Birthday Giveaway *Closed*

Come in! I'm so glad you came!

Today, is my birthday! I'm 55 years old, and
I don't feel a day over 20......if you take away
the grey hairs, bad eyesight, arthritis, memory loss.....

Today is also my sweet blogging friend Elyse's birthday!
(She is not 55....she's still a kid.)

When we discovered that we share a birthday,
we decided to do a birthday swap.
Come back tomorrow, and I'll show you
what we got each other.

Happy Birthday Sweet Elyse!

I just love a good party....and what's a party
without gifts? So, I'm having a giveaway
for everyone joining my party.

Since I am 55.....today's lucky number is 5.
I am giving away 5 birthday gifts today.

#1....this is the cutest little book. It's filled with ideas
for decorating cupcakes for any occasion. I am also
including cupcake papers and sprinkles.

#2.....five pretty, vintage doilies. I love using doilies
around my home and in my crafts.

#3.....this sweet vintage hat is covered in pretty
flowers that would be perfect for any project.

#4.....three vintage spools wrapped in pretty
ribbon and lace.

#5.....this little 'cake' box, created by me, comes
filled with sweet trimmings for your projects.

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post = 1 entry

Invite your friends to the party by mentioning
my giveaway on your blog = 1 entry

If someone leaves a comment and tells me
that you sent them = 2 entries

Follow this blog = 1 entry

You can be entered up to 5 times.

And yes, if your name is in the drawing
more than once, you can win more than once.

Drawing will be held Wednesday, October 21.

Thanks for joining my party!

Edited to add: Thanks for visiting,
this giveaway is now Closed.


Julie said...

Hi Debi, Happy Birthday... Mine is Oct 24 and my brand new grand daughters 1st birthday is Oct 23...I am having a give a-way over ay my place also do hope you will stop on over...Please add my name to the pot for the give a-way... Happy B-Day Oct Girl...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Happy Birthday, Debi! I hope you'll have a wonderfully sweet day! How sweet of you to have a give away party! I can't wait to see what you and Elyse sent each other. ♥

I'm already a follower and I'll let you know when I do a post!

Debbi said...

Have a great day Debi! I followed you, AND I will put a blurb about your giveaway on the Etsy Cottage Style main page!
These are awesome prizes!

Elyse said...


what an AMAZING giveaway. i have posted your button on my blog (but please consider me ineligible). i cannot wait to open my presents from you!!!

thanks also for the "present" of calling me a "kid!" very nice to hear at 44!


Shabby Kim said...

Happy Birthday Debi!! What a wonderful giveaway you are doing and I would love to be entered in your drawing. I just did a post on my blog to mention your giveaway and I'm already a follower.

Have a great day today!!


Claudia said...

Happy, happy birthday! I'm just a year older than you, so you are a young thing! Have a wonderful day.

I already am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway - I'm off to wish my dear Elyse a happy day!

icandy... said...

Happy Birthday, Debi!!!!
Very cute post~ what a sweet way to celebrate your special day! Thank you for hosting this!

Leanne said...

HappyBirthday Debi (and Elyse)!!! Your birthday giveaway reminds me of the place I used to work and we had to bring in a birthday cake for our birthday!

I follow you on Google Reader, but I guess that doesn't count, huh. :)

Mary said...

Hi Debi!
Happy Birthday! What a generous giveaway, please count me in. I heard about you from
Shabby Kim's blog @ Shabby Pink and Pretty. Your blog is really pretty, I signed up as a follower!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Mary :)

