Thursday, July 8, 2010

In the Closet and a Giveaway at Heart and Home

Calling all followers and subscribers!
I know you're out there, why don't you
drop by for a visit, and learn about the giveaway!

I hope all is well with you.
I'm feeling fine, thank you!
That darn root canal went well, and I can relax,
until my return appointment next week!
I so appreciated your words of encouragement!
 I will admit I was a little anxious about the whole thing.

I don't like people putting their fingers in my mouth,
unless those fingers are holding french fries.

I finished a small task this afternoon.

This is my bedroom,
(more of that here, here, and here, if you're interested)

and behind this door

is the (hard to photgraph because it's kind of dark in here)
 master closet where, beside my clothes,
I keep many of my treasures.

 The newest are these photographs I purchased from Mimi Charmante:
They arrived wrapped up in brown paper and tied with a string.

Aren't they lovely?
Kimberly shoots the most beautiful photographs,
and recently returned from a trip to France where these were taken.

I finally framed the prints,
and hung them where I would see them every day.

French market flowers in the softest colors
look great on the pale lavender wall.
They compete for attention
 with all the stuff I've managed to accumulate over the years.

I  may have a slight obsession with funky, beaded necklaces.

Wearing one makes me happy,
 but wearing two or three at the same time
is even better. 

A girl can never have too many baubles, in my opinion!

The antique dresser top below the vintage mirror
holds my jewelry box, and little trinkets and
beloved items given to me by my children.

Believe me when I say
I have a hard time getting rid of things
 with sentimental value. 

I only recently tossed the envelope full of baby teeth
I had collected over the years.
I finally realized I was letting sentiment rule a bit too much! 

But, the ribbon tack board is exploding with
dried flowers, pictures, ribbons, tickets from shows, pins,
 fortune cookie fortunes,
and hand made cards from my husband and daughters.

Every now and then I put everything in a big, dated envelope, 
and start the tack board collection all over again. 

I made a spot for Helga and Ruby,
my two favorite babies from childhood.

They are guarding my shoes.
All the girls in this house wear the same size.
Which isn't always a good thing, if you know what I mean.

 Besides baubles and lipsticks,
shoes run a close second in the obsession department.

  What can I say, I'm a girly-girl!

Now, here's some exciting news:

For Heart and Home's one year anniversary on July 27th,
 I'm having a contest.
(Contest open to residents of continental USA only.)
The upcoming giveaway will include
 one of these necklaces,
chosen just for you!

I've also got some vintage linens, pretty cards,
and lots more lovely things I know you will love.

The best part:  You can enter as many times as you want!
Contest ends on July 31, 2010.
You'll be entered every time you leave a comment,
from now until then.

Become a follower
(or let me know if you already are) for an additional entry.

Refer a friend, have them leave a comment with your name,
and you both get entered!
(That's one more entry for you!)

Mention the giveaway on your blog and,
yep, you guessed it, one more entry.
(just remember to let me know!)

WOW! So many ways to join the fun.
I've got three weeks to find even more cool stuff to add to the prizes!
Don't miss out, start right now and leave a comment!

From one girly-girl to the rest of you,
Until next time

linking to the fabulous Show and Tell Friday at
the fabulous Cindy's. Thanks!


Lenore said...

Now that is one fabulous the photo with the flowers and the vintage watering can. How do you ever manage to get dressed and out of your home?????

Jemsmom said...

I love Mimi Charmante!!! Her photos are beyond fabulous! I wish I could follow her around for a month and learn all she knows! They look beautiful in those frames. I love that you have all the stuff you love. I am one that hangs onto sentimental things too. I am trying to do better. I take a picture of them now! Your necklaces make my heart go pitter patter!!!! Love them!!!!

Jemsmom said...

I am a loyal follower!
It is so sweet of you to do such a nice giveaway! Thanks!

Susan said...

Just loved your baubles hanging from that lovely angel rack! So cool. Susan

Jemsmom said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog! I tried to use your button, but couldn't get it to work so I used the Wednesday Gratitude button. I am going to tell some of my friends to come on over!

