Friday, October 19, 2012

Mr. Dior & Kate's FALL Giveaway





When I first laid eyes upon this man

his smile captured my heart.

I was eighteen and well he was NOT

We soon became good friends having lunch

every week and laughing until we could not breathe.




He fondly referred to me as " kiddo "

{YUCK } I had really grown to dislike that name.

After five years had passed I finally found

enough courage to ask him if he would consider

taking me out on a date.

He shared with me that I was young

{ he was  eight years older than me }

and needed to date someone older.

I then received the "kiss of death" on the forehead

as he walked me to my car that evening.

{can you imagine that?}





I came home that evening and cried a small river on

my mama's lap.  She did all she could to assure me

that God had a beautiful plan for my life.

We took our separate roads in life and kept in touch

throughout the years.





Then one day we found ourselves laughing

till we could not breathe again.

This time I was head over heels in love

but I somehow grew horns and a tail

never forgetting that former "kiss"

I quickly came to my senses

 {at least that's how I remember it}

and said " I do "

2008

After twenty three years of friendship

my prince had arrived...




To celebrate the fall season

as the time we fell in love Mr. Dior and I

are having a giveaway to share the joy of

our sweet fairytale...






Our winner will receive the following TWO of our favorite

flea market finds...


1) Glass soap dispenser







2) Vintage rusted clock







Along with a STARBUCKS giftcard to

share a yummy fall treat with someone you love...


Just leave me a comment to enter

 Additional entries given if you use social media to share

with other bloggers about this giveaway.

Giveaway ends Sunday Oct, 21 at midnight.


All images of Mr. Dior and Kate

Wishing you the best of luck from both of us!

XOXO

63 comments:

Melanie said...

What beautiful items! And I always enjoy a starbucks! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway- love your blog!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

your photos are absolutely beautiful. I love happy endings!

Shari said...

What a very sweet heartwarming story! a true fairytale! Thanks so much for a chance to be entered in a wonderful giveaway!

Renata said...

Omg yor story is like a fairytail with beautiful end where friendship and love wins. Wish you a many years spend together. Thank you for such a great opportunity, great giveaway. Renata

It's me said...

Owwww Kathy so sweet post.....and i love your give away....please count me in.....and i love you...you know that....xxx...happy weekend...

Susan said...

What a beautiful love story! I am so happy "he came to his senses". LOL. Please count me in on your wonderful give away.

Ming said...

Would welcome winning one of your giveaways. Your story goes to show, good things come to those who wait!

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Such a beautiful fairytale love story dear Kate... I can see the love you have for each other in your eyes I love happily~ever~afters... and am so happy you and your prince found each other once more... of course it was meant to be from the beginning... just took a little longer than you had hoped for... but wonderful things in life are always worth the wait... Happy Autumn Anniversary to you both, much love, xoxo Julie Marie Oh yes... please enter me in your lovely giveaway... I got so enchanted by your story, I forgot you were having a giveaway... would love to win...

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your story. What a gentleman you have. You're a beautiful couple, meant to be. Have a great weekend.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What a beautiful love story!!! LOL, kiss of death, do you tease him about that?!?!

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

BTW, LOVE the rusty clock, I have an obsession with them!

xoxo

Anne said...

Seriously Kate how cute are the two of you!!! Beautiful photos! I have never had professional photos of my husband and myself.I think we ought to do that!LOVE hearing about how you both met!
What a fun giveaway! I am going to share this on my facebook page too! Have a wonderful weekend!
xx
Anne

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful love story...and a beautiful couple!!! Enjoy your big day...God Bless. Michelle mkg211@aol.com

Stephanie@New Again said...

What a beautiful story about a beautiful couple!

trash talk said...

I love a good story with a happy ending...only I don't think this is the ending. I think there are a lot more chapters just waiting to be told.
XO
Deb

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Aw, how wonderful that in the end love won out and you are together!! I do think it shows he is a man of character that he wouldn't date you when you were so young. The photos of you two lovebirds are wonderful!

Mary Ellen said...

So enjoyed your story Kate! Reminded me a lot of mine and my hubby is 8 years older then I also- it will be 32 years next month for us!

bee blessed
mary

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such beautiful pictures and couple! What a sad but very sweet story. :) Hope you have a great weekend! hugs, Holly

Anonymous said...

Awesome photos and a great story. I am so happy that you found each other, after all.....everyone deserves a prince! p.s. Thanks for hanging out with me a Glitterfest. Stacey

Rusty Hinge said...

Your blog post so touched my heart! I love your photos together! I feel the same way about my Love too! :)

AntiqueChase said...

what a great love story! and a great giveaway. that soap dispenser would look FAB at my house... just say'n :)

Mich_8arena said...

True love;) U were meant to be!

Ashley said...

I would love to enter this giveaway =) Congrats on finding your true love! When I first met my husband, we did not care for one another in the slightest, but here we are, expecting our 4th child hahaha God has a sense of humor =) Xo, Ashley

marilyn said...

what a very sweet love story!

marilyn said...

what a very sweet love story!

Faded Charm said...

Such a romatic fairytale Kate. You just never know where life will take you. Beautiful photos of both of you looking so happy:-)

Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your goodies.

Hope you are enjoying Fall!

xoxo
Kathleen

Gypsea said...