Mieke said...

~~~ Happy Birthday Debi ~~~

LillySue said...

"Happy Birthday to YOU!"
I hope your day is filled with love and joy!
(I am already a follower)

Pearl said...

Happy Birthday Debi! What a giveaway your having, count me in. I would love to win any of these beauties. How nice of you to have such a wonderful giveaway. I'm going to be 53 soon and I'm loving every minute of it. 50 rocks!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. So wonderful of you to have a giveaway and five at that. Please enter me in.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday Debi...and many more!

How wonderful that you and darling Elyse share the same Birthday! (It's also my grandson Eric's 8th Birthday!)

May you have a wonderful day filled with yummy goodies and lovely gifts!


...Oh and sweet Elyse sent me over from her cutie pie blog! Thanks for having such a WONDERFUL giveaway! You are so generous!

Sherri S said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! No worries about age, your just hitting the speed limit. ;-) Time to rev it up! How sweet of you to 'treat' others on your special day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday,I would love to enter your giveaway.Such beautiful items.I love the cupcake book.I have never been to your blog before.I will be coming back to see more of your pretty things.I love your halloween door too.I am now following you also.Hugs,Jennifer

stefanie said...

happy birthday, i found you thru elyse. what a beautiful give away, thanks for letting me enter, i will post on my side bar.... hope all your birthday wishes come true!!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Happy Birthday to you!
And how sweet of you to be giving OTHER people gifts on YOUR birthday! I just stumbled across your blog (I was searching "pink" in google - wonder why they led me here? Heehee!) and I've had a delightful time browsing around.

Sandi said...

Happy birthday Debi!! So do tell me...does fifty-five feel older than fifty?? lol (my age is 50) I do hope you have a wonderful day!
ps I am a follower too! :)

Sandi (Meme) said...

Happy Birthday! I will turn the 55 in a couple of months - so my heart is with you!!! Hope you have a great day, be sure and come over to check out my give away too. I'm going to join as a follower, and maybe you'd like to too! Have a wonderful birthday week!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday young lady! Pearl mentioned you so I had to peak. I went on to look at more of your posts and enjoyed them and am now a follower. Have a great day! Sharon

Connie said...

Well, I'm almost old enough to be your motherrrrrr, sugar, but happy birthday!!! Isn't it great getting wiser and more beautiful each year? :-) I love it. I came over from Elyse's and cannot believe I've never seen you before, sweet pink chick! I'm your neighbor in Idaho. We'll be in Utah in January for a wedding too. Nice to meet you and I'm adding you to my Google Reader and squeeeeealing with delight for having found you, sweetpea!!!

:-) <-------Me smiling at ya, chick!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday tooo you,
Happy Birthday Sweet Debi,
Haapppyyy Biirrrthdaaayy Tooo Yoouuuu.
I hope you are having a wonderful day today. Enjoy it dear friend.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Debi! What a clever idea for your Birthday giveaway! And HOLY COW! What a giveaway!!!
My goodness, we could have such FUN with all of that!! I'm going to go post it now, already follow . . . everything else is left to chance!!
I'm still loving your front door and your "pink" punkin from "Doors . . ." So totally fun!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs. Karen

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Just wanted to let you know I posted about your Birthday and giveaway. Sure like to win one of your goodies... :)
Have a great day.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'd love to win one of your giveaways!

Doina said...

Happy Birthday! I have posted your button on my blog and am now a follower.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!! You are 55 years young!! I hope your day is a super Happy one!!
You are super generous! I just love all your offerings!! I hope I get lucky! I haven't won a giveaway in a long while! The Cake is amazing!!
I'm a long time follower and will go post about this now! Love your vintage cards!
Happy Birthday again!
Hugs, Lisa

LiLi M. said...

LiLi M. said...
Happy birthday to you Debi! I'm here from Elyse's blog. Surprise! Hope you have a fun day, cannot wait to see your birthday swaps! Hope you got lots of lovely surprise gifts and a lot of hapiness and good health this new year of your life! Funny that age difference is totally unnoticeble in the blog world. Might explain why I love it too ;-)!

Lisa said...

Hi! Here is the link to my post for your giveaway/Birthday!
Hugs, Lisa
I put you on the side bar too!

ceekay said...

Well Happy 55! Yes, I remember it well!! I hope you have the bestest birthday ever...and how sweet for you to be giving the gifts!!

kiwicarole said...

