Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Gift and a Giveaway

Valentines Day is only 2 days away.
Are you ready???
Me neither but that’s ok it will be wonderful because I will be spending it
with my friends at Evi’s houses.
You may remember me talking about it
I missed it last year because of jury duty and Laura wasn’t able to be there either.
Laura has been in Florida but is coming home earlier then planned so….
YAY she’ll be there too.

With the holiday of Love just around the corner
I wanted to share with you one of my dearest friends
We met quite early in our blogging life. I immediately liked her and
we have grown closer throughout the years….gosh how long has it been?
Feels like I’ve known her all my life.
That’s a good feeling.
To think, we have never met face to face or talked on the phone but there isn’t a
day that I don’t think of her.
We may write everyday, sometimes not for weeks or months but she knows how much she means to me.
That’s when you know you have a good friend….you can catch up right where you left off  like
no time has passed.


Last month I received from Julie this sweetest little box.
It must have been made for someone dear.
It looks handmade.
A picture of a little girl holding an umbrella, though maybe more to
shade oneself from the sun then protect from the rain.
It comes from a brocante in France.

Inside a small delicate piece of lace and sewing needle.



I started playing around with some of my own sewing goods.
A small spool of thread, buttons, and sequined applique that
I bought at the flea market not too long ago.
On the other side of the cover a lovely print of a
 dove and  French saying.
I still speak some French but
my French reading shhhhheee….
how you say...?
not so good.

so Google came in to help.



isn’t that wonderful?
I wonder if it’s a common saying in France?
maybe we in the US should borrow it.

Thank you Julie I will treasure it forever!!!!
So in the same spirit of giving and to thank all of you that
come here and leave comments of encouragement and love,
I would like to have another giveaway.

The last one was so much fun.



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Yes the next issue of Jeanne d’Arc Living.

All you need to do is

1. leave a comment for one chance.
2. blog about it for another chance
3. become a follower on linky since google friends connect will be ending sooner and let me know for another chance.
(anyone who has already commented and have followed the old way will still be counted)
Just because I’m lazy  let me know how many times to enter you and
you only need to comment once.

Winner will be picked on Sunday  2:00 pm February 19th.

Bonne Chance!!!!
and Happy Valentines Day!



sissie said...

Hi Carole,
Isn't it wonderful to have a true friend who really understands your loves. It's so true what you said about a true friend.

I love the sweet little box and its contents. How precious.


Herballistic Garden said...

I'm so in! I got my first issue from you a few weeks ago and I adore it! This is a wonderful giveaway! I love the wee box on your posting as precious and feminine.

xo wendy

Jill said...

I have yet to hold one of these glorious magazines in my hands. You can enter me twice :) If I get a chance to blog about it, I'll come back.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day with your friends!

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower and I would love to win a copy of this magazine so you can enter me twice
Carole said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and George, Carole:) That is the sweetest gift. Have fun at Evi's!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Theresa said...

Put me down for three entries please!! I of course follow you, and wouldn't have it any other way... I left my comment and just blogged about your fabulous giveaway!
three that's right, three chances and keeping my fingers crossed!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be so thrilled to win this magazine! I've never seen one before!

I'm a new follower so I think that makes 2 entries! THANKS! ♥

Carol said...

Oh Carole, how sweet of you to share a bit of spring with the lucky winner. Please enter me in your giveaway. I've so enjoyed you sharing your blog with me. I can't wait to hear about your visit to Evi's. Have a wonderful time.



Carol said...

Oh Carole, how sweet of you to share a bit of spring with the lucky winner. Please enter me in your giveaway. I've so enjoyed you sharing your blog with me. I can't wait to hear about your visit to Evi's. Have a wonderful time.



Candylei said...

You are so wonderfully generous to offer this magazine! How exciting. Put me in your hat. You know what I mean. :-)

time worn interiors said...

Hello Carole! I would love to win Jeanne d'Arc Living!
Thanks for the opportunity!

time worn interiors said...

I'm already a follower!

French Grey said...

Hey Carole,
Thanks for stopping by! I really, really want to win this time! I am already a follower and I will post on my blog tomorrow! So sign me up for 3!! Thank you so much for having this giveaway.....again!

Beth said...

I love to visit your blog and would be delighted to be entered in your drawing. My contact info is bwrawling at


Beth said...

I am also a happy follower. My contact info is bwrawling at


Beth said...

I love to visit your blog and would be delighted to be entered in your drawing. My contact info is bwrawling at


Di said...

Hi there, I am a new follower and I would love a chance to win! Di@Cottage-wishes

Di said...

