Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Friday "Just Because" Giveaway...

I have so much fun visiting everyone's blogs and seeing the lovely things they have won in giveaways... so... I decided to have a giveaway myself!... Usually when I find pretty things to give my sister or my nieces or one of my friends, I can never wait until their birthday or special occasion... I get too excited, and give it to them right away... (I also am not good at keeping secrets... I usually give those away too!)... So, I am posting my Friday giveaway today!...Several posts back I showed my little dress form I fufu'd up (is that a word??? Janet, my friend at Shabbyfufu would say it was!) and named "Irma La Douce" ( which means Irma the Sweet in French)... I had soo much fun dressing her up, I decided it would be even more fun to fufu up another one and give it to one of my blogger friends.... All you need to do to enter my little "Just Because" giveaway is leave me a comment on this post... only comments left on THIS POST will be entered in the giveaway... I will have Jack draw the winning name from a basket full of all entries who post a comment...(he will be thrilled I am sure... I am trying to get him more involved with my blog... I tried to convince him White Wednesday was sort of a holiday and he should really buy me a gift, something white...he didn't fall for that, darn!...)...these little dress forms stand about 18 inches tall and are beautiful sitting on a dresser...the winner will receive this "Mademoiselle ? ( you can name her)..." all dressed up, in satin ribbons and lace with vintage rhinestone jewels and a black feather boa... for the ballet, perhaps??? Also, the pretty glittery French inspired tag... you may leave comments up until midnight Pacific time Sunday, September 6th and I will post the winner on my next White Wednesday post on September 9th... And "Just Because" I have had so many emails inquiring about my pretty sparkly white birds in my last post, I am also giving away two beautiful Autumn colored sparkly birds... so....please tell me in your comment (you only need to comment once to enter)... what your favorite thing in Nature is... I will have Jack draw the second winner after the first one is drawn... You do not need to have a blog to enter... but... if you win, you must PROMISE to start one! It is just too much fun... Good luck... Bisous!...
For those of you who have asked what MY favorite thing in Nature is... since I love all aspects of Nature, I would say my favorite thing is how very close to God it makes me feel... Bisous and good luck again!...


blushing rose said...

Julie, what a cutie giveaway, & she's already got a name! I enjoy visiting you so much.

Awww@ C'mon Jack, just a rose will suffice ... chuckle!

Well, you may not realize this, but you spoke tomorrow's blog caption in your note to me today. Hope you'll pop back over to enjoy ...

Have a safe & beautiful holiday weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Vicki said...

Hello, Julie Marie,
Your dress form is adorable. Yes, I think she is dressed perfectly for the ballet or maybe the opera! How sweet of you to be having a giveaway. I also think the tag is very sweet and love the glittered birds as well. I would have a hard time narrowing it down to one thing that I love in nature. I love the flowers in my garden but also the creatures that inhabit it as well. Thank you again for your generosity and for coming by for a visit today. Vicki

alicew said...

What a lovely giveaway Julie! Love those birds...perfect for autumn. I have so many favorite things in nature...but for fall my favorite is the crisp cool air...right before it gets "too cold"...and white pumpkins of course ;)

Tracey said...

Heck ya sweetie, enter me in your lovely giveaway. "Just Becuase" giveaway, I love it! That just goes to show what a kind heart you have!!!

:) T

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Bonsoir Julie Marie,
My I do love those birds to bits!! My favorite thing in nature..I can't choose, God has created too much beauty for me to pick one thing. I love it all :)
Of course my children are always my favorite beauties!!

June said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Hey, if you get Jack convinced it's a holiday, will you then start on Dale? I'll make it worth your time.
What a wonderful giveaway! How could I ever choose a favorite thing in nature. I think it would have to be trees, because they shelter my second favorite thing, birds.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi June... I can be pretty conniving sometimes... maybe White Wednesday WILL become a holiday... with pretty gifts... white... of course... Bisous! Julie Marie

Rebecca said...



I want to win!

Will this work??????

xooxoxoxto the moon and back again!

Love, Rebecca

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a fabulous giveaway Julie! So very generous of you!

What I love about nature is all the many flowers, trees, rocks, bushes, animals and little creatures which I find all so beautiful!


Dawn said...

Oh I love your fufu'd dress form...would so look good on my tall boy dresser (I have off white frillys everywhere)I am so fond of the leaves on plants and trees...God's way of giving us a show in every season.

Jenni B said...

