Monday, August 10, 2009

100th Post Giveaway!!!

Well it's almost here...... my 100th post. It's been long in coming. Having officially started my blog on January 08. It wasn't until February of this year that I really started blogging in any sense of the word. It was at first an inexpensive ( well free) way to have something on the internet for our business....hence the name. I just wasn't motivated to post anything. I'm not a good saleperson.....ask anyone. I'd much rather talk about movies,decorating,antiquing or anything other then selling someone a plant or a product. It was Laura ( 52 Flea) who helped re-energized me when she began her own blog. A blog junky like myself we both enjoyed reading similar blogs. I told her if I could set one up anyone could. So there we were posting together. Laura everyday and me... not so everyday just commenting on each others posts like nobody else was watching. This went on for awhile and then one day we had a comment from someone else and then a follower.......OMG!!! How exciting!!! then we had 2. For a little while Laura removed her followers list. Thinking it looked pathetic with just me on it. Thinking back she was right.....I guess we've all been there. That's probably why I feel a need to comment or join a blog that has just started and has only a couple of they always write back and say such nice things!

If you know Laura...and most of my followers do, you know how wonderful and creative she is. Her posts are most always about her extensive antique collections and she has a way of making us connect to these things and bringing back a memory of them to us like no other. It's been amazing to get to see this other side of her. Even her closest friends and family members have gotten to see a side of her that they'd never seen before. Being a women in the corporate world which she is, you often don't get to express your creative side, your feminine side, your nostalgic side. This is what blogging has done for many of us out there. I for one have enjoyed being more creative photographically and my typing has gotten better though my spelling isn't all that good still and I apoligize for that( even with spell check)
I've enjoyed sharing my life with all of you and hope to get to know more of you.


Laura has just announced her 200th post giveback and the winner will have her be their own personal shopper on this Fleamarket tour. So rush over there right now and leave a comment!!!

Laura has been kind enough to invite me and few other friends to this wonderful Fleamarket in upstate New York called Madison Bouckville this week and stay at her lakehouse. Just Girls Gone Wild!!!! Junking!!!! that is....I think we'll be keeping our clothes on!


Alright if you're still with me after that visual in your mind.

This is my Give Away!!!!

The 3rd issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living. I remember the first time I laid eyes on a Scandinavian blog I nearly fell off my chair. I remember exactly how I found it. It was through a talented artist called Ulla who's blog is called Ullabenulla..... Don't know what that means but it's fun to say. Anyways she talked about being a fan of Swedish and French blogs and had a link which went to Min Lilla Veranda. I was completely mesmerized by it and sat there with my face glued to the screen. I probably looked at every post she ever posted just looking at the pictures and jumping from blog to blog. I thought this is what I've been waiting for. This is my friend Paula's house and the look I'd been doing in my shop for the last 5 yrs. Of course at the time Paula didn't have a computer. How am I going to send her these links????? Every chance I got I'd send these to people I knew. I have to say most did not get my enthusiasm. Not that they told me outright but you just knew. So I went on looking at them while wondering why they seemed to have the same pictures in them. I hadn't completely realized that there was a book and then a magazine and then a company who made all these wonderful products. Image how happy I was when I realized that there were other people in the US who embraced this look too.
Ok I've gone on enough!!!!

Here are some of the incredible pictures in this magazine which is really more like a soft cover book.
it's written in Danish but it doesn't matter the images more then make up for it.
Most of the ideas are things that most people could accomplish using ordinary items around the house. Just going to your fridge and pulling out some vegetables will work.

It also gives you websites to places that sell their products.


Now as an added plus to receiving the magazine the winner will receive some fleamarket items from our trip that have a Jeanne d'Arc Living look about them. I just know I'll find a little bit of Scandinavia in Upstate New York (Farm Country)

This will give us two people to shop for!!! What FUN!

So the hunt is on to find the perfect treasures to send the lucky winner!!!

So all you need to do is comment on this page and if you'd like mention it on your blog and I'll enter you twice. The winner will be announced on the day of my 100th post. ......5 posts from now. ?????

Oh and if you'd like, in your comment mention when you first heard or saw Jeanne d' Arc Living style.

Good luck!!!!
and thanks for stopping by!


Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Congrats on your almost 100 posts. It has been a fun trip. I have read everyone of your posts. This is a giveaway I would love to enter and win......What fun you will have on your junking trip. I will be with you in spirit...

and congrats on your award from Julie, too!

