Monday, March 29, 2010

Let's Celebrate 5 with a Giveaway!

Oh how I love the number 5....have since I was a child.  It always seems to be blended into the details of the good things in my life. Little things like the sweetheart of my life being born in the 5th month, he was also the 5th child. We met in the 5th month of 95 and were married in 95.  I began this business in 2005.  So, 5 has been a good number for me!

And, it certainly wasn't an accident that our 5th restoration, the little Canton cottage, was affectionately named 5th Place.


This month we have an important "5" to celebrate.  The 5th anniversary for LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home is rapidly approaching!
I can still remember our first Canton show, back in 2005 with a single little booth in the Arbors. Back then it was just hubby and I, my how we've grown!  We kept enlarging our location in the Arbors and are still there today!  Then we added a second location in 2008....it's all just unfolded.

We've stuck with it, done our own thing, put in the hard work, and the years of dedication have paid off!  Thank you for shopping with us all these years.  None of this would have been possible without your support, we look forward to seeing you the next 5 years!

On another note of excitement - the hit counter on the blog has passed 200,000, and our follower count has passed 400!! I can hardly wrap my mind around that....and I sincerely thank you for following and reading! 

There's so much to celebrate this month and so much for which to thank you!  So, why don't we celebrate with another giveaway, no ….let’s make it 5 giveaways! One giveaway for every year LaurieAnna's Vintage Home has been open!

I will feature the 5 giveaways over the next few weeks to thank you for supporting us!

So let's get to it!  For the 1st giveaway I can't help myself....I love this new arrival!  It's a tabletop dressfrom with a wood base and a canvas body with a Paris stamp.  I love it!




To get a chance to win, be a follower of the blog and leave a comment. That gets you one entry...if you post the button below on your blog and link back to this post you get two more entries for a total of 3 chances to win!






I will announce the winner for this giveaway on Monday, April 5th, and announce the 2nd Giveaway at that time!!  Thanks for always supporing us!


P.S.  I have refreshed this post because an error occurred in the link.  If you've already added the button to your sidebar, please repost the button with the code above....it has been fixed.

105 comments:

alaina said...

What a great accomplishment to share with everyone. I love the dress form, my mother was a seamstress and it would be fitting.

Darla said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats....a lot to be thankful for here. I am already a follower.

Tracy said...

Your giveaways are so great! I'd love to win this one so pick me! lol

I thought I was already a follower on your blog but wasn't, don't worry...I am now. :) I also put your button on my blog.

Tracy

faerwillow said...

~congratulations on so so many milestones you have made and are reaching! truly a wonderful gift to be blessed with living your life and doing just as you wish...may you continue to share through your blog and your store such exquisite little treasures and tid bits for us...and may you celebrate 5's forever more...as for your giveaway! oh my stars...you have sent me over the moon...tis a l♥vely dress form and would be ever so delighted to be entered to win oh and i am a follower too...well wishes for you and yours...brightest blessings~

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Hi Laurie, I just love your blog and get such inspiration from the pictures and all the wonderful things you have done to the cottage. I'm a follower and I am going to post your blog button right now! Come visit me later today as I am going to have a giveaway as well!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Please put my name in the hat, LauriAnna! Congratulations on five great years!! And, here's to many more fives!

Cotton Kandy said...

I love your store and your story. Keep it up.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Congratulations!!

OMG I would LOVE to win this were I so lucky!! Perhaps I should try to be commenter #5!!!

I am a follower, have been for awhile, and I posted your button on my sidebar!!

xxoo

Carol said...

Yippee Skippee, this is the first time I've been number one, to post a comment. Ooops, I guess I should have tried to be number Five. I so love the picture of that charming entry at the Cottage, that sweet door and that yellow paint are to die for. It's so inviting. I'm running right over to become a follower, so please count me in.

Smiles

Carol Casey
jcdas@msn.com

Anonymous said...

LOve your blog!! Eye candy deluxe--

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your wonderful milestones! 5 is a great number! Did you know that it is the biblical number of Grace? You gotta love that.
PS Such a beautiful giveaway. I am a follower, please count me in!

Christina said...

Congrats! All ready a followr!

Bev said...

Hello! Five years! Awesome! I love your blog and have been a follower for a long time and have also done a linkback. Your blog is on my list of "Blogs We Love". I have a fabric shop and sell French General fabric so would LOVE to win the dress form....I mean...REALLY love to win the dress form. So please count me in for as many entries as I qualify for! We always have a giveaway going on our blog because they are so much fun! So thanks for the great giveaway!

Cheery wave from
Bev (the one jumping up and down yelling "Pick me! Pick me!")