Julie, she's so beautiful! I am so happy that we saw each other the other day as well. Thank you SO much for your post about me - fun!

Jenni B

Cindy said...

Ok, Julie - You know that I am looking for one of those. She's bigger then my black one. I love her ensamble. If Jack doesn't draw my name I would like to do a trade!!!! I have a pillow with your name on it!!!!!!


Jeni said...

How sweet are you! My favorite thing about nature are the birds that have chose our home for their home too. I sure do like that we live here together and I get to watch them through my window every morning at breakfast.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Julie Marie,
What a cute body form. It's a perfect giveaway gift. I'm so excited...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. But what is this? Two giveaways in one, Yay! Well you should know that my favorite thing in nature are birds and their cute little eggs and nests. They're too cute. Well all I need to do now is exciting! Have a great weekend.


Tamerie Shriver said...

Love the dress form! It looks like something I'd have!!! As for nature, I'd say I love the flowers and tress and oceans and rivers and birds and ladybugs and, well, just about ALL of it!

Paula said...

Dear Julie Marie,

What a gorgeous giveaway!!! I would love to be entered! I was so tickled at you wanting to convince your hubby that White Wednesday was a holiday and he should give you something white! I think that is a wonderful idea!!!!!

I love so many things in nature, but my most favorite would be song birds!!! Just the other day my son and I were blessed to watch a White-breasted Nuthatch at our feeder! Oh, he was GORGEOUS and so sweet!!!!

Love you,
Paula.... doggie kisses from Pearl

Lady Pamela said...

Thank you for offering your generous giveaway. I have been searching for a wire dress form like this one but there are simply none to be found.
Giveaways are such fun!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*SCREAM*!!!!!!!!!! Julie!!!! This is such a fabulous giveaway!!!!!! I LOVE this beautiful dress form and the sparkly birds!! Oh yay, I want to win, lolol!!

Okay, wow, I love so many things in nature!!! Of course I love animals of the woodland, especially birds, I love weeping willows (they remind me of a playhouse, to sit under them and be sheltered, oh I love it!) and a walk in the woods, to hear the birds and the sound of the wind through the trees and explore the beauty within. Those would be my favorite things of nature :)

THANK YOU so much for the sweetest comments on my blog post! I love you Julie :) I would die if the shower could be in Romantic Country!! Oh what a dream come true!!!
Love and hugs,

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I meant BUNNIES are my favorite!!!! Not birds!!! Though birds are a close second. But it's those fluffy, long eared cuties that get me, lol!

Okay, dont enter me twice, lol! Just had to fix that little typo!

Love ya sweets :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh you cute little Amy Bunny! I should send you a special prize for being so enthusiastic and getting so excited! You look so teeny and sweet, I would love to hear you actually SCREAM!... Bisous... Julie Marie P.S. I do believe everyone knows how you feel about bunnies...

Kitty Valerie said...

Hello, ma cherie:

This is so much fun!!! Thanks for your kind comments in my blog entrie :)

My favourite Nature thing ever is: tadaaaaaaaaaa....... The sound of wind through tree's leaves.

It reminds me of the country in Chile, when I was a kid and I used to visit my grandparents.

Everytime I hear that I get transported through time and space. It's the best sensation.

Thanks for letting me share this with you and your blogger readers.

Have a great weekend. Warm regards from Chile,

tales from an oc cottage said...

What cuteness! And "just because" is the best reason there is!!!

m ^..^

Rose said...

My gosh what a lovely giveaway! Looks like i stumbled across your blog at just the right time. I would love to enter your giveaway. My favourite thing is nature is the flowers, a flower can make anyone smile...and i love the smell of scented flowers :)


Brenda Leyland said...

Found your link over at Duchess's. You have a very pretty blog and I'm glad I stopped in.

Favourite thing in nature? Oh boy, that's hard.. I have lots of favourites...... I love kitty cats and I sure enjoy bird watching, especially when they visit my yard....... and I share your comment of feeling very close to God when enjoying His beautiful creation.

You say, I love people who rescue must be a kindred spirit.

Blessings and cheerio.....

Sandi said...

Love your giveaway goodies Julie!

I love most everything about nature. In the fall I love the bittersweet and pumpkins and gourds.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for our wonderful Saturday visit. You have such a great sense of style and an eye for beauty. Nature is such an important part of all our lifes, I'm glad you capture it so well. Thanks for sharing your loveliness!