Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cottage Charm Giveaway Event

Happy May Everyone! May is definitely one of my favorite months of the year. It is finally starting to look and feel like spring is really here and all my favorite flowers bloom in May. Every single day you can see the greens becoming brighter and the gardens are bursting with life. I think May is just a happy month!




And Kim at The Twice Remembered Cottage is throwing a May party. It's the fifth annual Cottage Charm Giveaway Event. From May 1st through May 29th bloggers will be sponsoring all sorts of giveaways that represent Cottage Charm. This is my first May as a blogger(May 30th will be my one-year anniversary!), so I thought it would be fun to join in the fun.








So for my giveaway, I thought I'd share one on my Burlap and Ruffles table runners. I gave one away when I reached 500 followers (thank you!) and I got such nice comments. I thought it would be fun to do it again. And I think my runner definitely represents Cottage Charm.





You can read the complete tutorial about my Burlap and Ruffles table runner here. It is approximately 16" wide by 52" long. The top is made of burlap and the back and ruffles are made from a soft drop cloth. And you can even choose the color of your choice - sage green, chocolate brown or natural .







Ok, I'm a girl who likes to keep it simple. Just be (or become) a follower of this little blog and leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite month or time of the year. I'd love to hear from you! You can comment through May 28th and I'll announce a winner on May 29th. That's it, super easy.




And be sure to visit The Twice Remembered Cottage all month long to check out the other great Cottage Charm giveaways!


Thanks so much for being here!

I'm linking to...


Someday Crafts Giveaway Directory


101 comments:

jcyc21 said...

I'm a new follower! I love this table runner, I think it is just adorable!! My favorite month of the year...... that's a tough one. I'm going to say September because my favorite season is fall and it starts feeling like fall in September. :)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is gorgeous !!! I am a new follower too :)

Kathy said...

Hello, very lovely table runner - I am your newest follower,
Kathy

Mary said...

I'm already a follower and (bonus points :) I have you on my blog roll!!! My favorite month is November, I love the colors that go with fall and Thanksgiving. I love love love your table runner and hope I win but if not, I'm going to your tutorial and see if I can manage to make one. Thanks for offering a fantastic give-away!!!

m e g a n said...

This is adorable! My favorite month is probably December because it's my birthday month and by then the weather is usually cooler here in Florida.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think my fave month is october... (it would be september if i were still in new england).... because i love the smell of fall leaves, the sound they make crunching under my feet, the colors, and all the fun fall activities i can do with my family.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Hmmmm...probably June. I love most all the months for different reasons but I love June because I am a teacher and Summer is just beginning. The possibilities of summer are always endless. Love the table runner! :) ~Crystal

Pam said...

I'm already a follower ...I love your table runner!!

Lisa Macomber said...

follower and my favorite month is August. Lots of last minute camping, my birthday and....towards the end the kids go back to school from summer break giving me a much needed rest!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Very cool! Love it!!

m ^..^

Linda K. said...

I love simplicity and beauty in burlap..... Wonderful runner!

Linda
Queen Bee Cottage

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I'm a new follower.

My fav month is Oct. love decorating for the fall.

Your table runner is so lovely!

Irma :)

mitchiesmom said...

Hi! Love your blog!! So glad to have found you!! I'm a new follower and my favorite month - September! Back to school, fresh starts for everyone and then there is Fall Decorating!!! Lovin' the Fall!!! Thanks!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I would say April since the weather here in FL is so pleasant and everything has started blooming. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The best thing about these party give-aways is meeting new bloggers and new friends and it's so nice to meet you. If I won this fabulous runner I would definitely use it at the wedding party at my home in September....for sure! My fave month is April. I love love love the fresh new green of Spring. I am following. :)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) Love the runner!! I would love to enter for a chance to win :) I've signed on as your newest follower. I'll be adding my Giveaway tomorrow, so I hope you check back and stop on by to enter :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Ming said...