Jenny said...

Carole, thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog the other day. I am very interested in this giveaway and I think that I first heard about Jeanne d'Arc the magazine on your blog. Have fun at the show!

The French Bear said...

Okay Carole, congratulations on your 100th post!!!! Wow! I have never heard of this magazine Jeanne d'Arc? It looks fabulous!!!! I don't know if we have it here in Canada? I love the European blogs, I don't know what it is but I love everything about them!!!!
I think they all are photographers too! Your blog reminds me of theirs, it's such a nice atmosphere here!!!
Margaret B

erin's art and gardens said...

carole, wow i have enjoyed your blog since i found you through b&w sunday! how is it that i did not realize your love of scandinavian decor and such!! me too! the first blogs i ever looked at were "Modern Country Norway" and "Min Lilla Veranda" (after a foot surgery gone bad last fall) and i was hooked. i would love that magazine... can i find it at a book store?? thanks too for introducing me to laura's blog, i briefly checked it out, but can't wait to get back over to it. congrats on your 100th post. all the best, erin

The Celebration Co. said...


Deb said...

Congratulations Carole on your 100th post! I've never seen the Jeanne d'Arc Living Style magazine here in Canada & first read about it on one of the blogs ~ what a gorgeous magazine. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway ~ thank you ♥

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congrats on your 100th!! What a journey we are on...and it still feels like yesterday that we were having lunch with the Queen (Evi) and I made the decision to go for it! Thanks for the push and all the support and encouragement you have given me! I can't wait for the weekend! We have our "work" cut out for us!!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carole

What a lovely giveaway. That magazine looks so beautiful! Congratulations on your 100th post! I have a little way to go yet before I reach that! I remember those early days at the very beginning, I still love blogging although I wish I had more time.
Take care
Isabelle x

Poppy said...

Hi Carole,Well done on nearly 100 posts! I will look forward too many more posts from you.

I would love to enter you giveaway…love Lou xxx

PS.Have a lovely week!

Isabel said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! What a lovely giveaway you have going on here :)
I am always amazed at the power blogging has to open doors to long lasting friendships, to the surprise of meeting kindred spirits, and finding out tht we are after all not that much different from one another-all appreciators of the beauty and the simplicity of everyday life.
May your continued blogging enrich your life even more.


Anne Marie said...

you are so kind to think of all of your readers like that (certain individuals - ME! - didn't do much at all.....what a slacker I am!) anyhow, please do not include me in this- for I have already had mine on order ;)

that was pretty funny - all that you said on this post - but I have to be honest.....I could shed a tear just thinking of how much fun you'll have with Laura at her lake house.....when she posts is well.......dreamy.......

have a great time though, and seriously try not to think of how you both have absolutely crushed my feelings.....

you seriously know I'm kidding right?

cpullum said...

Just found this blog today! I love it! Lot's of treasures!

MJ Ornaments said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I love looking through your blog. And I also enjoy the Swedish style, and I've seen that magazine on other blogs too. ;) Take care, Martha

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Carole,
Congrats on 100 (or nearly 100) posts! It was nice hearing the history of how you and Laura started out and how far you've come. I can't tell you how much I wish I lived a little closer so that I might run into you at the antique fair. What a blast you will all have while hunting for treasures! I am with you and agree, you'll find a little bit of Scandinavian treasures while out and about. I find things like the vintage ones shown in their magazine quite a bit and even mentioned I was going to put them on my website, but guess what? Yes, I decided to keep them for myself! Good luck (you won't need it) finding some wonderful things, I can not wait to hear all about it. Oh, I'll point to you on my blog later tonight. And I found Jeanne d'Arc Living while searching Google (since I love Joan of Arc antique goods ;)

Rosemary said...

Congrats to you Carole!!
I have really enjoyed your blog, as well as Laura's!! You and she are two of my favorites.
So glad you blog!

Donna said...

...what excitement and fun! Congrats to you and have an incredible time!

Sandi said...

Hi Carole!
Congrats on your 100 posts! Tracie from My Petite Maison sent me over here. Love your blog !
I have never seen that magazine except here in blogland and would love to win a copy!!

she dreams big! said...

