31
Jan
2012
Choose Joy Giveaway ...
Tags: Vintage, Giveaway, vintage frame, vintage fabric, choose joy, cottage and creek, Choose Joy Giveaway, cottage style decorating, vintage apron, vintage crochet potholder
I'm very grateful for everyone who has become a part of the Cottage and Creek family.  I've enjoyed meeting so many of you and I love sharing our adventures as we travel through the ups and downs of life. 

As my way of expressing my heartfelt thanks, I've put together a little gift for one lovely follower.  This is my first giveaway but surely won't be my last because it's just plain fun to share the love! 


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I'm purposing to choose joy in 2012.  This doesn't always come easy for me so I've created a little reminder.  You can read about how I made the sign below here.  So, it's my pleasure to give this cottage-cute CHOOSE JOY fabric art project to one lucky follower, along with a sweet new-with-tags vintage apron, and two vintage hand-crocheted potholders.  Just a little "cottage cuteness" to brighten a winter's day and to say "thanks" for the lovely comments, new friendships, and welcoming support from the blogging community.









Here's all you have to do to enter ...

  1. Become a FOLLOWER of Cottage and Creek if you aren't already.  Leave a comment letting me know that you're a new friend or "pre-existing"!! (Mandatory to win)
  2. "Like" Cottage and Creek on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.  (Optional)
  3. Add my Choose Joy Giveway button to your blog's sidebar and leave a comment letting me know.  (Optional)
  4. Post about this giveaway and leave me a comment letting me know you've done so.  (Optional)
The drawing will be held at noon on February 14th.
The winner will be notified shortly thereafter.
(Sorry but US Residents only)
Four ways to win!  Good luck!


Please make sure you include your email address or a link back to your blog with your comment so I can easily contact you.  And thanks again ... you guys are the best!!


  I'd love it if you'd follow me via Linky Followers!
I promise to follow right back!