happy birthday!! How can you bare to give these gorgeous things away??? Hope you have a fabulous birthday! Mine is on 23rd. Isn't October a great month?!
Carole ;)

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I would love to win any of your prizes, especially the one you made. Thanks for doing this for us.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Sis! I hope you are out having tons of fun! You are so sweet to give away beautiful stuff on your birthday! I love you so much! Happy Birthday!

cdziuba said...

What a gorgeous site and giveaway!!

cdziuba said...

I follow now.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Happy birthday Debi! Count me in for your generous give away. Hope you're enjoying your special day!

The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday! I am joining your blog via Lisa and I am going to post about it on my blog, I will leave a link!!! Great gifts, woo hooo!!!!!
MArgaret B

Ruby said...

Hi, I came over from Elyse's blog. It's so nice to share a birthday. Happy Birthday, Debi. You are having a wonderful giveaway. Please credit me with two (2) entries. I now follow you. Many happy returns!!

Barb said...

Hi and Happy Birthday!!

This is a super wonderful giveaway, and i do hope i win something. =0))

Lisa, from puppylov told me about your birthday, so you can put her name in again.

I am a follower, so i get two entries also.

barbara jean

Julie Harward said...

Hi Debi..what fun you two must have had planning this! Beautiful things meant for some lucky lady~I just wanted to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to a beautiful gal who truly looks 29! I love the pic in the right hand top of your blog..stunning! Fun day 2-u
Come say hi :D

my cup of tea said...

Hello! Karen at somedaysarediamonds sent me and I found your blog to be wonderful to! Please enter me in your give-away. I have also become a follower. Please come by and visit me when you get some time.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! Kim from Shabby Pink and Pretty sent me over to your party :-) Thanks for such a sweet giveaway!


wendy said...

Happy Birthday! So nice that you are giving away such cute items!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Debi! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hey, I hate to miss a party-- especially a party with wonderful presents! I heard about your party from Elyse...
Can't wait to see what you gave each other!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

Happy Birthday Debi! How generous of you to host a giveaway on your birthday! Please add my name to the pot and I am already a faithful lurker to your blog!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Birthday Debi.. and many happy returns!

you have amazing giveaway pressies.. and kindly add me in your giveaway.. and I am already your loyal fan..

hope you celebrate your birthday in style!


Draffin Bears said...

Happy birthday Debi and may it be the start of a great year ahead.
It was lovely to discover your blog via Lisa's.

Enjoy your week

Lori R. said...

happy happy birthday....I was told a long time ago that you don't have to add any numbers after 50, just letters so Happy 50E Birthday!!!!
WooHoo... a GiveAway... That's more like a Lottery... everything but the kitchen sink!!! Count me in and read my blog in the next day or two.... Your giveaway will be on there!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I posted about the give away this morning! Would it count if I said that Lisa, Kim and Elyse sent me? Hee-hee! ♥

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Debi!!! i hope your day was wonderful...that is one gorgeous giveaway...i would be thrilled to win your bounty of birthday celebration goodness:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie!I came from Hollys page.I want to say these things are so lovely.What a beautiful giveaway,please count me in.If I have time I will do a blog about this.Happy Birthday to you!Mine is Thanksgiving day!

Anonymous said...

By the way Im a new follower as well!

Julie Ann said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful! Here's to 55 more!

Julie said...

Happy birthday, Debi! LOVE your site and your beautiful projects--those vintage images you posted are SOOOO adorable!

Sonia invited me to your party, and I'm so glad I came--thanks for being such a generous birthday girl and giving gifts to others! Have a marvellous day!

Monica said...

I hope you have a good birthday! What a great idea for a giveaway - everything looks wonderful. Monica

Anonymous said...

By the way I did a blog about your giveaways.Happy Birthday again!

Utah Grammie said...

Happy Birthday! See, some of the greatest people are born in October... :-)
Hope your day was wonderful and you enjoy the next 55 years as much as the last! (you are planning on living to 110, right!?)

Have a perfectly lovely year 55 and happy days all year ling...AND BEYOND!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Happy Birthday! Oooh what a generous giveaway! I would love to be entered and absolutely thrilled if I won.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I am a follower.

