Saturday, June 23, 2012

Celebrating 1000 Followers With A Giveaway!

When I started blogging in 2006 I never realized what a wonderful adventure I would be going on!

Over the last 6 years I have "met" through blog land hundreds of kindred souls.  I have also met in PERSON many of you!

I have often thought how wonderful it would be if all of us could live in the same town.  Wouldn't that be fabulous?  We all have so much in common.  Though, come to think of it, that might create a problem, if all of us were antiquing or thrifting at the same store :-).

To celebrate 6 years of blogging and reaching 1000 followers I am having a giveaway!

I am giving a $50.00 shopping spree at Sutton Place Designs.  I am sure a lot of you know Ann from her On Sutton Place blog.  Ann creates the most beautiful pillows and table runners and sells them in her ETSY shop.
Grain Sack Table Runner Custom Made Your Choice of Red or Blue Stripes
(picture from Sutton Place Designs)

So, go over to Sutton Place Designs and find your favorite item(s), because you just might be the winner of the $50 shopping spree!
Blue Ticking Pillow Cover 18 x 18 Mitered squares
(picture from Sutton Place Designs)

To enter this contest, there are only two rules.  You must be a follower of The Comforts of Home and you need to leave a comment on this post.  If you are not a follower yet, you can sign up on my sidebar.  This giveaway is in celebration of all of you who have become friends of mine over the years or the last few days.  I appreciate your visits and your comments.

I will pick a winner next Tuesday, June 26th.  

And as always........
Welcome Home,
Penny

64 comments:

Vee said...

That pillow is fantastic! I am making a pillow out of ticking now and it doesn't look that amazing.

Congratulations on six years and a thousand followers, Penny. You have amazing blogs and I have always loved visiting and seeing so many wonderful ideas. Sometimes I confess that I leave here a little green with envy over your many talents. Here's to another six years and more and more followers! (Oh yes, I'm somewhere in the 1001...)

Sandy said...

I've read your blog and seen you move twice now. Can't wait to see what your next move will be. Your work is beautiful. I dream of living in the mountains in NC. I'm five minutes from beach, but the mountains call my name! I'm following you now.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Penny...I want to say Congratulations first but I also want to say a huge thank you! I know that every one of your followers loves you like I do. I think your blog was one of the first ones I followed when I was a newbie. I have learned so much about styling and photography from you. Also...thanks for plugging my shop. SOOOO appreciate that. Happy Weekend!

Bonnie said...

Your blog is one of my favorites Penny. I love your photography and have learned so many new ideas. I have loved following along for the last several years.

Ann's products are so lovely. I really love her vintage tea towels but her ticking items are my favorite.

Sharing Shadymont said...

I have followed your blog for a long time, and always enjoy your posts. I would love to win your giveaway. Ann has such gorgeous items in her shop. Congratulations to you on reaching 1000 followers!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations, my friend. Your blog was one of the first I read - and I've been reading ever since! You always inspire me!
~Adrienne~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Penny! I have been a Follower for ages and I love your work! Hope you're having a fab weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

CONGRATS on hitting 1000 Penny!! Love your blog and what an awesome giveaway!!

Scribbler said...

The ticking pillow is so nicely done. I love to see stripes cut in that manner.

gloria g. said...

Wow! I have been a follower, and really love your painting, but I have to say I love your mosiacs better.....I miss seeing those beautiful pieces........thanks for always sharing....

gloria g. Hemingway, SC

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The Grain Sack Table runner is at the top of my list. It's always hard to find anything suitable in the brick and mortar stores so this one would suit me perfectly!

Terra said...

Congratulations on 1,000 followers, and I am one of them. This is a generous give away, dear one.

Pamela said...

6 Years has flown by! I have been following you for almost 4 of those six and have enjoyed every minute of it Penny! Congrats and thank you for this fabulous giveaway! Heres to 6 more years!

{northern cottage} said...

oh congrats congrats!! been following since the beginning! happy happy day to you - can't wait to see what's ahead for you!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Many, many congrats on your accomplishments. 6 years is like decades in the blogging world, way to go.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kelly said...

Congrats to you on your anniversary! You are so sweet to offer this generous giveaway too. I have seen the great work that Ann does (at Kim's). I would love to win this! I would either grab 2 of her Christmas stockings because I want to change mine or 2 of those beautiful pillow covers with script writing on them. Tough decision! I am a faithful follower of your blog too.

Sondra said...

Congrats on your anniversary...6 years is a long time. I've followed you for quite a while.

I love all those things made from ticking, especially the pillows.

Mary Ellen said...