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Reply from: Shirley on 1/31/2012 7:44 PM
 I am already a "follower" of your blog. Love the sign, "Choose Joy" is my motto this year also. Would love to win the giveaway, but if not a tutorial would be great. Have a God Filled Day Shirley
Reply from: Shirley on 1/31/2012 7:47 PM
 I "like" Cottage & Creek on FB. Please enter me again for the giveaway. Have a God Filled Day Shirley
Reply from: Shirley on 1/31/2012 7:54 PM
 I have places your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. I am so thirlled to have been able to do this. Have a God Filled Day Shirley
Reply from: Shirley on 1/31/2012 8:26 PM
 I have added you giveaway to my blog for today. Again, thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway. Sorry I didn't see the tutorial when I first read the entry. I need to get one made also. Well maybe I'll wait and see if I win yours. LOL
Reply from: Danielle @ Blessed Serendipity on 1/31/2012 8:38 PM
 What a "joyful" giveaway. I love the things you have chosen to give away. Count me in. I already am a follower.
Reply from: Trish @ Uncommon on 1/31/2012 9:18 PM
 This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Reply from: Aimee - It's Overflowing on 1/31/2012 9:56 PM
 I follow Cottage and Creek!!! XO, Aimee
Reply from: Sylvia Faye on 1/31/2012 11:53 PM
 What a work of love. As you know JOYFULLY is my word for 2012 so this would be perfect pour moi, n'est-ce pas? Sweet first time giveaway as so much love and thought went into it, Do remember the 14th of February is SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY; not Valentine's Day...as one would not say Patrick's Day without the Saint in front.........hoping the world will begin to say St. Valentine's Day. Part of spreading Joyfully the news! I have a US address for mailings...does that count. You know Lynn I love your way of being 'downhome' on your posts. Yes, I am a follower and happy to say so. Joyfully, ~Sylvia Faye
Reply from: Sylvia Faye on 1/31/2012 11:57 PM
 I am a follower. Sweet 'from the heart' giveaway. Joyfully my 2012 word. Have US mailing address. Happy SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY to all you and all your family. Joyfully, ~Sylvia Faye PS. I wrote before but it didnot go thru to you....
Reply from: tina on 2/1/2012 12:00 AM
 How pretty... I am already a follower and would love a little joy!!
Reply from: tina on 2/1/2012 12:01 AM
 I like you on facebook too:)
Reply from: The Polka Dot Closet on 2/1/2012 1:07 AM
 I would love to be entered in your giveaway beautiful, joyful, work!
Reply from: paula Keeler on 2/1/2012 4:24 AM
 Aloha Lynn! This year I have been purposely choosing joy. 1Thess 5:16, say "Be joyful always!" I have found it to be a lot harder than it sounds, especially in challenging times, but since I have been choosing joy, I am finding joy EVERYWHERE!! And here I found it on your site! Love that. So of course I want to join your fun, and have made a post about your cute site on my blog, and added your giveaway button. Thank you for the fun giveaway and reminder to be faithful to God by choosing JOY always Aloha Paula P.S. I also will like you on facebook;-), and of course you are now in my favorites, and following you blog as well.
Reply from: Angie @ Knick of Time on 2/1/2012 6:59 AM
 What a beautiful sign and a wonderful message to remember. I'd love to be entered! I'm already a follower! Blessings, Angie @ Knick of Time
Reply from: JunqueMagnet on 2/1/2012 7:03 AM
 Thanks so much for sharing. Lovely sentiment and sign! I am indeed a follower!
Reply from: Angie @ Knick of Time on 2/1/2012 7:05 AM
 I'm now following you on Facebook as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Blessings, Angie @ Knick of Time
Reply from: Marianne on 2/1/2012 10:22 AM
 Lynn, congratulations on your first giveaway. What fun!! Your giveaway items are so special and I wouldn't mind being the proud owner. I think I just signed in to follow you, though I've been enjoying you and your blog for quite some time now. I also added your "Choose Joy" button to my sidebar as well as added an announcement of your giveaway to my post under "A Little Something Extra". Thank you for your generosity, and of course I hope I win on February 14th because that's my birthday! (hee, hee)...Enjoy a beautiful day full of joy, Marianne xo
Reply from: Trisha on 2/1/2012 10:22 AM
 I am a "pre-existing" follower...I hope that is better than being a "pre-existing condition"! ;0) ~Trisha
