Saturday, 19 February 2011

My long awaited Give-away

I know I promised I would do a giveaway when I reached 100 followers, but I have passed that so have been busy getting everything together so here goes.

I am giving away to one of you lovely bloggers, a cushion cover made with vintage fabrics, a pretty lavender filled (provence of course) heart using once again vintage fabrics and an old french confiture jar which I bought at a flea market in France.
 Sorry can't send the snowdrops, but it just goes to show how versatile the jars are!!
All you have to do is leave me a comment for one chance of winning, post my little giveaway photo and link on your blog for an extra chance.  I expect all you very experienced bloggers will see that I haven't done this before but heyho here goes.
Its been a little bit of an up and down week, looked at rubbish houses!!! had very sad and tragic news from a friend, and ran out of heating oil, thank god for open fires and Rayburns!!

So I look forward to hearing from all of you


  1. Hi Jill, sorry to hear you have had a bad week, especially the news from your friend.

    I am sure you will just go to view a house very soon and it will feel like home straight away.

    Try and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Jackie in Surrey.

  2. They look absolutely lovely Jill, and need somewhere cool and wet to live. Rather like the North of England in fact!

    Sue xx

  3. Dear Jill,

    I hope next week will be a better week for you! Your giveaway looks beautiful! The pillow would look perfect on my couch :-)! I would love to take part. I will put a link on my blog. A pity you can't send the snowdrops. They look so sweet!!

    Take care!

    Lieve groet, Madelief xox

  4. Oh Jill, sorry to hear you've had a bad week. Take solace in the fact you can have a nice glass of red next to the fire this evening. I know that would cheer me up! Take care. Lx
    P.S I'll try and post a link on my blog.

  5. Jill, what a lovely giveaway, please include me. I will put a link to my blog if I can manage to do it (novice!) So sorry about your sad news and horrible houses, it can only get better. So surprised to see your snowdrops I havn't seen any near me yet! Linda

  6. Thanks or the chance to win your beautiful giveaway. Have a lovely weekend xox

  7. Sorry to hear you've had a bad week. We also had very sad news from a friend so I feel you there.

    This looks like a lovely giveaway, I'd love to join in please! An congratulations on reaching over 100 followers x

  8. Sounds like you had a rough week. I would love to have the chance of winnning your giveaway. *hugs*

  9. Sorry to hear you have had bad news. Hope your house hunting will pick up pace. Would love to be in with a chance of winning - beautiful sewing. Amanda....x

  10. There's a little palace out there it's just waiting for you to find it!! Please may I enter you're fabby giveaway, I'll post your linky on my blog. Thanks Lucey xx

  11. Sorry to hear the househunting isn't going too well, but I am sure the perfect house for you is not too far away now.
    Sorry, too, that you have had a bit of a rubbish week, hope it improves.

  12. I just found your blog....Crazy gorgeous. I love everything about it. I think the thing that I love the MOST about blogging is that it helps us all feel so connected. You live in Devon, I live in Florida, and looking at your pictures you would think we lived in the same house. So very cool. Thanks for the time you take to bring joy and inspiration to us all.

  13. I would LOVE to be entered into your giveaway - what fabulous prizes. Sorry about the houses and your friend. xxxx

  14. Congratulations for your blog, lovely gives. Wonderfull pillow and old confiture jar is a love
    Many thanks for this chance

  15. Hi,I love your blog and hope that you find the house you really want.I live in N.Yorkshire but would love to live in Devon.Hope you feel a bit more optomisyic this week.I would really love to be considered for your give away.Pop by for a chat sometime Anne x

  16. Hi Jill, this give-away is amazing! I love the items you created and the jar of course... I collect all the bon maman jars as well, it is so lovely! So yes, I would love to win this!
    Have a great day, love Maaike

  17. hiya- just popped over to say thanks for your sweet comment...yes, jittabug is about right!

    Reading through your blog the pics of North Bovey brought back fond memories- we stayed there for our honeymoon just after Christmas many moons ago, and drove across the moor to the Widdecombe Fair pub (can't remember the exact name?) on New Years Eve, and were stuck in such thick fog driving back home that I thought we'd have to spend the night on the moor!

    Good luck with your house hunt

  18. So sorry to hear you had a rubbish week. Sit by the fire and keep snuggled up.
    You have a lovely blog and I wish you well with your house move

  19. Thank you for your blog comment. Always enjoy a visit to yours. Hope your week improves... Lizzie x

  20. Hi there jill, so sad that you are having bad news... must be the season for it! Love the snowdrops! if only they could be bottled and preserved forever = one of the things I enjoyed so much on my recent visit to uk... Would love to be in your giveaway, and you are in mine... will post about yours tomorrow. Still getting over the jetlag and dont want to make mistakes, so i will wait till tomorrow!!!
    hugs, laura xxx

  21. Merci de ta visite ,tes cœurs sont poétiques.

    A kiss of France.


  22. Hi Jill!
    Sorry to hear about your up and down week, hope you feel a little better today, just put your lovely give away photo with link on my blog.
    All the best, going to bed now, it's already late,
    Maureen x

  23. Hello I've just discovered your blog and would love to join in your giveaway.
    Sorry to hear you've had a bad time recently, I hope things perk up for you soon.
    Em xxxxx

    P.S. will link back to here on my blog.

  24. Hello!

    I would absolutely Love to be in with a chance to win your very gorgeous and very generous giveaway please!
    I've not been very well these last few days and for the first time since falling ill have felt well enough to turn the computer on. I've just had a lovely time catching up with some of your recent posts, the photos are glorious - isn't your home beautiful? But I do understand, life needs more than a view and I do hope you find somewhere else that suits you very soon.