100 posts! Fabulous! I have never seen this magazine but it looks just my style! Please enter me in your generous giveaway!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Congratulations on your 100th post.
I was invited to come and take a look at your beautiful blog from Tracie.
I have heard Tracie talk of this lovely magazine
that you are kindly offering in your giveaway.
look forward to visiting again.

Enjoy your week

Mitt hvite hus said...

Good morning....Its morning here in Norway...
*Congratulations on your 100 th posts...

The blog is wonderful and so is the magazine too... i love them both...

What i must be a very nice lady....

Warm hugs ...Kerstin

Piitis said...

Hi Carole!
Congrats on your 100th post.
Your blog is wonderful.
I love you style so much.

Have a nice day!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Carole
Congratulations!! What an achievement.. 100 posts! And what a lovely story you have shared with us today.. beautiful writing.. like talking to a friend over a cuppa tea [or coffee for me]!!
It must be nice that Laura and yourself have taken this journey together and supported each other along the way. That is how I feel about my new blogging friends, such as yourself! Always supportive and encouraging. So I am TOO envious of you ladies and your trip to the fleamarket and the lakehouse!! What fun.. think of us here.. in winter and working..
Take Care
xx Julie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Such an accomplishment!
Please enter me in your giveaway! The photos in that book are so inspiring.

Hugs, sherry

janice said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I'm new to your blog and I am really enjoying it. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks, Janice (

Jill said...

Congratulations on your up-coming 100th post! I've never heard of this magazine nor have a been on a Swedish blog but I'm about to check out the links you provided. Goodness!! the images you showed are beautiful! I'm glad I found your blog!

cakegirl said...

Congratulations on your 100th post on a beautiful blog. Such soothing background music! Please enter me in your giveaway.

madrekarin said...

I just popped over from Laura's blog. Oh, my goodness, your blog is beautiful! I first saw Jeanne D'Arc Living when I won a copy from Carol at Raised in Cotton. Each and every page is a feast for the eyes and the soul. I would love another issue. :)

Julie Marie said...

Hello, your blog is so beautiful... I first learned about Jeanne d' Arc Living from Roberta at Enchanted Treasures... infact, I just received my first copy of it yesterday that I ordered from her... it is absolutely breathtaking! I wish I had known about it sooner...

Jeannette said...

What a wonderful story of your blog history and your friendship with Laura! I haven´t been around a lot the last weeks and just had to pop in today. So glad I did!
I´m just a little bit jealous of your fleamarket must be so much fun to enjoy it with friends.
Have a fantastic time!
Big hug ♥ Jeannette

Magdalena said...

Hello Carole,
congratulations on your 100th post in this beautiful blog you have!
Magdalena/Color Sepia

Sea Angels said...

Havn't we all found such wonderful blogging friends...I'm so glad you enjoy it so much you bring so much pleasure to me with your lovely comments and your beautiful posts.
I first saw this lovely magazine on the Swedish blogs as it spread faster than measels as each blogger discovered it.....
What a lovely give away 'Happy 100th Blog'
Lynn xx

Darthbobafett31 said...

Hi Carole! Thanks for reminding me to stop by! OF COURSE I would love love a chance to win that gorgeous magazine. Like you, whenever I visit some of the European blogs, it's eye candy deluxe. I think blogging is such a great thing! Meeting new friends from all over the place AND it's like one great big wonderful magazine with tons and tons of ideas!

Unknown said...

I'm such a goose! My grandson was logged in and I commented under his name! DUH!
Denise- Bella Dreams

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh lucky girl you,what I would not do for a weekend like that...I am pea green with envy!! Have a wonderful time,I will be with you guys in spirit!! Thats one lucky person who wins yours(and Lauras) give away!! All the best,talk to you soon, x0 Chrissy

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, and the giveaway...wonderful!!!

Michelle Hughes said...

came from 52 Flea and I love your blog too! Congrats on your 100th post!

Unknown said...

Pick me Pick me!
Great blog. congratulations!

Pony Girl said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on your anniversary! :)
I think that magazine looks amazing! I only recently heard of Jeanne d' Arc, I'm still learning about it. But I know that I really like the style, and find myself being attracted to it's peaceful comfort!

aimee said...

happy posting! i just started blogging and i love it:) i would love a chance win. enjoyed my visit. thank you.

Sherry said...

Your blog is wonderful! I'll definitely be back often. Have a wonderful visit with Laura and friends; sounds like a great get-together! Congratulations on 100 posts!

