Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Happiness “Giveaway” !!!

We’ve ‘flown south’!


Where are we?

Could it be the Lavender Cottage?


(this is the back of our house! lol)


Is the weather warm?


Are the trees swaying in the breeze?


Wish you could all be in Florida for Christmas but if you can’t come, I’d like for one of my faithful followers to have something special for the holidays!


Would you like to win this “Gooseberry Patch Christmas” book full of arts and crafts projects and holiday recipes?


And these festive hand towels?


1. Become a follower

2. Leave a comment

3. Spread some holiday cheer…a smile will do or perhaps a donation to charity. We like to give to the Marines Toys for Tots. Click on the icon to go to their website. I know many of you are involved in local charities. It’s a wonderful time to GIVE!


I’ll announce the winner on December 10th!

And thanks to everyone who makes my life so much nicer with your beautiful blogs and sweet comments. I cherish each and every one of you!


Happy Holidays from Florida!

(I still need to visit all of my blogger buddies! I can’t WAIT!)


becky said...

Oh Oh, Im first.I see that wonderful cookbook up there,lol;)The towels are pretty for the season.Count me in Diane.Im a follower.

By the way didnt know you go to Florida for the wintertime,have a lovely warm Christmas.Something I never had, I dont think since Im used to the change in seasons I would enjoy it,but you have a lovely one.Becky

becky said...

I ment I wouldnt enjoy it,lol.I love my Christmas cold with a bit of snow(A BIT lol).

Boo-Bah said...

Beautiful pictures. The flower is absolutely gorgeous. I have lots of Gooseberry books too. I just love them.

Have a wonderful day

I love your header.

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you have a hibiscus blooming. You can just laugh at the rest of us who are freezing. :)

I like your new Christmas look. It's just perfect. Now don't enter me for the drawing because I have won several others lately. Spread around the good luck. :)

Michela said...

Hi Diane!
It's freezing here, bbrrr, lucky you!!!! I've sent you a little parcel last week at the address you gave me, when will you receive it?!
Thank you for hosting such a lovely and festive giveaway!

P.S.Forgot to ask if I may enter, please :)))

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I read your sweet comment and hopped right on over here! FLORIDA! Lovely place. I lived there some years ago and I remember the beaches the most. We could drive on them. Lots of buggies though.
What a nice give a way.

Doreen said...

OH..this is so sweet of you :)

So happy for you....FL looks wonderfully warm and lovely! be at the beach!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Doreen

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! What a cute give away! Count me in, Diane! ♥

blushing rose said...

Beautiful giveaway, sweetie. Count me in please. Love the house ... enjoy the warm weather.
TTFN ~ Marydon
Our new blog is ~
Please follow us there. Enter our GIVEAWAY also.


My girlfirend lives in Florida...moved there from MN!!
I enjoy our visits there.
I would love to win your Christmas giveaway :) Thank you for having one.
I'm a follower and I donated yesterday to our local Toys for Tots :) It is about giving! I would hate to think that some child wouldn't have any gifts at Christmas.
Deb :)

Janet said...

We're still fairly warm during the daytime but I think rain is coming next week. Enjoy your sunshine!

I'm already a follower, and I usually do the toys for tots thing too. I will get something this week and donate it.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I came by to say Congratulations! You won my giveaway! The pink sheet set on my product reveiw blog Please send me your address and I will forward it on to Lavender Fields.

Patti said...

OH I love your giveaway! I gave away a gooseberry patch cookbook last week. I love their stuff!! Please enter me, I am already a follower and I give to the angel tree here in our small town and also to the food pantry. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is an awesome and sweet givieaway. Please add me...m.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oh my goodness that flower is stunning!

Well enjoy your lovely weather! I was up with the sun this morning and walked through the crunchy frozen grass out to the barn to throw hay to cattle with my poor frozen fingers- house-sitting is always an adventure!

What a fantastic and thoughtful giveaway! I've heard TONS of great stuff about that book!

And thanks for the link to Toys for Tots.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Would love to win that cookbook! Please sign me up. I have just become a Follower too. I wouldn't mind spending Christmas, all winter for that matter, in Florida! Yes, I will trade the ice and snow any day for balmy breezes and palm trees! Have a wonderful weekend.