    Much love, and thank you for writing such an enjoyable blog.
    Julia x

  25. Hi Jill, from another North Devon blogger! a beautiful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

    Off to post your photo on my blog now.

  26. Hi Jill Sorry to hear you've had a bad week.
    It's a lovely give away your showing.I'm also in love with the the snowdrops.
    I put a link on my blog.
    Hugs Willy

  27. Hello Jill
    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment :-)
    I'm sorry you've had a difficult week. Your poor friend, so sorry to hear of her bad news. Take care of yourselves!
    This is a lovely giveaway and I'd love my name to go in the hat :-)
    Take care - good luck with househunting!
    D x

  28. love to take a change for winning this beautiful give away! I also put it on my blog and afcourse i became a follower! it is a pitty that you cannot sent the snowdrops... ;-) (lol)

  29. Hello Jill, I have just found you through A Bun Can Dance and would like to join your giveaway - a lovely gift. Thankyou. Betty x

  30. A great achievement! 119 followers when I looked so well over. I'd love to win that pretty cushion! You're not so inexperienced - I don't know how to post your photo so this will have to be my only entry.
    Teresa x

  31. Hi Jill

    what a lovely give-away. I would join it.
    I just found your blog, now I will look a little bit.

    Hugs Jennifer from Germany

  32. Hi Jill,

    Just discovered your blog through Fairly Girly, can't believe I haven't seen it until now, your place is gorgeous, I am very jealous.

    I would love to take part in your giveaway so please count me in.

    Thanks Gem xxx

  33. Sorry me again, I forgot to mention that I have added you giveaway to my page : ) xxx

  34. Hello there, I have just found your blog..AND.. it is absolutely wonderful. Very artistic lady. It is amazing what one finds in blog land. Soo much inspiration! Thankyou for that. I am looking forward to peeking in on you regularily. Blessings: Dianne.

  35. Came over from Laura's. What a lovely heart!

  36. Hello Jill, I hope your week has improved! The snow drops look beautiful. I would love to enter please.

    Good luck with the house move!

    Lou xxx

  37. I think moving is so incredible stressful. My husband and I were talking about it just the other day. Do be gentle with yourself.

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.


  38. Hi Jill, hope your week has gotten better.Your giveaway is lovely.Thanks for the chance..xx

  39. oooh how gorgeous Jill what a fab give away xx
    Re the Fabric I shall be popping another pretty one on next Sunday xxx
    HAve a lovely week
    Lynn xxx

  40. Hiya
    Just disovered your great blog and will follow it.
    I would love to enter your giveaway
    Best wishes
    Sue (in South Devon)

  41. i've only just found your gorgeous blog!!! what a great giveaway, i'd love a chance to win please. Off to have a browse round now! xx

  42. Oh my your blog and banner is gorgeous!!!
    I just found you over at A place for Tea!
    I'm a happy new follower!
    I love your giveaway!

    Pamela :)

  43. I'm new to your blog and don't normally enter giveaways for blogs I haven't read regularly but your blog is lovely and the giveaway too nice to miss out on the chance of winning! Lovely pictures and I'm just signed up as a follower.

  44. Loving your gorgeous blog!
    Count me in for the giveaway, please!


  45. You don't say when you are drawing this giveaway so I hope I am still in with a chance of winning your beautiful items. I love the way that you can make simple things look so gorgeous and gorgeous things look so elegant.

    Hope you have more joy in your life and not so much bad news.

  46. Hi Jill I've just found you through Laura at A Place for Tea and become your latest follower. What a pretty haven in Blogland you have created. Please count me in on your generous giveaway! J x

  47. My biggest nightmare is running out of oil, our Aga runs off it AND the central heating, so I'm always nagging at Lovely Hubby to 'dip the tank' in Winter.

    Gorgeous Blog.

    Sue xx

  48. Im a new follower of yours but im glad i came across your blog - it is lovely xx

  49. Hi Jill, I just found your blog. Please include me in your giveaway. Now I have to browse through the rest of your blog. It seems very lovely.

  50. sorry, the last post was under my son't account. He never signs out and we use the same computer. arrgh.
    Please disregard his (justmatt) post. It was really from me!
    anyway, would love to be included in your giveaway!

  51. Beautiful giveaway! Count me in!

  52. I just came across your blog. You have a wonderful one here. Please enter my name in your drawing.

  53. What a sweet giveaway. Please enter my name. Love your blog by the way. Happy Birthday to your Dad.

  54. Ooh I hope it isn't a little cheeky to enter your giveaway as I am a brand new follower. But it is too tempting to resist. I hope things have improved for you and that you kept cosy by your open fire xx


    I have posted your sweet photo on my blog, hope you are having a lovely day. We are by tghe seaside on the east coast of scotland. It is beautiful and sunny today, but very cold and windy!!

  56. I would love to take part in your giveaway.

    I understand your fraustrations in looking for a new house and running out of oil! We have been in our 'dream house' for just over a year now, still getting used to ordering oil :) I have actually wrote a book about moving house. If you want to have a look it's on and then search Diary of a house move.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  57. I'd love to enter your giveaway too Jill :-)

  58. Oh what a beautiful giveaway you are offering, Jill! I hope you will give me a chance to win! ♥

  59. Hi Jill, I have found my way here through Cozy Little House's Blog. Oh, and I just love it...feel like I am taking a little vacation, without leaving the house. Happy 90th Birthday to your Dad. I appreciate you sharing the picture of the Rugby player:>). Sorry there has been sadness in your life recently. I hope things get better. I hope you and your husband find your dream home. I love the items you have in your giveaway. All of the items are so charming. Would be happy to give them a home.

    I look forward to exploring more of your Blog!

    Have a wonderful weekend,


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