sherry said...

I am a new follower of you blog. I spent a little time reading older posts and have thoroughly enjoyed visiting here.

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE it! And happy birthday!

Dear Lillie said...


Something Nice and Pretty said...

You and I have the clothes and shoes going on, love bling, you should see the shoe I just bought:)
I love the purse, I'm such a purse girl and I have so many for my own good. Just love it!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a day filled with love, laughter and dreams come true. What a gorgeous bag and generous giveaway! What a great excuse to go shopping for the perfect shoes to go with this beutiful bag! Please enter me.

Sheila said...

Hello there,
Kate I am wishing you the Happiest Birthday ever, you and your Mom have very close birthdays :) I love your extra closet cabinet and that chair is delicious too. I LOVE THE TOTE YU-MMY!


Tara said...

Hi Kate,I've just become a follower and that bag is totally devine..Love to be in your giveaway and a big Happy Birthday to you..xx

Pamela Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Kate!!

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Kate! I hope this post finds you well.

Although a little late, I just posted about your giveaway. I'm also already a follower. And I put your button on my blog about a week or so ago.

How generous of you to have such a great giveaway when it's YOUR special day. Sorry I'm also belated on the anniversary wishes. Sounds like you two are great together. My husband and I have only been married for almost 4 years but have known each other for over 30. It makes for a special bond.

Have a lovely rest of your weekend.


meeyeehere said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love your new shoes book case! It gives me ideas of what to do in my own house. Love your blog,it's really cool.
Great purse,I would love to have it. Please count me in! thanks!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! I also just found you from the lovely Debra @ Common Ground.
Wow- I love your style and panache! Am now a follower and fan, Adore the bag....


Unknown said...

Just spending a lazy Sunday evening visiting some of my favorite blogs and while @ Sheila's read about your birthday and your giveaway.

Happy birthday and blessings for another fabulous year of life! The bag is beautiful.

Definitely going to become a follower as I want to add your blog to my list of favorites...

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Happy birthday Kate hope is was the best one yet!
Love the purse so nice of you to share your birthday with us. the purse it to die for!
hugs sassy gail

Preppy Mama said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!!

Preppy Mama said...

I am a follower too!

Nelly said...

Hi Kate! Happy Birthday. What a beautiful purse!

Its just adorable and fun and so elegant to wear. Thanks for offering it on your giveaway.


Anonymous said...

Of course I'm a follower! I'm soooo bummed I missed the giveaway!! Oh well, maybe next time.
Happy Birthday beautiful girl!


glassgirl said...

Happy Birthday! I so wish I could visit Country Roads! Beautiful booth!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! I've followed your blog for a while now on Google Reader and I'd love to win that adorable bag.
Thanks for your generosity,
missmelissaf at yahoo dot com

Ron and Jamie said...

love bob's new find and love the adorable purse. hope you had an awesome day!! love ya girlfriend. xoxoxo

Anne Lorys said...

Hey doll!
I purposely didn't comment until after midnight...since I won your last giveaway, I didn't want to be counted in for this one.

Anyway, Happy Birthday!
I hope you had a wonderful day, deserving of someone as beautiful, kind, talented, generous, loving and just all-around GREAT as you are. :-)

Love you loads!

Amy Kinser said...

Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful bag. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing what great ideas you have for us. Blessings to you.

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