Monday, March 15, 2010

200th Post,, Garden Placemats & A Giveaway!

I am celebrating my 200th post today!

I am constantly amazed at how rewarding this blog journey has been.

I have "met" so many wonderful people, found a new way to stay in touch with friends and family near and far, and found creativity and inspiration beyond belief.

In honor of my 200th post I wanted to share these placemats I made yesterday.

I will be visiting family and friends in California next week. I am looking forward to seeing my dear friend while I am there. She shares my passion for flowers and gardening. We have spent some very special time in some beautiful gardens.

These will be a little gift for her.....a reminder of our shared passion and the wonderful friendship.

The gate graphic is from my wonderful friend Karen at The Graphics Fairy.

I added some handpainted terra cotta pots filled with the magic of spring flowers.

I am definitely not a painter, but I like the way my simple artwork added to the majestic old gate.








Now for a sweet little GIVEAWAY......

I would like to send two of these sweet little birds I make to one lucky winner...

How do you enter????

It's easy.

Become a follower of mine (if you are not already) and leave a comment for this post.

If you become a follower AND leave a comment, you name will be entered TWICE!

I will pick a winner (out of the hat) on St. Patrick's Day (Thursday) at 9:00 pm and post it on Friday morning.





That's it!

So glad you stopped by to help me celebrate. I will also be linking to Karen's Brag Monday with my latest placemat creation....check it out.

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39 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    Tried to leave a comment, not sure if it worked, so here goes again.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the way your placemats came out!!
    Your little birds a adorable.
    Congrats on your 200th post!
    Rosemary

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  2. Wow Cori what a wonderful blog, and I am definitely adoring those placemats!! Thanks for the compliments on my collage jewelry I put on the Graphics Fairy's link. I haven't been doing these very long but I am definitely going to make a bunch more. The soldering is the most challenging part. So glad to meet you and love seeing all the beautiful things you have made.

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  3. I would love to have your sweet little birds fly over to my house...I am already a follower. Thanks, Sandra

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  4. found your blog thru diane @heads carolina.....what a creative & talented soul you are! i love the placemats! the birds are perfect to welcome spring!

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  5. Hi, Cori! Congrats on 200 posts--that's great! Beautiful placemants, and I LOVE your little peeps creation! I wouldn't mind that joining my Easter decorations, I can tell you!

    Glad to join your in your bloggy experience--looking forward to knowing you better & seeing what you create next!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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  6. Please add my name to your S"tweet" giveaway...the birds are very cute. I am sure your girlfriend is gonna love the place mats...what a lovely gift! Have a great trip to California. I was in so cal a couple of weeks ago. I live in Oregon now. Signed up to follow your blog today. I look forward to keeping up with your posts!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

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  7. Hi Cori,
    Congrats on your 200th post!! The placemats turned out great, I'm sure your friend will love them! Also, I adore the little birds so, I'm following you now and leaving a comment, hoping that they will fly over to my house! Thanks so much for playing along again for another "Brag Monday".

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  8. 200 posts is alot of posts! Congratulations, Cori! Your placemats are sweet with the iron gate. And the terra cotta pots set it off wonderfully! Your little birds are adorable and cute with their little crowns. I am now following too!

    Linda

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  9. Hello and a Big congrats on your 200 post. Love your placemats, what a great idea to make for a friend. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize! I love birdies!

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  10. I also became a follower . . .my fingers are crossed that I may have a cute little birdie flying this way! *smile*

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  11. Congratulations on your 200th post...I found you through the Graphics Fairy Grab Monday.. I love the placemats! TFS.
    Sue B

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  12. The placemats are so pretty - what a beautiful gift for your friend.

    I would love to be entered to win your sweet little birds - I'm adding myself as a follower.

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  13. Hi sweetie!!! Happy 200th Post Cori! I wish you many, many more to come....it's a wonderful thing, this blogland!! Such gorgeous giveaway goodies, you are so generous ~ I posted about your giveaway and became a follower!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  14. The placemats are adorable! I know V will just fall in love with them. These will have to be an addition to your Etsy and your new shop in town!

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  15. Congrat on the 200th post. Heres to 1000 more or so, posts. Those little birdies would look so great on my shelf. Thanks for the chance to win. Jonni - kdaarch@msn.com

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  16. Congrats on 200 posts!! I just found your blog and am already love'in it! Those birds are adorable!! Love the crowns!!

    Please enter me and I am, of course, now a follower!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  17. Congratulations on your 200th post! Those birdies are just too sweet, they even have little crowns on their heads! I'd love to give them a new home. I love what you have done with the place mats. They'll be much admired, I'm sure.

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  18. 200th post Way to go!! Love your place mats and the birds. I'm now a follower and will be back often. Many smiles, Carol Mae

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  19. I love those place mats! Congrats on your blog. I'm now a follower--Thanks.

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  20. those are the sweetest birds ever...so glad I found your gorgeous blog, come by and enter my giveaway, thanks, oh and of course I am now a follower

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  21. I love your blog! Dawn sent me over!

    Sheila

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  22. What a lovely blog you have! I love that Dawn of The Feathered Nest, shares such wonderful blogs with us. I think your place mats are lovely! Your lil birds are gorgeous! Congrats on your 200 posts! please enter me in your giveaway :) I also became a follower, now I can come back and visit you often, please visit my lil blog if you ever get a chance ;) Besos, Rose

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  23. And now I'm a follower! I love your birds and Congratulations on 200!

    Sheila

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  24. Oh, those birds are just adorable! I have a thing for birds and have them throughout the house. What a lovely addition these would be!

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  25. You got yourself a new follower girl! Me! How in the world did you make these birds - so, so cute! Congrats on 200 posts! I can't wait to read what you come up with next!

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  26. Congratulations to your 200th post! The placemats are stunning and the birds just darling, Petra.xx

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  27. I found your blog and became a follower today. Those placemats are beautiful. I collect birds so would love to win yours. They are adorable.

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  28. HI...I am so glad I found your blog...I am a new follower too....I love the cute little birdies..Congrats on 200 posts!!!! thanks,and hugs, Chris

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  29. Congratulations on your 200th post!! I love your placemats! They are beautiful! Your birds are so vey pretty also! I am a great lover of birds! All kinds of birds!!
    Please enter my name in your giveaway..and, I am also a follower!

    Thank you so much!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn
    lynn2917@cox.net

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  30. Hi Cori I just found you and am a new follower!
    What sweet little birds with their tiny little crowns!!

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  31. Congratulations on 200 posts!

    The little birds are very sweet and the placemats are lovely!

    Deborah in NC

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  32. oops! Forgot to say...I just became your 53rd follower!

    Deborah in NC

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  33. Those little birdies are absolutely adorable!!! I'm so glad I found your blog... and now I'm a follower too!

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  34. Hi from Iowa, just found your blog from Dawn's, and glad I did. I am a follower too. Please enter my enter my name in your giveaway. Congrats on your 200th post. God Bless Theory

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  35. Hi Cori....I just became a follower! love your blog, and congrats on 200 posts.
    Please include me in your give away. The birds are adorable. You did a great job on the placemats. Thanks!
    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy C

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  36. Hi - Congrats on your 200th post. I found your blog through The Feathered Nest blog. I too have become a follower of your blog and would love to be included in the give away for those adorable birds. Thanks

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  37. Rats! Hope I'm not too late to say congrats and enter! =)

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