Sherry in Little Rock

manon 21 said...

j'adore ton blog!

un bonjour de Provence


BellaRosa said...

Carole Congratulations on your up coming 100Th post! I so admire you ladies that have so many posts, I hope to be one of you one day :) Your blog is just beautiful, I saw that you made some lovely comments about Lauras blog, 52 Flea, but you know, I feel that about your blog too, you have a way of drawing the reader in too and keeping them with your beautiful pictures and the way that you write. I have always just lurked on your blog...always enjoying my visits to it. I have never seen the Jeanne d'Arc Living magazines...other than pictures people have posted on their blogs, but your right, they are beautiful and the things that they carry are too, from what I have seen here. I posted about your lovely Give Away on my lil blog. Again, Congratulations on your 100th post and may you have hundreds more. Rose

Marigold Jam said...

What a fantastic looking magazine. I came across to you from Laura Flea52 and just love your blog. It has been a steep learning curve for me too - I am up to post 12 now so have a long way to go yet to reach 100!

Good luck at the flea market.


decorator to the stars said...


peet said...

Hello !
Concratulations whit your 100 th post ! So many !
I have de JD magazine from the first number !
Befoure that i have the VAKRE !
And i can`t inmagine a live whit out !!

Good luck at the fkea market
Greetings Peet

Sammy Girl said...

!00! Ya hoo! A GREAT milestone.
And such wonderful posts they have been! Here's to the next one hundred. I am almost at 50 and have planned a little giveaway, too.
Thanks for the lovely pics!
Betty :)

Vinglefrøken said...

Hi and congratulations on your almost 100 posts! I'm from Norway myself and have just recently been introduced to the Magazine through these blogg sites. I agree with you completely - its gorgeous! Would very much join your giveaway! Cross my fingers...

Wendy Peatross said...

Congratulations on 100! Don't you just love blogging? That magazine is gorgeous. I wish I could go along on your little outing

Terri said...

Congrats on your 100th! Wow!

I recently discovered 52 Flea and now you! What a treat to discover these two lovely blogs. I have been blogging for 3 years, and old timer! So please come visit me too. I will be back and will take a longer look now too.

Nice to meet you and please count me in! I love Swedish and found styles so much.

xo Terri

Wildflowerhouse said...

Congratulations! I am enjoying your posts and shall keep reading them. Your blog is wonderful. I love the kitties. Is one a Maine Coon. We had one and loved him so much. Sharon

leslie janson said...

I've just discovered you as well as 52 Flea right as you are both celebrating your anniversaries! Congratulations from a new subscriber who is obsessed with vintage linens.
To the next 100!


Faded Charm said...

Hi Carole~

Love your "White Wednesday" post and so glad you've joined. I'd like to be entered in your 100 Post Giveaway. That magazine looks like something I would really enjoy and have only heard of it on other people's blogs. Thanks and enjoy your evening.


Barbara Jean said...

Hope it is not too late to enter.
I would love that magazine, and sure can't figure out why anyone would not be excited about the styles in here!!

Blesgins and congratulations on 100 posts.

Barbara Jean

June said...

I remember the first time that I found myself viewing a blog with that Jeanne d'Arc look. I think it was jeanette-justjeanette and I was hooked. What a lovely way to live a life.

Unknown said...

Hope I'm not too late..just found your blog and love it! Congratulations on your 100 posts. Warm wishes, Esther

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win your giveaway.
You have fantastic photos and a very enjoyable blog.
Congratulations on your 100 posts. And hoping for many more.
liveleisurely at

free indeed said...

I've NEVER heard of Jeanne D'arc decorating style...I'll have to read up on it. closest I've come is to have a friend named Jeanne D'Arc... :) Love fleamarkets, but have limited scope and funds here in northern Maine. Would love some wonderful suprise from you!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

I LOVE this magazine.......congrats on your almost 100 posts. Your blog is awesome!

Monica said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Carole! This magazine looks fabulous...
Please put my name in the hat, for a chance to win it! ;)

Wildflowerhouse said...

Oh I hope I am not to late to join in . The magazine looks gorgeous. I so enjoy your posta. Sharon

KV Creative Designs said...

Congrats on your 100th!! As an Interior Designer, I would love to win the magazine! Thank you the opportunity! I learned of your blog from Bella Rose and so glad I need. I am off to explore more!
Artful Blessings,