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

she dreams big! said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Five wows are not enough for your store and all you accomplishments! Wish I could come visit your shop 5 more times! Congrats!

she dreams big! said...

I posted your pic on my sidebar! In the 5th spot for luck!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats, Laurie Anna! It certainly sounds like the number 5 has special meaning in your life. I love the front of your cottage. It looks so welcoming. As for the giveaway item, what a great vignette you could put together with something like this!

TheSmithHotel said...

Congrats on 5 years! I love that dress form~so pretty! You are an inspiration!

Jody

Claudia said...

Congratulations - the photo of the front of your cottage is so charming! I would love to be included in this giveaway - I already am a follower.

vintage girl at heart said...

Happy # 5!!!

wmcrwfrd said...

Congratulations! I subscribe to your blog on my google Reader and look forward to your posts! Love the dress form---I bought a similar one in the gift shop at the Hotel Del Coronado years ago as a gift for someone else and have always wished I had bought 2!

texasaggiemom

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on your 5 years and the the growth of your business. I know you have worked very hard and it shows. Now I want that dress form, I love it!!! I'm already a follower, and I will post your button on my side bar! Hope you have a great week.
Daphne

Amy R. said...

Congrats on your awesome accomplishments! I hope to do the same thing someday. I am a follower and would love to have one of these dress forms!
Thanks,
Amy

Mzzterry said...

loving the FIVE giveaway idea!
I am a faithful follower, a devoted shopper of your lovely establishment at Canton and now a proud button displayer! COnGrATs on the FivEs!!

Blue Creek Home said...

This follower is lovin' this dress form and she already has the button on her sidebar!! Thanks and I love you blog!
Rhonda

Jenn Greeley said...

Congratulations! I remember the first time I saw your booth in the Arbors. Loved it then and still love it. I always make a point to stop everytime I'm in Canton.

I'm a follower and I've added the button to my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

HowryFamily said...

I'm a follower and posted about it on my blog with your button!!! YAY! Great giveaway!

Gina said...

Ooh - count me in!! I'm a long time follower, that's a great give away!

Picket Fences said...

Love that dress form, I have the perfect spot for it! Your giveaways are always awesome!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! I'm a follower :)

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Congratulations on this milestone and continued success. I am already a follower and love your blog.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats on all your number 5s. Our number is 11:11. It is funny how a number can become so important in our lives!

Raye Marie said...

Congratulations! I only wished I lived closer to all of your fun. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I am a follower (rss)

Elsie said...

LaurieAnna~ And I thought I was the
only one with the lucky number 5.
My daddy drove a city bus no.5 and
there is 5 in my family and I have
5 grandchildren. I am glad someone
else shares those kind of things with me.LOL.I love the dress form,
absolutely too cute.:O)

Elsie said...

Oh I am so sorry, I forgot to say
CONGRATULATIONS..:o)

Juanita said...

Love this dress form! I became a follower last week. I was so glad I found you! I am posting your button on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

LaurieAnna.....I love your blog, I am glad I found it!...I would love to win one of your giveaways too...(and blogging is mind boggling isn't it??) All us bloggers should get together and have one big par-tay! double margaritas for me....I have put your button on my side bar too. I will be back. Many hugs, Chris

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laurie Anna,
Congratulations on your 5th year! It's so exciting to be able to do something that you truly love! I can't wait to move into my new home this Summer so I can order lots of goodies from your amazing store! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway, I am already a faithful follower! I will definitely add your button to my blog, 15 Bella Vie.
Thanks for the chance at such a wonderful gift.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

WOW and congrats! What an amzing adventure you have been on and the accomplishment you have achieved! I love your store, your booth at canton and your girls, especially Tina and Monica!! Hope to continue to see you guys for another 5 years!

Lynnette said...

1. Love your booth in the Arbors!
2. Love your store!
3. Love your blog!
4. Love your cottage!
5. Love, love, love that dressform.
It really needs to come live in my house. :-D I wish I had a blog so I could be entered two more times!!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a creatively cute comment Lynette!

Mary Ellen said...

Wow that is a lot of 5's!! Congratulations- I know it has been alot of hard work for LaurieAnna's vintage Home and 5th place- thank you for sharing your journey with us along the way!!

I am a faithful follower and I put your blog button on my sidebar too!!

bee blessed
mary

Vintage Bee Designs said...

Hello from Oklahoma... I just love your blog as well as the shop at Canton and 5th Place... I always share the wealth at your 2 locations... I am always inspired by you, your blog and your shops... I already follow you several times a week... thanks for all the wonderful shopping experiences and ideas... hope you have 25 more years...Brenda

Brenda Wright said...