Penny- wow 6 years!! That is fantastic! I have been following for several of those years and love your blog! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you bring us and congratulations!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny,

Congratulations on 1,000 followers. I love your blogs and have enjoyed visiting you over the years and watching you decorate, garden, repurpose, refinish, cook, create,travel, open a charming shop, visit other bloggers, and now walking with you in the beautiful N.C. mountains. I am a follower and big fan of yours.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

That pillow is fantastic....and congrats on 1000....you know I have been following right along for almost the beginning!! Can't wait to see what the next 1000 brings!!

PAT said...

Oh I am such a fan of Ann and her work, Penny. So of course sign me up!

I have had my eye on the runner in the above photo. If I am fortunate to win this generous giveaway, that runner is on my wish list.

Pondside said...

Congratulations, Penny! I'm always happy to see one of your posts - I've learned a lot from many of them.
Ann's blog is one of my favourites too - it would be fun to shop her online store with a gift certificate!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I recently told you I had secretly "stalked" your blog for about 3 years now. I didn't realize I wasn't a blogger follower until today. Congrats on hitting the 1000 target as I just finally hit 100 on my blog. Your "Sutton Giveaway" is very generous. I always enJOY getting a peak into your world.

aef51326-bd72-11e1-a37b-000f20980440 said...

Congratulations Penny on your 1000 followers and 6 years. Your blogs was one of the first blogs I ever followed and still my favorite. Once a few years ago I called a tel. # to order a pattern & instructional sheet and you answered. I was so excited I felt as is I was talking to my favorite star. Love your work and all your homes. Thank-you for the many hours of pure entertainment. Carol

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! Congratulations on 1000 followers! I know one of the highlights of my blogging years has been knowing you Penny:>) I love everything in this shop. Ticking, runners, garden pillows, It's all gorgeous:>) Thanks for the chance to win.

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on your 1002 followers (at least that's what the number was when I read the post.) I love reading about your projects.

The Sutton Design shop is full of great things - I really like the linen pillow covers with buttons.

Thanks, Penny for lots of good reading and inspiration. Here's to the next 6 years!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats Penny on six years and 1000 folowers...I didn't know you had been blogging that long. Ann has so many pretties...I think I would get one of her runners for my farmhouse table.

Blessings,
Linda

Carol-Ann Lafleur said...

Hi Penny, My identity came out funky so I'll try again. Carol

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, Congrats on 1000+ followers! I am happy to be one of your followers. Ann has such pretty things and I would love to own one of her pillows. Thanks for the opportunity.
Hugs,
Sherry

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Penny, you have 1002 followers as I'm commenting. How nice of you to offer this giveaway! Now you know I'm a long time follower. I found you shortly after I started blogging in 2008!
You have always been such an inspiration to me and blessings for more blogging years. Oh, poke my name in the hat! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gretchen said...

Congratulations Penny! You are an awesome blogger and I'm proud to be able to call you my friend.

I love Ann's red ticking table runner. OK, I just love everything in her shop and would be thrilled to have any of your beautiful creations.

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I was your 1001st follower and look at that! YOu are hosting a giveaway! Yay ME. Hugs and Congrats!!!
Bj

Kim said...

Congratulations on a wonderful milestone Penny. I've been so happy to get to know you through your blog over the years and only wish I lived close enough to meet you in person. I love Ann's designs and just ordered one of her tea towels yesterday. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely and generous giveaway!
xoxo,
Kim

oliveandwhite said...

Congratulations Penny! I remember when I started blogging in 2010 you were one of the first followers I had at Just Simply Live. Since then it has been a pleasure to follow you as your blogs have evolved. Happy 1,000 Followers! Sending a big hug!.

Maria
P.S. I am now blogging at Olive & White. I hope you stop by! :)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Hi, Penny, well, I just signed up to be a follower of "Comforts of Home." Or at least I think I did!

Hope all is going well with you,

Take care and God bless, Carol

Jojo said...

Congratulations! Penny, you are so right about not living in the same town - LOL! Though wouldn't we have fun!! Blogging is the best!

Mimi Sue said...

1000!!! Amazing! You're right about all of us living in the same town. The thrift stores would be slim pickings! I'm glad we're spread out all over the country. Mimi

Lauren said...

I'm a recent follower and I love your site! It's always a nice visit!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Hi Penny! Congrats on this milestone. I'm a happy follower and am always inspired by visits here. Yes, it would be a problem if we all lived near or in the same town. There would be nothing left in my favorite thrift shops! :-o

Thanks for a wonderful give-away. All of Ann's creations are beautiful.

Rose H (UK) said...

