Sunday, March 1, 2009


I can't believe that it's been one whole year since I started blogging! I have met some very special women, all who have somewhat the same interests as I do! There are so many talented, gifted, and down right sweet people out there that you would never have known if it wasn't for blogging! Isn't it wonderful!

To celebrate, I am going to have a GIVEAWAY! The pictures below are what the Giveaway is; I made a cute little nightlight from vintage embroidered doilies and lace, complete with a signature button on the back; also a book by Kathryn M. Ireland called "Classic Country", and one more thing: the sweetest little salt and pepper shakers - two yellow birds sitting on a "fence" that is a toothpick holder. (you can see it in the picture with the book.) TO ENTER, JUST LEAVE A COMMENT, AND I WILL ADD YOUR NAME TO THE GIVEAWAY LIST! I will draw a name next Sunday (March 8th!) Please note that if you respond "anonymously", I will not have an email for you (unless you leave one) and cannot respond to you or put your name in the hat! will the anonymous person who just responded today (3/1), please email me! Thank you, Marilyn

And, I just had to show you what I have been working on! Well, my honey had actually been doing most of the work! And I got the idea from a magazine - I cut out the picture (so I don't remember which magazine it was in!?) If you take a look at Tina's blog, she has one just like it and she actually may have been the original designer, I am not sure! Check her post for February 17th at to see it. And she has the cutest home too! Anyway, I had a birdcage just like the one in the picture, and so here it is: Our version of the birdcage-shelf! (IT'S NOT IN THE GIVEAWAY THO!!!)

Hope you all have a great week! Remember, just leave a comment on this post and I will add you name to the giveaway list.


Cathy said...

Hi Marilyn,
I discovered your wonderful site yesterday, and immediately signed up to become a follower! You do beautiful work. We used to be neighbors, 10 years ago I lived in Beaverton. Have a wonderful day.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Marilyn, Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I just found your blog and I like it. I'll be back. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have been visiting your blog for awhile, drooling over all the cute lamps & shades. I would love to be entered into your drawing, thank you very much! Congratulations on the one year anniversary too!
Have a wonderful week! Bramble

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn!
congratulations on blogging for an entire year!
I'm so glad that within that time I have gotten to know you and be one of your swap partners.
:) Missy

Candy said...

Love all the goodies for the giveaway. And the bird cage shelf, too clever. Am posting on my blog about your wonderful treats.
Blessings, Candy

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Marilyn,
Congratulations! WOW one year that's great. Please enter me into your drawing.

Have a great day,

Dolly said...

Hi Marilyn, Congrats on a year of fun discoveries!
Are you addicted yet? ;-)
I love all the goodies in your give away!
That night light is precious!

please enter my name!

Hugz n Blessings,

KayC. said...

Hi Marilyn, i just want to say congradulations! i just found your blog and it is great. I love the work you do. Please enter me in your drawing... thank you.

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Count me in on your giveaway!!!Love the little salt and pepper shakers!!!Love the little birdie pincushion in the older post~~~I must go visit her blog!!I love your lamps~~I became a follower so Ican see what you do next!!!Blessings, Deborah

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Marilyn,
Just found you today. Please add me to you list. Your items are all lovely.

Susie Mitchell said...

Hi Marilyn...I love visiting your blog. I love that embroidered shade! How creative! Also like that bird cage shelf. I see those sometimes in yard sales; but, until now didn't know what to do with them. Please enter me in your giveaway. Looks like a wonderful one.
Hugs, Susie

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your anniversary and please enter me! Cindy (follower)

Dixie said...

Congratulations on your 1-year blogging anniversary - Did you know that most blogs don't make it to their first year? (read that somewhere). Wonderful giveaway! Count me in! Dixie

SharonA said...

Hello Marilyn, I found your blog from "googling" (or is it google-ing?)... either way, I live in Aurora, You know, on the other side of 'the Mountain'... BUT, I lived in Bend for 15 years before moving back to the Portland area ( my entire family are in this area of Clackamas County). To get to the point(s)... 1st, when I lived in Bend I had a lampshade made (twice)for a beautiful old floor lamp that was my Granny's, and it needs to be cleaned. I'm sure that you did not make it though, as 2 guys had the shop that I cannot remember the name of(!)I will email you with more details,or, you can contact me at my blog, since this is more than a comment! (that won't disqualify me for the pillow, will it!)?. I'm happy to "meet" you, I will pop in on you at flickr,and make some more comments, as I also "have a thing for roses"... Sharon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi...Your lamps are precious. I came back to look at a particular one and it was sold. NO wonder, as it was the cutest thing ever. Please do enter me in your giveaway..then say a wee prayer for me. Never mind. I KNOW that isn't really fair. :)
And...CONGRATULATIONS on blogging for one FULL year..and congrats on living though it. Not sure if I will! :)


Mraily...I am not sure how I found your beautiful bloggie home...but I am SO GLAD I did...I shall sign up to follow so I can come and visit again! Congrats on you Blog Anniversary...

Michelle Palmer said...

ALL so very sweet! Your shades are amazing~ Congratulations on your anniversary! :) It is wonderful getting to know you~
Wishing you all the best & LOADS of blogging years!

Adrienne said...

Good morning, Marilyn -
What a great give away! The nightlight is such a sweet piece.

Charlene said...

Mariyln, congratulations on your Blog annv. A year goes by fast when you are having fun doesn't it? Please enter me in your giveaway. Your lamp is adorable! And I too fell in love with a bird cage & had to have it so, I can feel your pain in this one. I posted about mine when I bought it & it was decorated but, I have done a little re-decorating since it is now mine! :) Thank you for having the giveaway.