May 30, 11 PM UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2nd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway! Your offerings were all amazing and so very generous and I hope everyone had fun! As of right now, I'm no longer updating the giveaway participant list. Feel free to draw names for your giveaways as early or as late as you like on May 31st. Congratulations (in advance) to all 54 winners!
(Click here or scroll down to view the "Cottage Charm Give Away" Participant List - Updated Daily Until 11 PM Central on May 30th, 2008)
Last year I thought it would be fun to host a 'blogwide' cottage themed giveaway so that's exactly what we did! We had over 40 participants to offer giveaways on their blogs and many, many more to sign up for the various giveaways. It was so much fun! It was also a great way to discover new cottage, romantic, and vintage oriented blogs (aren't we always on the lookout for those?). I was asked last year if I planned to host another thisyear and I said that I would love to - and guess what?! It's May and time for the 2nd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway! This year's blogwide drawing will by on May 31st, 2008, so you still have a couple of weeks to post your giveaways. Here is how it works:
It's simple. You have until Friday, May 30th, 2008 to post your "Cottage Charm" giveaway offering on your site. Then let me know so that I can link to your giveaway right here in this entry. Remember, people respond well to photos and good item descriptions. Encourage your readers to enter their names (on your site) for a drawing (by you) to win your charming cottage themed giveaway. To keep things simple, you choose your own sign up and drawing methods, how many cottage charm giveaways to offer, shipping details, etc., ...I'm just getting the ball rolling here:)
Use your own definition of "Cottage Charm" for this giveaway- the possibilities are endless! You can give away books, your own crafts, thrift store finds, new items, yummy treats, recipes, vintage goodies...goodness, I could go on forever! Just have fun with it! Here is what I offered last year and also check out what everyone else gave away. Again, so much fun!
At some point on Saturday, May 31, everyone participating will hopefully be able to post on their blog the winners of their giveaways after randomly drawing a name (or names depending on if they have more than one giveaway). So the more participants (givers and receivers!), the better! Hopefully everyone has plenty of time to come up with something special to give to their readers.
How to Participate:
All that I ask is that you:
(1)let me know when your giveaway item is listed on your site by posting a comment with your giveaway link right under this post. You are encouraged to describe your giveaway and post photos if at all possible (more folks tend to sign up when they can see what they may be winning). Please only post the link to your giveaway post. We don't want readers to have to go searching for it. I will begin composing a list of giveaway links as they are added to this entry.
(2)Please link back to this post so that others may have an opportunity to learn about and participate in this giveaway. You can just copy and paste the coding (below) to your giveaway post or preferably somewhere on the right or left side of your blog. If you prefer a text link, that's ok, too:)
CODE to add to your site:
<a href="http://owcl.blogspot.com/2008/05/sign-up-for-2nd-annual-cottage-charm.html"><img border="0" src="http://www.onewomanslife.com/giveawaybanner.gif"></a>
After you've created your giveaway offering post and have added a link back to this page, I'll add your giveaway link to the list right here in this entry so that more folks will find you and your fabulous giveaway. If you know you're going to participate but aren't yet ready to write about or post photos of your giveaway, please feel free to first go ahead and add the Cottage Charm banner code or link to your blog so that we can quickly get the word out. Thanks so much!
By the way, I will add links to this page and to the right hand column of my site right up until 11 pm, Central time on May 30th. But hopefully you'll have your item(s) listed well before then.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Please remember, I would like to only add the link to your actual giveaway post containing instructions, descriptions and/or photos of what you are giving away. This will cut down on confusion when readers are looking for what you are offering.
I'm still thinking about what my giveaway will be this year...I have so much extra stuff around here now - I wish I could give it all away!!!
"2nd Annual Cottage Charm Give Away - 2008" Participant List - To Be Updated until 11 PM Central on May 30th
***View photo album of all giveaway items***
1) My Romantic Home
2) Cider Antiques
3) A Cottage Industry
4) An Enchanted Cottage - Giveaway #1
5) Vintage Vavoom
6) Cottage in the Making
7) The Twice Remembered Cottage - Giveaway #1 (for other giveaway hostesses only)
8) The Twice Remembered Cottage - Giveaway #2 (for everyone!)
9) 'Tis DesignWorks Originals
10) A Lovely Thing
11) An Enchanted Cottage - Giveaway #2
12) Land of Nod Studio
13) Pink and Polka Dot
14) Home Again Vintage Treasures
16) Karla's Cottage
17) Oatmeal and Whimsy
18) Fabric, Paper, Thread
19) Digi Scribbles
20) Bailiwick Designs
21) Ribbonwood Cottage
22) Cottage Magpie
23) Herbgirl of Calendula Court
24) Pictures, Pots, and Pens
25) Tales from an O.C. Cottage
26) Part-time Gardener
27) Beth Lientz
28) Faerie Window
29) My So Called Junky Life
30)A Secondhand Rose
31)Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
32)The Rose Cottage
35)The Rustic Cottage
36)The Little Things
37)Bits of Wool
39)Little Shack Out Back
41)B B in a Box
42)Forever and Ever House
45)Niesz Vintage Home and Fabric
46)The Come Home Cottage
47)Decor to Adore
51)Tutus and Tippy Toes
52)The Rat's Pajamas