Val said...

That's so thoughtful of you to share the sunshine, and the gifts! Have fun!

Jacqueline said...

I'm in a battle tonight with the jealousy bug...Florida? You have to be kiddin? Our neck of the woods, (way up in the kitty korner to Florida) is freezing cold...Thick frost that Jack Frost brought. The fireplace is roaring! But were cozy. Pretty home and stunning pictures!

Diane said...

Diane, thanks for the invitation to visit your blog today! What a GORGEOUS hibiscus!! The color is truly amazing!

But....I think I'll stay in PA where it's more likely that we'll have a WHITE Christmas! ;-) Even your house!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Well shoot, Diane! We never got a chance to have you over for dinner before you left! When are you coming back?

beedeebabee♥ said...

Diane, I flew over here so fast when I read you comment, and just gasped with delight when I saw what you're giving away! I sooo love those Gooseberry books!!!...and those towels are adorable! Thank you for the chance to be in the running!... Your winter place looks beautiful! I can't imagine a warm winter, as I've always been here on Long Island, and I really love the cold and the snow! I did visit sunny Florida a couple of times during the summer, when I was a kid, because my dad worked at the Cape. Have fun romping around those beautiful grounds!!! Hugs, Paulette xoxo

beedeebabee♥ said...

Diane, I flew over here so fast when I read you comment, and just gasped with delight when I saw what you're giving away! I sooo love those Gooseberry books!!!...and those towels are adorable! Thank you for the chance to be in the running!... Your winter place looks beautiful! I can't imagine a warm winter, as I've always been here on Long Island, and I really love the cold and the snow! I did visit sunny Florida a couple of times during the summer, when I was a kid, because my dad worked at the Cape. Have fun romping around those beautiful grounds!!! Hugs, Paulette xoxo

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Would love that Gooseberry book! AND those towels. TFT is one of my favorite charities this time of year. And LOVE going by the food bank to drop off boxes of food! ~~Annie

Tilly Rose said...

Oooh your book looks fab!....definately count me in!
Loving your winter cottage.
Happy Hols x x x
Karen x

Mami said...

What a pretty giveaway!! Pls count me. You'll have warm Chritmas.It warm winter here too.
Have a nice weekend!!

Catherine Holman said...

I didn't know you had a home in Florida. Lucky you! Soak up some sunshine for me please.
Love the giveaway and I love those cookbooks.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The hibiscus is so pretty. Enjoy the warm weather. It's cold here in north Alabama. They're saying we might get snow tonight. said...

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I love 'seeing' you there! Please could I enter, I am a follower! Thats if you are including England! I love the look of your florida home! suzie. xxx

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! You really do have a lavender cottage! What a wonderful place to spend the winter!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love gooseberry patch books! Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway and the opportunity to win! It is a pleasure to be one of your followers. I always am enriched from the visits at your home and from the visits you pay us at our place. Thanks for being such a great friend, Diane. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, Welcome to sunny (rainy) Florida. You know I live here also. Your home is lovely!

Wow, what a great giveaway. Please enter me and I am already a follower of your delightful blog!

Barb ♥

silversewer said...

Me too pretty please, I am already a follower, have been for ages.

We contribute to a programme making quilts for patients in the local hospice, each patient gets a quilt specially made for them.

I love the photographs. I have a friend who lives in NH. they are snow birds, travel to Florida every November until the end of April.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's going to be COLD here in East Texas tonight! And we're not accustomed to that. I wish I could ship my poor plants in the garden to you for the night!

Dixie said...

Thanks for stopping by French Lique Texas blog..Florida and Christmas... I've always had a bit of a problem with that since I dream of a "Wonderful Life" white Christmas... but those palm trees sure look pretty all dressed up for the holiday!

love the holiday towels! count me in! Texas Hugs! Dixie

ps... my favorite charity year round... St.Judes Childrens Hospital. I was a candy-striper there about 100 years ago.. okay not that long... but... 40 years ago.. and thats still a long long time!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Oh how lovely that you have gone to sunny Florida, where the weather is warm. How beautiful your house and everything looks.
Your giveaway is lovely.