I'm sorry I forgot to mention for a second chance I would love to win this thank you. Di@cottage-wishes

Blessed Serendipity said...

That is so nice of you to have this very special giveaway. I already follow you, so two chances please.


Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love ta magazine!! wonderful giveaway. so nice of you!

barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

I am a follower too. =)

barbara jean

French-Kissed said...

Hi Carole,

I know exactly what you mean about the special bond we have with our blogging took me completely by surprise as I did not start blogging to gain friends and now some I have met are among my dearest. The little box is so precious and such a sweet token of your friendship. Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day.


peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy Vanlentine's day! thank you for the chance to win your lovely giveaway!
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

oldgreymare said...

I'm posting, I'm commenting, I'm following, I'm hoping...<3

Tara said...

lovely give-a-way. i am a new follower and will blog about your give-a-way on my blog. they say third time is the charms.... so i am keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Romeo said...

That really is a good friend! The best kind, the true kind of friend!

Yes, I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Please enter me twice - once for commenting, one for following. And if I can get Romeo up from his nap, I will let you know....can't ever get him to post when he should ;)

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

"Her" and Romeo

SueAnn said...

Such beautiful photos!! And another magazine giveaway...wowzers! So cool!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Carole,
Put me down for 2! What a lovely gift...truly unique. Have a Happy Valentines Day at the luncheon. I would love to be there, so post lots of pictures.

The Cinnamon Stick said...

I also have found a new and generous blogging friend (thank you) and would love to be entered in your give-away!! Two times cause I am definitely a follower now!! Have one of those super great weeks...XO

mzzterry said...

lovely, what a beautiful way to start my day. I am following you so that makes TWO entires. Happy Valentines day.

Nella said...

Hi Carole, I have come to know of dear blogging friends in a very short time!! Leaves me feeling happy and inspired and fulfilled in a very special way I have not known before...What a lovely gift for Valentine's Day. N.xo

ariadne said...

Oh I'd love to see that in person!Count me in twice as I am a follower!AriadnefromGreece!

Bead and Needle said...

What wonderful friends you have...and THE DEAD ARE BACK, BABY!!! Have a great week, Carole - Happy Valentines Day. XOXO Tanya

Susan said...

Hello Carole! What a lovely gift you received. The box is precious.
Thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity.
Please enter me twice, as I'm a happy follower.
Thank you!
- Susan

aafarmboy74 said...

Carole, Loved the little French box-very beautiful. I am a new follower and looking forward to reading more of your posts. Found out about you from French Grey. Would love to win the issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living. Please enter me for 2 chances in your drawing. Thanks! Diana

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Hi, I'm a recent follower and would love a chance to win the giveaway, I've never read one of these magazines please enter me twice. Many thanks,


she dreams big! said...

Oh Carole, I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one feeling lazy (especially on this cold and snowy day). So . . . #1 I'm a follower, #2 I added your button to my sidebar and #3 here is my comment! Three chances to maybe get to snuggle up and look at all of this magazine's pretty pictures!

You are a lucky gal to have such a sweet friend that sends you fabulous gifts!

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy you will be spending tomorrow with the girls ~ have fun!!
(I am sure your cheeks will hurt from laughing and smiling!)

I would love a chance to win, make that two chances as I am a happy follower!

Sandi said...

Hi Carole,
I would love to enter your giveaway and I am already a follower {I will check to make sure}. I love your blog, but can't visit often with my slowwww internet. Oh the woes of dial up. hee hee

Lisa DeNunzio, La Dolce Villa said...

Greetings Cariole. I am a follower plus very indebted about for all your sage advice on my entry into the blogging world. Will try and 'post' you, but as you know I am technically challenged.......

Have a great VDay. Yes, I would love to see what this fabulous magazine is all about. Best, Lisa

Nita said...

Please enter me twice.Everything is so beautiful,Iam now following you on Google Reader .....

ItsAllAboutTheCats said...

Just discovered your blog and love it - and will definitely become a follower! And would love to be entered many, many times! lol!

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole, it is so wonderful to have real friends met blogging- I have some also ,and it is a treasure. Your gift is something so special, and very beautiful.
Tomorrow you will be at dear Evi`s beautiful home,- so lucky you are.I wish you all the most gorgeous day together, I know she is soo much looking forward to seeing you all.Please say hello from me :-)
Hugs from, Dorthe
p.s. I have got a LINKY,too

Karen Harper said...

Hi Carole, that is a sweet little box, I was just about to order this magazine and now you are giving one away, how great is that. I would be thrilled to win and you know I'm already a follower. Does that make two entries?