Hello from Oklahoma... I just love your blog as well as the shop at Canton and 5th Place... I always share the wealth at your 2 locations... I am always inspired by you, your blog and your shops... I already follow you several times a week... thanks for all the wonderful shopping experiences and ideas... hope you have 25 more years...Brenda

Vintage Bee Designs said...

Hello from Oklahoma... I just love your blog as well as the shop at Canton and 5th Place... I always share the wealth at your 2 locations... I am always inspired by you, your blog and your shops... I already follow you several times a week... thanks for all the wonderful shopping experiences and ideas... hope you have 25 more years...Brenda

Pearl said...

Congratulations! to all, what wonderful blog and shop you have. I would love a chance to win. Thank you, Pearl

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh My Laurie Ann, How i love that sweet little dress form.I started as a vendor w/ 1 space- to then 2 spaces to then another store with about 200 square feet, and now MY very own place of 350 square feet-all mine, my own store name-no sharing, and i love your store, was going to try to get inspiration from your design. BUT oh how that would look so darling on the register as decoration, and My Sweet Blogging Inspiration... Love it.. ANy ideas you can share are oh so welcomed.P. S. the suv is back in the drive way...
Karryann

Anonymous said...

Congrats - I always enjoy your blog and "eye candy". Already a follower.

Terri
fallingleaves58@att.net

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Laurie Anna. Congratulations of 5 years. I love your yellow cottage, it's so adorable!

I love, love, love the dress form and have been wanting one for so long. I have everything I can think of crossed in hopes of winning this fantastic giveaway!!! I've sew almost my whole life and still never had a dress form. Thanks for giving away such an awesome prize.

Much happiness & hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oops, I almost forgot to tell you, I'm a new follower. Love your blog style giveaway or no giveaway. I plan to be back often and hope we become new friends.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi again Laurie Anna. I've posted your giveaway button over at Cotton Pickin Cute. You can see it here:
http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/

Have a great day! Tracy

AshTreeCottage said...

Congratulations for 5 years!! Your shop is just darling. I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my cottage and for following me too. I'll be back to visit you often!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

BE STILL MY HEART!! That is one gorgeous dressform! Congratulations on 5 years!!! I am already a follower and have posted your button on my sidebar! And I have an affection for the #5 also... I have 5 kids! So keeping my fingers and toes crossed :) Theresa

Sandi said...

I am now a follower. Congratulations on all your accomplishments.

Kendal said...

Thank you for bringing us such wonderful things over the last five years!

Kendal Blanchard said...

Are these also available for sale?

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Hey! Congratulations on 5 years!

Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm a follower!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I've also posted your button on my blog. Thanks.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

I've been a follower for a while - 'cause Tina is always bragging on you! And rightfully so. Your place is beautiful and I'm so happy that you have had 5 incredible years - I'm sure you'll have many more with your talent and work ethic. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

I hope God keeps taking care of you and all your love ones that have helped you get to this point. And I also love the number 5 because that is my birthday too and it on the same day of you first giveaway April 5th it's the big 40. I hope i can make it down this weekend
Take Care
Jocelyn Townsend
Wylie, TX

Work at Home Dad said...

Wow nice giveaway.

Leslie Janson said...

I too love 5. And I love your blog, your shop and I'm a Tina and Monica fan too! I would LOVE a chance to win. Thank you for all you do! Leslie

Leslie said...

I too love the #5. I also love your shop, your blog, and Tina and Monica! I would love a chance! Thanks! Leslie

Debbie said...

Everything about your home and shop are soothing, restful and INSPIRING! Can't wait to make another trip to Canton this year.

Ashley Schott said...

Congratulations:) You are such an inspiration! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win:) I am a follower and I am putting your button on my page right now!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I predict a Wonderful 5th. year for you coming up! I would love to have this pretty form to put my fashion pins on.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jackie said...

I am a follower and this dress form would be soooo fun to have in my red toile bedroom.

ANASHD said...

I have a sewing room just begging to be 'tres chic'!


Blessings,
Ana

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Congrats ~ What a wonderful Give~Away, I am a new follower & am hopping over to my blog to post about it.....
cheryl

Patti's Artful Design said...

LaurieAnna.....your blog and items are just beautiful....visiting your blog is a feast for the eyes! Happy Easter to you and your family!

The Decorating Diaries said...
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Erin said...

How exciting. Please enter me.

Erin said...

How exciting. I am now a follower.

Karen said...

Beautiful blog, great giveaway and congrats on your #5.

Catherine Holman said...

What a lovely blog! So glad I stumbled upon it. I'm becoming a follower.
Catherine

fiberdoodles said...