arty said...

Happy Birthday Debi and friend Elyse.
My friend Becky (Behind Blue Eyes) mentioned your birthday blog.

I would love to participate in your birthday giveaway and I have followed your guidelines.

All the best.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I certainly hope you had a wonderful birthday! I am a firm believer that one should celebrate their whole birthday Month! So keep on celebrating! This is one of the prettiest giveaways I have ever seen. I saw the giveaway on Holly (Girls at Heart) blog. I am already a follower of yours. I hope that you have a wonderful week! Twyla

Cathy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Debi,

Wow, I'm number 63, that's a pretty good crowd to pick from. Thank you for offering such wonderful gifts.

Have a great day my friend.

xo Cathy

The Cottage Girl said...

You must be even sweeter than your darling blog and giveaway. Happy Birthday!

Dragonlady said...

Happy Birthday!

I got here via Elyse @ Cottage
I joined to follow you in my google reader..

I love the wonderful prizes you are offering, and your blog is very sweet..

Queenie said...

Hey Debi!
Happpy Birthday! What a pretty blog you have! Holly from Girls at Heart sent me over from her blog...I would love to win one of your giveaways, please enter me in your drawing. By the way...I am having a 100th post giveaway too, so pop on over and enter when you get the chance. Entry's are taken until Tuesday night. Winner announced Wednesday the 21st. Have a great day!
Big Hugs,

gin said...

Happy Birthday. Lovely giveaway. I hope I win 1. Holly sent me.

Deedles said...

Happy Birthday! What pretty items.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Debi,
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. Holly sent me (from Girls at heart) I have been a follower for a long time.
♥ Rebecca

Sandy said...

I wish you a happy birthday. I remember those cards, my Grandma gave them to my sisters and me. I wish I still had them.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Happy birthday! And thank you for your generosity of offering these beautiful giveaways!

Oh, and Lisa at Pupylov sent me over here!

Have a wonderful day!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Happy happy birthday to you! How sweet that you're the one giving gifts on your special day!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

First of all... Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day is filled with sweet surprises! Your giveaway is absolutely charming! I would love to be added to you giveaway bowl. I am already a follower, and I will be happy to tell everyone about your special giveaway (as soon as I can get my post to accept photos) I am having trouble with it today! Thanks so much,

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Faythe said...

Happy Birthday

I am the same age & have the same ailments....LOL


PEA said...

Happy Birthday Debi:-) Holly at Girls At Heart sent me over and I'm so glad she did! What a delightful giveaway you're having to celebrate your special day. Please add my name, I would so love to win any of these prizes:-) I am following you, I have announced your giveaway on my post today and your button is also on my sidebar. xox

Sares said...

Happy Birthday Debi! 55 and standing strong! Lisa at Pupyluv wanted us to give you birthday wishes and see your wonderful giveaway. I hope your day is the best! I'll go and post your giveaway on my sidebar pronto!

Gerry said...

Holly sent me ! ! ! !
I am enjoying my first visit to your blog and did sign up to FOLLOW and posted your Birthday Giveaway and link to my blog.
And, now it's time to wish you the very best on your 55th Birthday.
I'll be back often

Dolores said...

Pea sent me and I just have to enter this. It was my birthday too on the 18th - I'm 2 years older than you. What a lovely day.

Dolly said...

October 18th is a wonderful day! Thats the day my son was born too!
Happy Birthday Debi...
I hope you had a wonderful birthday filled with precious memories!

I am gonna be a happy follower to your blog!
I am so glad I found you!

Birthday Hugz,

Sandra O. said...

Happy Birthday Debi!! I love your blog and stop by often! Please do enter me in your blog giveaway! Thanks!


Country Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I am new to your blog, I came over from Carrie's blog.
I'd love to be in your drawing and I''l be singing up as a follower


arlette said...

Pappy birthday to you!

kakihara said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hope your birthday is magical!! Thanks for the chance to win something wonderful!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely birthday prizes.

Irma :)

Pam said...

Debi, I'm so so sorry that I didn't get in here on your day to wish you the very best Birthday ever!! Hope you had a wonderful day and spoilt yourself heaps! I'm very sure you did. Good for you! xxx

Cynthia K. said...

Debi ~ Happy Blissful Birthday! I've so enjoyed your pretty pink blog as a I