Auntie Cake said...

Yum, yum, yum! Theresa sent me over, and I AM SO GLAD SHE DID! Loads of pretty things happening over here.

Love your sweet site, and I am a new follower!

summersoul said...

Carole, what a nice giveaway. But even better is that I found your blog. It is lovely. I am a new follower.


Denise said...

What a sweet little gift. The little unusual things like that are always so special! What a great giveaway you're having. I just added it to my Valentine post this evening. As much as I want to keep the secret to myself. :) Better chance of winning don't ya know! Just kidding. (kinda) Happy Valentine Day!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Such a gorgeous little box and I love the french saying with the prety white dove!
Oh I just know that you will have the best Valentine's day one can have at Evi's home today. I'm sure she's spoiling all her friends and her decorations will be a dream! Wish I could be there with all of you! Have a wonderful time dear Carole and a very happy Valentine's day!♥
xoxo~ Carola

Kelly said...

Oh......I ADORE the Jeanne d Arc magazine. I would LOVE to win this! Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!

Kelly said...

I am your newest follower too!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet gift from Julie! Happy Valentine's Day - have fun at Evi's party (I hope you post some pics)! And please toss my name in the giveaway hat twice - you know how much I love Jd'A Living! :)


sandra said...

I love that sweet little box, what a treasure. Please enter me in on your drawing, my favorite time of year is Spring and Easter :))

Lana said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carole! Your blog banner in its simplicity is so pretty!

I'm commenting for one chance,
and I'm a follower for a second chance. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

Nancy said... can enter me twice...what a wonderful give away...thankyou!!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy Valentine's Day Carole.
My magazine arrived... you are a darling.
Thank you.
Susan x

June said...

Isn't it great to have friends like that??? Julie is such a sweetheart.
I hope you and the girls have the bestest time in the world when you all get together Carole.
sending hugs...

Jamie said...

What a sweet little jewel of a box. How nice! I am commenting and I'm also a follower! I will also post about this on my blog! Happy February! Jamie V in MT

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I hope you had the most wonderful Valentine's Day and a lot of fun with the girls.
The box Julie had sent you is lovely. What a sweet gift.
I've put your giveway on my sidebar.
Have a great Wednesday :-)!

okcamp said...

Hi Carole,
I'd absolutely love this issue!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful! Please enter me in your lovely GiveAway. Best of luck to all!

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day at Evi's home!
I would love a copy of this magazine, as it is new to me.
I'm a new follower, so please give me 2 chances to win your special giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Julie said...


Brand new follower here, so you can enter me twice, please. It's a great giveaway - thank you!

Also, thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog today.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Hi Carole, I love all things Easter and this looks like a fabulous issue. I have also been a follower for a while. Thanks for this giveaway. Have a great weekend.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Carole what a really delightful gift from Julie - it's precious! Hope Valentine's Day with the girls was a great day!
This magazine is such a beautiful issue it would be lovely if I were counted in!
Oh and please come and enter my own GIVEAWAY on my blog if you like too.
I am so glad to be following.
Warm wishes to you,

Renée Finberg said...

julie is dear to my heart as well.
she once sent something lovely to my mom.

julie is an angel.
as are you!!!!


Renée Finberg said...

julie is dear to my heart as well.
she once sent something lovely to my mom.

julie is an angel.
as are you!!!!


Renée Finberg said...

julie is dear to my heart as well.
she once sent something lovely to my mom.

julie is an angel.
as are you!!!!


erin said...

thanks for the opportunity, sweets!! and of course, i would follow you anywhere...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Carole
I lOve 'Being Ruby' too and have followed her blog a long time - amazing images!!

Such a treasured gift and so thoughtfully put together just for you - aah the joy of blogging - meeting like-minded souls along the journey.

I enjoyed my Christmas edition of Jeanne d'Arc so much I would adore to get my little hands on this one too.

I've put you on my blog and follow (of course) so is that 3 chances?? I don't want to be greedy!

Shane x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I adore the sweet box, so beautiful and aren't blogging friends the best!
Sending hugs, to you.


DogsMom said...

I am late to this party but please enter my name as well. I am having a wonderful time catching up.

Anonymous said...

Quelle parle mais seule pas....

There have been two other blogs who have given away this magazine mais I have never been the winner. Boo hoo! Ma mari est Canadian Francois and it would be lovely to win demaine.
Sunday is my lucky day, n'est-ce pas?

Bon Merci,
Sylvia Faye
Yes, you are in my favorites.......