Ok Sharon, here it goes, one more time...entering in for one of those green burlap & ruffles table runner... favorite month is May... it's in the spring, my favorite time of the year and has my bday, anniversary and mother's day....celebrations throughout!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Yea! Another chance to win one of your fab runners! May is for sure my favorite month~both of my babies were born this month, and Mother's Day is right smack in the middle of those special days!!!

Marie said...

Hi!! I am new follower and looking forward to read more from your blog. the runner is lovely very cottage!
My favourirte time or month of the year..hmmmI would say septembre as the weather gets warmer , though still cool and windy, flowers around the place plus my son was born in sept.
thanks for this chance!

{northern cottage} said...

so pretty - I have just the spot for your runner here in my cottage! yep I'm a follower & fav time of year....definitely SUMMER!

Karen said...

I love September with summer still hanging on just a little and fall inching it's way in. I'm a follower and love your blog!
Karen

Just Glory said...

I'm a new follower, thanks to the Cottage Charm give-away. I love everything burlap!

Also, my favorite time of the year cannot be narrowed down to just one: I love April and October best for the changing seasons and the mildest weather we see in the Texas Hill Country.

Sherry said...
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Sherry said...

I posted a comment and forgot to tell you my favorite month. I think September is my favorite, I love Fall. I also love your tablerunners. I am a new follower of your blog.

Holly Days Closet said...

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. I love your table runner I want want one of these I'm hoping to get around to making one. Thanks for a chance to win one.
Holly

Amy said...

I am a new follower. Amy Raggedyamy24@aol.com

Amy said...

I am a new follower. I guess May is my favorite month since it is my Birthday! Amy
Raggedyamy24@aol.com

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

I am a new follower! My favorite month is May...my birthday, my anniversary, Mother's Day, and spring all rolled into one!

Stephanie said...

Now a follower....
The runner is very cute... it would be hard to choose between the chocolate and natural.
shuttermom77@gmail.com

Lisa B. said...

The Burlap and Ruffles table runner is so pretty! My favorite month of the year is September. I love the changing of the leaves and making pumpkin pie. I'm a new follower!
lisabradford101 at gmail dot com

Kathy B. said...

My favorite time of year is Spring. Everything is so fresh and new, with the hope and promise of a great year yet to come. It feels so good to shed those heavy coats and winter boots here in the Midwest and get out the lighter-weight sundresses and sandals! I am now following you on Facebook as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner

Donna said...

It's a toss up for me I love April, the Texas bluebonnets are out, my hubby's and two of my son's birthday are in April. I always think of my mom, her birthday was in April. We always took a wildflower viewing trip when I was growing up for her birthday.
I also love Oct., that is the month I have a birthday. It's getting cooler and I love Fall colors. It's getting close to Thanksgiving which I love!!! Hmmmm I'll go with October. :)

Donna said...

Goodness I got so caught up thinking about months, I forgot to mention that I'm a new follower. LOL

Myrna said...

Beautiful giveaway!! I've become a new follower, and my favorite time of the year is all but SUMMER! :-p
Blessings!
Myrna

marie said...

Hi Sharon,
The runner is beautiful....my favorite is the natural one. I love the month of April because everything starts to become new again...love all the buds everywhere!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway!

PS I'm a follower!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I stopped over here to thank you for stopping by my blog and to become a follower and I'm really thrilled to be able to participate in this generous giveaway! My favorite time of the year is always fall, can't explain it but I love the smell of bonfires and crip leaves!

Terri said...

I am in love with burlap!!!! love it!!!!!! Checking out your blog right now!!!! Thanks, Terri

NanaDiana said...

Sharon- Those little roses are wonderful. I will go look at the tutorial! And, as you know, don't sign me up for the burlap runner-I have won more than my share lately! xxoo diana

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Sharon, Beautiful table runner, I'm a new follower, hoping to meet new friends. My favorite month, mmm, that would be April, visit my blog and you'll see why! :) Blessings!

she dreams big! said...

Always looking for new inspiration and I think I found it here! Love, love, love your burlap runner so count me in!

I'm new follower #610. That should be a lucky number, right?

she dreams big! said...