Many congratulations on 1000 followers Penny! You do such interesting projects that I'm really not surprised you've reached this number :o)
A fabulous prize, there's certainly some gorgeous items on offer.
Very best wishes
Rose H
xx

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Big congratulations Penny on 1000 followers and six years. I'm so pleased I've had the pleasure of meeting you. Hopefully we'll get together again sometime.

What a lovely give-away. Someone is going to be lucky. I'm a loyal follower.
Sam

Beverly said...

Kudos to you, dear Penny. You know I adore you, and it feels as if I have know you forever.

We must have started our blog about the same time. I started mine in March 2006. And, I agree that blogging is a wonderful experience.

You and your blog are well loved around the world. Your kind heart welcomes all who visit, and your talent and sense of style is a model for all.

Thank you for being here and for being you. You know I am one of your long time and adoring followers.♥

Gratitude to you and Ann for this opportunity to win. One of Ann's table runners is at the top of my list.

maryaguer said...

Penny, I love your blog; it's on my "favorites" bar. I'm not surprised you have so many followers; you are such a talented lady!
I would love to win one of Ann's runners! Thanks for the give-away opportunity!

Rosann said...

Congratulations on 6 years of blogging, Penny. I think I have been loving your blog for all those years. I really love all of the beautiful runners & pillows, but if I had to choose it would be the blue ticking table runner or the garden script pillow cover.

Penny said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers. I am so lucky that you are my personal friend now because of our blogs. Ann has such pretty things.

Kelly B said...

Wow! 1000 followers! Can't say I am surprised!!!;). I'm loving the toile/ticking pillows. Those wood,d go perfect at my home!!! ;)

Sally said...

Congratulations on two huge milestones - six years and 1000 followers. Thanks so much for sharing this big event with such a generous giveaway. I follow you via email - count me in :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

Congrats Penny! Your Blog is as inspiring as you are! Best wishes for the next 1,000....

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Just want to say congrats!!!! :)

Every Day Blessings said...

Congrats and thanks for the fun give away! I have been following your blog for at least a year and I have been following Anne's blog probably for a year too! I would love any of the cute things that she makes! Many blessings!
Debbie

bj said...

I want that ticking pillow !!! :)

Thanks so much for this generous giveaway.
I have followed you AND Anne forever and ever!!
xo bj

Melanie said...

Congratulations!!! 1000 followers wow!!! Love that table runner, and the pillow is so very pretty!

see you there! said...

The content of you blog is the reason I and your other 1000 followers show up every day. You do "blogging" so well.

What a generous give away.

Darla

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
WoW congratulations! amazing...that is so wonderful and I couldn't be happier for you!
I went over to Sutton Place Designs, I really love her table runners the two that stood out to me was the grain sack runner and the mangle cloth runner. Both are so pretty and would go perfect in my home.Who ever receives the shopping spree will be one lucky girl..
P.S of course I am a follower :)
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I've been a follower for a long time, and I would love to win your giveaway. Ann does lovely work. Happy 1000 followers!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations Penny on having 1,000+ followers! WOW! it us a well deserved honor. I do love Sutton Place Designs products so please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win..thanks!

Lisa said...

WOW! Congratulations to you! You should be so proud! Lisa

Tutti Chic said...

congrats on six wonderful years of blogging penny! your blogs have brought me much happiness & I am so blessed to know you! xoxo

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Congratulations! I'm a follower and I always enjoy your blog :)
~betty

Debbiedoo's said...

First, let me say congrats on your major milestone. I agree it would be fun if we all lived in the same area. I am a follower Penny and hop on over whenever I can. What a very kind and generous giveaway this is. I love Ann's work.

thistlewoodfarm said...

1000 followers :) You. Are. Amazing. I think it is your sweet spirit and beautiful style. I know....I have been a fan for years!

Congratulations my wonderful friend!

blessings,
karianne

PS I am already a follower :)

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations!!! But I'd love that rooster in your header, lol...yes, put me in the contest, I do so love a contest...back to the Dr tomorrow, so 2 months down one month to go before I'll be walking on both feet! I'm excited lol...hugs
Sandi (with JJ today)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a fun Etsy site & Blog Penny! Thanks for introducing us to Ann!! Those ruffled tea towels are to die for...we could take them all :)
We are also laughing about all of us bloggers living in the same town...oh boy...would our husbands all be in trouble ~ lol!!

Enjoy your week Penny!

Linda Leyble said...

Hope I am not too late!

I love the mangle cloth table runners - and the toile pillows!!!

Thanks Penny!!!

Linda

Linda.Leyble@gmail.com