Glad your root canal went well. Hope you aren't having too many problems. Praying for a speedy recovery!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Heidi, what a wonderful neat closet you have. Mine needs to be bombed! You do have quite a necklace collection don't you. It sure is nice of you to offer one of them plus the other goodies. Thanks for the chance.

Pinky said...

Oh honey, how I love your closet!!!!!!!! I have a "walk in" too, but not as big as yours!!! Would love to get a necklace!!!!!!! I, too, am a jewelry-a-holic!!!! I am a loyal follower but don't have a blog:(:(. Please throw my name into the pot!!!! XO, Pinky

Allison said...

You have a fabulous closet! I think I need to spruce mine up a little!

Allison said...

-BTW, I am a new follower.

Allison said...

-AND- Kathryn from Take My Breath Away told me to come visit. :)

Ms Bingle said...

Oh, everything looks sssooooo wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the room looks so cozy..

have a good weekend!

suzyq said...

Heidi, Thanks for letting me peep into your wardrobe - but a giveaway only to the girls in USA- what are you doing?? We love you in Australia as well...

mo said...

Hi Heidi,

Your blog is charming. I am a new follower from Cindy's Show and Tell Friday. *hugs*

Melanie said...

Beautiful!!! Love your bedroom, btw, so comforting and peaceful..


Fabulously french said...

Love your closet and Kimberly's photos look fabulous.

Leeann x

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, first of all, I can't even imagine having a closet that large...lucky girl! Would love to be the winner of one of those necklaces.


Gypsy Heart said...

I forgot ~ I'm a follower and subscriber too!

mimi charmante said...

you are so sweet - they look lovely there! I am thrilled that you like them!
have a marvelous weekend my friend,

vignette design said...

Ok Heidi, you know how I feel about necklaces! I also like wearing at least three at a time! So, I'm entering your contest! I'm a follower (of course) and this is my first entry try! I love your bed and baubles!

suzyq said...

Hey Heidi..I would love you to drop in for lunch anytime!!! Just let me know when you are on your way..

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Heidi - Love your closet. I am the same way about collecting anything sentimental. I too still have all the baby teeth. And your necklace holder is great. Makes me want to run upstairs and organize. Dee

shannon said...

I just found your blog and it is darling. Love your closet! Thanks for hosting a great contest.

Anonymous said...

I think your great closet is big than our bedroom.

Lottie said...

Well, I've never been on a tour of someone's closet, but I very much enjoyed yours! Love the necklaces and mirror. You've given me the idea of hanging a small mirror inside my closet. Enjoy your blog!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Heidi,
I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading many of your posts.
I have become a follower so I can keep up with you. I know how you feel about sentimental value.I also saved my girls baby teeth up until last month when we moved. My girls now 33 and 31 were over helping me go through family photos when they came across their baby teeth. They broke out in laughter! I said well I was the tooth fairy for heaven sakes...LOL. They made me throw them away....LOL
I love your bedroom its so perfect and just my style.
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs, Elizabeth
P.S. Please drop my name into the hat.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Oh wow I am jealous of your closet. And I love the idea to hang your necklaces, I should really try doing something like that with mine. Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

I am a follower of your blog and always enjoy visiting here. Thanks for sharing your closet. It is great! I also have a hard time letting go of things given to me by my children and husband and now grandchildren. I love your space, thanks for sharing.

cjvierow said...

Hi Heidi--The flowers are so pretty, and you're right, they look wonderful all loose and in the jar. Love the bling on your candlesticks too! One of my favorite colors. I also love your large closet! We have a walk-in, but nothing that fabulous--it's causing lots of "if onlys" for a lot of us I'm sure. It looks so nice and organized. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!!


nannykim said...

I love your necklace hanger thingy! That is cool. I hang mine in a cpuboard, and it cheers me--something so lively about them. Add me to the drawing.

nannykim said...

I am a follower too.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your Master bedroom and closet! Such great colors and such pretty stuff! Enter me please!
And congrats on 1 year!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am a follower too!

Mary Ann said...

Such a pretty bedroom.

Mary Ann said...

I'm a follower too.

Chellie said...

Root canals are no fun - glad you are all finished! Another follower! Love your necklace collection - more is always better.