Oops, forgot to tell you my favorite month. All spring and summer months are my favs. Now, if the sun would just come out and the wind would quit howling, I could go out and enjoy the outdoors!

Donna said...

I follow your blog, please include me in your giveaway.

My favorite month would have to be JUNE when it's not too hot here in Maryland, SEPTEMBER is a nice time of year as well but very busy at the university where I work.

Take care,
Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Marianne said...

I just found you at No Minimalist Here and I'm now following you. My favorite time of year would be May and October. I just love the colors of the flowers and the trees. I'm just loving your burlap table runner!
Marianne :)

Elsina said...

Love your tablerunner! I am a new follower! My favorite month of the year must be December, love rain and storm and the Hanukkah holiday :)

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

Hmmm...my favorite month...I'd have to say November...I love Thanksgiving & all the anticipation that comes with preparing for the holidays...;) I'm your newest follower! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!! Lovely, lovely table runner...

Kaytee said...

I'm a new GFC follower. I love December because I love Christmas!
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm a new follower! OH this table runner is so beautiful -- and the chocolate would be just perfect on my table :) I have two favorite months: I love April because everything is coming back to life and the colors are so striking after the long, gray winter. My other favorite is July -- that's when it REALLY feels like summer here in the Midwest and I LOVE summer! Thanks for a beautiful giveaway!

Janet said...

I'm a new follower!! :)

www.iheartmygluegun.com

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love that runner. You did a beautiful job. I like May because my birthday is May 8, and the weather is so nice ~ not too hot yet and not still cold. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite time of year is Fall! I love the colors, the weather, etc. It has always been my fav. I was already following your blog:) Love it!!
kweight@byu.net

Sares said...

Hi Sharon! I would love the chance to win your wonderful burlap runner! I use burlap quite a bit to make things and sell in my booth but I can't sew, so I have never made any runners.

My favorite time of year is early Autumn, September and October followed closely by the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas.

Please come by and enter my giveaway and have a loveleigh evening!

Terry said...

I'm a new follower. I want in on this giveaway!

Erin said...

How was I not already a follower of your lovely blog, Sharon?? I love painting furniture and I've seen you on Primitive and Proper and have visited your blog many times. Just rectified that situation and now I'm your newest follower. :)

Also, right now--May--is my favorite time of the where I live. The weather is wonderful here in North Carolina and everything is in bloom!

Take care,
Erin
Carolina Country Living

P.S.--Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful table runner!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I LOVE this table runner and I am hopeless with my sewing machine, so I would so love to win this! I am already a follower!!!!

Midwest Cottage and Finds! said...

LOVE this runner!! Fingers crossed it will end up at Midwest Cottage! My favorite month is May--because of all the new flowers-crisp air--tulips!!AM a new follower---thanks and look forward to look at your blog!
chris

MeMeSue said...

Hello! I've just become a new follower...
I love April..there is just something about the flowers blooming, the air is fresher, re-birth! Makes me just want to be outside all the time.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Sharon,

I am a new follower and thank you for considering me for your beautiful give-away! My favorite time of year is autumn -- crisp clean air, vibrant colors, blue jean, sweater and sneaker wearing weather!

I invite you to stop by and enter my Cottage Charm Give Away as well.

Deborah

Lynn Richards said...

Yes, please!!! I would love to enter for this give away. (I'm a follower now as well!)
My favorite month is March. It's a birthday month, and I always buy daffodils from Trader Joe's and fill the house....and take a trip to my sister's. It's a great month!!!
xo
lynn

Kaye said...

I'm a new follower and I am in love with this burlap runner!!! If I don't win, I'll come back for the tutorial!

Kaye

vikki said...

I am your newest follower. What a wonderful give away. I am hoping I am the lucky girl who wins. My favorite time of year is Fall, love the leaves turning and all the smells.

vikkinay@yahoo.com

Sara said...

