Tuesday, February 17, 2009

100th Post & Giveaways!

Whew, I'm finally back home to lovely Germany. Austria was great, but two weeks away from home can be very tiring, not to mention the fact that I got sick the last part of our trip (and was sick all day Valentine's Day.) Sadly I didn't get to run through a field in Salzburg singing "The hills are alive with the sound of music." But you can bet I will be doing that this summer, when the hills are not covered with snow ;) And seriously, someone's gotta teach this Okie how to walk on cobblestones. I tripped almost everytime I went out and about. Luckily I have cat like reflexes and didn't fall flat on my face. (I really don't have cat like reflexes I was just lucky.)

Thanks to everyone who commented for me to get better and feel well!

Now to the exciting part of this post. Since it is my 100th post, I thought what better than to use this as an excuse to do a giveaway OR two! This is my VERY first giveaway and I'm very excited about it!

My first giveaway is my Viennese Bottle Art Giveaway!

Whilst Jon and I were visiting Vienna, we stumbled across a small wine shop located downtown, right across the street from the St. Stephen's Cathedral. After talking with the manager about Austrian wines we noticed several wine bottles that had been transformed into fun pieces of art; hence the name Bottle Art.

After we bought one for ourselves, I immediately thought this would make a great giveaway, since the manager said that they are handmade in Austria and that they are the exclusive dealer.

Here are pictures of my first giveaway........

I love these! They are the perfect little piece.
In the picture you can see that they can also be used as a serving platter for grapes or cheese, for example.
Ours is holding a candle and wine corks.

My second giveaway is my Mini-Scarf Me Giveaway!
As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I love to crochet scarves. While we were in Austria, I thought of the idea of making a mini scarf with antique buttons, that I found at a local antique store in Vienna. After blogging about my fun handmade hobby, it was suggested to me to use this as a giveaway! So I'm giving it away!

The color is a deep turquoise and the buttons are very old and have a vintage pattern to them. I added two buttons to the scarf, depending on how tight or loose you want to wear it.



So if you'd like to be added to these giveaways.....

1. Comment me for: 1 Entry
(Let me know which one you'd like or if you want to be added to both giveaways that's awesome, just give me a heads up.)

2. Comment & Become a follower of this blog for: 2 Entries
(To my followers let me know you are already a follower and I'll add you in for two entries)

3. Comment/Follow and post these giveaways on your blog for: 3 Entries

Be sure to let me know what of the 3 you have done!

I will be ending this giveaway on March 1st. Good luck everyone!

32 comments:

Bella@That damn expat said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better!

And cute scarf! I like the color ;)

and her heart it is in ireland said...

Thanks :) You really do need to visit Ireland!

Congrats on the 100th post! That bottle art is really awesome :) I'd love to enter the give-away and I'm already a follower!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I am glad you are feeling better.

morewineplease said...

ME ME ME!! I want to win! And Shame on me, I thought I was already following, I am now!
I want to win both!!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

I have never understood how all the sassy European women run around in stilettos on those cobblestones. I can't walk in stilettos on flat ground, forget the unforgiving cobblestones.

I am already a follower!

Candice said...

I'm so glad to hear that you made it home safely and you're feeling better! And I wouldn't even want to see me on those cobblestones...it would be just plain scary!

I absolutely love that scarf! I'm obsessed with vintage and scarves so I would love to win it!
I'm a follower and I posted on my blog.

Btw...I think you should consider opening an etsy shop for your scarves:)

katie said...

oh wow! i would love to have either of these! sign me up!

lesley said...

Congrats on your 100th post : )

Count me in on the giveway for both of them;)

Such a CUTE scarf and such cool art!! I found you via Candice's blog and I'm so glad i did.

Team Clancy said...

Oh my gosh! I just found your site and LOVE those giveaways. I became a new follower and I would love to be entered for both. The bottle is so cool and that scarf is unbelievable!!!

Lindsey said...

So fun!!! Congrats on your 100th post and your first giveaway!

La vie est belle! said...

I love both of the giveaways! :) I just became a follower!

valerie said...

Ohhh, I'll enter for either one.
That is really neat bottle art. I've never heard of such a thing. Too cool!
The scarf is so neat too.
Congrats on your 100th post and I'm glad you're feeling better.
Love,
Val

kristen said...

Can I still be in on the giveaway even though I deleted my blog?! I would seriously even buy a scarf from you if you'd let me!
Glad you're feeling better! (the cobblestone comment cracked me up!!)

Impulsive Addict said...

I love both of these items so sign me up! I'm already a follower and absolutely love your blog! I'm really a sore loser so can you make sure I win one?? Thanks! =) lol

Miss JC said...

Both giveaways please! And..I'm already a follower! :) Aww..I'm jealous that you were in Austria..

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

That wine bottle art is amazing! I love it! I am going to look for one online somewhere, it would go great with all of my other wine stuff on my kitchen island or as a serving tray for a party! The pictures from your trip looked like so much fun!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Pick me, I want to win! Anyway, I didn't realize that I wasn't already following your blog, but I am now. Where on my blog do I post about your giveaway. Is there something special I need to say.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh yeh, I forgot to congratulate you on your 100th post. I'll be excited when I can say I have 100 posts, so rock on!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Yayy, I love giveaways. The bottle art is really unique, and I love recycled stuff. It's always neat to find a new purpose for 'trash'.
I love the turquoise by the way, great color choice.
I'm already a follower :-)

New Girl on Post said...

I'm so sorry! I didn't even know you were sick. I'm glad you are feeling better though. You know...we should just go to Salzburg together this summer. Two Okies twirling in a field singing "The Hills Are Alive" It doesn't get any better than that. :)

I love both items you have for your giveaway! I'm torn between the two......I think I'm going to go with the scarf though because I love the color and it's just fab.

Oh..and I'll mention you on my blog today too.

Kim said...

Glad you are feeling better....recently started reading your blog! I would love the chance to win either, especially the bottle art...very unique! Thanks!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

Ooh, la la! What fun things to win!! Glad you are feeling better...

Amsterdam sounds very cool -- D and I loved watching the production of Anne Frank and would definitely want to visit there if we went --

And... of course I'm a follower!

Chloe's Couture said...

Congratulations! 100 posts, that is awesome, maybe someday I will be there! The wine bottle is sweet and would be awesome to give to my husband for his "Man Pit". Hope you get lots of comments!I am a follower already! Thanks!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Hey, I posted your giveaway on my blog :)
I'm torn, can you count me in on both giveaways?

Abbie said...

I love the Vienesse bottle! My whole kitchen is themed out in wine things...although I've had to hide the corks because the cats think they're toys! Ha ha! So mark me down for a couple of entries! I've been a follower and I'll definitely be sure to mention your giveaway in my blog!

Glad to hear you guys made it home safe and sound! You must be so happy to see your brother!

Lisa said...

Pretty sure I'd manage to be on my butt in about 10 seconds on cobblestones. :)

I'm about to be a new follower, and I dig both prizes! I can't decide! :)

Jaymie said...

What a great giveaway! I love them both, I am following your blog and also I've blogged about the giveaway too!

JunkyKristen@gmail.com said...

I'd love to win that cute scarf!

Kelley and Rhett said...

I love them both but that scarf is sooo cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kelley and Rhett said...

oo and I'm a follower

Mrs. D said...

Cute giveaway! I would love to enter :) I'm also a follower!

Alex and Jill said...

Cute scarf! I would love to win it! :)