went back to some older posts too. Just full of loveliness, as is your giveaway. Yes, I want to win some of your pretties, so count me in.

When you have a moment, stop by my new blog, Beauty and Blessings...

Cynthia K.

marble rose said...

Gosh I'm so glad I've found your blog - and at such an opportune time! Yay! i found you through Holly too - your blog looks wonderful!


the wild raspberry said...

happy birthday to you...
hope you had a wonderful day!
i'd love to win something from your goodies list...especially the spools of pretty lace and ribbons. so lovely.

Lynn said...

Happy Belated birthday Debi, I am so sorry I missed it, we were out all weekend and I am just catching up. I hope you had a wonderful celebration :)
You are just too kind, giving away all of these beautiful things. Bless you sweetie.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi Debi. I just found your blog thru Cottage Blog. I just love all of your pictures. Have a very happy birthday!! Come on over and visit me if you get a chance. God bless. :)

~ Wendy

ann said...

Well Happy Birthday.I found you thru our mutual friend Lisa.What some ewonderful gifts.i love your blog.It's so feminine and sweet.hwere's to the winner...Ann

Diva Kreszl said...

Your blog is just one of the sweetest I've come across! Happy Birthday dear one...you have made me smile and I shall be adding your blog to my list of those I follow!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday! I came over from Pea's Corner (Carole)to wish you a good one. What sweet giveaways too. Please enter me. Thanks so much! Have a splendid rest of the day. (My son was born Oct. 24th and will be 23).

Dianne said...

Please delete the above-my hand slipped!
Happy, happy birthday! I came over from Pea's Corner (Carole)to wish you a good one. What sweet giveaways too. Please enter me. Thanks so much! Have a splendid rest of the day. (My son was born Oct. 24th and will be 23).

Beth Gales said...

Happy birthday! And of course I will become a follower, too! :) You have a beautiful blog! and I love whatyou sent Elyse!

Shiningwoman, freelance artist said...

Hope you have the happiest of birthdays. I am an October child as well. I will be 59 on the 25th.
Love your artwork. You certainly life an artful life. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Best wishes! Casey/shiningwoman

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! Mine's later this month :)

Oh, my, I just love that cake box!!! What lovely gifts you are giving away!


Jennifer said...

Love your blog, just found it! Can't wait to join. Please enter me (new but genuine) in your drawing. :)


Heirlooms For You said...


I have been away from blogland for awhile but stumbled in tonight. From one 55 year old to another this is a great age! May god bless your year. Carol

ellie said...

Such pretty prizes. Happy birthday and thanks a bunch for the giveaway.

eswright18 at gmail dot com

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Birthday, Debi! What a great giveaway. Everything is lovely. Please count me in the drawing.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Happy Birthday. I love your blog. I am new to it, but it is great. I want everything you are giving away. Pick me, pick me! LOL! Blessings, Martha

Anonymous said...

I just found you via Elyse blog- she is just the sweetest and I am so jealous you guys have the same birthday and celebrated together!! How much fun it that!!!


Anonymous said...

Oops forgot- I became a follower- any friend of Elyse's is a friend of mine!

RobinfromCA said...

Happy Birthday! Everything is so lovely I'm glad I stopped by just in time! I've been out of town celebrating my birthday too! BTW - I'm your newest follower!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Cindy said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your birthday by sharing your gifts!

Happy Birthday with many more returns.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and beautiful generous giveaway! I turn 55 in July and cannot wait to join my peers!
Denise Hull,Mass.

karen said...

happy birthday hunni
I just came across your blo whilst bloghopping and was hoping to enter your giveaway.


P.S. I'm havong a giveaway too if you'd like to pop over and take a look

karen said...

And i've just become a follower too ( can you tell I want to win hehehe)

bubbachenille said...

Happy Birthday, what a generous give away you are having. Please count me in !

bubbachenille said...

Oh and I just became a follower, It looks like it will be a real pleasure!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Happy Happy Birthday. Lovely blog....Can't wait to follow....

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a gorgeous give away!!!! Such a generous b-day girl!!!!

m ^..^

SharDon Exclusives said...

I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY even though the drawing is closed you still deserve many more blessed wishes!!!
I am 62 and just beginning to live contentedly with being the older girl on the block...lol