I am a new follower, and I am having a hard time deciding on my favorite time of the year! I love the Spring - flowers and sunshine, but I love the summer and the freedom and time with family, but I also love winter with the gorgeous snowfalls and celebrating Christmas, oh, and then there is fall - lovely colours and cozy cool nights with a fire.

renteriashadow said...

Oh my goodness, your burlap runner is beautiful. It would be perfect in my home, I would love "Chocolate", because I do LOVE chocolate! I am a new follower, infact I was your 638!!! I love your blog.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon! I remember entering your last giveaway for this fabulous runner. Thanks for another chance to win! I am a follower and my favorite time of year is fall. I just love the changing leaves and the cooler weather.
xo,
Sherry

Rachel said...

Just became a follower. My favorite time of year is spring, and my favorite month (and I might be a little biased here, comsidering it's my birthday month) is May. I love this table runner! It's so country looking and I'm all about country!

Queenie said...

Ohhh, I love that burlap runner, extra special because it's handmade :) Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing I'd love to win that! By the way, I'm your newest follower and love your blog...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Dana said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. My favorite month is October. Although I detest winter and I know it follows close behind Oct. here in the midwest, I can't help but love the colors, going to the pumpkin patch with my grandkids, baking fresh apple cakes and halloween popcorn balls. Best of all it is the birthday month for me and my saaaawheeeet baby grandson, Karsen. Love that burlap runner. Hope I win.

Dana
danawade@hotmail.com

heather_dice37 said...

I'm a new follower. Love that runner! My favorite months are September and October, absolutely LOVE the fall. (;

heather_dice37{at}yahoo{dot}com

Suzie Button said...

I love your table runner! I made one once for a swap, but never took the time to make myself one, so I would LOVE to win! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

stefanie said...

oh, they are gorgeous!!!!!
my favorite month is April, love Spring!!!

stefanie said...

I am now a happy follower!

Dee in BC said...

I'm a new follower. I love your table runners -Strangely I really like all the seasons- Spring is great - flowers, baby animals, my older son's birthday, our wedding anniversay- Summer is filled with Sundays at our local lake, holidays, fresh local produce & flowers at the market. Fall- Our younger son's birthday, fresh corn, warm sunny days with cool nights for sleeping, halloween. Winter has Christmas , baking , celibrating a brand new year, quiet time for reflection & my birthday. Love them all!

Staci said...

Hi there. I am a new follower of yours. Actually came across you by accident/chance/fate you choose. I was at my repurposed life viewing the felt rosette tutorial and clicked on your link. Then just had to read how you created the subway canvas art (which by the way i plan to make as i have all the supplies) loved the personlization. Then saw the burlap and ruffled tablecloth and runner. I just purchased some drop cloth for a small chair that I want to recover and add this to the very bottom, have something else for the top. I would love love to actually win the runner and then try to make my own table cloth to match!

My favorite time of year is now till July. I know its excruciatingly hot by then but my little.girls birthdays are in June & July and I just love them planning what they will do on that special day with their friends and family. It constantly changes each week for months and their imaginations can get pretty creative and lavish, I must say. I also love the sun, flowers in bloom, butterflies and bumble bees everywhere spreading their beauty. It just makes me happy.

I look forward to reading and learning from the rest of your posts. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
Stacitorgerson at gmail dot com

MoeWest said...

My favourite time of the year is summer. I enjoy getting outside and working in my garden. Thanks for the chance to win your burlap and ruffles runner. I love that look. I'm a new follower.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Sharon! I would love to win your tablerunner! It's gorgeous! My favorite time of the year is summer. I'm lucky to have a very long summer break!
Kelly

mitz said...

...great give-a-way...thanks for he opportunity
fav time : its halloween..its just * boo-tastic *
lol... mitz_zee@yahoodotcom ( follower )

coastal femme said...

My favorite time of year is the 4th of July. I love having friends and family over for a cook out and enjoying fireworks in the evening. The runner is just so adorable...love the ruffle!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower and I love the summertime! So much to do and good memories, too! Love your table runner! Thanks! ♥

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Count me in as a new follower! My favorite time/month of the year is April! Spring is coming on full strength and it's the time of my wedding anniversary! Thank you for this opportunity!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Sharon! What a wonderful giveaway! I'm now a follower! My favorite time of the year is summer, because I get to spend so much time outside in the garden!
Kelly

trish wagman said...