Reply from: Trisha on 2/1/2012 10:25 AM
 I have added your button to my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway! ~Trisha
Reply from: RHome410 on 2/1/2012 12:05 PM
 Thanks for the reminder! I already follow you and 'like you' on Facebook. I've added your button to my sidebar. :-)
Reply from: Lynn@thevintagenest on 2/1/2012 2:40 PM
 Oh dear Lynn, (with no "e" like me). I am delighted you found my blog so I could find yours. Even with no give-away I would gladly follow. I love your blog and your header just blew me away. It's wonderful! Please add me to this delightful give-away. It's a pleasure to know you. xo Lynn@thevintagenest
Reply from: sherry on 2/1/2012 3:53 PM
 What an adorable JOY sign it is! You are very creative, I love it.
Reply from: Pam on 2/1/2012 7:52 PM
 Great giveaway. A follower . . .
Reply from: Pam on 2/1/2012 7:53 PM
 . . . And liked you on facebook!
Reply from: Red Rose Alley on 2/1/2012 8:04 PM
 I love that JOY sign...it is so creative and pretty. Thank you for your comment. Do you know that I wanted to get the Canon Rebel, but it was a bit too much, so I bought the Canon Power Shot.? I really love it, and now I can take better pictures of this beautiful world. Have a good week. ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley
Reply from: Sarah on 2/1/2012 8:21 PM
 HI Lynn! Sarah over from Macayla'sRoom visiting you back! I'm one of your new followers too! Love your sign, VERY creative and postive! So nice to be here :-) PS Guess what!? We live in Buffalo (Getzville), and also live in a 1950's cape! Small world :-)
Reply from: Shelia on 2/2/2012 9:39 AM
 Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! I love these olden things. I'm a follower of yours and thank you so much for choosing to follow me! :) I'd love a chance to win your giveaway. Be a sweetie, Sheila ;)
Reply from: Shelia on 2/2/2012 9:40 AM
 Hi Lynn, I'm back to say I "Like" you on facebook too! continue being a sweetie, Shelia ;)
Reply from: Jane on 2/2/2012 12:30 PM
 Thanks so much for stopping by, Lynn! I am now a follower of your blog! Your fabric sign is fantastic. I had to smile because I chose the word JOY to be my "word" for the new year. Finding joy in everything around me. So far, so good! Love the pretty apron and pot holders, too. This is a sweet and generous giveaway! XO, Jane
Reply from: Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio on 2/2/2012 1:08 PM
 Hi Lynn. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have become a follower of you too. We like a lot of the same things. Thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway. You have a cute blog. I am off to visit your etsy too.
Reply from: Carolyn on 2/2/2012 5:21 PM
 Hi Lynn, Joy is such a great word, and love all the beautiful gifts, you are so generously giving away. Thanks for visiting me and will follow your lovely blog. Happy weekend Hugs Carolyn
Reply from: Debbie Kay on 2/2/2012 5:56 PM
 I am a new follower and very nice to meet you. Thank you for the opportunity to win your give-away. Smiles & Sunshine, Debbie
Reply from: RHome410 on 2/2/2012 10:58 PM
 I wrote about your post and giveaway in a blog post published tonight (2/2). Thanks for the inspiration!
Reply from: LindyLouMac in italy on 2/3/2012 8:57 AM
 Hi Lynne It is lovely to be back blogging and finally sit down this afternoon, while it is snowing and catch up with all you have been up to while I was away. Lots it seems, our forsythia is also blooming and the Japonica, hope they survive now it so cold! What a lovely give away.
Reply from: Lavender Dreams on 2/3/2012 9:13 AM
 What a fun giveaway! I love all of these pretty things and would be thrilled to win! I'm a new follower! ???
Reply from: Lori on 2/4/2012 10:57 PM
 I'm a new linky follower...glad you found me!
Reply from: Lori on 2/4/2012 11:02 PM
 I like you on FB
Reply from: Lori on 2/4/2012 11:03 PM
 I put your Choose Joy button on my sidebar...so cute
Reply from: Laurie on 2/4/2012 11:34 PM
 I'm a very new follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!
Reply from: sue on 2/5/2012 6:57 AM
 Hi Lynn, I am a new follower! Last year was a difficult year for me and when the new year began, I felt that it was an opportunity for a fresh beginning. Focusing on "joy" is certainly a fantastic goal and I am grateful for the reminder!
Reply from: Betsy on 2/5/2012 11:55 AM
 Thank you so much Lynn for this wonderful giveaway. I'm already a happy follower.
