Friday, March 16, 2012

Vintage Pretty is IN THE HOUSE and... a Giveaway


Happy Friday my sweet friends,

I have a list as long as your arm today, but it is Friday, I'm off from work, and I spent the whole morning puttering and foofing, taking photos, and basically enjoying the process.  My husband said "the list" is really not hard and fast, more like a guideline, so if I was enjoying myself, I should deviate from my to do's and not worry about it.  Gotta love that man...

I am still enjoying the beautiful flowers I bought Sunday.  They are fully opened and nothing short of gorgeous.  I set up a little vignette on my favorite dresser in my living room and, although I thought I was doing it just for the sake of a blog post, I am going to leave it as is because I love it.  I needed to redo that spot anyway and, had I been trying to consciously redo it, I know I probably would have come up with nothing near as nice as this little serendipitous grouping.  Don't you love happy accidents?


One of the little things peeking out of my sewing machine drawer box is my grandmother's prayer book.


She was German, so it was all written in German.  It is pristine, so I don't know if maybe she carried it on her wedding, or perhaps just took very good care of it.  I never got to meet her since she died of pneumonia in 1922 when my mom was just a year old and my aunt was 5.  So sad.  I've always been fond of the book since it has this beautiful crucifix inside the front cover and wonderful gilt edges on the pages.






Now that I've shared some vintage goodness with you, I'd like to tell you about a great giveaway that starts today here at French Laundry.  When the nice folks at Ram Sign asked me if I'd like to do a giveaway of one of their address signs for one of my readers, I jumped at the chance.  If you've seen these porcelain enamel signs, you know they are beautiful, sturdy, and oh so simply elegant.


For this generous giveaway, Ram Sign will give one of my lucky readers a house number sign with 1-5 digits of any size and style (sorry, no name plates or addresses, just a house number).  It is open to bloggers worldwide.  Yay!


So, here's the deal.  To enter, do the following:

1.  Leave a comment on THIS POST to be entered.
2.  For an additional chance, go on over to Ram Sign and look around and come back here and let me know what your favorite sign is.
3.  For another chance "Like" Ram Sign on Facebook.
4.  For yet another chance, become a follower of French Laundry (that's me) or let me know you are already a follower.
5.  Blog about it, Facebook about it, or Tweet it, linking back to this post and send me the link.

You MUST leave a separate comment for each one you do.  So that's 5, count em 5, chances to win an awesome house number sign for FREE.  You only have to do #1-if you'd like additional entries, pick 1-4 of the other choices and go for it.  Ram Sign will contact the winner after I let them know who it is and they will take your order for your sign.  Please make sure you leave an email address for me if you do not have a blog.  If I can't get in contact with you, I can't arrange for you to collect the booty and that would make me sad. :-(

Winner to be announced March 31st.  Good luck!

Until next time,




Linking with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Inspiration Friday 
Home Sweet Home 
Potpourri Friday
Open House Party Thursday
Fridays Unfolded
Show and Tell Friday
Pink Saturday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
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64 comments:

  1. I LOVE all your vintage goodness - just gorgeous!! What a fabulous giveaway too. I'm off to check out their store & such.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you!

    Marie

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  2. Your vintage pieces are just gorgeous and so are your photos of them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. You can sign me up for your wonderful giveaway! xo Diana

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  3. Yes please,enter me in your lovely giveaway..Their signs are so gorgeous..xx

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday, Judy! Love those pink roses and your grnadmother's prayer book is exquisite! Wonderful Giveaway too. I am a Follower. Thanks for your visit and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Absolutely spectacular in every way!

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  6. Those are gorgeous roses...I need to check out albertson's...I am so ready for some spring prettiness:) I love the sweet prayer book...how cool is it that it was your grandmother's but so sad that you never knew her. Your display is so pretty...isn't it great when it all just comes together!
    Rene'

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  7. Hi Judy, how blessed you are to have your grandmother's prayer book, it's so precious. Love your vignette, your roses are so beautiful. I envy those who can keep flowers without small furry animals eating them on the counters...

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  8. I love these signs, the rectangle Highlander is my fave!

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  9. I've "liked" them on Facebook! thanks Judy!!

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  10. The roses and the vintage box with all the goodies make for a perfectly romantic vignette. Love the signs!

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  11. And I'm a follower - for awhile now.

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  12. LOVE your roses and giveaway!! xoxo

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  13. A truly enjoyable visit. You shared some very lovely things.

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  14. Judy, your roses are exquisite. I love the soft pink color. I love roses, and the vignette is so pretty.

    What a sweet reminder of your grandmother. She will always be in the hearts of her descendents even though she left your lives so quickly.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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  15. Your grandmothers prayer book is just beautiful, what a wonderful family heirloom for you to have. Your vignette looks so pretty, perfect for spring... I would keep it on the dresser too! I love Ram signs... sign me up please :) t.xoxooxo

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  16. I like the highlander house number... I think I would get the number 7 on it for the 7 of us in the family. Thanks! t.xoxo

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  17. I just posted about your giveaway on my FB page... the old white house
    sooooo many chances :)

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  18. Hi Judy, How wonderful to have your grandmother's prayer book. Your flowers and vignette are beautiful and I appreciate you sharing this at the Open House party. I was a recent winner of a Ram Sign so I will bow out of your giveaway. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  19. Your vignette with the roses is so pretty, Judy! I love when I am trying to set things up for a photo shoot and it is pretty enough to stay! ;-D

    I love the signs! I sure could use one for the lake. Please enter me! And thanks for having such a great giveaway!