Sharon, I am a follower.
The table runner is beautiful.
I love July for the long summer days and daylight into the evenings. Making time to go to the pool or beach and attend family reunions and picnics.July is the only month the children do not have school or homework.Lots of fresh flowers, gardens full of vegetables and fruit and lots of grilling opportunities.Fireflies and fireworks and Happy Birthday USA....

Amanda said...

I'm a follower and love love love the runner! My favorite month of the year would have to be May...anniversary month for me and hubby + gorgeous weather and tons of flowers? Yes please!

Debby said...

I am a new follower. Love your table runner. So cute.


grammypetals@yahoo.com

Michael said...

living in WA state, my fav time of the year is Aug - only month we usually are guarenteed sun - cute cute runner

Blessings from Cindy said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for having a giveaway for a chance to win your nice runner!!
Blessings,
Cindy

SDFarmWife said...

Love your blog! Gives me so many great ideas for around our farm!

My favorite time of year would have to be the fall. I love the colors and the endless possibilities for decorating for the season. I also love the feel of harvest in the air and spending the days harvesting our crops!

Amanda said...

Your table runner has so much cottage charm! I just adore it! I definitely love the Spring most of all!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

VintageCrafter said...

Count me in as a new follower of your wonderful blog! I would be thrilled to win one of your adorable table runners. Spring is my favorite time of the year,,,,renewal!
*smiles*
Carol

Janelle said...

Longtime follower, here! My favorite month is May! How glorious all the flowers are. I would love to win this beautiful table runner in natural, it's so generous of you to offer a chance to win it,
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Recycled Rita said...

I just became a follower! My favorite time of year is Fall. I love halloween, probably because my birthday was 9 days later and it felt like a really fun, really long birthday!
Your runners are beautiful, I would love to win one! Thanks! karen...

clustres said...

I'm a new follower! Love your table runner!

Nancy said...

Hi Sharon,

I Love the Runner, just gorgeous! My favorite rime of the year is from Thanksgiving until New years. I love the decorating, everyone is in a jolly mood and I love to have company in my home.

Thanks Sharon!!
Nancy

Nancy said...

I am a New Follower too!

Nancy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am a follower...and my favorite time of year is Fall. I love the Harvest! Your runner is beautiful!

Tania Mara P. Pinto said...

oi Elisabeth
Seu blog é tudo d bom, vc é muito criativa.
Não sei se posso participar do seu sorteio por que moro no Brasil, mas de qualquer maneira vou responder a sua pergunta. Eu amo o mes de abril, por que tem uma temperatura agradável,não faz muito calor e nem muito frio, os bicos de papagaio florescem nesta época e ficam lindos. passa lá no meu blog http://temadcasa.blogspot.com/ felicidades para vc

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

I am a new follower! The table runner is a beauty! My favorite month is October.

Jo's Corner said...

That runner is perfection! Just beautiful! My favorite time of year is Fall. MN. has THE prettiest colors when the trees change! I'm now following you through GFC! Hugs ~ Jo

jomoseley57(at)gmail(dot)com

rachael_nicole06 said...

I'm a new follower! My favorite month of the year is December!

Marla Jones said...

Hi, I followed! My favorite month/time of year is May and spring. May because my birthday is in it, yay!! and spring because winter is so depressing and to me spring indicates life overcoming death. besides, fall is pretty, but you just KNOW cold is just around the corner *shudders!*

Marla Jones said...

oh, and P.S: thank you for the tutorial!!

Misti said...

Very cute! I love that natural color also. My favorite time of the year...fall. It cools off after a brutal Texas summer, and the leaves change color. Greatness!!

Dragonfly4 said...

I'm a follower! I love your blog! Very inspirational, and you have beautiful taste!
Karen
dragonflyu (at) verizon (dot) net