Reply from: Betsy on 2/5/2012 12:56 PM
 Added your giveaway to my sidebar.
Reply from: Barb Boyack on 2/5/2012 1:30 PM
 Hi Lynn, nice to meet you! I am a new follower...what a lovely giveaway! Barb
Reply from: Brenda on 2/5/2012 7:06 PM
 Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my Valentine Giveaway ~ I would love to enter your's, and I have signed on as your newest follower :)
Reply from: Ann on 2/5/2012 7:40 PM
 I'm a pre-existing follower, but just added my name to your Linky Follower list. What a sweet giveaway!
Reply from: Ann on 2/5/2012 7:53 PM
 I posted your giveaway button on my sidebar.
Reply from: Holly P on 2/5/2012 8:34 PM
 New follower here! What a wonderful blog and terrific giveaway! ~Holly
Reply from: Shannon on 2/5/2012 10:36 PM
 Hi Lynn- Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me. I'm now following you via linky & google.
Reply from: Shannon on 2/5/2012 10:38 PM
 Following you via fb & pinterest also!
Reply from: Jann Olson on 2/6/2012 12:27 AM
 Hi Lynn, I am a follower of your sweet blog. I enjoy visiting here! Hugs, Jann
Reply from: Jann Olson on 2/6/2012 12:28 AM
 Hi Lynn, I am a follower of your sweet blog. I enjoy visiting here! Hugs, Jann
Reply from: Jann Olson on 2/6/2012 12:30 AM
 Hi Lynn, this is such a sweet give away. I too enjoy giving things to my wonderful blogging friends. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am placing your give away button on my sidebar. Thanks! Jann
Reply from: Jann Olson on 2/6/2012 12:41 AM
 I like Cottage and Creek on facebook. What's not to like about your lovely blog? Hugs, Jann
Reply from: laurel@chippingwithcharm on 2/6/2012 8:56 AM
 Lovely sign and giveaway! Thanks for the invite, I would love a chance :) New linky follower...thanks, Laurel
Reply from: laurel@chippingwithcharm on 2/6/2012 8:58 AM
 and FB too :) laurel
Reply from: Dawn on 2/6/2012 3:24 PM
 Lynn, Love your darling blog. I am a new follower also a Linkey follower. Thanks for the invite over to your place, I can't wait to look around some more:)
Reply from: Amy zimmer on 2/6/2012 10:42 PM
 New follower, found you through Selena at ATG. I love your style!
Reply from: Amy zimmer on 2/6/2012 10:42 PM
 New follower, found you through Selena at ATG. I love your style!
Reply from: Patty Soriano on 2/8/2012 6:22 PM
 Hi Lynn. I found you through Very Merry Vintage Style. Now that I've found you, I have become a follower. Glad you have the new Linky ! I hope everyone in your family is soon feeling better ! thanks for the giveaway---really sweet items !
Reply from: Brenda on 2/9/2012 8:12 AM
 Good morning, Lynn: I have completed all instructions for your giveaway EXCEPT putting your button on my blog. :( I don't know how to do this. I have looked at everything but can not figure it out. LOL... :( BUT I did post your giveaway on my blog, I am a pre-existing follower, I LIKE you on Facebook, and what ever else you have asked...haha. This is fun and I do love your giveaway items. You are such a lovely lady and I enjoy your blog very much. And whether you know it or not, you are a very strong woman. I admire that. Hugs, Brenda
Reply from: Lori Hibbard on 2/10/2012 9:03 AM
 Just a note to say I discovered your blog and I am inspired by your creativity and whimsy! I would like to enter your giveaway please.
Reply from: RobinfromCA on 2/11/2012 8:03 PM
 I guess I would fall into the "pre-existing" condition of followers. :-) I love your giveaway items, especially the "Joy" sign. One of my favorite sayings is "Find joy in the journey" - it helps me remember.
Reply from: RobinfromCA on 2/11/2012 8:10 PM
 Your button is on my sidebar now and I've added you to my "likes" on facebook. I've also started following you on the new Linky Follower since the blogger followers is rumored to be not long for this world.
Reply from: Lisanne on 2/13/2012 11:52 AM
 Love visiting your site. You find such lovely things and have a great eye. I would love to be included for your drawing.
Reply from: coloradolady on 2/14/2012 7:55 AM
 Oh, I am a long time follower...not a new one here!! This is a fantastic, very special giveaway!! I really hope lady luck is with me!! smelkoski(at)yahoo(dot)com
Reply from: coloradolady on 2/14/2012 7:57 AM
 I follow you on facebook! smelkoski(at)yahoo(dot)com
Reply from: coloradolady on 2/14/2012 8:00 AM
 I added your button to my sidebar...so sweet!! smelkoski(at)yahoo(dot)com


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