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. My first visit to your blog and my it is lovely, your blog header is just wonderful! The roses this week, wow they are so romantic and soft and sweet looking, what a treasure you have with the prayer book. Happy PS and SPD.

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  21. I love the vignette you created with your flowers and other treasures. So beautiful.

    So very special that you have your grandmother's prayer book. I have my mom's prayer book from 1939 when she made her First Communion. I absolutely treasure it.

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  22. Very pretty vignette. I love your roses and the lace and prayer book. How special that it belonged to your grandmother.

    Thank you for the chance to win your lovely giveaway!

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  23. Oh WOW, Judy, this is an amazing giveaway--those numbers are gorgeous...I love your roses and the prayer book--how totally beautiful Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    XO
    Cindy

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  24. Your vintage vignettes are so lovely! And the signs are fantastic. Happy Pink St. Patrick's Day Saturday. ~Marti

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  25. Lovely pictures. I´m you newest foollower.

    hugs from Sweden
    Elna

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  26. Yes I have loved those signs ever since I saw them. Love the soft pink roses!

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  27. Thanks so much for sharing. I am indeed a follower.

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  28. Gorgeous blog~I am a new follower! Hope you will return the visit! Angie

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  29. Hi Judy...your flowers are so pretty!
    Great giveaway!!

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  30. The signs and roses are gorgeous! have a great day!

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  31. What a beautiful vignette you have created! Pink roses are my favorite!

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  32. what a gorgeous vignette! so lovely! oh and...your giveaway is divine! merci for the chance to win! ;)

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  33. i'm a happy follower of your lovely blog!

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  34. Gorgeous flowers ~your photos are beautiful! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

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  35. Judy, thanks for visiting me at Pretty Old Houses and inviting me over to your place. It's lovely.
    Please enter me in the sign give-away. Thanks!

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  36. Love the vignette and what a nice thing to have from your grandmother. I have my grandmother's bible and I cherish it.

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  37. Oh what a lovely post. The roses are divine and your Grandmothers Bible is breathtaking. Very nice..

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  38. I love your beautiful things! I am a new follower and hope you will have time to visit back and maybe follow too! I am heading to Paris in May and look forward to sharing my trip and my beautiful finds with other Francophiles! Glad I found you!
    Lorraine

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  39. Judy,
    Your vignette is so lovely! And what a sweet husband you have! I am looking forward to reading your future posts!

    ♥charlotte

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  40. What a way to remember your Grandmother and your rises are just gorgeous and look perfect in that spot. Very pretty blog and I look forward to following you :)

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  41. Ha! Well I guess I really stand out here !! Your roses are lovely and this is what happens when you a typing on a small iPhone :)

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  42. Hi Judy, love your vignette! The roses are beautiful. How preciouse to have something like that which once belonged to your grandmother. I thought I had followed you a long tiime ago. Guess not, but I am now. I am only going to leave one comment because I already won a ramsign a long time ago. I don't want to be greedy. lol! Hey, if I am lucky enough to win with just one entry then I think it was meant to be. Hee-hee!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  43. I LOVE that sweet little box of treasures next to your vase of beautiful flowers!!

    Off to see more. blessings
    barbara jean

    Oh, forgot to see rules for giveaway. will go check it out.
    =)

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  44. A chance to win a sign & to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you!

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  45. I believe the Highlander series would be my favorite though they're all really handsome.

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  46. Even though I've been reading your blog for quite a while (with your blog in my sidebar), I'm officially a follower now!

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win one of these cool signs. I'd love to be the lucky winner.
    Donna

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  48. I think my favorite sign on the Ram website is the pretty oval one with the number in the center and the address around the perimeter. They're all great!
    Donna

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  49. It's official. I just "Liked" Ram sign on Facebook. Whew! I'm exhausted now. lol Thanks for the extra chances to win your generous giveaway. I'm having a three year blog anniversary giveaway, too. Perhaps you'd like to check it out? http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-my-third-blog-anniversary.html

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  50. Judy,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Your blog is lovely and I'm looking forward to following along.

    leslie

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  51. Hi Judy,

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Dee

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  52. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  53. Your rose vignette is just so peaceful and beautiful...thanks for sharing photos of it. I would love to win the Ram sign...the numbers on our house are very faded.

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  54. I went over to the Ram website and their house numbers look very elegant and durable. My favorite design is the solid black rectangular background with white numbers.

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  55. Judy I love your soft and romantic vignettes! I am a follower forever!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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  56. I really like the Metropolitan Style and of course would love a sign. I like them on Facebook.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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  57. Love your blog and what a wonderful give away ...would love it because right now dont have house numbers. I have a 100 year old house. Wouldnt one of these be lovely?????

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  58. Like the oval one over at Ram!

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  59. Judy,
    I love your blog.I am your newest follower.Found you on pinterest!I am going to mention this contest on my blog.
    Anne

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