Congrats! How exciting!! I am a follower and have posted your button and link on my sidebar. Many blessings for the next FIVE years!!

tyumenqueen said...

Congratulations...you are such a success! I would love a chance to win this giveaway...I've been looking for a form like this! Thanks for a great giveaway....Vicki

Lori Lucas said...

I am planning a summer trip to Canton and to your shop. I can't wait!

Cottage Sunshine said...

Congratulations!! Count me in....how awesome it would be to win! :) I am new to blogging and I am now a follower... :)

Carolyn ~Cottage Sunshine

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Happy anniversary......I enjoy your blog and am a follower.....PS...I love your cottage 5.......

Alicia Templeton said...

Always love going to your store and following your blog. Watching you grow over the years has been a gift to all of us!

Cori Rowley said...

CONGRATS! I was just stopping by since you left such a sweet comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by and thank you even more for sharing your blog with everyone! I am proud to be follower 419! All the best - Cori

Patty said...

Congratulations on all your 5ths!

Just for You said...

I also love the number 5 too because that is the day I was born on and I hope to make it down to the shop and buy myself some gifts and your Giveaway is on my b-day and it is the little big one 40 so I'm turning 40 on the 4th month and on the 5th day how fun. I'm so proud of you,for all the things you do for other and that is why you are doing so great, it all comes back to you in some way.
Take care
Jocelyn Townsend
Wylie,TX
Take care
Jocelyn Townsend
wylie, tx

KarenCouture said...

Congrats to you Laurie Anna on your fabulous 5th year and also on your inspiring 5th Place! I look daily to see if you have updates. You have the gift and thank you for sharing your blessings with us all here.

I am a couture dressmaker and would LOVE to have that very special dressform in my workroom.

SGS said...

Your website is charming and lovely.

Congratulations on your success!

Please enter me into your contest for the dressform; I am a Google Friend Follower.

~Sharon

Lyndee said...

I just found you and this is lovely! Would love to have "5"s as a prize! I became your follower and would do the other thing but haven't learned how yet. Always more to learn and do! Blessings!

helenabelle said...

Just found your blog this morning and to my delight you are having a giveaway, how great is that?? Of course I became a follower. Congratulations on your anniversary. :)

Found Around said...

I just became a follower. I don't know why I wasn't already! I visit your blog regularly and love it. Susan

Michelle "Chaos Caretaker" www.containchaos.com said...

Happy 5th! Your site is full of beautiful inspiration. In fact, I have been looking at your bottle drying rack as inspiration for storage! :-) http://www.containchaos.com/?p=436

SunnySusan said...

Congrats for the 5...happy many more..
i am a follower

~Deborah~ said...

Oh wow!...would I love to win this first giveaway! That dress form would go perfectly in my Paris bedroom!

Congratulations! ...and may there be many more 5's in your life!

Deborah in NC

shelia said...

congratulations, the dress form is gorgeous. Thanks for the oportunity to win!

~Deborah~ said...

I just added your giveaway button to my blog's sidebar...and I forgot to mention previously that I am a follower!
Deborah in NC

icitea said...

Wow, a fifth anniversary really is something to celebrate, eh? thank you for making this giveaway to share the joy with us followers, you're only too kind!

barbaraboxell said...

Congrats! Love your blog and the dress form-count me in!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I'm crazy about the number 5 too! There are 5 people in my family, that's why I love it. ツ

VintageCrafter said...

I love your blog and have been a reader for quite awhile...but I am now an official "follower"! Congratulations on all of your 5s!
*smiles*
Carol

fionakeel said...

beautiful blog and very gewnerous giveaway, please add my name into the draw, Fiona K

CHERI said...

Just found your blog and can't wait to get acquainted! Hope I win your giveaway!!!

Bethany Stephens said...

Yay! We just discovered your booth at Canton. Then, we sat outside your store with sad faces today after finding it closed. :(

So, we are returning to Northwest Arkansas, but I've entered to win the dressform all three ways via my blog, CarpeDiemBeth.

Love the store and the website and blog!

Thanks,
Beth

Patty's Stitches said...

I am a follower. And I have blogged about the giveaway and added the button!

Patty's Stitches said...

I would absolutely FLIP to win this gorgeous dress form! I have been dying for one of these.

Sandy said...

Congratulations! I am now a follower. I visited when you came to the Nutcracker market. You are truly blessed.
Prayers and Blessings!
Sandy from:
Loveyatostitches.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Oh I forgot to mention, I did put your button on my blog!
Sandy
Loveyatostitches.blogspot.com

They call me Estatez... said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks to Miss Tina for showing me your darling wares. Sure wished I lived in Texas so I could visit your shoppe!

Laurie