Happy weekend

cynthialeedesigns said...

I'ld love to have my name entered into your giveaway. Love Gooseberry Patch my first one this year at a holiday open house.
Yes, we should all share some Christmas cheer. Our favorites are the coats for kids and toys for tots.
Enjoy you Christmas in Flordia!!

lori said...

Howdy purty lady!
Oh how I wish I was there. Today it's getting down to 16 degrees here in southern Ohio. I still haven't accepted that summer is over...guess there's no denying it now.

I love your little elves. Those tiny striped stockings and hats are just too dang adorable.


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Thank you for dropping by to see my bears during the Christmas Tea blog party! Your blog is absolutely delightful and I'm very happy to be joining as a follower.
Heaps of Hugs,

Carol VR said...

Please count me in on your giveaway.

What a terrific giveaway.



Carol VR said...

P.S. I follow privately.

Shelley said...

I love Gooseberry Patch,count me in are so sweet...blessings

*Noelle* said...

Oh wow! Gooseberry patch has the CUTEST stuff:) I'd love to be entered in your drawing; and I am a follower!

Have fun in sunny warm Florida this holiday season!!

Catherine said...

lucky to live in Florida! I like your doll collection; Thank you for your visits

Lallee said...

Welcome back to FL! Did you bring this cold weather? LOL I'm enjoying the change.

What a sweet give away. There are so many good charities, and so many in need this year.

Anne Fannie said...

What a fun giveaway! Sounds like Florida is a beautiful place to live. I love Southern California, we live across the US from each other!
Count me in on your giveaway, I am already a followerer, I love your blog!

Fairy Footprints said...

What a lovely giveaway please sign me up to enter.

I follow.


Anonymous said...

I just love your blog...I sooo look forward to it...I would be thrilled to win your give away....Cheers, Tamara

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Diane! We always give to the toys for tots and the salvation army....we have been doing that for years. I think it's nice to give to others so they may have a bit of happiness now and throughout the year....You know I'm already a follower! Your posts always make me smile!!! have a great day! Hugs, Jennifer

Kaila said...

Giveaways are such fun. But you know that better fun comes from touching base with at-a-distance friends.

As we shiver in our shoes in PA, enjoy your sunshine.

Freckled Hen said...

I love your lavender cottage! Your giveaway is so generous, I just thumbed through a Gooseberry Patch cookbook in Hobby Lobby because of the one you shared in the last month or so. Thanks for the chance!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a sweet giveaway! I'd love to be the happy recipient....please throw me into the hat too...

Love your dolls...whew you have some beauties!

Warm blessings,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Following too...

Jans Gourds said...

I am so in love with Goose Berry Pactch books. I have three that I have collected over the past few years. They are just jammed packed with great Ideas and good food. Yummmmmmmm....and the hand towels are just so festive. Count me in like Flin and best wishes for your holidays in Sunny Florida. I hope you get a sunburn. Just kidding. I got frost bite on my nose from the cold here. Jan

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Lovely giveaway! Please enter me! I'm a (relatively new) follower of your blog!


Debra said...

It looks so wonderfully warm where you are!
It is snowing & blowing here!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Jemm said...

Oooo, I LOVE Gooseberry patch!! I've got lots of their cookbooks and my favorite one is Mom's Favorite Recipes. I don't have any of their Christmas books though. And what pretty towels. I hope I win!!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi, Thanks for visit my blog, your giveaway is awesome. It could be my first Gooseberry Patch, please, enter my name in your giveaway. Good luck to you too!

Happy@Home said...

I'm another fan of Gooseberry Patch books and this one looks great. What a generous giveaway you are offering. Thank you for entering me.
How nice to be in Florida. Your lavender cottage is darling and the hibiscus is gorgeous.
Your blog and your visits are something I look forward to.

Joy said...

Looks like fun, I love those cookbooks and I am a follower.
We are giving to a family here at work that have fallen on hards times. We adopted their whole family. Merry Christmas!

Kristy said...

I was wondering around my friend's blog and came across yours! I'm following you now. Also :)...have you heard of Advent Conspiracy? My husband and I just started participating in that last year!