That is the sweetest most special story of love that it warms both the heart and soul in the telling. Only a love so true can pass the test of time, congratulations!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Kate & Mr. Dior what a beautiful Love Story! I am loving the words My Story these days and that truly is your Story!
Thank you for sharing and congrats on your celebration.Nice to see true Love for sure these days.

~Blessings Kim hugs xox

Rea said...

Aww Kate, what a sweet story, I hope for many more years for the both of you together. God bless.

the contessa said...

What a great story. My husband and I are eight years apart too! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

the contessa said...

Bragged on Facebook too!

cgwenn said...

You're pictures are amazing. Fall in a great time to fall in love. Just found your site and love your style (especially old clocks)!!

Polly said...

you two cannot be any cuter!! your love story made me smile! love you guys!!

xo

Polly

CURIOUS BOYS said...

Hmmmm . . . 23 years of Friendship !?! But We thought you were 25 !! We Love You Kate ( and the Mr. too ! ) TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

June said...

I LOVED 'your lovestory' Kate!!!! You two are meant to be together!!!!. Gorgeous photos my sweet friend.
sending hugs...

Wendy said...

What a wonderfully romantic story! Thank you for sharing it with us and for the thoughtful and lovely giveaway. All the best to both of you. ♥

Jaime Richter said...

This is the time my husband and I fell in love too. We just celebrated our 8 year anniversary! I love fall!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely photos and a beautiful love story. I like happy endings.

Lynn Richards said...

Kate, we really need to meet up for coffe! I so want to hear your story. If I win I'll use the Starbucks card and take us out!!!
xo
Lynn

Sue said...

I don't recognize Bob all dressed up like that! Just kidding, well not really, but he is a great guy as we all continue to work together at Country Roads and get to know him more and more. I'm happy he has joined us and congrat's to you both. By the way, when he talks about you he always refers to you as "my wife". Never Kate, which makes me laugh right now!

Sue

pballard said...

I am in love with the soap dispenser and clock. Love your post. Thanks for the chance.

pballard said...

Blogged this great giveaway as well. Thanks for the chance.

pballard said...

Pinned as well. Enjoy your weekend.
http://pinterest.com/pamballard/

pballard said...

Tweeted as well..
https://twitter.com/PamBallard1

Unknown said...

Such beautiful items! Thanks for the chance!

mommylovescooper@gmail.com

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a lovely post and a wonderful giveaway!

Second HandRosie said...

Awwww...sweet, sweet story about how you and your husband managed to defy the odds and get together!

God bless you both.

~Pen~ said...

So I truly love your story.. I do not have my own blog,but read yours daily with morning coffee... And check it before bed waiting for new post..Your love affair is such a true inspiration.. I have been married to my love for 23 years...And am blessed by yours..I love your give away...

~Pen~ said...

My twin is Pam Ballard ,and has her own blog,and I would love more than me for her to win...

Anonymous said...

Just found your site through the dollar store art you created & linked to Picket Fence. What a beautiful love story. Suzi pblapere@att.net

Tammy said...

Now that is a true love story. :) Love that last photo of you two. Today is our 18th anniversary. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Japolina said...

What a lovely story!

twelve-O-eight said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary to you!! What a beautiful love story, thank you so much for making me smile. Hugs & blessings,

xoxo, Tanya
twelveOeight

beckylynne said...

Love the "love story"! I stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks ago and stayed up past midnight looking at past posts. What a wonderful blog and a wonderful giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered.

Thank you.
Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Bohemian said...

Oh what an Amazing Love Story Kate! Happy Anniversary!!! The Man and I have a significant age difference as well, not so much an Issue for me when we 1st met as it was for him... so I can SOOOOO relate to your wonderful Story with the Happy Ending! *Smiles* We both won over our Prince Charmings!!! *Winks*

The Give-Away is Fab... so I Hope I Win too! I suppose you already know who I'd be taking on my Date to Starbucks to share a yummy Fall Treat with! *Smiles*


Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Raye Marie said...

So sweet! Thanks for the fun.

Burlap Luxe said...

A love story to love :)

Kate you deserve all the love you receive.
Blessings my sweet friend.

LOve the rusted clock, It would look great in my daughter Hannahs room, she has a thing for time. You know I would not miss this giveaway.

I would take my daughter on a date to starbucks this is something we like to share together.

Kate, I am going to get my self squared away and plan to meet up with you soon, you touch the edges of my heart with all that you are.

xox
Dore

Unknown said...

I just adored your little poem! Your story seems so similar to mine and my hubbys. Keep those posts coming I enjoy reading each day. I ADORE your flea market finds. Keep up the great work Salvage DIOR :)

Anne said...

What a beautiful love story... when it's true love it will endure the test of time... Or so I think cause God has blessed me to be married to my best friend and true love for 23 years and counting <3

Ron and Jamie said...

not included in the giveaway =) but wanted to say i am glad i was in part of the ride my friend. xoxoxo

Vintage Market Place said...

Happy Anniversary Kate!!
What a story and so glad that you found each other again when the time was right. It pays to wait for the right thing in life.
Your story is touching and makes me smile.
Wishing you both the happiest days for your future together in your walk through life.
Amy

BethElderton said...

What a lovely story! How beautiful!
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

what a great love story. Meant to be. True love always shines through. thanks for sharing it with all of us. Love your items too.